Arts & Culture

Wichita arts calendar for Aug. 9-23

How to get listed: Go to, and enter your event information for consideration for the Sunday and Friday calendars. Here are a few events for Aug. 9-23.


“Death by Design,” murder mystery comedy, 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 7 p.m. Sun. through Aug. 16, Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. $14, $12 seniors, military and students. 316-686-1282

“Hello, Dolly,” 2 and 7 p.m. Sun., Century II, 225 W. Douglas. $26-$64. 316-265-3107,

“Mom & Pop’s Cockroach Casino or Quick, Run, It’s a Raid,” 7:50 p.m. Thu.-Sat. through Sept. 12, buffet at 6:15 p.m., Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. $30 dinner and show; $20 show only., 316-263-0222


Tuesdays on the Terrace, music by The Vehicles, plus cocktails and dinner for sale, 5:30 p.m. Tue., Botanica, 701 N. Amidon. $7; $3 members.

KEYN Summer Concert Series, featuring music from The Astronauts and food trucks, 8-10 p.m. Fri., west side of WaterWalk, 515 S. Main. Free. 316-685-2121

Jazz Jam, listen to house jazz band, 8-10:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and 19, Roxy’s Downtown, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. Free.

Special events

“Goose Bumps: The Science of Fear,” traveling exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. through Sept. 7, Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean. Included in admission: $9.50 ages 12 to 64, $8 ages 65 and up, $6 ages 3 to 11, free for ages 2 and under; 316-660-0600,

Old Settlers Picnic, festival with several activities meant to celebrate small-town life, Sun., 101 Main, Halstead. $5 per button.

Midwest Hunt Fest, noon-8 p.m. Aug. 14, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 16, Century II, 225 W. Douglas. $10 adults, $9 military and seniors, $5 ages 8-12, free for ages 7 and under with one paid adult. 316-264-9121

Say What, improv comedy, 8 p.m. Sat., Cowtown, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. $10. 316-350-3323

Wingapalooza, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 316-440-9000

Fears & Beers, ages 21 and over can tackle challenges based on common fears, featuring food trucks, 7-10 p.m. Aug. 14, Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd. 316-660-0600,

Relay for Life, several events to honor and raise funds for cancer victims and survivors, noon-midnight Sat., Goddard High School, 2500 S. 199th St., Goddard. $10 per team member. 316-616-6503

Haircut-a-thon, get haircuts to benefit Wichita YWCA, 6:30-9 p.m. Tue., Eric Fisher Salon, 2441 N. Maize Road. $5-10. 316-729-0777

Ride for Life, motorcycle ride with barbecue lunch to benefit Pregnancy Crisis Center of Wichita, 9 a.m.-noon Sat., Alefs Harley-Davidson, 5427 Chuzy Drive. $25 single rider, $50 rider with passenger. 316-945-9400

Transformers Expo, for fans of all ages, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., Holiday Inn, 549 S. Rock Road. $18 adults, $13 children.

Peace, Love & Safety, fun, food and female self-defense lessons, 6:30 p.m. Thu., Abode, 1330 E. Douglas. $5. 316-267-1330,

Hot Dawgs Pool Party, dog owners can let their dogs play in the pool before it closes for the summer, 6-8 p.m. Mon., Bel Aire City Pool, 7350 E. Central Park, Bel Aire. $5 per dog (two-dog limit per person). 316-744-7331

Pooch Pool Party, dog owners can let their dogs play in the pool before it closes for the summer, 1:30-4 p.m. Sat., Rock River Rapids, 1900 E. James, Derby. $5 per dog (two-dog limit per person).

National S’mores Day, s’mores and other activities, 5 p.m. Mon., Wichita Girl Scouts Office, 360 Lexington. Free. 316-684-6531

Perseid Meteor Shower, midnight Thu., Lake Afton Public Observatory, MacArthur at 247th St. West, Goddard. Free to watch outside, regular admission to go inside. 316-794-8995

Ice Cream Social, ice cream, kids crafts and live music, 5 p.m. Fri., Cero’s Candies, 3429 E. Douglas. Free. 316-264-5002

Museum Flip Flop, American Indian-themed activities for kids and adults, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 22, Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca. $3.50 general, free for ages 12 and under. 316-350-3340


National Printmaking Exhibition, showcasing woodcut, lithography, silkscreen, 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. through Aug. 16, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Free. 316-634-2787

“Remix,” artwork that places elements in unlikely contexts, 9 a.m.-9 p.m Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. until Aug. 22, CityArts, 334 N. Mead. Free. 315-350-3245,

“Artists of the Harlem Renaissance 1918-1930,” through Sept. 5, Kansas African American Museum, 601 N. Water. Included in admission. 316-262-7651.

Versus: A Live Art Battle, watch competing artists create art in 20 minutes and vote for winners, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fri., Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. $50 for members, $60 for non-members. 316-634-2787

“More Art We Love,” exhibition featuring art selected by local curators, noon-5 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Included in admission. 316-268-4921,


Percy Jackson 10th Anniversary, Greek mythology party to celebrate book series, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 22, Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. 316-682-1181


“My Liberty: A Comedie,” roles for nine men and at least three women for a table reading, 1-3 p.m. Sat., Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. 316-686-1282

“An Inspector Calls,” roles for four men and three women with British accents of various ages, 2-5 p.m. Sun., Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. 316-686-1282