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Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
George Catlin's American Buffalo
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Forty early 19th-century paintings of American buffalo will have special resonance with Wichita Art Museum visitors this spring. Kansas embraces the buffalo as our state animal, and the song first published as "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam" in 1873 in Smith County Kansas is our state song. Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the museum presents George Catlin's American Buffalo. Some 450 works by Catlin now exist in the Smithsonian American Art Museum holdings. Forty paintings that feature the buffalo have been selected from this rich cache for this special exhibition. Catlin depicted the majesty of the animal, herds grazing on the grasslands, and Indians on the hunt. Several works also portray the Mandan buffalo dance. The compelling paintings reveal how the native groups relied on the buffalo and, simultaneously, demonstrate Catlin's awe of the imposing wild creature.
I LOVE A PIANO (The Music of Irving Berlin)
04/17/2014 to 04/26/2014This Broadway on Douglas revue of I LOVE A PIANO is the celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin. It follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present. Along the way, the story comes to vibrant life with more than 60 of Irving Berlin's most beloved songs, including classics such as "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Cheek to Cheek,"   "Always," "How Deep is the Ocean," "Anything You Can Do," "God Bless America," and, of course, "I Love a Piano." Alternately heartbreaking and hilarious, rousing and reflective, I LOVE A PIANO is a fitting tribute to the man whom, after Jerome Kern famously said had "no place in American music," became American music.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
02/08/2014 to 07/27/2014Contemporary American Indian artists examine and explore their heritage. At the same time, they live within, absorb, and reflect on the larger American mass culture. Indian Territory in the West ended in 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. Nonetheless, Indian territory as a state of mind and cultural identity remains as potent as ever and very vibrant. Selections from the museum's permanent collection reveal the range of questions, cultural myths, and artistic vocabularies that contemporary American Indian artists grapple with today.
Kansas Porcelain Artists Exhibit
03/06/2014 to 04/30/2014This exhibit celebrates the art of porcelain painting. Porcelain art or China painting is the fine art form achieved by the application of overglaze colors to a glazed china blank or porcelain. The china or porcelain is then fired in a kiln (1333 to 1530'F) thus making the painting permanent. Overglaze colors (china paints) are powder paints composed of minerals and flux. A medium of oil is used to grind the paints. Another medium is used as the vehicle to apply the paint with a brush to the article being painted. The flux in the china paints helps to lower the melting point below that of the glaze to which it is applied. The flux causes the paints to melt with the fired on glaze of the object being painted. It can take from one to seven or more firings to complete the painting. The number of firings depends on the painter and the technique used, but can usually be finished in three to four firings. The following artists have work on display in the exhibit: Audrey Lawson, Emporia; Lynda Schreck, Emporia; Theresa Brown, Wichita; Micki Sawyer, Haysville; Glenda Crafton, Wichita; Nancy Fricker, Wichita; Linda Ridge, Augusta; Ruby Tobey, Wichita; Neva Madill, Wichita; Janet Kadel, Wichita; Karen Wiley, Wichita; Mary Blankinship, Wichita; Margaret Doornbos, El Dorado; Teresa Bachman, El Dorado; Sandy Lorei, Wichita; Ann Albright, McPherson; Lou Herndon, Wichita; and Paula Olson, Wichita.
Man of La Mancha
04/10/2014 to 05/04/2014

Man of La Mancha
Winner of 5 Tony Awards
April 10-May 4
Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
$23 for Thursdays and Sundays/$25 for Fridays and Saturdays

One of the most beloved American musicals, Man of La Mancha will be sure to enchant audiences of all ages. This Broadway classic follows the romantic and noble journey of a knight's quest to right all wrongs and win the heart of a good woman as he dreams "The Impossible Dream."

For tickets, call 316-618-0444

MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
Meritrust presents: Party for the Planet
04/24/2014 to 04/24/2014Meritrust is planning a Party for the Planet to celebrate Earth! This FREE environmental fair gives everyone the opportunity to learn how to protect and care for the world we live in. With hands-on activities and interactive exhibits, there are many learning opportunities for children. Activities are geared towards third through fifth grade. Admission is FREE the entire day.
New Film - Perfect Little Planet
01/20/2014 to 05/02/2014Perfect Little Planet Opens Saturday, Jan. 18 And you thought planning a vacation was hard! Find out what happens when an alien family tries to decide where to take a cosmic trip. Where do you think they'll end up? Located in the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium. No general museum admission is needed to do the dome. Dome prices apply. Show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Singing Quakers Symphony of Spring - "Rockin' Round the Clock"
04/24/2014 to 04/27/2014April 24 at 1 p.m. - closed seating April 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. April 27 at 2 p.m. Riney Fine Arts Center's Sebits Auditorium Friends University Tickets: $16 adults, $13 seniors and students Order tickets online here: http://goo.gl/sZaTBq
Wichita Jazz Festival
04/23/2014 to 04/26/2014
Spontaneous Construction - Abode Venue, Wednesday, April 23 2014 at 7 p.m.

Featuring a unique and innovative concert setup, Wednesday's kickoff concert features our 2014 guest artists the Matt Wilson Quartet, Allison Miller, and a collection ofWichita Area musicians. Throwing off the mantle of "bandleader," and eschewing the practice of musicians calling standards for an hour or so, we'll be gathering together our guest artists with local scenesters, putting a stopwatch in the middle, and hearing solos, duets, and all other manner of spontaneous collections of freely-improvised music.

Matt Wilson Quartet with Driver - Wichita Art Museum, Thursday, April 24 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

WAM's Thursday concert features opening act Driver, led by Wichita guitarist and WSU faculty member William Flynn. Driver blends the sounds of modern jazz with postmillennial indie rock.
From Matt Wilson: "In 1996 I started the Matt Wilson Quartet and my dream to have a working jazz band has been realized. The Matt Wilson Quartet is dedicated to bringing the music to the people. We perform music that is not afraid to challenge AND entertain. We have fun and so will you!

Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom with WSU Jazz Arts Ensemble, and 2014 WSU Jazz Invitational winner - Miller Concert Hall, Friday, April 25 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Our Friday night concert closes the 2014 WSU Jazz Invitational, featuring the winning big band of the competition and the WSU Jazz Arts Ensemble with Allison Millerstepping behind the kit. Come to WSU on Friday to see the future of jazz in Kansas!The night continues when Allison Miller's explosive Boom Tic Boom takes the stage. “No Morphine No Lillies is by turns a dazzling, delightful, and challenging exercise led by not only one of the finest drummers on the scene, but also one of the most innovative compositional voices.” 

Finale Concert - "A Gathering Call" hosted by Matt Wilson and Allison Miller, Bodo Ensemble - Miller Concert Hall, Saturday, April 26 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Our finale concert opens on Saturday with Craig Owens and the Bodo Ensemble. Originally a trio specializing in free improvisation, since the early 90’s the Bodo Ensemble has played the music of founding member, Craig Owens. Current members are Nathan Williams, trumpet; Jason Whitmore, saxophone; Dale Black, bass; Jeff Stidham, drums; and Craig Owens, guitar. The second half of the concert will feature our guest artists, The Matt Wilson Quartet, Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom, and other artists in a finale concert of epic proportions! Members of Allison and Matt's bands will combine in a myriad of combinations, breaking boundaries and busting through genres in an evening that promises to be truly memorable. The projects featured on the evening will include Matt Wilson's Sea Shanties, Drunken Sailor, Swing n’ Dix, Topsy Turvy, and Shakers and Bakers.
Wichita Jazz Festival: Matt Wilson Quartet with Allison Miller
04/24/2014 to 04/24/2014Don't miss this Wichita Jazz Festival performance in the stunning setting of the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall by New York-based drummer and Grammy nominee Matt Wilson and Allison Miller. In 2003, Wilson was voted Drummer of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association and was named one of four top drummers in the 2010 JazzTimes Readers' Poll. Miller is a New York City-based drummer, singer and composer, and has performed with songwriting vocalists Ani DiFranco, Natalie Merchant, and Erin McKeown. Due to a community program partnership with the festival, WAM members enjoy free admission to this concert; general admission is $5 and payable at the door. For a complete list of events and location, April 22-26, visit wichitajazzfestival.com
Wichita State Men's Basketball Celebration
04/24/2014 to 04/24/2014
After a historic season, Wichita State University is hosting a celebration for the Wichita State Men's Basketball team at Charles Koch Arena. 
 
