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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (13)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (7)
  4. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (2)
  5. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (3)
  7. Calendar Overlay Special Events (2)

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. Breakfast with Santa

    December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Bring your entire family to the Flint Hills Discovery Center for the annual Breakfast with Santa! There will be food, fun, and a chance to have your picture taken with Santa!

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  6. Red Cedar Holiday Harvest

    December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Schultz Park

    So you need a Christmas tree this holiday season? Well, look no further! Manhattan Parks & Recreations hosts the 4th annual Red Cedar Holiday Harvest on Saturday, December 7th at the Roger Schultz Community Park.
    This event is FREE for everyone and includes hayrack rides with Britt's Farm, plus hot cocoa and coffee from Bluestem Bistro, and sweet eats from Varsity Donuts.
    Bring a hand saw to cut down your tree; no chainsaws allowed.

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  7. 5th Annual Country Christmas & Christkindlmarkt

    December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Lazy T Ranch

    Join us for more special gifts and treasures from wonderful vendors and German food.

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  8. Kids Canvas: Santa

    December 7, 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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  9. Kid's Canvas: Snowman Smile

    December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    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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  10. Family Christmas Carnival

    December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Free Christmas activities for the whole family at Blue Earth Plaza.

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  11. Family Christmas Carnival & Ice Sculpting Competition

    December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Join Saturday, December 7th from 11AM-4PM at the Festival of Lights Family Christmas Carnival & Ice Carving Competition!
    There will be games and activities for all ages in our heated tents, including crafts, face painting, and cookie decorating! We will also have a a cake walk, a virtual reality sleigh ride, and a special appearance from the Grinch. Serving AJ's New York Pizzeria, hot dogs and chips provided by Hy-Vee, and yummy Insomnia cookies!
    After catching a ride on the Whoville Express, don't forget to snap a photo with Santa and stop by the Manhattan Fire Department truck to meet the firefighters and see inside their truck!

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  12. Winter Runderland

    December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM @ K-State Office Park

    Girls who are currently participating in the program are already registered for the 5K and will receive their 5K materials the morning of the event. For all other 5K participants (Running Buddies, coaches, family members and community participants), packet pick-up information is as follows: THURSDAY AND FRIDAY December 5th and December 6th 11AM-1PM OR 4PM-6PM at K-State Office Park, 1880 Kimball Avenue.
    The 5K Course is flat and FUN! The Start and Finish will take place at the beautiful K-State Office Park with cool views of the K-State Football Stadium. The participants will be pumped by tunes along the course and cheer teams placed throughout. One water station will be available on the course. Additional water and snacks will be available at the finish line. For safety, all furry friends are not allowed on the course or at the event, so please leave all pets at home on 5K day! All pets will be asked to return to the pet owner's vehicle if spotted at the event.

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  13. Holiday Workshop

    December 7, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Mariana Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Holiday Workshop Create holiday items with a Western theme, inspired by the exhibition John Steuart Curry: The Cowboy Within. Refreshments served. Supply fee $5 per participant (Military Family/Blue Star discount $2.50). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are not required.

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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. 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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  3. Manhattan Town Center Holiday Music Festival

    December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center (East Court)

    December 7th at 1 PM Manhattan Town Center will have a performance by Leonetta's Piano Studio.

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  4. Manhattan Town Center Holiday Music Festival: Leonetta's Piano Studio

    December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    All performances are in the mall's East Court.

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  5. Winterdance

    December 7, 2019, 2:30 PM @ 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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  6. Logan Mize in concert

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

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  7. Six Appeal Vocalband Ugly Sweater Party

    December 7, 2019, 7:00 PM @ CL Hoover Opera House

    Dig out those ugly holiday sweaters! Back by popular demand, Six Appeal Vocal Band brings its high-octane Ugly Sweater Party to the CL Hoover Opera House just in time for the holidays! Featuring distinctive a cappella arrangements of traditional and original holiday music, this concert will leave you energized for the holiday season!

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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. Snacks With Santa

    December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    On December 7th join the Midwest Dream Car Collection to meet and take pictures with Santa! Snacks will also be available to guests. Event is free with donation to breadbasket.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Men's Basketball: Marquette vs. K-State

    December 7, 2019, 8:00 PM @ Fred Bramlage Coliseum

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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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  2. Larry Schall presenting on Model T's

    December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Join Midwest Dream Car Collection in learning about the Model T in a presentation by Larry Schall. Did you know that due to a design flaw with the placement of the fuel tank, while driving a Model T uphill you often had to go up in reverse? Come to this free, exciting event to learn more about what makes the Model T such an interesting car for its time.

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  3. Science Saturday

    December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Science Saturdays offer families and guests of all ages fun, hands-on activities to discover this fascinating world. Featuring their Science Communication Fellows, this come-and-go event will share their research in a fun and new way.
    Each Science Saturday features different demonstrations and workshops for attendees, so you will learn something new each time you attend. The event is held indoors in the Zoo's entry and education facility, the Nature Exploration Center. Science Saturdays held rain or shine, no registration required and are offered free with your Zoo admission for the day.

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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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