Arts & Culture

Sunday Arts calendar (Nov.16)


“A Bad Christmas Carol or Scrooge You” and “Mistletoe Mayhem Musical Comedy Revue,” comic melodrama, Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Shows Thu.-Sat. Doors open 6 p.m., buffet 6:15-7:30 p.m., show 7:50 p.m. Tickets $28 dinner/show, $18 show only. Starting Nov. 28-Dec. 30, show times Mon.-Sat., doors open 6 p.m., buffet 6:15-7:30 p.m., show 7:50 p.m.; Sundays doors open 5 p.m., buffet 5:15-6:30 p.m., show 6:50 p.m.; Saturday matinees doors open noon, buffet 12:15-1:30 p.m., show 1:50 p.m. Tickets $28 dinner/show. No discounts or show-only tickets. Information and tickets, or 316-263-0222.

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

“Urinetown,” musical, 2 p.m. Sun., Heather Muller Black Box Theatre, 201 Lulu. 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, or 316-350-3323.

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

“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. Sun.-Mon., Wichita Scottish Rite, 332 E. First St. Tickets $10, $7 students. Call 316-263-4218.

“A Christmas Carol,” musical, presented by Maize South High School and Maize High School, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 3 p.m. matinee Nov. 23, Maize High School, 11600 W. 45th St. North. Tickets $6-$8. Call 316-722-0441.

Misfits, concert, 8 p.m. Fri., Crown Uptown Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. Tickets $20. Call 316-612-7696.

NT Live: “Of Mice and Men,” a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship, 7:15 p.m. Fri., Murdock Theatre, 536 N. Broadway. Tickets $15, $13 students with ID. Call 316-440-6407.

“Guys on Ice, the Ice Fishing Musical,” dinner theater, Fri.-Dec. 23, Prairie Pines Dinner Theatre, 4055 N. Tyler Road. Shows Thu.-Sun. and Dec. 22-23. Doors open 6:15 p.m., buffet 6:15-7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Tickets $29.94-$33.95. Call 316-303-2037.

Met: Live in HD: “Rossini’s II Barbiere di Siviglia,” opera, 11:55 a.m. Sat., 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. Sat., Friends University Sebits Auditorium. Free. Call 316-295-5677.

“Plaid Tidings,” musical revue, Roxy’s Downtown, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. Shows 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat. and Dec. 22-23. Tickets $32 dinner/show, $22 show only. Call 316-265-4400.

“A Crown Christmas: Our Christmas Spectacular,” comedy and music revue, Sat.-Dec. 22, Crown Uptown Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. Shows 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., 2 p.m. matinees Dec. 4 and Dec. 18. Tickets $50-$60 dinner/show, $35-$45 show only. Call 316-612-7696.

“Santaland Diaries,” merrily wicked tale of humorist David Sedaris’ tour of duty as an elf at Macy’s Santaland, Roxy’s Downtown, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. Shows 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, Nov. 24-Dec. 16. Appetizers and drinks only will be served for these performances. Tickets $22. Advance registration required. Call 316-265-4400.

“The Game’s Afoot (Holmes for the Holidays),” play, Nov. 28-Dec. 21, Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. Shows 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 7 p.m. Sun. Tickets $14, $12 seniors/military/students; $10 opening night. Call 316-686-1282.

“A Christmas Story,” the tale of young Ralphie and his quest for a Red Ryder BB gun comes to life on stage, Salina Community Theatre, 303 E. Iron in Salina. Shows 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28-29, Dec. 4-6, Dec. 18-20, 2 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 21. Tickets $18.37-$32.42. Reservations required. Call 785-827-3033.

Empire House Live: “Think Again! An Evening of Uncertainty,” demonstrations of mind control, thought-reading, psychological influence and extraordinary problem-solving, 8 p.m. Nov. 29, Empire House Theater at Old Cowtown, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Tickets $10. Information and tickets, or 316-350-3323.


