October 13, 2016, 8:30 AM - February 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Riley County Historical Museum
Centennial celebration exhibit showcases 100-plus artifacts and photographs significant to the history of the Riley County community. Notable objects include a section of original seating from Wareham Opera House, penny-farthing bicycle owned by Guy Varney, hand-carved sunflower clock made from local wood for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893.Many objects on view have been rarely exhibited. Centennial exhibition accompanied by series of programs (watch for announcements and check calendar).
March 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - February 28, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library
Great War's influence on Dwight Eisenhower’s budding leadership abilities. World War I proved crucial to the making of this American icon and future president.
April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - May 30, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library
Rare artifacts and historic photographs of life along the Chisholm Trail to celebrate the trail's sesquicentennial. Learn origins of the cowboy boot, and how the phrase “real McCoy” became a familiar phrase in American lexicon. Legendary stories behind near mythical figures like Wild Bill Hickok and others. Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western ... find out why. This lil' cowtown raised a President!
August 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 16, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Thriving collectors market for reused bags and fabric as remnants from feed, flour and sugar sacks re-purposed into clothing and other household objects, this market continues today. This exhibition explores recycled fabrics into clothing and quilts drawn from K-State's collection of Historic Costume and Textile Museum.
August 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 23, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art
Enrico Isamu Oyama grew up in Tokyo and has worked in New York since 2011. “Ubiquitous” surveys how Oyama channeled his interests in Tokyo and American street cultures, Western abstract art and Japanese calligraphy to create Quick Turn Structure (QTS), his signature expression. Wide range of creative platforms include painting, digital media, sound and fashion.QTS gives visual form to the mixed-race, multicultural, transnational experiences in today’s world of fluid borders and inter-connectivity.
October 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - April 1, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Exhibition explores complexity of borders and frontiers in the Midwest through the work by artists Artemio Rodríguez and Fidencio Fifield-Perez. Rodríguez's practice transcends the boundaries of printmaking, and engages the public through mobile printmaking studio/gallery, the GraficoMovil. Born in Mexico and raised in the U.S., Fifield-Perez explores issues of migration, labor, and the politicization of borders through the manipulation of maps, newspaper cuttings and paper.
November 4, 2017 - December 30, 2017 @ SNW Gallery
Strecker Nelson West Gallery offers unique and original art for unique and original people in life. SNW represents the region's finest artists, and presents pieces by Bo Bedillion, Ann Carter, Kim Casebeer, Jim Coffman, Anne Egitto, Lorrie Eigles, Ralph Fontenot, Andrea Fuhrman, Kristin Goering, Heather Smith Jones, Jim Jones, Cally Krallman, Joe Loganbill, Carol McCall, Danny Meisinger, Owen Oertling, Nora Othic, Nancy Teague, Jean Terry and Diana Werts, with a new consignment of watercolors by Gene Ernst.
November 5, 2017 - December 24, 2017 @ Manhattan Arts Center
The galleries at MAC are filled with handmade artwork from 85 local and regional artists. It's a great time to find unique, affordable gifts for friends, family, co-workers, and yourself. Open daily November 5 - December 24. Closed Thanksgiving Day - November 23.
November 18, 2017, 12:00 PM - February 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store
Cecilia Evans Clement began hooking rugs in 1985 and for the next 30 years developed her craft. “Turning into a ‘hooker’ about the age of 60 has been one of the most gratifying things I have ever done,” Clement says.
August 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - January 14, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Explore 100-year history of 1st Infantry Division, from Big Red One founding to present day. Exhibit displays exceptional history of the 1ID in Tallgrass Gallery; chronicles five heroic soldiers through WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Gulf Wars, Kosovo conflict and today's military. For children, Camp Funston "boot camp" where kids can "train" alongside Rags, 1ID's WWI pooch mascot.
December 20, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio
Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, invite friends and enjoy step-by-step instruction with experienced and enthusiastic artist.
Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, invite friends and enjoy step-by-step instruction with experienced, enthusiastic artist. Leave with one-of-a-kind creation and new-found talent you’ll want to explore. Straight Upp does not provide wine openers or cups; please furnish your own or purchase Straight Upp wine glasses ($7). Disclaimer: Straight Upp reserves the right to cancel event if adequate ticket amounts are not purchased. In such case, tickets will be refunded.
December 19, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Bring your knitting, crocheting or other crafting project to the library; relax and visit with other crafters. Some supplies on hand, but you should bring something of your own to work on.
December 26, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
December 15, 2017, 7:30 PM - December 17, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Columbian Theatre
Get in the holiday spirit with all of your favorite Christmas classics by talented Columbian singers. Come, warm your soul with music, hot cocoa and cookies.
December 15, 2017, 8:30 PM @ The Hat
Alternative country band with Idaho roots before a move to Austin, Texas. Band has released five mainstream albums, including a live album.
December 17, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium
Holiday music experienced through dance, strings and song. Special holiday concert features 100 locally-talented students; guest appearances by Gold Orchestra and Washington Dance Studio. Flint Hills Children's Choir offers an outstanding program of vocal training and music education.
