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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (8)
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  5. Calendar Overlay Festivals & Parades (1)
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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. Beyond Gravity: Selections from the Permanent Collection

    April 2, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 19, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969. Exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing by Americans and complements Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme, "A Universe of Stories."

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  7. Manhattan Area Photographers Exhibit

    April 13, 2019, 12:00 PM - May 11, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Biennial contest features Kansas photographers located within 40-mile radius. Entries scored by judges and 51 photos with highest scores are on display in this exhibit. Artwork of 25 photographers featured.

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  8. An Endless Line

    April 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - June 8, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Featuring works by the area's finest abstract artists.

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Community Events

  1. Easter Bunny Presented by K-State Credit Union

    April 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - April 20, 2019, 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    Get your child's photo taken with the Easter Bunny to mark the occasion of Easter 2019 celebrations.

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  2. Downtown Farmers Market of Manhattan- Opening Day

    April 20, 2019, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Dillard's West Parking Lot

    Established in 1979,the Downtown Farmers Market of Manhattan is one of the oldest markets in the state. It has a rich history of local producers bringing fresh meats, vegetables, breads and baked goods to the Manhattan area each week. You will discover many local crafters bringing handmade jewelry, soaps, woodworking and other art mediums to the market.

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  3. Easter Family Fun Day

    April 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ City Park

    Free pancake feed, $500 cash drop, kids games/activities, music, bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting, balloon twisting and more. Manhattan PRD thanks community partners and sponsors: Hy-Vee, ESB Financial, Waters True Value, Westview Community Church, The Well, Common Table, RCPD, Manhattan Fire Department and Lion’s Club.

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  4. Third Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt

    April 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Colbert Hills Golf Course

    One thousand hidden Easter eggs filled with great prizes. Bring flashlights as this hunt begins after sundown! Prizes include Xbox and gift cards to great MHK restaurants and businesses (follow Colbert Hills' Facebook page for donations. Organized by Chapter JW, PEO, philanthropic/educational organization dedicated to support women in higher education; proceeds to PEO projects.

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  5. National Walk at Lunch Day

    April 24, 2019, 12:00 PM @ City Park rally point (Clarenburg Trail around park)

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and its employees host organized walks in 11 locations. Downtown workers, elected officials, community leaders and the public are invited to join BCBS employees for a walk. Limited number of free T-shirts available for participants.

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  6. Pig Out for Parkinson's, benefits Meadowlark Parkinson's Program

    April 25, 2019, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Cox Bros. BBQ

    Slider buffet at lunch with legendary coach Bill Snyder. Pig roast dinner buffet features K-State football coach Chris Klieman.

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  7. Parks & Rec Trail Talks 2019

    April 25, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Susan B. Anthony Middle School

    Discussions on priority plans for Manhattan's trails and community accessibility. Trail Talks provides opportunity for community engagement with Manhattan Parks and Recreation to learn about planned improvements, development priority plans for trails system's future and how you can become involved (contact Assistant Director Wyatt Thompson, 785.587.2767).

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  8. Party For the Planet

    April 27, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Join us for a Party for the Planet as we celebrate the earth's amazing animals with family-friendly activities throughout the afternoon. As with all Zoo special events, Party for the Planet is held rain or shine. All activities are included with your regular Zoo admission. Games, Activities, and Fun for All!

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  9. Paint & Sip- Sloth

    April 27, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Uncorked Inspiration takes the excitement and fun of the popular paint and sip phenomenon to a whole new level. Join us for a fun evening of painting and drinking your favorite beverage as you create artwork in a comfortable environment. Neal will lead the group in painting "Sloth" as well as provide goofy, yet entertaining, art history anecdotes all while teaching painting techniques, color theory and other art related skills. You'll walk away with some knowledge of art techniques, an original painting of your own, and having had a great time. Bring your beverage of choice to enjoy as you paint.

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  10. Crafts & Corks with Made Decor

    April 28, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    Gather your friends to make white-washed wooden sign with the crew from Made: Decor & Classics. All supplies provided. Designs include windmill, heart and state of your choice. Open to guests 21 and older.

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  11. Paint & Sip: Eiffel Tower

    April 28, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Uncorked Inspiration takes the excitement and fun of the popular paint and sip phenomenon to a whole new level. Join us for a fun evening of painting and drinking your favorite beverage as you create artwork in a comfortable environment. Neal will lead the group in painting "Eiffel Tower" as well as provide goofy, yet entertaining, art history anecdotes all while teaching painting techniques, color theory and other art related skills. You'll walk away with some knowledge of art techniques, an original painting of your own, and having had a great time.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Kansas Performing Arts Conference

    April 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ CL Hoover Opera House

    Joint presentation of The Kansas Historic Theaters Association and The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission for presenting venues and organizations. Features nationally recognized speakers Randy Cohen and Mario Garcia Durham.

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  2. WITW Motalk Meet Up 2019

    April 26, 2019, 12:00 PM - April 28, 2019 @ Hampton Inn Manhattan

    Third Annual MOTALK event, a regional meet up for Women in the Wind chapters located in Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Kansas. This year Kansas is pleased to host this event.

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  3. League of Women Voters of 2019 Kansas Convention

    April 27, 2019, 9:30 AM - 4:45 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Much of the meeting focuses on League business with guest speakers to inform the audience of important issues in Kansas. Public is invited to register and participate. Details and registration forms available at League of Women Voters of Kansas website.

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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. West Side Story

    April 19, 2019, 7:30 PM - April 21, 2019, 10:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    One of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time, West Side Story takes Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to the streets in this groundbreaking Broadway musical, one of theater's finest accomplishments. Directed by Penny Cullers.