Mozart & salieri, classics concert, presented by Wichita Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m. Sun., Century II Concert Hall. Tickets $19-$57. Call 316-267-5259.

SHEL, concert, 4 p.m. Sun., 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. Tue., Friends University Sebits Auditorium, 2100 University. Tickets $11, $9 seniors/students. Call 316-295-5677.

WSU Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Thu., Duerksen Fine Arts Center, WSU. Admission $7, WSU students free. Call 316-978-3233.

“Sensational Soloists,” KWU band and orchestras fall concert, 7:30 p.m. Thu., The Hall of the Pioneers, Kansas Wesleyan University, 100 E. Claflin in Salina. Free. Call 785-827-5541.

Feast, featuring choreographer Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Now International Dance Company, Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre and Impulse Percussion Group, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Wilner Auditorium, WSU. Tickets $10, WSU students free. Call 316-978-3233.

Bernie King & The Guilty Pleasures, concert and Stage 9 fundraiser, Sat., The Hutchinson Theatre Guild, 9 S. Main in Hutchinson. Doors open 8 p.m., show 8:30 p.m. Tickets $25. 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, Sat., 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. show, Winfield High School, 300 Viking Blvd. in Winfield. Tickets $45 dinner/show, $40 seniors dinner/show, $25 show only. Information and tickets, or 620-402-6688.

Fall Youth Orchestra Concert, 3 p.m. Nov. 23, Century II Concert Hall. Tickets $12, $6 students, ages 12 and under free. Call 316-267-7658.

WSU Impulse Percussion Group and “Sticks, Steps, and Rock ’n’ Roll,” concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, WSU Miller Concert Hall. Tickets $7, $6 WSU faculty/staff/military/seniors, $3 non-WSU students. Information and tickets, or 316-978-3233.

Peter McGuinness, Friends University Jazz Band and Jazz Vocal Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Friends University Sebits Auditorium. Tickets $9, $6 seniors/students. Call 316-295-5677.

Carillon Thanksgiving Concert, noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 26, outside the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. Free.

Christmas Express Concert, Shriners Hospitals for Children benefit, 7 p.m. Nov. 29, Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets $20. Information and tickets,, 855-755-7328, in person at the Intrust Bank Arena Box Office and Select-A-Seat outlets.

Candlelight Concert, Wichita State A Cappella Choir, Women’s Choir, Concert Chorale and Madrigal Singers with organ music by professor Lynne Davis, 4 p.m. Nov. 30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Wiedemann Hall, WSU. Tickets $7 adults, $6 seniors and military, $3 students. Information and tickets, or 316-978-3233.


Girls Day Out Expo, spas, salons, makeovers and fashion boutiques, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., Century II Exhibition 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. Sun., Sedgwick County Extension Center, 7001 W. 21st St. Admission free. Call 316-200-3055.

Silent Auction and Vietnamese Food Sale, featuring Sea Clam Shell art from Vietnam, 1-4 p.m. Sun., St. Anthony Church Gym, 300 Ohio. Call 316-269-4101.

The Nicodemus Connection to a Vice President, presented by Senior Wednesday and The Kansas African American Museum, 1:30 p.m. Wed., 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. Thu., Hartman Arena, 8151 N. Hartman Arena Drive. Tickets $27.50-$37.50. Call 800-745-3000.

United Way of the Plains Campaign Victory Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Fri., Century II Convention Center. Tickets $16. Call 316-267-1321.

Belly Dance Brew, performances ranging from Classical Orientale, Hoop Dance and Tribal Bellydance, 5 p.m. Sat., Dancing in Paradise, 2841 S. Hydraulic. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 316-734-6258.

Mini Used Book Sale, sponsored by Friends of the Wichita Art Museum, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 29, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Admission free. Call 316-268-4921.

Bid for Bachelors, local bachelors including Chef Jason Febres and silent auction, 7 p.m. Nov. 29, Hotel at Old Town, 830 E. First St. Tickets $40. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Call 316-267-4800.


