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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (8)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Conventions & Meetings (2)
  4. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (3)
  5. Calendar Overlay Festivals & Parades (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (1)
  7. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (1)
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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. 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. CLOSED 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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  7. Cars & Coffee

    November 2, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    (1st Saturday, May through November)
    Find your fellow gearheads at the MDCC north parking lot. Leaded or unleaded, get a cup of complimentary coffee on us at the northwest entrance of MDCC.

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  8. Doug Meloan Presenting on the Edsel

    November 2, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Join Midwest Dream Car Collection in learning about the Edsel in a presentation by Doug Meloan. The Edsel, known as Ford’s Experimental Car boasted features that were different from every other car in the late 50’s, which was the cause for some strong criticism. Come to this free, exciting event to learn more about what made the Edsel such a controversial car.

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Community Events

  1. Holiday Meat Sale: Animal Sciences & Industry Meat Lab

    November 1, 2019 - December 4, 2019 @ KSU Meat Lab

    The Meat Lab in the animal sciences and industry department is now accepting orders for holiday meat. Place your Thanksgiving ham or turkey order by Wednesday, Nov. 6. Christmas orders are due Wednesday, Dec. 4.

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  2. $1 Off Admission with Donation to Flint Hills Breadbasket

    November 1, 2019, 12:00 PM - December 31, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    On your next visit to the Zoo, bring a non-perishable food donation to the Flint Hills Breadbasket and Mayor's Holiday Food & Fund Drive, and receive $1 off Zoo Admission. $1 off discount must be taken at time of donation. Good through December 31, 2019

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  3. Kid's Canvas: Pumpkin

    November 2, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Join Straight Upp Creative Studio for Kid's Canvas painting!
    Straight Upp will provide step-by-step instruction for this one-of-a-kind event. Yummy snacks, drinks, and fun music will make for a morning full of laughs.
    Kid's will leave with a one-of-a-kind creation! Online registration and payment are required.
    11x14 Canvas
    This event is for kids between the ages of 1-10 years old.
    Registration is non-refundable.

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  4. Helping International Students Partner Dinner 2019

    November 2, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ K-State Alumni Center

    God has called us to go into all the world, making disciples of every nation. We are blessed in Manhattan, Kansas, because the world has come to us! International students representing over 100 nations are right on our doorstep!
    This year's HIS Partner Dinner will be held at the Kansas State University Alumni Center at 1720 Anderson Avenue in Manhattan, Kansas. There's no cost to attend. After the meal and formal program, there will be an opportuntiy to make a free-will financial gift to support the ongoing ministry of Helping International Students (HIS).

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  5. A Taste of the Flint Hills: Bison, Beef, & Bourbon

    November 2, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Cocktail attire with Western Flair- Boots & Bling Acceptable

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  6. Paint & Sip: Thankful Pumpkins

    November 2, 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 "Thankful Pumpkins" 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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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Live Your Passion Rally: Hope for Health

    November 2, 2019, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ The Fellow

    This will be a FUN, energy filled day with GIVEAWAYS, FOOD and FELLOWSHIP, SWAG, and Phenomenal EDUCATION. The focus of our day will provide hope for those suffering with Anxiety, Depression, ADD/ADHD, Autisum, Pain, Sleep problems and more. In addition to all we have planned for you, you’ll be first to hear about new products, specials and most importantly, build community with others who are passionate about everything Natural Health and Young Living!

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  2. Kansas Coalition to End the Death Penalty

    November 2, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Student Union- 2nd Floor

    The Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty is hosting our annual meeting and conference on November 2, 2019 in Manhattan, KS at the KSU Student Union Bluemont Room on the 2nd Floor.
    Registration opens at 12:30pm. Meeting and Conference begins at 1:00pm
    Join the Coalition for an overview of abolition in KS, multiple breakout sessions, and to hear former Governor John Carlin reflect on Kansas' death penalty journey and why citizen involvement is key in the effort to abolish it.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Dearly Departed: A Columbian Theatre Murder Mystery

    November 1, 2019, 7:30 PM - November 2, 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. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

    November 1, 2019, 7:30 PM - November 2, 2019 @ CL Hoover Opera House

    The first musical written by the team Rodgers & Hammerstein, Oklahoma! tells the story of a farm girl Laurey and her courtship by two rival suitors, cowboy Curly and the sinister and frightening farmhand Jud Fry. A secondary romance concerns cowboy Will Parker and his flirtatious fiancée, Ado Annie. With songs such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning”, “Surrey with the Fringe On Top”, “Kansas City” and many more. Oklahoma! is a classic and beloved musical and JCLT is excited to have Monte Dibben and Kaye Fisher direct! JCLT SEASON TICKET HOLDERS PLEASE CALL (785) 238-3906 TO RESERVE YOUR TIX

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  3. BirdHouse Music Series: Ryanhood

    November 2, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Cameron Hood's rich and folky lead vocals, Ryan Green's explosive guitar and mandolin riffs, and their airtight vocal harmonies prompted the Arizona Daily Star to call them, "a Match made in radio heaven." Ryanhood was recently named the "Discovery of the Year" by John Platt at WFUV New York City, and were a featured act at Australia's National Folk Festival in 2018. They currently reside in their hometown of Tucson, AZ, where they have won many Tucson Music Awards including "Best Folk Band" and "Best Rock Band" (you decide for yourself which is most accurate).

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Festivals & Parades

  1. SPICMACAY Fall Festival 2019

    November 2, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre

    The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth, known as SPICMACAY-KSU, will host the cultural event Fall Fest 2019 from 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Purple Masque Theatre.
    At Fall Fest, we provide a professional platform to student artists to showcase their talent to the community.
    SPICMACAY-KSU invites the public to an evening filled with performances by four seasoned classical student artists in four uniquely different performances spanning from music to dance. Urmi Chakravarty will perform the Indian classical dance Kathak; Nandini Sarkar will perform the Indian classical dance Bharatnatyam; Amila Abeyesekera will play the cello; and Natasha Manjunath will sing a Carnatic vocal.
    SPICMACAY-KSU is a registered independent student organization. Drinks provided while supplies last.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Volleyball: Texas Christian vs. K-State

    November 2, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Mike Ahearn Field House

    In 2018, each team swiped a match on the road though TCU finished two games in front of the Wildcats in the Big 12 standings. K-State has back-to-back home matches separated by one week (Iowa State, Nov. 9) then wraps the home campaign with consecutive matches Nov. 20 (Oklahoma) and Nov. 23 (Baylor).

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Walk & Talk: Fall Birds With Chuck Otte

    November 2, 2019, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Fairmont Park

    Join avian expert and Geary County Extension Agent, Chuck Otte, as he guides you in search of the birds of fall!

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Little Apple Marathon

    November 2, 2019, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Tuttle Creek State Park

    Manhattan's second annual marathon with four loops around Tuttle Creek State Park. There will also be half marathon and 5-kilometer races with marathon relay options. Start and finish lines on the west end of Tuttle Park near beach area; east end parking. Races presented by AIB International; race production, Manhattan Running Co.

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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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