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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (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. 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. Made by Hand: A Woman's Journey Expressed Through Fiber

    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.

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  5. Intersection: Meeting of the Creative Minds

    April 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 9, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Creative Minds exhibit features works by AlBo Glass, Dick Bixler, Michael Driggs, Jan Joosten, Christina Klein, Diane Lawrence, Owen Oertling, Larry Peters, Jason Sciulla, Nancy Teague, Lynette Ubel and Todd Van Duren.

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  6. River Compositions by Lynn Benson

    May 5, 2018, 12:00 PM - July 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store Gallery

    In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, burst into flames because sparks fell on oil-covered debris floating on its surface. News of the burning river captured artist Lynn Benson’s imagination and inspired her to study how human activity affects a vitally important resource: water. In a range of mediums, Benson represents bodies of water implicated in environmental and political struggles.

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Community Events

  1. “Best of Times, Worst of Times: K-State in 1968”

    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.

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  2. MHS Visual Story Telling Collaboration, Junior English Inquiry Project

    May 3, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 5, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Junior English students in Morgan Jobe’s classes have been working with community participants such as Beach Museum of Art and The Fellow to learn about visual literacy and communication, particularly how to use the arts to convey complex ideas. Students use inquiry and design thinking to tell stories from their community that matter to them. This issue-centered project seeks to answer the question: Why do stories matter?

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  3. KSU Student Study Break

    May 5, 2018, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Stop by the museum and take a break or enjoy space for study. Wifi and snacks provided.

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Craft Shows

  1. Yack & Yarn

    May 1, 2018, 6:00 PM - May 29, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Bring knitting, crocheting or other crafting project to the library and relax with other crafters. Five May 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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  2. Annual Local Artists Sale

    May 4, 2018, 5:00 PM - May 5, 2018, 3:00 PM @ The Fellow

    Visit The Fellow this weekend for a sale from your Manhattan artists!!

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Evita

    May 4, 2018, 7:30 PM - May 6, 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.

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  2. Fab Flashbacks: Songs of the '60s, '70s and '80s

    May 4, 2018, 7:30 PM - May 6, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    Fun-filled decade revue; from hits on record players to cassettes. The show's best performers take listeners through music ranging from the '60s to the '80s. Don’t be afraid to dust off that outfit from the past and show it off again! Rock your old style and dance along to all of your favorites during Fab Flashbacks. Be there or be square!

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  3. Randall King in concert

    May 5, 2018, 9:00 PM @ RC McGraw's

    Fourth generation "hay hauler" and son of a trucker brings modernized neo-traditional/honky-tonk to life. King's writing reflects his appreciation of songwriting heroes Haggard, Whitley & Jackson; characterized with a voice that rings true country. King hails from the West Texas plains of Hereford.

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For the Kids!

  1. UPC Film: Star Wars, The Last Jedi

    May 5, 2018, 7:00 PM - May 6, 2018, 12:30 AM @ K-State Student Union

    Luke Skywalker's peaceful and solitary existence has been upended by Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of a Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight

    May 5, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ K-State Johnson Cancer Research Center

    K-State Research & Extension Walk Kansas program holds 3rd Annual Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight (1.5-Mile Fun Walk and 50-yard Kids' Fun Run) on the beautiful Kansas State University campus to benefit K-State cancer research! Race open to everyone, not just Walk Kansas program participants. This year's event fiesta-themed in celebration of Cinco de Mayo!

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  2. Girls on the Run Spring 5K

    May 5, 2018, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Manhattan Regional Airport

    The 5K course is a straight 3.1-mile course. Start and finish take place on Skyway Drive (Manhattan Regional Airport). Girls participating in the program are already registered for the 5K and receive 5K materials the morning of the event. Packet pick-up for other participants is at Academy Sports + Outdoors.

    The 10-week GOTR program is tailored for girls in third through eighth grade to help them establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness.Girls on the Run of the Flint Hills is proud to serve Riley, Geary, Pottawatomie and Clay counties in Kansas.

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Special Events

  1. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

    May 5, 2018, All Day @ Coco Bolos

    Loud food and spicy music is the spice of life on Cinco de Mayo in Manhattan. Celebrate at Coco Bolos! Live music by Los Yumas, South Texas barbacoa nachos and a San Antonio platter dinner special. Find Bolos at the main entrance to Aggieville at Anderson and North Manhattan Avenue!

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  2. Kentucky Derby Party

    May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Eleven Fifteen Venue & Urban Garden

    The most exciting 2 minutes in sports is worthy of a daylong celebration in Manhattan with mint juleps, bourbon toasts and a variety of activities to observe the 144th Run for the Roses live from Louisville. Dress to impress like you're at Churchill Downs in derby attire and hats! Light snacks, all-day drink specials ($3 Mimosas) and best hat contest part of the fun, with your own reserved special observance point for the Call to Post and to watch the Derby!

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