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, 8:00 AM - October 13, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Hale Library fifth floor gallery
K-State Libraries joins 150th anniversary celebrations of Chisholm Trail. "Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy" exhibit with artifacts, books, maps and photos allows glimpse into Kansas' Wild West era and turbulent relationship with Texas cattle trade.
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.
August 24, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 17, 2017, 5:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum
The Old Chisholm Trail helped shape popular culture and altered visions of the American West. To celebrate the Chisholm Trail's 150th anniversary, Symphony in the Flint Hills partners with Flint Hills Design and Lost Trail Soda to create "The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West" traveling exhibit. This original exhibit invites visitors to explore the Chisholm Trail from its 1860s inception. Exhibit highlights include an interactive musical exploration of the scores of verses to the cowboy song, "The Old Chisholm Trail," video and audio clips of movies and songs that reference the Chisholm Trail, and several artistically rendered, life-size longhorn cattle.
August 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - October 28, 2017, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery
Artists' interpretations of reality and fantasy features John Gary Brown, William Counter, Tim Forcade, Jeff Foster, Bambi Freeman, Bev Gegen, Susan Grace, Eleanor Heimbaugh, Christina Klein, Jennifer Rivera, Nancy Teague, Barbara Waterman Peters and Rashelle Weissenbach. SNW premieres: Conci Denniston, Michael Driggs and Lynette Ubel.
August 25, 2017, 5:00 PM - October 15, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center
In her prints, Katharina Bossmann uses color and light to create "extractions" from place and memory. Whether woodcuts, screen prints or etchings, the prints layer color to create landscapes and the inhabitants of them. Exhibition includes broad range of Heather Bayless' metalwork and jewelry.
September 5, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 9, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
In her sculpture, Sayaka Ganz uses reclaimed plastic objects such as discarded utensils as a painter uses brush strokes. Ganz describes her style as “3D impressionism," as the recycled objects appear unified at a distance but at close proximity, individual objects are discernable. Ganz was born in Japan and grew up in Japan, Brazil and Hong Kong. She holds a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University.
September 13, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 4, 2017, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery
Elaborate compositions create imagined atmospheres using various forms. More abstract than realistic, the open-ended nature of these forms allows the viewer to engage in the positive and negative, the micro and macro, as the eye discovers new passages throughout the complex labyrinths. Allison Olsen's improvisational quality of painting stems from her response to organic forms found in natural environments.The work of Jessie Burnes finds inspiration and discovery through her personal connection with nature and botanical subjects. She uses these specific organic forms as a vehicle to pursue and explore the complexity of human experience and spirit as well as the role we play in the physical world.
September 16, 2017, 12:00 PM - October 14, 2017, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store
Series of photographs, Anonymous Women: Draped, Reconstructed, Demise. Anonymous Woman series exhibited internationally and has won multiple awards with Patty Carroll acknowledged as one of Photolucida’s “Top 50” in 2014. Carroll's work has been featured in prestigious blogs and international magazines such as Huffington Post, The Cut, Ain’t Bad Magazine, and BJP (Britain). Her work has been shown internationally in one-person exhibits in China, Europe and U.S.Presented by The Volland Store and Leedy-Volkous Art Center, Kansas City, Mo.
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.
September 22, 2017, 7:00 PM @ K-State Student Union
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
September 23, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Wildcat Park
Two-hour "walk and talk" to learn about birds that thrive on twilight in the Flint Hills. Meeting point at Wildcat Park, with local bird expert with Chuck Otte, K-State Research and Extension, Geary County Extension Agent. Nature walk to specifically focus nightjars and owls.
September 24, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Join us for a book signing by K-State mathematician and author Natasha Rozhkovskaya, math and art activities for all ages; 2:30 p.m. panel discussion related to creating the book.
September 24, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell
Submit your talent to "Manhattan's Got Talent" on Facebook; entries must be family appropriate (Sept. 18 deadline). $500 in cash and prizes.
September 24, 2017, 8:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo
Feature length documentary project about struggle to save world’s most endangered marine mammal, the Vaquita porpoise. Less than 100 of these threatened porpoises exist due to illegal poaching; located off west coast of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. Groups like Oceana, Sea Shepard and Mexican government are trying to save this quickly disappearing species.