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

Artist Curt Clonts, small and large works exhibition, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Wed., Tessera Fine Art Gallery, 412 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-262-2435.

“Beyond the Obvious,” works by Ann Krone and sculptor Ted Krone, exhibit Mon.-Nov. 25, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Free. Call 316-267-5915.

“Who Needs Monotony When You Have a Brush, Knife and Film,” oil paintings and photography, exhibit Tue.-Sat., Hue Gallery, 430 S. Commerce. Hours noon-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Free. Call 316-512-5045.

Fine Art for the Wine Heart – Klementovich: Brookhill, re-create a selected painting and sip wine, 7 p.m. Thu., 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, Thu., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Lecture free; dinner $55. Call 316-268-4921.

“Monster Mash,” John Boyd, Jim Johnson, curator, exhibit through Fri., 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.

“Color Dimensions,” various artists, exhibit through Fri., Art Room, 114 N. Main in El Dorado. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-321-3223.

Small Works Show, two- and three-dimensional art, exhibit Fri.-Dec. 31, Mead Street Gallery, 121 N. Mead. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-262-5192.

Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition, range of styles from abstraction to realism with imagery including landscapes, still life and technique of water media, opening reception 5-7 p.m. Fri., exhibit through Jan. 4, The Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Hours 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Free. Call 316-634-2787.

“Batik Paintings on Rice Paper,” by gallery and studio artists, exhibit through Sat., Mead Street Gallery, 121 N. Mead. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-262-5192.

Brenda Lee, mixed media, exhibit through Nov. 26, The Jones Gallery at Positive Directions, 414 S. Commerce. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-263-2214.

Calie Shivers, artist, mixes mediums such as paint, fabric, paper and stitching, exhibit through Nov. 26, Reverie Coffee Roasters, 2611 E. Douglas. Hours 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Call 316-201-1144.

Of Paper and Paint, works on paper and of paper, paintings, by artist Susie Cunningham, exhibit through Nov. 27, R Coffee House, 1144 Bitting. Hours 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 7 a.m.-11:59 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Free. Call 316-351-7778.

“Ni de Qui ni de Alla,” roughly translated into English “from neither here nor there,” painting by Armando Minjarez, exhibit through Nov. 27, McKnight Art Center, WSU. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-978-3458.

As Above, So Below, artwork by Jane Beilman, in collaboration with students from Wichita Collegiate School, exhibit through Nov. 28, William J. Reals Gallery of Art, 1010 N. Kansas. Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-293-2643.

Friends University Fall 2014 Student Exhibit, through Nov. 28, Vertigo 232, 232 N. Market. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Call 316-264-2450.

“Id-ology,” an artists collective with various members, exhibit through Nov. 28, Go Away Garage Gallery, 508 S. Commerce. Viewing by appointment. Call 316-263-9455.

Seasons of the Flint Hills: Winter Exhibition, paintings by artist Judith Mackey, opening reception 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 29, exhibit through Jan. 31, Flint Hills Gallery, 321 S. Broadway in Cottonwood Falls. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Free. Call 620-273-6454.

“In the Middle of Everywhere,” art by Christopher Gulick and Justin Marable, exhibit through Nov. 29, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St. in Newton. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-284-2749.

Ron Christ Farewell, artist, exhibit through Nov. 29, The Gallery at Artworks, 7724 E. Central. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 a.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-682-1481.

“Favorite Friends & Places,” artist Julie Black, 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.

Midwest Artists, celebrating 50 years of art, exhibit through Nov. 30, The Gallery at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th N. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free. Call 316-636-1000.

“Born of Fire,” collection from glass blowers, exhibit through Dec. 31, Karg Art Glass, 111 N. Oliver. Hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Free. Call 316-744-2442.

Book Signing/Readings

“Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace,” by Anne Lamott, 6:30 p.m. Tue., 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.


