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Art Exhibits

  1. Jam Session: Musical Selections from the Permanent Collection

    May 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - August 25, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Curated to complement the Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme “Libraries Rock,” exhibition features music, musicians and musical instruments through the eyes of artists. Summer programs focus on the intersection of music and visual arts.

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  2. Summer Idyll: Selections from the Permanent Collection

    June 12, 2018 - August 4, 2018 @ Beach Museum of Art

    Inspired by the recent acquisition of A Place for Eagles to Fly by Jean Van Harlingen, this exhibition features abstract landscapes from the permanent collection, displayed to encourage travel to idyllic places through the imagination.

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  3. Golden Valley, Endless Skyway 2018

    June 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - August 18, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Summer landscape show at SNW Gallery features finest local and regional artists. Exhibiting artists: Zak Barnes, Aaron Morgan Brown, Louis Copt, Mark Flickinger, Ralph Fontenot, Sue Godwin, Kristin Goering, Cally Krallman, Oscar Larmer, Judy Mackey, Bill McCall, Carol McCall, Hans Olson, Susan Rose, Bradley Sadler and Chris Willey.

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  4. Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Art Exhibition

    July 9, 2018, 8:00 AM - August 30, 2018, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery, First floor, K-State Student Union

    Come to a deeper understanding of the beauty of the method of making characters along with the cultural meaning of written art. Current KSU Confucius Institute Chinese teacher and second-year graduate student in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages at Jilin University, Ma Man has studied Chinese calligraphy since childhood with the guidance of her father. Discover the art of other professional Chinese calligraphers, Chinese traditional painters, and her own calligraphy works in this exhibition.

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Community Events

  1. Riley County Fair

    July 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - July 30, 2018, 10:00 PM @ Riley County Fairgrounds, CiCo Park

    Fun, festive atmosphere of a county fair fills the air beginning July 26 in CiCo Park. The 43rd anniversary of the Kaw Valley Rodeo is a big part of the schedule on July 26-28, along with the fair's many 4-H projects, judging and Ottaway Amusements Carnival. Home delicacies and homemade pies among many menu items.

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  2. Tallgrass Firkin Friday

    July 27, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Time for another one-of-a-kind beer from Tallgrass Brewing Co., as Mae's taps into a new firkin of Tallgrass brew every month. Just $3/pint, $2/shorty until keg runs out!

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Kansas Juvenile Officers Assn. Annual Conference

    July 23, 2018, 8:00 AM - July 27, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Four Points by Sheraton

    Attendees hear from John More, Brian Murphy and Larry Thompson on topics to include response law, resiliency and responsibility.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Arts in the Park concert: James Hill and Anne Janelle

    July 27, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell

    Award-winning, “utterly world-class” singer-songwriter-ukulele-cello duo who first united a decade ago. Arts in the Park is part of the weekly summer concert series. Live music every Friday throughout summer in City Park, with variety of musical genres including country, folk, Americana, rock, alt rock, soul and funk.

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  2. Jon Wolfe in concert

    July 27, 2018, 8:30 PM @ The Hat

    Country musician Jon Wolfe in concert with Blacktop Road.

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Special Events

  1. Be The Dinosaur

    May 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - September 3, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Can you gauge what a day in the life of a dinosaur would have been like? How did they live? With this exhibit you can experience how the mighty T-Rex was one of the most ferocious of the Mesozoic Era. This fusion of state-of-the-art, high-tech videography and traditional exhibit features full-size dinosaur bones, paleontology field station and more! Live like the dinosaurs! Visit Manhattan and Be The Dinosaur!

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  2. Kaw Valley Rodeo

    July 26, 2018, 8:00 PM - July 28, 2018, 10:00 PM @ Wells Arena, CiCo Park

    Opening-night picnic part of the observation and salute to the military. Bareback riding, steer wrestling and saddle bronc riding are just part of the competitions during this Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association-sanctioned event. Enjoy the competition of pro rodeo cowboys in an open-air arena at the Riley County Fair.

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