December 21, 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium
America's favorite holiday tradition for 30 years! Mannheim's holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas, and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard's seasonal charts every year! Manneheim in Manhattan!
December 21, 2017, 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor
Blues and roots band available presents traditional sense of tunes with modern flair.
December 31, 2017, 8:00 AM - January 1, 2018, 1:30 AM @ Wareham Opera House
Enjoy downtown and ring in the New Year at the Wareham with the Mikey Needleman Band. Tickets include late night food, champagne toast and lots of fun.
November 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - January 1, 2018 @ Blue Earth Plaza
Manhattan Festival of Lights welcomes the holiday season as Blue Earth Plaza in southeast Manhattan is bathed in glorious lighting to usher in the celebration of the season. This is the fifth annual event that introduces the holiday season and brings our community together in celebration.
December 31, 2017, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Celebrate the New Year at Flint Hills Carnival! Enjoy fun activities including DJ who will be spinning dance music, and photo booth, carnival games and entertainers aplenty, plus Glow-in the-Dark Fun House.
November 24, 2017 - December 24, 2017 @ Manhattan Town Center
Santa photos available every day from Nov. 24 through Christmas Eve!
December 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
Children are invited to listen to stories, move and dance like animals, and explore interesting animal biofacts such as furs and feathers. Some programs include a visit with a live animal from the zoo! No registration is required. Suggested for ages 3 and up.
December 15, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Allison Booth of Painting Pearls will add fun pictures to your face or arms! Sign up begins at 10:45 at the Children's Desk. Limited space.
December 18, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Relax at the library on after-school Mondays. Meet new friends, play video games, make crafts and enjoy snacks. Stop by when you can and leave any time.
December 19, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Special winter stories, songs, and activities to celebrate winter.
December 20, 2017, 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
December 21, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Pick a design and place beads in a pattern to make your favorite retro characters using computers and beads.
December 21, 2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
A club just for tweens in grades 4-6! Meet up and hang out, play games, and craft with your friends.
December 28, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Do you want to have a say about what's going on at the library? Come to a meeting of the advisory board! No sign up is necessary, just show up and join the conversation to earn 30 minutes of volunteer time credit.
December 16, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum
Little Rock won 25 games (2016-17) but was upset in Sun Belt tournament, then ousted from WNIT by Alabama. Trojans posted 17-1 conference mark. Third meeting between programs; first since 2007. The only Manhattan game was played in 1987.
December 16, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum
Sophomore guard Denzel Mahoney leads SEMO Redhawks with 19-point average, as hawks come to Manhattan for first time in nearly 10 years coming off 15-win season. Redhawks play in Ohio Valley Conference out of Cape Girardeau, Mo. After 2-4 start, SEMO has won four straight.
December 18, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum
K-State opened last season with 50-point victory, the first of 29 consecutive losses by CSU. The Cougars carried 45-game losing streak before heading to Wichita for Dec. 15-16 games against WSU and ORU.
December 21, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum
Panthers knocked off K-State 67-59 in Cedar Rapids last season, as Wildcats face final non-conference test before Big 12 Conference play begins.
December 28, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum
Juggernaut Baylor Bears ripped off 33 wins in 2016-17 and lost just once in the Big 12 Conference season.
December 16, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wareham Opera House
Humbug hovers over the holiday; unravel the mystery of whodunnit. Find your most festive holiday clothes to make this event a colorful spectacle! Ugly sweaters, in-law gift garbs, garish color clashes ... all the rage at this event.
December 17, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Iron Clad MHK
Uncorked Inspiration takes the excitement and fun of popular paint and sip phenomenon to whole new level. Enjoy evening to paint and drink your favorite beverage and create artwork in a comfortable environment. Neal Wollenberg leads the group to paint "Away in a Manger," and provide goofy-yet-entertaining art history anecdotes. Leave with knowledge of art techniques and an original painting.
Bring beverage of choice to enjoy as you paint.
December 31, 2017, 8:00 PM - January 1, 2018, 2:00 AM @ Eleven Fifteen Venue and Urban Garden
Ring in the new year in Aggieville and enjoy live performance by Groove Therapy! Event includes New Year's Eve-themed photo booth and midnight ball-drop countdown. VIP tickets with special pre-party to include appetizers, reserved VIP seating and party favors.
December 31, 2017, 8:00 PM - January 1, 2018, 1:00 AM @ Manhattan Arts Center
Ring in the New Year at MAC with music, refreshments and midnight champagne toast.
December 31, 2017, 9:00 PM - January 1, 2018, 1:30 AM @ Aggieville
Ring in the New Year in grand style, as AggieVille cuts loose in celebration along Moro Street in Manhattan. Thousands turn out to watch the Apple drop atop Rally House, as it'll be the best place to be to start 2018! Fireworks mark the big MHK celebration as streets of the 'Ville are filled with revelers. Ring in the New Year, in MHK!