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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. People and Places

    August 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - October 27, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Stop in to see new works on the theme "People and Places." Featured works by Pat Abellon, Zak Barnes, Margaret Buie, Ann L. Carter, Sienna Clark, Clare Fallon, Brenda Fox, Linda Ganstrom, Colleen Gregoire, Anthony Benton Gude, Rita Guile, Rebecca Hoyer, Cally Krallman, Dean Kube, Lacey Lewis, Dean Mitchell, David Overmyer, Ryan Perry, Matthew Richter, Jennifer Schermerhorn, Barbara Waterman-Peters and Chris Willey.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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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. SPOOKtacular at Sunset Zoo

    October 27, 2018, 12:00 PM - October 28, 2018, 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Trick-or-treat among the animals on five Sunset Zoo candy trails sponsored by local businesses and non-profit organizations. Family-friendly activities throughout the zoo, costume contest, live animal encounters and surprise inside the Nature Exploration Center.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Straight White Men

    October 25, 2018, 7:30 PM - October 27, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre, Memorial Stadium (west side)

    Described in the New York Times as "a smart and thorny Broadway anomaly," Straight White Men is a cutting but humane examination of human privilege and pain.

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For the Kids!

  1. Halloween: SPOOKtacular at Sunset Zoo

    October 27, 2018, 12:00 PM - October 28, 2018, 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Trick-or-treat among the animals on five Sunset Zoo candy trails sponsored by local businesses and non-profit organizations. Family-friendly activities throughout the zoo, costume contest, live animal encounters and surprise inside the Nature Exploration Center.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Baseball: Fall World Series

    October 25, 2018, 6:00 PM - October 28, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    Wildcats close out October with annual Fall World Series (October 25-26, Oct. 28). Halloween ALS Awareness Game (Oct. 27) breaks the World Series succession, though all are intrasquad games. K-State's home opener set for Friday, March 1, 125 days from finish of fall drills.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Bison and Humans through Time

    October 27, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Four unique voices converse about American Bison: tribal elder, historian, biologist and rancher. They share wide-ranging experiences and understanding of this magnificent American icon. Moderator James Sherow, Distinguished Professor of History at Kansas State University, leads panel in group discussion about cultural, historical, environmental and economic significance of America’s largest mammal. Audience questions at panel discussion conclusion.

    Moderator: Jim Sherow; Panelists: Curtis Kekahbah, Kaw Nation; Andrew C. Isenberg, Hall Distinguished Professor of American History, University of Kansas; Donald W. Kaufman, Professor of Biology, Kansas State; Jerry Schmidt, Indian Creek Bison Ranch owner (Kansas Buffalo Association member).

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. 7th Annual C. Clyde Run & Midge's Mile

    October 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Bosco Student Plaza

    Event to honor business college’s first dean, C. Clyde Jones, to benefit Shepherd’s Crossing. 5K race route through K-State campus; plus participants can enter four-person teams to compete.

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  2. DrEADful Trek at Wildwood Adventure Park

    October 27, 2018, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Wildwood Outdoor Adventure Park

    Haunted wander though hills and trees of Wildwood Adventure park; along this fear-riddled path, dreadful encounters are worth the pain as this quest through the darkness quenches your thirst with tasty adult beverages provided by Manhattan's finest establishments. Due to the nature of this event, participants must be 21.

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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. Teaching, Growing and Learning: 50 years of UFM

    October 8, 2018, 8:00 AM - November 3, 2018, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Gallery

    Visit Kemper Gallery in K-State Student Union to view exhibition about UFM’s history, people and programs.

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  3. Monster's Ball

    October 26, 2018, 8:00 PM - October 27, 2018, 1:00 AM @ Eleven Fifteen Venue and Urban Garden

    What happens at Monster's Ball ... stays at Monster's Ball! Pick up friends and head out for night of dancing, cocktails and costumes. Tickets include venue access and awesome, DJ-featured music, bites and spooktacular drink specials. Dress to impress in your best Halloween costume. Prizes for best costume!

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  4. Cheers, Witches: Halloween at the Winery

    October 27, 2018, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    Halloween at the winery! Candy-inspired ciders tapped for adults. Pints limited and trust that they will go fast! Wearing Halloween costumes highly encouraged.

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  5. DrEADful Trek at Wildwood Adventure Park

    October 27, 2018, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Wildwood Outdoor Adventure Park

    Haunted wander though hills and trees of Wildwood Adventure park; along this fear-riddled path, dreadful encounters are worth the pain as this quest through the darkness quenches your thirst with tasty adult beverages provided by Manhattan's finest establishments. Due to the nature of this event, participants must be 21.

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