Apr 30  8:00 am
Sunday Brunch at Doo-Dah Diner
Location: Doo-Dah Diner - 206 E. Kellogg
Contact Phone: (316) 265-7011

Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet from Doo-Dah Diner every Sunday. Their Sunday brunch occurs from 8:00 am-2:00 pm and includes unlimited buffet service and beverage for $19.99 each and $9.99 for children.

Call ahead seating is recommended.

Apr 30  10:00 am
Discover the Ice Age
Location: Exploration Place - 300 N McLean Blvd.
Contact Email: discover@exploration.org    Phone: (316) 660-0600

Travel back in time to a frigid world where woolly mammoths, dire wolves, saber-toothed cats, massive bears and cave people roam. Encounter how these animals and humans adapt to this world through life-sized animatronics. Touch real fossils from this time period. Examine cave drawings found throughout Europe.

Discover the Ice Age is produced by Imagine Exhibitions.

Apr 30  10:00 am
Explore Kansas
Location: Exploration Place - 300 N McLean Blvd.
Contact Email: discover@exploration.org    Phone: 316-660-0600

Explore Kansas
Experience new exhibit elements that focus on our state’s land, water, weather and the life it supports, both past and present. Encounter bison and throw chips into a simulated fire. In the new storm chaser vehicle, discover how weather instruments work – measure speed, humidity, storm direction and more. In the new aquifer, determine your personal water use and learn ideas for steps to conserve this precious resource.

 

Apr 30  10:00 am
The Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society
Location: Wichita Art Museum - 1400 W. Museum Blvd.
Contact Phone: (316) 268-4921

For the first time at the Wichita Art Museum, 41 landscape paintings of early American art history from the premier collection of the New-York Historical Society will be on view in The Poetry of Nature, featuring masterpieces by such notable artists as Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, and Albert Bierstadt. The exhibition offers a varied survey of important paintings conceived in the style of the Hudson River School and further enriched by each artist’s personal vision.

In the early to mid-19th century, the expansive landscapes of the Hudson River Valley as well as Catskill and Adirondack Mountains inspired a remarkably talented group of American artists, a circle now known as the Hudson River School. Thomas Cole and Asher B. Durand were the leaders of the early movement, encouraging a generation of artists who found life-long inspiration in the contemplation and study of nature. Landscape was not greatly valued as a category for painting at the time, and the Hudson River School made landscape painting an acceptable subject for American artists.

Utilizing masterful effects of light, the Hudson River School artists created intricate, often idealized views of nature that conveyed the physical details of each landscape as well as its atmosphere. Artists of the Hudson River School also journeyed beyond New York State to other regions noted for scenic beauty, such as New Hampshire and coastal New England.

These artists—part of the romantic movement in 19th-century America that extended to literary figures including Washington Irving and James Fenimore Cooper—extolled the majesty of the American wilderness and the idea of man living in harmonious balance with nature.

The impact of their visual imagery had great consequences for the way Americans considered this landscape as part of the country’s cultural heritage, evident in the fact that many of the places revered by the Hudson River School are now national parks and state wilderness preserves.

The exhibition has been organized by the New-York Historical Society. The Wichita presentation has been generously sponsored by The Trust Company of Kansas. Additional support has been provided by the DeVore Foundation.

Image: Albert Bierstadt, "Autumn Woods," 1886. Oil on linen, 54 x 84 inches. The New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. Albert Bierstadt.

Apr 30  11:00 am
Food Trucks at the Fountain
Location: WaterWalk - 515 S. Main, St

The Food Trucks at the Fountain season is back! Join all of the local food trucks at the Wichita WaterWalk for Food Trucks, Yoga, Live Music, & Community. This event is curated by The Flying Stove and working to benefit ICT S.O.S.

Satya Moon Yoga will be leading a 90 minute yoga class at the corner of Main and Waterman at 10am.

Food & Live Music will be provided from 11am-2pm.

The food trucks involved so far include: B.S. Sandwich Press, The Brown Box Bakery, Xclusive Booze Truck, The Big Apple, Chino's Parrilla, Funky Monkey Munchies, Hot-2-Trot Gourmet Hotdogs, The Kamayan Truck, Kona Ice NW Wichita, Let'm Eat Brats, Lynn's Curbside Cookout, LumpiaPalooza, Noble House Hawaiian Plate Lunch, UNO MAS ICT, Hit the Spot, Sunflower Espresso Wichita, Songbird Juice Co., Blue Baboon Books, The Missing Link, 2 Beatz Boutique, and The Flying Stove.

Apr 30  2:30 pm
Annie
Location: Mary Jane Teall Theater Century II Performing Arts Center - 225 W Douglas
Contact Email: mtyp@mtypks.org    Phone: (316) 262-6897

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow."

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Performances April 28-30 at Mary Jane Teall Theatre inside Century II Performing Arts Center. Tickets available through Wichita TIX: 316-303-8100. More information available at mtypks.org.

Apr 30  4:00 pm
Sunday Gathering
Location: Siena Tuscan Steakhouse - 104 S. Broadway
Contact Email: siena@ambassadorhc.com    

Join Siena Tuscan Steakhouse for a casual evening of comfort food and 1/2 price bottles of select wine each Sunday night featuring Traditional Italian “Porchetta” – pork belly stuffed with pork tenderloin, garlic, herbs and olive oil, served over potato gnocchi and kale. Full menu also available: www.Sienawichita.com/menus/dinner/

Apr 30  8:00 pm
David Sedaris
Location: Orpheum Theatre - 200 N. Broadway St., Ste. 330
Contact Phone: (316) 263-0884

Humorist David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. An author of several personal essays and books, Sedaris' next book will be a collection of his diaries, entitled "Theft by Finding Diaries (1977-2002)".

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Apr 30  8:00 pm
David Sedaris
Location: Orpheum Theatre - 200 N. Broadway St.
Contact Name: 316-263-0884    Phone: (855) 755-7328

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Sedaris’ next book will be a collection of his diaries, entitled Theft By Finding Diaries (1977-2002) (May 2017).

Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and his most recent book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller. The audio version of Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls is a 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album.

There are a total of ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages.

He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written half-a-dozen plays, which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City. A feature film adaptation of his story C.O.G. was released after a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (2013). Since 2011, he can be heard annually on a series of live recordings on BBC Radio 4 entitled “Meet David Sedaris.”

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