September 28, 2017, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
A conversation following artist Patty Carroll’s remarks moderated by Aileen June Wang, Curator at the Beach. Anonymous Women photographic series portrays draped female figures alongside furniture, household objects and fashion accessories; exhibit on display at The Volland Store in Alma.
September 30, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Pottorf Hall
Giant Settlers of Catan, retro video games, charity auction to support Manhattan Public Library, dice table prizes and vendors and artists from across our area. Also a Medieval Arms Tournament! Join other local gamers for a great day. More information at Facebook.com/tengaicon.
September 29, 2017, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM @ Colbert Hills golf course
Mention KLA to receive special room rate.
September 26, 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.
September 22, 2017, 6:30 PM - 11:30 PM @ Wareham Opera House
6th Annual CASA Comedy Club; tickets available for early and late shows. Early show main floor seating features heavy hors d'oeuvres.
September 23, 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center
Missy Raines' all-acoustic ensemble heads to MHK via St. Louis, with her smokey and seductive alto in tow for Saturday evening performance. Seven-time bass player of the year leads this quartet to feature mandolin, guitars, bass and drums.
September 24, 2017, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Stu Cook and Doug Clifford put together CCR-evisited in 1995 to perform CCR hit songs in concert. Classics like "Susie Q," "Lodi," "Proud Mary," "Down On The Corner," "Fortunate Son" and "Who'll Stop The Rain".
September 28, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery & Estate
Live entertainment at Manhattan's own winery in the beautiful Flint Hills. Artist Lucas Maddy from northwest Kansas brings a taste of country rock to the vineyards. Sample fare from Tasty Traveler food truck.
September 28, 2017, 7:30 PM - October 1, 2017, 9:30 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre
Two romantically-challenged friends are fixed up by a newlywed couple. An evening calculated for happiness takes dark turn, and then crisis and comedy ensue. Wickedly funny play asks what we owe the people we love and strangers who land on our doorstep.
September 28, 2017, 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ The Hat
Country music artist from Clearwater entertains AggieVille crowd at The Hat.
September 29, 2017, 7:30 PM - October 1, 2017, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center
That magical nanny named Mary Poppins blows in on an East wind to No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane, and her stern yet mystical ways take the children on an odyssey of new adventures. Family friendly show to open the 2017-18 MAC theater season.
September 29, 2017, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium
In what was a distinctly different era for music and disc jockeys, the B-52s were a fore-runner when it came to party anthems, as any gathering would conjure imminent requests for "Love Shack" and "Roam". The World’s Greatest Party Band shows no signs of slowing down.
September 30, 2017, 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Camp Wood YMCA
Music-based weekend gathering sponsored by Symphony in the Flint Hills. Saturday evening, WoodFest moves to a hilltop amphitheater for popular WoodFest Sunset Concert. Music provided by award-winning musicians including Eugene Friesen and The Prairie Fire String Orchestra. Weekend closes with Sunday WoodFest Sunrise as Grammy winner Eugene Friesen plays final moving tribute to the Flint Hills.WoodFest passes include all meals, workshops, experiences, along with the Sunset and Sunrise concerts. Extend your stay and make online reservations for Camp Wood YMCA lodging.
September 30, 2017, 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ The Hat
September 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Aggieville
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth. Family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness; celebration of the Maker movement. A place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
September 23, 2017, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan City Park
Largest Christian music festival in north-central Kansas with 10-12 music acts showcased by Matthew West, Jordan Feliz and Cloverton.
September 22, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
PreK kids ages 3 and up can hear engaging stories, rhymes, and silly songs based on the weekly theme. Every session will also feature interactive activities including a parachute or shakers. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.
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.
September 22, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
School is out today, so stop by to play board games and try science activities at this come-and-go event.
September 23, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
A lively storytime with great picture books, action songs, and music. Families are encouraged to attend together, and an adult caregiver must attend with children ages 2 and under.
September 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
Active story-time for toddlers with parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes and music will get toddlers moving and learning. Suggested for 18-36 mos. Caregivers participate with children.
September 25, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Relax at the library after school on Mondays. You can meet new friends, play video games, make crafts, and enjoy snacks. Stop by when you can and leave anytime.
