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#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell
09/27/2014 to 01/04/2015American Moderns, 1910–1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell presents 57 artworks from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in an exploration of the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity. Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the 53 paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the period, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. Significant works by these and other artists in the exhibition exemplify their unique contributions to modern culture. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. The United States emerged as an international power of economic, industrial, and military might, while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression. New technologies fundamentally changed the pace and nature of all aspects of modern life. America’s increasingly diverse and mobile population challenged old social patterns and clamored for the equality and opportunities promised by the American dream. Art witnessed similarly dramatic changes as many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context.
Bellator MMA 130
10/24/2014 to 10/24/2014Bellator MMA 130 at the Kansas Star Arena Doors open at 5:00 pm. First fight is at 6:00 pm. Bellator MMA will return to Kansas Star Arena on Friday, October 24th for Bellator 130. Bellator MMA is a leading Mixed Martial Arts organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Bellator has a vision to enhance the fight business and offer the most exciting sporting events for fans across the globe. Local Event Sponsors: Mel Hambelton & Miller Lite Acts subject to change without notice. All ticket purchases are final and no refunds will be given after purchase. If a cancellation occurs, return tickets to the point of purchase for a refund. Persons enrolled in the Kansas Voluntary Exclusion Program and persons under the age of 21 may attend Kansas Star Arena events, but are prohibited from entering the gaming floor. All casino games owned and operated by the Kansas Lottery.
Blocktober!
10/24/2014 to 10/24/2014Blocktober is back! Join us on Friday, Oct. 25 from 7-9PM for a family-friendly Halloween party. Inflatables, petting zoo, games, touch-a-truck/car displays, and of course, CANDY make a fun event for the whole family. Costumes are welcome and best of all, admission is FREE.
Boo & Brew Lucky 13 Bash
10/24/2014 to 10/24/2014Wichita's Premier adult costume party benefiting Dress for Success Wichita. Food and Drink, Music by Annie Up, Costume Contests and Silent Auction. Lots of exciting updates this year and with a Dia De Los Muertos theme this will be a party you wont wan't to miss. Tickets are $75 with an early bird special of $60 if you purchase before September 13th. If you'd like information on corporate/table sponsorships or to reserve a table of 8, please call 316-945-8779. Dress for Success Wichita The Mission of Dress for Success is immediate and simple. We provide interview-appropriate clothing free of charge, to low-income women seeking employment. But our services don't stop at a great looking outfit. We also provide networking, career coaching, and job seeking support to all of our clients to help them succeed in work and in life.
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints
10/01/2014 to 11/30/2014From 1944 to 2004, Bruce Conner, an internationally recognized multimedia artist with Kansas roots, produced almost one hundred print editions. Celebrate sixty years of works on paper by one of the most radical artists of the Beat Generation.
Comic Genius + Silver Screen: Charlie Chaplin's The Tramp
10/24/2014 to 10/24/2014Enjoy three screenings of silent film star Charlie Chaplin's early films: Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914), The Tramp (1915), and The Champion (1915). The selections extend in length from several minutes to a half hour, reflecting how early cinema developed from novelty shorts to feature films. These movies represent raucous picks from Chaplin's first slapstick debut as The Tramp, a character now synonymous with the advent of film. Mike Wood, filmmaker and film historian as well as retired director of Wichita State University's Media Resources Center, will act as MC and offer introductory insights. WAM will award Best Costume prizes to anyone who attends as a Tramp look-alike. So, don the bowler and mustachio - dig out the cane! Free admission; seating is general admission and is available on a first-come/first-serve basis.
Comic Genius + Silver Screen: Charlie Chaplin's The Tramp
10/24/2014 to 10/24/2014Enjoy three screenings of silent film star Charlie Chaplin's early films: Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914), The Tramp (1915), and The Champion (1915). The selections extend in length from several minutes to a half hour, reflecting how early cinema developed from novelty shorts to feature films. These movies represent raucous picks from Chaplin's first slapstick debut as The Tramp, a character now synonymous with the advent of film. Mike Wood, filmmaker and film historian as well as retired director of Wichita State University's Media Resources Center, will act as MC and offer introductory insights. WAM will award Best Costume prizes to anyone who attends as a Tramp look-alike. So, don the bowler and mustachio - dig out the cane! Free admission; seating is general admission and is available on a first-come/first-serve basis.
Dawn of the Dub at The Cotillion
10/24/2014 to 10/24/2014With Twine, Kinetik, B2B, Timmy Tutone, Kandi Kid Assassin, G-Note, and Aleve. All seating general admission. A limited number of advance table reservations are available at The Cotillion and by phone at 316.722.4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text CONCERT to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!
Diabetic Friendly Dessert Showcase
10/24/2014 to 10/24/2014Sample decadent, holiday desserts and take home the recipes that will help you create the perfect traditional desserts for the diabetics you love! Hosted by Glen Carr House.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
FASHION RUNWAY
08/01/2014 Meet each Friday for 5 drawing lessons designed for the aspiring fashionista. Step into the shoes of a magazine editor as you design and draw the eye-catching fashion magazine cover. And let us not forget the purses! Design the perfect purse to go along with the outfit of your dreams. And, finally, draw your model stepping out onto the runway in your fashion originals. If you love to design clothes and are hip to the latest fashions, this is the drawing workshop that is the perfect fit.
Ghoulish Gala
10/24/2014 to 10/24/2014A signature Halloween event for adults dedicated to raising funds for the restoration, installation and construction of a new building for the Joyland Merry-Go-Round. From the day Margaret Nelson Spear generously donated the Joyland Merry-Go-Round to Botanica, the community’s enthusiasm has been overwhelming. To preserve the Merry-Go-Round for our children today and for future generations, the Ghoulish Gala was born. An adult event, the Gala is dedicated to bring the retired horses back to life, rejuvenating them to magically glide with riders year-round. The Ghoulish Gala is the perfect blending of original Joyland decor, a carnival, a circus and Halloween whimsy. The event admission includes a costume party with cash prizes, dinner, drinks, fortune telling and dancing. By purchasing tickets to play games, taking a Clydesdale horse hayrack ride and buying beautiful signature martinis glasses with bottomless concoctions, you have the opportunity to win grand prizes. Your purchase of gala tickets and the extra money you spend for games and entertainment, enables Botanica to raise funds to preserve, install and build a year-round home for the Joyland Merry-Go-Round! Game tickets may be purchased online when purchasing gala tickets or at the event.
House on Fire
10/22/2014 to 10/26/2014Annual House on Fire Spiritual Conference, held at Christian Faith Centre, 1130 S. Broadway, Wichita Ks. 316-682-3534. Event is free of charge and features inspirational speakers, Christian classes, a nationally known Christian comedian by the name of Mother Spirit, gospel workshops and much more. The event is open to youth as well as adults. A luncheon will be offered on Saturday at a cost of $10. Luncheon is catered by Jason's Deli and is optional to attend. Call the Church office for further details at 316 682-3534.
How I Became A Pirate
10/10/2014 to 11/01/2014Join us for delightful children's theatre shows for all ages!

Individual tickets are just $15.00 per person*
Tickets include a kids' fare lunch: Hot dogs, chicken nuggets, french fries, macaroni and cheese, applesauce and a cookie for dessert.

Matinee performances are Friday and Saturdays. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., buffet is at 11:15 a.m. and the show starts at 12:30 p.m.

Call our box office at 316-612-7696 for tickets or information on group discounts for any occasion.

*Does not include tax.

Kansas City Royals World Series Watch Party
10/24/2014 to 10/24/2014
INTRUST Bank Arena is hosting a World Series watch party in support of the Kansas City Royals. The watch party will take place on Friday, October 24 for Game 3 of the World Series, the first away game of the series for the Royals. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. game. The event is free and open to the public.
 
The Fox game telecast will be shown on the Arena’s center-hung LED hi-res videoboard for fans in attendance. In addition, the Arena’s Guitar Bar, Cox Lounge and Budweiser BrewPub will be open and televisions in these areas will also be airing the game. Parking will be free and available in the INTRUST Bank Arena parking lots and surrounding City owned lots. Food and beverage will be available for purchase at select concession stands including the Budweiser BrewPub and Railway BBQ. Beer and liquor will also be available at the Guitar Bar, Cox Lounge and Budweiser BrewPub.
 
