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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (1)
  3. Calendar Overlay Craft Shows (2)
  4. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (3)
  5. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (2)
  6. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (1)

Art Exhibits

  1. Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Prints of Norma Bassett Hall

    August 7, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Traveling exhibition of richly colored prints the first solo exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall’s work since her death in 1957. Hall was the only female founding member of the Prairie Print Makers, Kansas-based organization established during Great Depression to promote American artists’ work. Joby Patterson, Eugene, Ore., guest curator.

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  2. Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu

    September 25, 2018 - December 22, 2018 @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Zhang Hongtu trained as an artist in Beijing, China, lived through the Cultural Revolution between 1966 and 1976, and emigrated to New York City in 1982. Having now lived as long in the United States as in China, Zhang produces works that embody his hybrid cultural roots. His knowledgeable mash-ups of Chinese and Western cultures are sometimes amusing and always thought-provoking.

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  3. Picturing Kansas

    October 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 1, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Scenic prairies, bucolic farms and the architecture of Kansas’ agricultural industry, exhibition features more than 100 years of works by Kansas artists reflecting sense of place. Cornerstone for museum’s popular “Picturing Kansas” school tour program which integrates art, history, environmental and agricultural science, and language arts.

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  4. SNW Presents 2018

    November 2, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 29, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Representing the region's finest artists, Strecker Nelson West Gallery offers unique and original art for the unique and original people in your life.

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  5. Rural / Urban Invitational

    November 3, 2018, 12:00 PM - February 3, 2019, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Five rural and five urban artists exhibit their work. Feb. 3 closing reception, with 2 p.m. artist conversation.

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Community Events

  1. The Food Explorers and their Riley County Connections

    October 23, 2018, 9:00 AM - November 19, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Riley County Historical Society/Museum exhibition highlights local connection to ground-breaking work in food exploration and food safety recounted in “The Food Explorer.” RCHS/Museum also offering driving tour, “Where the Adventure Began: Touring the Home Town of the Food Explorers,” which begins Nov. 7. Self-guided driving tour available at

    Visit locations connected to David Fairchild and Charles Marlatt, food explorers/innovators with connections to Manhattan/Riley County. Global Food Systems Initiative coordinates the effort.

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Craft Shows

  1. Manhattan Arts Center: Wrap It Up!

    November 3, 2018, 12:00 PM - December 24, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Each year the exhibition and art sale includes dozens of participating artists. This event began in 1999 with the work of 35 artists on display. The intent was to showcase high-quality, affordable art for the gift-giving season. Wrap It Up has since expanded to include more than 80 regional artists with wide variety of work. Also, 35 percent of all sale proceeds benefit Manhattan Arts Center’s facility and programming.

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  2. Buttons N Bows Craft Fair

    November 10, 2018, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Three buildings - MCS Grade School, Junior High and Seven Dolors Parish Center

    Get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Beautiful handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, quilts, home decor, wearable art and so much more are for sale. The $2 admission is also a raffle ticket for a handmade quilt. Breakfast and lunch (and don't miss the homemade pies!) are available throughout the day, along with the MCS bake sale.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Oklahoma!

    November 8, 2018, 7:30 PM - November 11, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Mark A. Chapman Theatre

    Rodgers & Hammerstein's high-spirited, full-scale production a must-witness event for the whole family.

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  2. Doctor Doolittle Jr.

    November 9, 2018, 7:00 PM - November 10, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Wacky tale about a kind doctor who can talk to animals. Kids will trot, crawl and fly around the world in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail. Thirty-five area youth have rehearsed for this wonderful, musical tale.

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  3. Aaron Watson in concert

    November 10, 2018, 8:30 PM @ The Hat

    Fresh from an appearance at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, Calif., West Texas native Aaron Watson swings into the 'Ville for a nightcap billing to the day's Sunflower Showdown football game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Hit the Hat to hear Watson sing "They Don't Make 'em Like They Used To" and more favorites.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Football: Kansas vs. K-State

    November 10, 2018, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

    In-state rivals meet for 108th consecutive season dating back to 1911. Bill Snyder has owned the Jayhawks, with K-State wins in 21 of the last 22 meetings under Snyder. Cats look to retain hold on Governor's Cup, which has resided in Manhattan for 29 of the cup's 49-year existence and 22 of the last 27 seasons.

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  2. Volleyball: Baylor vs. K-State

    November 10, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Mike Ahearn Field House

    Baylor advanced as far as the second round of the NCAA tournament during the 2017 season and posted a 13-3 Big 12 mark to finish in second place behind Texas. K-State just swept the Bears in an October match at Waco and has just three matches remaining after this, one at Ahearn Field House against Texas Tech.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. K-State Science Communication Week: Science Saturday at Willie's Fun Zone

    November 10, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Brandenberry Sports Complex

    Calling all science-loving Wildcats and Jayhawks of all ages! KSCI and Science Communication Fellows offer family-friendly, tabletop activities during tailgate time before the Sunflower Showdown at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Sponsored by Sunset Zoo.

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