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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (4)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (1)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (2)
  4. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (1)
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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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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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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Oklahoma!

    November 1, 2018, 7:30 PM - November 4, 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. Logan Mize in concert

    November 2, 2018, 8:30 PM - November 3, 2018 @ The Hat

    "Nobody in Nashville" from Mize was released in 2012 and peaked in the top 50 of the country music charts. From Clearwater, Kan., Mize's great uncle helped develop legendary Bakersfield sound for musical pioneers Merle Haggard and Buck Owens.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Men's basketball (exhibition): Pittsburg State vs. K-State Wildcats

    November 2, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Wildcats' lone exhibition game before 31-game regular season tips Nov. 9 against Kennesaw State (Wildcat Weekend and U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam tournament open). Pitt State won 17 games in first season under Mizzou grad Kim Anderson. Donovan Franklin (16.5 ppg) leading returning scorer for Gorillas.

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Special Events

  1. Teaching, Growing and Learning: 50 years of UFM

    October 8, 2018, 8:00 AM - November 3, 2018, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Gallery

    Visit Kemper Gallery in K-State Student Union to view exhibition about UFM’s history, people and programs.

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  2. Friends of the K-State Libraries Gala: Night of Illumination

    November 2, 2018, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ West Stadium Center

    Friends of the K-State Libraries invites guests to toast resilience, new possibilities and boundless aspiration as we look to the future for beloved Hale Library. Guests enjoy cocktail reception followed by dinner, dessert and a performance by Dr. Wayne Goins & the Rhythm & Blues Machine. Proceeds leveraged by the event go toward Help for Hale, a fund devoted to make Hale Library the light on campus.

    Cocktail attire recommended (not required). Seating reservations for eight-person tables.

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