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Art Exhibits

  1. Celebrating 100 Years of History and Heritage: Riley County Historical Museum

    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).

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  2. Mapping the Early Career of John Steuart Curry

    January 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - May 13, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition explores Curry as student and early professional through more than 30 drawings, paintings and magazine illustrations. Never-before-viewed objects from Burr Living Trust of Lewisberry, Penn., will be a centerpiece of the installation. Exhibition organized by Beach Curator Liz Seaton and members of spring 2016 seminar, comprised of students from K-State and UMKC.

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  3. Kansas Veterinarian at Work: A Portrait by Tom Mohr

    February 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - June 17, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Photographic adventure and multifaceted representation of contemporary Kansas farm life. Mohr's photography challenges viewers to appreciate Kansas farmers with renewed vision.

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  4. Eisenhower and the Great War

    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.

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  5. Jason Scuilla: Porta Magica

    March 14, 2017 - July 1, 2017, All Day @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Friends of the Beach gift print artist Jason Scuilla was raised in Sarasota, Fla., and his drawings and prints have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. Scuilla serves as associate professor of art at Kansas State University.

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  6. Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy

    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.

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  7. Chisholm Trail 150th: The Cowtown that Raised a 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!

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Community Events

  1. Maize

    January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - May 14, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore the science of how maize has evolved over thousands of years to become one of the country's most significant crops, and discover why it continues to surprise us today through eye-popping graphics, hands-on interactives and much more.

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  2. To My Plate and Beyond

    January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - May 14, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore the world of healthy eating with Max & Munch! Exciting opportunities to experience hands-on benefits of healthy eating habits! To My Plate and Beyond was organized by Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design Center and made possible through support of the American Dairy Association and Indiana's Dairy Farm Families. Sponsored by Via Christi Health.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Pink & Purple Polyester Party

    April 7, 2017, 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ K-State Alumni Center

    Dig out your polyester bell bottoms and platform shoes, and disco for a cure with Kansas City band Disco Dick & the Mirrorballs. Cast your vote in the "Off the Hook" bra art contest and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and late-night munchies, desserts and a cash bar, as well as the costume contest and fun photo station! Party with your friends while helping K-State fight cancer! All proceeds support K-State’s Johnson Cancer Research Center.

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  2. Trojan War: Our Warrior Chorus

    April 7, 2017, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Epic moments from Homer's Iliad and scenes from other classical Greek drama and poetry to propel thrilling chronicle of men and women at war. The clash of gods and heroes, the rage of Achilles, the suicide of Ajax, the fall of Troy and the rise of Rome are among the many stories of war and homecoming told by the Aquila Theatre alongside members of the Warrior Chorus.

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For the Kids!

  1. Easter Bunny Photos

    March 31, 2017 - April 15, 2017, All Day @ Manhattan Town Center

    Drop in to Manhattan Town Center and get your kids' photos taken with the Easter Bunny! Easter Sunday is April 16.

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  2. Tallgrass Tales: Charlie the Ranch Dog

    April 7, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Tallgrass Tales is a unique program that uses storytelling to connect the youngest residents of our community (ages 1-6) to the rich culture and ecology of the Flint Hills.

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  3. What a Knight!

    April 7, 2017, 7:00 PM - April 8, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Join King Arthur and his nutty knights on Camelot's craziest quest! A castle full of colorful characters join the fun: precocious princesses, talking dragon and Merlin with his magic mirror. Can the unlikely heroes find Excalibur and defeat the evil Black Knight? Area youth, grades 3-8 perform this fun musical. Written by Craig Hawes. Directed by LaVonne Canfield and Tyler Woods.

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Special Events

  1. Other Worlds Opening Reception

    April 7, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Strecker-Nelson West Gallery

    The amazing world in which we inhabit is full of places, emotions, experiences and dreams. Other Worlds presents artists' visions of New World and Old World lands and people; Past World memories of childhood and Outer World imaginations of the fantastical.

    Featured works by: James Borger, Aaron Morgan Brown, Kim Casebeer, Louis Copt, Mark Flickinger, Clive Fullagar, Lisa Grossman, Brian Hinkle, Rebecca Hoyer, John Hulsey, John Kuhn, Margie Kuhn, Joseph Lorusso, Susan Lynn, Sharon McCoy, Owen Oertling, Doloris Pederson, Devin Roberts, Chris Willey.

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  2. Pink & Purple Polyester Party

    April 7, 2017, 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ K-State Alumni Center

    This shapes up to be the grooviest party of the year as you can sport your most outlandish polyester bell bottoms and dust off those platform shoes. Get down with KC-oriented band Disco Dick & the Mirrorballs and disco for a cure. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts and cash bar to help K-State's Johnson Cancer Research Center fight the dreaded disease.

    The evening is sponsored in part by CivicPlus, Manhattan Broadcasting Company and a conglomerate of Manhattan-area businesses.

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Sports & Recreation

  1. Ed Chartrand Memorial soccer tournament

    April 7, 2017 - April 9, 2017, All Day @ Memorial Stadium

    Men’s and women’s college soccer teams play in this Big 12 Region soccer tournament; last year's repeat winners were Texas A&M men and Kansas women. The Chartrand Charitable Foundation funds $500 scholarship to male/female K-State players each year. The scholarship is traditionally awarded at the annual tournament by a member of the Chartrand family.

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