Wichita Community Theatre, auditions for “The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” 1-3 p.m. Nov. 29-30, at the theatre, 258 N. Fountain. Roles available for three men and four women, ages 20 and up. Call 316-304-9284.

Holiday Events

Christmas Open House, stained glass including angels and wood sculptures, blown glass, jewelry and stained glass boxes, by various artists, 1-4 p.m. Sun., Gallery 101, 106 E. Main in Marion. Call 620-382-7501 or 620-382-2544.

Gingerbread Village, decorate a gingerbread house, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sun., Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd. Admission $9.50 ages 12 and up, $8 seniors, $6 ages 3 to 11, ages 2 and under free; includes admission to Exploration Place. A portion of the proceeds go to the Assistance League of Wichita. Information,, 316-660-0600.

Derby Tree Lighting, cookies, hot beverages, kids activities and photos with Santa, 6-8:30 p.m. Thu., Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison in Derby. Free. Bring a non-perishable item for Derby Operation Holiday, which benefits families in the Derby Public School District. Call 316-788-0301.

Wreath Festival, lunch, bake sale and holiday decorations, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fri., Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. Free admission, $14 lunch. Call 316-265-9314.

Wreath Festival, exhibits of a Victorian Christmas and other holiday decorations, music, baked-goods sale, holiday gifts, lunch and wreaths for sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thu.-Fri., Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. Free. Lunch served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $14. Information and reservations, 316-265-9314 or

Holiday Shopping Expo, arts, crafts, gifts, face painting, to benefit Northwest High School’s Future Educators Association, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Northwest High, 1220 N. Tyler. Free admission. Call 316-390-6728.

Holiday Shopping Event, by Down Syndrome Society of Wichita, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Extension Education Center, 7001 W. 21st St. Free admission. Information:

Rolling Hills Holiday Open House, Christmas displays, holiday tables and artwork designed and presented by club members, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Rolling Hills Country Club, 223 S. Westlink. Admission $5; lunch available at 11:30 a.m. for $15. Reservations requested. Call 316-722-4273.

All Things Gingerbread, gazebo at Cambridge Market at 21st and Webb Road, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. and Dec. 6, turned into life-size gingerbread house, photos with Santa and gingerbread boy ($7), big gingerbread cookies for sale for kids to take home and decorate, children’s aprons for sale, mailbox for letters to Santa (in partnership with city of Wichita; if return address is provided, a letter from Santa is sent). Proceeds benefit Assistance League of Wichita. Admission free.

Bradley Fair Christmas Tree Lighting, lighting of 35-foot Christmas tree, 5:30 to 6 p.m. Sat., plus Santa photos, and horse-drawn carriage rides afterward, Bradley Fair Plaza, 21st and Rock Road, free. Information, 316-630-9990.

Holiday Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, originating at Bradley Fair Plaza, Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m. from Sat.-Dec. 20. Free. Call 316-630-9990.

Old Town Square carriage rides and holiday open house, stores having open houses from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. Free carriage rides from noon to 4 p.m. each Saturday from Sat.-Dec. 20, starting out in front of the Warren Theatre Old Town, 353 N. Mead.

Turkey Trot, 10-mile race and 2-mile run/walk to benefit the Kansas Food Bank, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 23, Old Cowtown Museum. Youth are $10, adults are $25 in 2-mile, and $30 in10-mile. Information and registration, or 316-613-2479.

Say Grace Thanksgiving Day 5K Race, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 27, GraceMed Health Clinic, 1122 N. Topeka. Registration $15-$30 at

Casual Christmas Celebration, lunch, carriage rides and movie, “Holiday Inn,” 1 p.m. lunch, 2:30 p.m. movie, Dec. 7, Augusta Historic Theatre, 523 State in Augusta. Tickets $15 lunch/movie, $6 movie only. Reservation deadline Nov. 29. Call 316-775-2900.