Kansas Author Dinner, reception, dinner, author presentations, book-signing, 6 p.m. Feb. 26, Hotel at Old Town, 830 E. First St. Featured authors Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Jay Price and Tim Raglin. Tickets $50. Reservations required by Sat. by calling 316-733-8764, online at

8th Annual Monopoly Tournament, dinner, drinks, auction and Monopoly, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26, The Ville at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 123 N. Andover Road, Andover. A benefit for the Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas. Tickets $65. Reservations required by Sun., by calling 316-685-1821, ext. 223.

For the Love of Horses, a Mane Affair benefit and gala with dinner buffet, games and silent auction, 6-9:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Midian Shrine Temple, 130 N. Topeka. Benefits Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescue and Retirement. Tickets $50. Reservations, Karen Everhart, 620-725-3402 by Sun.

Catholic Charities Cruise Night, food and auctions to benefit Harbor House, 5 p.m. Feb. 28, Hyatt Regency, 400 W. Waterman. Tickets $100 available online at Information, 316-264-8344, ext. 221.

"Rain — A Tribute to the Beatles," Theater League Broadway Series, March 2-3, Century II Concert Hall. Tickets $39, $49 at or by calling 316-219-4849.

Wichita Garden Show, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. March 3-5, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. March 6, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. March 7, all halls, Century II. Tickets $11, $10.50 seniors, $5.50 students ages 10-15 with school ID, $2.50 children ages 5-9, ages 4-under free, multiday pass $20.25. Tickets available at or by calling 316-219-4849.

"High School Musical Jr.," musical for ages 8-up, 10 a.m. and noon March 4-5; 2 and 7 p.m. March 6, Wichita Children's Theatre & Dance Center, 201 Lulu. Tickets $5.50, $7 with food. Reservations, 316-262-2282.

Sesame Street Live 1-2-3... Imagine! with Elmo, 7 p.m. March 5; 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m. March 6; 1 and 4:30 p.m. March 7, Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman. Tickets $14, $30 at Select-A-Seat outlets. Charge by phone, 316-755-SEAT.

Spring Ballet, 7:30 p.m. March 5-6, 2 p.m. March 7, Sebits Auditorium, Riney Fine Arts Center, Riney Fine Arts Center, Friends University. Tickets $15, $12 for seniors and students. Information, 316-295-5537.

"Thoroughly Modern Millie," musical, 7:30 p.m. March 5-6, 2:30 p.m. March 6-7, Mary Jane Teall Theater, Century II. Tickets $10 at or by calling 316-219-4849.

Tony Valentine's Girls Night Out, 9 p.m. March 5, the Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. Doors open at 8. Must be 18 to enter, 21 to drink. VIP tickets $20, general admission $20, at Select-A-Seat outlets, the Cotillion, House of Sight & Sound and employee clubs. Credit card orders, 316-722-4201 or

"Notes to Remember," with Aaron Fowler to benefit the Heart of America Men's Chorus, 6 p.m. March 6, Petroleum Club, 100 N. Broadway. Tickets $75. Reservations, 316-708-4837.

13th Annual Salute to Valor Banquet & Silent Auction, with speaker Gen. Richard B. Myers, 6 p.m. March 6, Wichita Airport Hilton, 2098 Airport Road. Presented by the Jayhawk Wing, Commemorative Air Force. Tickets $50. Reservations required by March 2 by calling 316-943-2455, online at

Amira's Dance Magic, 7 p.m. March 6, the Orpheum, 200 N. Broadway. Advance tickets $12 at Select-A-Seat oulets; $15 at the door. Information, 316-263-0884.

Krista Detor, Prairie Window Concert Series, 4:30 p.m. March 7, Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, 177 W. Hickory, Hesston. Tickets $17, $10 for children. Season tickets available. Soup supper available for purchase. Information, 620-327-8127.

A Night on the Red Carpet, Academy Awards viewing party to benefit Episcopal Social Services, 6:30 p.m. March 7, Grand Chapel, 828 N. Broadway. Tickets $75. Information, 316-269-4160.

"Madea's Big Happy Family," starring Tyler Perry, 7:30 p.m. March 11, Century II Convention Hall. Tickets $54, $69, at Charge by phone, 316-219-4TIX.

"Godspell," musical staged by the Highland Acting Company, 7 p.m. March 12, the Orpheum, 200 N. Broadway. Advance tickets $12 at Select-A-Seat outlets; $15 day of show. Charge by phone, 316-755-7328. Information, 316-263-0884.

St. Patrick's Parade, noon March 13, west on Douglas from the Arkansas River to Walnut. Parade entry fee $10. Entry forms available at or at Central Plains Novelty, 905 W. Douglas. Spectators free. Information, 316-267-1260 or 316-640-2453.

Art for Arthritis Gala, silent and live auctions, program and dinner to benefit the Arthritis Foundation, 5 p.m. March 13, Wichita Marriott, 9100 Corporate Hills. Tickets $75. Information, 316-263-0116.

Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, presented by Theater League, 7:30 p.m. March 15, Century II Concert Hall. Tickets $47 and $52 at the WichitaTix box office, online at, or by calling 316-219-4849.

Monster Jam Thunder Nationals, 7:30 p.m. March 19, 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 20, Intrust Bank Arena. Tickets $22-$37 at Select-A-Seat outlets, and the arena box office. Select children's seats $9. Charge by phone, 316-755-SEAT.

"Barrage," 7 p.m. March 23-24, Mary Jane Teall Theater, Century II. Tickets $26 at or by calling 316-219-4849.