April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - May 30, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library
Rare artifacts and historic photographs of life along the Chisholm Trail to celebrate the trail's sesquicentennial. Learn origins of the cowboy boot, and how the phrase “real McCoy” became a familiar phrase in American lexicon. Legendary stories behind near mythical figures like Wild Bill Hickok and others. Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western ... find out why. This lil' cowtown raised a President!
October 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - April 1, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Exhibition explores complexity of borders and frontiers in the Midwest through the work by artists Artemio Rodríguez and Fidencio Fifield-Perez. Rodríguez's practice transcends the boundaries of printmaking, and engages the public through mobile printmaking studio/gallery, the GraficoMovil. Born in Mexico and raised in the U.S., Fifield-Perez explores issues of migration, labor, and the politicization of borders through the manipulation of maps, newspaper cuttings and paper.
February 13, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 26, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
"Waterplaces" is a suite of 101 drawings on vellum paper. The exhibition will also present the artist’s 2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print, "Dancing on the Table." This work reflects Benson's interest in water sources that flow under ground such as the Ogallala Aquifer in parts of Western Kansas and surrounding states. Benson brings attention to this hidden natural treasure in a chine colle´ lithograph with gold leaf and coloring applied by hand.
March 6, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 12, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Exhibition represents studio practices by 15 members of the K-State studio art faculty. These works have been made within the last two years and vary in concept and construction. The artwork features the disciplines of ceramics, drawing, fibers, graphic design, painting, photography, sculpture, and new media. Chad Alligood, chief curator of American art at Huntington Library (San Marino, Calif.), will serve as juror and announce award winners at the exhibition opening.
March 20, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Gaia Salon
The perfect Girls & Guys Night Out event with $3 drink specials, brand new bar games, prizes and of course, voting for your favorite decorated bra! Proceeds from event go to Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University.
March 20, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Hosted by K-State Chess Club; evening of chess for all ages.
March 27, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
March 29, 2018, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ K-State Alumni Center
Back to Your Roots: Grounded in Nutrition. Speakers and topics include: Josephine Gatti Schafer, Leading without Bias: Decision Making; Cara Harbstreet, Health at Every Size; Jim Painter, The Art and Science of Gluten Free Baking; Sharon Palmer, A Plant-Powered Diet for Optimal Health; Amber Pankonin, Nutrition and Agriculture; Kevin Sauer, Food Allergies: Current Perspectives and Education Innovations.Pre-conference event March 28. More information forthcoming related to this event.
March 20, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bring knitting, crocheting or other crafting project to the library and relax with other crafters. Program open to all fiber crafters, regardless of skill level. Supplies will be on hand, but please bring your own projects to work on.
March 27, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
March 22, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor
Dance hall blues and traditional rock-n-roll flow together into a unique groove.
March 24, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre
Celtic arts and crafts, musical instruments and food. Try specialty samples and buy Celtic whiskies, and enjoy an evening full of bagpipes, accordions and much more!
March 30, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center
Rooted in traditional bluegrass, the lush harmonies and instrumental virtuosity of the Railsplitters push the boundaries of old-time music with non-conformist songwriting. Musical influences range from samba to hip-hop, merged with traditional Appalachian music. The Railsplitters make their homes in Boulder, Col.
March 31, 2018, 8:30 PM @ The Hat
The wildly-popular Eli Young Band has built a grass-roots fan base on the basis of three No. 1 singles to include "Even If It Breaks Your Heart".
March 19, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Watch a movie on our big screen in the Tami Borck Storytime Room! Kids can also make a craft related to the movie before it begins. Two imaginative pranksters hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero. Rated PG, 90 minutes. (Our movie licensing contracts do not permit listing the movie titles on this page.)
March 19, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Video games, crafts, and hot will be open to all teens in the Groesbeck Meeting Room (2nd floor)! Come when you can and leave when you need.
March 20, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
Spring is in bloom at the library! Kids can hear stories about flowers and gardening, learn how plants grow, and do a hands-on activity. Special thanks to K-State Research and Extension for partnering with us on this program. Suggested for preschool-grade 6.
March 21, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
School's out today, so have some unplugged fun with board games and science activities. Come and go event. Suggested for K-6th grade.
March 22, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Teens 7th - 12th Grade, Do you want to have a say about what's going on at the library? Join our TLAB (Teen Library Advisory Board)! No signup is necessary. Just show up and join the conversation!
March 22, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Kids grades K-6 invited to join library book club on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Each month features different kids' book series, and kids can choose which book from the series they would like to read. No registration required.
