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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (7)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (6)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (6)
  4. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (2)
  5. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (6)
  6. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (2)
  7. Calendar Overlay Special Events (6)

Art Exhibits

  1. 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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  2. Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West

    December 4, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 21, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    One section of the Seaton Gallery will highlight the back-and-forth exchange of aesthetics and ideas between East and West through objects in the museum’s permanent collection, made by artists who traveled between the two regions. This project collaboration between curator Aileen June Wang and University of Kansas art history professors Sherry Fowler and Maki Kaneko.

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  3. Armin Mühsam: The Unburdened Present

    February 9, 2019, 12:00 PM - April 28, 2019, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Because the present is a product of the past and thus of history, there is no such thing as an unburdened present, neither in life nor in art. This ironic meaning of "The Unburdened Present" does not stop with Armin Mühsam’s art but extends to historical events and fates of people whose lives are dramatized in programming that accompanies the show.

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  4. Shoot for the Moon

    March 1, 2019, 10:00 AM - April 20, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Showcasing the very best in regional photography at the state's longest-operating art gallery along the classic backdrop of Poyntz Avenue.

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  5. Celebrating Heroes: American Mural Studies of 1930s & 1940s (Hirsch Collection)

    March 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - June 19, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    The '30s and '40s were a golden age for murals in America when the everyday worker rose to the status of hero. Murals celebrate the work of miners, farmers and other laborers and cover walls in public buildings across the country. Preliminary ideas played out in sketches and nearly 50of these are displayed in this exhibition. On loan from Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College.

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  6. USD 383 History Day Projects Exhibit

    March 8, 2019, 8:30 AM - March 24, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Riley County Historical Museum

    National History Day projects by Woodrow Wilson, Marlatt and Ogden students of USD 383 Elementary Gifted Teacher Terry Healy. She has been with USD 383 since 1989, and is the 2013 Preserve America Kansas History Teacher of the Year. National History Day 2019 theme: Triumph and Tragedy in History.

    Projects exhibited include: “Katherine Johnson,” Ryan Heitmann, Talon Huff, Woodrow Wilson Elementary; “San Francisco Earthquake 1906,” Jordan Dinkel, Haley Boggs, Ava Stewart, Woodrow Wilson Elementary; “The Influenza Epidemic,” Kennedy Crabtree, Ogden Elementary; “Triumph and Tragedy of the Manhattan Project,” Cole Castor, Kael Aramith, Lynden Auckly, Woodrow Wilson Elementary; “Vietnam War Dogs,” Ellyn Campbell, Mia Hamm, Mari Carey, Marlatt Elementary.

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  7. Art Mingle: Fine Art Fair

    March 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Meadowlark Hills Community Center

    Local and area fine artists, i.e., painters, photographers, jewelry makers, etc., exhibit and sell their works to the general public. Work greatly varies in style, subject matter and price points.

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Community Events

  1. The Art of Democracy Engagement Symposium

    March 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Day-long symposium explores the "Art of Democracy." Lynnette Overby, nationally-awarded choreographer, educator and advocate for community arts engagement, offers opening keynote address. University of Kansas Professor Kevin Willmott, internationally acclaimed film director and Oscar-winning co-writer of "BlacKkKlansman," delivers closing keynote.

    Living history performance, visual arts exhibits, video, dance and several discussion panels featured in breakout sessions. Attendees encouraged to participate in workshops, policy forums, live-streamed interviews and engagement game. View the agenda and register early; space and materials limited for some sessions.

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  2. Community Science Festival

    March 22, 2019, 1:30 PM - March 24, 2019, 3:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Part of the SciComm 2019 national science communication conference, an opportunity for scientists to implement and evaluate informal science activities for the public. Scientists positioned at tables throughout the zoo to engage visitors in science-focused learning through engagement and demonstrations.

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  3. Art Mingle: Fine Art Fair

    March 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Meadowlark Hills Community Center

    Local and area fine artists, i.e., painters, photographers, jewelry makers, etc., exhibit and sell their works to the general public. Work greatly varies in style, subject matter and price points.

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  4. Empty Bowls 2019: Soup Luncheon

    March 30, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Empty Bowls is a fundraiser to fight hunger in MHK. All proceeds from the event will be donated locally to Common Table and Cats Cupboard. Bring your coupon from a bowl make day or make a donation at the door. Local restaurants donate soup and bread. Community members buy the bowls and enjoy soup.

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  5. City Bike Swap program

    March 31, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Wefald Pavilion

    Find an upgrade to your kids' low-budget bikes with frames that no longer fit their frames. Bring your out-of-function, low-performing or out-of-size bicycle in to swap it out for an already tenderly-loved bike.

