Final Friday: Four new exhibits at CityArts
CityArts is this month’s Final Friday overachiever. The gallery in Old Town Square will open four new exhibits on Friday, and the highlight is “Trial by Fire,” a display that will be set up in the main gallery and will feature blown glass art created by several artists, including Greg Anderson, Connie Dutton, Kim Anderson, Nikki Cribbs, Chad Droegemeier and Roger Ward. Also opening: an exhibit in the boardroom gallery called “Portraits” that will feature a series of paintings by Rachel Foster, an instructor at Butler Community College and Wichita State University; “Fluidity,” featuring abstract paintings by Lyda Andrews in the main hall gallery; and “Ellipses,” a collection of nature-inspired paintings by Amelia Schroeder, which will hang in the balcony gallery.
See more Final Friday happenings on Page 19C.
Details: 6-8 p.m. Fri. for opening, then 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. through March 19, City Arts, 334 N. Mead. Free. 316-350-3245, www.wichitacityarts.org
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DJ Carbon Refresh at Abode
All dressed up and no place to go? Not when a DJ Carbon Refresh event is happening. Put on your dress or suit Friday night and head to Abode, where there will be music from DJ PM – not too loud, so you can still talk – and special cocktails, along with Trussell Media documenting the night. Must be 21, and dressed up.
Details: Cocktail hour 8-10 p.m. Fri., party 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri., Abode Venue, 1330 E. Douglas. $10 in advance at djcarbon.com or $15 at the door.
Death by Chocolate at Exploration Place
It’s unlikely you’ll actually die at Death by Chocolate, an annual fundraiser happening Saturday at Exploration Place, but each year, it offers enough chocolate decadence to kill the average person. This is the 10th year for the event, and attendees can sample chocolate and savory creations, dance to music from Annie Up, visit the new “Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World” exhibit and enjoy an open bar.
Details: 7-10 p.m. Sat., Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd. $85; 316-660-0620, http://exploration.org
Jason Bishop at McPherson Opera
McPherson Opera House Company’s family show of the season will bring Jason Bishop and his magic – including his double levitation, op-art and plasma illusions – to the stage. Bishop’s show includes close-up images projected onto a huge movie screen, a rock and pop soundtrack, and comedy.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Fri., McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main, McPherson. $22-$32, $10 for students; 620-241-1952, www.mcphersonoperahouse.org
ICT Roller Girls at Cotillion
The ICT Roller Girls will open their 2016 season on Saturday night at the Cotillion, taking on the North Texas Derby Revolution. Seats will be set up around the track on the wood floor, and a limited number of seats at tables on the terrace and upper sections can be reserved Friday. The Roller Girls have six bouts on their schedule this year, all at the Cotillion.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Sat., Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. $11.50 in advance, $13.50 day of event; 316-722-4201, www.thecotillion.com
All Black History Gala at 40 Plus
Dress to impress for a “Soulful Sunday” evening of music, poetry, comedy, food and drinks celebrating black history. The All Black History Gala will be Sunday night at the 40 Plus Lounge. DJ Bird will be there, along with Talia Bernice, Black Sol, Lokeef, Jasmine, Semaj, KP, Orion, Honey Bee Sunflowers, YBM Smoove, Big Sam and BezDawg. It’s presented by First Round Entertainment for ages 21 and older.
Details: doors open at 6 p.m. Sun., show starts at 7:30 p.m., 40 Plus Lounge, 3926 E. 13th St. $10 in advance, $15 at the door; www.eventbrite.com
Disney on Ice at Intrust Bank Arena
Simba, Timon and Pumbaa, Captain Hook, Peter Pan and the Queen of Hearts’ Army of Cards will be among the Disney characters skating out of animation and into Wichita for ice shows Thursday through March 6 at Intrust Bank Arena. Disney on Ice’s “Treasure Trove” will feature a medley of Disney tales, from “Snow White” to “Tangled.” The company will perform seven shows at the arena.
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday and March 4; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. March 5; 1 and 5 p.m. March 6, Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman. $11-$70; 316-755-7328, www.selectaseat.com
What a feeling – “Flashdance” at Century II
You’ve seen the movie. (Well, you probably did sometime in the 1980s.) Now you can relive “Flashdance” with a live, musical version being offered Tuesday through Thursday by Theater League. The stage show features a score that includes many of the hit songs from the 1983 movie, including “What a Feeling” and “Maniac” as well as 16 new songs. It’ll also have plenty of leg warmers, leotards and the iconic water-splashing scene.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Tue.-Thu., Century II, 225 W. Douglas. $35-$70; 316-303-8100, www.wichitatix.com
“Calendar Girls” at Scottish Rite
The ladies of American Rose Theater, a Wichita-based classic burlesque troupe, are putting on another burlesque comedy show, this one called “Calendar Girls.” The show presents a burlesque beauty for each month and features MaryLynn Mayhem as Miss July, Victoria Voluptuous as Miss January and Meli Divine as Miss March. It will offer a cash bar and prize giveaways. Attendees must be 18, 21 to drink.
Details: 8 p.m. Sat., Wichita Scottish Rite Center, 332 E. First St. $25-$35; 785-571-4777, www.eventbrite.com
Kansas City girls sing the blues at the Cotillion
Two female blues artists, one big blues concert. Samantha Fish, a well-known blues musician and songwriter, will co-headline a show on Friday at the Cotillion with blues bassist and singer Danielle Nicole, formerly of the band Trampled Under Foot. Both women are blues music award winners, and both hail from Kansas City.
Details: 8 p.m. Fri., doors open at 7 p.m., Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. $20; 316-722-4201, www.thecotillion.com
Cocktail Concert at Abode
Nationally-known violinist Allison Lint will headline a cocktail concert on Monday at Abode, an event intended to raise money to help cure a rare auto-immune disorder she suffers from. Lint, who has vasculitis, is appearing as part of Rare Disease Day, and money raised at the concert will go toward researching rare diseases, defined as affecting fewer than 200,000 Americans at any given time. She’ll be accompanied by several local musicians and will perform a variety of songs, including classical, Broadway and standards. The event also will include a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
Details: 6-8 p.m. Mon., Abode Venue, 1330 E. Douglas. Free. 785-656-9393