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

    October 19, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Celebrtions

    Come for a Ghouls Day Workshop!
    Spend the afternoon creating this Happy Fallidays/Flying Lessons Door Hanger (Double Sided)
    Step by step instructions on how to create this project
    Couture Boutique ChalkBoard 10x10, customize the colors and embellishments
    Limited Seating $33 for the workshop

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  3. Showtime Saturday: The Good Dinosaur

    October 19, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Join the Midwest Dream Car Collection as they celebrate National Dinosaur Month! The Kids are going to love watching Good Dinosaur among the Cars to include their Jurassic Park Jeep. Join us at 2pm for a showing of The Good Dinosaur with popcorn! This event is free with admission.

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  4. American Legion Post 17: Trunk or Treat

    October 19, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Pearce Keller American Legion

    Description Come one, come all! It's spooky and it's fall! The American Legion Trunk o' Treat has a something for the kids that is sweet to eat! October 19, 2019 4 to 6 pm in the American Legion parking lot. Music, fresh popcorn, and carnival games! Kids can dress up for a costume contest and win money! Eat, Treat, and Be Spooky!!
    Free and open to the public!

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  5. Paint & Sip: Kansas Storm

    October 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Uncorked Inspiration takes the excitement and fun of the popular paint and sip phenomenon to a whole new level. Join us for a fun evening of painting and drinking your favorite beverage as you create artwork in a comfortable environment.
    Neal will lead the group in painting "Kansas Storm" as well as provide goofy, yet entertaining, art history anecdotes all while teaching painting techniques, color theory and other art related skills. You'll walk away with some knowledge of art techniques, an original painting of your own, and having had a great time.
    Bring your beverage of choice to enjoy as you paint. Painting will begin promptly at 6:30.
    Registration is non-refundable

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. 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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  2. Jazz at the Junction: The Lars Quincke Quintet

    October 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ CL Hoover Opera House

    Join us for our semesterly "Jazz at the Junction" show at the Junction City C.L. Hoover Opera House. Featuring Nick Overbey on vocals and Douglas Ragon on trombone, we will perform a variety of styles from traditional swing to modern fusion: Bill Evans, Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra, Al Jarreau, Jamie Cullum, or Vulfpeck are only a fraction of the artists we will be covering in this show! We start at 7pm in the beautiful foyer of the Opera House but make sure to be there early for good seats. There will be a $10 cover charge at the door and plenty of drinks...

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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. Presentation on Model A's

    October 19, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Join Midwest Dream Car Collection in learning about the Model A in a presentation. The Model A was the car that transformed Ford into a modern automaker. Come to this free, exciting event to learn why the Model A was such a engineering and design feat.

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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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