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Jan 12

Winter wonders keep Manhattan hopping

Posted on January 12, 2018 at 11:49 AM by Michael Goens

Baby, it may be cold outside. That doesn’t slow activities around Manhattan. Try some of these things to do in Manhattan as Kansas Day (Jan. 29) approaches:

Hot chocolate hits the spot
Java-lovers, expand your tastes from the coffee bean to the cocoa bean. When in The Little Apple®, hit it big on your sweet tooth with hot chocolate from Radina’s Coffeehouse & Roastery in AggieVille. Mix the steamy cocoa with a dozen doughnuts from Varsity Donuts, and you’ll be set! Bluestem Bistro also mixes up some good, steamy cocoa for slow-moving morning

Express your artful side
Jan. 12 marks the opening reception for a new exhibit at Strecker Nelson West Gallery in Downtown Manhattan. Things Bright and Beautiful perfectly describes the five-week exhibit. Artwork with bright and colorful pastels to launch your somber post-holiday spirit toward springtime. You’ll find SNW Gallery at 406½ Poyntz Ave., and find them online at

Children during introductory film

Flint Hills Discovery Center exhibits

Dormant winter grasses are reborn each spring. Flint Hills Discovery Center brilliantly shows this cycle within its exhibits. A prelude to spring will be the Discovery Center’s Rainforest Adventure exhibit, which debuts Jan. 27 in the second-floor gallery. Rainforest features an enticing, interactive maze that will astound your child during this exhibit’s three-month stay at Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. Third St.

McCain Performance Series
January and February shows at McCain Auditorium heat up the Manhattan entertainment scene like a blow-torch through ice. You’ll catch the McCain Performance Series on the Kansas State University campus. Nineteen spring performances highlight the schedule with all the sizzle of bacon on a skillet.

Cabaret musical (Jan. 16) followed by Swan Lake Russian National Ballet Theatre (Jan. 26) lead the way for The Temptations (Feb. 2), Jersey Boys (Feb. 11-12) and The Sound of Music (Feb. 25). for tickets and show information.

We may slow our roll during winter months, but the pace keeps moving. Additional activities include ice skating at Wefald Center in City Park and K-State basketball at Bramlage Coliseum (seven women's games, eight more men's). There are always fun activities going on to keep you excited to Visit Manhattan.


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