Arts & Culture

Sunday Arts calendar (Dec. 28)


“A Bad Christmas Carol or Scrooge You” and “Mistletoe Mayhem Musical Comedy Revue,” comic melodrama, doors open 5 p.m. Sun., buffet 5:15-6:30 p.m., show 6:50 p.m.; doors open 6 p.m. Mon.-Tue., buffet 6:15-7:30 p.m., show 7:50 p.m., Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Tickets $28 dinner/show. No discounts or show-only tickets. Information and tickets, or 316-263-0222.

“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” play, Jan. 15-19, Forum Theatre Company, Wichita Scottish Rite Center, 332 E. First St. Shows 8 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., 2 and 7 p.m. Sun., 7 p.m. Mon. Tickets $23 Thu., Sat.-Sun. matinees and Mon., $25 Fri.-Sun. Call 316-618-0444.

“The Very Hungry Catepillar,” and other Eric Carle Favorites, puppet production, 4 p.m. Jan. 17, Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe in Salina. Tickets $14, $9 ages 11 and under. Call 785-827-1998.


Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, concert, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15, Prairie Pines, 4055 N. Taylor Road. Tickets $35-$55. Call 316-722-1145.

Tchaikovsky’s Second, classics concert, 8 p.m. Jan. 17, 3 p.m. Jan. 18, presented by Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Century II Concert Hall. Tickets $19-$57. Call 316-267-7658.

Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line, concert, 4 p.m. Jan. 18, Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, 177 W. Hickory in Hesston. Tickets $20, $10 children. Call 620-327-8127.


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. Wed., 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 Wed., Roxy’s Downtown, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. Tickets $50. Call 316-265-4400.

Arkansas River Coalition New Year’s Day Float, 2 p.m., Thu., Old Cowtown Museum parking lot, 1865 Museum Blvd. Information,, e-mail 316-680-9669 or 316-755-1473.

Antique Tractor Pull, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., Kansas Coliseum, 1229 E. 85th St. North in Valley Center. Free. Call 316-660-1000 or 316-722-8083.

“Fire from the Kansas Sky: The Piatt Street Plane Crash of 1965,” discussion about the events of that horrible day and the impact to the lives of the families in this Wichita neighborhood, 7 p.m. Jan. 9, The Kansas African American Museum, 601 N. Water. Free. Call 316-262-7651.

Gala for Giving, food, spirits, music, live and silent auctions, opening event of the Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show, 6-9 p.m. Jan. 15, Century II Convention Center. Tickets $100. Proceeds benefit The Arc of Sedgwick County, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Starkey Inc. Call 316-634-1800.

Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show, noon-10 p.m. Jan. 16, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Jan. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 18, Century II Convention Center. Tickets $12, $20 couples, $6 ages 12-17, ages 11 and younger free. Proceeds benefit The Arc of Sedgwick County, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Starkey Inc. Information and tickets, or 316-303-8100.


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

“Born of Fire,” collection from glass blowers, exhibit through Wed., 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 Wed., 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. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission $7, $5 seniors, $3 ages 5-17, ages 5 and under free. Free admission on Saturdays. Call 316-268-4921.

Wine 101, class participants will have the opportunity to sample six types of complementary wine, learn about grape varieties, history and common misconceptions and vocabulary, 6 p.m. Jan. 14, The Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Cost $35-$45. Call 316-634-2787.

“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.

Kansas Skies, photographs by Nathan Patrick, exhibit through Jan. 25, Vagabond Coffee House, 614 W. Douglas. Hours 7 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Free. Call 316-303-1110.

Bob Regier: A retrospective, six decades of artwork in a variety of media, exhibit through Jan. 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.

Holiday Events

Lights on St. Paul, by the Arc of Sedgwick County, holiday lights exhibit, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Sun., 2919 W. Second St. Suggested $5 donation . Call 316-943-1191.

Live Science Show Fruitcake Smash, put fruitcake into liquid nitrogen and smash it up, 1:30 p.m. Sun., 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, Sun., 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, 5:30-8:30 p.m. through Wed., Botanica, 701 Amidon. Admission $8, $7 members, $6 ages 3-12, under 3 free. Admission reduced to $6 with donations for the Kansas Food Bank. The $6 price applies to ages 3 to 12. Advance tickets at Botanica or QuikTrip stores. Information, or 316-264-0448.