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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. Thrift Style

    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.

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  5. Ubiquitous: Enrico Isamu Oyama Exhibition

    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.

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  6. Strecker Nelson West Gallery: The Mind's Eye

    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.

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  7. Reclaimed Creations: Sayaka Ganz Exhibition

    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.

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  8. Mural Lab

    October 5, 2017 - October 28, 2017 @ Little Apple Art Supply

    Assisted by a K-State student, artist Enrico Isamu Oyama creates mural on the building that houses exhibition, sponsor Little Apple Art Supply. Visit throughout October to witness the artist’s progress and contribution to the Aggieville streetscape.

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  9. Fronteras/Frontiers Exhibition

    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.

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  10. Kratzer and Parish: Volland Then and Now

    October 21, 2017, 12:00 PM - November 12, 2017, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Re-photography of Volland based on vintage photographs of Otto Kratzer. Accomplished photographer Tom Parish created re-photographs of Volland for 2016 “Going Home” exhibit at Flint Hills Discovery Center. Parish is currently the Visiting Instructor of the Digital Humanities for Chapman Center for Rural Studies at K-State. Kratzer was a self-taught photographer whose work provided what is arguably the most complete documentation of "vanishing" small towns.

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Community Events

  1. Duty First: 100 Years of the Big Red One

    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.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Schools of Banking

    October 23, 2017 - October 27, 2017 @ Bluemont Hotel

    Principles of Commercial Lending seminar within Schools of Banking fundamentals. Three-day commercial lending school Oct. 23-25.

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Craft Shows

  1. Crafty Seniors Craft Show

    October 26, 2017 - October 28, 2017 @ Manhattan Town Center

    Handmade arts and craft items for sale, assembled with care by local artisans.

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  2. Wild West Vintage Antique Show

    October 27, 2017, 4:00 PM - October 28, 2017, 5:00 PM @ National Guard Armory

    Show features local and regional vendors; best of antique, vintage, shabby, re-purposed, jewelry, garden, industrial, farm, western, retro, kitsch, rusty, crusty, shabby ... handcrafted, vintage-inspired jewelry. Practitioners of sustainable living educate how to reduce carbon footprint to focus on transportation, energy consumption and diet; basics of shelter, food, water and transportation. Guest speakers/food trucks.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. The Effect by Lucy Prebble

    October 26, 2017, 7:30 PM - October 29, 2017, 9:00 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre

    To the frustration of clinicians, young drug trial participants succumb to mutual attraction. Comedy explores questions of sanity, neurology and limits of medicine, conjoined with fate, loyalty and inevitability of physical attraction.

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  2. BirdHouse Music Series: James Hill and Anne Janelle

    October 27, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    A night out with James Hill and Anne Janelle is the perfect evening of tunes, stories and musical virtuosity (Wellington Dominion-Post). Canadian Folk Music Award-winning ukulele/cello duo.

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  3. Zane Williams in concert

    October 27, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ RC McGraw's

    Williams has landed four No. 1 songs on Texas radio charts, as he plays music with plain-spoken lyrics and down-home honesty.

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For the Kids!

  1. Preschool Story Train

    October 27, 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.

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  2. Zoofari Tails Storytime

    October 27, 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.

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  3. Free Face Painting

    October 27, 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.

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  4. UPC Film: The Nut Job, Nutty by Nature

    October 27, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Following events of the first film, Surly and friends must stop Oakton City's mayor from destroying their homes to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Soccer: Iowa State vs. K-State

    October 27, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ K-State Soccer Complex

    Iowa State embarks on roadtrip to Manhattan and final contest of the Cats' initial Big 12 season.

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Special Events

  1. Duty First: 100 Years of the Big Red One

    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.

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  2. Habitat for Humanity Hoedown

    October 27, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lazy T Ranch

    Annual fundraiser hosted by Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity. Live music by Jaron Bell Band; delicious dinner with drinks courtesy of Arrow Coffee Company. Entertainment by K-State’s Swinging Spurs. Funds raised support MAHFH projects. Event sponsors: Eagle Communications, Arrow Coffee, Lazy T Ranch, Famous Dave's BBQ.

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