The celebration will be open to the public and free of charge.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program starts at 7:30 p.m. with the yearly awards program and comments from head coach Gregg Marshall, assistant coaches and selected players.

The Spirit Squad, Dance Team and Band will also be recognized. ?

The Charles Koch Arena Shocker Locker souvenir shop and concession stands will be open, while the event will also include video highlights from the NCAA Tournament on the video board.

Due to the volume of requests, coaches and players will not be available for autographs.
8th Annual Care-A-Ton
04/25/2014 to 04/25/2014On Arbor Day, Friday, April 25, 2014, Associated Integrated Marketing will host its much-loved and anticipated community outreach event – the Care-A-Ton tree giveaway. The event gets its name from the fact that a tree, throughout its lifetime, removes an estimated one ton of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Thanks to our Care-A-Ton program, more than 7,000 new trees have been provided and planted throughout the Wichita area. This year will mark the 8th Annual Care-A-Ton, and we will give away free trees to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. This year, four tree varieties will be available: red maple, Ann magnolia, dawn redwood and post oak.
CASAino Royale
04/25/2014 to 04/25/2014Dress up in your cocktail attire and join CASA of Sedgwick County for an evening of Casino games, light fare, unlimited beer and wine, live music and live and silent auctions.
Children's Theatre: Rugrats Live
04/11/2014 to 05/03/2014Join 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.

Citizen Cope at The Cotillion
04/25/2014 to 04/25/2014All seating is general admission. A limited number of advance table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316.722.4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! One dollar of every Citizen Cope ticket purchased will go to purchasing musical instruments for middle schoolers in Lame Deer, Montana—a community on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. Lame Deer is part of Turnaround Arts, a program of President Obama’s President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities that is using arts education to help students succeed.
Final Friday Gallery Crawl
04/25/2014 to 12/26/2014This free monthly event, held on the last Friday of each month, features new exhibits and activities. Ride a free Q-Line trolley between the various participating galleries as you enjoy an evening of art and fun. The trolley will run from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
George Catlin's American Buffalo
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Forty early 19th-century paintings of American buffalo will have special resonance with Wichita Art Museum visitors this spring. Kansas embraces the buffalo as our state animal, and the song first published as "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam" in 1873 in Smith County Kansas is our state song. Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the museum presents George Catlin's American Buffalo. Some 450 works by Catlin now exist in the Smithsonian American Art Museum holdings. Forty paintings that feature the buffalo have been selected from this rich cache for this special exhibition. Catlin depicted the majesty of the animal, herds grazing on the grasslands, and Indians on the hunt. Several works also portray the Mandan buffalo dance. The compelling paintings reveal how the native groups relied on the buffalo and, simultaneously, demonstrate Catlin's awe of the imposing wild creature.
I LOVE A PIANO (The Music of Irving Berlin)
04/17/2014 to 04/26/2014This Broadway on Douglas revue of I LOVE A PIANO is the celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin. It follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present. Along the way, the story comes to vibrant life with more than 60 of Irving Berlin's most beloved songs, including classics such as "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Cheek to Cheek,"   "Always," "How Deep is the Ocean," "Anything You Can Do," "God Bless America," and, of course, "I Love a Piano." Alternately heartbreaking and hilarious, rousing and reflective, I LOVE A PIANO is a fitting tribute to the man whom, after Jerome Kern famously said had "no place in American music," became American music.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
02/08/2014 to 07/27/2014Contemporary American Indian artists examine and explore their heritage. At the same time, they live within, absorb, and reflect on the larger American mass culture. Indian Territory in the West ended in 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. Nonetheless, Indian territory as a state of mind and cultural identity remains as potent as ever and very vibrant. Selections from the museum's permanent collection reveal the range of questions, cultural myths, and artistic vocabularies that contemporary American Indian artists grapple with today.
Kansas Porcelain Artists Exhibit
03/06/2014 to 04/30/2014This exhibit celebrates the art of porcelain painting. Porcelain art or China painting is the fine art form achieved by the application of overglaze colors to a glazed china blank or porcelain. The china or porcelain is then fired in a kiln (1333 to 1530'F) thus making the painting permanent. Overglaze colors (china paints) are powder paints composed of minerals and flux. A medium of oil is used to grind the paints. Another medium is used as the vehicle to apply the paint with a brush to the article being painted. The flux in the china paints helps to lower the melting point below that of the glaze to which it is applied. The flux causes the paints to melt with the fired on glaze of the object being painted. It can take from one to seven or more firings to complete the painting. The number of firings depends on the painter and the technique used, but can usually be finished in three to four firings. The following artists have work on display in the exhibit: Audrey Lawson, Emporia; Lynda Schreck, Emporia; Theresa Brown, Wichita; Micki Sawyer, Haysville; Glenda Crafton, Wichita; Nancy Fricker, Wichita; Linda Ridge, Augusta; Ruby Tobey, Wichita; Neva Madill, Wichita; Janet Kadel, Wichita; Karen Wiley, Wichita; Mary Blankinship, Wichita; Margaret Doornbos, El Dorado; Teresa Bachman, El Dorado; Sandy Lorei, Wichita; Ann Albright, McPherson; Lou Herndon, Wichita; and Paula Olson, Wichita.
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Celestial Favorites
04/25/2014 to 04/26/2014With so many beautiful objects to view in the evening skies, sometimes it is difficult for the staff of the observatory to decide what to look at. So we have decided to let our visitors help us out. In addition to looking at Mars, Jupiter or Saturn, and a cluster of stars, Observatory visitors also get to vote on an additional celestial object that they would like to observe. “Celestial Favorites” will be presented on Friday and Saturday evenings of April 18-19, and 25-26; May 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31 and June 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28.
Living Statues
04/25/2014 to 04/25/2014In its sixth year, the Living Statues event offers a unique and inspirational environment within which the public is invited to sketch, photograph, paint, or otherwise immortalize a group of talented Ballet Wichita dancers. The dancers will perform a series of short interpretive tableaux throughout the evening, coordinated by a soundtrack composed specifically for the event. Encouraged by popular demand, we’re hoping this year’s composer/dj team will again be Jedd Beaudoin, host of KMUW’s Strange Currency and music writer, and Torin and Georgia Andersen, local musician powercouple. Artists and visitors are invited to use this opportunity to record these three to five minute poses. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own drawing materials, but newsprint and charcoal will be available for a small donation.
Maize High School Senior Art Show
04/25/2014 to 04/25/2014Maize High School will be hosting its 7th Annual Senior Art Show. Art from Maize High School art students will be on display at this juried show. The event will take place at The Frame Guild, 506 E. Douglas from 7-9pm. Awards will be announced at 7:30.
Man of La Mancha
04/10/2014 to 05/04/2014

Man of La Mancha
Winner of 5 Tony Awards
April 10-May 4
Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
$23 for Thursdays and Sundays/$25 for Fridays and Saturdays

One of the most beloved American musicals, Man of La Mancha will be sure to enchant audiences of all ages. This Broadway classic follows the romantic and noble journey of a knight's quest to right all wrongs and win the heart of a good woman as he dreams "The Impossible Dream."

For tickets, call 316-618-0444

MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
New Film - Perfect Little Planet
01/20/2014 to 05/02/2014Perfect Little Planet Opens Saturday, Jan. 18 And you thought planning a vacation was hard! Find out what happens when an alien family tries to decide where to take a cosmic trip. Where do you think they'll end up? Located in the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium. No general museum admission is needed to do the dome. Dome prices apply. Show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Race For Hope
04/25/2014 to 04/25/2014The 2014 RACE FOR HOPE coincides with the early evening Final Friday Art Crawl. Participants race along the river, create beautiful artwork by adding a footprint to the 2014 HopeNet Mural, Enjoy music, food, and fun at the finish line post party! Promote mental and physical wellness and support those in crisis.
Singing Quakers Symphony of Spring - "Rockin' Round the Clock"
04/24/2014 to 04/27/2014April 24 at 1 p.m. - closed seating April 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. April 27 at 2 p.m. Riney Fine Arts Center's Sebits Auditorium Friends University Tickets: $16 adults, $13 seniors and students Order tickets online here: http://goo.gl/sZaTBq
Sweet Southern Comfort & Rock 'n' Roll
04/04/2014 to 05/03/2014Now Extended through May 3rd! Sweet Southern Comfort & Rock 'n' Roll ! Rockin Musical Revue! Don't miss Christi Moore and the Cabaret Oldtown Band in this show about one woman's journey through the emotional music of the 1960's. Featuring songs by artists like Etta James, Roy Orbison, Otis Redding and Janis Joplin. It's Soul, It's Blues, It's Rock 'n' Roll ! It'll blow your hair back!
Take Back the Night
04/25/2014 to 04/25/2014On April 25th, 2014 from 6:30-10 p.m., the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center will host its annual Take Back the Night Rally and March in the Farm and Art Market Plaza in Old Town. The event will kick off with live music, a hamburger/hotdog dinner for the first 250 people, community organization booths, and a community art project from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The rally and march will start at 8:30 p.m. The event will conclude with a survivor circle directly after the march. The community is invited to come and show your support for survivors and to help us raise awareness of the issue of sexual violence in Wichita and Sedgwick County. The event is free and open to the public.
Wichita Gem and Mineral Society Annual Show
04/25/2014 to 04/27/2014The Show will features a wide range of gemstones, fossils, minerals, agates, geodes, bead  -- materials cut and polished, finished natural stone jewelry, rough  --  dealers, demonstrations, exhibits.
Wichita Jazz Festival
04/23/2014 to 04/26/2014
Spontaneous Construction - Abode Venue, Wednesday, April 23 2014 at 7 p.m.