Fans attending the watch party should enter through Entrance A on the southwest corner of INTRUST Bank Arena. For additional information or questions, please visit www.intrustbankarena.com or call 316-440-9000.
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: How Far is Far?
10/17/2014 to 10/25/2014Planets and stars are only a bit more than a stone's throw away, right? During this program we will observe a gas giant planet, a multiple star, a cluster of stars, a nebule and a nearby galaxy as we discuss just how far away they really are and how we determine vast distances in space. This program will run Oct. 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 Nov. 14-15, 21-22, Dec. 12-13, 19-20.
Live and Direct
07/25/2014 to 12/26/2014The best live acoustic, rock, jazz, blues and world music from the region and beyond is at Taste and See Global Cuisine every Friday and Saturday night.
Live at 2 1 5 Presents the Loony Bin Comedy Club
07/10/2014 The Loony Bin Comedy Club is back in full swing and now located inside the beautiful new Live at 2 1 5 Performance Theater on 215 N. St. Francis. Every Thursday through Saturday, the Loony Bin brings in top talent of nationally touring comedians that you see or hear on The Bob and Tom Show, Comedy Central, Showtime, HBO and Youtube. Check out everything that is coming up at Live at 2 1 5 and buy your tickets online at www.liveat215.com.
New Bridging Art and Science Opening
10/24/2014 to 10/24/2014Beauty and the Bugs • through Sunday, Feb. 22 Featuring Susie Cunningham, Susan de Wit & Rachel Stone Encounter these creepy creatures in a whole new way with insects engineered using paper and various media. Opening Night Activities and Demos Friday, Oct. 24 • 5:30 - 8 p.m. Weave your own web and create mobile insect puppets. Plus, talk with the artists and students from Wichita State University’s Department of Biological Sciences. Bridging Art and Science is a linear exhibit space located on Exploration Place’s indoor bridge, and features local artist pieces that illustrate the intermingling of art and science.
Night of the Living Zoo
10/24/2014 to 10/26/2014Bring your ghouls and goblins for a night of not-too-scary Halloween fun at the Sedgwick County Zoo! Several ghoulish activities, like pumpkin bowling and beanbag tosses, can be found throughout the Zoo. Wear your costumes if you dare and take a stroll down jack-o-lantern lane, creep up to candy stations and let your spirit come alive! You can wander the Zoo at your leisure, visiting Dracula and the fortune tellers, playing fun Halloween games, seeing creepy displays, and visiting Candy Land on your way out! Please note: You might see animals in their outdoor exhibits (such as elephants, giraffes, and grizzly bears) but most animals will not be in attendance at this event. Advance tickets: $6.00 area QuikTrip Stores or online beginning Oct 1. Tickets purchased at gate: $6.00 for Zoo members and $8.00 for nonmembers. Children 2 and under do not need a ticket.
NT Live: Frankenstein
10/23/2014 to 10/24/2014National Theatre Live’s 2011 broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.
NT Live: Skylight
10/23/2014 to 10/24/2014On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Tanganyika's Pumpkins at the Park
10/24/2014 to 11/01/2014Tanganyika's Halloween Spooktacular, Pumpkins at the Park, is back for 2014. Loads of fun for all ages including: - Pumpkin Trail - 400+ lighted pumpkins and 15 Candy Stations. - Henry's Haunted Inflatable - 50ft Inflatable Haunted House Obstacle Course - Dr. Frank N. Stein's Mystery Show - Haunted Hay Rides - The Terrifying Cage Maze of Doom - The Chamber of Mystery - Mind-blowing 3D Blacklight Maze - Fun Halloween games with FREE prizes For adults, try the "magic potions" (a.k.a beer and mixed drinks) All proceeds go to support the Winter Fund to support the animals.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Women's Association of the Wichita Symphony 2014 Fall Luncheon
10/24/2014 to 10/24/2014The Women’s Association of the Wichita Symphony will hold its Fall luncheon on Friday, October 24th, at Eaton Venue. 523 East Douglas, Wichita, KS. Following lunch at 12, a musical program will be presented by the String Duo of John Harrison on violin and Mark Foley on Double Bass. Before the luncheon at 11:30 a.m., the Youth Symphony Quartet will perform. The cost of the lunch is $17. Call Janet Elliott at 265-4492 by October 18 to make reservations. Guests are welcome.
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
34th Annual Wichita Asian Festival
10/25/2014 to 10/25/2014The annual festival features a large food court, cultural performances on the main stage, and the Miss Asian Festival Scholarship Pageant. It is organized by volunteers of the Wichita Asian Association and attracts about 6,000 people from around the city, state, and Midwest region.
Alefs Bike-R-Treat
10/25/2014 to 10/25/2014Alefs is celebrating the fall season with our first annual Bike-R-Treat! Come join us Saturday October 25th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for a fun, safe and spooky trick or treating experience for all ages. Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and come enjoy the festivities! Starting October 1st we will have a coloring contest for those 12 and under with a fun prize for the winner. Drop off pictures all through October till October 25th by 2 p.m. at the customer information desk inside Alefs. You can find a link on our website under our promotions page or pick up the coloring picture in-store. Winner will be announced at 2 p.m. during Bike-R-Treat.
American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell
09/27/2014 to 01/04/2015American Moderns, 1910–1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell presents 57 artworks from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in an exploration of the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity. Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the 53 paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the period, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. Significant works by these and other artists in the exhibition exemplify their unique contributions to modern culture. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. The United States emerged as an international power of economic, industrial, and military might, while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression. New technologies fundamentally changed the pace and nature of all aspects of modern life. America’s increasingly diverse and mobile population challenged old social patterns and clamored for the equality and opportunities promised by the American dream. Art witnessed similarly dramatic changes as many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context.
ArtVenture: Art Detectives Want to Know Who Dunnit?
10/25/2014 to 10/25/2014To celebrate Wichita Public Library's annual Big Read and Dashiell Hammett's literary detective style, WAM will have a special Who Dunnit? Scavenger Hunt. Complimentary copies of Big Read youth books will be given to all families completing the ArtVenture activities. Participants are encouraged to celebrate Halloween a little early by dressing up in detective flair. Visit the art studio for a hands-on artmaking project. ArtVentures are drop-in explorations. Saturdays are always FREE at WAM.
Aviation Programs by Author Historian Edward H. Phillips
10/25/2014 to 10/26/2014Aviation historian & author Edward H. Phillips will present programs on Saturday, October 25th & Sunday, October 26th celebrating a special aviation exhibit at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. On Saturday, Phillips discusses the dawn of Wichita aviation 1911-1929. Sunday's programs include the history of Travel Air and Walter Beech, the genesis and production of the Type R "Mystery Ship" racing monoplane and the air races of the 1920s and 1930s. Edward H. Phillips has researched and written eight books on the unique and rich aviation history that belongs to Wichita, Kansas. Phillips holds degrees from the University of North Dakota, is a pilot and advanced ground instructor. He has worked for Beech Aircraft Corporation, Piedmont Airlines and is a writer for Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine.
Book Signing/Reading: R.H. Ramsey
10/25/2014 to 10/25/2014WAGING WAR ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Event: Book Signing/Reading Reason: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Location: Derby Public Library 1600 E Walnut Grove Derby, KS 67037 Date: Oct. 25, 12pm – 2pm4 Contact: Rhonda Ramsey at ari.r.james@gmail.com Local woman uses fiction to help others understand abuse WICHITA, Kan.— Domestic violence has been in the news quite a bit lately with the firing of an NFL player caught on tape punching his fiancé in an elevator. And while October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, one local author is very aware of the problem every day of the year. While her husband is serving our country, Rhonda Ramsey has been waging war on domestic violence using the power of the written word. Ramsey, who writes as R.H. Ramsey, has published four books that she hopes, will change the way people view victims and survivors of abuse. The newest book was just released in August. “I had heard people saying things like ‘if that were me, I would have done this,” said Ramsey. “Or criticizing victims for not leaving. It can happen to anyone and you really have no way to know what you would do until you go through it.” Ramsey’s novels detail the lives of strong women, who have their own careers, and find themselves in abusive situations. Readers learn the pathology of the abuser and see that domestic violence does not always mean physical scars. Ramsey says it is vital to her to get across the message that those who are abused do not fall into any particular category of race, personality, or social class. “These are women who would not have thought they would have ever been in that situation,” said Ramsey. “I just want people to be aware. Awareness brings empathy and that is what victims need.” Ramsey will be at Derby Public Library 1600 E Walnut Grove Derby, KS 67037, signing and reading from her newest release, “Like Shards of Glass,” from 12pm – 2pm. For more information you can RH Ramsey at ari.r.james@gmail.com.
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints
10/01/2014 to 11/30/2014From 1944 to 2004, Bruce Conner, an internationally recognized multimedia artist with Kansas roots, produced almost one hundred print editions. Celebrate sixty years of works on paper by one of the most radical artists of the Beat Generation.
Dead End Zone
10/18/2014 to 10/25/2014When it comes to thrills, chills and non-stop action, Dead End Zone delivers. Your journey will begin through a field of the living dead on our hair-raising haunted hayride. Rain or shine, face your demons see if you can outrun the chainsaws, or try your luck in the Fun House with the Clowns or the Bloody Pig Barn. Every turn is full of heart-stopping thrills and chills, every step echoed by blood-curdling screams. For the ultimate experience be sure to re-visit the Dead End Zone often as cast and crew change nightly. Experience the heart of horror right here in Colwich at the Dead End Zone. The Dead End Zone is an outdoor haunted attraction sponsored by the Andale High School Booster Club.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
Fright Flight
10/25/2014 to 10/25/2014

