The 100-voice-strong Wichita Choral Society and members of the Wichita Symphony will present their 68th annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway. Admission is $10. The choral society is under the direction of Shawn Chastain, the executive coordinator of fine arts for the Wichita school district.
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and 3-D animated musical "Frozen" dished up box office records over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Maria, former would-be nun, is about to get married.
Two sets of baby eyes looked up from their snuggly plaid-blanket nest in a double stroller, widening in wonder as white lights flashed, raced and twinkled like stars on an arbor above them.
“Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,” pizza and sh ow only at noon (pizza served at 11:30 a.m.) Wed., Fri., Dec. 14; 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 (pizza served at 6 p.m.), show only 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Thu., Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center, 201 Lulu. Tickets $6; pizza shows $7.50. Call 316-262-2282.
“The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon” by Alexander McCall Smith (Pantheon, 242 pages, $24.95)
“Sycamore Row” by John Grisham (Doubleday, 447 pages, $28.95)
“Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy” by Eri Hotta (Alfred A. Knopf, 310 pages, $27.95)
Santa will arrive in Wichita in his usual explosive fashion on Tuesday at A Night with Santa, an annual city-sponsored event that marks the beginning of the holiday season with fireworks, a tree lighting and family activities inside Century II, 225 W. Douglas.
One might argue that if you’re going to eat a pizza, you should really eat a pizza – thick crust, lots of cheese, all the greasy meats.
All events are today. Free admission unless otherwise noted; free trolley rides between most venues.
No cover charge unless otherwise noted
Visit events.kansas.com for additional information on upcoming entertainment options — including concerts, music events and festivals — in the Wichita area and beyond.
The six sisters and three brothers of the Dennis Family will have their 30th annual Christmas concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Tabernacle Bible Church, 1817 N. Volutsia. The Dennises sing hymns, spirituals, and contemporary and traditional gospel songs. Admission is free; donations are accepted. More information: www.tabernaclebiblewichita.com.
Wichita theatergoers have a lot of nifty gifts to unwrap during this holiday season, and the offerings range from traditional Broadway musical to broad melodrama to a couple of nostalgic 1940s radio-era treats.
I’m back from a whirlwind trip to Los Angeles, where I had been selected for a directing fellowship though the L.A. Skins Fest.
“Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II” by Wil S. Hylton (Riverhead, $27.95)
“MaddAddam” by Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 390 pages, $27.95)