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Solo Performance
"Questionable Content" featuring The Amazing Heather Jay at Blackhart's Magic Theater
"Questionable Content" featuring The Amazing Heather Jay at Blackhart's Magic Theater "Questionable Content" featuring The Amazing Heather Jay brings cheeky comedy, impossible mind reading and a dash of sass to Blackhart’s for a single solo performance on the first Friday of each month! Bring a friend... but leave your inhibitions at home. Heather’s violently fresh blend of comedy and mentalism bring laughs and gasps in this INTERACTIVE show exploring the deep reaches of the human psyche. Having mastered the skills of mind reading, thought control and even hypnosis, nothing is off limits, including the jokes!!! Laugh, cry, cheer and cringe as Heather takes over the stage... and your mind... for one evening only at Blackhart’s Magic Theater. Seating is limited... these shows will SELL OUT!!! COVID RESTRICTIONS LIMITED TO FIFTY SEATS!!! Face masks required to enter Please responsibly distance at all times Remaining 2020 Show Dates Friday, September 4th @8PM Friday, October 2nd @8PM Friday, November 6th @8PM Friday, December 4th @PM
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Community Event, General, Meeting, Convention
41st Annual Kansas Economic Outlook Conference
For a glimpse into Kansas' economic future, over 800 business leaders turn to Wichita State University, the W. Frank Barton School of Business, and the Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR), founders of the Kansas Economic Outlook Conference. The purpose of the conference is to provide insight into current local, state, and national economies, addressing topics of interest to the community. A combination of nationally known speakers and local experts will be on hand to provide perspectives on issues affecting business, industry, education and government.
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Art Show
A Tale of Two Women: Louise Caldwell Murdock and Elizabeth Navas
"A Tale of Two Women: Louise Caldwell Murdock and Elizabeth Navas" celebrates the two female visionaries responsible for the formation of the Wichita Art Museum. In 1915, Murdock made it her mission to ensure that her hometown would have an art museum, commiting her family fortune to the purchase of a “significant collection” of American art. Murdock entrusted Elizabeth Navas, her friend and professional colleague, with the task of assembling the art collection. Together, the two women made an unsurpassable impact on Wichita and the surrounding region that continues today. Commemorating both WAM’s 85th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, the exhibition combines photographs, objects belonging to Murdock and Navas, and key Murdock Collection paintings. Image: Elizabeth Stubblefield Navas, Carnegie Library Stained Glass Window (detail), 1915. Stained glass, 57 X 26 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches. Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Gift of Sean and Melissa Conley in memory of Carolyn Conley
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World Dance
Amira Dance Fall Festival in the Park
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Art Talk
Art on a Monday: A Virtual Event
Join the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum for virtual lecture with Wichita printmaker Doug Billings, founder of Tallgrass Prairie Press Printmakers and instructor of printmaking at Mark Arts. Receptive to changing different subject matter, composition, and technique, he says, “My intent remains the same—interpreting and symbolizing, through my images, the experiences that we all share as living, thinking, feeling human beings.” To register for this free, online talk, email pr@wichitaartmuseum.org. Audience members are welcome to interact with one another starting at 12:45 pm via Zoom before the talk begins at 1 pm. The meeting ID and password for Art on a Monday will be emailed to registered participants two days prior to the event.
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Art Show
Artists' Opening Reception for "Foot in the Door"
What better way to celebrate WAM’s 85th birthday than together with our tremendous arts community and the spectacle of nearly 1,000 works of art by fellow Wichitans—young and old, famous and infamous. Sip cocktails from the cash bar outside on the Lattner and Walker Family Plaza and discover delicious delicacies from local food trucks, all to a vibey mix of tunes from Black Tie Celebrations to complement the alfresco scene. And, rumor has it there will be cake! Foot in the Door gallery capacity will be controlled to allow for proper social distancing. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required as capacity is limited and visitors’ entry will be timed. In case of inclement weather, no refreshments will be available, and only the galleries will be open. Register online: wichitaartmuseum.org/events.
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Bluegrass, Country, Folk
Asleep at The Wheel
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm All Ages. Reserved table seating tickets plus general admission dance floor. Concessions and full bars open! Also featuring local favorites Nancy's A-Maize-N Sandwich Booth and Wichita Brewing Company Hand-Crafted Beers! Check Room is open during events to check your merchandise purchases, coats, hats and purses. Text COUNTRY to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets. Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia 49 years ago. Now based in Austin, the band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. The Grammy Award-winning Still The King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys was released in 2015 and marked their third full-length Bob Wills tribute album. Their most recent album "New Routes" is both a new path forward and a nod to the freewheeling roots (get it?) of one of Texas' most beloved bands, marking 2018 with their first album of new material in a decade. Asleep at the Wheel's newest members Katie Shore (fiddle, vocals), Dennis Ludiker (fiddle, mandolin), Connor Forsyth (keyboard, vocals) and Josh Hoag (Bass), have given the band a newfound energy and their own unique style, and Asleep at the Wheel veteran David Sanger (Drums) rounds it all out. Also be sure to stay tuned in 2020 for Asleep at the Wheel's 50th Anniversary! It'll be a year filled with even more fresh takes on old tunes, exciting events across the country, and appearances by some of the original band members! Between those Texas Twin Fiddles and Boogie Piano, you can bet you'll be dancin' down the aisles and swingin' all night long when the Wheel rolls into town! All Ages - If An Event Is Cancelled Full Refunds Will Be Issued at Point of Purchase. Support acts subject to change
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Bluegrass,Country,Gospel
Bucky Fowler & Southern Charm
A country, Gospel, and bluegrass ensemble from Wichita, KS featuring Bucky Fowler, Karla Fowler, Kristine "Fowler" Saner, Kelcy "Fowler" Mohr, Kandace "Fowler" Sovereign.
www.buckyfowler.com
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Musical
Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story
Forget feel good, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is FEEL GREAT! Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Featuring two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, including That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Johnny B. Goode, Raining In My Heart, Everyday, Shout and many many more, this show is just Peggy Sue-perb!
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Classical Dance, Ballroom
Choreography Showcase (virtual)
Friends University will present the fall Choreography Showcase, a performance illustrating the creative direction of four talented dancers. The performance will be livestreamed on the Friends University Fine Arts Facebook page, on Friday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will include two pieces conceived as works for the camera and two solos that showcase the choreographers’ craft and interpretation. Additionally, the ballet majors will perform variations from the vast ballet repertoire. The night will end with a group number honoring the late Nancy Stark-Smith’s, Underscore. Stark-Smith was a founding participant of “contact improvisation” and passed away this past May. “Where you are when you don't know where you are is one of the most precious spots offered by improvisation. It is a place from which more directions are possible than anywhere else,” said Stark-Smith. The performance is free to view and will premiere on Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Select “going” to the event to get a reminder when the performance is going live: Will replace with link once PR is approved For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.
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