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2A fans: find some fun around Manhattan

Posted on March 9, 2016 at 12:55 PM by Michael Goens

Visiting Manhattan and have nothing but hoops on the agenda? Been here before and know how things work (Central Plains fans)? There's plenty to see and do, and you don't have to wander too far from Bramlage Coliseum and K-State campus to enjoy.

If you're determined that basketball dominate your stay, well, you're in the right place. Bramlage basketball stretches into the next three days with two more games tonight and four each on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Wildcats are in Kansas City for the Big 12, and K-State fans will gather en masse to watch at Aggieville bars and around town tonight, plus hopefully Thursday (and Friday?).

SPD.jpgBeyond the court, it's a great weekend to hang around Manhattan for Saint Patrick's Day observance and festivities. Yes, we're a few days early, but Saturday is the Aggieville celebration with the 38th annual running event, parade and generally jovial atmosphere where everyone is Irish. That's pretty much an all-day affair that starts with the Blarney Breakfast Saturday morning at Kite's bar and grille.

Plus much, much more:
  • Photography by Jim Richardson at Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, gallery walk and opening reception.
  • How People Make Things and A View From Space exhibitions at Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd St.
  • Essences: Abstract Landscape Paintings at Strecker-Nelson Gallery, 406 Poyntz Ave.
  • More Irish festivities with the Grand Celtic Music Tour on Friday night at the Columbian Theatre, a short drive away in Wamego.
  • K-State Wildcats baseball home series vs. Milwaukee (3 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday games).
  • Sunset Zoo, the top-rated zoo in Kansas and open noon to 5 p.m. 2333 Oak St.
You're in the right place to take in all the information at Visit Manhattan.

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