Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen at the Orpheum
Two bonafide Texas legends are bringing a special duet to the Orpheum. Lyle Lovett has four Grammy Awards and 11 studio albums to his name, alongside 30 years worth of iconic country hits. Lovett will be joined on stage by Robert Earl Keen, whose output has been similarly prolific since his debut in 1984. The two men will combine their magnificent presences for a show that’s sure to be unforgettable for country fans.
Details: 8 p.m. Fri., the Orpheum, 200 N. Broadway. $35-$125. 855-755-7328, www.selectaseat.com
Local Literary Fest at Watermark
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Wichita bookworms might have to take their noses out of their latest page-turner to attend the Local Literary Fest at Watermark Books & Cafe on Saturday. Local scribes Ruby Tobey, Kathleen Timmermans, KT Hanna and Cambro will be present. This is a unique opportunity to meet the minds behind your favorite works of fiction, in your own backyard.
Details: 2-4 p.m. Sat., Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. 316-682-1181, www.watermarkbooks.com
‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ at Friends
One of the most famous and inspiring stories in history is coming to you live via Friends University Theatre. This recent adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank” incorporates new writings and accounts to bolster the already gripping tale of eight Jewish people hiding in an attic to avoid the brutal persecution of Hitler’s Germany.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Cornerstone Studio Theater at Friends University, 2100 W. University. $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and students. 316-295-5677, www.friends.edu
Winter Dance Party at Kansas Star
Relive the time before “the day the music died” with John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party, an authentic reenactment of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper’s final performances before that fateful airplane crash in 1959. It’s the only re-creation to receive the official blessing of each performer’s estate, and concertgoers can expect to hear 1950s classics like “Peggy Sue” and “La Bamba.”
Details: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sat., Kansas Star Event Center, 777 Kansas Star Drive. $20. 21-and-over show. 316-719-5000, www.kansasstareventcenter.com
“A Night With Janis Joplin” at the Orpheum
Gone too soon at the age of 27, Janis Joplin rocked the world with her dynamic stage presence in the 1960s. Now, Tony Award nominee Mary Bridget Davies will fill Joplin’s sizable shoes in “A Night With Janis Joplin,” a musical stage production that will include classic tunes such as “Cry Baby” and “Mercedes Benz.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wed., the Orpheum, 200 N. Broadway. $45-$55. 855-755-7328, www.selectaseat.com
Operation: Mindcrime at the Cotillion
Classic metal fans are in for a treat Sunday when Geoff Tate’s new band, Operation: Mindcrime, comes to the Cotillion. Tate was a founding member and lead vocalist of Queensryche, a Grammy-nominated metal band that rose to prominence in the 1980s. Now, Tate is back with a new act that promises to re-create some of the magic of Queensryche’s prime.
Shop ‘til You Drop at Wichita Boathouse
If retail therapy is your thing, Shop ‘til You Drop at the Yacht this weekend at the Wichita Boathouse is the place to be. An extensive list of vendors from Mary Kay to Scentsy will be there to sell their finest wares, and attendees can enjoy goodie bags, food trucks and delicious drinks. The first 50 shoppers on Friday will get free gifts, so don’t be late.
Sandi Patty Farewell Tour at Central Community Church
One of the most beloved figures in Christian music is saying goodbye to live performances, as Sandi Patty’s farewell tour makes its way to Wichita’s Central Community Church on Sunday. The four-time Grammy and Billboard Music Awards winner has blessed her fans with four decades of service, which also included performing at three presidential inaugurations.
Details: 7 p.m. Sun., Central Community Church, 6100 W. Maple. $18.50-$100. 316-943-1800
Advance Base and Sound of Ceres at Lucky’s
Wichita is no stranger to country acts and the occasional pop mega-star rolling through town, but indie pop isn’t quite as common. Fortunately for fans of synths and drum machines, Advance Base, the music of Owen Ashworth, is coming to Wichita. Ashworth will bring his unique brand of indie pop sadness to Lucky’s Everyday on Tuesday. With him will be Sound of Ceres, a dreamy performance project out of Colorado that promises to send you down a rabbit hole with visions of nature set to a variety of sounds.
Details: 9 p.m. Tue., Lucky’s Everyday, 1217 E. Douglas. $8. 316-201-6910
20th Century Club Fashion Show and Tea at Murdock Theatre
Take in gorgeous designs with a splash of tea at the 20th Century Club’s annual spring fashion show at the Murdock Theatre on Tuesday. Clothing and accessories from Ann’s Fashions will be modeled by club members, followed by finger sandwiches, desserts and tea, with all proceeds supporting the Wichita Women’s Crisis Center.
Details: 1 p.m. Tue., Murdock Theatre, 536 N. Broadway. $5. 315-263-1665