Arts & Culture

SHEL concert, ‘Urinetown,’ Nicodemus talk

Sister act

The pop-folk sister group SHEL from Fort Collins, Colo., will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston. Their “Hold On” with Gareth Dunlop is on the soundtrack of the current release “The Best of Me.” SHEL stands for sisters Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children, plus tax; call 620-327-8127. For more information: dyckarboretum.org.

You gotta go

Don’t let the title stop you when it comes to the 2001 satirical comedy musical “Urinetown,” the Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center says. It will be performed this weekend in the center’s Heather Muller Black Box Theatre. The Tony Award winner is a story about how a drought leads to a requirement that people pay to go, and about the fight for their rights. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at 201 S. Lulu. Tickets are $8.50 and $12.50. Information: 316-262-2282.

Nicodemus talk

Angela Bates, director of the Nicodemus Historical Society, will be in Wichita next week to give a talk about two slaves of Vice President Richard M. Johnson’s (1837-1841) — Tom Johnson and John Samuels — who were later freed and then came to Kansas to homestead in the African-American settlement of Nicodemus. Her talk, “The Nicodemus Connection to a Vice President,” will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kansas African American Museum at 601 N. Water. It is free. Information: tkaamuseum.org.

Annie Calovich

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