February 20, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium
The Prairie Ascendant was composed by Laurel Littrell, professor at K-State Libraries, as part of the Prairie Studies Initiative. The work depicts the prairie throughout time, accompanied by images that illuminate the art, science and events of the prairie. The Cross-Disciplinary Art-Science Workshop in July 2016, sponsored by the Beach Museum and the Konza Prairie, provided transformative inspiration.
February 22, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium
One of the few existing ensembles of the piano instrumentation, Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet has existed as a Berlin Philharmonic chamber music ensemble since 1985. Outstanding ensemble committed to represent the standard repertoire of classical, romantic and modern pieces, and to find undiscovered masterpieces.
February 22, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor
Psychedelic, folk and rock ‘n roll songs that range from introspective to social commentary.
February 23, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery
Celebrating Kansas wetlands, waterways and their inhabitants with Taking Flight. This exhibit features works by Kim Casebeer, Betsy Forcade, Sue Godwin, Kristin Goering, Cally Krallman, Joseph Loganbill, John Louder, Bill McCall, Carol McCall, Doloris Pederson, Susan Rose, Isaac Shue, Cristine Sundquist and Ye Wang.
February 23, 2018, 7:30 PM - February 24, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre
Light-hearted musical comedy as Jack falls in love with Anna, which reconnects him to their shared Lebanese culture.
February 23, 2018, 7:30 PM - February 25, 2018, 4:00 PM @ CL Hoover Opera House
Comedy takes place in 1934 Cleveland and gives new meaning to the phrase, "The show must go on!"
February 23, 2018, 7:30 PM - February 25, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre
Cowboy Curly and farm hand Jud have fallen in love with headstrong farm girl Laurey. She plays hard-go-get with earnest Curly and accepts dangerous Jud's invitation to the upcoming social, causing tensions to arise between the men.
February 23, 2018, 7:30 PM - February 25, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center
When a house guest of Broadway star William Gillette is murdered, the festivities in his isolated home quickly turn dangerous. It's up to Gillette, in the persona of his beloved Sherlock Holmes, to track down the culprit before there's another victim. Glittering whodunit won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Play.
February 24, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor
Manhattan space jazz band Jade Archetype in the Aggieville underground on a Saturday night in the 'Ville.
February 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium
Brand new production of The Sound of Music comes to McCain in February 2018. Spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
March 1, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Glimpse into the culture of Latino neighborhood and poignant story of father-son relationship threatened by homophobia. Filmmaker Peter Bratt has called this film “a coming of age story, of the father, not the son.” In partnership with KSU’s LGBT Resource Center, Department of American Ethnic Studies and Manhattan Nonviolence Initiative.
March 1, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium
Arguably William Shakespeare's greatest play, Hamlet has enthralled audiences for 400 years. Written by Shakespeare in 1602, Hamlet is one of the most complete portrayals of the human psyche that exists in Western literature. A compelling tale of familial discord, personal ambition, love and revenge. Four centuries after its premiere, "Hamlet" continues as one of the classics of the world stage.
March 2, 2018, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ CL Hoover Opera House
Bring the whole family out for this entertaining show by a former scientist and Ringling clown!
March 2, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor
Live jazz music in Manhattan's underground on 12th Street.
March 2, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium
The unexpected death of their father forces two sisters to leave their comfortable lives, and the only hope is a profitable marriage. Seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak and surprise abound in this classic romantic comedy. Aquila Theatre expands the canon of classical works for the stage, as it adapts Jane Austen's novel in a bold, exciting new production.
March 2, 2018, 7:30 PM - March 4, 2018, 3:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre
March 2, 2018, 7:30 PM - March 4, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center
March 2, 2018, 8:30 PM @ The Hat
Tyler Farr established hard-scrabble county music roots through his parents, and has etched out his own niche via Nashville and other places along the county music path.
March 3, 2018, 8:30 PM @ The Hat
Rock-n-roll with a country blend is the specialty for Koe Wetzel and band out of Stephenville, Texas.
