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!
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.
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.
April 7, 2018, 12:00 PM - May 12, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center
Made by Hand presents the work of two female fiber artists, Anita Luvera Mayer and Jennifer Schermerhorn, whose creative talents transform their media into creations that illuminate and express a wide range of emotions, portray a feminine identity and speak to women’s societal roles.K-State Historic Costume and Textile Museum and Manhattan Arts Center have collaborated for Made by Hand exhibition. Strecker Nelson West Gallery is the Gallery Season Sponsor.
April 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - April 21, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Young children’s art on display during museum open hours.
April 21, 2018, 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo
Join the Party for the Planet and celebrate the Earth's amazing animals with family-friendly activities throughout the afternoon. All activities are included with regular zoo admission.
April 21, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Free afternoon of gallery activities and art projects for the whole family. Additional inspiration from the National Endowment for the Humanities “Picturing America” print set. In partnership with USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden Headstart and Early Learning, Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children (KSAEYC) and the K-State Center for Child Development.
April 4, 2018 - October 18, 2018 @ Hale Library
Exhibit uses items from university archives to illustrate the various events of that tumultuous year. From campus visits by Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy to the mysterious fire that destroyed Nichols Gym, the exhibit explores how national issues played out in Manhattan, alongside traditional university activities. Co-curators: Cliff Hight, Dan Ireton and Ellen Urton.
April 3, 2018, 6:00 PM - April 24, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Bring knitting, crocheting or other crafting project to the library and relax with other crafters for April programs; open to all fiber crafters, regardless of skill level. Supplies will be on hand, but please bring your own projects to work on.
April 20, 2018, 7:30 PM - April 22, 2018, 4:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center
Tony Award winning musical set amidst turmoil of Argentinian politics of the late 1940s and early '50s. Eva Peron grew up in abject poverty then rose to the heights of national and international prestige through sheer force of will. Peron made herself into the common people's idol: loved, adored and hated alike. "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Buenos Aires" and "A New Argentina" a few of the many songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber made famous by this musical.
April 20, 2018, 7:30 PM - April 22, 2018, 10:00 PM @ C.L. Hoover Opera House
Beloved classic brought to life at C.L. Hoover Opera House. Travel with Dorothy as she meets witches, munchkins, flying monkeys, friends and enemies while she desperately tries to get home to Kansas!
April 21, 2018, 1:10 PM - 4:00 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Wildcats closed out 2017 season in rousing fashion with 35-17 win over UCLA. Spring practice gives fans a glimpse of returning players Alex Barnes, Alex Delton, Duke Shelley, Skylar Thompson and more. K-State opens the 2018 season Sept. 1 against South Dakota, and '18 home schedule features Mississippi State and Texas Longhorns. Go Cats!
April 21, 2018, All Day @ Northeast Manhattan
Enjoy beautiful run on mostly dirt roads in scenic Flint Hills outside Manhattan. Marathon consists of single 26.2-mile loop around the course and offers four aid stations along the course. Fifty-miler consists of 25-mile loops with five aid stations each loop. The area’s first ultra-marathon and first trail marathon. Be part of the challenging course with 1,500 feet of elevation change/loop. Food, non-alcoholic drinks follow race. All proceeds support local schools' cross country teams.
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.
April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM - April 22, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Wamego City Park
Wamego comes alive with vibrant tulip colors and more than 150 craft vendors. The vivacious colors of Dutch tulips add to the backdrop for the April arts and craft fair.
Sunset Zoo's Annual Earth Day Celebration, Party for the Planet to celebrate the Earth's amazing animals with family-friendly activities throughout the afternoon.
Games and activities with Rockin' Rob live on Chautauqua Stage.