Featuring a unique and innovative concert setup, Wednesday's kickoff concert features our 2014 guest artists the Matt Wilson Quartet, Allison Miller, and a collection ofWichita Area musicians. Throwing off the mantle of "bandleader," and eschewing the practice of musicians calling standards for an hour or so, we'll be gathering together our guest artists with local scenesters, putting a stopwatch in the middle, and hearing solos, duets, and all other manner of spontaneous collections of freely-improvised music.

Matt Wilson Quartet with Driver - Wichita Art Museum, Thursday, April 24 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

WAM's Thursday concert features opening act Driver, led by Wichita guitarist and WSU faculty member William Flynn. Driver blends the sounds of modern jazz with postmillennial indie rock.
From Matt Wilson: "In 1996 I started the Matt Wilson Quartet and my dream to have a working jazz band has been realized. The Matt Wilson Quartet is dedicated to bringing the music to the people. We perform music that is not afraid to challenge AND entertain. We have fun and so will you!

Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom with WSU Jazz Arts Ensemble, and 2014 WSU Jazz Invitational winner - Miller Concert Hall, Friday, April 25 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Our Friday night concert closes the 2014 WSU Jazz Invitational, featuring the winning big band of the competition and the WSU Jazz Arts Ensemble with Allison Millerstepping behind the kit. Come to WSU on Friday to see the future of jazz in Kansas!The night continues when Allison Miller's explosive Boom Tic Boom takes the stage. “No Morphine No Lillies is by turns a dazzling, delightful, and challenging exercise led by not only one of the finest drummers on the scene, but also one of the most innovative compositional voices.” 

Finale Concert - "A Gathering Call" hosted by Matt Wilson and Allison Miller, Bodo Ensemble - Miller Concert Hall, Saturday, April 26 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Our finale concert opens on Saturday with Craig Owens and the Bodo Ensemble. Originally a trio specializing in free improvisation, since the early 90’s the Bodo Ensemble has played the music of founding member, Craig Owens. Current members are Nathan Williams, trumpet; Jason Whitmore, saxophone; Dale Black, bass; Jeff Stidham, drums; and Craig Owens, guitar. The second half of the concert will feature our guest artists, The Matt Wilson Quartet, Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom, and other artists in a finale concert of epic proportions! Members of Allison and Matt's bands will combine in a myriad of combinations, breaking boundaries and busting through genres in an evening that promises to be truly memorable. The projects featured on the evening will include Matt Wilson's Sea Shanties, Drunken Sailor, Swing n’ Dix, Topsy Turvy, and Shakers and Bakers.
11th Annual Highlander Reunion and Car Show
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014Where did you hang out in the 50’s and 60’s? When we were in High School in Wichita back in the 50’s and 60’s, we had a very special drive-in called the Highlander. It was located on the East edge of town on the corner of Edgemoore and Central. So from 1953 to 1963, it was a meeting place for the teens with cars to hang out. Now, every April a car show and dinner is held to reminisce. 
7th annual Autism CARE Walk
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014On Saturday, April 26, 2014 Heartspring’s CARE Program will host the 7th annual Autism CARE Walk at its new location—Downtown at WaterWalk. Gather your family, friends and co-workers and create a team online! You can take the steps to help raise funds and awareness for local individuals and families impacted by autism. With the help of the community, we can continue to change lives through Heartspring’s Community of Autism Resources and Education (CARE) program. The 1.4-mile walk will begin at 10AM starting at 515 S. Main (Downtown at WaterWalk) and a celebration will continue after the walk with local food trucks, music, activities for kids and auction items.
Blue Moon at the Museum
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014On Saturday, April 26, 2014, the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum will hold its sixth annual "Blue Moon at the Museum" party from 7 – 10 p.m. The event will transform the Museum into the original Blue Moon Nightclub, which was located on South Oliver during the 1940s and 50s. The club was a popular gathering spot for adults to dine and dance to the nation’s most famous orchestras. Guests will enjoy dinner, dancing, and music from renowned jazz singer Donna Tucker. The event kicks off the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum’s 75th Anniversary and features a special exhibit "The Future of Your History - the 75th anniversary of the Historical Museum".  Guests also have the opportunity to enjoy the 24 other exhibits on all four floors of the 1890 City Hall Building.
Children's Theatre: Rugrats Live
04/11/2014 to 05/03/2014Join 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.

Civil War Day at Old Cowtown Museum
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014Come enjoy a fun and educational day at Old Cowtown Museum were your family and you can see Civil War battles reenacted and meet with historical interpreters as you walk through town.
Don Quixote by Minkus
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014Wichita Grand Opera presents Don Quixote. Inspired by the tales of chivalry in his library, Don Quixote sets off to perform knightly deeds with his servant Sancho. Amid dangers both real and imagined, they rescue a damsel in distress and unite her with her true love before setting off for further adventures. The Russian National Ballet Theatre makes a second appearance at Wichita Grand Opera this season.
Family ArtVenture: Art in Action
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014Celebrate WAM's exhibition George Catlin's American Buffalo from the Smithsonian American Art Museum with special interactive activities to honor the bison, the state animal of Kansas, and the rich heritage of American Indian culture. Special American Indian artists from the Mid-America All-Indian Center will share "The Story of the Hand Drum" and flint napping. Don't miss this great family program.
Family Engineering Day
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014Build a robot that draws, or a machine that makes hot chocolate or create an electrical circuit. Discover the fun with WSU Engineering students, Wallace Scholars, who will guide you to work as a team completing engineering challenges.
Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
George Catlin's American Buffalo
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Forty early 19th-century paintings of American buffalo will have special resonance with Wichita Art Museum visitors this spring. Kansas embraces the buffalo as our state animal, and the song first published as "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam" in 1873 in Smith County Kansas is our state song. Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the museum presents George Catlin's American Buffalo. Some 450 works by Catlin now exist in the Smithsonian American Art Museum holdings. Forty paintings that feature the buffalo have been selected from this rich cache for this special exhibition. Catlin depicted the majesty of the animal, herds grazing on the grasslands, and Indians on the hunt. Several works also portray the Mandan buffalo dance. The compelling paintings reveal how the native groups relied on the buffalo and, simultaneously, demonstrate Catlin's awe of the imposing wild creature.
Girl Scout Night Flight
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014Calling all Girl Scout troops! This overnight program is dedicated just for you. You'll learn about the many skills it takes to be a pilot. You'll conduct a preflight inspection, create a flight plan and learn about the four forces of flight and the history of important female pilots in Kansas. Activities: Pre-flight inspections, flight planning and flight navigation.
I LOVE A PIANO (The Music of Irving Berlin)
04/17/2014 to 04/26/2014This Broadway on Douglas revue of I LOVE A PIANO is the celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin. It follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present. Along the way, the story comes to vibrant life with more than 60 of Irving Berlin's most beloved songs, including classics such as "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Cheek to Cheek,"   "Always," "How Deep is the Ocean," "Anything You Can Do," "God Bless America," and, of course, "I Love a Piano." Alternately heartbreaking and hilarious, rousing and reflective, I LOVE A PIANO is a fitting tribute to the man whom, after Jerome Kern famously said had "no place in American music," became American music.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
02/08/2014 to 07/27/2014Contemporary American Indian artists examine and explore their heritage. At the same time, they live within, absorb, and reflect on the larger American mass culture. Indian Territory in the West ended in 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. Nonetheless, Indian territory as a state of mind and cultural identity remains as potent as ever and very vibrant. Selections from the museum's permanent collection reveal the range of questions, cultural myths, and artistic vocabularies that contemporary American Indian artists grapple with today.
Kansas Porcelain Artists Exhibit
03/06/2014 to 04/30/2014This exhibit celebrates the art of porcelain painting. Porcelain art or China painting is the fine art form achieved by the application of overglaze colors to a glazed china blank or porcelain. The china or porcelain is then fired in a kiln (1333 to 1530'F) thus making the painting permanent. Overglaze colors (china paints) are powder paints composed of minerals and flux. A medium of oil is used to grind the paints. Another medium is used as the vehicle to apply the paint with a brush to the article being painted. The flux in the china paints helps to lower the melting point below that of the glaze to which it is applied. The flux causes the paints to melt with the fired on glaze of the object being painted. It can take from one to seven or more firings to complete the painting. The number of firings depends on the painter and the technique used, but can usually be finished in three to four firings. The following artists have work on display in the exhibit: Audrey Lawson, Emporia; Lynda Schreck, Emporia; Theresa Brown, Wichita; Micki Sawyer, Haysville; Glenda Crafton, Wichita; Nancy Fricker, Wichita; Linda Ridge, Augusta; Ruby Tobey, Wichita; Neva Madill, Wichita; Janet Kadel, Wichita; Karen Wiley, Wichita; Mary Blankinship, Wichita; Margaret Doornbos, El Dorado; Teresa Bachman, El Dorado; Sandy Lorei, Wichita; Ann Albright, McPherson; Lou Herndon, Wichita; and Paula Olson, Wichita.
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Celestial Favorites
04/25/2014 to 04/26/2014With so many beautiful objects to view in the evening skies, sometimes it is difficult for the staff of the observatory to decide what to look at. So we have decided to let our visitors help us out. In addition to looking at Mars, Jupiter or Saturn, and a cluster of stars, Observatory visitors also get to vote on an additional celestial object that they would like to observe. “Celestial Favorites” will be presented on Friday and Saturday evenings of April 18-19, and 25-26; May 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31 and June 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28.
Man of La Mancha
04/10/2014 to 05/04/2014

