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.
November 3, 2018 - February 3, 2019 @ The Volland Store
Five rural and five urban artists exhibit their work.
December 8, 2018, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Pottorf Hall
Come and get it!: Hot pancakes, K-State sausage, orange juice, coffee, milk (eggs for additional charge). All proceeds benefit 20-plus local community projects.
December 8, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Lazy T Ranch
Two buildings of vendor booths to feature Christmas gifts-treasures. German food and gluhwein available. Crafts offered for kids while parents shop. Raffle items provided by vendors benefit S.A.V.E. Farm, a program for veterans to seek agricultural careers.
December 8, 2018, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ K-State Gardens
K-State horticultural students annually grow poinsettias, and The Gardens sells flowers to the community. This year, many beautiful varieties in red, yellow, pink and white.
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.
December 7, 2018, 7:30 PM - December 8, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre
Christmas music standards and invigorating new tunes in variety-show fashion. Back by popular demand, this Christmas concert gets you in the holiday spirit with classic Christmas music everyone knows and loves. Get out of the cold and warm your soul.
December 7, 2018, 7:30 PM - December 9, 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.
December 8, 2018, 8:30 PM - December 9, 2018, 1:30 AM @ The Hat
Nashville recording artist had 1993 breakout song with No. 1 "Holdin' Heaven." Multi-platinum recording artist Tracy Byrd recently released first album in 10 years titled, "All American Texan."
September 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - January 13, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Exhibition featured through Jan. 13 at 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.
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!
December 8, 2018, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum
Kansas State University commencement ceremonies over two days in Manhattan. Note alternate Bramlage parking lots for Saturday respective ceremonies; A&S (west), Education (east), Business (west), Agriculture (east), Human Ecology (west), Engineering (east).