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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. Three Native Portrait Artists

    August 31, 2019, 12:30 PM - October 12, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    A good portrait moves beyond depiction of a person's likeness to a commentary on humanity. Paintings and photographs in this exhibition are portraits of local individuals who portray features of our cultural environment and are part of the fabric of our community. Dick Beeman, Clive Fullagar and Luke Townsend are all local artists living in Manhattan. None of them have formal training in art.

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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. 15th Annual Kaw Valley Farm Tour

    October 5, 2019, 9:00 AM - October 6, 2019, 6:00 PM

    The Kaw Valley region offers a wealth of sights, tastes and traditions. The farm tour provides fun and interactive farm experiences, supports local farms and introduces individuals of all ages to the many faces of agriculture in the Kaw Valley.
    Have breakfast on a farm, discover unique artisans, nurseries and greenhouses, pumpkin patches and wines produced at local vineyards. Pet a friendly alpaca, meet a horse that paints or chat with a chicken.
    ?The Kaw Valley Farm Tour is the perfect event for friends and families, and a great way to make connections between the farmers in the fields and the foods on our tables.

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  2. First Saturday Cars & Coffee

    October 5, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Whether you prefer your coffee leaded or unleaded, bring your truck, roadster, classic or exotic car the 1st Saturday of the month, May through October. Enjoy a complimentary cup of Joe while perusing the parking lot. Starts at 9am.

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  3. National Teacher Appreciation Day

    October 5, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Teachers, thank you for everything you do with the students of our community. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day the Midwest Dream Car Collection will have Free admission for teachers with a School ID.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. The Wizard of Oz

    September 26, 2019 - October 6, 2019 @ Columbian Theatre

    When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog Toto, to run away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return, she begins to travel to the Emerald City where a great wizard lives. On her way, she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the Wizard of Oz will help them, before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them. This longtime favorite has been on this historic stage countless times. They are such big fans they even started a museum!

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  2. The Addams Family

    October 4, 2019, 7:30 PM - October 6, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Ba-da-da-dum, snap-snap, ba-da-da-dum, snap-snap ... they're creepy and they're kooky, and all together spooky. As the last dead leaf of autumn falls from the Addams Family Tree, all is right with the morbid, macabre world of Gomez, Morticia, Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch. They've gathered in the family graveyard to celebrate life and death, but Wednesday dreams of love with Lucas Beineke, an ordinary boy from Ohio. Could her family ever approve? Fun, mayhem, and quirky humor ensue.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. OZtoberfest 2019

    October 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Lincoln Street

    Mark your calendars for OCTOBER 5, 2019 for a FUN, FALL FAMILY CELEBRATION known as OZtoberFest! Join us in downtown Wamego for a variety of activities including our OZ Costume Contest, Toto look-a-like contest, an Indoor/Outdoor OZ Market, Classic Car Show, Professor Marvel's Backyard BBQ Cook-Off, Wizard's Beer & Wine Garden, Munchkinland, Auntie Em's Boutique, and many more OZsome activities.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Football: Baylor vs. K-State

    October 5, 2019, 1:10 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

    Big 12 home opener for Wildcats and first of home-all-month, three-game October homestand.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. 6th Annual K-State Fighting For A Cure Day

    October 5, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

    Cheer on the Cats at the Arts & Sciences Tailgate Party, starting two hours before kickoff against Baylor. All shirt proceeds support K-State cancer research and education. Shirts available from Johnson Cancer Research Center, 1 Chalmers Hall; G. Thomas Jewelers, 419 Poyntz; and 1419 Mercantile, 3039 Anderson Ave.

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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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