Great music with DJ Tight Pants of Channel 96.3. $100 for the best costume. Fantastic Food (featuring Ghoulash). Exciting Astrological, Tarot and Psychic Readings. Spooky Stories of Historic Terminal Hauntings by KAM Executive Director Lon Smith. Scary Walk Through of the Most Haunted Area of the Historic Terminal. Plus Self-Guided Tour of the Entire Museum. Cash Bar by Exclusive Event Services.

Hay, Hooves and Halloween
10/25/2014 to 10/25/2014An all day event for families to enjoy the Halloween spirit. Activities include: -Costume Contest -Costume Parade -Trick or Treat -Kids Crafts -Face painting or Tattoos -Wedding of the Dead -Story of Sleepy Hollow -The Headless Horseman chasing Ichabod Crane
Holy Cross Shopping Bazaar
10/25/2014 to 10/25/2014Our bazaar is held annually. This year, our 7th annual event will be the last Saturday of October from 9a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend (strollers are welcome!) and admission is FREE! There’s something for everyone to enjoy while browsing and shopping our 80+ vendors. Our Holy Cross School Booster Club provides mouthwatering cinnamon rolls and other breakfast specialties. Hungry for lunch? You won’t be able to pass up the homemade chicken salad sandwiches and delicious soups.
House on Fire
10/22/2014 to 10/26/2014Annual House on Fire Spiritual Conference, held at Christian Faith Centre, 1130 S. Broadway, Wichita Ks. 316-682-3534. Event is free of charge and features inspirational speakers, Christian classes, a nationally known Christian comedian by the name of Mother Spirit, gospel workshops and much more. The event is open to youth as well as adults. A luncheon will be offered on Saturday at a cost of $10. Luncheon is catered by Jason's Deli and is optional to attend. Call the Church office for further details at 316 682-3534.
How I Became A Pirate
10/10/2014 to 11/01/2014Join us for delightful children's theatre shows for all ages!

Individual tickets are just $15.00 per person*
Tickets include a kids' fare lunch: Hot dogs, chicken nuggets, french fries, macaroni and cheese, applesauce and a cookie for dessert.

Matinee performances are Friday and Saturdays. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., buffet is at 11:15 a.m. and the show starts at 12:30 p.m.

Call our box office at 316-612-7696 for tickets or information on group discounts for any occasion.

*Does not include tax.

Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: How Far is Far?
10/17/2014 to 10/25/2014Planets and stars are only a bit more than a stone's throw away, right? During this program we will observe a gas giant planet, a multiple star, a cluster of stars, a nebule and a nearby galaxy as we discuss just how far away they really are and how we determine vast distances in space. This program will run Oct. 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 Nov. 14-15, 21-22, Dec. 12-13, 19-20.
Live and Direct
07/25/2014 to 12/26/2014The best live acoustic, rock, jazz, blues and world music from the region and beyond is at Taste and See Global Cuisine every Friday and Saturday night.
Live at 2 1 5 Presents the Loony Bin Comedy Club
07/10/2014 The Loony Bin Comedy Club is back in full swing and now located inside the beautiful new Live at 2 1 5 Performance Theater on 215 N. St. Francis. Every Thursday through Saturday, the Loony Bin brings in top talent of nationally touring comedians that you see or hear on The Bob and Tom Show, Comedy Central, Showtime, HBO and Youtube. Check out everything that is coming up at Live at 2 1 5 and buy your tickets online at www.liveat215.com.
Mini Used Book Sale
10/25/2014 to 10/25/2014Sponsored by the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum, the Mini Used Book Sale, held in the Boeing Foyer, is just as selective but not quite as expansive as the May Art and Book Fair. Come add to your library from an excellent selection of gently used volumes on art and other subjects.
Mini Used Book Sale
10/25/2014 to 10/25/2014Sponsored by the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum, the Mini Used Book Sale, held in the Boeing Foyer, is just as selective but not quite as expansive as the May Art and Book Fair. Come add to your library from an excellent selection of gently used volumes on art and other subjects.
Night of the Living Zoo
10/24/2014 to 10/26/2014Bring your ghouls and goblins for a night of not-too-scary Halloween fun at the Sedgwick County Zoo! Several ghoulish activities, like pumpkin bowling and beanbag tosses, can be found throughout the Zoo. Wear your costumes if you dare and take a stroll down jack-o-lantern lane, creep up to candy stations and let your spirit come alive! You can wander the Zoo at your leisure, visiting Dracula and the fortune tellers, playing fun Halloween games, seeing creepy displays, and visiting Candy Land on your way out! Please note: You might see animals in their outdoor exhibits (such as elephants, giraffes, and grizzly bears) but most animals will not be in attendance at this event. Advance tickets: $6.00 area QuikTrip Stores or online beginning Oct 1. Tickets purchased at gate: $6.00 for Zoo members and $8.00 for nonmembers. Children 2 and under do not need a ticket.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
POST 4 CANTEEN
05/24/2014 Post 4 Canteen, a monthly program, was designed to provide education, entertainment, patriotism and service to others and to do our part to teach what makes our great nation what it is today. There will be veterans telling about their military experiences as guest speakers. We will show video documentaries, have live entertainment, watch classic movies (military and box office), do special ceremonies and special events. American veterans have paid a high price for our freedom. Help us keep the dream of freedom alive by demonstrating to this and the next generation, the love of peace and freedom. The movies are FREE! Popcorn is fresh and you can really smell it! www.post4canteen.com. Bring the whole family!
Pumpkin Patch Block Party
10/25/2014 to 10/25/2014The City of Derby, Weigand Realtors and Verus Bank invite you and your family to celebrate the fall season in Derby. The event includes free pumpkins (while they last), hot dogs, treats, the Derby Fire & Rescue Safety House and Derby Police Department Ident-A-Kid. Derby Public Works will have its Water Conservation display there and Derby Senior Services will provide information as well. State Farm Agent Rael Hodgson will hold a bike rodeo to teach kids about bicycle safety. The Kansas Highway Patrol and Sedgwick County EMS, Sheriff, Health Department, 911 and Emergency Management will also have displays. The event will be held in the parking lot of Rock River Rapids. Kids are welcome to wear their costumes.
Schuyler Jones Book Signing
10/25/2014 to 10/25/2014Schuyler Jones will sign copies of HUNTING AND TRADING ON THE GREAT PLAINS 1859-1875 and A STRANGER ABRAOD.
Scotty & The Soultones - LIVE
10/25/2014 to 10/25/2014Comes to Bob & Luigi's! A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the American Diabetes Association here in Wichita!

