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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 (5)
  5. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Special Events (3)

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. Holiday Luminary Walk at Sunset Zoo

    December 1, 2018, 6:00 PM - December 2, 2018, 8:30 PM

    This holiday community event is a FOSZ fundraiser with all proceeds going to Sunset Zoo’s conservation work, Zoo projects, and educational programming. The event will feature a walking trail of luminary lights, holiday lights, live musical entertainment, Santa Claus inside the Nature Exploration Center and caroling in the Pavilion around the fireplace with warm beverages, cookies, and donuts!

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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. Annual Local Artists Sale

    December 1, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ The Senior Center 301 N 4th St

    Annual Local Artists Sale hosted by Kate Cashman Friday Nov 30 5-8 pm Saturday Dec 1 10-3 pm

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. A Christmas Carol

    November 29, 2018, 7:30 PM - December 2, 2018 @ CL Hoover Opera House

    Haunting story of three ghosts who come to visit haughty old Ebenezer Scrooge.

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  2. Winterdance!

    November 29, 2018, 7:30 PM - December 1, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Mark A. Chapman Theatre

    Campus holiday showcase for dance styles to include jazz, tap, modern and African dance. Talented K-State students perform original, faculty-choreographed dance pieces.

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  3. Inspecting Carol

    November 30, 2018, 7:30 PM - December 2, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    A Christmas Carol meets The Government Inspector meets Noises Off in hilarious play-within-a-play where everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity.

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  4. Holiday Murder Mystery Dinner: Death at the Depot

    December 1, 2018, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Union Pacific Train Depot

    Holiday murder mystery where nothing is what it seems! Guests use their wits to solve an untimely death.

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  5. Koe Wetzel in concert with Chris Colston

    December 1, 2018, 8:30 PM @ The Hat

    Texas rock-n-roller has plowed through Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas and Colorado among more stops on his Wetzel '18 Tour, and Koe's joined by fellow East Texan Chris Colston. Hit the Hat for great honky-tonk, rock and country music in MHK!

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For the Kids!

  1. Family Holiday Workshop

    December 1, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Create holiday items inspired by travels along the Silk Road. Special items include cinnamon hanging sachets, silk decorations and dragons. Refreshments served. Children must be accompanied by adult. Reservations not required. Family friendly.

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Special Events

  1. Festival of Lights Celebration

    November 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - January 1, 2019 @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Celebrate the best time of year; Blue Earth Plaza and all of Downtown Manhattan remain awash in holiday splendor during the monthlong Festival of Lights! Snap family pics then head over to Manhattan Town Center for your Santa visit. Grab dinner at any of our collection of outstanding restaurants in downtown, Aggieville and Westloop area. We hope to see you multiple times around MHK during the holiday season!

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  2. Festival of Lights: Christmas Carnival

    December 1, 2018, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Bring the family for special holiday activities with annual ice sculpting competition. Free popcorn, cookies/hot cocoa, pizza (AJ's NY Pizzeria) and freshly grilled hot dogs (Hy-Vee). Kiddoes and parents ride the train and horse-drawn carriage! Santa's around for photos (free) and taking kids' "most wanted" list before he zips off to the North Pole. Cookie decorating, crafts & games in heated tents. Celebrate the best time of year at Blue Earth Plaza and Festival of Lights!

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  3. Holiday Luminary Walk

    December 1, 2018, 6:00 PM - December 2, 2018, 8:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Follow luminary light trail through Sunset Zoo's winding paths. Sip hot chocolate and enjoy holiday treats. Listen to holiday music and join in the caroling. Get those wish lists ready to meet Santa in the Nature Exploration Center! Zoo's Expedition Cafe has limited menu each night. Tickets available online and at zoo ticket booth.

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