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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (6)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (7)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (2)
  4. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (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. 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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  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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  6. Incite MHK

    October 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - November 2, 2019, 7:00 PM @ AJ's NY Pizzeria

    Incite MHK is an annual community-wide celebration of public art in Manhattan, Kansas. This year, the celebration runs from Oct. 27 - Nov. 2. For the inaugural celebration, Bicicleta Sem Freio will paint a large public mural in downtown Manhattan to be revealed on Nov. 2, 2019.
    Incite MHK is the brainchild of six community members with a passion for bringing Manhattan together through the arts. Through the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation’s Deihl Community Grants Program, the group was able to hire artists to paint a mural in town and inspire other events celebrating the arts in town. Event promotion is made possible by pro bono work from local strategic marketing agency 502. The group intends to make InciteMHK an annual celebration with different events every year.

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Community Events

  1. BeWitching in Westloop

    October 31, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Westloop Shopping Center

    Come to Westloop for this special trick-or-treating event that will last from 4pm to 6:30pm.

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  2. Downtown Manhattan All Treats Day

    October 31, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan

    Come Downtown and visit participating businesses for trick-or-treating!
    J&C Imaging will offer a free photo with a spooky themed setting for a non-perishable food item or cash donation to the Manhattan Emergency Shelter.

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  3. 4th Annual Grand Mere Village Trick or Treat

    October 31, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Grand Mere Village (Clock Tower Place)

    Ghosts and Goblins of all ages are welcome at the 4th Annual Grand Mere Village Trick or Treat on October 31 from 5:00-8:00! Visit all 13 participating businesses and you'll have a chance to win a prize pack valued at $300! It's going to be a frightfully fun time!

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  4. UCTC ( United Truck and Car Club) Trunk or Treat

    October 31, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan

    Trunk or treat event to give kids an alternate option from unsafe neighborhoods. Club members will be giving away free candy to all that come.

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  5. Boo Party!

    October 31, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    Fun, safe, indoor trick-or-treating!

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  6. Canvas & Cork: Halloween Moon

    October 31, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Bring your favorite beverage, invite your friends, and enjoy step-by-step instructions with Straight Upp Creative Studio's experienced and enthusiastic artist. Online registration and payment are required.

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  7. Tallgrass Tap House Presents: Brews & BOOze

    October 31, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House

    Join us for Brews and BOOze, our first-ever adult Halloween Party, on October 31st with Live Music by The Box Turtles. Doors will open at 7:00pm, with music starting at 8:00pm. There is no cover charge to attend.
    We will have a best costume contest, signature cocktail, and more; you don't want to miss out on this frighteningly good time!

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Live Music: Pott. County Posse

    October 31, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    Who's ready to party with the Posse?! Originally formed as the live band for our beloved Hoo Haw show, this independent group is making another appearance at The Columbian. Celebrating contemporary country, classic country, classic rock and everything in between, Pott County Posse is sure to entertain. They will have you tapping your feet all night! Ring in the New Year with the crew from Pott County Posse.

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  2. Live Music: Betty the Astronaut

    October 31, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Bluemont Hotel

    Join the Bluemont Hotel for acoustic rock artist Betty the Astronaut, on 10/31 from 8-10pm!

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For the Kids!

  1. Trunk or Treat

    October 31, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Fort Riley Commissary

    Decorate your car's trunk, fill it with candy and come out for trick-or-treating in a safe, family-friendly environment!
    Trunk or Treat is free and open to all. Costumes are encouraged. Costume contest at 6pm.
    Prizes for best costumes and best-decorated trunk:
    1st Place: $100 Commissary Gift Card
    2nd Place: $50 Commissary Gift Card
    3rd Place: $25 Commissary Gift Card
    Advance registration recommended for trunks! See the form in the info, or call BOSS for details. Info: 785-239-2677

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Business of Sports & Entertainment Speaker Series: Kansas City Chiefs Executives

    October 31, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Business Building Lecture Hall

    The Business of Sports and Entertainment Speaker Series will welcome two executives from the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, Oct. 31.
    Kellen Begnoche, director of activation and service, and Anthony Matthies, director of partnerships and suite sales, will be the featured speakers. The presentation will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Business Building Lecture Hall. The event is open to the public and free to attend.
    The speaker series supports the business of sports and entertainment certificate program and is part of the curriculum for the MKTG630 Sports Marketing and the MKTG625 Entertainment Marketing classes. All series events for the semester can be found on the series schedule.

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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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