This very energetic, 5-piece band is all about the music and making sure you have an awesome time. They are primarily a Rhythm & Blues band with a Motown, Rock 'N Roll party band mix. With popular covers and strong original songs that they have recorded and released, Scotty & the Soultones bring a dynamic, personable, and charismatic event to the stage with every show!

Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased in person at B&L's or over the phone (316) 744-9510. At the door, they will be $17. Mark your calendar RIGHT NOW! You don't want to miss this show!

Spooky Science
10/25/2014 to 10/26/2014Ghosts and ghouls will fill Exploration Place at this NEW family-friendly event. Oozing eyeballs, slimy snakes and glowing goblins will fill our halls for a ghostly-good time! You and your family will: •See explosive candy chemistry. • Build a haunted house in KEVA. •Encounter sheep brains and eyeballs dissections. •Crawl through a spider web obstacle course. •Create a creepy creature to take home. •See owls from the Eagle Valley Raptor Center (Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday, noon - 3 p.m. Located in Discovery Room A.) Also, make your way through the morbidly-fascinating traveling exhibit, Eww! What's Eating You? and wear your Halloween costume! Included in general museum admission, free for members.
Tanganyika's Pumpkins at the Park
10/24/2014 to 11/01/2014Tanganyika's Halloween Spooktacular, Pumpkins at the Park, is back for 2014. Loads of fun for all ages including: - Pumpkin Trail - 400+ lighted pumpkins and 15 Candy Stations. - Henry's Haunted Inflatable - 50ft Inflatable Haunted House Obstacle Course - Dr. Frank N. Stein's Mystery Show - Haunted Hay Rides - The Terrifying Cage Maze of Doom - The Chamber of Mystery - Mind-blowing 3D Blacklight Maze - Fun Halloween games with FREE prizes For adults, try the "magic potions" (a.k.a beer and mixed drinks) All proceeds go to support the Winter Fund to support the animals.
Trunk Or Treat, Car, Truck and Bike show
10/25/2014 to 10/25/2014Car show starts at 11 a.m., registration for car show starts at 10 a.m., $15 per vehicle. Kids are welcome to come out from 11 to 4:30 in costume and Trick or Treat around the vehicles and sponsors of the event. Food will be available for purchase.
Trunk-Or-Treat
10/25/2014 to 10/25/2014Ascension Lutheran Church will host a Trunk-or-Treat event at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. Come in your costumes and join us for an evening of fun and treats in a safe environment.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Wichita Home Remodeling & Decorating Expo
10/25/2014 to 10/26/2014Check out hundreds of booths full of great ideas for updating the inside and outside of your home at special savings! Tour a home inside the show - fully furnished, beautifully decorated and completely landscaped! Enjoy healthy cooking demos with Chef Jeff! Learn amazing decorating and faux painting tips at seminars with Jennifer Allwood from www.themagicbrushinc.com Bring your attic treasures to the show for free antique appraisals!
Wichita Symphony: Dances of the Americas
10/25/2014 to 10/25/2014The Wichita Symphony presents a fiery program with dances that span North and South America. From the states we have the hustle (no, not disco) of urban America with the New Era Dance by Aaron Kernis and Aaron Copland’s beloved Suite from Appalachian Spring. Heading South into Mexico and Argentina we hear a dance from Arturo Marquéz and famed tango composer Astor Piazzola’s answer to The Four Seasons in a passionate Tango rendition.
Wichita Thunder vs Allen Americans
10/25/2014 to 10/25/2014
Wichita Thunder vs Allen Americans

Saturday, 10/25/14
7:05PM CDT
INTRUST Bank Arena
Wichita, KS
 
Buy 2 Tickets, Get 2 Free! 

Offer valid now through October 25.