March 5, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium
The premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire. The original ensemble of the Navy Band has performed public concerts and participated in high-profile events going on a century. Manhattan is one of 21 stops by the U.S. Navy Band during its 2018 tour. These are family-friendly concerts.
March 8, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Presentations followed by a conversation on how the visual arts, scientific practice and journalism intersect to combat environmental challenges. Panelists include journalist and author Cynthia Barnett; K-State Vice President for Research and professor of chemistry, Peter Dorhout; and 2018 Gift Print Artist Lynn Benson.Moderated by Beach Museum of Art director Linda Duke. In partnership with K-State Libraries, Collegian Media Group, Global Foods Systems Initiative and Prairie Studies Initiative.
March 8, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium
Best Musical 2013 Tony Award winner as the McCain Performance Series continues with the third of five March shows.
March 8, 2018, 7:30 PM - March 11, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Nichols Hall
Fifty lonely-hearted speed-daters hope to find a sufficient, significant other. While not everyone will find a partner, the process is sure to provide audiences humor galore.
March 8, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor
After touring for the better part of a decade with his band, Not A Planet, Nathan Corsi expands his horizons with his solo project in 2018.
March 9, 2018, 7:30 PM - March 11, 2018, 3:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre
Cowboy Curly and farm hand Jud have fallen in love with headstrong farm girl Laurey. She plays hard-go-get with earnest Curly and accepts dangerous Jud's invitation to the upcoming social, causing tensions to arise between the men. March 10, beer brewing process demo from Brew Brothers Hops & Sprockets. Also, Kansas Territory Brewing reps in attendance to answer questions about their beer.
March 10, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ OUR HOUSE Concert Series
Baltimore, MD's ilyAIMY (i love you And I Miss You) brings their unique acoustic rock sound to a house concert in Manhattan, KS.
March 10, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium
Grammy-winning guitar quartet world-renowned for stunning precision, rich palette of tone-colors and joyous music-making.
March 13, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium
Irish dance phenomenon back by popular demand with 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into present day format.
March 17, 2018, 8:30 PM @ The Hat
Join the sweet country harmonies of Dylan Scott for Saint Patrick's Day celebrations in the 'Ville. Scott's hits include the No. 1 single "My Girl" and the intimate "Crazy Over Me".
March 24, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre
Celtic arts and crafts, musical instruments and food. Try specialty samples of whiskies and 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".
April 9, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium
Internationally acclaimed percussion artists with modern, high-energy performances to showcase the ancient art of Japanese drumming and transfix worldwide audiences.
April 12, 2018, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium
Showcase of Excellence runway show and mounted exhibit kicks off 14th Annual Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design Student Symposium. All events for the ATID Symposium feature this year’s theme "Get To The Crux." The runway show and mounted exhibit provide K-State students and middle/high school students the opportunity to be selected to show work to the public and industry professionals.
April 14, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ CL Hoover Opera House
Details to come for a night of jazz at Junction City.
April 20, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium
Lush production features incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and beloved moments, i.e., pumpkin, glass slipper, masked ball and more; plus surprising new twists! Be transported back to childhood and rediscover Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs from Tony-winning Broadway musical.
April 26, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium
David Sedaris has become one of America's preeminent humor writers, as his pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and twice been included in "The Best American Essays".
April 26, 2018, 8:30 PM - April 27, 2018 @ The Hat
Favorite on the Texas bar circuit eventually worked its way to national level a decade ago with self-released album on the Top 30 country album Billboard chart.
April 29, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium
Grammy Award-winning saxophonist has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to solidify his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Kenny G has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business during his legendary career, ranging from Whitney Houston to Katy Perry.
May 8, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium
Home Free has entertained more than 250,000 people live in concert since it burst on the national scene in 2013.
May 13, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wareham Opera House
Dixie travels the country throwing good ole-fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts and audience participation.
May 19, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center
Sing, dance and play in the band during this high-energy, interactive show with Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove. Two decades of performances that get the whole family rockin'.
