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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (4)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (2)
  4. Calendar Overlay Festivals & Parades (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (1)
  6. 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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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. Wolf Spider Night Walk, Presented by Flint Hills Discovery Center

    June 7, 2019, 8:30 PM - June 8, 2019, 10:30 PM @ Fairmont Park

    Handle real spiders then head out on a night walk geared with headlamps to find, catch and release wolf spiders. Creepy, crawly fun for entire family! Registration open online, (785-587-2726) plus in person at Flint Hills Discovery Center. Youth must be accompanied by adult. All participants, ages 2 and up, must register.

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  2. Movie Under the Stars: Ralph Breaks the Internet

    June 8, 2019, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ City Park

    Bring your chairs and your blankets for a fun family movie night presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Bounce houses, face painting and concessions available.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Manhattan Experimental Theater Workshop

    May 18, 2019 - June 20, 2019 @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Eligibility requirement restricts attendees to 9-12 grades. Workshop designed for students interested in art, writing or performance to include music, dance, theater, forensics. No pre-workshop theater experience necessary. Skills used not usually found in mainstream theater: Gymnastics, choral singing, dance, martial arts, musical performance, public speaking, juggling; any public performance may be helpful toward experimental theatrical explorations.

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  2. Shrek, The Musical

    June 7, 2019, 7:30 PM - June 9, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    The tale of an unlikely hero finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand. Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. National Festival of Breads

    June 8, 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Manhattan Conference Center

    Fun, educational day for the whole family as Manhattan Conference Center ballroom hosts baking demonstrations for eight finalists competing for the title of 2019 NFOB champion. Plus, children’s area, bread samples, new recipes and much more!

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For the Kids!

  1. Kansas State University Orientation and Enrollment

    June 6, 2019, 8:00 AM - June 8, 2019, 3:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Organizers have planned a day with activities and presentations to prepare for successful transition to K-State, so get excited. Welcome to K-State! Note: Use parking garage south of K-State Student Union; parking attendant will provide directions. Permits designated for parking lots marked W, O, T or Z.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. 2019 Youth Leadership Day

    June 8, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Pottorf Hall

    Learn to stand out as a leader, and identify important warning signs for when your friends are struggling. Learn about who you are, how others perceive you, and how you can work together. Lunch, snacks and drinks provided.

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Special Events

  1. Dream With Da Vinci

    May 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 8, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Artist. Inventor. Scientist. Genius. Leonardo Da Vinci was a true Renassaince Man. One of the greatest painters yet he only completed a few works. Da Vinci was a dreamer and inventor, and his love for math, science and art are highlighted through this fascinating interactive exhibition. Catapults, parachutes and a hang glider are just some of the inventions Da Vinci incorporated to explore the art of science.

    In an accompanying exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery, AIB Food First; learn how AIB helps companies bring safe, high-quality food to the world, and play baker for the day on the Discovery Center's second floor gallery.

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  2. National Festival of Breads

    June 8, 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Manhattan Conference Center

    Fun, educational day for the whole family as Manhattan Conference Center ballroom hosts baking demonstrations and competitive setting for eight finalists who compete for 2019 NFOB champion title. Plus, children’s area, bread samples, new recipes and much more!

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