Man of La Mancha
Winner of 5 Tony Awards
April 10-May 4
Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
$23 for Thursdays and Sundays/$25 for Fridays and Saturdays

One of the most beloved American musicals, Man of La Mancha will be sure to enchant audiences of all ages. This Broadway classic follows the romantic and noble journey of a knight's quest to right all wrongs and win the heart of a good woman as he dreams "The Impossible Dream."

For tickets, call 316-618-0444

MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
Met: Live in HD - Mozart’s Così fan tutte
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina. Approximate running time: 4:05
Mini Used Book Sale @ WAM
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014The Friends of the Wichita Art Museum will hold a "mini" used book sale in the museum's Boeing Foyer. Come add to your library from an excellent selection of gently used volumes on art and other subjects.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Seed Bomb!
04/26/2014 to 04/27/2014Plant-paint the Commerce Street Art District GREEN 11am - 2pm, Saturday April 26 @ Botanica 11am - 2pm, Sunday April 27 @ Commerce Street Art District FIRST... Join us at Botanica, on Eco-Art Day, Saturday April 26, to make your own seed bombs. This is a kids-of-all-ages event: get your hands dirty and create the palette that you’ll use the following day to ‘paint’ a green corridor through the Commerce Street Art District. Internationally-acclaimed earthworks artist, Kansan Stan Herd, will be on hand to talk about his practice and show examples of existing plant-paintings. In addition, local Landscape Architect Teri Farha will share some valuable information about native and adaptive plants, as well as how to maintain them throughout the summer. Make a seed bomb for Commerce Street, and make one for your own neighborhood--plant-painting works anywhere! THEN... Head down to Commerce Street on Sunday April 27, to bomb the street green! Bring a trowel or large spoon, and a watering can; don’t worry if you can’t find any at home--we’ll have some extras. There should be plenty of extra seed bombs too, so wear your gardening clothes even if you didn’t make it to Botanica on Saturday! And stay for the street party: music by Carson Mac and Ted Farha, food trucks, activities at Fisch Haus, the Ffarquhar and the Non-Toxic Beauty Shop, a rain barrel display by Wichita Rain Barrels, and lots more! Sunday night, we’ll be hosting a special talk by Stan Herd, in collaboration with Creative Rush’s School of Street Smarts. Come over to Fisch Haus @ 7pm for a discussion about artist self-promotion: Stan has spent many years of his life honing this very important yet complex skill, and generously offered to share his experience with the Wichita art community. Special thanks to Emprise Bank and the Wichita Arts Council, for supporting this event!
Singing Quakers Symphony of Spring - "Rockin' Round the Clock"
04/24/2014 to 04/27/2014April 24 at 1 p.m. - closed seating April 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. April 27 at 2 p.m. Riney Fine Arts Center's Sebits Auditorium Friends University Tickets: $16 adults, $13 seniors and students Order tickets online here: http://goo.gl/sZaTBq
Sweet Southern Comfort & Rock 'n' Roll
04/04/2014 to 05/03/2014Now Extended through May 3rd! Sweet Southern Comfort & Rock 'n' Roll ! Rockin Musical Revue! Don't miss Christi Moore and the Cabaret Oldtown Band in this show about one woman's journey through the emotional music of the 1960's. Featuring songs by artists like Etta James, Roy Orbison, Otis Redding and Janis Joplin. It's Soul, It's Blues, It's Rock 'n' Roll ! It'll blow your hair back!
Visit KAM For Free!
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014Do we have a deal for you! The staff at the Kansas Aviation Museum is working on some exciting projects, but these projects will be much better, live longer and travel further if we can expand our image library of the museum. We have a talented photographer who is going to take hundreds of new photos of our building, the exhibits, planes, the learning center, etc. EVERYTHING. Now all we need is your help to fill up the building with people experiencing and enjoying the museum during the photo shoot. To get your free admission, all you have to do is: 1. Get here on April 26 between 8:30 - 9:30am 2. Sign a photo release form That's it! You can bring as many people as you want and stay as long as want. Hope to see you soon!
Wichita Barbarians Rugby game
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014Wichita vs Kansas University
Wichita Gem and Mineral Society Annual Show
04/25/2014 to 04/27/2014The Show will features a wide range of gemstones, fossils, minerals, agates, geodes, bead  -- materials cut and polished, finished natural stone jewelry, rough  --  dealers, demonstrations, exhibits.
Wichita Jazz Festival
04/23/2014 to 04/26/2014
Spontaneous Construction - Abode Venue, Wednesday, April 23 2014 at 7 p.m.

Featuring a unique and innovative concert setup, Wednesday's kickoff concert features our 2014 guest artists the Matt Wilson Quartet, Allison Miller, and a collection ofWichita Area musicians. Throwing off the mantle of "bandleader," and eschewing the practice of musicians calling standards for an hour or so, we'll be gathering together our guest artists with local scenesters, putting a stopwatch in the middle, and hearing solos, duets, and all other manner of spontaneous collections of freely-improvised music.

Matt Wilson Quartet with Driver - Wichita Art Museum, Thursday, April 24 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

WAM's Thursday concert features opening act Driver, led by Wichita guitarist and WSU faculty member William Flynn. Driver blends the sounds of modern jazz with postmillennial indie rock.
From Matt Wilson: "In 1996 I started the Matt Wilson Quartet and my dream to have a working jazz band has been realized. The Matt Wilson Quartet is dedicated to bringing the music to the people. We perform music that is not afraid to challenge AND entertain. We have fun and so will you!

Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom with WSU Jazz Arts Ensemble, and 2014 WSU Jazz Invitational winner - Miller Concert Hall, Friday, April 25 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Our Friday night concert closes the 2014 WSU Jazz Invitational, featuring the winning big band of the competition and the WSU Jazz Arts Ensemble with Allison Millerstepping behind the kit. Come to WSU on Friday to see the future of jazz in Kansas!The night continues when Allison Miller's explosive Boom Tic Boom takes the stage. “No Morphine No Lillies is by turns a dazzling, delightful, and challenging exercise led by not only one of the finest drummers on the scene, but also one of the most innovative compositional voices.” 

