Entertainment

Sunday Arts calendar (March 25)

THEATER

“Heaven Can Wait,” comedy about a boxer who gets the ultimate second chance, presented by the Guild Hall Players, 7 p.m. Sunday, St. James Episcopal Church, 3750 E. Douglas. Tickets $10, $5 students. Call 316-683-5686.

“The Beams Are Creaking,” drama about a German clergyman, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who becomes a martyr by working to defeat Hitler’s Nazi regime from within, 7:30 p.m. March 29 through March 31, Friends University Alumni Auditorium. Tickets $8, $5 students and seniors. Call 316-295-5677.

“She Stoops to Conquer,” Hardcastle, a man of substance, looks forward to acquainting his daughter with his old pal’s son with a view to marriage, 2 p.m. Thu., 7:30 p.m. Fri., Louise C. Murdock Theatre, 536 N. Broadway. Tickets $24, $22 for seniors, $18 for students. Call 316-263-1665.

“The Dukes of Haysville or the Hazzards of Going Down South … of Wichita,” melodrama, through Sat., Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Dinner 6:15 p.m. Thu.-Sat., curtain at 7:50 p.m. Dinner/show $27, $17 show only. Senior and child discounts available. Call 316-263-0222.

“Jukebox: Dueling Divas! The Women of Rock ‘n Roll,” music from the 1960s to the present, through April 7, Cabaret Oldtown, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. Shows at 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat. Tickets $19, with discounts available. Call 316-265-4400.

“The Glass Menagerie,” Tennessee Williams’ semi-autobiographical play portrays the struggle between a mother and son with his sister caught in the middle, 7:30 p.m. April 4-6, 2 p.m. April 7, WSU Welsbacher Theatre, 5015 E. 29th St. North. Tickets $10, $8 for seniors, $6 for students. Call 316-978-6634.

“Wizard of Oz,” join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination, through April 7, Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat. (doors open at 5, dinner service at 5:15); 6 p.m. Sun. (doors open at 3:30, dinner at 4); select matinees at 12:30 p.m. (doors open at 11 a.m., lunch service at 11:15). Tickets $38.95 Thu.-Sat. evenings; $35.95 Sun. evenings; $29.95 select Thu. matinees; $18.95 children under 12; $55 VIP Lounge. Show only $20.24-$24.48. Information, 316-612-7696 or www.crownuptown.com.

ART EVENTS

Outpost, paintings, drawings, installation and video by various artists, curated by Ann Resnick, essay by Rachel Epp Buller, exhibit through Fri., Butler Community College, Erman B. White Gallery, 901 S. Haverhill Road, El Dorado. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-265-7137.

NO Lies Art Show, artists Krista Dahlinger, Richard Davies and Jette Summers, opening reception 6-10 p.m. Fri., exhibit through April 20, Positive Directions, The Jones Gallery, 414 S. Commerce. Hours 9-5 p.m. Free.

“Above and Beneath,” sculptor Elissa Cox, opening reception 5-7 p.m. Fri., Art for Lunch noon April 3, exhibit through April 20, Newman University Steckline Gallery. Hours 9-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. or by appointment. Free. Call 316-942-4291.

Art From the Heart, paintings from Rachel Kice’s Heart series, through Sat., Artworks, 7724 E. Central. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-682-1481.

“A Family Affair,” exhibitors from families with more than one artist displaying paintings and artwork, through Sat., Art Room 114, 114 N. Main, El Dorado. Free. Call 316-321-3223.

Heart and Soul, exhibit and exploration of the human spirit by Amy Kear, through Sat., Shopkeepers Gallery, 232 N. Market. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Call 316-264-2450.

“Rendering Expressive Moments,” exhibit April 1-May 31, opening reception 6-9 p.m. April 13, music by Victor Rose, Art Room 114, 114 N. Main, El Dorado. Free. Information, www.artroom114.com.

“Celebrating the Biodiversity of Paraguay in its Bicentennial,” 20 photographs of species, places and ecosystems in Paraguay, through April 6, KU School of Medicine, William J. Reals Gallery of Art-East, 1010 N. Kansas. Free. Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Call 316-293-3535.