March 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
Zoofari Tails Storytime features animal stories presented by Sunset Zoo staff. Children can also explore interesting animal artifacts from the zoo, such as furs, feathers, and skulls!
March 24, 2018, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
We're opening the library on Saturday night just for teens. Play video games, watch cartoons, use computers, snack or just hangout. All free! Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm. Teens must be signed in by a guardian and picked-up in the library Atrium at 9pm. Parent permission forms can be picked up at the Adult Services Desk and must be turned in at or before the start of After Hours.
March 26, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
March 28, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Widgets Family Fun
Laser Tag Tournament with 8-team maximum for International Laser Tag Day; wait list will be compiled for potential for more teams to participate. Prizes determined by Widgets Family Fun and awarded to teams in first, second and third place.
March 20, 2018, 6:30 PM - March 21, 2018, 3:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium
BatCats are 20 games into the season as the Austin Peay Governors come to MHK for games 20 and 21; the Govs come off a 28-win campaign in which they won 14 games in the Ohio Valley Conference. Ten more non-conference games remain for K-State, with just four more at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan.
March 27, 2018, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium
BatCats play eight of next nine games at Tointon Family Stadium, as Big 12 home opener against Texas Longhorns follows single-game matchup with Omaha Mavericks.
March 29, 2018, 6:30 PM - March 31, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium
Texas Longhorns arrive in Manhattan for Big 12 home-opening series on Easter weekend, with Thursday-Friday-Saturday game setup at Tointon Family Stadium.
March 20, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Stop by the Groesbeck Room to get one-on-one help with your technology questions and conundrums. Registration is not required but feel free to do so if you know you will be stopping by.
March 26, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ 1073 Rathbone Hall
Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Greg Forbes, the Weather Channel’s severe weather expert; “Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes, Understanding Them and Staying Safe.” The seminar is co-sponsored by Agronomy, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Biology and Chemistry.
March 27, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
This series covers the basics of everyday stuff that school doesn’t always cover.
March 31, 2018, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Downtown Manhattan
5K run to benefit Johnson Cancer Research Center on the K-State campus. Celebrate afterward with Pink Party on the Patio at AJ's NY Pizzeria. Local eats and beverages also included with entry price. First 150 runners signed up only pay $25!
January 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - April 29, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Explore one of the Earth's most mysterious habitats, and learn through an intricate maze that resonates with the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest. Make multiple visits and discover new elements that make the rainforest a fascinating ecosystem.
March 24, 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Little Apple Brewing Company
Amateur brewers, unite! for home-brewing techniques from professional craft artisans. Perfect your brewing craft and attend seminars on how to pair beers with food selections, how to successfully wood age beer and more. These tutorials cover all the bases for the intermediate brewer; perfecting your craft never tasted better than at Mashed in the Middle: Mash Up.
March 24, 2018, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo
Guests of all ages enjoy free zoo admission to applaud the community's support of the state's top-ranked zoo! Check out the new panda and Wallaby, and baby maned wolf pup born in December.
March 24, 2018, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Little Apple Brewing Company
Afternoon tasting event complements amateur home-brewing technique-based event at Little Apple Brewing Co. Mashed in the Middle: Mash In features as many as five breweries (Little Apple Brewery and more), four distilleries and one winery. Visit the website for details.
March 27, 2018, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House
Tallgrass pairs five amazing seasonal beers with a four-course dining experience that ranges far beyond the Tap House's daily offerings. Executive Chef John Martin along with Brewmaster Chris Kind-Chalmers guide this palate-provoking culinary experience. Perfect event for passionate beer fanatics and foodies alike. Don't miss it!
March 27, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Arrow Cocktail Lounge
An non-resonant wine region has begun to receive more attention as South African wines have grown in popularity in America. Certified Sommelier Keith Spreckels will select the wines and lead the group tasting event.
March 31, 2018, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Fairmont Park
Geary County Extension Agent Chuck Otte guides birding walk with basics of birding, how to use binoculars and find best locations. Birds and lots of adventure; wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring your own binoculars. Seasoned birders welcome. Pre-registration required.
March 31, 2018, 3:00 PM - April 1, 2018, 12:30 AM @ Wareham Opera House
Sample different wines, beers and liquors from several distributors. Then get on the dance floor! Cash bar with portion of drink sales to charity. Greater Manhattan Community Foundation assists to send 100 percent of funds to different charities throughout the area. All tickets come with a commemorative stemless wine glass.