Finale Concert - "A Gathering Call" hosted by Matt Wilson and Allison Miller, Bodo Ensemble - Miller Concert Hall, Saturday, April 26 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Our finale concert opens on Saturday with Craig Owens and the Bodo Ensemble. Originally a trio specializing in free improvisation, since the early 90’s the Bodo Ensemble has played the music of founding member, Craig Owens. Current members are Nathan Williams, trumpet; Jason Whitmore, saxophone; Dale Black, bass; Jeff Stidham, drums; and Craig Owens, guitar. The second half of the concert will feature our guest artists, The Matt Wilson Quartet, Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom, and other artists in a finale concert of epic proportions! Members of Allison and Matt's bands will combine in a myriad of combinations, breaking boundaries and busting through genres in an evening that promises to be truly memorable. The projects featured on the evening will include Matt Wilson's Sea Shanties, Drunken Sailor, Swing n’ Dix, Topsy Turvy, and Shakers and Bakers.
Wichita Wild vs. Oklahoma Defenders
04/26/2014 to 04/26/2014
Concert Choir Coffeehouse
04/27/2014 to 04/27/2014April 27 at 7 p.m. Casado Campus Center Friends University FREE ADMISSION
Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
George Catlin's American Buffalo
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Forty early 19th-century paintings of American buffalo will have special resonance with Wichita Art Museum visitors this spring. Kansas embraces the buffalo as our state animal, and the song first published as "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam" in 1873 in Smith County Kansas is our state song. Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the museum presents George Catlin's American Buffalo. Some 450 works by Catlin now exist in the Smithsonian American Art Museum holdings. Forty paintings that feature the buffalo have been selected from this rich cache for this special exhibition. Catlin depicted the majesty of the animal, herds grazing on the grasslands, and Indians on the hunt. Several works also portray the Mandan buffalo dance. The compelling paintings reveal how the native groups relied on the buffalo and, simultaneously, demonstrate Catlin's awe of the imposing wild creature.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
02/08/2014 to 07/27/2014Contemporary American Indian artists examine and explore their heritage. At the same time, they live within, absorb, and reflect on the larger American mass culture. Indian Territory in the West ended in 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. Nonetheless, Indian territory as a state of mind and cultural identity remains as potent as ever and very vibrant. Selections from the museum's permanent collection reveal the range of questions, cultural myths, and artistic vocabularies that contemporary American Indian artists grapple with today.
Kansas Porcelain Artists Exhibit
03/06/2014 to 04/30/2014This exhibit celebrates the art of porcelain painting. Porcelain art or China painting is the fine art form achieved by the application of overglaze colors to a glazed china blank or porcelain. The china or porcelain is then fired in a kiln (1333 to 1530'F) thus making the painting permanent. Overglaze colors (china paints) are powder paints composed of minerals and flux. A medium of oil is used to grind the paints. Another medium is used as the vehicle to apply the paint with a brush to the article being painted. The flux in the china paints helps to lower the melting point below that of the glaze to which it is applied. The flux causes the paints to melt with the fired on glaze of the object being painted. It can take from one to seven or more firings to complete the painting. The number of firings depends on the painter and the technique used, but can usually be finished in three to four firings. The following artists have work on display in the exhibit: Audrey Lawson, Emporia; Lynda Schreck, Emporia; Theresa Brown, Wichita; Micki Sawyer, Haysville; Glenda Crafton, Wichita; Nancy Fricker, Wichita; Linda Ridge, Augusta; Ruby Tobey, Wichita; Neva Madill, Wichita; Janet Kadel, Wichita; Karen Wiley, Wichita; Mary Blankinship, Wichita; Margaret Doornbos, El Dorado; Teresa Bachman, El Dorado; Sandy Lorei, Wichita; Ann Albright, McPherson; Lou Herndon, Wichita; and Paula Olson, Wichita.
Man of La Mancha
04/10/2014 to 05/04/2014

Man of La Mancha
Winner of 5 Tony Awards
April 10-May 4
Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
$23 for Thursdays and Sundays/$25 for Fridays and Saturdays

One of the most beloved American musicals, Man of La Mancha will be sure to enchant audiences of all ages. This Broadway classic follows the romantic and noble journey of a knight's quest to right all wrongs and win the heart of a good woman as he dreams "The Impossible Dream."

