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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (6)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Craft Shows (2)
  4. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (5)
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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. SNW Presents 2018

    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.

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  5. Rural / Urban Invitational

    November 3, 2018 - February 3, 2019 @ The Volland Store

    Five rural and five urban artists exhibit their work.

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  6. Silk Road through Kansas: Dan Kwong's HOME

    November 30, 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre

    Evening of storytelling with guest performance artist Dan Kwong, whose K-State residency cohosted by KSU Department of Theatre and Beach Museum of Art.

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Community Events

  1. Festival of Trees 15th Annual Gala

    November 30, 2018, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Enjoy a night of fellowship, exceptional food and holiday cheer. Transform your home or business with one (or two) of our designer holiday trees and seasonal decor. Live auction - many beautiful trees, wreaths, mantel designs and more! Silent Auction will get you started on your Christmas Shopping list. Dress attire: cocktail.

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Craft Shows

  1. Manhattan Arts Center: Wrap It Up!

    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.

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  2. Annual Local Artists Sale

    November 30, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Senior Center 301 N 4th St

    Annual Local Artists Sale hosted by Kate Cashman Friday Nov 30 5-8 pm Saturday Dec 1 10-3 pm

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. A Christmas Carol

    November 29, 2018, 7:30 PM - December 2, 2018 @ CL Hoover Opera House

    Haunting story of three ghosts who come to visit haughty old Ebenezer Scrooge.

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  2. Winterdance!

    November 29, 2018, 7:30 PM - December 1, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Mark A. Chapman Theatre

    Campus holiday showcase for dance styles to include jazz, tap, modern and African dance. Talented K-State students perform original, faculty-choreographed dance pieces.

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  3. Live Country Music at Dirty Dawgs

    November 29, 2018, 10:00 PM - November 30, 2018, 1:00 AM @ Dirty Dawgs Saloon

    Stewart Ray & The Cassette Tapes bring live country music to Aggieville.

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  4. Open Mic Night at Liquid Art Winery

    November 30, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    Calling all artists: musicians, comedians, poets, etc.! Share your talent at Liquid Art's first official "Open Mic Night." Perform or show up and grab glass of wine/cider, find a comfortable seat and enjoy the show!

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  5. Inspecting Carol

    November 30, 2018, 7:30 PM - December 2, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    A Christmas Carol meets The Government Inspector meets Noises Off in hilarious play-within-a-play where everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity.

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Special Events

  1. Festival of Lights Celebration

    November 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - January 1, 2019 @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Celebrate the best time of year; Blue Earth Plaza and all of Downtown Manhattan remain awash in holiday splendor during the monthlong Festival of Lights! Snap family pics then head over to Manhattan Town Center for your Santa visit. Grab dinner at any of our collection of outstanding restaurants in downtown, Aggieville and Westloop area. We hope to see you multiple times around MHK during the holiday season!

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  2. Festival of Trees 15th Annual Gala

    November 30, 2018, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Manhattan Conference Center

    Transform your home or business with 1-2 designer holiday trees and seasonal decor. Live auction features many beautiful trees, wreaths, mantel designs and more! Silent auction starts your Christmas shopping list. Full dinner buffet with drink ticket and live entertainment by Dueling Pianos. Make it a group night out and purchase reserved table (eight).

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