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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (4)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (2)
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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. "What Were You Wearing?" Survivor Art Exhibit

    March 26, 2018, 8:00 AM - April 6, 2018, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery

    Exhibition provides tangible response to one of culture's most pervasive rape myths. Outfits featured in this gallery have been created from the stories of survivors.

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Craft Shows

  1. Yack & Yarn

    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.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Pirates of the Curry Bean

    April 6, 2018, 7:00 PM - April 7, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Set sail for swashbuckling pirate adventure on the high seas. Accompanied by their faithful cat Fiddlesticks, the Periwinkle twins join a mad admiral and crazy crew on a voyage of adventure that takes them from Old London Docks to the mysterious island of Lumbago in the sea of Sciatica! Will they be first to find the treasure chest, or does a surprise await that's even better than gold? Directed by Chloe Pyle.

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  2. Spring Dance '18

    April 6, 2018, 7:30 PM - April 7, 2018, 9:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    K-State Dance presents a showcase of exciting dance styles with a range of jazz, tap, modern, ballet and African influences. Talented K-State students will perform original pieces choreographed by faculty.

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For the Kids!

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

    April 6, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art 14th & Anderson

    All ages: 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 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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  2. UPC Film: Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle

    April 6, 2018, 7:00 PM - April 7, 2018, 11:30 PM @ Forum Hall

    Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji, you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago and change the way they think about themselves or be stuck in the game forever.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Baseball: Oklahoma State vs. K-State

    April 6, 2018, 6:30 PM - April 8, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    K-State snapped a six-game losing streak to the Cowboys last season in Stillwater. O-State has won the last nine meetings 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. Coco Bolos Anniversary Bash

    April 2, 2018, 5:00 PM - April 7, 2018, 10:00 PM @ Coco Bolos

    Join Bolos' week-long celebration of 20 years in the Manhattan restaurant business with delicious dinner specials, drinks and music! Monday: Combo skillet of wood-grilled steak-chicken-shrimp fajitas prepared in original San Antonio style.

    Tuesday: $5 Blue Bayou anniversary carafes. Wednesday: Caribbean jerk wings and Texas-style fall-off-the-bone ribs smoked in mobile BBQ pit. Thursday: Anniversary Bash! Steak, chicken and shrimp street skewers plus live music by Dr. Goins' Bolos All Stars. Friday: Skewers of fresh lobster, swordfish and bacon-wrapped shrimp grilled over oak and hickory. Saturday: Angus prime rib seasoned with Cox Bros. steak rub and pit smoked to absolute perfection.

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  3. K-State For Sophomores Only

    April 6, 2018 - April 7, 2018 @ Berney Family Welcome Center

    Presented in conjunction with annual K-State All-University Open House, this event gives high school sophomores a chance to learn about college life. The program is planned and hosted by K-State Student Alumni Board. All high school sophomores are invited to attend. Students and their parents stay overnight in a local hotel.

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  4. Pink & Purple Polyester Party

    April 6, 2018, 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ K-State Alumni Center

    Dig out your polyester bell bottoms and platform shoes, and disco for a cure with Kansas City band Disco Dick & the Mirrorballs. Cast your vote in the "Off the Hook" bra art contest and enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, late-night munchies and a cash bar catered by della Voce, as well as the costume contest and fun photo station! Party with your friends while helping K-State fight cancer!

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