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Feb 24

Roar into March, make it a Manhattan weekend!

Posted on February 24, 2016 at 4:54 PM by Michael Goens

Manhattan lowers the curtain on February with a rush of activities Feb. 25-28. Check out everything on this list, and you'll need to spend Leap Day recovering from exhaustion:
  • Bring a date to the zoo: Continues month-long free entry with one purchase at Sunset Zoo, 2333 Oak St. Sunset Zoo
  • First Folio gallery: Explore Shakespeare, his time and the arts, 5:30 p.m. Thursday; "Farewell O Folio" closing reception, 4 p.m. Sunday, Beach Museum. Shakespeare 400

Beach Museum

  • Cirque Zuma Zuma: Acrobatic show akin to Cirque du Soleil; with performers and live musical score, 6 p.m. Sunday, McCain Auditorium. Cirque Zuma Zuma
  • Columbian Artists Group: Group of local artists who aim to bring artists together and grow the presence of the local artistic community. Exhibit closes Sunday, Manhattan Arts Center. Manhattan Arts    
  • Gown Town 2016: hundreds of gently used formal and special occasion dresses at affordable prices. Noon Saturday, Four Points by Sheraton. Junior League
  • Inaugural MH1K: Short 1-kilometer race to top of Bluemont Hill, 10 a.m. Saturday, Goodnow Park. Manhattan Running Company
  • K-State women's hoops: Cats take on Baylor in the last home contest of the season, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Bramlage Coliseum. K-State sports
  • Little Apple® Comic Con: Manhattan’s first venture into the comic convention world, 9 a.m. Saturday, Manhattan Convention Center. Little Apple Comic Con
  • Manhattan Library Association annual book sale: incredible prices on books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks and LPs. Saturday and Sunday, 629 Poyntz Ave. Manhattan Public Library
  • McCain Performance Series: Russian National Orchestra with pianist Yuja Wang, 7:30 p.m. Friday, McCain Auditorium. McCain Performance Series
  • Negro Leagues baseball museum founder Phil Dixon, Black History Month keynote speaker, 2 p.m. Saturday, Douglass Community Recreation Center.
  • Opposites Attract exhibition, Strecker-Nelson Gallery: Large scale, naturalistic paintings juxtaposed against large scale deconstructed photographs and paintings. Exhibit closes Saturday. Strecker-Nelson Gallery
  • Shaker Full of Wishes martini sampling event to benefit Make-A-Wish Kansas, with light hors d'oeuvres and music (business casual), Manhattan Country Club, 6 p.m. Thursday. Shaker Full of Wishes
Plus, How People Make Things and A View From Space exhibits at Flint Hills Discovery Center, and Boeing Boeing at Manhattan Arts Center each of the next two weekends. Round out the month in style, find an event in The Little Apple®!

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