Arts & Culture

Sunday Arts calendar (Dec. 14)

THEATER

“Every Tuesday,” play, 2 p.m. Sun., Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. Tickets $14, $12 seniors. Call 316-686-1282.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” tale about six kids learning about the true meaning of Christmas, presented by Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center, 2 p.m. Sun., Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Tickets $6; $7.50 special pizza shows, reservations required. Pizza served 30 minutes prior to show. Call 316-262-2282.

“Miracle on 34th Street,” follows a single mom working at Macy’s whose young daughter is skeptical that the genial Kris Kringle, who is hired to play Macy’s Santa is real, presented by Music Theatre for Young People, 2:30 p.m. Sun., Century II Mary Jane Teall Theater. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at door; $10 students and groups. Information and tickets, www.wichitatix.com, www.mtypks.org or 316-219-2849.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas,” musical, presented by Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center, 4:30 p.m. Sun., Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Tickets $6; $7.50 special pizza show, reservations required. Pizza served 30 minutes prior to show. Call 316-262-2282.

“The Nutcracker,” by Ballet Wichita, 2 p.m. Dec. 14, Century II Concert Hall. Tickets $12.50-$40 at www.wichitatix.com.

“The Nutcracker,” by the Friends University Ballet Department with guest artists from New York City, matinees 2 p.m. Sun. and Sat., 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Sebits Auditorium, 2100 W. University. Tickets $20 adults, $15 seniors/students, online at friends.edu/ballet or at 316-295-5677.

“Santaland Diaries” and “Cindy Summers’ Christmas Garland,” merrily wicked tale of humourist David Sedaris of his tour of duty as an elf at Macy’s Santaland, Roxy’s Downtown, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. Shows 7 p.m. Sundays and 8 p.m.Tuesdays, through Dec. 16. Appetizers and drinks only will be served for these performances. Tickets $22. Advanced registration required. Call 316-265-4400.

“The Year Santa Almost Forgot Christmas,” musical tale, Crown Uptown Children’s Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. Performances Tue., Fri.-Sat. Doors open 11 a.m., kid-friendly buffet 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., matinee 12:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Call 316-612-7696.

“The Gingerbread Man,” Once Upon a Time Series, 6:30 p.m. Fri.; noon Sat., Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center, 201 Lulu. Recommended for ages 2-8. Tickets $6; $7.50 special pizza shows, reservations required. Pizza served 30 minutes prior to show. Call 316-262-2282.

“Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol,” musical, through Sat., Forum Theatre, 332 E. First St. Shows 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat. Tickets $23 Thu.; $25 Fri.-Sat. Catered dinner available for additional $15. Information and tickets, www.forumwichita.com or 316-618-0444.

“The Game’s Afoot (Holmes for the Holidays),” comic, through 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.

“Christmas Story,” young Ralphie and his quest for the Red Ryder B.B. gun comes to life on stage, through Dec. 21, Salina Community Theatre, 303 E. Iron in Salina. Shows 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets $18.37-$32.42. Reservations required. Call 785-827-3033.

“A Crown Christmas: Our Christmas Spectacular,” comedy and music revue, through Dec. 21, Crown Uptown Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. Shows 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., 2 p.m. matinee Thu. Tickets $50-$60 dinner/show, $35-$45 show only. Call 316-612-7696.

“Guys on Ice, The Ice Fishing Musical,” dinner theatre, through 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.

“Plaid Tidings,” musical revue, through Dec. 23, 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 Christmas Carol,” murder mystery dinner theater, The Grand Chapel, 828 N. Broadway. Shows Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 27. Doors open 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m. Tickets $34.95 in advance, $39.95 at the door. Call 316-264-4444.

“A Bad Christmas Carol or Scrooge You” and “Mistletoe Mayhem Musical Comedy Revue,” comic melodrama, through Dec. 30, Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. 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, www.mosleystreet.com or 316-263-0222.

MUSIC

Heart of America Men’s Chorus: Cheers – A Toast to the Holidays, annual Christmas concert, 4:30 p.m. Sun., DeMattias Hall, Newman University, 3100 W. McCormick. Tickets $15 at the door or by calling 316-708-4837.

Wichita Chamber Chorale “Sounding Joy: A Silent Night,” festival of holiday music for a capella choir, 3 p.m. Sun., Plymouth Congregational Church, 202 N. Clifton. Tickets $15, $12 seniors, $5 students, high school students free. Information, www.wichitachorale.com or 316-204-2315.

Advent Concert, brass, percussion and choir performing three modern British masterworks: Rutter’s “Gloria,” Chillcoth’s “And Peace on Earth” and Kirchner’s “Behold New Joy,” 5 p.m. Sun., Church of the Magdalen, 12626 E. 21st St. Free; donations accepted for Guadalupe Clinic. Call 316-634-2315.

Sandzen Gallery Christmas Concert, featuring Wabash City Brass Quintet from Manhattan, 3 p.m. Sun., Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, 401 N. First St. in Lindsborg. Free. Call 785-227-2220.

