“Other Desert Cities,” drama, presented by Hutchinson Theatre Guild, Sun. and Thu.-Nov. 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, Fri.-Nov. 16, Heather Muller Black Box Theatre, 201 Lulu. Shows 7 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets $8.50-$12.50. Call 316-262-2282.
“Say What?! Improv,” “Empire House Live” series, doors open 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Sat. Empire House Theatre at Old Cowtown, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Mature audience ages 16 and older. Tickets $10. Information and tickets, www.wichitatix.com or 316-350-3323.
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“La Liorona,” a public defender trying to balance her crumbling marriage against the demands of her career during a murder trial, Wed.-Nov. 16, Welsbacher Theatre, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th 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. Sat., Empire House Theatre at Old Cowtown, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Mature audience ages 16 and older. Tickets $10. Information and tickets, www.wichitatix.com 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.
“Legally Blonde the Musical,” presented by Newman University Theatre, 8 p.m. Nov. 20-22, 2 p.m. Nov. 23, Newman University DeMattias Fine Arts Center. Tickets $12, $10 seniors/staff/faculty, $5 non-Newman students, students free. Call 316-942-4291, ext. 2486.
Misfits, concert, 8 p.m. Nov. 21, Crown Uptown Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. Tickets $20. Call 316-612-7696.
Met Live in HD: “Rossini’s II Barbiere di Siviglia,” opera, 11:55 a.m. Nov. 22, Murdock Theatre, 536 N. Broadway. Tickets $23, $21 seniors, students with ID $18, $13 ages 7-17. Call 316-440-6407.
“Inspired by Shakespeare,” opera scenes based on Shakespeare’s works, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, Friends University Sebits Auditorium. Free. Call 316-295-5677.
Friends University Faculty Brass Quintet Recital, 3 p.m. Sun., Friends University Sebits Auditorium. Free. Call 316-295-5677.
Delano Chamber Brass, 3 p.m. Sun., West Side Baptist Church, 304 S. Seneca. Free. $10. Call 316-259-0467.
Dr. Knight Faculty Piano Recital, 7:30 p.m. Tue., Friends University Sebits Auditorium, 2100 University. Free. Call 316-295-5677.
Friends University Chamber Brass, Flute Choir and Tuba Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Thu., Friends University Sebits Auditorium. Free. Call 316-295-5677.
Sons of the Pioneers, concert, 7:30 p.m. Fri., McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main in McPherson. Tickets $22-$32, $10 students. Information and tickets, www.mcphersonoperahouse.org or 620-241-1952.
Shel, concert, 4 p.m. Nov. 16, Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, 177 W. Hickory in Hesston. Tickets $20, $10 ages 18 and under. Call 620-327-8127.
Friends University Percussion Ensemble, Dr. Von Hansen making his stage debut as the new director, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Friends University Sebits Auditorium. Free. Call 316-295-5677.
Friends University Community Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Friends University Sebits Auditorium, 2100 University. Tickets $11, $9 seniors/students. Call 316-295-5677.
WSU Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Duerksen Fine Arts Center, WSU. Admission $7, WSU students free. Call 316-978-3233.
Feast, featuring choreographer Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Now International Dance Company, Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre and Impulse Percussion Group, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21-22, Wilner Auditorium, WSU. Tickets $10, WSU students free. Call 316-978-3233.
Bernie King & The Guilty Pleasures, concert and Stage 9 fundraiser, Nov. 22, Hutchinson Theatre Guild, 9 S. Main in Hutchinson. Doors open 8 p.m., show 8:30 p.m. Tickets $25; $20 advance tickets through Sat. . Must be 16 to enter, 21 for beer and wine. Call 316-350-7529.
“Irish Christmas in America, The Show,” Irish ballads and dancing, presented by Marquee Performing Arts Center, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. Nov. 22, Winfield High School, 300 Viking Blvd. in Winfield. Tickets $45 dinner/show, $40 seniors dinner/show, $25 show only. Information and tickets, www.marqueepac.org or 620-402-6688.
Fall Youth Orchestra Concert, 3 p.m. Nov. 23, Century II Concert Hall. Tickets $12, $6 students, children ages 12 and under free. Call 316-267-7658.
