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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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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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  5. 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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Community Events

  1. Community-wide Celebration of International Women's Day

    March 8, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Holiday Inn at the Campus

    Global day to recognize and honor the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Featured speakers from Great Britain/Germany, Kenya, Mexico and Nigeria share their immigration experiences. Everyone is welcome.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

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

    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.

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  2. The Wildwoods Trio

    March 8, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery & Estate

    The Wildwoods return to Manhappiness and Liquid Art Winery as a trio! Come have a blast with music entertainment in Liquid Art's indoor event center and Mr. K's Food Truck on hand for dining enthusiasts.

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  3. McCain Performance Series: Kinky Boots

    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.

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  4. 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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  5. Nathan Corsi (Not A Planet) with Jessica Paige

    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.

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For the Kids!

  1. Baby Rhyme Time

    March 8, 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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  2. Preschool Story Train

    March 8, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:30 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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  3. Kids' Book Club

    March 8, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Kids grades K-6 invited to join library book club on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Each month features a different kids' book series, and kids can choose which book from the series they would like to read. No registration required.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

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

    March 8, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    How visual arts, scientific practice and journalism intersect to tackle 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. Presented in partnership with K-State Libraries, the Collegian Media Group, Global Foods Systems Initiative and Prairie Studies Initiative.

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  2. Tech Workshop: Create Text-Based Games

    March 8, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Come learn how to create your own text-based games using Registration required.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. 2A boys quarterfinal basketball games

    March 8, 2018, 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Class 2A boys tournament begins at 3 p.m. when Johnson-Stanton County takes on 21-win West Elk in the first of four quarterfinal games at Bramlage Coliseum. Four semifinal games are played Friday (boys and girls), with championship and consolation games on Saturday. Head out to the Bram and enjoy four days of "small-town" hoops action in Manhattan!

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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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