CODE: BOGOHOME122 
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell
09/27/2014 to 01/04/2015American Moderns, 1910–1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell presents 57 artworks from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in an exploration of the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity. Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the 53 paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the period, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. Significant works by these and other artists in the exhibition exemplify their unique contributions to modern culture. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. The United States emerged as an international power of economic, industrial, and military might, while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression. New technologies fundamentally changed the pace and nature of all aspects of modern life. America’s increasingly diverse and mobile population challenged old social patterns and clamored for the equality and opportunities promised by the American dream. Art witnessed similarly dramatic changes as many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context.
Aviation Programs by Author Historian Edward H. Phillips
10/25/2014 to 10/26/2014Aviation historian & author Edward H. Phillips will present programs on Saturday, October 25th & Sunday, October 26th celebrating a special aviation exhibit at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. On Saturday, Phillips discusses the dawn of Wichita aviation 1911-1929. Sunday's programs include the history of Travel Air and Walter Beech, the genesis and production of the Type R "Mystery Ship" racing monoplane and the air races of the 1920s and 1930s. Edward H. Phillips has researched and written eight books on the unique and rich aviation history that belongs to Wichita, Kansas. Phillips holds degrees from the University of North Dakota, is a pilot and advanced ground instructor. He has worked for Beech Aircraft Corporation, Piedmont Airlines and is a writer for Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine.
Bootsy Collins at The Cotillion
10/26/2014 to 10/26/2014ootsy (born William Collins, October 26, 1951, Cincinnati) is one of the all-time great funk and R&B bassists/singer/bandleader. He formed his first group, the Pacesetters, in 1968, featuring Phelps “Catfish” Collins (his brother; guitar), Frankie “Kash” Waddy (drums), and Philippe Wynne (later of The Spinners fame). From 1969 to 1971, the group functioned as James Brown’s backup band and was dubbed the J.B.’s. In 1972, Bootsy joined George Clinton’s Parliament/Funkadelic. Collins and Clinton soon established a lifelong personal and musical friendship. He launched Bootsy’s Rubber Band as a spinoff of P-Funk in 1976, the band including his brother Phelps, Waddy (drums), Joel “Razor Sharp” Johnson (keyboards), Gary “Mudbone” Cooper (vocals), and Robert “P-Nut” Johnson (vocals), along with “the Horny Horns”. (He was sometimes billed alone as Bootsy, and sometimes as William “Bootsy” Collins.) Collins’ inspired, clever progressions and patterns were a vital part of such records as “Get Up, I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine.” The group became the House Guests after departing the JB’s, until Collins joined Clinton’s Parliament/Funkadelic empire in 1971. He co- wrote “Tear the Roof Off the Sucker” with Clinton and Jerome Brailey and established himself so effectively that Clinton urged him to form his own band. Bootsy’s Rubber Band emerged in 1976, a spirited ensemble that included Collins’ brother Phelps (“Catfish”), as well as fellow James Brown bandmembers Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker, Joel Johnson, Gary Cooper, Rick Gardner, and Richard Griffiths. (Collins also featured his alter egos “Bootzilla” and “Casper, the Friendly Ghost” as part of the stage act.) Their debut LP, Stretchin’ Out in Bootsy’s Rubber Band, and their second release, Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! equalled anything issued during Clinton’s peak period for idiomatic diversity, clever, bizarre humor, and outrageous lyrics. Both Ahh... and the third LP, Bootsy? Player of the Year, earned gold records and made it into the Top 20 on the pop charts. The single “Bootzilla” was his lone R&B chart topper in 1978, although “The Pinocchio Theory” also made the Top Ten. Collins recorded as both a solo artist and with the Rubber Band in the ’80s. He also did some special projects, such as a 1984 collaboration with Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads — using the name Bonzo Goes to Washington — that produced “5 Minutes (C-C-C- Club Mix),” featuring Ronald Reagan declaring nuclear war on the Soviet Union over a skittering rhythm track. In 1988, he returned on Columbia with the appropriately named What’s Bootsy Doin’? In 1989, Bootsy was a member of the Bootzilla Orchestra on Malcolm McLaren’s album Waltz Dancing. One year later, he became a featured guitarist and bassist with the dance music trio Deee-Lite, signed with 4th and Broadway, and also toured England with a group co-led by Parker and Wesley. Bootsy’s New Rubber Band released Blasters of the Universe in 1994, and Fresh Outta ‘P’ University followed four years later. Numerous Collins live shows and reissues appeared as the 21st century opened, and in 2006, the bassist actually released a Christmas album, Christmas Is 4 Ever, on Shout Records. In 2011, a conceptual album, The Funk Capital of the World, landed, featuring everyone from Ice Cube to Samuel L. Jackson on the guest list. SHOCK G WATCH Gregory E. Jacobs, known by the stage names Shock-G and Humpty Hump, is a musician and rapper best known as the lead vocalist for the hip hop group Digital Underground. He is also an accomplished pianist, visual artist, and music producer, responsible for D.U.'s "The Humpty Dance", Tupac Shakur's breakthrough single "I Get Around", and co- producer of 2Pac's debut album 2Pacalypse Now.
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints
10/01/2014 to 11/30/2014From 1944 to 2004, Bruce Conner, an internationally recognized multimedia artist with Kansas roots, produced almost one hundred print editions. Celebrate sixty years of works on paper by one of the most radical artists of the Beat Generation.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
Food Trucks at the Fountains
07/27/2014 to 10/26/2014Join some of Wichita's favorite food trucks for an afternoon of delicious homemade specials and live music at the beautiful WaterWalk Pavilion. Trucks involved so far: B.S. Sandwhich Press, Cake Face Bake Shop & Deli, Hopperoni Express, Let'm Eat Brats, The Flying Stove, & Ginger Lily Boutique.
House on Fire
10/22/2014 to 10/26/2014Annual House on Fire Spiritual Conference, held at Christian Faith Centre, 1130 S. Broadway, Wichita Ks. 316-682-3534. Event is free of charge and features inspirational speakers, Christian classes, a nationally known Christian comedian by the name of Mother Spirit, gospel workshops and much more. The event is open to youth as well as adults. A luncheon will be offered on Saturday at a cost of $10. Luncheon is catered by Jason's Deli and is optional to attend. Call the Church office for further details at 316 682-3534.
Lexi's 5K
10/26/2014 to 10/26/2014Lexi’s LAMB Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, was formed in 2007 in memory of Alexis Sparks. Our mission is to provide support for sick children and children with special needs through a partnership with parents, family, and medical staff. We work with local hospitals to meet these needs by providing items that help bring a sense of comfort and normalcy to the children. Items range from craft supplies and toys for the kids to meals for the parents while they are at the hospital with their child. Proceeds from this event will support Lexi’s LAMB Foundation and help us continue to touch the lives of many more children and their families.
Night of the Living Zoo
10/24/2014 to 10/26/2014Bring your ghouls and goblins for a night of not-too-scary Halloween fun at the Sedgwick County Zoo! Several ghoulish activities, like pumpkin bowling and beanbag tosses, can be found throughout the Zoo. Wear your costumes if you dare and take a stroll down jack-o-lantern lane, creep up to candy stations and let your spirit come alive! You can wander the Zoo at your leisure, visiting Dracula and the fortune tellers, playing fun Halloween games, seeing creepy displays, and visiting Candy Land on your way out! Please note: You might see animals in their outdoor exhibits (such as elephants, giraffes, and grizzly bears) but most animals will not be in attendance at this event. Advance tickets: $6.00 area QuikTrip Stores or online beginning Oct 1. Tickets purchased at gate: $6.00 for Zoo members and $8.00 for nonmembers. Children 2 and under do not need a ticket.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Spooky Science
10/25/2014 to 10/26/2014Ghosts and ghouls will fill Exploration Place at this NEW family-friendly event. Oozing eyeballs, slimy snakes and glowing goblins will fill our halls for a ghostly-good time! You and your family will: •See explosive candy chemistry. • Build a haunted house in KEVA. •Encounter sheep brains and eyeballs dissections. •Crawl through a spider web obstacle course. •Create a creepy creature to take home. •See owls from the Eagle Valley Raptor Center (Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday, noon - 3 p.m. Located in Discovery Room A.) Also, make your way through the morbidly-fascinating traveling exhibit, Eww! What's Eating You? and wear your Halloween costume! Included in general museum admission, free for members.
Tails and Spells K9 Karma's Annual Halloween Party
10/26/2014 to 10/26/2014K9 Karma has their Annual Tails and Spells Halloween Party coming up!! Tails and Spells is October 26th 12:00PM-6:00PM Sedgwick County Park- Sunflower Building 6501 W. 21st St. North Wichita, KS 67212 *Costume Contest for Dogs and Kid *Register at 3PM *Contest at 4PM *Dog and Kid Trick or Treat *Dog and Kid Games *Silent Auction *A few Special Booths *Wichita Animal Action League *Alex's House Dog Rescue *Offering Microchipping *All About Dogs Dog Grooming *Bake Sale- Dog and Humane Items Admission- Adults- $7 includes a goodie bag Children 17 and under- $5 includes goodie bag Silent Auction Number- $5 We have a special Raffle we will do at Tails and Spells, for every 20lbs of dog or cat food or cat litter you bring to Tails and Spells and Donate to K9 Karma you will get 1 Raffle Ticket!!! Bring a 40lb bag you will get 2 Raffle Tickets to enter!! The Prize is going to be an awesome basket put together by K9 Karma, help us get some dog food, cat food, and cat litter, and get a chance to win an awesome basket!!! Dogs are welcome but please make sure everyone is current on shots and must be on a leash!! More Information on our Facebook Event page https://www.facebook.com/events/729536773779905. We Hope To See You ALL there!
Tanganyika's Pumpkins at the Park
10/24/2014 to 11/01/2014Tanganyika's Halloween Spooktacular, Pumpkins at the Park, is back for 2014. Loads of fun for all ages including: - Pumpkin Trail - 400+ lighted pumpkins and 15 Candy Stations. - Henry's Haunted Inflatable - 50ft Inflatable Haunted House Obstacle Course - Dr. Frank N. Stein's Mystery Show - Haunted Hay Rides - The Terrifying Cage Maze of Doom - The Chamber of Mystery - Mind-blowing 3D Blacklight Maze - Fun Halloween games with FREE prizes For adults, try the "magic potions" (a.k.a beer and mixed drinks) All proceeds go to support the Winter Fund to support the animals.
The 1989 Wichita State Baseball National Championship Player Reunion
10/26/2014 to 10/26/2014The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame will be hosting the 1989 Wichita State Baseball National Championship Player Reunion meet and greet on Sunday, October 26 from 2 to 5. The event is free and most of the players from the team will be in attendance as well as Hall of Fame Coach Gene Stephenson.
The Legendary Bootsy Collins and the Rubber Band
10/26/2014 to 10/26/2014One of Funk Music’s most influential, and outrageous players—Bootsy Collins—will tear the roof off of St Louis with a special concert on Sunday, October 26 at The Cotillion. The Concert will feature a full band complete with horn section—with many members of the original Rubber Band. Concert-goers can expect to hear hits from Bootsy’s Rubber Band, as well as favorites from his days in Parliament/Funkadelic. “We’re proud and excited to bring Bootsy Collins to Wichita. His live shows are incredible,“ said Live Entertainment’s Lionel Wilson. “The addition of Digital Underground’s Shock G on the ticket just adds to the excitement.” Concert seating begins at 6PM. Show starts at 7PM. Tickets are available at the Cotillion box office and online at www.thecotillion.com. The Cotillion is located at 11120 W Kellogg Dr, Wichita, KS 67209.
Trunk-Or-Treat
10/26/2014 to 10/26/2014Ascension Lutheran Church will host a Trunk-or-Treat event at 6:30pm on Sunday, Oct. 26. Come in your costumes and join us for an evening of fun and treats in a safe environment.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Wichita Home Remodeling & Decorating Expo
10/25/2014 to 10/26/2014Check out hundreds of booths full of great ideas for updating the inside and outside of your home at special savings! Tour a home inside the show - fully furnished, beautifully decorated and completely landscaped! Enjoy healthy cooking demos with Chef Jeff! Learn amazing decorating and faux painting tips at seminars with Jennifer Allwood from www.themagicbrushinc.com Bring your attic treasures to the show for free antique appraisals!
Wichita Symphony: Dances of the Americas
10/26/2014 to 10/26/2014The Wichita Symphony presents a fiery program with dances that span North and South America. From the states we have the hustle (no, not disco) of urban America with the New Era Dance by Aaron Kernis and Aaron Copland’s beloved Suite from Appalachian Spring. Heading South into Mexico and Argentina we hear a dance from Arturo Marquéz and famed tango composer Astor Piazzola’s answer to The Four Seasons in a passionate Tango rendition.
