Arts & Culture

Sunday Arts calendar (Nov.2)


“Don Giovanni,” opera, in Italian with English subtitles, 2 p.m. Sun., Miller Concert Hall, WSU. Tickets $16; $14 faculty/seniors/military, $6 non-WSU students, WSU students free. Call 316-978-3233.

“Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type,” tale of Farmer Brown’s cows, who find an old typewriter and begin making demands, A Once Upon a Time Production, Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center, 201 Lulu. Shows noon Wed.; 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Thu.; 10 a.m., noon and 6:30 p.m. Fri.; noon Sat. Tickets $6 show only, $7.50 show and pizza. Pizza is served 30 minutes prior to show time. Call 316-262-2282.

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” a year in the life of Charlie Brown, presented by Christian Youth Theatre, 7 p.m. Thu.-Fri., Pathway Church, 2001 N. Maize Road. Donations accepted. Call 316-682-1688.

“Shrek the Musical,” musical, 7 p.m. Thu.-Sat., Northeast Magnet School, 5550 N. Lycee in Bel Aire. Tickets $7, $5 students/seniors. Call 316-973-2300.

“The Big Apple Circus,” by Metamorphosis, live via satellite, 11:30 a.m. Sat., Murdock Theatre, 536 N. Broadway. Tickets $13, $10 children. Proceeds benefit Wichita Children’s Home. Call 316-440-6407.

NT Live: “Skylight,” on a cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant, a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died, 7:15 p.m. Sat., Murdock Theatre, 536 N. Broadway. Tickets $15, $13 students/military. Call 316-440-6407.

“Other Desert Cities,” drama, presented by Hutchinson Theatre Guild, Thu.-Nov. 9 and Nov. 13-16, Stage 9, 9 S. Main in Hutchinson. Shows 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets $10, $8 seniors/students, $6 ages 14 and under. Call 316-350-7529.

“Urinetown,” musical, Nov. 14-16, Heather Muller Black Box Theatre, 201 Lulu. Shows 7 p.m. Fri., 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets $8.50-$12.50. Call 316-262-2282.

“Blithe Spirit,” play, through Nov. 15, Forum Theatre, 147 S. Hillside. Shows 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sat. matinee. Tickets $23 Thu. and Sat. matinee, $25 Fri.-Sat. Call 316-618-0444.

“La Liorona,” a public defender trying to balance her crumbling marriage against the demands of her career during a murder trial, Nov. 12-16, Welsbacher Theatre, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. North. Shows 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets $10, $8 seniors/military, $6 students. Call 316-978-3233.

“Say What?! Improv,” “Empire House Live” series, doors open 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Nov. 15, Empire House Theatre at Old Cowtown, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Mature audience ages 16 and older. Tickets $10. Information and tickets, or 316-350-3323.

“Cyrano de Bergerac,” 17th-century French nobleman whose big nose makes him doubt his ability to woo the beautiful Roxane even though he is a gifted poet, musician and duelist, 7 p.m. Nov. 16-17, Wichita Scottish Rite, 332 E. First St. Tickets $10, $7 students. Call 316-263-4218.


Gary Leopold, with the Friends University Concert Band, 7:30 p.m. Mon., Friends University Sebits Auditorium. Tickets $6, $4 seniors/students. Call 316-295-5677.

Friends University Chamber Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m. Thu., Friends University Alumni Auditorium. Free. Call 316-295-5677.

Jazz Vocal Ensemble & Jazz II Concert, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Friends University Sebits Auditorium. Tickets $9, $6 seniors/students. Call 316-295-5677.

Singing Quakers Alumni Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1958 N. Webb Road. Tickets $12, $10 seniors/students. Call 316-295-5677.

Friends University Faculty Brass Quintet Recital, 3 p.m. Nov. 9, Friends University Sebits Auditorium. Free. Call 316-295-5677.

Delano Chamber Brass, 3 p.m. Nov. 9, West Side Baptist Church, 304 S. Seneca. Free; $10 suggested donation. Call 316-259-0467.

Dr. Knight Faculty Piano Recital, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, Friends University Sebits Auditorium, 2100 University. Free. Call 316-295-5677.

Friends University Chamber Brass & Percussion Ensembles Concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Friends University Sebits Auditorium. Free. Call 316-295-5677.

Mozart & Salieri, classics concert, presented by Wichita Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Nov. 15, 3 p.m. Nov. 16, Century II Concert Hall. Tickets $19-$57. Call 316-267-5259.


Wichita Toy Run, bring a new unwrapped toy or cash donation, line up 10 a.m. Sun., Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, 300 S. Sycamore. Bikes leave at 1 p.m. to go to the Kansas Coliseum. All proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army, USMC Toys for Tots and the Kansas Food Bank. $5 chili feed, prizes and vendors. Information,

Holiday Tables Preview Party, buffet dinner, drinks and live music, 7 p.m. Wed., Wichita Center for the Arts, 9115 E. Central. Reservations required. Tickets $75. Call 316-634-2787, ext. 211.