For tickets, call 316-618-0444

MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Seed Bomb!
04/26/2014 to 04/27/2014Plant-paint the Commerce Street Art District GREEN 11am - 2pm, Saturday April 26 @ Botanica 11am - 2pm, Sunday April 27 @ Commerce Street Art District FIRST... Join us at Botanica, on Eco-Art Day, Saturday April 26, to make your own seed bombs. This is a kids-of-all-ages event: get your hands dirty and create the palette that you’ll use the following day to ‘paint’ a green corridor through the Commerce Street Art District. Internationally-acclaimed earthworks artist, Kansan Stan Herd, will be on hand to talk about his practice and show examples of existing plant-paintings. In addition, local Landscape Architect Teri Farha will share some valuable information about native and adaptive plants, as well as how to maintain them throughout the summer. Make a seed bomb for Commerce Street, and make one for your own neighborhood--plant-painting works anywhere! THEN... Head down to Commerce Street on Sunday April 27, to bomb the street green! Bring a trowel or large spoon, and a watering can; don’t worry if you can’t find any at home--we’ll have some extras. There should be plenty of extra seed bombs too, so wear your gardening clothes even if you didn’t make it to Botanica on Saturday! And stay for the street party: music by Carson Mac and Ted Farha, food trucks, activities at Fisch Haus, the Ffarquhar and the Non-Toxic Beauty Shop, a rain barrel display by Wichita Rain Barrels, and lots more! Sunday night, we’ll be hosting a special talk by Stan Herd, in collaboration with Creative Rush’s School of Street Smarts. Come over to Fisch Haus @ 7pm for a discussion about artist self-promotion: Stan has spent many years of his life honing this very important yet complex skill, and generously offered to share his experience with the Wichita art community. Special thanks to Emprise Bank and the Wichita Arts Council, for supporting this event!
Singing Quakers Symphony of Spring - "Rockin' Round the Clock"
04/24/2014 to 04/27/2014April 24 at 1 p.m. - closed seating April 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. April 27 at 2 p.m. Riney Fine Arts Center's Sebits Auditorium Friends University Tickets: $16 adults, $13 seniors and students Order tickets online here: http://goo.gl/sZaTBq
Wichita Gem and Mineral Society Annual Show
04/25/2014 to 04/27/2014The Show will features a wide range of gemstones, fossils, minerals, agates, geodes, bead  -- materials cut and polished, finished natural stone jewelry, rough  --  dealers, demonstrations, exhibits.
Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Kansas Porcelain Artists Exhibit
03/06/2014 to 04/30/2014This exhibit celebrates the art of porcelain painting. Porcelain art or China painting is the fine art form achieved by the application of overglaze colors to a glazed china blank or porcelain. The china or porcelain is then fired in a kiln (1333 to 1530'F) thus making the painting permanent. Overglaze colors (china paints) are powder paints composed of minerals and flux. A medium of oil is used to grind the paints. Another medium is used as the vehicle to apply the paint with a brush to the article being painted. The flux in the china paints helps to lower the melting point below that of the glaze to which it is applied. The flux causes the paints to melt with the fired on glaze of the object being painted. It can take from one to seven or more firings to complete the painting. The number of firings depends on the painter and the technique used, but can usually be finished in three to four firings. The following artists have work on display in the exhibit: Audrey Lawson, Emporia; Lynda Schreck, Emporia; Theresa Brown, Wichita; Micki Sawyer, Haysville; Glenda Crafton, Wichita; Nancy Fricker, Wichita; Linda Ridge, Augusta; Ruby Tobey, Wichita; Neva Madill, Wichita; Janet Kadel, Wichita; Karen Wiley, Wichita; Mary Blankinship, Wichita; Margaret Doornbos, El Dorado; Teresa Bachman, El Dorado; Sandy Lorei, Wichita; Ann Albright, McPherson; Lou Herndon, Wichita; and Paula Olson, Wichita.
MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
New Film - Perfect Little Planet
01/20/2014 to 05/02/2014Perfect Little Planet Opens Saturday, Jan. 18 And you thought planning a vacation was hard! Find out what happens when an alien family tries to decide where to take a cosmic trip. Where do you think they'll end up? Located in the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium. No general museum admission is needed to do the dome. Dome prices apply. Show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Art Start: Paintings of the Sun
04/01/2014 to 04/29/2014Art Start is an educational program for preschoolers ages 3-5. 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 standards. Art Start Family sessions are offered every Tuesday at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Group sessions are offered Thursday and Friday at 10 am and 1:30 pm. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED Admission is free for children ages 3-5 and their parent/guardian; regular admission is charged for children ages 6 and older. Call 316-268-4929 to reserve your spot.
Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
George Catlin's American Buffalo
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Forty early 19th-century paintings of American buffalo will have special resonance with Wichita Art Museum visitors this spring. Kansas embraces the buffalo as our state animal, and the song first published as "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam" in 1873 in Smith County Kansas is our state song. Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the museum presents George Catlin's American Buffalo. Some 450 works by Catlin now exist in the Smithsonian American Art Museum holdings. Forty paintings that feature the buffalo have been selected from this rich cache for this special exhibition. Catlin depicted the majesty of the animal, herds grazing on the grasslands, and Indians on the hunt. Several works also portray the Mandan buffalo dance. The compelling paintings reveal how the native groups relied on the buffalo and, simultaneously, demonstrate Catlin's awe of the imposing wild creature.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
02/08/2014 to 07/27/2014Contemporary American Indian artists examine and explore their heritage. At the same time, they live within, absorb, and reflect on the larger American mass culture. Indian Territory in the West ended in 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. Nonetheless, Indian territory as a state of mind and cultural identity remains as potent as ever and very vibrant. Selections from the museum's permanent collection reveal the range of questions, cultural myths, and artistic vocabularies that contemporary American Indian artists grapple with today.
Kansas Porcelain Artists Exhibit
03/06/2014 to 04/30/2014This exhibit celebrates the art of porcelain painting. Porcelain art or China painting is the fine art form achieved by the application of overglaze colors to a glazed china blank or porcelain. The china or porcelain is then fired in a kiln (1333 to 1530'F) thus making the painting permanent. Overglaze colors (china paints) are powder paints composed of minerals and flux. A medium of oil is used to grind the paints. Another medium is used as the vehicle to apply the paint with a brush to the article being painted. The flux in the china paints helps to lower the melting point below that of the glaze to which it is applied. The flux causes the paints to melt with the fired on glaze of the object being painted. It can take from one to seven or more firings to complete the painting. The number of firings depends on the painter and the technique used, but can usually be finished in three to four firings. The following artists have work on display in the exhibit: Audrey Lawson, Emporia; Lynda Schreck, Emporia; Theresa Brown, Wichita; Micki Sawyer, Haysville; Glenda Crafton, Wichita; Nancy Fricker, Wichita; Linda Ridge, Augusta; Ruby Tobey, Wichita; Neva Madill, Wichita; Janet Kadel, Wichita; Karen Wiley, Wichita; Mary Blankinship, Wichita; Margaret Doornbos, El Dorado; Teresa Bachman, El Dorado; Sandy Lorei, Wichita; Ann Albright, McPherson; Lou Herndon, Wichita; and Paula Olson, Wichita.
MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
New Film - Perfect Little Planet
01/20/2014 to 05/02/2014Perfect Little Planet Opens Saturday, Jan. 18 And you thought planning a vacation was hard! Find out what happens when an alien family tries to decide where to take a cosmic trip. Where do you think they'll end up? Located in the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium. No general museum admission is needed to do the dome. Dome prices apply. Show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Wine Tasting & Presentation from Grace Hill Winery
04/29/2014 to 04/29/2014Wine tasting and presentation from Grace Hill Winery. RSVP to 316-927-2007 or rcash@oxfordseniorliving.com.
Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
George Catlin's American Buffalo
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Forty early 19th-century paintings of American buffalo will have special resonance with Wichita Art Museum visitors this spring. Kansas embraces the buffalo as our state animal, and the song first published as "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam" in 1873 in Smith County Kansas is our state song. Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the museum presents George Catlin's American Buffalo. Some 450 works by Catlin now exist in the Smithsonian American Art Museum holdings. Forty paintings that feature the buffalo have been selected from this rich cache for this special exhibition. Catlin depicted the majesty of the animal, herds grazing on the grasslands, and Indians on the hunt. Several works also portray the Mandan buffalo dance. The compelling paintings reveal how the native groups relied on the buffalo and, simultaneously, demonstrate Catlin's awe of the imposing wild creature.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Indian Center Community Night
01/15/2014 to 12/17/2014Community 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 Amercian Indian culture. Many Community Nights also feature a special presentation as part of the Indian Center's Share Our Culture Series. Every Wednesday excluding November 26, 2014
Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
02/08/2014 to 07/27/2014Contemporary American Indian artists examine and explore their heritage. At the same time, they live within, absorb, and reflect on the larger American mass culture. Indian Territory in the West ended in 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. Nonetheless, Indian territory as a state of mind and cultural identity remains as potent as ever and very vibrant. Selections from the museum's permanent collection reveal the range of questions, cultural myths, and artistic vocabularies that contemporary American Indian artists grapple with today.
Kansas Porcelain Artists Exhibit
03/06/2014 to 04/30/2014This exhibit celebrates the art of porcelain painting. Porcelain art or China painting is the fine art form achieved by the application of overglaze colors to a glazed china blank or porcelain. The china or porcelain is then fired in a kiln (1333 to 1530'F) thus making the painting permanent. Overglaze colors (china paints) are powder paints composed of minerals and flux. A medium of oil is used to grind the paints. Another medium is used as the vehicle to apply the paint with a brush to the article being painted. The flux in the china paints helps to lower the melting point below that of the glaze to which it is applied. The flux causes the paints to melt with the fired on glaze of the object being painted. It can take from one to seven or more firings to complete the painting. The number of firings depends on the painter and the technique used, but can usually be finished in three to four firings. The following artists have work on display in the exhibit: Audrey Lawson, Emporia; Lynda Schreck, Emporia; Theresa Brown, Wichita; Micki Sawyer, Haysville; Glenda Crafton, Wichita; Nancy Fricker, Wichita; Linda Ridge, Augusta; Ruby Tobey, Wichita; Neva Madill, Wichita; Janet Kadel, Wichita; Karen Wiley, Wichita; Mary Blankinship, Wichita; Margaret Doornbos, El Dorado; Teresa Bachman, El Dorado; Sandy Lorei, Wichita; Ann Albright, McPherson; Lou Herndon, Wichita; and Paula Olson, Wichita.
MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
New Film - Perfect Little Planet
01/20/2014 to 05/02/2014Perfect Little Planet Opens Saturday, Jan. 18 And you thought planning a vacation was hard! Find out what happens when an alien family tries to decide where to take a cosmic trip. Where do you think they'll end up? Located in the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium. No general museum admission is needed to do the dome. Dome prices apply. Show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Yelawolf at The Cotillion
04/30/2014 to 04/30/2014All seating is general admission. A limited number of advance table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316.722.4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more!
Alan Jackson with special guest Jamie Lynn Spears
05/01/2014 to 05/01/2014Alan Jackson was the first headliner to perform at Hartman Arena, and this time he's bringing special guest, Jamie Lynn Spears. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 24 and start at $45. Show time is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1. Tickets can be purchased over the phone at 800-745-3000, at the Hartman Arena Box Office or at ticketmaster.com. About Alan Jackson Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He is in the elite company of Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who've written more than 20 songs that they've recorded and taken to the top of the charts. Jackson is one of the 10 best-selling artists since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and Metallica. His current album, The Bluegrass Album, was released Sept. 24 and debuted #1 on Billboard's Bluegrass Albums Sales Chart and remained in the #1 position for over four months. Jackson has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide, topped the country singles charts 35 times, and scored more than 50 Top-10 hits. He has written or co-written 24 of his 35 #1 hit singles. Jackson is a 18-time ACM Award winner, a 16-time CMA Award recipient, a two-time Grammy-winning artist and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry. Jackson's songwriting has earned him the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award and an induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame as a 2011 Songwriter/Artist inductee.
Alefs Harley-Davidson Bike Night "Party on the Patio"
05/01/2014 to 09/04/2014It's that time again for Wichita's biggest bike night here at Alefs Harley-Davidson. We've got your live music, $1 beer and food served by our beautiful Alefs Angels, burnout contest, and much more! We know how to party, so make sure you are part it! Grab your friends and lets party on the patio!
Alefs Harley-Davidson Bike Night "Party on the Patio"
05/01/2014 to 09/04/2014It's that time again for Wichita's biggest bike night here at Alefs Harley-Davidson. We've got your live music, $1 beer and food served by our beautiful Alefs Angels, burnout contest, and much more! We know how to party, so make sure you are part it! Grab your friends and lets party on the patio!
Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
George Catlin's American Buffalo
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Forty early 19th-century paintings of American buffalo will have special resonance with Wichita Art Museum visitors this spring. Kansas embraces the buffalo as our state animal, and the song first published as "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam" in 1873 in Smith County Kansas is our state song. Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the museum presents George Catlin's American Buffalo. Some 450 works by Catlin now exist in the Smithsonian American Art Museum holdings. Forty paintings that feature the buffalo have been selected from this rich cache for this special exhibition. Catlin depicted the majesty of the animal, herds grazing on the grasslands, and Indians on the hunt. Several works also portray the Mandan buffalo dance. The compelling paintings reveal how the native groups relied on the buffalo and, simultaneously, demonstrate Catlin's awe of the imposing wild creature.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
02/08/2014 to 07/27/2014Contemporary American Indian artists examine and explore their heritage. At the same time, they live within, absorb, and reflect on the larger American mass culture. Indian Territory in the West ended in 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. Nonetheless, Indian territory as a state of mind and cultural identity remains as potent as ever and very vibrant. Selections from the museum's permanent collection reveal the range of questions, cultural myths, and artistic vocabularies that contemporary American Indian artists grapple with today.
Man of La Mancha
04/10/2014 to 05/04/2014

