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Art Exhibits

  1. Celebrating 100 Years of History and Heritage: Riley County Historical Museum

    October 13, 2016, 8:30 AM - February 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Riley County Historical Museum

    Centennial celebration exhibit showcases 100-plus artifacts and photographs significant to the history of the Riley County community. Notable objects include a section of original seating from Wareham Opera House, penny-farthing bicycle owned by Guy Varney, hand-carved sunflower clock made from local wood for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893.

    Many objects on view have been rarely exhibited. Centennial exhibition accompanied by series of programs (watch for announcements and check calendar).

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  2. Eisenhower and the Great War

    March 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - February 28, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Great War's influence on Dwight Eisenhower’s budding leadership abilities. World War I proved crucial to the making of this American icon and future president.

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  3. Chisholm Trail 150th: The Cowtown that Raised a President

    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!

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  4. Thrift Style

    August 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 16, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Thriving collectors market for reused bags and fabric as remnants from feed, flour and sugar sacks re-purposed into clothing and other household objects, this market continues today. This exhibition explores recycled fabrics into clothing and quilts drawn from K-State's collection of Historic Costume and Textile Museum.

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  5. Ubiquitous: Enrico Isamu Oyama Exhibition

    August 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 23, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Enrico Isamu Oyama grew up in Tokyo and has worked in New York since 2011. “Ubiquitous” surveys how Oyama channeled his interests in Tokyo and American street cultures, Western abstract art and Japanese calligraphy to create Quick Turn Structure (QTS), his signature expression. Wide range of creative platforms include painting, digital media, sound and fashion.

    QTS gives visual form to the mixed-race, multicultural, transnational experiences in today’s world of fluid borders and inter-connectivity.

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  6. Reclaimed Creations: Sayaka Ganz Exhibition

    September 5, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 9, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    In her sculpture, Sayaka Ganz uses reclaimed plastic objects such as discarded utensils as a painter uses brush strokes. Ganz describes her style as “3D impressionism," as the recycled objects appear unified at a distance but at close proximity, individual objects are discernable. Ganz was born in Japan and grew up in Japan, Brazil and Hong Kong. She holds a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University.

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  7. Fronteras/Frontiers Exhibition

    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.

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  8. SNW Presents 2017

    November 4, 2017 - December 30, 2017 @ SNW Gallery

    Strecker Nelson West Gallery offers unique and original art for unique and original people in life. SNW represents the region's finest artists, and presents pieces by Bo Bedillion, Ann Carter, Kim Casebeer, Jim Coffman, Anne Egitto, Lorrie Eigles, Ralph Fontenot, Andrea Fuhrman, Kristin Goering, Heather Smith Jones, Jim Jones, Cally Krallman, Joe Loganbill, Carol McCall, Danny Meisinger, Owen Oertling, Nora Othic, Nancy Teague, Jean Terry and Diana Werts, with a new consignment of watercolors by Gene Ernst.

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  9. Wrap It Up art exhibit and sale

    November 5, 2017 - December 24, 2017 @ Manhattan Arts Center

    The galleries at MAC are filled with handmade artwork from 85 local and regional artists. It's a great time to find unique, affordable gifts for friends, family, co-workers, and yourself. Open daily November 5 - December 24. Closed Thanksgiving Day - November 23.

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Community Events

  1. Duty First: 100 Years of the Big Red One

    August 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - January 14, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore 100-year history of 1st Infantry Division, from Big Red One founding to present day. Exhibit displays exceptional history of the 1ID in Tallgrass Gallery; chronicles five heroic soldiers through WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Gulf Wars, Kosovo conflict and today's military. For children, Camp Funston "boot camp" where kids can "train" alongside Rags, 1ID's WWI pooch mascot.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. OASIS Student Conference

    November 17, 2017, 6:00 PM - November 18, 2017, 6:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium
    All Faiths Chapel

    Weekend youth conference for middle/high school students hosted by Manhattan Christian College features dynamic worship, study and fellowship activities to help teens develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Unique activities planned specifically to meet needs for each age group.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. BirdHouse Music Series: A.J. Croce

    November 17, 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Jazz influenced, blues-based singer-songwriter A.J. Croce has traveled a circuitous musical road to his evolution into a pop music iconoclast.

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  2. Casey Donahew in concert

    November 17, 2017, 8:30 PM @ The Hat

    Casey Donahew plays to packed houses throughout Texas and the Midwest, as he makes another stop to perform a lively show at Manhattan's own music joint, The Hat.

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For the Kids!

  1. Preschool Story Train

    November 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    PreK kids ages 3 and up can hear engaging stories, rhymes, and silly songs based on the weekly theme. Every session will also feature interactive activities including a parachute or shakers. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.

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  2. Zoofari Tails Storytime

    November 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Children are invited to listen to stories, move and dance like animals, and explore interesting animal biofacts such as furs and feathers. Some programs include a visit with a live animal from the zoo! No registration is required. Suggested for ages 3 and up.

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  3. Free Face Painting

    November 17, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Allison Booth of Painting Pearls will add fun pictures to your face or arms! Sign up begins at 10:45 at the Children's Desk. Limited space.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Women's basketball: Florida A&M at K-State

    November 17, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    A&M won 10 of final 14 games as 2016-17 season ended in MEAC tournament semifinals.

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  2. Men's basketball: UC-Irvine vs. K-State

    November 17, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Cal-Irvine Anteaters come to Bramlage for first meeting with Cats. UC-Irvine finished 21-15 and in first place in the Big West in 2016-17 season, and made NIT appearance.

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Special Events

  1. Duty First: 100 Years of the Big Red One

    August 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - January 14, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore 100-year history of 1st Infantry Division, from Big Red One founding to present day. Exhibit displays exceptional history of the 1ID in Tallgrass Gallery; chronicles five heroic soldiers through WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Gulf Wars, Kosovo conflict and today's military. For children, Camp Funston "boot camp" where kids can "train" alongside Rags, 1ID's WWI pooch mascot.

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  2. Festival of Trees Gala

    November 17, 2017, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Houston Street Ballroom

    Enjoy 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 and silent auction by Crossroads Realty & Auction. Many beautiful trees, wreaths, mantel designs and more! Upscale hor d’oeuvres stations and hosted bar. Ticket purchases online and Hy-Vee (601 Third Place). Kicks off the holiday season in style!

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