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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (3)
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  5. Calendar Overlay Festivals & Parades (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (4)
  7. Calendar Overlay Special Events (7)

Art Exhibits

  1. Jam Session: Musical Selections from the Permanent Collection

    May 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - August 25, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Curated to complement the Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme “Libraries Rock,” exhibition features music, musicians and musical instruments through the eyes of artists. Summer programs focus on the intersection of music and visual arts.

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  2. Summer Idyll: Selections from the Permanent Collection

    June 12, 2018 - August 4, 2018 @ Beach Museum of Art

    Inspired by the recent acquisition of A Place for Eagles to Fly by Jean Van Harlingen, this exhibition features abstract landscapes from the permanent collection, displayed to encourage travel to idyllic places through the imagination.

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  3. Golden Valley, Endless Skyway 2018

    June 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - August 18, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Summer landscape show at SNW Gallery features finest local and regional artists. Exhibiting artists: Zak Barnes, Aaron Morgan Brown, Louis Copt, Mark Flickinger, Ralph Fontenot, Sue Godwin, Kristin Goering, Cally Krallman, Oscar Larmer, Judy Mackey, Bill McCall, Carol McCall, Hans Olson, Susan Rose, Bradley Sadler and Chris Willey.

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Community Events

  1. “Best of Times, Worst of Times: K-State in 1968”

    April 4, 2018 - October 18, 2018 @ Hale Library

    Exhibit uses items from university archives to illustrate the various events of that tumultuous year. From campus visits by Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy to the mysterious fire that destroyed Nichols Gym, the exhibit explores how national issues played out in Manhattan, alongside traditional university activities. Co-curators: Cliff Hight, Dan Ireton and Ellen Urton.

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  2. Riley County Fair

    July 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - July 30, 2018, 10:00 PM @ Riley County Fairgrounds, CiCo Park

    Fun, festive atmosphere of a county fair fills the air beginning July 26 in CiCo Park. The 43rd anniversary of the Kaw Valley Rodeo is a big part of the schedule on July 26-28, along with the fair's many 4-H projects, judging and Ottaway Amusements Carnival. Home delicacies and homemade pies among many menu items at the Riley County Fair.

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  3. Tallgrass Firkin Friday

    July 27, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    It's time for another one-of-a-kind beer from Tallgrass Brewing Co. We tap into a new firkin of Tassgrass brew every month. Just $3/pint, $2/shorty until the keg runs out!

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  4. Annual Iris Sale

    July 28, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Kansas State University Gardens

    Hundreds of locally grown varieties (many award winners) of beautiful iris to choose from. The sale is sponsored by the Flint Hills Iris Society.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Kansas Juvenile Officers Assn. Annual Conference

    July 23, 2018, 8:00 AM - July 27, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Four Points by Sheraton

    Attendees hear from John More, Brian Murphy and Larry Thompson on topics to include response law, resiliency and responsibility.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Live Music Series featuring Revelators, Blues & Roots

    July 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    It's Wine Wednesday at the Bluemont Lounge. Stop by for free music and wine specials.

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  2. Live Music Series featuring The Dude Abides

    July 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    The Dude Abides will be playing on the rooftop patio. Tallgrass Brewery beer specials.

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  3. Chris Meck & the Second Sons w/ Headlight Rivals

    July 19, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Chris Meck debuts his newest project at Auntie Mae's, The Second Sons. And of course the boys from Headlight Rivals will be there to shake things loose.

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  4. The Guilty Birds with Headlight Rivals

    July 19, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Led by guitarist and vocalist Chris Meck with Calandra Ysquierdo and Tom Hudson in the Aggieville underground of Auntie Mae's Saloon.

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  5. Arts in the Park concert: Michael Kent

    July 20, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell

    Michael Kent gives magic a facelift with irreverent comedy and satire. His unique style of performing comedy magic has made him a favorite on 500 college campuses. Kent has been named Entertainer of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine and Magician of the Year by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities.

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  6. Sunday Funday Cult Movie: Pulp Fiction

    July 22, 2018, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Wareham Opera House

    Scorching Sunday summer afternoons were made for movie classics, and Pulp Fiction with Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta fits the bill. Bring whatever you prefer for lower level seating (blanket, lawn chair, beanbag, inflatable mattress, even grandma's couch). Balcony seating available. Outside food allowed; order takeout from any of the fantastic downtown restaurants or pack your own picnic. NABs and alcohol available for bar purchase (no outside beverages allowed). Sit back and enjoy!

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  7. Live Music Series featuring Duo Du Jour Band

    July 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Duo Du Jour plays Classic Rock music. Wine Wednesday drink specials.

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  8. Concert on the patio with The Wildwoods

    July 26, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    Acoustic music group from Lincoln, Neb., has special touch when it comes to entertaining Manhattan music lovers. The Wildwoods' music is rich in love, happiness and passion. Inspiration for the soul in the special setting of Liquid Art Winery in the lovely Flint Hills of northeast Kansas. Entertainment hosted outdoors with limited patio seating; lawn chairs and blankets encouraged.

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  9. Landshark Music Series: Dr. Goins & the Bolos All-Stars

    July 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Coco Bolos

    Join Bolos' crew for loud food and spicy music and watch Manhattan's rollicking blues standard Dr. Wayne Goins and the Bolos All-Stars. Corner entrance to Aggieville for a Bolo of a good time.

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  10. Live Music Series featuring Betty the Astronaut

    July 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Betty is back and ready for fun. Come by to see this local band! Tallgrass Brewery drink specials available.

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  11. Santiago Brothers w/ Tyler Gregory

    July 26, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Area's best roots and blues band returns to the basement of Auntie Mae's Parlor. And this time they're bringing very special guest Tyler Gregory along to open the show.