Art on a Monday with John and Connie Ernatt
10/27/2014 to 10/27/2014The Friends of the Wichita Art Museum offer their popular program combining luncheon and lectures on Monday with John and Connie Ernatt, co-owners of Diver Studio. Painter John Ernatt was one of the co-founders of Wichita's artist collaborative Fisch Haus. Sculptor Connie Ernatt has many public commissions, including Sedgwick County's Law Enforcement Memorial and the caged troll by the Keeper of the Plains sculpture. Lunch in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall at noon. Lecture in the Howard E. Wooden Lecture Hall at 1 p.m.. RSVP deadline is Tuesday, October 21. Your check for $35 per person payable to the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum is your reservation. Please send to Debbie Deuser at WAM, 1400 W. Museum Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
PREVIEW SCREENING: ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century: Secrets
10/27/2014 to 10/27/2014Join us for a month of preview screenings of this award-winning PBS television series, back for a seventh season. Hour-long documentary films provide unique access to some of the most compelling artists of our time. In the second episode, “Secrets,” artists share some of the secrets that are intrinsic to their work. Learn about the paintings of Elliott Hundley, ceramic sculptures by Arlene Shechet, and documentary photography by Trevor Paglen.
Treasure Tales at Museum of World Treasures
06/30/2014 to 05/25/2015Ivan's Treasure Tales is a new program at the Museum of World Treasures! It takes place the last Monday of the month from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. The program is FREE with admission to the museum. This is a preschool-aged program that includes a small Museum tour, the story listed below, and a craft or activity related to the story.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell
09/27/2014 to 01/04/2015American Moderns, 1910–1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell presents 57 artworks from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in an exploration of the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity. Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the 53 paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the period, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. Significant works by these and other artists in the exhibition exemplify their unique contributions to modern culture. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. The United States emerged as an international power of economic, industrial, and military might, while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression. New technologies fundamentally changed the pace and nature of all aspects of modern life. America’s increasingly diverse and mobile population challenged old social patterns and clamored for the equality and opportunities promised by the American dream. Art witnessed similarly dramatic changes as many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context.
Art Start: Be an Art Detective (Family Session)
10/28/2014 to 10/28/2014Art Start is an educational program for preschoolers ages 3 to 5. Each month, children explore a new theme related to the making and meaning of works of art in the museum’s collection. A multi faceted curriculum engages preschoolers in the looking, listening, and creating activities of the visual arts that emphasize the State of Kansas early learning skills standards. Art Start family sessions are offered every Tuesday at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Group sessions are Thursdays and Fridays at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Reservations are required. Admission is free for children ages 3 to 5 and their parent/guardian; regular admission is charged for children ages 6 and older. Of course, members are always free! Email education@wichitaartmuseum.org to reserve your spot or click the link.
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints
10/01/2014 to 11/30/2014From 1944 to 2004, Bruce Conner, an internationally recognized multimedia artist with Kansas roots, produced almost one hundred print editions. Celebrate sixty years of works on paper by one of the most radical artists of the Beat Generation.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Tickle Me Tuesdays at Ernie Biggs
09/30/2014 to 12/02/2014The best underground comedy show in town featuring Wichita's finest and headliners from all over the Midwest. Always wanted to try comedy? Show up at 8 p.m. and we will share the stage.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Watercolor Class by Barbara Stecklein
10/07/2014 to 10/28/2014This 4-week class is designed for those who would like to learn and enjoy watercolor painting or improve already established skills. It is for the beginner to intermediate level adult. Paintings will range from simple practice sketches to more complex watercolor compositions. You will experiment with various techniques, papers, paints and brushes, and becoming familiar with the many ways of making a watercolor painting. Supplies will be provided for the first class. Please bring any supplies you are currently using to class. A list of supplies will be provided at class as needed. Cost: $60 for entire 4 weeks Reserve your space by calling: 316.321.1212
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell
09/27/2014 to 01/04/2015American Moderns, 1910–1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell presents 57 artworks from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in an exploration of the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity. Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the 53 paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the period, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. Significant works by these and other artists in the exhibition exemplify their unique contributions to modern culture. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. The United States emerged as an international power of economic, industrial, and military might, while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression. New technologies fundamentally changed the pace and nature of all aspects of modern life. America’s increasingly diverse and mobile population challenged old social patterns and clamored for the equality and opportunities promised by the American dream. Art witnessed similarly dramatic changes as many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context.
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints
10/01/2014 to 11/30/2014From 1944 to 2004, Bruce Conner, an internationally recognized multimedia artist with Kansas roots, produced almost one hundred print editions. Celebrate sixty years of works on paper by one of the most radical artists of the Beat Generation.
Community Night at the Indian Center
09/17/2014 Community Night is a chance for the American Indian community and the public to take part in a variety of activities that are part of the American Indian culture. Community Night is free and everyone is welcome. For more information, call (316) 350-3340.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
Head Start Day of Play
10/29/2014 to 10/29/2014Play. By just sitting and playing with Head Start kids, we can help them explore design, construction, imagination and much more! Do you remember Caine’s Arcade? It was a 2011 viral video of a flashmob encouraging the creativity of a 9-year-old boy who built an arcade out of cardboard and scraps. It’s now grown into Global Day of Play with 81,963 participants and 32 participating countries. This year, we will flashmob Head Start kids in celebration of Head Start’s 50th Anniversary year. Please help us collect fun reusables like cardboard, styrofoam blocks, paper towel tubes, milk caps, etc.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell
09/27/2014 to 01/04/2015American Moderns, 1910–1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell presents 57 artworks from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in an exploration of the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity. Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the 53 paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the period, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. Significant works by these and other artists in the exhibition exemplify their unique contributions to modern culture. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. The United States emerged as an international power of economic, industrial, and military might, while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression. New technologies fundamentally changed the pace and nature of all aspects of modern life. America’s increasingly diverse and mobile population challenged old social patterns and clamored for the equality and opportunities promised by the American dream. Art witnessed similarly dramatic changes as many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context.
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints
10/01/2014 to 11/30/2014From 1944 to 2004, Bruce Conner, an internationally recognized multimedia artist with Kansas roots, produced almost one hundred print editions. Celebrate sixty years of works on paper by one of the most radical artists of the Beat Generation.
Coffee with the Curator at Museum of World Treasures
06/26/2014 to 10/30/2014On the last Thursday of every month, join a staff member, volunteer, or guest speaker for a fun and educational informal lecture. Enjoy coffee from The Spice Merchant, pastries, and new friendships. Although this program is designed for seniors, everyone is welcome to attend. This event is sponsored in part by The Spice Merchant, Wichita's original gourmet coffee roaster.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
Graduation Ceremony featuring the (K)NO(W) CLUE Runway Show
10/30/2014 to 10/30/2014Join us on Thursday, October 30th as our Cosmetology and Esthetics students showcase their talent at their graduation ceremony featuring the (K)NO(W) CLUE Runway Show! Hair, makeup and show created by Eric Fisher Academy Future Professionals. Event open to the public. Limited seating available starting at 5:15 p.m.
KNOB New Music Festival
10/30/2014 to 11/01/2014A three-day music festival featuring both local and national musicians. The KNOB New Music Festival is an annual celebration of experimental and unconventional musical disciplines, in the fields of both composition and performance.
Live at 2 1 5 Presents the Loony Bin Comedy Club
07/10/2014 The Loony Bin Comedy Club is back in full swing and now located inside the beautiful new Live at 2 1 5 Performance Theater on 215 N. St. Francis. Every Thursday through Saturday, the Loony Bin brings in top talent of nationally touring comedians that you see or hear on The Bob and Tom Show, Comedy Central, Showtime, HBO and Youtube. Check out everything that is coming up at Live at 2 1 5 and buy your tickets online at www.liveat215.com.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell
09/27/2014 to 01/04/2015American Moderns, 1910–1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell presents 57 artworks from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in an exploration of the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity. Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the 53 paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the period, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. Significant works by these and other artists in the exhibition exemplify their unique contributions to modern culture. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. The United States emerged as an international power of economic, industrial, and military might, while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression. New technologies fundamentally changed the pace and nature of all aspects of modern life. America’s increasingly diverse and mobile population challenged old social patterns and clamored for the equality and opportunities promised by the American dream. Art witnessed similarly dramatic changes as many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context.
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints
10/01/2014 to 11/30/2014From 1944 to 2004, Bruce Conner, an internationally recognized multimedia artist with Kansas roots, produced almost one hundred print editions. Celebrate sixty years of works on paper by one of the most radical artists of the Beat Generation.
Discovery Days at Museum of World Treasures
10/31/2014 to 05/31/2015On the last Saturday of every month, school age children can participate in this educational, family-friendly program from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Come in anytime during those four hours, and leave when you're ready. This is an open program that is FREE with Museum admission. Programs may include themed scavenger hunts, artifact exploration, crafts, games, and take-home prizes. Every month is different, fun, and educational!
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
FASHION RUNWAY
08/01/2014 Meet each Friday for 5 drawing lessons designed for the aspiring fashionista. Step into the shoes of a magazine editor as you design and draw the eye-catching fashion magazine cover. And let us not forget the purses! Design the perfect purse to go along with the outfit of your dreams. And, finally, draw your model stepping out onto the runway in your fashion originals. If you love to design clothes and are hip to the latest fashions, this is the drawing workshop that is the perfect fit.
Final Friday at CityArts
09/26/2014 Join us at CityArts on Final Fridays to see the opening of our new exhibits. Each exhibit is displayed for one month.
How I Became A Pirate
10/10/2014 to 11/01/2014Join us for delightful children's theatre shows for all ages!

