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.
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.
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.
November 2, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 29, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery
Representing the region's finest artists, Strecker Nelson West Gallery offers unique and original art for the unique and original people in your life.
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.
November 3, 2018, 12:00 PM - December 24, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center
Each year the exhibition and art sale includes dozens of participating artists. This event began in 1999 with the work of 35 artists on display. The intent was to showcase high-quality, affordable art for the gift-giving season. Wrap It Up has since expanded to include more than 80 regional artists with wide variety of work. Also, 35 percent of all sale proceeds benefit Manhattan Arts Center’s facility and programming.
November 10, 2018, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Three buildings - MCS Grade School, Junior High and Seven Dolors Parish Center
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Beautiful handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, quilts, home decor, wearable art and so much more are for sale. The $2 admission is also a raffle ticket for a handmade quilt. Breakfast and lunch (and don't miss the homemade pies!) are available throughout the day, along with the MCS bake sale.
November 8, 2018, 7:30 PM - November 11, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Mark A. Chapman Theatre
Rodgers & Hammerstein's high-spirited, full-scale production a must-witness event for the whole family.
November 9, 2018, 7:00 PM - November 10, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center
Wacky tale about a kind doctor who can talk to animals. Kids will trot, crawl and fly around the world in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail. Thirty-five area youth have rehearsed for this wonderful, musical tale.
November 10, 2018, 8:30 PM @ The Hat
Fresh from an appearance at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, Calif., West Texas native Aaron Watson swings into the 'Ville for a nightcap billing to the day's Sunflower Showdown football game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Hit the Hat to hear Watson sing "They Don't Make 'em Like They Used To" and more favorites.
November 10, 2018, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium
In-state rivals meet for 108th consecutive season dating back to 1911. Bill Snyder has owned the Jayhawks, with K-State wins in 21 of the last 22 meetings under Snyder. Cats look to retain hold on Governor's Cup, which has resided in Manhattan for 29 of the cup's 49-year existence and 22 of the last 27 seasons.
November 10, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Mike Ahearn Field House
Baylor advanced as far as the second round of the NCAA tournament during the 2017 season and posted a 13-3 Big 12 mark to finish in second place behind Texas. K-State just swept the Bears in an October match at Waco and has just three matches remaining after this, one at Ahearn Field House against Texas Tech.
November 10, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Brandenberry Sports Complex
Calling all science-loving Wildcats and Jayhawks of all ages! KSCI and Science Communication Fellows offer family-friendly, tabletop activities during tailgate time before the Sunflower Showdown at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Sponsored by Sunset Zoo.
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.