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  6. Riley County Genealogical Society presents "The Willows"

    March 31, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library Auditorium

    For the readers of Orphan Train comes the true story of a second wave of humanity that traveled to the Midwest by train. Not well documented in American history, over 100,000 pregnant, unwed young women traveled mostly by train to Kansas City in the early to mid-1900s. Author, KelLee Parr, will talk about how he got started searching for his biological grandmother's information at the Kansas State Historical Society, a little about the search and reunion with his grandmother, and how he came to write his first book.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer

    February 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - April 27, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Pete Souza served as official photographer to presidents Reagan and Obama, and developed an abiding respect for both men. The artist’s intention is to have these images contribute civility and respect across party lines during lead-up to 2020 elections. Beach Museum is proud to be the first venue for this historic exhibition.

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  2. Birdhouse Music Special: Trace Bundy

    March 22, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Internationally-acclaimed guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. Listening to his intricate arrangements is one thing, but seeing the fan-dubbed "Acoustic Ninja" play live confounds even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and 10 fingers.

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  3. McCain Performance Series: Storm Large & Le Bonheur

    March 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ Wareham Opera House

    Storm Large has grabbed audiences by the lapels and refused to let go with her loyal and fearless band, Le Bonheur. Large’s fierce and fiery show includes the American songbook, Broadway tearjerkers, rock goddess anthems and her own gorgeous originals. Song list includes: Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Jacques Brel, Johnny Cash, Prince, Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Lou Reed and Black Sabbath.

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  4. Paulina Zamora, piano recital

    March 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM @ All Faiths Chapel

    K-State Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chapter present a recital by Chilean pianist Paulina Zamora. Dr. Zamora will perform works by Mozart, Bach and Debussy. Paulina Zamora was educated at the University of Chile, the Eastman School of Music, and Indiana University. Her solo, concerto and chamber music appearances have taken Paulina throughout the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.

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  5. Big Sonia Film Screening

    March 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Holocaust survivor Sonia lectures at local schools to keep alive memory of Nazi atrocities. Beloved by those who know her, Sonia is a testament to strength and resilience of the human spirit. Followed by Q&A session (appropriate for students grades 7-and-above).

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  6. McCain Performance Series: The Manhattan Transfer meets Take 6 (The Summit)

    March 31, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    One of the most unique and thrilling musical collaborations ever assembled. With 20 Grammy Awards between them, these iconic groups join forces to perform together.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Baseball: Canisius vs. K-State

    March 19, 2019, 3:00 PM - March 20, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    Under first-year coach Matt Mazurek, Canisius College Golden Griffins went 31-20 in 2018 regular season then swept through Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament before falling to No. 14 Minnesota and Gonzaga in NCAA tourney's Minnesota regional. BatCats open Big 12 season at Oklahoma State, return to MHK for Big 12 home-opener with Texas Tech, then play host to Nebraska (April 2).

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  2. Baseball: Texas Tech vs. K-State

    March 29, 2019 - March 31, 2019 @ Tointon Family Stadium

    Red Raiders finished two games out of first in Big 12 Conference standings and won 45 games last year. Tech won the Lubbock super regional and advanced to 2018 College World Series, where it was ousted by the Florida Gators. Texas Tech has advanced to Omaha in three of the last five seasons with Big 12 titles in 2016-17. More 2019 conference series at Tointon include TCU, Oklahoma and West Virginia.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. The Art of Democracy Engagement Symposium

    March 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Day-long symposium explores the "Art of Democracy." Lynnette Overby, nationally-awarded choreographer, educator and advocate for community arts engagement, offers opening keynote address. University of Kansas Professor Kevin Willmott, internationally acclaimed film director and Oscar-winning co-writer of "BlacKkKlansman," delivers closing keynote.

    Living history performance, visual arts exhibits, video, dance and several discussion panels featured in breakout sessions. Attendees encouraged to participate in workshops, policy forums, live-streamed interviews and engagement game. View the agenda and register early; space and materials limited for some sessions.

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  2. Kevin Willmott: BlacKkKlansman, A Response to the Resurgence of Overt Racism in America Today

    March 21, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Acclaimed Kansas-based filmmaker Kevin Willmott’s films like "BlacKkKlansman" often reflect elements that currently define racial contexts of the American experience. Keynote talk for The Art of Democracy symposium co-organized by Office of the Provost and Center for Engagement and Community Development. BlacKkKlansman won a 2019 Oscar for best adapted screenplay during the 91st Academy Awards.

    Presented in partnership with Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies, Center for Engagement and Community Development, K-State Department of Art, UFM Community Learning Center and K-State Black Student Union.

