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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (6)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (7)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (6)
  4. Calendar Overlay Festivals & Parades (2)
  5. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (1)
  7. 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. Kids Halloween Day

    October 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Join us on Friday Fright Night for Trunk, Tricks and Treats! Kids 17 and under in costume receive free admission to this spooktacular event!
    And Parents, don't forget about our Self-serve Beer and Wine Wall!

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  3. Trick or Treat the 'Ville

    October 25, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Aggieville

    Halloween is just around the corner! Come join for Aggieville's Spookiest tradition, Trick or Treat the 'Ville! On Friday, October 25th from 3pm-5pm participating businesses will have treats and candy for all! So grab your favorite costume, bring your family and friends, and come join the fun in Aggieville!
    Stick around afterwards for The K-State Homecoming parade starting at 5pm and The K-State Marching Band's Little Apple Pub Crawl starting at 7pm.

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  4. Paint & Sip: Tall Sunflower

    October 25, 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 "Tall Sunflower" 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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  5. Adults-Only Costume Party

    October 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ A&H Farm

    Are you ready for an adult night out? A&H is hosting its first ever Adult Costume Party. Those 21 and up will enjoy activities including: Flashlight Maze, Moonlit Hay rack Ride, Giant Slide, Human Foosball, Tether Ball, Bounce Houses, Corn Hole and much more! There will be prizes for costumes! Purchase your tickets online, as they WILL NOT be sold at the door.

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  6. Axepocalypse Halloween & Costume Party

    October 25, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ Axe To Grind

    Enjoy a truly unique Halloween party and costume contest where the winner will take home one year of free axe throwing. Beer specials, axe throwing, cornhole and food vendors will be available.

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  7. Little Apple Social Dance

    October 25, 2019, 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Little Apple Pilates Co.

    $15 per person - includes lesson, social dance, refreshments. You do not need a partner. No previous dance experience necessary. Dress code: casual to dressy casual. Lesson taught by Tim Gregory, certified ballroom dance instructor. We teach a new dance style every month, so check back soon!

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Dearly Departed: A Columbian Theatre Murder Mystery

    October 24, 2019, 7:30 PM - October 26, 2019 @ Columbian Theatre

    It’s Halloween night and the Cringe Brother’s Funeral Home, Mortuary, and Crematorium is at capacity. The entire town has shown up to grieve the mysterious loss of the town eccentric, Suzanne VanCartier. Suzanne meant the world to everyone in the tri-county area, especially her six best friends: Beverly, Nancy, Carol Ann, Joanne, Roberta, and Dixie Mae who have all arrived (carrying a casserole) to pay tribute to their dear companion. As the friends reminisce about their dear friend, various truths come to light and strange things about Suzanne are revealed. Secrets unravel, promises are broken and right in the middle of the saddest of occasions, someone drops dead…from murder. Who dies? Who killed them? Why am I laughing so hard at a funeral? These are just a few of the questions you’ll be asking yourself as you join us for Dearly Departed: A Columbian Theatre Murder Mystery.

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  2. Stop Kiss by Diana Son

    October 24, 2019, 7:30 PM - October 26, 2019 @ Purple Masque Theatre in West Stadium (Second Stage)

    After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly kiss, provoking a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate.

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  3. Demondrae Thurman: Euphonium Soloist

    October 25, 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ All Faiths Chapel

    The Kansas State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance will welcome Demondrae Thurman, world-renowned euphonium soloist, to campus this week. He will be in residency from Oct. 23 through Oct. 25, working with students and performing on campus.
    Thurman has performed throughout the world as a soloist and has also worked with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the United States, including the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Thurman teaches euphonium and chamber music at the esteemed Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

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  4. In-A-Chord Concert: Fall 2019

    October 25, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ University Christian Church

    In-A-Chord is the premier auditioned A cappella group at Kansas State University; the ensemble performs a wide variety of pop/contemporary music. In-A-Chord has given a number of concerts throughout Kansas and surrounding states, and they were recently selected to perform at the National A Cappella Conference in Memphis and the Southwest ACDA Conference in Kansas City. The group also provides entertainment for various types of events each semester.

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  5. Football Friday Nights featuring Santiago Brothers

    October 25, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Bluemont Hotel

    Football Friday nights featuring Santiago Brothers, an original blues/roots band.

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  6. Film: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    October 25, 2019, 10:30 PM - October 26, 2019, 2:00 AM @ Ballroom, Second Floor, K-State Student Union

    Friday, October 25
    Pre-show: 10:30 pm
    Midnight Film Showing
    Union Ballroom, Second floor, K-State Student Union
    Featuring Mary Renee as emcee! Costumes are welcome! $7 Admission includes: pre-show, movie, & prop bag
    Tickets can be purchased the night of the event.
    Cash and card accepted
    Rated R * Adult Content
    In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."

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Festivals & Parades

  1. K-State Homecoming Parade

    October 25, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ 3rd & Poyntz to Aggieville

    The parade route begins at Manhattan Town Center and will run along Poyntz Avenue from Third Street to 11th Street, then heads north along 11th until reaching Moro Street then going through Aggieville concluding at City Park. Jordy Nelson will serve as the grand marshal.

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  2. K-State Homecoming Parade

    October 25, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan to Aggieville/City Park

    Traditional parade route begins at Manhattan Town Center, continues down Poyntz Avenue to 11th Street and through Aggieville, winding back to City Park for after-parade pep rally. Join the spirited rally at Norvell Band Stage with pep band, cheerleaders, Classy Cats and Willie Wildcat to rev up the crowd for Saturday football game against OU. Winners of each homecoming event and overall category winners announced at pep rally.

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For the Kids!

  1. Zoofari Tails

    October 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    This month children can hear stories about nocturnal animals presented by Sunset Zoo staff. Children can also explore interesting animal artifacts from the zoo, such as furs, feathers, and skulls!

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Applied Behavioral Techniques for Children & Families

    October 25, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ UCC

    This workshop will focus on the application of techniques for working with dysregulated children and families. The presenter will describe the program, Zones of Regulation, which is a comprehensive program that can be used with individual children or in a group setting with the entire family. Zones of Regulation helps in the identification of emotions in four colored zones, and works to develop coping strategies for each zone. Included in this presentation are concrete tools which are useful from a CBT perspective once the identification of emotions have been learned by each family member. Purchase of the book Zones of Regulation by Leah Kuypers prior to the session would be beneficial to attendees.
    Please enter through the main doors located off of the Browning Road parking lot entrance. (Note: this is not a church or religious sponsored event.)

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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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