September 26, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
Active story-time for toddlers with parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes and music will get toddlers moving and learning. Suggested for 18-36 mos. Caregivers participate with children.
September 26, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:25 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
Story time designed for infants and young toddlers with parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 mos. Caregivers participate with children.
September 27, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
Pre-K kids ages 3-and-up can hear engaging stories, rhymes and silly songs based on the weekly theme. Every session will also feature interactive activities including a parachute or shakers. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.
September 27, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
An active storytime for toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes, and music will get toddlers moving and learning. Suggested for 18-36 months. Caregivers participate with children.
September 28, 2017, 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
A storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books, and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.
September 28, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
Pre-K kids ages 3-an- up hear engaging stories, rhymes and silly songs based on weekly theme. Every session will also feature interactive activities including parachute or shakers. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.
September 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.
September 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
September 30, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
September 24, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Ahearn Field House
Cats open Big 12 home schedule in grand style against cross-state rivals for volleyball version of Sunflower Showdown; 115th meeting. K-State leads overall series, 63-50, including 25-13 in the Big 12 era.
September 29, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ K-State Soccer Complex
First official Big 12 home soccer match pits K-State Wildcats against West Virginia Mountaineers, the undefeated 2016 Big 12 champions.
September 30, 2017, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium
For first time in five years, K-State opens Big 12 Conference schedule at home, against Baylor Bears and first-year coach Matt Rhule. Cats won the last meeting, 42-21 at Waco, Texas; KSU leads the all-time (8-6) and Big 12 series (7-6).
September 23, 2017, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Tallgrass Artist Residency, with support from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, is centered in the small community of Matfield Green, near the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. The symposium features talks by artists who participated in the current round of residencies.
September 24, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ City Hall Auditorium
City Commissioner Wynn Butler presents a program on "The Great War" in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. entrance to WWI. Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium welcomes visitors, local residents and residents from surrounding counties to view the progress of the renovation of Memorial Foyer by the auditorium. Sponsored by Greater Manhattan Community Foundation.
September 26, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ K-State College of Business Administration
Pursuance of small business start-up or expansion funds can present huge challenges. Access to Capital for Small Business is an informational seminar for small business owners, business advisers, economic development officers and any individuals who develop banking relationships with small business.
September 26, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Learn the basics of how to download an app and change the settings on your device.
September 28, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
The museum hosts The Volland Store's feature artist Patty Carroll, who will talk about her 20-year project Anonymous Women, a photographic series portraying draped female figures alongside furniture, household objects, and fashion accessories. Carroll's solo show at The Volland Store runs from September 16 through October 14, 2017.
September 28, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Professor Michael Searles “Cowboy Mike” brings history to life with presentation on African-American cowboys of the West; hear about this group of cattlemen and the West. “Cowboy Mike” will also bring his collection of western artifacts.
September 22, 2017, 9:00 AM @ Colbert Hills Golf Course
Four-person scramble; reservations limited to 160. Includes 18-hole round, plenty of fun activities off the course and post-round awards barbecue in clubhouse.
September 24, 2017, 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Konza Prairie
Event capped at first 300 registrants (25K: 120; 10K: 180). Nine age groups; everyone that Konquers the Konza will receive premium finisher's medal. Top finisher in each age group receives award. Four-hour cut off time (25K).Age groups: 19-under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, 60-older).
September 24, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Wefald Pavilion
Evening includes hot dogs and chips provided by Hy-Vee, carnival games, kissing booth, Plinko, confetti cannons, cake walk and much more!
September 28, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Iron Clad MHK
Perfect painting environment for you and spouse, significant other or just great friend! Each person has own canvas, and two canvases together create one-of-a-kind painting! Two beers, two wine glasses or one of each ... up to you and your partner! Neal Wollenberg leads the group to paint "His & Her Drinks" and provide goofy-yet-entertaining art history anecdotes. Bring your beverage of choice to enjoy.
September 29, 2017, 7:00 PM - September 30, 2017, 12:00 AM @ Wareham Opera House
Team Michelle and Friends hosts first Corks-n-Cakes For a Cure fundraiser. Wine tasting led by certified sommelier Keith Spreckels of BJS distribution; cake pairing, raffle, silent auction and light appetizers. Live music by local band Aye Oh with cash bar available. All proceeds go to Susan G. Komen For The Cure.