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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Conventions & Meetings (1)
  4. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (7)
  5. Calendar Overlay Festivals & Parades (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (2)
  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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. CLOSED 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. $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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  2. 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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  3. Visit with Santa

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

    See website for specific dates and times!

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  4. 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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  5. Poinsettia & Amaryllis Sale at K-State Gardens

    December 6, 2019, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ K-State Gardens

    The annual poinsettia and amaryllis sale, which benefits the K-State Gardens, will take place from noon to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22; 3-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4; and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Gardens' Visitor Center, 1500 Denison Ave.
    To preorder gifts for friends, family, or staff, please call 785-532-3271 or email your request to Otherwise, stop by the Gardens' Visitor Center and select your poinsettias and amaryllis.
    Poinsettias in 6.5-inch pots and amaryllises in 6-inch pots are $10 each.
    10-inch poinsettia centerpieces are $15 each.
    Cash or check only.
    Convenient, free parking is available next to The Gardens. Volunteers will be available to assist with walking your plants to your car.

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  6. Holiday Extravaganza!

    December 6, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Peace Memorial Auditorium

    Join us Friday, December 6th, from 6-7:30pm in the Peace Memorial City Auditorium for our 5th Annual Holiday Extravaganza. This event offers children with or without special needs, and their families, a chance to talk with and take pictures with our “Sensitive” Santa, in a sensory-friendly environment. Everyone will also be able to enjoy holiday games, crafts and activities and refreshments.

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  7. MHK Girls Pint Out: A Holiday Carnival for a Cause

    December 6, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Join MHK GPO for a night of festive cheer! There will be beers, shuffleboard, darts, dancing, raffles, and a few holiday game delights! (Think 4-H carnival for adults.) Event proceeds will benefit a local charity, as voted on by party attendees. The Bluemont Hotel will have a selection of local craft beers, wines and spirits available for purchase. Meet us on the first floor in the space adjacent to the lounge.
    Merry and bright vibes required and festive sweaters encouraged. Looking forward to seeing all you ladies and gents on December 6!
    Attendees can purchase 5 RAFFLE TICKETS for $1.00 upon arrival to the event and applied to the game/raffle of your choice. Additional tickets may be purchased also. May the Christmas odds be ever in your favor!

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. 2019 Kansas Turfgrass Conference & Trade Show in Conjunction with KNLA

    December 4, 2019, 7:30 AM - December 6, 2019, 11:30 AM @ Hilton Garden Inn

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Winterdance

    December 5, 2019, 7:30 PM - December 7, 2019 @ Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall

    This holiday season the Kansas State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance presents a showcase of exciting dance styles including jazz, tap, modern, and African dance. Talented K-State students will perform original pieces choreographed by the faculty.

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  2. A Hometown Holiday

    December 6, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ CL Hoover Opera House

    FREE carriage rides, hot cocoa bar, carolers, crafts, Santa Claus and MORE including a performance by the ASTRA program! Multiple groups and businesses in the downtown area will join together for the third annual Hometown Holiday celebration. Get Your map at the Opera House!

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  3. Kelly Hunt & Friends Winter Soulstice

    December 6, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Celebrated Roots / Blues / Americana singer songwriter and piano player Kelley Hunt brings a unique night of music titled “Kelley Hunt and Friends Winter Soulstice" to The Volland Store. It’s a special program of seasonal selections, arrangements and even new music - songs matched to the holidays, the winter season and themes of peace and connection. This is not a recitation of your favorite carols, it’s a deeper dive into material chosen to reflect and interpret how we all feel this time of year.

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  4. Logan Mize in concert

    December 6, 2019, 7:00 PM @ The Hat

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  5. Audacity A Cappella 2019 Winter Concert

    December 6, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ The Purple Masque Theatre

    Audacity A Cappella is having their Winter Concert in Purple Masque at 7:30pm. Come early to Purple Masque's lobby at 6pm to attend Ebony Theater's free First Friday Event! Tickets for our concert are $5 before and $7 at the door.

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  6. Miracle On South Division Street

    December 6, 2019, 7:30 PM - December 8, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Daughter Ruth divulges her plan to “go public” with the family miracle of the Virgin Mary's sudden appearance in her father's barber shop: a one-woman play about the sacred event. The family’s faith is shaken when a deathbed confession causes the legend to unravel. The results are heartfelt and hilarious.

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  7. Live Music: Jason Michael Carroll

    December 6, 2019, 9:00 PM @ RC McGraws Bar & Grill

    The accomplishments are impressive enough for any new artist - a chart-topping debut album nearing a half-million in sales, three hit singles from that album (all of which he wrote or co-wrote), a Gold ringtone certification, and opening spots on some of country's hottest tours. The key to Jason Michael Carroll's success is evident in every note he sings - live or in the studio - and it lies in his authenticity. Whether it's the empathy brought to bear on the tragedy of "Alyssa Lies," the pure passion of "Livin' Our Love Song" or the youthful exuberance of "I Can Sleep When I'm Dead," Carroll knows how to connect with fans, and together with hard work, undeniable talent, and good looks, that connection has launched one of Country's most impressive young careers.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. Mayor's Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade

    December 6, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Downtown Manhattan to Triangle Park

    The 18th Annual Mayor’s Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade
    Friday, December 6th, 2019 at 5:30 PM
    Parade Route: 3rd Street & Poyntz Avenue — 11th Street — Moro Street — City Park
    Parade Day Timeline:
    5:30 PM······· Parade Begins Downtown
    Parade Ends in City Park. Awards Winners should then walk to Triangle Park where Mayor Mike Dodson will make award presentations and light the Mayor’s Holiday Tree.

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For the Kids!

  1. Teen Literary Zone: Spring Issue Deadline

    November 19, 2019 - January 10, 2020

    Teens 7th-12th Grade: Do you want to have your writing or artwork published in a short zine? We're starting a literary art zine! For our first year, each issue will have a seasonal theme. We'll accept any form of writing or art, including things like: poems, essays, comics, photography, scans of 2-d art, or photos of 30D art, or anything outside the box that you can create. The deadline to submit work for the spring issue is January 10, 2020. Submit digital files by emailing them to

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  2. Tallgrass Tales: The Quilt Story

    December 6, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Tallgrass Tales is a unique program that uses storytelling to connect the youngest residents of out community to the rich culture and ecology of the Flint Hills. Each session is the first Friday of the month and features a different story supported by themed programming. Registration not required.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. How Business Visa works and Immigration Attorney process

    December 2, 2019, 8:00 AM - December 11, 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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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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