August 7, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art
Traveling exhibition of richly colored prints the first solo exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall’s work since her death in 1957. Hall was the only female founding member of the Prairie Print Makers, Kansas-based organization established during Great Depression to promote American artists’ work. Joby Patterson, Eugene, Ore., guest curator.
September 25, 2018 - December 22, 2018 @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Zhang Hongtu trained as an artist in Beijing, China, lived through the Cultural Revolution between 1966 and 1976, and emigrated to New York City in 1982. Having now lived as long in the United States as in China, Zhang produces works that embody his hybrid cultural roots. His knowledgeable mash-ups of Chinese and Western cultures are sometimes amusing and always thought-provoking.
October 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 1, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Scenic prairies, bucolic farms and the architecture of Kansas’ agricultural industry, exhibition features more than 100 years of works by Kansas artists reflecting sense of place. Cornerstone for museum’s popular “Picturing Kansas” school tour program which integrates art, history, environmental and agricultural science, and language arts.
November 2, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 29, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery
Representing the region's finest artists, Strecker Nelson West Gallery offers unique and original art for the unique and original people in your life.
November 29, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art
Informal discussion on the exhibition “Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu.” Dan Kwong’s work as writer and performance artist addresses cultural and gender identities, especially as they relate to Asian-American men. Aileen June Wang is curator of “Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu” exhibition on display through Dec. 22.
November 30, 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre
Evening of storytelling with guest performance artist Dan Kwong, whose K-State residency cohosted by KSU Department of Theatre and Beach Museum of Art.
October 23, 2018, 9:00 AM - November 19, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Riley County Historical Society/Museum exhibition highlights local connection to ground-breaking work in food exploration and food safety recounted in “The Food Explorer.” RCHS/Museum also offering driving tour, “Where the Adventure Began: Touring the Home Town of the Food Explorers,” which begins Nov. 7. Self-guided driving tour available at Rileycountyks.gov/museum. Visit locations connected to David Fairchild and Charles Marlatt, food explorers/innovators with connections to Manhattan/Riley County. Global Food Systems Initiative coordinates the effort.
November 30, 2018, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Enjoy a night of fellowship, exceptional food and holiday cheer. Transform your home or business with one (or two) of our designer holiday trees and seasonal decor. Live auction - many beautiful trees, wreaths, mantel designs and more! Silent Auction will get you started on your Christmas Shopping list. Dress attire: cocktail.
November 3, 2018, 12:00 PM - December 24, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center
Each year the exhibition and art sale includes dozens of participating artists. This event began in 1999 with the work of 35 artists on display. The intent was to showcase high-quality, affordable art for the gift-giving season. Wrap It Up has since expanded to include more than 80 regional artists with wide variety of work. Also, 35 percent of all sale proceeds benefit Manhattan Arts Center’s facility and programming.
November 15, 2018, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium
The Stray Cats’ worldwide mega-hits “Stray Cat Strut,” “Sexy and Seventeen” and “Rock this Town” have become a part of the fabric of rock-n-roll. In addition to the Stray Cats, Lee Rocker has toured and performed with George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Keith Richards and John Fogerty.
November 16, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate
Music around outdoor fire pits (moved to indoor event center for inclement weather). Limited patio seating; lawn chairs/blankets encouraged.
November 16, 2018, 8:30 PM @ The Hat
Rolling Stone named Randall King one of 10 new country artists fans need to know. No less an authority than Garth Brooks claimed “this kid is what country music is all about." King's roots sink deep in West Texas and "Tuggin On My Heartstrings" typifies the sentiments of a simple dude whose crooning style Rolling Stone compared to George Strait, Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson. Kyle Park is an Austin singer-songwriter and well known to MHK country fans.
November 24, 2018, 12:00 PM - November 25, 2018, 12:00 AM
GreenFin Gardens presents a weekend concert series featuring Kansas songwriters like Erik Dylan, Bing Futch, Christie Lenee, and local favorites Sally and the Hurts. Proceeds benefit GreenFin Gardens, a project to provide easy and affordable access to an ideal human diet for everyone, everywhere.
November 26, 2018, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium
The Mavericks are bringing holiday cheer to theaters across the country. The category-defying approach has been a unique hallmark of The Mavericks’ sound since the band’s top-20 hits on the country charts. Join McCain Performance Series for a new Christmas tradition the whole family will enjoy.
