Advertising for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” suggests it is another summer film in which abundant action scenes obliterate any serious story or character development.
With his blond curly hair and his Scandinavian complexion, Ian Patrick Gibb may not seem to fit the image of a desert-baked Old Testament Israelite hero.
The 20th annual Automobilia Moonlight Car Show and Street Party is on for Saturday in downtown Wichita. The event, which Automobilia gift store owners Gary and Lorita Carpenter started in 1995, will feature close to 1,000 vintage, classic and current cars plus seven bands, three food courts and new this year air-conditioned portable toilets. An average of 140,000 people attend the event. It will happen from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday in an area from Douglas to Second between Broadway and Mosley. Admission is free for spectators. One change this year: Gary Carpenter has ended the moonlight cruise, a parade of cars through downtown that has always been part of the event, because people not associated with the car show were joining in, spinning tires and causing other trouble, he said.
When Neil Simon rewrote his 1965 classic “The Odd Couple” about mismatched roommates for a female cast (Sally Struthers and Rita Moreno), he no doubt thought that the result would be the same. But that slob/neatnik battle doesn’t translate quite that easily.
To submit information for Gig Guide, go to events.kansas.com/listings. Gig Guide listings must be submitted by noon Monday. Listings must include dates, times, cover charge, genre of music played and a daytime phone number. There is no charge.
Thrill seekers from all over the country made their way to Kansas City, Kan., to ride down the worlds tallest water slide, which opened to the public Thursday.
When Willie Wactor III heard he could help The Kansas African American Museum by playing his beloved saxophone, he said yes. He knew his performance could bring people to the museum and help raise money.
The Harlem Quartet, a Grammy Award-winning string quartet, wants to make classical music cool.
Fifty Shades of Men, Friday, Cotillion ($15-$20, www.thecotillion.com)
The Wichita music scene is having an 80s flashback. The Go-Gos headlined last years Riverfest; Joan Jett was a signature performer during this years. The band Heart, fronted by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, will play the Stiefel Theatre in Salina on Oct. 24. And on Thursday, Pat Benatar will headline at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane.
Back in the early 1970s, William Friedkin was on a hot streak.
The problem with horror, as with most film and TV genre templates, is that because everything’s been done already, writers get nervous and throw in too many extraneous ideas, as if in desperation to find something jaded fans might latch onto.
DON’T MISS: “MASTERS OF SEX” – They say that work and sex aren’t supposed to mix, but in Season 2 of this sizzling drama, research pioneers Bill Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) take their mostly academic partnership out of the lab and into the bedroom. Naturally, things heat up in a hurry. Oh, boy. What’s going to happen when Libby (Caitlin FitzGerald) finds out? 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime
Country star Eric Church, who drew 11,000 fans to Intrust Bank Arena when he last performed in Wichita in 2012, will return in December, arena officials said Friday morning.
It was bad enough back in May when Golden House, the fried-rice destination of choice of downtown workers for 16 years, closed its doors at 504 S. Broadway, then was bulldozed into oblivion.
Doilies may appear delicate and lacy, but Oakland, Calif.-based artist Lisa Solomon sees the patterned, ornamental mats as having a subversive side.
A second-Saturday artisan market will happen from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Workroom, a custom drapery shop at 150 N. Cleveland. The event will feature items made by local artists and artisans as well as food items for purchase. Among the items for sale will be handmade candles, chain mail jewelry and more. Artists who want to reserve booth space should call 316-295-4520.
Rock band Motley Crue will stop in Wichita this weekend as part of “The Final Tour.” The band, whose hits include “Girls Girls Girls” and “Home Sweet Home,” has said this will be its last tour. It features all the group’s original members: lead singer Vince Neil, drummer Tommy Lee, bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist Mick Mars. Rocker Alice Cooper will open the show. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show is at 7 p.m. No cameras will be allowed. Tickets for the concert are $69.50, $89.50 and $125 and are available at the Intrust Bank Arena box office, www.selectaseat.com, at Select-A-Seat outlets and at 316-755-7328.
In the world of American Indian jewelry, there are the real deals and there are the impostors.