Man of La Mancha
Winner of 5 Tony Awards
April 10-May 4
Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
$23 for Thursdays and Sundays/$25 for Fridays and Saturdays

One of the most beloved American musicals, Man of La Mancha will be sure to enchant audiences of all ages. This Broadway classic follows the romantic and noble journey of a knight's quest to right all wrongs and win the heart of a good woman as he dreams "The Impossible Dream."

For tickets, call 316-618-0444

MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
MOWT Lecture Series: Author Linda Johnston
05/01/2014 to 05/01/2014Please join us in welcoming Linda Johnston, author of the book, "Hope Amid Hardship: Pioneer Voices from Kansas Territory," for a lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 1. Admission is $5 for Family Night after 5 p.m. Museum members are free.
NAWBO Business Blast sponsored by Midwest KIA
05/01/2014 to 05/01/2014Fashion Show with K-Lane's, Lucinda's Old Town, and Ann's Fashions & Presentation: “Developing the Beauty Within” Sierra Scott, Emcee & Presenter May 1, 2014 5:30-9:00 PM Wichita Boathouse 515 S. Wichita Street Wichita, Kansas 67202 An Event to Benefit Carpenter Place. Tickets are $25.00, online ticketing is $27.00. If you wish to buy a ticket by phone, (316) 265-4477. Either bring to the event the physcial ticket you are given or print the Eventbrite ticket when you purchase tickets online.
New Film - Perfect Little Planet
01/20/2014 to 05/02/2014Perfect Little Planet Opens Saturday, Jan. 18 And you thought planning a vacation was hard! Find out what happens when an alien family tries to decide where to take a cosmic trip. Where do you think they'll end up? Located in the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium. No general museum admission is needed to do the dome. Dome prices apply. Show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
NT Live: King Lear
05/01/2014 to 05/01/2014Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy. An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Read to Rover
02/01/2014 to 12/01/2014We've partnered with the Wichita Public Library to create a place where children get an opportunity to read aloud to a supportive, non-judgmental listener, a registered therapy dog. Your child will have an individual reading session with a furry friend and make cool crafts. A $3 donation is requested per child. All proceeds made to the Kansas Humane Society benefit the animals in our care.
Children's Theatre: Rugrats Live
04/11/2014 to 05/03/2014Join 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.

Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
George Catlin's American Buffalo
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Forty early 19th-century paintings of American buffalo will have special resonance with Wichita Art Museum visitors this spring. Kansas embraces the buffalo as our state animal, and the song first published as "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam" in 1873 in Smith County Kansas is our state song. Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the museum presents George Catlin's American Buffalo. Some 450 works by Catlin now exist in the Smithsonian American Art Museum holdings. Forty paintings that feature the buffalo have been selected from this rich cache for this special exhibition. Catlin depicted the majesty of the animal, herds grazing on the grasslands, and Indians on the hunt. Several works also portray the Mandan buffalo dance. The compelling paintings reveal how the native groups relied on the buffalo and, simultaneously, demonstrate Catlin's awe of the imposing wild creature.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
02/08/2014 to 07/27/2014Contemporary American Indian artists examine and explore their heritage. At the same time, they live within, absorb, and reflect on the larger American mass culture. Indian Territory in the West ended in 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. Nonetheless, Indian territory as a state of mind and cultural identity remains as potent as ever and very vibrant. Selections from the museum's permanent collection reveal the range of questions, cultural myths, and artistic vocabularies that contemporary American Indian artists grapple with today.
Kansas Honor Flight
05/02/2014 to 05/02/2014WICHITA HEROES WELCOME HOME May 2, 2014 - Wichita Mid-Continent Airport FREE PARK-N-RIDE at the Best Western Airport Inn, 6815 W. Kellogg Dr.. Come out at 10:00am and take the shuttle to FREE shuttle to the airport terminal. Help us do a WICHITA HEROES WELCOME HOME to a bunch of returning World War II veterans on KANSAS HONOR FLIGHT. They are returning from a trip to visit their War Memorial in Washington, DC. The KANSAS HONOR FLIGHTS are paid for by fellow Kansans. It costs $700.00 per veteran to send on the KANSAS HONOR FLIGHT. These men and women Kansas veterans are 95+ years young. Make an effort to brings young folks out so they can honor men and women who served their country in time of great need!! LEST WE FORGET... www,kansashonorflight.org
Man of La Mancha
04/10/2014 to 05/04/2014

Man of La Mancha
Winner of 5 Tony Awards
April 10-May 4
Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
$23 for Thursdays and Sundays/$25 for Fridays and Saturdays

One of the most beloved American musicals, Man of La Mancha will be sure to enchant audiences of all ages. This Broadway classic follows the romantic and noble journey of a knight's quest to right all wrongs and win the heart of a good woman as he dreams "The Impossible Dream."

For tickets, call 316-618-0444

MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
New Film - Perfect Little Planet
01/20/2014 to 05/02/2014Perfect Little Planet Opens Saturday, Jan. 18 And you thought planning a vacation was hard! Find out what happens when an alien family tries to decide where to take a cosmic trip. Where do you think they'll end up? Located in the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium. No general museum admission is needed to do the dome. Dome prices apply. Show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Sweet Southern Comfort & Rock 'n' Roll
04/04/2014 to 05/03/2014Now Extended through May 3rd! Sweet Southern Comfort & Rock 'n' Roll ! Rockin Musical Revue! Don't miss Christi Moore and the Cabaret Oldtown Band in this show about one woman's journey through the emotional music of the 1960's. Featuring songs by artists like Etta James, Roy Orbison, Otis Redding and Janis Joplin. It's Soul, It's Blues, It's Rock 'n' Roll ! It'll blow your hair back!
Airplane Engineering - Wing Kidz Club
05/03/2014 to 05/03/2014Wing Kidz Club members will learn about aircraft engineering by making airplane ribs and mini-airfoils. Plus, it's a special opportunity to get a look inside our restoration center. See how dozens of volunteers work together to bring a junkyard airplane back to life. The activity runs 11-3 with the special tour from 11 to noon. The Wing Kidz Club is free to join and gives kids access to these additional activities with just the cost of regular admission. Call us at 316-683-9242 for more information or ask about the club when you visit.
Children's Theatre: Rugrats Live
04/11/2014 to 05/03/2014Join 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.

