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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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  5. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (1)
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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. 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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  4. Here and Now: KSU Dept. of Art Faculty Exhibition

    March 6, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 12, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition represents studio practices by 15 members of the K-State studio art faculty. These works have been made within the last two years and vary in concept and construction. The artwork features the disciplines of ceramics, drawing, fibers, graphic design, painting, photography, sculpture, and new media. Chad Alligood, chief curator of American art at Huntington Library (San Marino, Calif.), will serve as juror and announce award winners at the exhibition opening.

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  5. Art Mingle: Fine Art Fair

    March 10, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Meadowlark Hills Community Center

    Cure your cabin fever! Flint Hills and Kansas City area painters, fiber artists, jewelry makers, sculptors and photographers exhibit and sell their work from rooms adjacent to Meadowlark's Konza Gallery. Lunch available at Prairie Star restaurant or Verna Belle's Cafe.

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Community Events

  1. Little Apple Pilot Club's 34th Annual Seminar

    March 10, 2018, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Country Club

    Little Apple Pilot Club women’s seminar speakers will focus on memory with Dr. Heather Bailey and security with Ronnie Grice. Enrollment forms/fees must be received by March 1: Little Apple Pilot Club, PO Box 2004, Manhattan, KS 66505.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Speed Dating Tonight! A Comic Musical/Opera by Michael Ching

    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.

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  2. Oklahoma!

    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.

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  3. Mesner Puppets

    March 10, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Based on the folk song (made popular by Fred Penner) this performance tells the tale of Mister Johnson and a mysterious cat who keeps returning to his doorstep. Mister Johnson tries everything he can to get the cat to go away, from giving her to a pilot to sending her into outer space. The cat, however, keeps coming back! The Mesner Puppet Theatre travels from Kansas City to perform this delightful show.

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  4. The Our House Concert Series & acoustic rock

    March 10, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ RSVP to jonathanmahorney@yahoo.com for address

    Baltimore's ilyAIMY (i love you And I Miss You) brings its unique acoustic rock sound to a house concert in Manhattan.

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  5. McCain Performance Series: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

    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.

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For the Kids!

  1. Family Fun Storytime

    March 10, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A lively storytime with great picture books, action songs, and music. Families are encouraged to attend together, and an adult caregiver must attend with children ages 2 and under.

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  2. Mesner Puppets

    March 10, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Based on the folk song (made popular by Fred Penner) this performance tells the tale of Mister Johnson and a mysterious cat who keeps returning to his doorstep. Mister Johnson tries everything he can to get the cat to go away, from giving her to a pilot to sending her into outer space. The cat, however, keeps coming back! The Mesner Puppet Theatre travels from Kansas City to perform this delightful show.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Baseball: Mercer vs. K-State

    March 9, 2018, 3:00 PM - March 11, 2018, 3:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    Third of five weekend non-conference series brings the Mercer Bears from Macon, Ga., to Manhattan. Bears won 39 games in 2017 Southern Conference schedule as junior catcher J.T. Thomas batted at a .357 clip, and are off to 11-3 start in 2018 with wins in eight of last nine games.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Telling Water’s Story: Art, Science and Narrative

    March 10, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ The Volland Store Gallery

    In conjunction with the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, The Volland Store Gallery offers "Telling Water’s Story: Art, Science, and Narrative, featuring Cynthia Barnett and Jeff Davidson". This special lecture relates to Lynn Benson's exhibitions display at Beach Museum of Art (February) and the Volland Store beginning in May.

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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. Kansas 2A high school basketball championship

    March 7, 2018, 3:00 PM - March 10, 2018, 10:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Bramlage Coliseum plays host to the "small-town" tournament for Kansas high schools, with title winners hoisting trophies on Saturday evening. Come out and support your team and sign a "Get Well" card for Jackie Stiles. Head to the Bram for weekend hoops action. Kansas 2A tournament has become a 30-year fixture in Manhappiness!

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  3. Third Annual Little Apple Comic Expo 2018

    March 10, 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Amazing plans are in the works for the third annual Little Apple Comic Expo. Comics, cosplay, gaming, food and more exciting happenings planned for third annual LACE in Manhattan!

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  4. Murder Mystery Dinner: Crime and Pun-ishment

    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.

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