November 29, 2018, 7:30 PM - December 2, 2018 @ CL Hoover Opera House
Haunting story of three ghosts who come to visit haughty old Ebenezer Scrooge.
November 29, 2018, 7:30 PM - December 1, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Mark A. Chapman Theatre
Campus holiday showcase for dance styles to include jazz, tap, modern and African dance. Talented K-State students perform original, faculty-choreographed dance pieces.
November 30, 2018, 7:30 PM - December 2, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center
A Christmas Carol meets The Government Inspector meets Noises Off in hilarious play-within-a-play where everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity.
November 16, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum
Wildcats continue three-game, season-opening homestand against North Texas Mean Green. Cats captured one-point road victory in 2017 at Denton.
November 17, 2018, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium
K-State has compiled 8-6 mark against Texas Tech Red Raiders since teams began Big 12 play, which included inaugural conference contest Aug. 31, 1996. Wildcats surged to 42-35 overtime victory in 2017 meeting at Lubbock. Senior Day events in Manhattan as Cats conclude regular-season schedule Nov. 24 at Iowa State.
November 17, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Mike Ahearn Field House
K-State closes out the home portion of its 2018 schedule against the Texas Tech Red Raiders, against whom the Wildcats split two matches in 2017. Tech won 2018's first meeting in Lubbock. K-State closes out the season Nov. 21 at Fort Worth against the Texas Christian Horned Frogs.
November 18, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum
Back half of weekend set for K-State with 12th meeting against UMKC. Former K-State assistant coach Jacie Hoyt coaches the Kangaroos in her second season. Cats hold 8-3 series lead.
November 24, 2018, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum
First meeting with Lehigh Mountain Hawks, led by Coach Brett Reed and second team Patriot League player Lance Tejada, 6-foot-2 senior forward from Miramar, Fla. Thanksgiving weekend with the Cats and only home game in five-week period.
November 15, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Director of Milford Nature Center Pat Silovsky has had 30 years of experience working with kids and animals. Nearly three dozen decades of wildlife rehabilitation conjures images of humorous experiences, exciting releases and reunifications. Listen to her most memorable experiences working with Kansas wildlife. This dialogue with Silovsky is part of Bison: The American Icon exhibition on display through January at Flint Hills Discovery Center.
November 22, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Aggieville Entertainment District
Build up a powerful hunger for Thanksgiving Day turkey with a powerful performance at MHK's Turkey Trot 5-kilometer run. You won't even miss a football snap nor Santa's appearance at the Macy's Parade. Good times in the 'Hat!
November 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Tuttle Creek State Park
Burn those Thanksgiving Day calories and enjoy the state park in Manhattan. Join park rangers for family-friendly, guided slow-roll bicycle ride covering approximately 7 miles. Wear weather-appropriate clothing, bring your own bike, water and helmet. Registration limited to 25 participants. Call Tuttle Creek State Park office to register.
September 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - January 13, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
North American bison herds were long as much a part of the prairie as native grasslands. By the millions; as wide as the horizon. Flint Hills Discovery Center celebrates the bison's history and significance and spotlights important preservation efforts to strengthen the species' very existence on the Great Plains of Kansas.
November 16, 2018, 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ K-State Gardens Visitors Center
Dozens of colors and varieties available for this two-day sale (Nov. 16 & Nov. 28).
November 16, 2018, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Widgets Family Fun
Ages 18-above special event night features unlimited arcade, laser tag, mini bowling and lazer frenzy. Get in on the excitement of Widgets Family Fun recreation center in Manhattan!
November 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Blue Earth Plaza
Holiday season blazes to life with annual lighting of Christmas tree and surrounding plaza courtesy of Whoville conglomeration of MHK merchants. Join the celebration with choral groups to introduce the festive season and even an appearance by jolly ole Saint Nick to cap the evening's activities.
November 30, 2018, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Manhattan Conference Center
Transform your home or business with 1-2 designer holiday trees and seasonal decor. Live auction features many beautiful trees, wreaths, mantel designs and more! Silent auction starts your Christmas shopping list. Full dinner buffet with drink ticket and live entertainment by Dueling Pianos. Make it a group night out and purchase reserved table (eight).