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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (8)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (3)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (5)
  4. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (5)
  6. Calendar Overlay Special Events (2)

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. De Gaulle/Eisenhower: Alliance & Friendship in War and Peace

    September 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - February 2, 2020, 4:45 PM @ Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum & Boyhood Home

    General de Gaulle and General Eisenhower both belong to the common national heritage of their respective countries. Their work is a source of reflection and inspiration for today’s world. The Charles de Gaulle Foundation and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, in partnership with the Eisenhower Foundation, strive to promote and honor the legacies of the great leaders. Together these institutions collaborated with the Musée de l’Armée (French Army Museum) to present this exhibition. With the generous support of The First Alliance Foundation, the exhibition will contribute to strengthen the bonds between France and the United States.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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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. International Coffee Hour

    October 11, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ International Student Center

    Coffee Hour is a culturally enriching experience designed to give international students a chance to present their country and culture to others in an open and relaxed setting. Student presenters share their thoughts and feelings on a variety of topics and issues concerning their country’s culture, history, and politics and also promotes awareness and discussion among those attending the presentation. Enjoy a cup of coffee and sample traditional cuisine from the presenter's culture. All Coffee Hour programs are held at the International Student Center and take place on select Fridays throughout the fall and spring semesters in the International Student Center from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

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  3. Anime Double Feature

    October 11, 2019, 7:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Friday, Oct. 11 & Sat., Oct. 12
    Wildcat Chamber, First Floor, K-State Student Union
    Howl’s Moving Castle (PG) at 7 pm
    The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (PG) at 9:15 pm
    Free Asian Market snacks while supplies last!
    Co-sponsored with AASU (Asian American Student Union).
    Howl’s Moving Castle: Sophie (Emily Mortimer) has an uneventful life at her late father's hat shop, but all that changes when she befriends wizard Howl (Christian Bale), who lives in a magical flying castle. However, the evil Witch of Waste (Lauren Bacall) takes issue with their budding relationship and casts a spell on young Sophie, which ages her prematurely. Now Howl must use all his magical talents to battle the jealous hag and return Sophie to her former youth and beauty.
    The Tale of the Princess Kaguya: A tiny nymph found inside a bamboo stalk grows into a beautiful and desirable young woman, who orders her suitors to prove their love by completing a series of near-impossible tasks.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. 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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  2. Chancey Williams w/ James Lee Band in concert

    October 11, 2019, 7:00 PM @ The Hat

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  3. The Addams Family

    October 11, 2019, 7:30 PM - October 13, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Ba-da-da-dum, snap-snap, ba-da-da-dum, snap-snap ... they're creepy and they're kooky, and all together spooky. As the last dead leaf of autumn falls from the Addams Family Tree, all is right with the morbid, macabre world of Gomez, Morticia, Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch. They've gathered in the family graveyard to celebrate life and death, but Wednesday dreams of love with Lucas Beineke, an ordinary boy from Ohio. Could her family ever approve? Fun, mayhem, and quirky humor ensue.

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  4. Headphone Disco

    October 11, 2019, 8:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    The K-State Alumni Center is hosting a silent rave where you listen and dance to music of your choice!

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  5. Live Music: Renaissance Jazz Combo

    October 11, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's

    Let's get jazzy. Your favorite bar is serving up the drinks, while The Renaissance Jazz Group is serving up the music. Don't miss it!

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Women's soccer: Iowa State vs. K-State

    October 11, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Kansas State Soccer Stadium

    K-State plays the only home match during a five-match, month-long period as the Wildcats play host to the Cyclones. Iowa State claimed a narrow, 1-0 victory in '18. This is the penultimate meeting on the home slate, as only West Virginia (Oct. 27) remains among Manhattan-hosted matches.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Pink Power Luncheon featuring KU Cancer Center Director of Suvivorship

    October 11, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Holiday In at the Campus

    Jennifer Klemp, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Oncology, director of cancer survivorship and co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Survivorship program at the University of Kansas Cancer Center, will give the presentation, "Understanding your risk: Breast cancer genetics and survivorship."
    Klemp serves on a number of national boards and has presented nationally on cancer genetics, shared decision-making regarding cancer risk management options and survivorship issues, and the development and implementation of cancer survivorship and patient navigation programming.
    Reservations are required by Friday, Oct. 4, and can be made online from the Pink Power Luncheon webpage at or by contacting the Johnson Cancer Research Center at or 785-532-6705. Early registration is suggested as the event fills up quickly.

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  2. Memories In Color: Talk by Edwin Rodriguez

    October 11, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum

    Edwin Rodriguez is founder of the Colombian peace and reconciliation nonprofit, Memories in Color. In this presentation, he explains how the organization has used art to bring together perpetrators and victims of guerrilla warfare. Rodriguez’s campus visit includes an exhibition at the Chapman Gallery Oct. 7-18 and art-making workshops designed to bring healing to fractured communities. In partnership with K-State Department of Modern Languages and K-State Center for Engagement and Community Development.

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  3. Public Reading: Deji Olukotun

    October 11, 2019, 3:30 PM @ Tadtman Ballroom, K-State Alumni Center

    Olukotun is the author of "Nigerians in Space" and "After the Flare," which won the 2018 Philip K. Dick special citation award and chosen as one of the best books of 2017 by The Guardian, The Washington Post,,, and Kirkus Reviews.
    He is currently the head of social impact at the audio technology company Sonos and a Future Tense Fellow at New America.
    Olukotun graduated with a Master of Arts in creative writing at the University of Cape Town. He also holds degrees from Yale University and Stanford Law School.

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  4. Larry Foley: Bringing Real History to Life: Telling Real Stories

    October 11, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Regnier Hall Forum, College of Agriculture

    Master storyteller Larry Foley will discuss his passion for history and proclivity for innovation during the lecture "Bringing Real History to Life: Telling Reel Stories" at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Regnier Hall Forum in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design. The free and public lecture is co-sponsored by the college and the local chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution.
    Foley is a professor and chair of the School of Journalism and Strategic Media in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Arkansas. During the lecture, he will discuss a journey he began in his 2003 documentary "It Started Here, Early Arkansas and the Louisiana Purchase" and explain how the states in the geographic center of the U.S. were central to some of the nation's most crucial political, cultural and economic issues of the times.

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  5. Celebrate National Coming Out Day

    October 11, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bluestem Bistro Patio

    You are invited to join National Coming Out Day on Friday, October 11th. There will be a gathering on the Bluestem Bistro patio at 7pm and sharing your coming out stories, or possibly even coming out for the first time! Everyone is welcome. You are invited to tell your individual experience. Every story is valid. Whether happy, brief, heartbreaking or inspiring- all stories from the LGBTQIA+ community are welcome there.

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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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