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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (7)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (2)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (4)
  4. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (4)
  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. 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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  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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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. Canvas & Cork: Hocus Pocus

    October 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studios

    Join Straight Upp Creative Studio for an entertaining night of painting and wine.
    Bring your favourite bottle of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage, invite your friends, and enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic artist. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a new found talent you’ll want to explore. Online registration and payment are required.
    Canvas Size: 16"x20"

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Philosophy of Lions

    October 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House

    Philosophy of Lions is a Psych-Soul, fusion New-Americana band featuring catchy rhythms, thoughtful lyrics and dynamics that range from a purr to roar. This is a band that works hard and lounges even harder; that takes pride in its original songs and cooperates when hunting that next juicy riff or savory lyric.

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  2. Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourne

    October 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - October 19, 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. Live Music: Extempore

    October 17, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Bluemont Hoetel

    Jazz/Folk group Extempore performs in The Bluemont Hotel!

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  4. Live Music: Happy Sleepy Dead w/ Pretend Friend

    October 17, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Happy Sleepy Dead is a group composed of two guys playing songs written over time about a guy lost in his time. They will be joined by Pretend Friend, a string-band dynamo out of Wichita, Kansas.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Football: Texas Christian vs. K-State

    October 17, 2019, 1:10 PM - October 19, 2019, 4:40 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

    Wildcats seek first home win in series since 2013, a 33-31 K-State victory. Middle game of three-game October homestand in Manhattan.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Science Communication Week: Sunset Zoo

    October 14, 2019 - October 18, 2019 @ Sunset Zoo

    In collaboration with the Kansas Science Communication Initiative, Sunset Zoo will be helping host our second annual Science Communication Week. It's a week of workshops, activities and more bringing scientists together with public audiences. Visit K-SCI's website for the most up-to-date details on scheduled activities.

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  2. Fall Seminar: Rhett Laubauch

    October 17, 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ K-State Alumni Center

    Rhett Laubach works with associations, corporations, and student organizations interested in developing leadership potential. Rhett is a professional keynote speaker, trainer, author, leadership expert, owner of YourNextSpeaker, LLC and PLI, Inc. and a brain tumor survivor. His 20+ years of experiences have taken him to 48 states, the Bahamas, Canada, and to over one-million audience members.
    Drawing from his multitude of profound and powerful lessons learn, Rhett's ability to connect with his audience is second to none. Whether students or professionals, his unprecedented stage energy captures the attention of audience members, engaging them in lessons of leadership, motivation, and inspiration.
    Rhett's clients include corporations, state and national youth organizations, chambers of commerce, professional associations, and schools. He graduated with an Agricultural Economics BS degree from Oklahoma State University. Rhett and his family live in Edmond, Oklahoma.

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  3. NRES Seminar Series: Aleksey Sheshukov- Water Quality in Kansas

    October 17, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Ackert Hall

    Sheshukov will discuss water quality conditions in Kansas streams and lakes, various water impairments and their causes, and watershed management strategies to reduce nonpoint sources of water pollution. He will also touch on challenges in management, adaptations to climate variability and change, land-use changes in rural and urban areas, and partnerships between local stakeholders, state agencies and academic institutions that affect policymaking decisions.
    This talk is being presented for students participating in the capstone course of the natural resources and environmental science secondary major and is open to the general public. Undergraduate students interested in natural resources, environmental science, and sustainability issues are especially encouraged to attend.

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  4. Javier Corrales: Why Populism is the Sugar Salt Fat in Our Politics

    October 17, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Calvin Hall

    K-State will host Javier Corrales. Corrales for the public lecture, "Why Populism is the Sugar Salt Fat in Our Politics, with examples from Venezuela,"
    Corrales is an expert on democratization, presidential powers and democratic backsliding, among other topics in Latin America and the Caribbean. His latest book is "Fixing Democracy: Why Constitutional Change Often Fails to Enhance Democracy in Latin America" (Oxford University Press, 2018). He is the author, co-author or co-editor of five additional books and has published extensively in peer-reviewed political science journals.
    He also serves on several journal editorial boards. Corrales was the president of the New England Council of Latin American Studies, program co-chair of the 2010 Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, and an executive board member of Mass Humanities. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard, and taught at at several universities. He has also consulted for the World Bank, UN, Freedom House.

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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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