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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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Art Exhibits

  1. 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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  2. Water Stories by Lynn Benson

    February 13, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 26, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    "Waterplaces" is a suite of 101 drawings on vellum paper. The exhibition will also present the artist’s 2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print, "Dancing on the Table." This work reflects Benson's interest in water sources that flow under ground such as the Ogallala Aquifer in parts of Western Kansas and surrounding states. Benson brings attention to this hidden natural treasure in a chine colle´ lithograph with gold leaf and coloring applied by hand.

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  3. Here and Now: KSU Dept. of Art Faculty Exhibition

    March 6, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 12, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition represents studio practices by 15 members of the K-State studio art faculty. These works have been made within the last two years and vary in concept and construction. The artwork features the disciplines of ceramics, drawing, fibers, graphic design, painting, photography, sculpture, and new media. Chad Alligood, chief curator of American art at Huntington Library (San Marino, Calif.), will serve as juror and announce award winners at the exhibition opening.

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  4. Made by Hand: A Woman's Journey Expressed Through Fiber

    April 7, 2018, 12:00 PM - May 12, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Made by Hand presents the work of two female fiber artists, Anita Luvera Mayer and Jennifer Schermerhorn, whose creative talents transform their media into creations that illuminate and express a wide range of emotions, portray a feminine identity, and speak to women’s societal roles.

    K-State Historic Costume and Textile Museum and Manhattan Arts Center have collaborated for Made by Hand exhibition, and Strecker Nelson West Gallery is the Gallery Season Sponsor.

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  5. Week of the Young Child Celebration

    April 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - April 21, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Young children’s art on display during museum open hours.

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Community Events

  1. “Best of Times, Worst of Times: K-State in 1968”

    April 4, 2018 - October 18, 2018 @ Hale Library

    Exhibit uses items from university archives to illustrate the various events of that tumultuous year. From campus visits by Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy to the mysterious fire that destroyed Nichols Gym, the exhibit explores how national issues played out in Manhattan, alongside traditional university activities. Co-curators: Cliff Hight, Dan Ireton and Ellen Urton.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Kansas Environmental Health Association

    April 19, 2018, 12:00 PM - April 20, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Make group reservations at Bluemonthotel.com for your group's next conference.

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Craft Shows

  1. Yack & Yarn

    April 3, 2018, 6:00 PM - April 24, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Bring knitting, crocheting or other crafting project to the library and relax with other crafters for April programs; open to all fiber crafters, regardless of skill level. Supplies will be on hand, but please bring your own projects to work on.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Evita

    April 20, 2018, 7:30 PM - April 22, 2018, 4:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Tony Award winning musical set amidst turmoil of Argentinian politics of the late 1940s and early '50s. Eva Peron grew up in abject poverty then rose to the heights of national and international prestige through sheer force of will. Peron made herself into the common people's idol: loved, adored and hated alike. "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Buenos Aires" and "A New Argentina" a few of the many songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber made famous by this musical.

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  2. McCain Performance Series: Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

    April 20, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Lush production features incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and beloved moments, i.e., pumpkin, glass slipper, masked ball and more; plus surprising new twists! Be transported back to childhood and rediscover Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs from Tony-winning Broadway musical.

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  3. The Wizard of Oz

    April 20, 2018, 7:30 PM - April 22, 2018, 10:00 PM @ C.L. Hoover Opera House

    Beloved classic brought to life at C.L. Hoover Opera House. Travel with Dorothy as she meets witches, munchkins, flying monkeys, friends and enemies while she desperately tries to get home to Kansas!

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Tennis: Oklahoma at K-State

    April 20, 2018, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Mike Goss Tennis Stadium

    Wildcats tennis plays host to Oklahoma with just one remaining match until the Big 12 championships at the Texas Tennis Center.

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Special Events

  1. Rainforest Adventure

    January 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - April 29, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore one of the Earth's most mysterious habitats, and learn through an intricate maze that resonates with the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest. Make multiple visits and discover new elements that make the rainforest a fascinating ecosystem.

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  2. Be Hip, Support Hemp

    April 20, 2018, 4:20 PM - 7:00 PM @ Little Apple Brewing Co.

    Brewer Shawn Howard showcases his IPA style ale ‘Peace of Shiitake’ Hemp Ale and chef Russ food specials featuring hemp. Music, yard games and prize drawings on the patio!

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  3. Powercat Auction

    April 20, 2018, 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    K-State Athletics' single-largest fundraising event supports the Ahearn Fund, K-State's national fund for student-athlete excellence. Last year's event raised more than $380,000. Auction features more than 100 silent and live-auction items.

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