Vocal Music Christmas Concert, 3 p.m. Sun., Trinity Academy, 12345 E. 21st St. Free. Call 316-634-0909.

Sandi Patty, The Voices of Central, Central Orchestra, 7 p.m. Tue., Central Community Church, 6100 Maple. Tickets $10-$20. Information and tickets, Perfect Peace, itickets.com. and 316-943-1800.

SPECIAL EVENTS

“Downton Abbey,” season 5 on Masterpiece, come dressed as your favorite character, 7 p.m. Tue., Venue 332, Wichita Scottish Rite Center, 332 E. First St. Free. Information and tickets, lminer@kpts.org or 316-838-3090.

Share Our Culture, series features videos, demonstrations, lectures and discussion of American Indian culture, 7 p.m. Dec. 24, Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca. Free. Call 316-350-3340.

Rock the Dome, three Pink Floyd Cosmic Light Shows, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 26-27, Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd. Recommended for ages 17 and older. Tickets $12. Call 316-660-0620.

New Year’s Eve, Les Gilliam & the Silver Lake Band, Rusty Rierson, horse-drawn wagon rides, classic cowboy movies, Silver Screen Cowboy Museum, chuckwagon supper and dance, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 31, Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper, 15231 SW Parallel in Benton. Admission $45. Call 316-778-2121.

ART EVENTS

“Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints,” etchings and lithographs, 1-5 p.m. Sun., Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU. Admission $10; members and WSU students free. Call 316-978-3664.

Fine Art for the Wine Heart: “Calla Lily Turned Away,” recreate a selected painting and sip wine, 7 p.m. Thu., Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Painting supplies and wine glasses provided. Cost $45. Call 316-634-2787.

Artist Central Open House, featured artists Joyce Crowley, Jo Zakas and Bruce Robinson, refreshments, 5-7 p.m. Thu., Artist Central, 3700 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-686-2266.

“Hidden Treasures,” oil, watercolor, acrylic paintings, print media, textile pieces and metal work, artwork from the Adorers of the Blood of Christ Wichita Center, exhibit through Fri., Inter-Faith Ministries-C.A.F.E. Gallery, 829 N. Market. Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-264-9303.

“Gertrude’s Tahoe Adventures in Time,” drawings and works on paper by Jess Bechtelheimer, exhibit through Fri., The Jones Gallery at Positive Directions, 414 S. Commerce. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-263-2214.

Stan K. Rogers, acrylic paintings, exhibit through Dec. 21, Friends University Sebits Auditorium. Hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 2-6 p.m. for Dec. 21. Free. Call 316-295-5677.

“Backroad to Anywhere,” paintings by Brian Hinkle, ceramics by Susan deWit, exhibit through Dec. 23, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-267-5915.

“Cabinet of Curiosities,” curated by Heather Powell, featuring various artists, exhibit through Dec. 26, Vertigo 232, 232 N. Market. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Call 316-264-2450.

“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.

Small Works Show, two and three dimensional art, exhibit through 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, 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.

“American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O’Keeffe to Norman Rockwell,” five decades of modern art, exhibit through Jan. 4. Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Cost $10; free for members. Call 316-268-4921.

“Kansas: Roots and Reflections,” “Dreaming,” photographs by Jim Richardson, watercolor monotypes by Kathleen Kuchar, exhibit through Jan. 18; Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, 401 N. First St. in Lindsborg. “Holiday Gift Show,” art includes paintings, prints, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, 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.

Bob Regier: A retrospective, six decades of artwork in a variety of medium, exhibit through Jan. 31, 1/31,11 a.m.-2 p.m., Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. 6th St. in Newton. Hours noon-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Call 316-284-2749.

The Mundi Group, art exhibit through Feb. 1, The Gallery at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th N. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free. Call 316-636-1000.

Book Signing/Readings

“It’s Awesome, Baby: 75 Years of Memories and a Lifetime of Opinions on the Game I Love,” by Dick Vitale, 3:30 p.m. Tue., Wichita State University Book Store. Book will be available for purchase. Free. Call 316-978-7008.

Auditions

Hutchinson Theatre Guild, auditions for “Doubt, A Parable,” 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Sun., Stage 9, 9 S. Main in Hutchinson. Roles available for one man age 20-40 and two women ages 20-60. Call 316-350-7529.

Holiday events

Bucky Fowler’s Family Country Christmas, Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper, show, horse-drawn-wagon rides, classic cowboy movies and Silver Screen Cowboy Museum; 5 p.m. Sun., 15231 SW Parallel St., Benton. Tickets $35 for adults; $10 ages 3 to 12; younger children free. Information, 316-778-2121, www.prairierosechuckwagon.com.

Living Nativity, 6, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Sun., East Heights United Methodist Church, 4407 E. Douglas. Free. Inside the church will be a display of angels painted by Paula Plott Amos, toys made by the Sunflower Woodworkers Guild for the needy, a coffee bar, and demonstrations by organist David Cason. Takes place during the College Hill Holiday Lights Trolley Tour; see listing under “Lighting Events” for details.

