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How could you possibly be expected to work on spring days?

Posted on March 9, 2018 at 2:16 PM by Michael Goens

With every warm day, spring fever builds. Manhattan makes a great spot to knock off the winter weariness. For nighttime fun, Manhattan is the place for spirited outings with flavor. Activities happen on a fast and furious basis around MHK, and to keep up with it all is a consuming experience. Fortunately, we can help with Visit Manhattan’s list of exciting endeavors for grown-up fun. Anticipation builds, spring football awaits and music and entertainment hit high notes.

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Cosplay fun at Comic Expo
March makes a great time for a dose of Manhappiness! What better place to start than a comic convention? Embrace your inner geek – don’t we all possess one of those within? – with cosplay and adventurous exertions maxed out at Little Apple Comic Exposition. You’ll catch LACE events March 10 at K-State Student Union, all for only $10. What better endorsement than this:

“I have been to this convention every year!” comic-con enthusiast Mark Benfer writes on Facebook. “It is such a great time! I highly recommend attending Little Apple Comic Expo!”

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Wine and dine, MHK style
Whiskey aficionado? Wine enthusiast? Round up some friends for highly entertaining Whiskey 101 (March 13) and wine tasting (March 15) events at Bourbon & Baker and Harry’s restaurant, respectively. These both follow the trend toward very inexpensive ways ($20) to get out of the house for an evening of fun and accumulate great knowledge.

Besides, Bourbon & Baker and Harry’s are both great spots for any type of dinner plans, especially with friends. You can always head down to Wine Dive Kitchen and relax with a nice Merlot or Sauvignon Blanc. Wine Dive at 4th & Houston is among Manhattan’s newest dining spots. Plus, if you haven’t already tried della Voce or Tallgrass Tap House, both are in the wheelhouse for amazing foodie places in Manhappiness! You’ll be incredibly satisfied with MHK’s culinary delights.

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Saint Patrick’s Day in Aggieville

Rest up for Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in Aggieville, as this is one of the state’s longest-running observances. The 40th annual road races begin festivities, first with a two-mile run followed by the Marvin Hachmeister 10K race. The parade rolls ahead at 1 p.m., and the MHK “green party” will be bubbling with revelry. Stop by the Keltic Star for Friday fish and chips, and the Belfast Bombers will be a hot-selling item at O’Malley’s Alley during Saint Patty’s activities.

Aggieville is your place to enjoy the day’s activities, with more dining options at So Long Saloon, Taco Lucha, Coco Bolos, Rock-A-Belly Deli and perhaps Little Apple Brewing Company for a break from the spiritedness of Saint Patty’s.

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Music and more

If you're inclined to get a jump on the weekend while you enjoy live entertainment, slide into Liquid Art Winery and Estate for nighttime set (March 8) from The Wildwoods Trio. The tasting room at Liquid Art is open Thursdays through Sundays to enjoy fabulous Flint Hills views and flights of wine and hard cider. For more on the music front, the Railsplitters make a late-March stop at Manhattan Arts Center, where visitors take in seasonal entertainment produced by MAC professionals and are treated to excellent musical entertainment.

Be sure to set return trips for Wine in the Wild fundraiser at Sunset Zoo (June 2). Plus there's 23rd annual Country Stampede (June 21-23) with Florida Georgia Line and Alabama. It all goes down so smooth in Manhattan.


Little Apple Comic Exposition   Saint Patrick’s Day   Aggieville

Whiskey 101   Harry's wine tasting   Bourbon & Baker   Harry’s

Wine Dive Kitchen   della Voce   Tallgrass Tap House

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