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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (7)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (2)
  3. Calendar Overlay Craft Shows (1)
  4. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (6)
  5. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (4)
  6. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (2)
  7. Calendar Overlay Special Events (5)

Art Exhibits

  1. Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Prints of Norma Bassett Hall

    August 7, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Traveling exhibition of richly colored prints the first solo exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall’s work since her death in 1957. Hall was the only female founding member of the Prairie Print Makers, Kansas-based organization established during Great Depression to promote American artists’ work. Joby Patterson, Eugene, Ore., guest curator.

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  2. Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu

    September 25, 2018 - December 22, 2018 @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Zhang Hongtu trained as an artist in Beijing, China, lived through the Cultural Revolution between 1966 and 1976, and emigrated to New York City in 1982. Having now lived as long in the United States as in China, Zhang produces works that embody his hybrid cultural roots. His knowledgeable mash-ups of Chinese and Western cultures are sometimes amusing and always thought-provoking.

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  3. 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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  4. SNW Presents 2018

    November 2, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 29, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Representing the region's finest artists, Strecker Nelson West Gallery offers unique and original art for the unique and original people in your life.

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  5. Rural / Urban Invitational

    November 3, 2018 - February 3, 2019 @ The Volland Store

    Five rural and five urban artists exhibit their work.

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  6. Gallery Walk with performance artist Dan Kwong and Aileen June Wang

    November 29, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Informal discussion on the exhibition “Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu.” Dan Kwong’s work as writer and performance artist addresses cultural and gender identities, especially as they relate to Asian-American men. Aileen June Wang is curator of “Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu” exhibition on display through Dec. 22.

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  7. Silk Road through Kansas: Dan Kwong's HOME

    November 30, 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre

    Evening of storytelling with guest performance artist Dan Kwong, whose K-State residency cohosted by KSU Department of Theatre and Beach Museum of Art.

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Community Events

  1. The Food Explorers and their Riley County Connections

    October 23, 2018, 9:00 AM - November 19, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Riley County Historical Society/Museum exhibition highlights local connection to ground-breaking work in food exploration and food safety recounted in “The Food Explorer.” RCHS/Museum also offering driving tour, “Where the Adventure Began: Touring the Home Town of the Food Explorers,” which begins Nov. 7. Self-guided driving tour available at Rileycountyks.gov/museum.

    Visit locations connected to David Fairchild and Charles Marlatt, food explorers/innovators with connections to Manhattan/Riley County. Global Food Systems Initiative coordinates the effort.

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  2. Festival of Trees 15th Annual Gala

    November 30, 2018, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Enjoy a night of fellowship, exceptional food and holiday cheer. Transform your home or business with one (or two) of our designer holiday trees and seasonal decor. Live auction - many beautiful trees, wreaths, mantel designs and more! Silent Auction will get you started on your Christmas Shopping list. Dress attire: cocktail.

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Craft Shows

  1. Manhattan Arts Center: Wrap It Up!

    November 3, 2018, 12:00 PM - December 24, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Each year the exhibition and art sale includes dozens of participating artists. This event began in 1999 with the work of 35 artists on display. The intent was to showcase high-quality, affordable art for the gift-giving season. Wrap It Up has since expanded to include more than 80 regional artists with wide variety of work. Also, 35 percent of all sale proceeds benefit Manhattan Arts Center’s facility and programming.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Kansas Songwriters Showcase

    November 24, 2018, 12:00 PM - November 25, 2018, 10:00 PM @ Wareham Opera House

    GreenFin Gardens presents weekend concert series to feature Kansas songwriters: Erik Dylan, Bing Futch, Christie Lenee and local favorites Sally & the Hurts. Andy McKee, Stewart Ray and James Wesley Sperman among whole list of entertainers. Proceeds benefit GreenFin Gardens project to provide affordable access to ideal diet.

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  2. McCain Performance Series: The Mavericks, Hey! Merry Christmas!

    November 26, 2018, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    The Mavericks are bringing holiday cheer to theaters across the country. The category-defying approach has been a unique hallmark of The Mavericks’ sound since the band’s top-20 hits on the country charts. Join McCain Performance Series for a new Christmas tradition the whole family will enjoy.

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  3. A Christmas Carol

    November 29, 2018, 7:30 PM - December 2, 2018 @ CL Hoover Opera House

    Haunting story of three ghosts who come to visit haughty old Ebenezer Scrooge.

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  4. Winterdance!