College Hill Holiday Lights Trolley Tour, take a trolley past houses lighted up for Christmas in College Hill, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sun., Trolleys set out from East Heights United Methodist Church, 4407 E. Douglas. Tickets $6 (free for children under 3). Buy tickets for specific tour times at Traditions, 3220 E. Douglas.

Air Capital Chorus Christmas Radio Hour, old-time-style radio comedy featuring local celebrities and singing groups that will be recorded and played back on radio station KFH at 7 on Christmas morning, 7 p.m. Tue., Wichita Scottish Rite, 322 E. First St. Admission is one non-perishable food item. Call 316-263-4218.

Supper With Santa, dinner, stories, goodie bag, visit by Santa; includes Illuminations in the gardens of Botanica, Botanica Gardens,701 Amidon. Hours 5:30 p.m. Tue. (pizza). $14 ($12 member) for ages 13 and up and $10 ($8 member) for ages 3 to 12. Reservations and information, 316-264-0448, ext. 115, www.botanica.org.

A Patsy Cline Christmas, Christmas chuckwagon supper, Kim Coslett and the Patsy Cline Tribute Band show, horse-drawn-wagon rides, classic cowboy movies and Silver Screen Cowboy Museum, Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper, 15231 SW Parallel in Benton. Shows 5 p.m. Thu. Tickets $35 adults; $10 ages 3 to 12; younger children free. Information, www.prairierosechuckwagon.com or 316-778-2121.

Polar Express, family activity geared to children 3 and up, ride the decorated train around Watson Park, stop at a campfire for s’mores and hot chocolate, do a holiday activity, Watson Park, 3022 S. McLean Blvd. Hours 12:30 to 2 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sat. Cost $15. Register online at wichita.gov, clicking on Park and Recreation, or call 316-529-9940.

Old Town Square Carriage Rides, noon-4 p.m. each Saturday through Sat., starting out in front of Warren Theatre Old Town, 353 N. Mead. Free.

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

Breakfast With Santa, Christmas crafts including a telegram to Santa, Santa’s arrival by stagecoach and photos with him, breakfast, 9 a.m. Sat., Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Admission $12.95 ages 16 and older, $7.95 ages 4 to 15. Information, www.oldcowtown.org or 316-350-3323.

Christmas on the Prairie, Christmas chuckwagon, Prairie Rose Rangers show, horse-drawn-wagon rides, classic cowboy movies and Silver Screen Cowboy Museum, Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper, 15231 SW Parallel in Benton. Times 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Sat., plus Sunday matinee 1 p.m. Dec. 21. Tickets $35 for adults; $10 ages 3 to 12; younger children free. Information, www.prairierosechuckwagon.com or 316-778-2121.

Carillion Christmas Concert, noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 23, outside the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. Free.

Brett Valliant Advent Concert, Christmas carols played on a 5,000-pipe organ by Brett Valliant, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23, First United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway. Admission is a donation for the maintenance of the organ.

Santa’s at Towne West Square, 4600 W. Kellogg. Free. Photos with Santa taken for a fee. Information and list of his appearances through Dec. 24, www.simon.com/mall/towne-west-square

Santa’s at Towne East Square, 7700 E. Kellogg Drive. Free. Photos with Santa taken for a fee. Information and list of his appearances through Dec. 24, www.simon.com/mall/towne-east-square

Heartspring’s Lights at WaterWalk, walk or drive through light displays, sundown through 10 p.m. through Dec. 25, downtown at the WaterWalk, entry on South Water Street from Waterman to Dewey. Free. Information, lightsatwaterwalk.com or 316-634-8700.

Cardinal Creek Christmas, ice skating, Christmas trees, wreaths and ornaments, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sun. through Dec. 27, Cardinal Creek Farm, 396 S.W. 110th St. in Leon. 316-323-4609.

Trolley Christmas Light Tours, 6-7:30 p.m. daily through Dec. 27, Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 7001 W. 21st St. $15. Reservations required. 316-773-1931.

Lights on St. Paul, by the Arc of Sedgwick County, holiday lights exhibit, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. through Dec. 28, 2919 W. Second St. $5 per vehicle. Call 316-943-1191.

Live Science Show Fruitcake Smash, put fruitcake into liquid nitrogen and smash it up, 1:30 p.m. through Dec. 28, Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd. Included in admission or membership. Information, www.exploration.org.

Holiday Dome Show: “Let it Snow,” family-friendly show with holiday images and scenes set to favorite Christmas songs from Frank Sinatra, the Muppets and more, through Dec. 28, Exploration Place Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium, 300 N. McLean Blvd. Admission $5, $4 seniors, $3 ages 3-11, free ages 2 and under. Show times posted at www.exploration.org.

Illuminations, elaborate walk-though light display with more than 120 trees, music performances, nightly Santa appearances, hot drinks and snacks for sale, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. through Dec. 31 (excluding Dec. 24 and 25), Botanica, 701 Amidon. Admission $8, $7 members, $6 ages 3-12, under 3 free. Advance tickets at Botanica or QuikTrip stores. Information, botanica.org or316-264-0448.

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