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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (8)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (4)
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Art Exhibits

  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 collaboration between curator Aileen June Wang and University of Kansas art history professors Sherry Fowler and Maki Kaneko.

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  2. Beyond Gravity: Selections from the Permanent Collection

    April 2, 2019, 10:00 AM - November 30, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969. Exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing by Americans and complements Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme, "A Universe of Stories."

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  3. Jeremiah Ariaz: Louisiana Trail Riders

    August 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - December 9, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    2019 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist introduces Jeremiah Ariaz. Black Trail Riding Clubs have their roots in Creole culture formed in Southwest Louisiana in the eighteenth century. Trail rides are an opportunity for generations from rural parts of the state to gather and celebrate. These trail riders form a distinctive yet little known Louisiana subculture.

    Ariaz is a Great Bend product and associate professor of art at Louisiana State University who has captured these equestrian clubs in a series of photographs selected for this exhibition. One image chosen as 2019 Friends of Beach Museum of Art Gift Print.

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  4. The Land of the Living Opening Reception

    August 23, 2019, 5:00 PM - October 26, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Please join Strecker Nelson West Gallery for the opening of the next exhibit, The Land of the Living. This show will feature figurative and architectural work mostly, and will be on display until October 26th. Please join the reception to enjoy some drinks and hors d'oeurves, and meet the artists!

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  5. Three Native Portrait Artists

    August 31, 2019, 12:30 PM - October 12, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    A good portrait moves beyond depiction of a person's likeness to a commentary on humanity. Paintings and photographs in this exhibition are portraits of local individuals who portray features of our cultural environment and are part of the fabric of our community. Dick Beeman, Clive Fullagar and Luke Townsend are all local artists living in Manhattan. None of them have formal training in art.

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  6. John Steuart Curry: The Cowboy Within

    September 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - March 21, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Best known for his depictions of Kansas, the American West also reveals itself as a significant subject in John Steuart Curry's work. Curry's earliest drawings reveal a boy under the spell of Western artists, e.g., Frederic Remington. Through 38 works, to include paintings and magazine illustrations, this exhibition explores Curry’s depictions of the West as a romantic and real environment.

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  7. A Home for Peace and Reconciliation in Colombia

    October 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - October 18, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall

    This exhibit is part of "Healing Communities Through Art" by visiting artist Edwin Rodriguez, founder of Mil Colores Para Mi Pueblo (A Thousand Colors for My Town), a peace and reconciliation nonprofit that heals traumatized communities in Colombia through art.

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  8. Zhang Hongtu: New Yorker on the Prairie

    October 10, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Mariana Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    "Zhang Hongtu: New Yorker on the Prairie" will be a presentation by Zhang on his current work in progress, a new series on bison and prairie. The event will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Beach Museum of Art. A reception will follow the presentation.

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Community Events

  1. Santa for Seniors

    October 8, 2019 - October 25, 2019 @ Angels Care Home Health

    Angels Care Home Health, At Home Care, Discovery Chiropractic & Integrated Medicine, Ecumenical Campus Ministry (ECM), and Riley County Senior Center are coming together to provide our seniors in the Manhattan, Wamego and Junction City areas with something special for the holiday season.
    SANTA FOR SENIORS IS COMING TO TOWN! If you or someone you know is in need this holiday season or if you would like to select a senior in need, please call Angels Care Home Health at 785-273-3560 or At Home Care at 785-473-7007. We will be sure to add your loved one to the list or give you information to make a senior’s holiday special.

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  2. The People's Forum

    October 10, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building

    The People's Forum is a city commission candidate forum for the upcoming election in Manhattan. Seven out of eight candidates will be in attendance: Aaron Estabrook, Kaleb James, Linda Morse, Mauren Sheahan, Mary Renee Shirk, Sarah Siders and Vincent Tracey.
    A family room for parents and children will be available at this event.
    Issues that candidates will speak on include:
    Rental inspections
    Living wages
    Climate change
    Affordable housing
    Biking and walking
    Infrastructure
    Participatory budgeting
    LGBTQ rights
    Structure of forum:
    A select group of community organizations has prepared specific "asks" of each of the candidates. Speakers will share a brief personal impact story, followed by the related organizational "ask"; city commission candidates will have a brief, timed period to respond directly to each speaker's story and organizational "ask" before moving on to the next organization's speaker.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Live Music: Drunken Roots

    October 10, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House

    On October 10th at 7:00 pm local Americana artist Drunken Roots will be live at Tallgrass Tap House.
    The performance will happen rain or shine, seating being first-come, first-served. There is no cover charge to attend!

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  2. Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourne

    October 10, 2019, 7:00 PM - October 12, 2019 @ Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall

    A suspicious haunting. Eccentric lovers. A mysterious motorcyclist. This fast-paced, hilarious farce is set in a Victorian mansionin which all the rooms, passages and stairways are portrayed on a single level.

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  3. McCain Performance Series: Siudy Garrido Flamenco Dance Theater

    October 10, 2019, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Siudy Garrido has dedicated her life to the globalization of the art of flamenco. She's explored new concepts of dance where her studies in classical, contemporary and jazz were infused with her flamenco origins. Garrido swirls traditional and contemporary techniques into a brand of flamenco that’s notably her own, and she creates a universe filled with rich movement and rhythm.

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  4. Live Music: Spencer McConaghy

    October 10, 2019, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Finn's Neighborhood Pub

    Finn's Neighborhood Pub will be hosting a fun evening of live music featuring the wonderful Spencer McConaghy!!! Bring friends and enjoy a few 60oz pitchers of the coldest beer in town while enjoying the show. $9.00 Domestic Pitchers and $12.00 Premium Pitchers. You won't be disappointed and as always, there is no cover.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Business of Sports & Entertainment Speaker: Brett Foltz

    October 10, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ College of Business Lecture Hall

    K-State alumnus Brett Foltz will be the next speaker in the Business of Sports & Entertainment Speaker Series at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the College of Business Building Lecture Hall.
    Foltz began his career with Shocker Sports Properties at Wichita State University, before returning to Manhattan in 2015 to take his current role as senior manager — business development for Learfield IMG College — K-State Sports Properties. K-State Sports Properties is the official media rights holder for K-State Athletics, allowing it to offer corporate customers a customized marketing plan using assets including radio, television, signage, promotions, hospitality, social media, print and more.

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  2. New Yorker on the Prairie

    October 10, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    While visiting Manhattan in 2018, the New York-based artist fell in love with the Kansas Prairie and embarked on a year of intense research into its history and broad significance. Zhang will share insights about the prairie gleaned from his art.

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Special Events

  1. Zoo In You: The Human Microbiome

    September 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - January 12, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Non-human organisms outnumber our human cells 10 to 1, as trillions of microbes colonize inside each one of us. Learn about our body’s constant microbial companions and ways scientists realize just how important these microbes are to overall health, Hands-on exhibit features: Meet the Microbes, Our Complex Ecosystems and Exploring Our Microbiome. Fun science and discovery in MHK!

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  2. Visions of the Flint Hills

    October 4, 2019 - November 21, 2019 @ Buttonwood Art Space

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