    November 29, 2018, 7:30 PM - December 1, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Mark A. Chapman Theatre

    Campus holiday showcase for dance styles to include jazz, tap, modern and African dance. Talented K-State students perform original, faculty-choreographed dance pieces.

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  5. Open Mic Night at Liquid Art Winery

    November 30, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    Calling all artists: musicians, comedians, poets, etc.! Share your talent at Liquid Art's first official "Open Mic Night." Perform or show up and grab glass of wine/cider, find a comfortable seat and enjoy the show!

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  6. Inspecting Carol

    November 30, 2018, 7:30 PM - December 2, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    A Christmas Carol meets The Government Inspector meets Noises Off in hilarious play-within-a-play where everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Football: Texas Tech vs. K-State

    November 17, 2018, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

    K-State has compiled 8-6 mark against Texas Tech Red Raiders since teams began Big 12 play, which included inaugural conference contest Aug. 31, 1996. Wildcats surged to 42-35 overtime victory in 2017 meeting at Lubbock. Senior Day events in Manhattan as Cats conclude regular-season schedule Nov. 24 at Iowa State.

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  2. Volleyball: Texas Tech vs. K-State

    November 17, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Mike Ahearn Field House

    K-State closes out the home portion of its 2018 schedule against the Texas Tech Red Raiders, against whom the Wildcats split two matches in 2017. Tech won 2018's first meeting in Lubbock. K-State closes out the season Nov. 21 at Fort Worth against the Texas Christian Horned Frogs.

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  3. Women's basketball: UMKC vs. K-State

    November 18, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Back half of weekend set for K-State with 12th meeting against UMKC. Former K-State assistant coach Jacie Hoyt coaches the Kangaroos in her second season. Cats hold 8-3 series lead.

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  4. Men's basketball: Lehigh vs. K-State Wildcats

    November 24, 2018, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    First meeting with Lehigh Mountain Hawks, led by Coach Brett Reed and second team Patriot League player Lance Tejada, 6-foot-2 senior forward from Miramar, Fla. Thanksgiving weekend with the Cats and only home game in five-week period.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Third Annual MHK Turkey Trot 5K

    November 22, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Aggieville Entertainment District

    Build up a powerful hunger for Thanksgiving Day turkey with a powerful performance at MHK's Turkey Trot 5-kilometer run. You won't even miss a football snap nor Santa's appearance at the Macy's Parade. Good times in the 'Hat!

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  2. Tuttle Turkey Trek

    November 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Tuttle Creek State Park

    Burn those Thanksgiving Day calories and enjoy the state park in Manhattan. Join park rangers for family-friendly, guided slow-roll bicycle ride covering approximately 7 miles. Wear weather-appropriate clothing, bring your own bike, water and helmet. Registration limited to 25 participants. Call Tuttle Creek State Park office to register.

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Special Events

  1. Bison: The Great American Icon

    September 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - January 13, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    North American bison herds were long as much a part of the prairie as native grasslands. By the millions; as wide as the horizon. Flint Hills Discovery Center celebrates the bison's history and significance and spotlights important preservation efforts to strengthen the species' very existence on the Great Plains of Kansas.

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  2. K-State Football Senior Day

    November 17, 2018, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

    Senior Day events unfold in Manhattan as Wildcats wrap up home schedule in season No. 51 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. K-State pursues win 199 at the stadium where it has compiled a .631 winning percentage in 317 total games.

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  3. Festival of Lights: Lighting Ceremony

    November 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Holiday season blazes to life with annual lighting of Christmas tree and surrounding plaza courtesy of Whoville conglomeration of MHK merchants. Join the celebration with choral groups to introduce the festive season and even an appearance by jolly ole Saint Nick to cap the evening's activities.

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  4. Kansas Songwriters Showcase

    November 24, 2018, 12:00 PM - November 25, 2018, 10:00 PM @ Wareham Opera House

    Kansas songwriters include local favorites Sally & the Hurts, with Andy McKee, Stewart Ray and James Wesley Sperman among entire entertainers list. Two-day event at Wareham in Downtown Manhattan. Tickets at Greenfinshowcase.com or eventbrite.com link for any of six musical sessions.

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  5. Festival of Trees 15th Annual Gala

    November 30, 2018, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Manhattan Conference Center

    Transform your home or business with 1-2 designer holiday trees and seasonal decor. Live auction features many beautiful trees, wreaths, mantel designs and more! Silent auction starts your Christmas shopping list. Full dinner buffet with drink ticket and live entertainment by Dueling Pianos. Make it a group night out and purchase reserved table (eight).

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