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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (6)
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  5. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (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. 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. Buttons & Bows

    November 9, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Manhattan Catholic Schools

    Get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Beautiful handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, quilts, home decor, wearable art and so much more are for sale. Three buildings - MCS Grade School, Junior High and Seven Dolors Parish Center - are full with over 100 vendors! The $2 admission is also a raffle ticket for a handmade quilt. Breakfast and lunch (and don't miss the homemade pies!) are available throughout the day, along with the MCS bake sale.

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  4. Kids Canvas: Minion

    November 9, 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.

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  5. 2019 MHK Chili Cook-Off & Half K!

    November 9, 2019, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Come try over 30 different chili recipes/samples while watching the away Kansas State @ Texas game on a 15 ft jumbo tron at Blue Earth Plaza. All proceeds and prize money are donated across several non-profits in the Manhattan area. There is something for every age!
    ALL CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES ARE FREE AND DO NOT REQUIRE A TICKET TO THE EVENT
    - 2nd Annual MHK Chili Day .5K - Choose the RACE AND TASTE to enter the race.
    - Taste over 30 different chili's made by local businesses and teams entering the competition to win prize money to be gifted to the non-profit of their choice
    - More Food available at title sponsor HyVee's tent
    - K-State @ Texas football game will be displayed on Jumbo Tron in park along with other NCAA games that day
    - Pepper eating contest
    - Children's activities - Including inflatables, Reptile World, Games, and more!
    - Beer Garden sponsored by The Fridge Wholesale Liquor
    - Live entertainment
    *Activities subject to cha

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  6. Military Appreciation Day at Sunset Zoo

    November 9, 2019, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    All guests receive FREE admission in honor of American soldiers and their families.

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  7. KSU vs Texas Watch Party

    November 9, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Join in cheering for the cats at the Midwest Dream Car Collection's watch party for the KSU vs Texas game! **Stay tuned for more details, Texas Time TBD.

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  8. Paint & Sip: Mama Bear

    November 9, 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 "Mama Bear" 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. A Christmas Carol, the Musical

    November 7, 2019, 7:30 PM - November 9, 2019 @ McCain Auditorium

    Every four years, K-State Theatre brings Charles Dickens’ Ebenezer Scrooge to life in the Menken/Ahrens musical at McCain Auditorium. Don’t miss this holiday tradition! Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. www. MTIShows.com

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  2. Disney's Frozen Jr.

    November 8, 2019, 7:00 PM - November 9, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    All the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. Story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen Jr. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. Faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and powerful bond of sisterhood.

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  3. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

    November 8, 2019, 7:30 PM - November 9, 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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  4. Dance Showcase

    November 9, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Peace Memorial Auditorium

    Dance Showcase is a performance put on by all Parks & Recreation dance classes from the Fall Season.

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  5. John Denver Tribute

    November 9, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    Join the Columbian Theatre for a tribute to country music legend, John Denver. Sing-along to John Denver’s greatest hits including “Take Me Home Country Roads,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” “Rocky Mountain High,” “Annie’s Song,” and “Thank God I’m a Country Boy" featuring Cowboy Brad, an acoustic folk and western musician.

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  6. Muscadine Bloodline in concert

    November 9, 2019, 7:00 PM @ The Hat

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  7. Live Music: Liverpool Legends, The Complete Beatles Experience

    November 9, 2019, 9:00 PM @ RC McGraws Bar & Grill

    Liverpool Legends are four talented musicians and actors who were hand-picked by Louise Harrison - sister of the late George Harrison of The Beatles - to recreate the band that changed the face of Music forever!

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For the Kids!

  1. Mortar Board's "Dream Reads" for Children K-6

    November 9, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Create your own story book with members of the K-State Mortar Board Society! Kids can write and draw their own original story and then design a cover for their book. Come and go event.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Volleyball: Iowa State vs. K-State

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

    Iowa State in 2018 posted its eighth third-place-or-better Big 12 finish in the last 10 seasons and swept the Wildcats. K-State has two remaining home matches, in 11 days and 14 days following the ISU match, after trips to Austin and Lawrence.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. How Business Visa works and Immigration Attorney process

    November 4, 2019, 8:00 AM - November 13, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Business visa information helps interpreters and companies to understand the importance of business visas and how this can benefit the growth of your company and business with Immigration Attorney or Immigration Lawyer.
    Understand the different types of business visa is a must for any organization. there is a wealth of information out there and many people do not know where to begin. we will cover topics that will include understanding basic company staff needs and immigration. types of business visas available and those that may be suitable for different organizations. The first steps to take when you identify the need for a business visa.

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  2. 16th Annual Prairie Analysis Seminar

    November 8, 2019, 1:00 PM - November 9, 2019 @ Cardwell Hall

    Leading experts on harmonic analysis will be the featured speakers at the sixteenth annual Prairie Analysis Seminar at Kansas State University. Steve Hofmann, of the University of Missouri, will give two one-hour talks. Max Engelstein of the University of Minnesota, and Zihui Zhao of the University of Chicago, will each give one-hour talks. The lectures will focus on recent research at the interface of harmonic analysis, geometry, and partial differential equations. In addition, a number of shorter talks will be given by mathematicians from throughout the U.S.

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  3. Science Saturday

    November 9, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Go behind the science at this family-friendly event featuring zoo staff and local scientists. Enjoy hands-on, interactive experiences to explore the work happening in our backyard. Included in zoo admission.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. 4-Wheel at the Fort!

    November 9, 2019, All Day @ Parks & Rec Office

    Enjoy four wheeling with the Fort Riley Outdoor Adventure Team, Meet at Parks & Rec office, transportation to Fort Riley and back included. $45 per person; must have previous ATV experience. 18+ only!

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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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  3. Tallgrass Tour Bus: Kansas City Art Tour

    November 9, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Time to get artistic on this special art-themed Tallgrass Tour Bus. Travel to the Buttonwood Art Gallery to see the 2019 Visions of the Flint Hills juried art show, including a tour from Gallery Director Macy Layne. Next, we'll travel to view the galleries at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, including lunch at Café Sebastienne, one of Kansas City’s premiere restaurants. Finish your day at the Anita B. Gordon Conservation Discovery Center for a dose of natural splendor in the heart of the city. Round trip travel, admission fees and lunch are included. Choice of entrée: Biscuits and Gravy, Pork Shoulder Hash, Omelet, Whole Order French Toast, or Seasonal Salad and one non-alcoholic beverage. Guests are encouraged to bring a re-sealable water bottle. Pre-registration is required by November 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Pre-register online, by phone at 785-587-2726 or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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  4. Warehouse Sale

    November 9, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Furnish by AsterHouse Design

    Join for the annual one-day Warehouse Sale! RAIN OR SHINE - THE SALE WILL BE INDOORS! Parking is across the street at Keats Park!
    Way too much in the warehouse! They have a mix of showroom samples, brand new items, and vintage pieces. 15-75% off furniture, rugs, antiques, art, vintage finds, lighting, bedding, home accessories, and gifts.
    Event will include onsite parking and overflow parking, live music, food truck, and lots of other great vendors. Live music by Beauty & The McBeest - Acoustic Duo.
    Most vendors accept only cash, Furnish will also accept credit cards.

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