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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (2)
  3. Calendar Overlay Craft Shows (1)
  4. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (2)
  5. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (2)
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Art Exhibits

  1. Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Prints of Norma Bassett Hall

    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.

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  2. Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu

    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.

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  3. Picturing Kansas

    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.

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  4. SNW Presents 2018

    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.

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  5. Science Communication Week: Exploring “The Food Explorer”

    November 8, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art (UMB Theatre)

    Panel of K-State and community experts discuss Daniel Stone’s “The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats.” Enjoy tabletop mini-exhibits related to David Fairchild’s work and the science and local history behind his efforts. Co-sponsored by Kansas Science Communication Initiative and the Global Food Systems Initiative.

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Community Events

  1. The Food Explorers and their Riley County Connections

    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.

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  2. National Veterans Small Business Week

    November 8, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Iron Clad Coworking

    Learn resources available to veterans to start/grow business ventures. Network among veterans, make pitches business to develop relationships. Great for veterans to learn about available resources. Veterans in Business Event hosted by Kansas SBDC, Veterans Business Resource Center and SBA's Wichita District Office.

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Craft Shows

  1. Manhattan Arts Center: Wrap It Up!

    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.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Oklahoma!

    November 8, 2018, 7:30 PM - November 11, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Mark A. Chapman Theatre

    Rodgers & Hammerstein's high-spirited, full-scale production a must-witness event for the whole family.

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  2. Live Music in the Firkin: Spencer McConaghy

    November 8, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Tallgrass TapHouse

    Spencer McConaghy live acoustic set at Tallgrass TapHouse. Where's the Firkin? That's just where you'll find it, at the TapHouse on Poyntz Avenue in Manhattan.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. K-State Science Communication Week: "Research and the State" Poster Session

    November 8, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Fiedler Hall Atrium

    K-State graduate students present posters of research/scholar work. Ten presenters selected to represent K-State at annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit (CGRS) at Capitol Building, where graduate students discuss implications on Kansas issues.

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  2. Science Communication Week: Exploring “The Food Explorer”

    November 8, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art (UMB Theatre)

    K-State and community panel experts discuss Daniel Stone’s “The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats.” Enjoy tabletop mini-exhibits related to David Fairchild’s work and the science and local history behind his efforts. Co-sponsored by Kansas Science Communication Initiative and the Global Food Systems Initiative.

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Special Events

  1. Bison: The Great American Icon

    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.

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