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  3. Wedding Murder Mystery

    April 25, 2019, 7:30 PM - May 4, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    Beautiful bride, nervous groom and unhinged mother-in-law; audiences are in for delightful evening of comedy, romance, murder and delish catered dinner as identity of the wedding night killer is revealed. Dinner and of course wedding cake part of this show package.

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  4. West Side Story

    April 26, 2019, 7:30 PM - April 28, 2019, 10:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    One of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time, West Side Story takes Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to the streets in this groundbreaking Broadway musical, one of theater's finest accomplishments. Directed by Penny Cullers.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. Annual Tulip Festival

    April 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - April 28, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Wamego City Park

    Each spring, the City of Wamego comes alive with thousands of visitors, vibrant colors of tulips and over 150 craft vendors. The vivacious colors of the tulips from Holland are the backdrop for the April art and craft fair in Wamego City Park.

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For the Kids!

  1. K-State Kids Garden Club

    April 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ K-State University Gardens Visitor Center

    Kids (K-3rd) are invited to the K-State Gardens for five 30 minute Saturday sessions to spark interest in gardening with covering the basics and fun hands-on activities. Space is limited to 15 kids each session. Please register for one or all sessions by calling 785-532-3271. Dates: April 6, 13, 27 and May 11 and 18

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  2. K-State Kids Garden Club

    April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ K-State University Gardens Visitor Center

    Kids (K-3rd) are invited to the K-State Gardens for five 30 minute Saturday sessions to spark interest in gardening with covering the basics and fun hands-on activities. Space is limited to 15 kids each session. Please register for one or all sessions by calling 785-532-3271. Dates: April 6, 13, 27 and May 11 and 18

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  3. After Hours at the library

    April 27, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Saturday night library open, just for teens in seventh to 12th grades. Play games, compete for prizes or just hang out. All free! Teens must be signed in by a guardian and picked up in the library atrium. Parent permissions forms pick-up at Adult Services Reference Desk; returned before the start of After Hours.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Baseball: Texas Christian vs. K-State

    April 18, 2019, 6:00 PM - April 20, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    Cats return home after playing seven of last eight on the road, including out-of-conference series at Creighton and league contests at Texas. Easter Weekend schedule yields Thursday-Friday-Saturday setup against 19th-ranked TCU. Promotions: Thursday Jersey Night/Baseball Jersey Koozie Giveaway; Dollar-Dog Friday; Saturday postgame Easter egg hunt.

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  2. Baseball: Oklahoma vs. K-State

    April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - April 28, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    Oklahoma won 38 games during 2018 season to finish fourth in Big 12 and drew one win away to super regional appearance before Mississippi State rallied. Just one home conference series remains after OU departs (West Virginia, May 10-12). Only five Tointon games remain: Wichita State (May 1) and Texas Southern (May 7) mid-week games. Regular season concludes at Lawrence (May 17-19). Promotions: Friday, Pack The Park ($1 GA tickets); Saturday, postgame team autographs and baseball glove keychain giveaway; Sunday Family 4-Pack and Willie's Fun Zone.

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  3. K-State Athletics Part-Time Job Fair

    April 30, 2019, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    K-State Athletics looks to fill part-time positions for upcoming football season and 2019-20 school year, and hosts this part-time job fair on Bramlage Coliseum concourse. Representatives from at least nine different K-State athletics departments will be present to discuss part-time jobs, internships, assistantships and volunteer positions available starting next fall for K-State students and non-students aged 18 years or older.
    Part-time opportunities include academic tutoring, facilities and operations, fan experience and sales, hospitality, K-State Sports Properties, K-StateHD.TV, media relations, social media, ticketing services and K-State’s food services partner Sodexo, among others. Registration not required. Job seekers asked to sign-in at the welcome table inside Bramlage Coliseum’s Northwest Gate. Both parking lots open during the event.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Humanities Kansas Book Talks; The Joy Luck Club

    April 25, 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 while dealing 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 who seek to define themselves and their relationships. The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan. One of four Chinese members of the Joy Luck Club has died and her daughter June must now fulfill her mother's lifelong wish. Her journey brings other members to an unexpected confrontation with their pasts and with American daughters. Book Three: A Lost Lady, Willa Cather, May 23.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Shuffleboard Tournament

    April 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Double elimination tournament with 2-player teams (8 max). First place receives two $50 gift certificates to Bluemont Lounge bar (second place, two $25 gift certificates.

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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. ATID Showcase of Excellence

    April 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Kansas State University Alumni Center

    Evening full of excitement and fun at 6th Annual Showcase of Excellence for the Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design at Kansas State University! Featuring a fashion show and mounted exhibit, this high energy event will reveal the excellent creativity and intellectual work of middle school, high school and K-State students. Purchase tickets at Eventbrite.com, search ATID Showcase (no tickets sold at the door for ATID Showcase event).

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  3. Saved by the '90s: Trivia & Theme Night

    April 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    Night of nostalgic trivia from best decade ever. Costume contest for best-dressed '90s theme.

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  4. Annual Tulip Festival

    April 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - April 28, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Wamego City Park

    Each spring, vibrant colors of tulips thrive and Wamego City Park comes alive with 150-plus craft vendors. Vivacious tulip colors from Holland serve as backdrop for arts and craft fair.

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  5. Party For the Planet: Earth Day at Sunset Zoo

    April 27, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Join Sunset Zoo's annual Earth Day observation, Party for the Planet, to celebrate the earth's amazing animals with afternoon, family-friendly activities.

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  6. Chocolate, Tea & Wine

    April 28, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Houston Street Ballroom

    Fun-for-all-ages afternoon that includes in excess of 100 silent and live auctions, chocolate fountain, coffee, tea, wine and goodies. ?Chocolate, Tea & Wine is Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity’s signature fundraiser. Be sure to join this fun event.

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