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

    October 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    OPEN HOOD SUNDAY!
    Have you been wanting to take a look under the hoods of the cars in the MDCC collection? Then you are going to like this!
    Master Mechanic Nick will have the hoods open today, and the last Sunday of every month, so you can see what powers these automotive icons. Whether you are a dedicated gearhead, a weekend tinkerer, or just curious, be sure to mark the last Sunday of the month on your calendar for Open Hood Sunday!

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  6. KIM TAGGART EXTREME GRAPHITE at Blue Sage Gallery

    October 27, 2019, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Blue Sage Gallery

    Although her early years' training began in charcoal, pastels, pen and ink, and oil paint, Kim has enthusiasm for graphite medium above all. As a student at Kansas State University, her Senior Show included pastel and graphite works of art. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Kim's pursuits led her to graphic design using learned skills in art directing. Her passion for fine art continued throughout the years as she received commissioned art opportunities including murals in homes and businesses.
    Her discoveries of new graphite tools led her to take pencil to a whole new level defined as “Extreme Graphite.” Compositions take form when graphite sticks create contrasting shapes and small paint brushes soften edges as if painted.

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Community Events

  1. Spooktacular

    October 26, 2019, 12:00 PM - October 27, 2019, 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Trick-or-treat among the animals by visiting five candy trails sponsored by local businesses and non-profit organizations. Family-friendly activities throughout the Zoo, a costume contest, live animal encounters and a pumpkin palooza await each SPOOKtacular guest!
    Wear your costumes - adults and kids! Have fun and be creative, just remember you're walking through the Zoo. You can even win prizes for top costume during the SPOOKtacular Costume Contest each day! And be sure to bring your candy bags to collect your candy loot.
    Parking is available in the Zoo's main lot and the grass field to the side of the zoo. Community members can also park in Manhattan High School's lot, located at the corner of Oak and Westwood. It's a busy weekend, so please drive slowly and carefully.
    We welcome 6,000+ guests over the SPOOKtacular weekend. Purchase your tickets in advance to speed through the ticket line! Look for tickets to go on sale early October.

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  2. Finn's Annual Halloween Bash

    October 26, 2019, 8:00 PM - October 27, 2019, 2:00 AM @ Finn's Neighborhood Pub

    The annual Halloween Bash includes a costume contest ($100 prize for the top costume), drink specials, giveaways, hors d'oeuvres and M31 full band live beginning at 9:00 PM!

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  3. Meet the Makers at Prairiewood

    October 27, 2019, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Prairiewood Retreat & Preserve

    Join everyone in the Blue Sage Barn on October 27 from 3-7pm for a fun afternoon featuring local and regional makers, artists and musicians. They will also have their walking trails open to explore, and an evening campfire with s'mores. No pets, please.
    Parking and admission are free. Food and drink sales on site. Follow their event page for updates on vendors and other details!

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  4. Paint & Sip: Aurora Mountains

    October 27, 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 "Aurora Mountains" 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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  5. Trunk or Treat

    October 27, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ St, Thomas More Church

    Kids are invited to wear costumes and trick-or-treat in a supervised, safe environment. Everyone is invited to decorate their trunks and tailgate to create the haunted parking lot. Don't forget your own bags of candy for the hungry goblins! There are three trunk awards: Most Spooktacular, Most Interactive and Best Theme Trunk. Set up is at 5:45 PM.

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  6. Howl N' Prowl

    October 27, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan City Park

    Walk your dog in City Park for Howl-O-Ween during this benefit for the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter. Prizes for best costume. All furry participants must be current on vaccinations and remain on a leash.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Stop Kiss by Diana Son

    October 27, 2019, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ 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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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Women's soccer: West Virginia vs. K-State

    October 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Kansas State Soccer Stadium

    K-State spends much of the season's final five weeks on the road and returns to the home pitch for a Sunday afternoon closeout. West Virginia won the 2018 Big 12 Tournament championship in Kansas City over regular season champ Baylor. The Cats take to the road Oct. 31 for the 2019 season-closing match at Texas Tech.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. "the Exodites of 1879 and Other Early Black Pioneers of Riley County, Kansas

    October 27, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library Auditorium

    Marcia Schuley and Margaret Parker, Riley County Genealogists present the 1879 the Exodus from the South after reconstruction into Kansas Presentation will include slides of newspaper articles and pictures of early settlers and buildings.

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  2. U.S. Senate Candidate Usha Reddi Campaign Meet & Greet

    October 27, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Public Hall

    Join Commissioner Jerred McKee on Sunday, October 27th at Public Hall to hear from U.S. Senate candidate Usha Reddi. This is your time to ask questions and hear from a local Manhattanite who is running for national office!
    The event will begin at 5:30 PM with introductions and then a speech from the candidate. A short Q&A will follow along with time afterwards for fellowship and discussion with Usha.

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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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