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  12. Arts in the Park concert: James Hill and Anne Janelle

    July 27, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell

    Award-winning, “utterly world-class” singer-songwriter-ukulele-cello duo who first united a decade ago. Arts in the Park is part of the weekly summer concert series. Live music every Friday throughout summer in City Park, with variety of musical genres including country, folk, Americana, rock, alt rock, soul and funk.

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  13. Jon Wolfe in concert

    July 27, 2018, 8:30 PM @ The Hat

    Country musician Jon Wolfe in concert with Blacktop Road.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. Riley County Fair Parade

    July 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center (start)

    Riley County Fair parade initiates five days of activities at the county fairgrounds at CiCo Park in Manhattan. The traditional parade route begins at Manhattan Town Center and proceeds down Poyntz Avenue into City Park. Enjoy the 2018 fair!

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For the Kids!

  1. Westview's Family Fun Nights

    July 16, 2018, 5:30 PM - July 19, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Westview Community Church

    Westview's Believe It or Not! Home of the wild claims and incredible news surrounding Jesus of Nazareth! Enjoy gross-out snacks, peculiar attractions, crazy art and bizarre, record-setting games! Dad/mom/grandparent or other primary caregiver participates with their incoming first-to-sixth graders. Get answers to questions about Christ that even adults struggle to answer! Nursery and preschool care available.

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  2. Westview's Family Fun Nights

    July 17, 2018, 5:30 PM - July 20, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Westview Community Church

    Westview's Believe It or Not! Home of the wild claims and incredible news surrounding Jesus of Nazareth! Enjoy gross-out snacks, peculiar attractions, crazy art and bizarre, record-setting games! Dad/mom/grandparent or other primary caregiver participates with their incoming first-to-sixth graders. Get answers to questions about Christ that even adults struggle to answer! Nursery and preschool care available.

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  3. Westview's Family Fun Nights

    July 18, 2018, 5:30 PM - July 21, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Westview Community Church

    Westview's Believe It or Not! Home of the wild claims and incredible news surrounding Jesus of Nazareth! Enjoy gross-out snacks, peculiar attractions, crazy art and bizarre, record-setting games! Dad/mom/grandparent or other primary caregiver participates with their incoming first-to-sixth graders. Get answers to questions about Christ that even adults struggle to answer! Nursery and preschool care available.

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  4. Westview's Family Fun Nights

    July 19, 2018, 5:30 PM - July 22, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Westview Community Church

    Westview's Believe It or Not! Home of the wild claims and incredible news surrounding Jesus of Nazareth! Enjoy gross-out snacks, peculiar attractions, crazy art and bizarre, record-setting games! Dad/mom/grandparent or other primary caregiver participates with their incoming first-to-sixth graders. Get answers to questions about Christ that even adults struggle to answer! Nursery and preschool care available.

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Special Events

  1. Be The Dinosaur

    May 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - September 3, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Can you gauge what a day in the life of a dinosaur would have been like? How did they live? With this exhibit you can experience how the mighty T-Rex was one of the most ferocious of the Mesozoic Era. This fusion of state-of-the-art, high-tech videography and traditional exhibit features full-size dinosaur bones, paleontology field station and more! Live like the dinosaurs! Visit Manhattan and Be The Dinosaur!

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  2. Colbert Charity Classic

    July 18, 2018, 9:00 AM - July 21, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Colbert Hills golf course

    Turn out to watch tomorrow's stars of the PGA Tour tee it up during the Adams Pro Tour stop at Manhattan. The APT is a 16-stop circuit which played June 20-23 at Indian Springs River Course at Broken Arrow, Okla. Colbert Hills championship course is a highly-anticipated stop on the tour, with 18 holes of links-style golf prevalent in the Flint Hills. Colbert serves as the 10th tour stop, with a $132,000 purse and $20,000 guaranteed to the winner. Little Apple Honda and Visit Manhattan sponsor the APT circuit stop.

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  3. Third Thursdays, Downtown Manhattan

    July 19, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan

    LIve entertainment with multiple musical stops at Tallgrass Taphouse rooftop, Harry’s, Glenn's Music and Town Center plaza among many entertainment selections. Food-drink specials from downtown restaurants and bars, each Thursday in Downtown Manhattan along Poyntz Avenue. Partake in daylong downtown sidewalk sales. Plus much more!

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  4. Yoga & Wine in the Vineyard

    July 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery

    Bring the gang out for a night of relaxation, laughter and drinks! Yoga led by Lindsey Volz with Wellness Motivator and Orange Sky Yoga. Her comedy throughout the class will have you rolling into child pose! This night out is for all guests; yoga newbies and yoga pros. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

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  5. National Wine and Cheese Day

    July 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's

    On National Wine and Cheese Day, Harry’s celebrates the ultimate pairing: wine and cheese (this class may be cheesy, but it'll make you feel grate). The pairing of wines and cheeses has a long tradition of regionalization. Across wine producing cultures, each will have traditional approaches to pairing their local wines and cheeses. Join the discussion of these pairings from across the globe.

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  6. Kaw Valley Rodeo

    July 26, 2018, 8:00 PM - July 28, 2018, 10:00 PM @ Wells Arena, CiCo Park

    Opening-night picnic part of the observation and salute to the military. Bareback riding, steer wrestling and saddle bronc riding are just part of the competitions during this Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association-sanctioned event. Enjoy the competition of pro rodeo cowboys in an open-air arena at the Riley County Fair.

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  7. Liquid Art Winery Birthday Bash

    July 28, 2018, 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery

    To celebrate Liquid Art Winery's second year open in the grand Flint Hills, the Estate throws a birthday bash! This all-day event continues until 10 p.m.

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