12 fun things to do in the Wichita area this weekend (April 9 and 10, 2016)

The Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus will be among those singing Verdi’s Requiem on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at Century II.
The Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus will be among those singing Verdi’s Requiem on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at Century II. Courtesy photo

Ah, April in Wichita. Here are some of the things going on in the area on Saturday and Sunday.

Sunflower Cluster Dog Show, sponsored by the Wichita Kennel Club, opening at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Kansas Pavilions, 1229 E. 85th St. North, Valley Center; free; www.wichitakennelclub.com.

Antique watch and clock show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sedgwick County Extension Center, 7001 W. 21st St.; $2 admission; 620-782-3531, www.wawcc.com.

Art at the Arb, featuring art, music and food on the spring-blooming grounds,10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Bartlett Arboretum, 301 N. Line St. in Belle Plaine; $5; bartlettarboretum.com.

Workroom Third Anniversary Party and Artisan Market, featuring bands, food trucks and artisans, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, The Workroom, 150 N. Cleveland; free admission.

Tulips, Fairies & Forts, including animals from Tanganyika Wildlife Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Botanica, 701 N. Amidon; included in Botanica admission; botanica.org.

“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” live touring show of the children’s animated TV show, 3 p.m. Saturday, Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway; $30 to $40; 316-263-0884, www.wichitaorpheum.com.

“Curtain Up: A Salute to Broadway” featuring the Heart of America Men’s Chorus, 7 p.m. Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Newman University, 3100 W. McCormick; $15, $5 for students; 316-708-4837, hoamc.org.

Wichita Force vs. Texas Revolution professional indoor football, 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman; $7 to $27; intrustbankarena.com; 316-755-7328, www.selectaseat.com.

Verdi’s Requiem performed by the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, featuring orchestra chorus, Friends University Singing Quakers, and soloists including Samuel Ramey, 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Century II Concert Hall, 225 W. Douglas; $25 to $67; wichitasymphony.org, 316-267-7658.

Elvis tribute artist Marshall Matthews & the Memphis Kings, plus the Fabulous Shirtheads and Brian Lee Dunning, 8 p.m. Saturday, Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg; $30; 316-722-4201, www.thecotillion.com.

Live jazz brunch and showing of mid-century jazz documentary “The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith,” brunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, documentary screening at 2 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 Museum Blvd.; admission to the screening is free; brunch available for sale in the Muse Cafe; brunch reservations at 316-268-4973, www.wichitaartmuseum.org.

Cowtown 2016 season launch party, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd.; free admission; oldcowtown.org.