Individual tickets are just $15.00 per person*
Tickets include a kids' fare lunch: Hot dogs, chicken nuggets, french fries, macaroni and cheese, applesauce and a cookie for dessert.

Matinee performances are Friday and Saturdays. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., buffet is at 11:15 a.m. and the show starts at 12:30 p.m.

Call our box office at 316-612-7696 for tickets or information on group discounts for any occasion.

*Does not include tax.

KNOB New Music Festival
10/30/2014 to 11/01/2014A three-day music festival featuring both local and national musicians. The KNOB New Music Festival is an annual celebration of experimental and unconventional musical disciplines, in the fields of both composition and performance.
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Reflections of the Moon
10/31/2014 to 11/01/2014Sunlight reflecting off the surface of the moon shows us craters, mountains, and smooth, dark maria. Join us as we explore this harsh landscape through the Observatory's big telescope. We will also observe the two most distant planets in our solar system, Uranus and Neptune. This program will run Oct. 3-4, 31 Nov. 1, 7-8,28,29 Dec. 5-6.
Live and Direct
07/25/2014 to 12/26/2014The best live acoustic, rock, jazz, blues and world music from the region and beyond is at Taste and See Global Cuisine every Friday and Saturday night.
Live at 2 1 5 Presents the Loony Bin Comedy Club
07/10/2014 The Loony Bin Comedy Club is back in full swing and now located inside the beautiful new Live at 2 1 5 Performance Theater on 215 N. St. Francis. Every Thursday through Saturday, the Loony Bin brings in top talent of nationally touring comedians that you see or hear on The Bob and Tom Show, Comedy Central, Showtime, HBO and Youtube. Check out everything that is coming up at Live at 2 1 5 and buy your tickets online at www.liveat215.com.
Mall-O-Ween
10/31/2014 to 10/31/2014Towne East Square invites Wichita families to take part in spooktacular Halloween activities as part of the annual Simon Kidgits Club “Mall-O-Ween” event. Little monsters, superheroes, princesses and witches will enjoy cauldrons full of candy, fun and activities! As an added treat, the first 200 Kidgits members will receive a goody bag filled with candy, a Halloween glow stick, an Auntie Anne's pretzel coupon and a plush hairball character toy. Families will also have the chance to trick-or-treat at participating stores. Not a Kidgits Member? A yearly membership is just $5 and includes access to Kidgits events, birthday gifts and more! Visit Simon Guest Services or www.simon.com/kidgits for more information. Simon Kidgits Club “Mall-O-Ween” (Center Court): from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. •Mall-Wide Trick-or-Treating (Sears Court): from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Monster Mash
10/31/2014 to 10/31/2014The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “Monster Mash,” curated by Jim Johnson, as the third show of its 2014-2015 season. The exhibit of prints inspired by famous horror stories such as Dracula and Frankenstein, will begin with a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. The show will run through Nov. 21. Both the reception and admission to the gallery are free and open to the public. The prints were created by artist John D. Boyd, who passed away in 2012. Boyd was a fan of scary stories, which inspired him when making prints. Characters such as Frankenstein, Dracula and King Kong became the starting point for his lithographs and intaglios.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Tanganyika's Pumpkins at the Park
10/24/2014 to 11/01/2014Tanganyika's Halloween Spooktacular, Pumpkins at the Park, is back for 2014. Loads of fun for all ages including: - Pumpkin Trail - 400+ lighted pumpkins and 15 Candy Stations. - Henry's Haunted Inflatable - 50ft Inflatable Haunted House Obstacle Course - Dr. Frank N. Stein's Mystery Show - Haunted Hay Rides - The Terrifying Cage Maze of Doom - The Chamber of Mystery - Mind-blowing 3D Blacklight Maze - Fun Halloween games with FREE prizes For adults, try the "magic potions" (a.k.a beer and mixed drinks) All proceeds go to support the Winter Fund to support the animals.
Treats, Not Tricks
10/31/2014 to 10/31/2014This October 31st, you want your kids to have fun and get all the good stuff, without worrying about bad influences, dark streets, unpredictable strangers or unpleasant surprises. That’s why you and your kids are invited to Countryside Christian Church’s Treats, Not Tricks! Countryside Christian Church promises to load up your little ones with lots of treats and lots of fun in a friendly indoor neighborhood where you won’t need to worry! Families are welcome to drop by Countryside Christian Church on October 31st, between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. There will be safe trick or treating, live entertainment, inflatables, carnival games, food trucks, a hay ride, refreshments, and door prizes, plus you with enough treats to share! Countryside Christian Church is just north of Pawnee at 1919 S Rock Road. Call 686-7206 for more details. Treats, Not Tricks is fun for the whole family. October 31st from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Trunk or Treat +
10/31/2014 to 10/31/2014Fun for the family! Come decorate your vehicle or just vote for your favorite. While you're here take part in a pumpkin roll, Mummy wrap, or bully prevention class.
Trunk or Treat at Eastminster
10/31/2014 to 10/31/2014Trunk or Treat is a safe, fun Halloween alternative held in the parking lot of Eastminster Church. It's the perfect event for families to enjoy together, with something for all ages. Kids can visit trunks decorated in exciting themes to "trunk or treat" for candy, enjoy fun games, bounce in inflatables, take a hay rack ride, munch on hot dogs and treats, and make new friends. It's a safe, non-scary night for the entire family, so come join us! Best of all, it's totally free!
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
"Think Again! An Evening of Uncertainty"
11/01/2014 to 11/01/2014Kansas-based mentalist and corporate entertainer Curtis Waltermire presents an evening show full of mind-bending and humorous demonstrations of the power of the human mind. Come and watch in amazement as Curtis tells randomly selected audience members the names of people they're thinking of, their favorite movies, makes incredible predictions come true, performs crazy feats while blindfolded, and even challenges people to lie to him and see if they can get away with it. Think you have a good "Poker Face?" Come and put Curtis to the test! It is an unpredictable evening full of mystery and wonder. It's highly entertaining mental magic for an astute and clevcer audience. And just when you think you know what's happening, THINK AGAIN!
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell
09/27/2014 to 01/04/2015American Moderns, 1910–1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell presents 57 artworks from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in an exploration of the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity. Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the 53 paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the period, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. Significant works by these and other artists in the exhibition exemplify their unique contributions to modern culture. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. The United States emerged as an international power of economic, industrial, and military might, while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression. New technologies fundamentally changed the pace and nature of all aspects of modern life. America’s increasingly diverse and mobile population challenged old social patterns and clamored for the equality and opportunities promised by the American dream. Art witnessed similarly dramatic changes as many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context.
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints
10/01/2014 to 11/30/2014From 1944 to 2004, Bruce Conner, an internationally recognized multimedia artist with Kansas roots, produced almost one hundred print editions. Celebrate sixty years of works on paper by one of the most radical artists of the Beat Generation.
Diwali 2014: Festival of Lights (Indian Cultural Event)
11/01/2014 to 11/01/2014To put it simply, this is the celebration of good versus evil. Think of it as the 4th of July and Christmas all wrapped up in one day. The celebration is based on ancient Indian mythological stories that formed the epic Ramayana...It is an event not to be missed with food, and quality cultural performances.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
Heroes Gala: Celebrating with Heroes, Humor & Hope
11/01/2014 to 11/01/2014This year's event will include a keynote presentation and performance by Deondra and Desirae Brown who are Julliard trained distinguished pianists and heroic survivors of child abuse. This inspirational event is designed to recognize and support local heroes in Sedgwick County that include the professionals in the field of child abuse and also the victims and survivors who we serve each year. Proceeds from the Gala go toward general operating expenses for essential services to children who have experienced abuse: advocacy, support, therapy, and coordination of services.
How I Became A Pirate
10/10/2014 to 11/01/2014Join us for delightful children's theatre shows for all ages!

