Arts & Culture

Outdoor sculpture gala, Cheney concert, fiddling sisters

“Woman with Umbrella” and “Man With Cane” by Fernando Botero on the WSU campus.
“Woman with Umbrella” and “Man With Cane” by Fernando Botero on the WSU campus. Courtesy photo

An artsy promenade

The Ulrich’s 76-piece outdoor sculpture collection is almost 40 years old, and the art museum is celebrating with a gala promenade around the artworks on Saturday evening. Along the path of the Rodins, the Henry Moore, the Joan Miro and the Fernando Boteros on the Wichita State campus will be food, drink and music reflective of the artists’ culture. There will be a silent auction of art experiences as part of this fundraiser for the museum, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $100; call 316-978-3664 or e-mail In case of rain, the gala will take place indoors, in the McKnight Art Center.

Fiddlers at the arboretum

The fiddling/harmonizing Quebe Sisters (rhymes with “maybe”) from Fort Worth will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine. Gates open at 3 p.m. Picnics are welcome, and food also will be for sale from Lyon’s Den BBQ and Luciano’s Tuscan Cuisine. Tickets are $10; children get in free. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the United Methodist Church at 124 E. 10th Ave. in Belle Plaine.

Curtain Up! on music theater

Music Theatre Wichita will have a fundraising preview of its summer season – Curtain Up! – from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Wichita Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 332 E. First St. Food and drink, a silent auction and a brief live auction will also be part of the casual-dress event. Tickets are $100; call 316-265-3107. More information:

Annie Calovich