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Art Exhibits

  1. Picturing Kansas

    October 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 1, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Scenic prairies, bucolic farms and the architecture of Kansas’ agricultural industry, exhibition features more than 100 years of works by Kansas artists reflecting sense of place. Cornerstone for museum’s popular “Picturing Kansas” school tour program which integrates art, history, environmental and agricultural science, and language arts.

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  2. 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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  3. Armin Mühsam: The Unburdened Present

    February 9, 2019, 12:00 PM - April 28, 2019, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Because the present is a product of the past and thus of history, there is no such thing as an unburdened present, neither in life nor in art. This ironic meaning of "The Unburdened Present" does not stop with Armin Mühsam’s art but extends to historical events and fates of people whose lives are dramatized in programming that accompanies the show.

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  4. Celebrating Heroes: American Mural Studies of 1930s & 1940s (Hirsch Collection)

    March 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - June 19, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    The '30s and '40s were a golden age for murals in America when the everyday worker rose to the status of hero. Murals celebrate the work of miners, farmers and other laborers and cover walls in public buildings across the country. Preliminary ideas played out in sketches and nearly 50of these are displayed in this exhibition. On loan from Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College.

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  5. Beyond Gravity: Selections from the Permanent Collection

    April 2, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 19, 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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  6. Manhattan Area Photographers Exhibit

    April 13, 2019, 12:00 PM - May 11, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Biennial contest features Kansas photographers located within 40-mile radius. Entries scored by judges and 51 photos with highest scores are on display in this exhibit. Artwork of 25 photographers featured.

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  7. An Endless Line

    April 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - June 8, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Featuring works by the area's finest abstract artists.

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Community Events

  1. Party For the Planet

    April 27, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Join us for a Party for the Planet as we celebrate the earth's amazing animals with family-friendly activities throughout the afternoon. As with all Zoo special events, Party for the Planet is held rain or shine. All activities are included with your regular Zoo admission. Games, Activities, and Fun for All!

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  2. Paint & Sip- Sloth

    April 27, 2019, 6:30 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 "Sloth" 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.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. WITW Motalk Meet Up 2019

    April 26, 2019, 12:00 PM - April 28, 2019 @ Hampton Inn Manhattan

    Third Annual MOTALK event, a regional meet up for Women in the Wind chapters located in Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Kansas. This year Kansas is pleased to host this event.

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  2. League of Women Voters of 2019 Kansas Convention

    April 27, 2019, 9:30 AM - 4:45 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Much of the meeting focuses on League business with guest speakers to inform the audience of important issues in Kansas. Public is invited to register and participate. Details and registration forms available at League of Women Voters of Kansas website.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer

    February 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - April 27, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Pete Souza served as official photographer to presidents Reagan and Obama, and developed an abiding respect for both men. The artist’s intention is to have these images contribute civility and respect across party lines during lead-up to 2020 elections. Beach Museum is proud to be the first venue for this historic exhibition.

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  2. Wedding Murder Mystery

    April 25, 2019, 7:30 PM - May 4, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    Beautiful bride, nervous groom and unhinged mother-in-law; audiences are in for delightful evening of comedy, romance, murder and delish catered dinner as identity of the wedding night killer is revealed. Dinner and of course wedding cake part of this show package.

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  3. West Side Story

    April 26, 2019, 7:30 PM - April 28, 2019, 10:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    One of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time, West Side Story takes Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to the streets in this groundbreaking Broadway musical, one of theater's finest accomplishments. Directed by Penny Cullers.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. Annual Tulip Festival

    April 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - April 28, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Wamego City Park

    Each spring, the City of Wamego comes alive with thousands of visitors, vibrant colors of tulips and over 150 craft vendors. The vivacious colors of the tulips from Holland are the backdrop for the April art and craft fair in Wamego City Park.

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For the Kids!

  1. K-State Kids Garden Club

    April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ K-State University Gardens Visitor Center

    Kids (K-3rd) are invited to the K-State Gardens for five 30 minute Saturday sessions to spark interest in gardening with covering the basics and fun hands-on activities. Space is limited to 15 kids each session. Please register for one or all sessions by calling 785-532-3271. Dates: April 6, 13, 27 and May 11 and 18

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  2. After Hours at the library

    April 27, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Saturday night library open, just for teens in seventh to 12th grades. Play games, compete for prizes or just hang out. All free! Teens must be signed in by a guardian and picked up in the library atrium. Parent permissions forms pick-up at Adult Services Reference Desk; returned before the start of After Hours.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Baseball: Oklahoma vs. K-State

    April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - April 28, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    27-win Oklahoma paces Big 12 clubs in victories and stands one game ahead of K-State for the league's top half. BatCats 1.5 games out of third with 12 games left. Just one home conference series remains after OU departs (West Virginia, May 10-12); only five Tointon games remain: Wichita State (May 1) and Texas Southern (May 7). Regular season concludes at Lawrence (May 17-19).

    Promotions: Friday, Pack The Park ($1 GA tickets); Saturday, postgame team autographs and baseball glove keychain giveaway; Sunday Family 4-Pack and Willie's Fun Zone.

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Special Events

  1. Framed: Step Into Art

    January 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - May 12, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Life inside a painting may sound like a Twilight Zone episode remake. Until now. Center guests immersed into different paintings to grow appreciation for artistic creations. Exhibit "prompts" spark thoughtful conversations and connections. Plus, experience favorite children’s books come to life at the second-floor children's exhibition area! Life-sized scenes from popular children’s novels allow visitors to feel part of the story.

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  2. Annual Tulip Festival

    April 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - April 28, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Wamego City Park

    Each spring, vibrant colors of tulips thrive and Wamego City Park comes alive with 150-plus craft vendors. Vivacious tulip colors from Holland serve as backdrop for arts and craft fair.

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  3. Party For the Planet: Earth Day at Sunset Zoo

    April 27, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Join Sunset Zoo's annual Earth Day observation, Party for the Planet, to celebrate the earth's amazing animals with afternoon, family-friendly activities.

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