Chuck Close: A Couple of Ways of Doing Something, works from daguerreotypes presented in a variety of media including colossal tapestries and photogravures, paired with poems by humorist Bob Holman, on exhibit through April 15, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission $7, $5 for seniors and students, $3 children ages 5-17. Saturdays free. Information, 316-268-4921.

“Two Homelands,” exhibit of 16 photographs by Sam Antonios, M.D., through April 27, KU School of Medicine, William J. Reals Gallery of Art-West, 1010 N. Kansas. Free. Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Call 316-293-2643.

Paul Friesen, potter and sculptor in clay, wood and stone, exhibit through April 28, The Visual Arts Alliance of McPherson, VAAM Gallery, 223 S. Main, McPherson. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Free. Call 620-241-5774 or 620-245-4882.

Tides of Provincetown, art from what was at one time one of the world’s largest and arguably most influential art colonies, over 100 artists, featuring Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Edward Hopper, through April 29, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission $7, $5 for seniors and students, $3 children ages 5-17. Saturdays free. Information, 316-268-4921.

The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art and Artist Samella Lewis, exhibit of 69 works on paper by influential African-American artists from the 19th through 21st centuries, through May 19, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission $7, $5 for seniors and students, $3 children ages 5-17. Saturdays free. Information, 316-268-4921.

Made in America: Celebrating American Designers, a celebration of American designers from the 1950s-1980s featuring the work of Geoffrey Beene, Bill Blass, James Galanos, Rudi Gerneich, Halston, Claire McCardell, Norman Norell and Pauline Trigere, on exhibit through May 31, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. Hours 11 a.m-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 1-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission $4, $2 ages 6-12, children under 6 free. Information, 316-265-9314 or wichitahistory.org.

MUSIC

Eighth Annual Fisch Haus Tuesday Night Jazz Series, Matt Koehn Quartet, 8 p.m. Tue., Fisch Haus, 524 S. Commerce. Doors open at 7:30. May bring your own beverages. Free. Call 316-200-5200.

“The Heart and Soul of Music,” presented by Friends University Concert Choir, to honor the memory of Dr. David Weber, director of the Concert Choir for 27 years, and celebrate the approaching inauguration of the university’s new president, Dr. T.J. Arant, 7:30 p.m. Tue., Friends University, Sebits Auditorium. Tickets $15, $12 for students and seniors. Information, 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

Friends University Chamber Winds and Strings Play and Munch, recital featuring a variety of ensembles, 7:30 p.m. Thu., Friends University, Riney Fine Arts Gallery. Free. Information, 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

Handel’s “Messiah,” presented by the Bethany Oratorio Society, 3 p.m. April 1 and April 8; Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion,” 7:30 p.m. April 6, Bethany College, Presser Auditorium, 335 E. Swensson, Lindsborg. Tickets $12, discount tickets available, free for high school students. Information, 785-227-3380, ext. 8137, or bunningb@bethanylb.edu.

“Standards Concert,” Friends University Concert Band, 7:30 p.m. April 2, Friends University, Sebits Auditorium. Tickets $5, $3 for students and seniors. Call 316-295-5677.

Annual Messiah Festival of the Arts, symphonic band to perform “Made in America,” 7:30 p.m. April 2; guest soloists, 7:30 p.m. April 3, both at Bethany College, Presser Auditorium, 335 E. Swensson, Lindsborg. Free. Call 785-227-3380, ext. 8137.

Friends University Jazz Vocal Concert, 7:30 p.m. April 5, Friends University, Sebits Auditorium. Tickets $8, $5 for students and seniors. Call 316-295-5677.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Resurrection of the McPherson Opera House, lecture by John Holecek and soup supper, 6 p.m. Tue., Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, Prairie Pavilion, 177 W. Hickory, Hesston. Cost $2, $7 for supper and lecture. Call 620-327-8127.

Titanic Gala Dinner Theatre, 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, interactive dinner theater, 6 p.m. April 14, Haysville Community Library, 210 S. Hays, Haysville. Tickets $10-$20. Call 316-524-5242.

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