“Dirty Square Dancing” and “Sweatin’ to the 80s,” musical comedy, through Sat., Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Dinner 6:15 p.m. Tue.-Sat., curtain at 7:50 p.m. Dinner/show $27, $17 show only. Senior and child discounts available. Call 316-263-0222.
“Next to Normal,” rock musical, through Sat., Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, 3701 E. Douglas. Thu.-Sat. dinner service 5-7:15 p.m., show 7:30 p.m.; Sun. dinner service 3:30-5:45 p.m., show 6 p.m. Tickets $35.95 Thu., $41.95 Fri.-Sun, $36.95 children 12 and under. Show only $19.95-$31.95 adults, $19.95-$26.95 children 12 and under. Information, 316-612-7696 or www.crownuptown.com.
“The Radio Adventures of Trixie Trueheart, Girl Aviator,” nostalgic comedy, through Sept. 2, Kechi Playhouse, 100 E. Kechi Road, Kechi. Shows 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun. Tickets $10 Thu. and Sun., $11 Fri. and Sat.
“Julius Caesar,” presented by Wichita Shakespeare Company, shows 7 p.m. Sept. 7, Central Riverside Park, 720 Nims; Sept. 8, Hand Park, 633 S. Lakeview, Derby; Sept. 9, Riggs Park, Haysville; Sept. 14, Buffalo Park, 10201 Hardtner; Sept. 15, College Hill Park, 304 Circle Drive; Sept. 16, Andover Sports Park, 1008 E. 13th St., Andover; Sept. 21, College Hill Park, 304 Circle Drive; Sept. 22, Hap McLean Park, 6801 N. Hydraulic, Park City; Sept. 23, Central Riverside Park, 720 Nims. Free. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. In the event of inclement weather, call 316-655-2017 after 6 p.m.
“The Lion King,” musical, Sept. 4-30, Century II Concert Hall. Shows 7:30 p.m. Tue.-Thu., 8 p.m. Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sun. Tickets $40-$135; may be purchased at Century II WichitaTIX box office, by phone at 316-219-4849 or online at WichitaTIX.com.
Elizabeth Busch, classical guitarist and songwriter, 3 p.m. Sept. 2, Wohlgemuth Music Education Center lobby, Tabor College, 400 S. Jefferson, Hillsboro. Free. Call 620-947-3121.
“eGuitar@80 – eighty years of the amplified guitar,” Wichita’s role in electric guitar development, origin and history of the instrument, exhibit through Nov. 11; programs and symposiums 1 p.m. Sun., featuring Richard Smith, Arian Sheets, Lynn Wheelwright; 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 children 6-12, children under 6 free. Programs free with regular admission. Museum benefit performance 7-10 p.m. Mon., featuring Deke Dickerson & the Ecco-Fonics, Sunset Banquet Hall, 1407 E. Harry. Tickets available through Select-A-Seat, 316-755-7328. Information, 316-265-9314 or wichitahistory.org.
“A Second Glance,” artist Jeffrey Pitt, exhibit through Sun., Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Free. Call 316-634-2787.
Ongoing Art Showing, featuring locals artists, sponsored by Artist Central, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Thu., Kansas Masonic Home, 201 S. Seneca. Free. Call 316-686-2266.
“Delicious Desideratum,” art by Jennie Becker and Novelene Ross, exhibit through Fri., Fiber Studio, 418 S. Commerce. Viewing is by appointment only. Free. Call 316-303-1996.
“Paradise Lost and Found,” paintings by artist Elly Fitzig, exhibit through Sept. 7, Bob Schwan Studios, 111 Ellis. Hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays or by appointment. Free. Call 316-682-5600.
“Crazy Eights,” art by various artists, exhibit through Sept. 14, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Free. Call 316-267-5915.
Emily Glass, art exhibit, through Sept. 20, Riney Fine Arts Center Gallery, Friends University. Hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-295-5677.
“Paradoxes and Extremes: Where the Heavens Meet the Prairies,” paintings and fiber art by Derek Wilkinson and Patricia Kahn, opening reception 5-7 p.m. Fri., exhibit through Sept. 21, Steckline Gallery, Newman University. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. or by appointment. Free. Call 316-942-4291.
“Kansas Reunion, Paintings and Prints,” by Robert Bolton Smith, exhibit through Sat., Visual Arts Alliance of McPherson, 223 S. Main, McPherson. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Free. Call 620-241-5774.
“Wild Flowers, Wild Skies,” oil paintings by Matthew Richter, ceramics by David Bahre, exhibit through Sat. 1, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. Hours noon-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-284-2749.
“Moody Waters,” six egg tempera paintings by Jim Butler, exhibit through Sept. 28, KU School of Medicine, William J. Reals Gallery of Art-West, 1010 N. Kansas. Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-293-2643.
“Photo Safaris,” by Mark Hunter, exhibit through Sept. 28, McPherson Opera House, Heritage Gallery, 219 S. Main, McPherson. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 620-241-6131.
Kansas Academy of Oil Painters, exhibit through Sept. 30, The Gallery at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th St. North. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free. Call 316-636-1000.
“5 to 9,” featuring Rich Bachman, Luke Bott, Justin Cary, Ryan Gallett, Chad McClure and Jonathan Wood, exhibit through Sept. 30, Art Room 114, 144 N. Main, El Dorado. Free. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. Information, 316-321-3223 or www.artroom114.com.
“ Extraordinary Ordinary,” public art installation on WSU campus by artist Tony Feher, exhibit through September 30, Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU. Free. Information, 316-978-3664 or ulrich.wichita.edu/feher.
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition, nationally juried exhibit celebrates the art of oil painting, featuring juror Kim Casebeer, Sept. 7-Oct. 21, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Hours 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Free. Call 316-634-2787.
Murdock and Beyond, pairings from the permanent collection, exhibit through Oct. 24, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission $7 adults, $5 students, $3 students, children under 5 free, Sat. always free. Call 316-268-4921.
“Southwest Archaeology, The Ewing Site: An Unusually Rich and Surprising Place,” exhibit through Dec. 12, includes pottery, unique jewelry and photographs describing the Mesa Verde inhabitants of the Ewing Archaeological Site from A.D. 1050 to 1150, Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology, Neff Hall, Wichita State University. Hours 1-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free.
“The Lois Kay Walls Visual Arts Series: Art from the Museum’s Collection,” exhibit through Dec. 12, featuring various artists, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Lois Kay Walls Gallery, 204 S. Main. Hours 11 a.m-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri. and 1-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission $4, $2 ages 6-12, children under 6 free. Information, 316-265-9314 or Wichitahistory.org.
Ed Davison: Recent Acquisitions, exhibit of paintings, through Jan. 6, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students, children under 5 free, Saturdays always free. Call 316-268-4921.