Arts & Culture

Wichita arts calendar Aug. 16-30

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. 16-30.


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

“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

“Turandot,” classic Italian opera, 7 p.m. Aug. 28, Century II, 225 W. Douglas. $20-95.

“Pageant,” comedic spoof of beauty pageants, 8 p.m. Thu.-.Sat. until Sept. 12, Roxy’s Downtown, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. $25 show only, $40 dinner and show. 316-265-4400,


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

Late Night Cabaret Karaoke, karaoke with professional piano accompanist, 10 p.m.-midnight Fri., Roxy’s Downtown, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. 316-265-4400.

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,

Museum Flip Flop, end-of-summer party featuring activities for kids and adults, 1-3 p.m. Sat., Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca. $3.50 general, free for ages 12 and under. 316-350-3340

Women Rising, Historian Diane Eickhoff will talk about how Kansas women gained the vote, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sun., Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. Free. 316-265-9314

Fearless & Female, personal safety and self defense program for women, 6:30 p.m. Tue., Rusty Eck Ford, 7310 E Kellogg. $20. 316-347-9603,

Coffee at the Cosmo, “The Cos Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: Revitalization,” 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Thu., Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center, 1100 North Plum. Free. 800-397-0330

A Walk in the Park, learn photography shooting tips, 6:30 p.m. Thu., Botanica, 701 N. Amidon. $15 general, $10 for members. 316-264-0448

Blacktop Nationals, car show, Aug. 21-23, downtown Wichita. Free attendance, varying prices for vehicle registration.

Aviation Expo, parts supplier and manufacturer convention, Aug. 27-29, Century II, 225 W. Douglas. $100 per person. 316-631-5462,

Barnum & Bailey Circus, 7 p.m. Aug. 27-29, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Aug. 29, 1 p.m. Aug. 30, Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman. $10-45. 316-440-9000,

Guiding Paws Fundraiser, event to raise funds and awareness for guide dogs, 5 p.m. Aug. 23, Abode, 1330 E. Douglas. Free.

Wichita Burger Battle, sample local burgers and attend Wingnuts game for free afterward, 3 p.m. Sat., Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, 300 S. Sycamore. $40 VIP, $25 adults, $5 ages 3-12. 316-264-6887

Women’s Equality Day Celebration, speakers and music to celebrate signing of the 19th Amendment, Wichita State Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. Free. 316-978-3258

Stamp and coin show: The Wichita Stamp and Coin Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., Cessna Activity Center, 2744 George Washington Blvd. Free.


National Printmaking Exhibition, showcasing woodcut, lithography, silkscreen, 1-5 p.m. Sun., 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. through 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.

“More Art We Love,” exhibition featuring art selected by local curators, noon-5 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat.,through Nov. 15, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Included in admission. 316-268-4921,

Craft Exhibition, showcasing ceramics, furniture, glass, etc., 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Aug. 28-Oct. 18, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Free. 316-634-2787

“Art’s Pure Voice: Abstraction in Wichita,” works by James Gross, Kevin Kelly, Kevin Mullins, Ann Resnick and Kate Van Steenhuyse, through Aug. 30, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum. Included in admission, free on Saturdays;


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


“A Christmas Story,” roles for five boys and two girls under the age of 12, and two adult men and two adult women, 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 29-30, Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. 316-686-1282,