Entertainment

Christmas in the City to kick off with Merry Monday, tree lighting

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas in the City event will kick off with Merry Monday on Nov. 20 in downtown Arkansas City. Live music will begin and food vendors will open at 4 p.m. The festivities will continue until 7:30 p.m. Food vendors include Ark City […]

Tracking Santa sightings in downtown Arkansas City through December

Santa Claus will make several appearances next month in Arkansas City, starting with Merry Monday. Santa will be on hand to light the Christmas decorations and pose for photos with children starting at 6:15 p.m. Following Merry Monday, Santa can be found nearly somewhere in Ark City every weekend. North […]

Alderbrook plans Festival of Wreaths fundraiser Dec. 16 for blessing boxes

Alderbrook Village will be host to a holiday fundraiser this year called the Festival of Wreaths. The event, which will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 16, features wreaths that have been donated by local businesses. “(The) wreaths will be auctioned during our festive event and proceeds will benefit […]

Robert Brown Theatre packs them in for performances of Mary Poppins

Cowley College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department performed Disney’s and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film, to large audiences Nov. 9-11 inside the Robert Brown Theatre. The performance was directed and choreographed by theater director Cara Kem. “Mary […]

Southwestern College Choral Union rehearsals begin; concert is Dec. 3

WINFIELD — The Southwestern College Choral Union (SCCU) began rehearsals on Nov. 7. Rehearsals will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday at Darbeth Rehearsal Hall in Winfield. SCCU is a community and college ensemble that offers choral and vocal education, plus performance opportunities, to a broad range of […]

Nine Lives improvisational comedy troupe to perform family show Nov. 10

WINFIELD — Southwestern College’s Nine Lives Laughatorium and Good Times Improvisational Comedy Troupe will perform a community show at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at Messenger Recital Hall in the Darbeth Fine Arts Center. The public is invited to attend and there is no admission charge. The theme for the show […]

Beauty and the Beast rescheduled for Nov. 10 at Agri-Business Building

The 2017 Fall Friday Family Movie Series will end at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 in Arkansas City with a Disney movie at the Agri-Business Building, 712 W. Washington Ave. The 2017 live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast,” cosponsored by the Optimists and Soroptimists of Arkansas City, is a new […]

Original works presented by Nightingale, other students at Writers Corner

The first Writers Corner of the academic year was a success, with nine students and three faculty writers presenting 25 original works. The event is hosted each semester by the students in the creative writing program at Cowley College. “We had a really nice crowd, with quite a lot of […]

Cowley teacher Cervantes to appear in 33 Variations at Ponca Playhouse

PONCA CITY, Okla. — Students at Cowley College know Marlys Cervantes as the humanities department chair and creative writing instructor. But some might be surprised to learn Cervantes also is an accomplished actress who will appear in the upcoming Ponca Playhouse production of 33 Variations on Nov. 10-12 and Nov. […]

Three competitive local races, 10 total seats on line Nov. 7 on Election Day

Election Day is Nov. 7, with three competitive local races all on the line. Arkansas City residents may vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Central Christian Church. Advance voting is available until noon Nov. 6 at the Cowley County Courthouse in Winfield. The races for City Commission, USD […]