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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
  2. Calendar Overlay Craft Shows (1)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (3)
  4. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Special Events (2)

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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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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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West

    December 4, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 21, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    One section of the Seaton Gallery will highlight the back-and-forth exchange of aesthetics and ideas between East and West through objects in the museum’s permanent collection, made by artists who traveled between the two regions. This project is a collaboration between curator Aileen June Wang and University of Kansas art history professors Sherry Fowler and Maki Kaneko.

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  2. 1st Infantry Division Band concert

    December 14, 2018, 7:30 PM - December 15, 2018 @ CL Hoover Opera House

    Holiday favorites and military marching band favorites as CL Hoover Opera House proudly presents 1st Infantry Division Band's annual holiday concert.

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  3. Columbian Christmas Extravaganza

    December 14, 2018, 7:30 PM - December 16, 2018, 9:30 PM @ The Columbian Theatre in Wamego

    The Christmas Extravaganza presents Christmas music standards and invigorating new tunes in variety-show fashion. Back by popular demand, this Christmas Concert will get you in the holiday spirit with classic Christmas music everyone knows and loves. Get out of the cold and warm your soul.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Men's basketball: Georgia State vs. K-State Wildcats

    December 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    First of three December, non-conference home games for K-State, as Sun Belt champions return conference POY D'Marcus Simonds. Panthers won 24 games last season and were ousted from NCAA tournament by No. 2 seed Cincinnati Bearcats.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Ping-Pong Mao tournament

    December 15, 2018, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Pick up your paddle and play Ping-Pong Mao by artist Zhang Hongtu. To stay in the game, you must avoid table cutouts shaped like the head of Chairman Mao Zedong. Playing on this interactive sculpture simulates life dominated by Mao's powerful political figure. Ping-Pong Mao is part of the Beach exhibition “Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu;" available for practice during museum hours (except during gallery tours).

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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. K-State basketball

    December 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    K-State tips first of three December home games against Georgia State Panthers and conference POY D'Marcus Simonds. Sun Belt champion GSU won 24 games last season and were ousted from NCAA tournament by No. 2 seed Cincinnati Bearcats.

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