June 21, 2018, 2:00 PM - June 23, 2018, 11:00 PM @ Tuttle Creek State Park
Alabama makes just second appearance at 23rd annual Kicker Country Stampede in Manhattan KS! Friday-night flashback with Alabama, Charlie Daniels Band and Marshall Tucker Band at the temporary amphitheater at Tuttle Creek State Park. More acts include Florida Georgia Line to close Saturday curtain on '18 Stampede. Thursday night, Cole Swindell, Brandon Ray and Cody Johnson are main stage acts. Purchase 2018 Stampede tickets right away for best prices!
February 20, 2018, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Bourbon & Baker
Exciting collaboration between Bourbon & Baker's bar and culinary team; featured by Basil Hayden Dark Rye, Bourbon & Baker Jim Beam Single Barrel, Tin Cup 10 year and Wathen's Barrel Proof. Each whiskey either new or limited release, paired with a unique small plate created by Sous Chef Zach Filbert and Pastry Chef Kirsten Spear. Booze portion of the tasting led by Adam Clary, knowledgeable and talented craft spirits development manager at Standard Beverage.
February 22, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's Restaurant
Too naughty for explanation? An array of wine and touch of naughtiness to enjoy a night of burlesque at Harry's Restaurant in Downtown Manhattan.
March 1, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ K-State Student Union
Short presentation, ribbon cutting and tours of the new campus gastropub and menu samples. JP's brand brings the same great food and service to the K-State Student Union with its gastropub concept. Located on the first floor of the Union with excellent Old Stadium views and seating for more than 150 with elevated outdoor patio seating. A new spot on campus that you'll love full well!
March 9, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Berney Family Welcome Center
Celebration event for high school students and parents. Spend a day as you explore campus and learn all about college life at Kansas State University. You'll learn about majors, paying for college, housing options and more, plus explore multicultural organizations and opportunities, with an optional campus tour. Prizes and $250 book scholarship awarded!
March 10, 2018, 10:00 AM - March 11, 2018, 5:00 PM @ K-State Student Union
Amazing plans are in the works for the third annual Little Apple Comic Expo. Stay tuned for details on this same Bat Channel!
March 10, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Wareham Opera House
Trade clues with guests to gather information and solve the deadly hit job before the murderer hotfoots it out of the Wareham! The audience is chock full of potential suspects. Dress for this night of murderous mayhem includes flapper dresses, zoot suits, feather boas and headbands, pinstriped suits and fedoras.
March 13, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Arrow Cocktail Lounge
KC-based small batch distiller Lifted Spirits produces a soon-to-be-released gin and vodka line with an Absinthe. Lifted Spirits also shares a distillery with other KC distillers that produce Agave Spirit. The night's tasting will traverse all available LIfted Spirits' bottlings and Mean Mule. Cocktail specials using the spirits follow.
March 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's Restaurant
The world's third-largest wine producer is often lost in a stomp of grapes, so let's toast Spanish coastal wines, a glass at a time! Coastal vineyards share the warm, Mediterranean Sea winds and an array of styles; clean, crisp whites to spicy, full-bodied reds. Spain has a treasure trove of styles that are difficult to find anywhere.Harry's showcases the broad range of styles and varietals available from Spain's coastline -- Catalunya, Valencia and more -- along with exceptional quality and value. Harry's sommeliers also explain confusing labeling terminology.
March 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Manhattan Area Technical College
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!
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, 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.
April 6, 2018 - April 7, 2018 @ Berney Family Welcome Center
Presented in conjunction with annual K-State All-University Open House, this event gives high school sophomores a chance to learn about college life. The program is planned and hosted by K-State Student Alumni Board. All high school sophomores are invited to attend. Students and their parents stay overnight in a local hotel.
April 7, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Kansas State University campus
Food, fun and heavy doses of purple all around as Kansas State University celebrates its annual campus open house. Adventure starts here with six hours of events to learn the Wildcat Way; BatCats baseball game with Oklahoma State part of campus events. Baseball admission separate from Open House events.