Gingerbread Gala, music, food and auction, presented by Assistance League of Wichita, 6:30 p.m. Thu., Abode Venue, 1130 E. Douglas. Tickets $90, must be purchased in advance. Call 316-266-7712.

Rescue Mission Celebration, speaker David A.R. White, producer and co-star of “God’s Not Dead,” 11:45 a.m. luncheon, 6:15 p.m. banquet Thu., Beech Activity Center, 9709 E. Central. Reservations required. Free. Call 316-687-4673.

Girls’ Night Out, sangria, light bites, live music, view decorated tables, sneak preview of “Rodeo Drive a la Wichita Style,” a collection of vintage designer clothing and handbags, donated by Liz Koch and Susan and Samantha Rudd, 5:30 p.m. Thu., Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Call 316-634-2787, ext. 211.

Holiday Tables, decorating idea-fest with exquisite tablescapes for the upcoming season, hosted by Designing Women, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thu.-Sat., lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. daily, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Admission $10, lunch $12. Call 316-634-2787, ext. 211.

Murder at the Museum: “Hit in the Juice Joint,” a new adult program, 7 p.m. Fri., Museum of World Treasures, 835 E. First St. Admission $10-$30. Call 316-263-1311.

Masterfloral Designer B-K VanEs, demonstration of Table Scapes, noon Fri.-Sat., Prairie Pilot Holiday House, 901 Porter. Free. Call 316-943-1437.

Christmas Expo, crafts, baked goods and vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Praise Assembly of God Church, 1125 S. Rock Road in Derby. Fundraiser for women’s and youth ministries. Free admission; lunch available for a nominal fee. Call 316-788-5523.

Holiday Craftapalooza Vintage Market, jewelry, crafts, home decor and various items, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Century II Convention Hall. Admission $3. Call 405-401-7193.

Trail for Troops, 5K walk, 9:30 a.m. Sat., WSU. Cost $20. Proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Call 316-978-6914.

Share Our Food, food, recipes and presentation by Catrina Red Willow, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 316-350-3340.

Country Boutique, crafters, vendors, samples and door prizes, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 15, Bethany Lutheran Church and School, 1000 W. 26th St. South. Call 316-265-7415.

Girls Day Out Expo, spas, salons, makeovers and fashion boutiques, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 16, Century II Exhibition Hall. Admission $6. Call 316-350-7840.

Gingerbread Village, build a gingerbread house, sponsored by Assistance League of Wichita, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 16, Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd. Admission $9.50, $6 youth, ages 2 and under free. Call 316-660-0600.


“Kansas: Roots and Reflections,” “Dreaming,” photographs by Jim Richardson, watercolor monotypes by Kathleen Kuchar, opening reception 2-4 p.m. Sun., exhibit through Jan. 18; Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, 401 N. First St. in Lindsborg. “Holiday Gift Show,” art includes paintings, prints, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and blown glass and will be for sale. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Call 785-227-2229.

“Monster Mash,” John Boyd and Jim Johnson, curator, art for lunch, noon Tue., exhibit through Nov. 21, Newman University De Mattias Fine Arts Center, Steckline Gallery. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. or by appointment. Free. Call 316-952-4291, ext. 2199.

Fine Art for the Wine Heart-Kandlnsky: Composition IV, re-create a selected painting while sipping wine, 7 p.m. Thu., The Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Supplies and wine glasses furnished. Cost $45. Call 316-634-2787.

“Unfinished Portrait,” by social-political artist Priti Gulati Cox, meet the artist, noon Nov. 11, exhibit through Nov. 13, The Gallery, Kansas Wesleyan University, 100 E. Claflin in Salina. Hours 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., Sat.-Sun. by appointment. Free. Call 785-827-5541.

Leonardo Da Vino, create a mosaic, bring wine or other beverage, 7 p.m. Nov. 14, CityArts, 334 N. Mead. Cost $25. Call 316-350-3245.

Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast, creator of the Democratic donkey, Republican elephant and the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture, exhibit through Nov. 16, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission $7, $5 seniors, $3 students and children ages 5-17, under 5 free. Saturdays free. Call 316-268-4921.

Book Signings/readings

The Big Read Writer’s Academy: Crime Fiction, author Gaylord Dold will lead a three-part workshop in how to craft crime fiction, 6:15 p.m. Wed., Wichita Public Library, 223 S. Main. Free. Call 316-261-8500.

Book Reading, “The Republic of Imagination” by Azar Nafisi, 6 p.m. Thu., WSU CAC Theater, in partnership with Watermark Books & Cafe. $32, includes two tickets and copy of the book. Call 316-682-1181.

“Revival” by Stephen King, reading and signing, 6 p.m. Nov. 14, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. North. Sponsored by Watermark Books and Cafe and WSU. Tickets $31, includes a copy of the book. Information and tickets, or 316-682-1181.


Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center, auditions for “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” 4:30 p.m. Mon., at the center, 201 Lulu. Ages 14 and up. Call 316-262-2282.

Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center, auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” 4:30 p.m. (last names beginning with A-L), 6 p.m. (last names beginning with M-Z) Tue., at the center, 201 Lulu. Ages 8 and up. Adults needed. Call 316-262-2282.