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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (2)
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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. 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. 5K Philanthropy Run/Walk

    October 20, 2019, 8:30 AM @ K-State Alumni Center

    Join fellow Wildcats and friends for the 2019 Homecoming Philanthropy 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Oct. 20. Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan. Participants may walk or run the course. Participants with strollers and dogs on a leash are welcome.

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  3. Manhattan Wine Tasting for a Cause

    October 20, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House

    Tallgrass Taphouse has been gracious enough to lend their rooftop to host the first Grand Tasting wine event here in Manhattan, Kansas!
    Aquam Vinos & The Fridge are teaming up to bring you over 20 wines to taste and enjoy, as well as snacks and great company!
    Yes. 20 wines!! From Red and white, to rose and sparkling, for only $39! That includes the snacks and the giving back.
    Plus, with the time of the year it is, they thought it would be fun to give everyone a chance to taste wines that pair with the holidays upcoming, and see what they enjoyed before they buy them! What better way than to raise money while you do it?
    Proceeds from the event go to Team Michelle - an amazing breast cancer foundation with many local ladies who help out.
    Drink Wine. Save Lives. Have Fun. Some spend your Sunday afternoon having a great time while helping save lives!

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  4. Rocktoberfest

    October 20, 2019, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Blue Vista Inspiring Lakefront Venue & Retreat

    Come enjoy a rocking time at Blue Vista Inspiring Lakefront Venue and Retreat from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, on for the first-ever Rocktoberfest supporting No Stone Unturned Therapeutic Learning Center. This event is part of Science Communication Week presented by the Kansas Science Communication Initiative, or KSCI, which brings together Kansas State University and the community to engage people in talking about science and research.
    Rocktoberfest attendees can meet K-State students from the AAPG, SEG and Williston Geology Clubs and experience activities such as seeing a real seismometer, an up-close look at rocks and minerals through a microscope, information about the geology of the Flint Hills, and much more. The festival setting will also feature live music from the Grateful Dudes, food from local food trucks, and rock-themed activities for children and adults. Rocktoberfest attendees and vendors will be able to support both No Stone Unturned and K-State.

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  5. Paint & Sip: Fall In Love

    October 20, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 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 "Fall in Love" 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 4:00.
    Registration is non-refundable

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  6. K-State Gardens Fundraising Event

    October 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ K-State Alumni Center

    The RSVP date for the annual K-State Gardens fundraising event, Planting a Seed to Grow the Gardens, is extended to Sunday, Oct. 20.
    The event starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres followed by dinner and a fast-paced live auction at 7 p.m. at the K-State Alumni Center.
    For more information and to register, visit K-State Gardens webpage or call 785-775-2063.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourne

    October 20, 2019, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ 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. The K-State Collegium Musicum, Madrigal & Motet Ensemble, & Recorder Consort presents: "The Dawn of the Madrigal"

    October 20, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ All Faiths/Danforth Chapel

    The K-State Early Ensembles' fall concert explores music at the turn of the 16th century when a new musical genre began to emerge that would take Europe by storm. These ensembles will perform a variety of vocal and instrumental music from this pivotal time in the history of European music.
    The concert will also feature a special performance by Rock Creek Junior/Senior High School's "Mixed Emotions" choral ensemble directed by K-State alumna Karis Nichols.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. "The Ranger Ideal: A Discussion of the Best of That Famous Organization"

    October 20, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    On Sunday October 20, 1019, Darren Ivey will talk about "The Ranger Ideal: A Discussion of the Best of That Famous Organization" and sign books at 2:00 p.m. at the Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Avenue Manhattan.
    Darren is the author of “The Ranger Ideal Volume 1: Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame” and “The Texas Rangers: A Registry and History.” He is a Museum Assistant at the Riley County Historical Museum.
    This program is jointly sponsored by the Kansas Corral of the Westerners and the Riley County Historical Society and Museum. Admission is free.

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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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