April 12, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium
Runway show and mounted exhibit provide K-State students and middle/high school students opportunities to be selected to publicly show their work to industry professionals.
April 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's Restaurant
The Western Cape produces much of South African-grown grapes, which were first planted here in 1655. Come to Harry's Restaurant and learn about South Africa wine, unique areas, varietals, different styles and the country's unique wine history.
April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM - April 22, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Wamego City Park
Wamego comes alive with vibrant tulip colors and more than 150 craft vendors. The vivacious colors of Dutch tulips add to the backdrop for the April arts and craft fair.
April 27, 2018 - April 28, 2018 @ Acorns Resort
Excellent bird and wildlife viewing with more than 300 bird species around Milford Lake; area rich in birding opportunities during this time in April. Native birds inhabit the lake year-round, in tandem with prime season for migrating birds. Milford Lake, wetlands, native prairie ... all great locations in North America for bird sightings.
May 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - September 2, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Can you guess what a day in the life of a dinosaur was like? How did they live? With this exhibit slated for Flint Hills Discovery Center, you can experience how the mighty T-Rex was one of the most ferocious of the Mesozoic Era. This fusion of state-of-the-art, high-tech videography and traditional exhibit features full-size dinosaur bones, a paleontology field station, Safari Jeep and more! Live like the dinosaurs when you visit Be the Dinosaur!
May 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discover Center and Blue Earth Plaza
Experience culture abundantly awesome throughout Flint Hills territory with live music, food vendors, beer, wine, children's activities and crazy amounts of fun.
May 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Wareham Opera House
Befitting whole new category of disaster dates, dance floor prom death rates high on the party foul scale. Audience members figure out whodunit to get the dance back on track. Ladies, bows and hairpins go nicely with a puffy-sleeved prom gown. Gents look sharp in white and black suits or tuxes. Put on your thinking caps to solve this one.
June 2, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo
Sunset Zoo's trails over-flow with activity as guests sample a variety of wines and heavy hors d'oeuvres, enjoy live music and festivities with the zoo's party animals. Popular community fundraiser hosted by Friends of Sunset Zoo. VIP Reception guests enjoy premium wine and gourmet food selections, and inclusion of a 12.75 ounce commemorative wine glass. GA ticket includes 8-ounce commemorative glass.
June 9, 2018, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Blue Earth Plaza
InflataFEST delivers dozens of hands-on activities and special attractions. Explore activity stations, special appearances from a magical princess, carnival games, face-painting, balloons, fun foods and at least 12 inflatables. Perfect for young and old!
June 9, 2018, 6:45 PM - 9:30 PM @ Rosalia Ranch
Kansas City Symphony performs sunset concert. Patron Packages available to financially support the organization and obtain premium concert vantage point. Wide ranging sponsorship opportunities also available (620-273-8955). Tickets for 2018 Symphony will be available for public sale in March 2018.
Alabama makes just second appearance at 23rd annual Kicker Country Stampede in Manhattan! Friday-night flashback with Alabama, Charlie Daniels Band and Marshall Tucker Band at the temporary amphitheater at Tuttle Creek State Park. More acts include Florida Georgia Line to close the Saturday curtain on '18 Stampede. Thursday night, Cole Swindell, Brandon Ray and Cody Johnson are main stage performers. Purchase 2018 Stampede tickets right away for best prices!
July 4, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM @ Wamego City Park
No. 1 fireworks show in Kansas is only part of the entertainment, as Wamego observes a daylong Independence Day celebration for the whole family. Fun-filled activities include carnival, parade, car show, live music, food galore and much more. Celebrate Freedom in Wamego!
July 26, 2018, 8:00 PM - July 28, 2018, 10:00 PM @ Wells Arena, CiCo Park
Opening-night picnic part of the observation and salute to the military. Bareback riding, steer wrestling and saddle bronc riding are just part of the competitions during this Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association-sanctioned event. Enjoy the competition of pro rodeo cowboys in an open-air arena at the Riley County Fair.