Individual tickets are just $15.00 per person*
Tickets include a kids' fare lunch: Hot dogs, chicken nuggets, french fries, macaroni and cheese, applesauce and a cookie for dessert.

Matinee performances are Friday and Saturdays. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., buffet is at 11:15 a.m. and the show starts at 12:30 p.m.

Call our box office at 316-612-7696 for tickets or information on group discounts for any occasion.

*Does not include tax.

Kansas Orchid Society Fall Show and Sale
11/01/2014 to 11/02/2014Free Admission for all ages. The Orchid Show has beautiful floral displays and vendors with plants and supplies. KOS members will be available to provide information and answer questions on Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
KNOB New Music Festival
10/30/2014 to 11/01/2014A three-day music festival featuring both local and national musicians. The KNOB New Music Festival is an annual celebration of experimental and unconventional musical disciplines, in the fields of both composition and performance.
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Reflections of the Moon
10/31/2014 to 11/01/2014Sunlight reflecting off the surface of the moon shows us craters, mountains, and smooth, dark maria. Join us as we explore this harsh landscape through the Observatory's big telescope. We will also observe the two most distant planets in our solar system, Uranus and Neptune. This program will run Oct. 3-4, 31 Nov. 1, 7-8,28,29 Dec. 5-6.
Live and Direct
07/25/2014 to 12/26/2014The best live acoustic, rock, jazz, blues and world music from the region and beyond is at Taste and See Global Cuisine every Friday and Saturday night.
Live at 2 1 5 Presents the Loony Bin Comedy Club
07/10/2014 The Loony Bin Comedy Club is back in full swing and now located inside the beautiful new Live at 2 1 5 Performance Theater on 215 N. St. Francis. Every Thursday through Saturday, the Loony Bin brings in top talent of nationally touring comedians that you see or hear on The Bob and Tom Show, Comedy Central, Showtime, HBO and Youtube. Check out everything that is coming up at Live at 2 1 5 and buy your tickets online at www.liveat215.com.
Mid-America All-Indian Center's Culture Dash 5K
11/01/2014 to 11/01/2014The Mid-America All-Indian Center and Friends Culture Dash 2014 is a 5K running and walking event on Saturday, Nov. 1 that celebrates Day of the Dead while encouraging participants – from the littlest to the oldest – to pay attention to their health. For those who are fueled by competition, the Culture Dash is a chip-timed race that begins at 9 a.m. on a flat course along the Arkansas River. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in the race’s seven age categories. Everyone who reaches the finish line at the foot of the iconic Keeper of the Plains statue – whether by running, power walking or casual stroll – will be greeted by an array of activities at the Indian Center (kid’s crafts, face painting, arts & crafts booths and more) as well as special $1 admission to the Museum. Register by Oct. 18 to receive the early bird $25 rate that includes a teal Dri-FIT T-shirt with the Culture Dash logo. Late registration is $30, and race shirts are not guaranteed. There is no fee for the Toddler Trot at 10:30 a.m. All proceeds from the Culture Dash stay local. The event is a fund-raiser for Mid-America All-Indian Center programs that preserve American Indian history and culture.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Tanganyika's Pumpkins at the Park
10/24/2014 to 11/01/2014Tanganyika's Halloween Spooktacular, Pumpkins at the Park, is back for 2014. Loads of fun for all ages including: - Pumpkin Trail - 400+ lighted pumpkins and 15 Candy Stations. - Henry's Haunted Inflatable - 50ft Inflatable Haunted House Obstacle Course - Dr. Frank N. Stein's Mystery Show - Haunted Hay Rides - The Terrifying Cage Maze of Doom - The Chamber of Mystery - Mind-blowing 3D Blacklight Maze - Fun Halloween games with FREE prizes For adults, try the "magic potions" (a.k.a beer and mixed drinks) All proceeds go to support the Winter Fund to support the animals.
The 14th Annual Trail of Tears Memorial Walk
11/01/2014 to 11/01/2014Indian Tacos for sale 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Trail of Tears Walk to start from the Keeper of the Plains at 1 p.m. walking to the Wichita Indian UMC. We will have a mini-health fair with: free flu shots; blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, and Rapid HIV tests for all, plus dual HIV/Hep C and Syphilis testing for those who identify as qualified for these tests;Indian vendors will have their arts and crafts for sale; Flint Knapper demonstration; Grandma Belle will be talking with the children in a tipi; free samples of corn soup and fry bread; free prayers table; the children will have a bake sale to raise funds for their Christmas treat. We will shuttle all walkers back to their cars.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
2014 Wichita Toy Run
11/02/2014 to 11/02/2014The Wichita Toy Run is an annual event. Thousands of motorcycle riders come together to raise money and donate toys for Salvation Army, USMC Toys for Tots and the Kansas Food Bank. Line up begins at 10am. Ride leaves from Lawrence-Dumont stadium at 1pm ending at the Kansas Coliseum.
American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell
09/27/2014 to 01/04/2015American Moderns, 1910–1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell presents 57 artworks from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in an exploration of the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity. Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the 53 paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the period, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. Significant works by these and other artists in the exhibition exemplify their unique contributions to modern culture. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. The United States emerged as an international power of economic, industrial, and military might, while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression. New technologies fundamentally changed the pace and nature of all aspects of modern life. America’s increasingly diverse and mobile population challenged old social patterns and clamored for the equality and opportunities promised by the American dream. Art witnessed similarly dramatic changes as many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context.
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints
10/01/2014 to 11/30/2014From 1944 to 2004, Bruce Conner, an internationally recognized multimedia artist with Kansas roots, produced almost one hundred print editions. Celebrate sixty years of works on paper by one of the most radical artists of the Beat Generation.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
Kansas Orchid Society Fall Show and Sale
11/01/2014 to 11/02/2014Free Admission for all ages. The Orchid Show has beautiful floral displays and vendors with plants and supplies. KOS members will be available to provide information and answer questions on Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
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Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.