Arts & Culture

Sunday Arts calendar (Dec. 21)


“The Game’s Afoot (Holmes for the Holidays),” comic, Sun., 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, Sun., 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, 2 p.m. Sun., Crown Uptown Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. Tickets $50-$60 dinner/show, $35-$45 show only. Call 316-612-7696.

“Guys on Ice, The Ice Fishing Musical,” dinner theatre, through Tue., Prairie Pines Dinner Theatre, 4055 N. Tyler Road. Shows Sun.-Tue. 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, 2 p.m. Sun., 8 p.m. Tue. and Fri., Roxy’s Downtown, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. Tickets $32 dinner/show, $22 show only. Call 316-265-4400.

“SantaLand Diaries” and “Cindy Summers’ Christmas Garland,” 7 p.m. Sun., Roxy’s Downtown, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. Tickets $22. Call 316-265-4400.

“A Christmas Carol,” murder-mystery dinner theater, doors open 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Grand Chapel, 828 N. Broadway. 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, or 316-263-0222.


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.

New Year’s Eve, One Voice, featuring Cindy Summers, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Dec. 31, Roxy’s Downtown, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. Tickets $50. Call 316-265-4400.


Stan K. Rogers, acrylic paintings, 2-6 p.m. Sun., Friends University Sebits Auditorium. Free. Call 316-295-5677.

“Backroad to Anywhere,” paintings by Brian Hinkle, ceramics by Susan deWit, exhibit through Tue., 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 Fri., Vertigo 232, 232 N. Market. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Call 316-264-2450.

Wichita Art Mania, make art, meet at artist, watch a flick and various activities 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-3 p.m. Dec. 28, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 Museum Blvd. Free. Call 316-268-4921.

“Kansas Skies,” photographs by Nathan Patrick, closing reception 6-8 p.m. Dec. 26, exhibit through Jan. 25, Vagabond Coffee House, 614 W. Douglas. Hours 7 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Free. Call 316-303-1110.

“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, 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. $10; free for members. Call 316-268-4921.

“Kansas: Roots and Reflections” and “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, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St. in Newton. Hours noon-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Call 316-284-2749.

Holiday events

Christmas on the Prairie, Christmas chuckwagon, Prairie Rose Rangers show, horse-drawn-wagon rides, classic cowboy movies and Silver Screen Cowboy Museum, 1 p.m. Sun., Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper, 15231 SW Parallel in Benton. Tickets $35 for adults; $10 ages 3 to 12; younger children free. Information, or 316-778-2121.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Century II Concert Hall, 225 W. Douglas. Tickets $54 and $71.50;

Carillon Christmas Concert, noon to 1 p.m. Tue., 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. Tue., 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 Wed.,

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 Wed.,

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

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

Trolley Christmas Light Tours, 6-7:30 p.m. daily through Sat., 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. 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,

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

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, or316-264-0448.