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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. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Middle of Everywhere: Architectures of the Kansas Flint Hills

    May 4, 2019, 12:00 PM - May 25, 2019, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Distinct landscapes around this Gateway to the Flint Hills, both subtle and dramatic, determine shape and character. Through an examination of the region’s architecture – the built environment – "Architectures of the Kansas Flint Hills" exhibition investigates complex relationships between buildings, landscapes and cultures.

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Community Events

  1. Ted Cable: Spring Bird Migration

    May 4, 2019, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Author and avian enthusiast Ted Cable explores wonderful birds of spring in the Manhattan area. A feast for the senses and wonderful way to meet new friends. Register online or in person at Flint Hills Discovery Center. Meeting location announced closer to the day's event.

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  2. Community Solutions for Affordable Housing (CSAH) Forum: Finding Common Ground

    May 4, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Leadership Studies Building

    Forum continues series of public gatherings sponsored by Kansas Health Foundation. Two-year project to develop solutions to challenges of affordability and safety experienced by Manhattan residents. Residents and members of organizations serving all parts of housing system welcome to participate in world café discussion, approaches to housing and common values that guide priorities.

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  3. Bourbon & Bonnets Party

    May 4, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Country Club

    Inaugural Bourbon and Bonnets Party (Kentucky Derby themed). Bring friends for fun-filled night of games, drink specials, our own horse race and of course to watch the official Kentucky Derby.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. 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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  2. West Side Story

    May 3, 2019, 7:30 PM - May 5, 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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  3. T-Pain Concert

    May 4, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Singer-songwriter T-Pain's second album Epiphany reached No. 1 on U.S. Billboard 200 chart. Check him out in Manhattan in a concert rescheduled for later in the week.

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For the Kids!

  1. K-State Kids Garden Club

    May 4, 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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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Track & field: Ward Haylett Invitational

    May 4, 2019, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ RV Christian Track Complex

    Ten-event (11 for women) track invitational with five field events at K-State track complex and Big 12 Championship (May 10-12) warmup, event at Norman, Okla.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Ted Cable: Spring Bird Migration

    May 4, 2019, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Rocky Ford Fishing Area

    Author and avian enthusiast Ted Cable explores wonderful birds of spring in the Manhattan area. A feast for the senses and wonderful way to meet new friends. Register online or in person at Flint Hills Discovery Center. Guests just might see several woodpecker species, including red-bellied woodpeckers, downy woodpeckers, hairy woodpeckers and northern flickers. Bald eagles and ring-billed gulls are larger species that are often viewed during similar walks.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight

    May 4, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Johnson Cancer Research Center

    Statewide fitness initiative Walk Kansas organized by K-State Research & Extension in support of fun fitness and K-State cancer research. Open to everyone, not only Walk Kansas program participants.

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  2. Girls on the Run: Run With the Force 5K

    May 4, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Manhattan Regional Airport

    Experience unique 5-kilometer race near Manhattan Regional Airport runways and terminal. Girls on the Run programs inspire young girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them special.

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  3. Havenstein 2-person scramble

    May 4, 2019, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Stagg Hill Golf Club

    Hole prizes and optional skins game with post-tournament meal. Open to men and women players.

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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. Derby Day Party

    May 4, 2019, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    More than a party because the Derby is more than just a horse race. Kentucky Derby's long-standing tradition also great excuse to party! Derby Day, dressed up, rock an oversized hat and pretend to know how to play croquet. Liquid Art boasts Kentucky 'Mule' cider on tap, croquet and bocce ball games in the yard and horse races on Tasting Room television.

    The most exciting two minutes in sports shown live from Churchill Downs at promptly 5:50 p.m. post time. Get there early to pack in as much fun as you can, for Derby Day 2019 at Liquid Art Winery!

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