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.
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."
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.
August 23, 2019, 5:00 PM - October 26, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery
Please join Strecker Nelson West Gallery for the opening of the next exhibit, The Land of the Living. This show will feature figurative and architectural work mostly, and will be on display until October 26th. Please join the reception to enjoy some drinks and hors d'oeurves, and meet the artists!
August 31, 2019, 12:30 PM - October 12, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center
A good portrait moves beyond depiction of a person's likeness to a commentary on humanity. Paintings and photographs in this exhibition are portraits of local individuals who portray features of our cultural environment and are part of the fabric of our community. Dick Beeman, Clive Fullagar and Luke Townsend are all local artists living in Manhattan. None of them have formal training in art.
September 13, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 14, 2019, 7:00 PM @ K-State Gardens
The Horticulture Club, a registered departmental student organization, will have its annual mum sale from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in the K-State Gardens north entrance by the visitors' parking lot.
Stop by to get 8-inch plants for $8 each, in a selection of red, yellow, orange, white, purple and pink.
September 14, 2019, 9:00 AM @ Manhattan City Park
All funds raised through "Walk to End" further Alzheimer's Association care, support and research efforts. No registration fee. Request every walker make personal donation, commit to raise funds in fight against Alzheimer’s disease. World’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
September 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Cico Park
Don't miss out on finding your FURever friend! Join on September 14, 2019 from 10am-4pm at Cico Park, in Manhattan. They will have adoptable dogs, vendors, games for kids, and giveaways. Whether you're looking to adopt or just stopping by for the fun, they can't wait to see you there!
September 14, 2019, 12:00 PM - September 15, 2019, 12:00 AM @ Downtown Abilene
3rd Annual Oktoberfest will be held downtown Broadway street between 3rd and 4th. Come for authentic German food, drinks, music, entertainment by the Kansas City Blautaler Schuplattler Dancers, and much more. This Oktoberfest you won't want to miss, bring the kids and head downtown to this free event.
September 14, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Onaga Fairgrounds
PeeWee: 3-6 Years - Goat Tail Untying, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Mutton Busting
7-9 years—Goat Tying, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Breakaway Roping
10-13 years—Goat Tying, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Breakaway Roping, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping
14– 18 years—Goat Tying, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Breakaway roping, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping
19-/Open—Goat Tying, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping, Breakaway Roping
Price Per Event: $10.00 Poles & Barrels
$15.00 Mutton Busting/Goats/Breakaway/Tie Down/Team Roping (per side)
Prizes awarded in each event (Halters & Buckets). NO PAYOUT.
All Around Champion and Reserve Champion Buckles given in each age group, INCLUDING PEEWEES!!!
September 14, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Eskridge City Park
The Native Stone Scenic Byway will hold its 4th Annual Celebration of the Flint Hills in the historic Eskridge City Park Saturday September 14, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Celebrate the Flint Hills with appetizers, authors, artists, live entertainment on the historic bandstand, silent auction and flint hills ambience and more. Advance tickets are $20.00 each, or two for $35.00. At the door tickets are $25.00 each or two for $45.00.
Tickets are available at the Riley County Historical Museum in Manhattan, Stockgrowers State Bank in Alma, Antique Emporium in Alma, or from Native Stone Scenic Byway members. Call 785-256-6055 or contact us through facebook for questions. (Sorry, no credit cards accepted.)
September 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 15, 2019, 10:00 PM @ Cico Park
Join TengaiCon for TWO days of playing games!
This is year 14 of Manhattan's longest running gaming/nerd convention and they've collected 1,750+ games and expansions to share. Try a new game, play the giant Settlers of Catan and retro video games, or challenge your luck for the dice table prizes.
Also come support our charity auction, vendors and artists from across our area.
September 13, 2019, 7:00 PM - September 14, 2019 @ The Hat
Come see Casey Donahew!
September 14, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Last year over 13 million people in 178 countries participated in this event inspired by Peter Reynolds’ children’s book The Dot, a story about the creative spirit in all of us. Our Dot Party will feature reading nooks, Peter Reynolds videos, art activities, and tours of Beyond Gravity (an exhibition full of giant dots). Door prizes—books by Peter Reynolds—will be provided through a USD 383 K-Link Community Partnership grant.
September 14, 2019, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ The Hat
September 14, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center
Jason Eady has recently earned major acclaim for his ahead-of-the-curve take on classic country, a bold departure from his earlier blues-infused Americana. Now the Mississippi-bred singer/guitarist merges his distinct sensibilities into a stripped-down, roots-oriented sound that starkly showcases the gritty elegance of his songwriting.
Eady's stature grows with each release. He has shown both a command of blues-infused Americana and classic country with contemporary touches. -Elmore Magazine
September 14, 2019, 9:00 PM @ RC McGraws
Howl at the Moon's world famous dueling pianos is coming to RC McGraws!
September 14, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ K-State Student Union
Join with women throughout the region and have the light within you ignited on this day of connection, motivation, and support. This event includes inspirational keynote speakers Lexie and Lindsay Kite from Beauty Redefined, multiple breakout sessions, admission to the Marketplace for shopping, and a service project benefitting Days for Girls International. This. day-long experience promises to refuel the one thing all women have in common: Light.
September 14, 2019, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM @ REC Services
The Wildcat Wellness Coalition is excited to invite you to participate in our 6th Annual Wildcats Run for Wellness 5K! This event is open to the public. Walkers are welcome. Register early to win tickets to the K-State Football game on October 5 against Baylor! Prices increase on August 30, 2019!