Arts & Culture

Sunday Arts calendar (Jan. 18)


“August: Osage County,” play showing an American dysfunctional family drama with humor, cruelties and kindness, Jan. 29-Feb. 15, Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. Shows 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 7 p.m. Sun. Tickets $14, $12 military, seniors and students. Call 316-686-1282.

“Good News,” musical comedy, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29-31, Friends University Sebits Auditorium. Tickets $11, $9 seniors/students. Call 316-295-5357.

Live in HD: “Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann,” opera, 11:55 a.m. Jan. 31, Murdock Theatre, 536 N. Broadway. Tickets $23, $21 seniors, $18 students with ID, $13 ages 7-17. Call 316-263-166.

“Always … Patsy Cline,” based on a true story, humor, sadness and reality, Jan. 29-March 29, Roxy’s Downtown, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. Shows 7 p.m. Thu.-Sun. Tickets $25. Call 316-265-4400.


Tchaikovsky’s Second, classics concert, 3 p.m. Sun., 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. Sun., Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, 177 W. Hickory in Hesston. Tickets $20, $10 children. Call 620-327-8127.

Dry Creek Boys & the McKinney Sisters, “Front Porch” Gospel series, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper, 15231 SW Parallel in Benton. Tickets $15. Call 316-778-2121.

WSU Organ Day, presented by Rie Bloomfield Organ Series, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., Wiedemann Hall, WSU. Free. Call 316-978-3103.

Disney in Concert, presented by Salina Symphony, 4 p.m. Jan. 25, Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe in Salina. Tickets $27.75-$37.75. Call 785-827-1998.

Ariel Pocock, piano, presented by Rising Star Showcase, 3 p.m. Jan. 25, Wiedemann Hall, WSU. Tickets $7, WSU students free. Call 316-978-3233.

Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn, jazz bass, Faculty Artist Series, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Wiedemann Hall WSU. Tickets $7, WSU students free. Call 316-978-3233.

St. Louis Brass, concert, 11 a.m. Jan. 29, Bethel College Fine Arts Center, 300 E. 27th N. in North Newton, free; 7:30 p.m. Hesston Mennonite Church, 309 S. Main in Hesston. Tickets $17-$20. Information and tickets, or 620-327-8158.

Time for Three, blue jeans concert, presented by Wichita Symphony, 8 p.m. Jan. 30, Tickets $25; classics concert, 8 p.m. Jan. 31, 2 p.m. Feb. 1, Century II Concert Hall. Tickets $25-$67. Call 316-267-7658.


“The Dream Lives On,” Martin Luther King Jr. celebration and various activities, Sun.-Mon., hosted by Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina. Go to for a list of events, times and locations. Call 785-827-5541, ext. 1127.

Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., 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.

“Varekai,” presented by Cirque Du Soleil, 1:30 & 5 p.m. Sun., Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman. Tickets $37-$147. Information and tickets,

American Indian Imagery in Mascots, discussion led by Jason Felihkatubbe and Robert Marley, 6 p.m. Mon., Wichita Boathouse, 515 S. Wichita. Call 316-262-2038.

Senior Wednesday, 10 a.m. refreshments, 10:30 a.m. program, Wed., Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU. Free. Call 316-978-3664.

Rock the Keys, dinner, auctions and dueling pianos, fundraiser to help support Communities in Schools of Wichita and Sedgwick County, 6:30 p.m. Sat., Abode, 1330 E. Douglas. Tickets $125. Information and tickets, or 316-973-5110.

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

Monster Jam, showcase freestyle and racing competition among custom-designed machines, 2 p.m. Sat., Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman. Tickets $22-$27, $6-$37 ages 2-12. Call 316-440-9000.

Rodeo Drive Designer Rack Sale, clothing and handbags, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Tickets $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Ages 21 and over. Proceeds will go to the Wichita Center for the Arts. Call 316-634-2787.

Women’s Association of the Wichita Symphony Luncheon, music provided by Wichita Youth Repertory Orchestra and Time for Three, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 30, Wichita Country Club, 8501 E. 13th St. Tickets $17. Call 316-634-2882.

Fine Arts and Communication Open House, vocal and instrumental music, dance and Biennial Faculty Art Show, hosted by Friends of the Arts, 5 p.m. Jan. 30, E.B. White Gallery and College Theatre, Butler County Community College, 901 S. Haverhill Road in El Dorado. Food and beverages will be provided. Free. Call 316-733-2222.

Kansas Day Open House, demonstrators, birthday cake and other activities, 1-3 p.m. Jan. 31, Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron in Salina. Free. Call 785-309-5776.

Kansas Day Program, music by the Prairie Rose Rangers, the Crowsons, the Home Rangers and book signing of “999 Kansas Characters,” by Dave Webb, Terry Rombeck and Beccy Tanner, 2-3 p.m. Jan. 31, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. Free. Call 316-265-9314.

Craftapalooza & Vintage Market, shopping extravaganza featuring jewelry, antique decor, vintage bliss and other items, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 31, Century II Exhibition Hall. Admission $3, ages 12 and under free. Information,


“Kansas: Roots and Reflections,” “Dreaming,” photographs by Jim Richardson, watercolor monotypes by Kathleen Kuchar, 1-5 p.m. Sun., 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. Sun. Free. Call 785-227-2229.

Fine Art for the Wine Heart, recreate 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.

“Intellectual Property Donor,” step into a “hackers delight” with artist Evan Roth, opening reception 7-9 p.m. Sat., exhibit through April 12, Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU. Admission $10; free WSU students and Ulrich members. Call 316-978-3664.

Wichita Women Artists Celebrating 65 Years, watercolor, oil gouache, pastels, pencil, mixed media, acrylic and sculpture, exhibit through Sat., CityArts, 334 N. Mead. Hours 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-350-3245.

“Rookie Mistakes” and “Changing of Seasons,” ceramics, drawing and painting, by Cowley College and CityArts students, opening reception 6-8 p.m. Thu., exhibit through Jan. 24, City Arts, 334 N. Mead. Hours 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-350-3245.

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.

Curator’s Talk, “Looking at American Daguerreotypes,” by Keith F. Davis, 6 p.m. Jan. 29, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Free. Call 316-268-4921.

“Drawn,” featured artists Sean Carey, Don Coons, Steve Costs, Paul Eck and Dale Roark, exhibit through Jan. 30, Art Room, 114 N. Main in El Dorado. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-321-3223.

“Seasons of the Flint Hills: Winter Exhibition,” paintings, by artist Judith Mackey, 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.

“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. 6th St. in Newton. Hours noon-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Call 316-284-2749.

“Living with Less,” photographs by Marydorsey Wanless, exhibit through Feb. 20, The Gallery, Kansas Wesleyan University, 100 E. Claflin in Salina. Hours 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., Sat.-Sun. by appointment. Gallery Talk with the artist, noon Jan. 27, Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Drinks and snacks will be provided. First Thursday reception 5-7 p.m. Feb. 5. Free. Call 785-827-5541, ext. 5166.

Book Signing/Readings

National Readathon Day, a party to celebrate literacy and reading, sponsored by Penguin Random House noon-4 p.m. Sat., Watermark Books and Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Donations accepted and can be sent to National Book Foundation, 90 Broad, Suite 604, New York, N.Y. 10004. Call 316-682-1181.

“Melange Block,” by Denise Low, poetry reading, 6 p.m. Jan 27, Watermark Books and Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1181.


Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center, auditions for “Annie,” 5 p.m. Tue., at the theatre, 201 Lulu. Ages 8 and up. Adults needed. Call 316-262-2282.