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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. 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. Field Station 4: Charles Lindsay

    November 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 3, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    An installation by expedition geologist and artist Charles Lindsay, who directs the artist-in-residence program for SETI (Search For Extra Terrestrial Intelligence). The installation will delve into earth's geological and cultural pasts, using scientific equipment salvaged from space exploration archaeology. Specimens and artifacts in Field Station 4 provoke musings on human perceptions of time and space.

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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. Trim the Tree

    November 18, 2019 - December 22, 2019 @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Help the Midwest Dream Car Collection get ready for their first Christmas! Donate a car themed ornament to their lounge Christmas tree and receive $1 off admission now through December 22nd!

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  4. Visit with Santa

    November 29, 2019 - December 24, 2019 @ Manhattan Town Center

    See website for specific dates and times!

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  5. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

    November 30, 2019 - December 22, 2019 @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Rides are pick up/drop off at Blue Earth Plaza. No rides on December 6th due to the parade.

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  6. Shop Small: Small Business Saturday

    November 30, 2019, All Day

    Every day our local businesses open their doors for you...with a smile. Our business genuinely welcome you, because that is what neighbors do. It's time to support them. Shop small on Small Business Saturday, November 30, 2019!

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  7. Kids Canvas: Rudolph

    November 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Each canvas will have the image predrawn in pencil on an 11" x 14" canvas. The instructor will start the children out with basic techniques then walk around and help the children individually while incorporating bits of art history/appreciation. The class will be taught by a K-State graduate with degrees in the visual arts who advocates for art education.
    We'll provide a light snack for the children while they are listening to the story. Parents are welcome to stay or drop their child off.
    Ages 6 - 12. Younger children are welcome, but we prefer an adult stay to assist the child.
    Registration is non-refundable

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  8. Santa's Luminary Trail at Sunset Zoo

    November 30, 2019, 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Join Sunset Zoo for a hometown holiday celebration! The event will feature a luminary walk, around a portion of our trails of Sunset Zoo. Come visit with Santa, participate in arts and crafts activities for the entire family, cookie decorating, storytelling, music, live animal encounters and more!
    We will have events both inside and outside Sunset Zoo. Hands-on activities will be inside our Nature Exploration Center and we will also have our Luminary Trail along portions of the Zoo.
    Each family will receive a copy of the book The Mitten by Jan Brett while supplies last.
    Friends of Sunset Zoo will be admitted to the event early each evening beginning at 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and general public admission will begin at 5:30 - 8 p.m. on both Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1.

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  9. Paint & Sip: Tipsy Santa

    November 30, 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 "Tipsy Santa" 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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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Dueling Pianos

    November 30, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Milford Lake Conference Center

    Let's Party Dueling Pianos will present their high energy audience participation show with lots of sing-alongs, skits and song requests. Come join us for an evening of music, fun, dancing and comedy at a lakeside venue with awesome views of Milford Lake. Stop by The Cove Bar and Grill before the event for dinner (go early to avoid the rush!). A cash bar will be available. The entertainment starts at 8pm, but the doors open at 630pm!
    Reservations of 8 or more will get table reservations!

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Football: Iowa State vs. K-State

    November 30, 2019, 1:10 PM - 4:30 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

    Cyclones have defeated Kansas State five times since 1990, and just once in Manhattan during that span. Matt Campbell is in his third season to lead the Iowa State program.

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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. Festival of Lights Celebration

    November 29, 2019, 7:00 PM - January 10, 2020 @ Blue Earth Plaza

    City holiday celebration stretches from Blue Earth Plaza to Downtown Manhattan shops along Poyntz Avenue, even City Park and Aggieville district. Lights ablaze with Blue Earth Plaza Christmas tree and surrounding plaza courtesy of Whoville merchants.

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