Cub Scouts Combo Event
05/03/2014 to 05/03/2014This fun-filled program will let Cub Scouts earn both their Science Belt Loop and Bear Aircraft Elective on the same day. If you could not attend the individual sessions, this is great opportunity to get caught up at KAM. The program runs 10:00 to 1:00 with a lunch break in between sessions. Cost: $7 per scout and $9 per leader. No pre-requirements. Science Belt Loop Activities: Scouts will make their own airplane while learing about the scientific process, plus get a tour of the museum from an engineering perspective. Bear Aircraft Elective: Learn about the four forces of flight, types of aircraft, and what makes helicopters and airplanes so different.
Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
George Catlin's American Buffalo
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Forty early 19th-century paintings of American buffalo will have special resonance with Wichita Art Museum visitors this spring. Kansas embraces the buffalo as our state animal, and the song first published as "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam" in 1873 in Smith County Kansas is our state song. Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the museum presents George Catlin's American Buffalo. Some 450 works by Catlin now exist in the Smithsonian American Art Museum holdings. Forty paintings that feature the buffalo have been selected from this rich cache for this special exhibition. Catlin depicted the majesty of the animal, herds grazing on the grasslands, and Indians on the hunt. Several works also portray the Mandan buffalo dance. The compelling paintings reveal how the native groups relied on the buffalo and, simultaneously, demonstrate Catlin's awe of the imposing wild creature.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
02/08/2014 to 07/27/2014Contemporary American Indian artists examine and explore their heritage. At the same time, they live within, absorb, and reflect on the larger American mass culture. Indian Territory in the West ended in 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. Nonetheless, Indian territory as a state of mind and cultural identity remains as potent as ever and very vibrant. Selections from the museum's permanent collection reveal the range of questions, cultural myths, and artistic vocabularies that contemporary American Indian artists grapple with today.
Live in Concert: GOODING
05/03/2014 to 05/03/2014with Skylines and Aaron Lee Martin https://www.facebook.com/goodingmusic/info
Man of La Mancha
04/10/2014 to 05/04/2014

Man of La Mancha
Winner of 5 Tony Awards
April 10-May 4
Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
$23 for Thursdays and Sundays/$25 for Fridays and Saturdays

One of the most beloved American musicals, Man of La Mancha will be sure to enchant audiences of all ages. This Broadway classic follows the romantic and noble journey of a knight's quest to right all wrongs and win the heart of a good woman as he dreams "The Impossible Dream."

For tickets, call 316-618-0444

MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Patsy Cline Tribute Show featuring Kim Coslett
05/03/2014 to 05/03/2014Kim Coslett & the Patsy Cline Tribute Band perform the hits of Patsy Cline. The evening includes the all-you-can-eat chuckwagon supper, horse-drawn wagon rides, classic cowboy movies, and the Silver Screen Cowboy Museum.
Prairie Rose Western Days Festival
05/03/2014 to 05/04/2014The annual Prairie Rose Western Days Festival features all sorts of events relating to the West and Kansas history. Highlights include: mountain men rendezvous encampment, Native American dancers, cowboy singers, Civil War camp, ranch ropers, square dancing, Buffalo Soldiers, arts & crafts.
Run or Dye Wichita Color 5K: ‘Your City. Your Color. Your Vote.’ Give Love® World Tour
05/03/2014 to 05/03/2014The Your City. Your Color. Your Vote. Run or Dye Give Love® World Tour is letting Wichita show its true colors when they bring the colors of the rainbow, or city, to the Kansas Coliseum on Saturday, May 3rd. As the first color 5k to offer five, or more, Dye Stations, Wichita will have the option to gain even more color as more people register. Wichita will also be able to use the Run or Dye color voting widget to choose what colors they get blasted with throughout the 5k route. The color-blasting will kick off at 9 a.m. and feature custom-colored showers of safe, eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye at a minimum of five Dye Stations for a day of full color fun. Afterwards participants will have the option to take part in the Run or Dye world-famous Dye Festival where they'll "Tie-Dye the Sky" with an explosion of colors in the ultimate celebration of life, friendship, fitness, and fun. Register now and vote for your city's colors at: http://www.runordye.com/locations/Wichita?gclid=CNG0wMGEtr0CFc9AMgodrEwAnw
St. James Old English Tea
05/03/2014 to 05/03/2014As is customary, elegant English tea items will be served continuously, including finger sandwiches and the delectable homemade lemon curd tarts for which the tea is famous. Style shows are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon. Other events at the Tea include a silent auction, collectibles, arts and crafts, bake shoppe including gluten-free items, jewelry, door prizes, and cookbooks for purchase. This year marks the 2nd anniversary of our very own St. James English Toffee. All proceeds benefit local charities. Tickets are available at the Parish office or at the door.
Sweet Southern Comfort & Rock 'n' Roll
04/04/2014 to 05/03/2014Now Extended through May 3rd! Sweet Southern Comfort & Rock 'n' Roll ! Rockin Musical Revue! Don't miss Christi Moore and the Cabaret Oldtown Band in this show about one woman's journey through the emotional music of the 1960's. Featuring songs by artists like Etta James, Roy Orbison, Otis Redding and Janis Joplin. It's Soul, It's Blues, It's Rock 'n' Roll ! It'll blow your hair back!
World Penguin Day
05/03/2014 to 05/03/2014There will be penguin activities, crafts and keeper chats with a keeper available to answer all your penguin questions. Keeper Chat & Feeding Schedule: 10:00 a.m., Noon, 2:00 p.m., 3:45 p.m. Regular Zoo admission applies. Members Free with membership card and photo ID.
Cinco De Mayo Celebration
05/04/2014 to 05/04/2014Come celebrate Mexican culture with food, music and fun! Exhibitors, authentic Mexican food vendors, and live bands performing on the stage are all part of the festivities during this exciting celebration. Regular admission applies. Members free with membership card and photo ID.
Geology Rocks! Exhibit
04/07/2014 to 07/05/2014This exhibit features the private rock collection of Jim and Ardis Cruz. Come see rare rocks from all over the country in this unique at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum.
George Catlin's American Buffalo
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Forty early 19th-century paintings of American buffalo will have special resonance with Wichita Art Museum visitors this spring. Kansas embraces the buffalo as our state animal, and the song first published as "Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam" in 1873 in Smith County Kansas is our state song. Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the museum presents George Catlin's American Buffalo. Some 450 works by Catlin now exist in the Smithsonian American Art Museum holdings. Forty paintings that feature the buffalo have been selected from this rich cache for this special exhibition. Catlin depicted the majesty of the animal, herds grazing on the grasslands, and Indians on the hunt. Several works also portray the Mandan buffalo dance. The compelling paintings reveal how the native groups relied on the buffalo and, simultaneously, demonstrate Catlin's awe of the imposing wild creature.
Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail Exhibition
02/01/2014 to 05/11/2014Come and see Iconic Views of the Santa Fe Trail as documented by: Bill and Betty Dickerson, Robert Aitchison, Kenneth Adams, Ed Davison, Dick Mason, Doel Reed, Victor Higgins and more from February 1 – May 11, 2014. This exhibition will run concurrent with the Wichita Art Museums George Catlin Exhibition.
Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art from the Wichita Art Museum Collection
02/08/2014 to 07/27/2014Contemporary American Indian artists examine and explore their heritage. At the same time, they live within, absorb, and reflect on the larger American mass culture. Indian Territory in the West ended in 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. Nonetheless, Indian territory as a state of mind and cultural identity remains as potent as ever and very vibrant. Selections from the museum's permanent collection reveal the range of questions, cultural myths, and artistic vocabularies that contemporary American Indian artists grapple with today.
Man of La Mancha
04/10/2014 to 05/04/2014

Man of La Mancha
Winner of 5 Tony Awards
April 10-May 4
Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
$23 for Thursdays and Sundays/$25 for Fridays and Saturdays

One of the most beloved American musicals, Man of La Mancha will be sure to enchant audiences of all ages. This Broadway classic follows the romantic and noble journey of a knight's quest to right all wrongs and win the heart of a good woman as he dreams "The Impossible Dream."

For tickets, call 316-618-0444

MathAlive! National Traveling Exhibit
02/01/2014 to 05/04/2014Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Experience real math at work as you ride in a live-action snowboard race, control a Mars rover, design and play your own video game, capture your image in a 360 freeze-motion video and more. Presented nationally by Raytheon, in association with MathMovesU. Presented and organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.
Outdoor Concert Band Concert with the Senseney Music Community Band
05/04/2014 to 05/04/2014May 4 at 3 p.m. Rose Window Plaza Friends University FREE ADMISSION Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
Pastel National 2014
03/28/2014 to 05/11/2014This exhibition is a national showcase, highlighting the art of pastel on paper. This year’s exhibit was juried by Marla Baggetta, pastel artist.
Prairie Fire Spring Half Marathon
05/04/2014 to 05/04/2014Wichita's biggest racing event now has both fall and spring challenges. This spring, races are available for runners of all skill levels. Run a half marathon, 5k, or a leisurely 1 mile jog with the fun run. The Prairie Fire Marathon is presented by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission. 
Prairie Rose Western Days Festival
05/03/2014 to 05/04/2014The annual Prairie Rose Western Days Festival features all sorts of events relating to the West and Kansas history. Highlights include: mountain men rendezvous encampment, Native American dancers, cowboy singers, Civil War camp, ranch ropers, square dancing, Buffalo Soldiers, arts & crafts.