“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. today, Friends University Alumni Auditorium. Tickets $8, $5 students and seniors. Call 316-295-5677.
“Jukebox: Dueling Divas! The Women of Rock ‘n Roll,” music from the 1960s to the present, through Sat., Cabaret Oldtown, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. Shows at 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat. Tickets $19, with discounts available. Call 316-265-4400.
“Keeping a Good Lent,” time of Lent, dormancy and renewal, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sat., Bethany College, Burnett Center, 335 E. Swensson, Lindsborg. Free. Call 785-227-3380.
“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. Wed.-Fri., 2 p.m. Sat., WSU Welsbacher Theatre, 5015 E. 29th St. North. Tickets $10, $8 for seniors, $6 for students. Call 316-978-6634.
“Eastside/Westside Story,” melodrama, Thu.-May 19, 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.
Massenet’s “Manon,” opera, 11 a.m. Sat., Louise C. Murdock Theatre, 536 N. Broadway. Tickets $24, $22 for seniors, $18 for students. Call 316-263-1665.
“The Shadow Box,” play about three terminally ill patients in a hospice, being interviewed about their experience of dying, 7:30 p.m. April 12-14, McPherson College, 1600 Euclid, McPherson. Tickets $5, $3.50 seniors, children high school and younger. Call 620-242-0444.
“Dangerous Curves Ahead: Burlesque on the Go-Go,” performances by Dr. Dillinger’s Freaks & Floozies, dancers and comedy, 8 p.m. April 13, Louise C. Murdock Theatre, 536 N. Broadway. Advance tickets $20, $16 military, seniors and students, $25 at the door, $20 for military, seniors and students. Show intended for adults only. Call 316-263-1665.
Verdi’s “La Traviata,” opera, noon April 14, Louise C. Murdock Theatre, 536 N. Broadway. Tickets $24, $22 for seniors, $18 for students. Call 316-263-1665.
“Wizard of Oz,” join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination, through Sat., 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.
“Meditations on Meaning in the Art World,” a Buzz-Worthy art talk on today’s art trends with Michael Brenson, 6-7:30 p.m. Thu., Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU. Free. Information, 316-978-3664 or www.ulrich.wichita.edu/events.
“Celebrating the Biodiversity of Paraguay in its Bicentennial,” 20 photographs of species, places and ecosystems in Paraguay, through Fri., 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.
NO Lies Art Show, artists Krista Dahlinger, Richard Davies and Jette Summers, exhibit through April 20, Positive Directions/The Jones Gallery, 414 S. Commerce. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.
“Above & Beneath,” sculptor Elissa Cox, noon Tue., Art for Lunch, Newman University Steckline Gallery. Exhibit through April 20; hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. or by appointment. Free. Call 316-942-4291.
“Rendering Expressive Moments,” exhibit today-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.
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.
Pastel National 2012, nationally juried exhibition highlighting the art of pastel on paper, through May 13, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Hours 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Free. Call 316-634-2787.
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.
“Works From Faith,” exhibit featuring reflections on Christianity from various artists, through May 18, Karg Art Glass, 111 N. Oliver, Kechi. Hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Free. Information, 316-744-2442 or www.rolinkarg.com.
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.
“Extraordinary Ordinary,” public art installation on WSU campus by artist Tony Feher, exhibit through September, Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU. Free. Information 316-978-3664 or ulrich.wichita.edu/feher.
“Eternity in our Heart,” home concert, presented by Tabor College Choir, 4 p.m. today, Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Point, Hillsboro. Free. Call 620-947-3121.
“Handel’s “Messiah,” presented by the Bethany Oratorio Society, 3 p.m. today and April 8; Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion,” 7:30 p.m. Fri., 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 email@example.com.
“Standards Concert,” Friends University Concert Band, 7:30 p.m. Mon., 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. Mon.; guest soloists, 7:30 p.m. Tue.; 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. Thu., Friends University, Sebits Auditorium. Tickets $8, $5 for students and seniors. Call 316-295-5677.
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.