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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (4)
  2. Calendar Overlay Conventions & Meetings (1)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (3)
  4. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (6)
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Art Exhibits

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Living Democracy in Print

    February 13, 2018, 8:00 AM - March 9, 2018, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery

    K-State Prairie Fire Printmakers created screen-printed posters to address issues of democracy, freedom, diversity and unity relevant to the Living Democracy Project. This exhibit aims to promote dialogue among K-State students and serves as a setting for events hosted throughout the week.

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  4. Water Stories by Lynn Benson

    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.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. From the Land of Kansas Annual Meeting and Farmers Market Conference

    March 1, 2018, 9:00 AM - March 2, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Conference provides agri-businesses that grow, raise or produce Kansas products, and farmers market managers, with educational opportunities regarding managing, growing and marketing their business or farmers market. Two-day conference features keynote speaker Jolene Brown and “Through the Eyes of a Customer.” Brown is a renowned champion for agriculture who uses humor and years of expertise to help agriculture-related businesses with operational decisions.

    Kansas AgriTourism will also hold its meeting during the conference. One of the best benefits of the conference is the opportunity to learn from and network with other business owners and market managers across the state.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Screening of La Mission

    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.

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  2. McCain Performance Series: Hamlet by William Shakespeare

    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.

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  3. Funtabi with Betty the Asronaut

    March 1, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Eclectic musical influences combine to create unique blend of rock and roll. Members hail from Manhattan bands such as The Ruckus, Echopod, Hotel Gypsies, Hello Ghost and Audacity. Music upheaval in the Aggieville underground scene at Auntie Mae's.

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For the Kids!

  1. Baby Rhyme Time

    January 16, 2018, 11:00 AM - March 6, 2018, 11:25 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books, and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  2. Baby Rhyme Time

    March 1, 2018, 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A story time designed for infants and young toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books, and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  3. Winter/Spring 2018 ARTSmart programs for families at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    March 1, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art 14th & Anderson

    Ages 3-5: Explore the wide variety of media found in the Beach Museum of Art’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. “Here, and Now” the K-State Art Faculty exhibition provides a wide variety of inspiration for creative youngsters. Call 785-532-7718 or email klwalk@ksu.edu for reservations. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If you need to cancel your reservation let us know so we can call those on the waiting list.

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  4. Preschool Story Train

    March 1, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Pre-K 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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  5. Homeschool Afternoon

    March 1, 2018, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Unique program geared toward families that practice home education. Library staff present stories and subject information, followed by group activity. Suggested for grades K-6.

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  6. Winter/Spring 2018 ARTSmart programs for families at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    March 1, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art 14th & Anderson

    Kindergarten and up: Explore the wide variety of media found in the Beach Museum of Art’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. “Here, and Now” the K-State Art Faculty exhibition provides a wide variety of inspiration for creative youngsters. Call 785-532-7718 or email klwalk@ksu.edu for reservations. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If you need to cancel your reservation let us know so we can call those on the waiting list.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Brown Bag Book Club

    March 1, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Enjoy lunch with fellow book lovers and discuss a wide variety of contemporary book club favorites. Book list selected by the group in November. Drinks provided.

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Special Events

  1. Rainforest Adventure

    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.

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  2. Union Station by JP's Grand Opening

    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!

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  3. 4 Hands Brewing Co. Tap Takeover

    March 1, 2018, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Blue Moose Manhattan

    4 Hands Brewing Company is coming to Blue Moose Manhattan for a special Tap Takeover Event featuring: Absence of Light, Zellige, Single Speed, Ca$h Mony.

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