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  3. Behind the Exhibit Lecture: The Legend of Johnny Kaw

    March 21, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    He's big. He's tall. He's Johnny Kaw! Dive deeper into this Kansas legend with four local experts. Discuss history of the mythic American figure, local Manhattan connection and future of Johnny Kaw. Come prepared for a lively discussion on Kansas' very own tall tale. Panel discussion (Cheryl Collins, Karen Hibbard, Ed Klimek, Naomi Wood) ends with audience questions.

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  4. Humanities Kansas Book Talk: Their Eyes Were Watching God

    March 28, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Theme for Humanities Kansas book talk discussion series, "A Woman's Place." What's a woman's place? Who decides? We have been talking about women's roles in our society for 200 hundred years, and books in this series reflect the state of dialogue in the 20th century. Each author looks at the way women develop personal strength of character and deal with society's or loved ones' perceptions of what they should be.

    Tensions between mothers and daughters, wives and husbands, career and family, are explored in these stories of women seeking to define themselves and their relationships. Book One, Their Eyes Were Watching God; Book Two: The Joy Luck Club, April 25; Book Three: A Lost Lady, May 23.

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  5. Talk20MHK

    March 28, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Intended to build strong community connections through sharing of stories, skills and knowledge. Up to eight individuals give dynamic presentations with 20 PowerPoint slides, speaking for 20 seconds to describe each slide.

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  6. K-State Recorder Workshop

    March 30, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium Room 105

    School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Kansas State University hosts second annual K-State Recorder Workshop for student and professional music educators, recorder players and enthusiasts, early music fans and more. Workshop open to those 13 years/older. Previous recorder experience beneficial, not required. Participants must provide their own instrument.

    About 2019 Workshop: Based upon feedback from 2018, separate technique tracks offered during morning session; one for beginner to advanced beginner players and second track for intermediate to advanced players. Afternoon session focused on large-group playing for all workshop participants. Reference Berlin/Blaker self-rating chart (tibiaduo.com/wp-content/pdf/self_rating.pdf) for playing ability level.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Manhattan Avenue Mile

    March 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ AIB International (staging area)

    Give those glutes and hammies a real morning workout with this downhill race (east side, K-State campus). Road closed to traffic so the course will be extremely safe for all ages. Children 8-and-under option for half- or full-mile (half, conclusion of mile races). Potential for waves, dependent upon entries. Staging area, AIB parking lot.

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  2. 6th Annual Wicked Marathon & Half Marathon

    March 30, 2019, 7:45 AM - 2:00 PM @ OZ Museum

    Wicked Marathon tours Wamego and historic Military Trail Road. Start-finish in front of famed Oz Museum where runners are greeted by Wizard of Oz characters. In its inaugural year, seven runners posted Boston Marathon qualifying times on mostly flat, USATF certified course.

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Special Events

  1. Framed: Step Into Art

    January 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - May 12, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Life inside a painting may sound like a Twilight Zone episode remake. Until now. Center guests immersed into different paintings to grow appreciation for artistic creations. Exhibit "prompts" spark thoughtful conversations and connections. Plus, experience favorite children’s books come to life at the second-floor children's exhibition area! Life-sized scenes from popular children’s novels allow visitors to feel part of the story.

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  2. Annual Travel & Dining Auction

    March 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Conference Center Ballroom

    Largest event hosted by K-State Hospitality Department. Organized by students, guests bid on fabulous prizes, play fun and interactive games and socialize! This event features open bar and appetizers, also supplied and made by students! Support the event and you may just find the "little apple" of your eye from one of many amazing auction items!

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  3. Off the Hook Bra Crawl

    March 26, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Gaia Salonspa

    Perfect night out with $4 drink specials, fun bar games/prizes, and vote for your favorite decorated bra! Proceeds go to the Kansas State University Johnson Cancer Research Center. Make your way down Poyntz enjoying drinks from eight different restaurants.

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  4. Talk20MHK

    March 28, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Intended to build strong community connections through sharing of stories, skills and knowledge. Up to eight individuals give dynamic presentations with 20 PowerPoint slides, speaking for 20 seconds to describe each slide.

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  5. Art Mingle: Plein Air Affair

    March 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Meadowlark Hills Community Center

    Capitalizing on an extensive art collection featuring well-known local and area Kansas artists, Meadowlark Foundation presents its second annual event to benefit Meadowlark Memory Program. Event components include all-you-can-eat food and drink; live music; silent and live auctions and meet and greet with special guests, Manhattan artists Kim Casebeer and Susan Rose. (Tickets 785-537-4610).

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  6. 20th Annual Boys & Girls Club Casino Night

    March 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ K-State Alumni Center

    Casino Night supports Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan. Enjoy gaming-style tables and network with other community members. Also features silent/live auction, heavy appetizers and dessert.

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