Ulrich 40th Anniversary Keynote Talk, Dr. Bush recounts highlights of his 20-year tenure as the Ulrich Murich Museum’s founding director, 6 p.m. Tue., CAC Theater, WSU. Free. Information, www.ulrich.wichita.edu or 316-978-3664.
Share Our Food, food, recipes and presentation by Catrina Red Willow, 5:30 p.m. Thu., 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. Sat., 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. Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 16, Century II Exhibiton Hall. Admission $6. Call 316-350-7840.
Air Capital Comic Con, comics, toys, cards, games, 20 artists and authors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 16, Sedgwick County Extension Center, 7001 W. 21st St. Admission free. Call 316-200-3055.
“The Nicodemus Connection to a Vice President,” presented by Senior Wednesday and the Kansas African American Museum, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 19, at the museum, 601 N. Water. Free. Call 316-262-7651.
Nickelodeon’s The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live, Kiki, Shout, Marina and Twist will perform hits from season one through three of the series that teaches preschoolers about music appreciation and the importance of friendship, 6 p.m. Nov. 20, Hartman Arena, 8151 N. Hartman Arena Drive. Tickets $27.50-$37.50. Call 1-800-745-3000.
Bellydance Brew, performances ranging from Classical Orientale, Hoop dance and Tribal bellydancers, 5 p.m. Nov. 22, Dancing in Paradise, 2841 S. Hydraulic. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 316-734-6258.
Annual Powwow, hosted by Inter-Tribal Warrior Society, 1-5 p.m. Sun., Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca. Free. 316-350-3340.
“Unfinished Portrait,” by social-political artist Priti Gulati Cox, meet the artist noon Tue., exhibit through Thu., 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. Fri., CityArts, 334 N. Mead. Cost $25. Call 316-350-3245.
Wichita Art Chatter, artists, musicians, designers give short, illustrated talks about a range of subjects, 6 p.m. cash bar reception, 6:45 program, 8 p.m. chatter, Fri. Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. $10 at the door, members free. Reservations recommended Call 316-268-4973.
“Favorite Friends & Places,” artist Julie Black, reception 5-7 p.m. Fri., exhibit through Nov. 30, Hutchinson Art Center, 405 N. Washington in Hutchinson. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 1-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Free. Call 620-663-1081.
“Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast,” creator of the democratic donkey, republican elephant and the artists’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.
Fine Art for the Wine Heart, Klementovich: “Brookhill,” re-create a selected painting and sip wine, 7 p.m. Nov. 20, The Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Painting supplies and wine glasses provided. Cost $45. Call 316-634-2787.
Howard E. Wooden Lecture: “Out of O’Keeffe’s Closet: Clothes, Fashion, and Dressing Modern,” sponsored by Friends of the Wichita Art Museum, 5:45 p.m. wine social, 6:15 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. lecture and reception, Nov. 20, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Lecture free; $55 dinner. Reservations by Nov. Thu. Call 316-268-4921.
“Monster Mash,” John Boyd and Jim Johnson curator, exhibit through Nov. 21, Newman University DeMattias Fine Arts Center, Steckline Gallery. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. or by appointment. Free. Call 316-952-4291, ext. 2199.
“Color Dimensions,” various artists, exhibit through Nov. 21, Art Room, 114 N. Main in El Dorado. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-321-3223.
Writing Now, Reading Now, WSU Reading Series: Sam Taylor, 5:30 p.m. Thu., Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU. Free. Information, www.ulrich.wichita.edu or 316-978-3664.
“Revival,” by Stephen King, reading and signing, 6 p.m. Fri., WSU Hughes Metroplex, 5015 E. 29th North. Sponsored by Watermark Books and Cafe and WSU. Tickets $31 and includes a copy of the book. Information and tickets, www.watermarkbooks.com or 316-682-1181.
“Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace,” by Anne Lamott, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Grace Presbyterian Church, 5002 E. Douglas. The event is in partnership with Watermark Books and Cafe. Cost $23.95 plus tax. The cost includes ticket and copy of book.