November 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 3, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
An installation by expedition geologist and artist Charles Lindsay, who directs the artist-in-residence program for SETI (Search For Extra Terrestrial Intelligence). The installation will delve into earth's geological and cultural pasts, using scientific equipment salvaged from space exploration archaeology. Specimens and artifacts in Field Station 4 provoke musings on human perceptions of time and space.
January 26, 2020 - December 31, 2020 @ Cassias Gallery, Regnier Hall
April 1, 2020 - May 15, 2020 @ Cassias Gallery, Regnier Hall
This traveling exhibit featuring Manuel of Section (Princeton Architectural Press 2016) exploits the differences between an exhibition and a book. Rather than one copy, 64 copies of the book are put on display. Each is open to one of the cross-sections in the book, and is held and illuminated by its own stand. The assembly of stands is arranged from left to right unfolding the sequence of the book into the space of the gallery, with each book clipped to the next for stability. Designed and fabricated by Lewis Tsurumaki (LTL Athletics) the displays are compromised of 704 parts and 896 pieces of hardware, which reflect the interest of detail and assembly within the drawings themselves.
April 4, 2020 - May 9, 2020 @ Manhattan Arts Center
Masters of Fine Arts Students from Kansas State University display their current artwork in the Kirmser Gallery. A variety of media is featured including printmaking, ceramics, painting, photography, sculpture and drawing.
All MAC gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.
April 6, 2020 - May 10, 2020 @ Chang Gallery, Seaton Hall
March 1, 2020, 4:30 AM - April 30, 2020, 10:00 AM @ Fairmont Park
Don't miss this rare opportunity to visit the Greater Prairie-Chicken Booming ground at the height of the booming season. Staff will accompany you on the trip and provide all the insight you need! Fee includes transportation and light breakfast.
Ages 10+; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
April 3, 2020 - April 11, 2020 @ Manhattan Town Center, East Court
Bring the kids by to visit the Easter Bunny! Every visit is free and includes a gift (while supplies last). Photo packages are available for purchase and a military discount is available.
April 7, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Preschool-age children (ages 3-5) begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live, but look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Every session includes a story time, snack and themed craft or activity! Check in at the outdoor classroom at the Flint Hills Discovery Center and touch real animal fur as we look at the wildlife around us! Pre-registration is required. Pre-register online, by phone at 785-587-2726 or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.
April 7, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
It’s tornado season, so join the Flint Hills Discovery Center and National Weather Service to learn about weather safety in this FREE storm spotter class. See what different cloud formations mean and what a dangerous sky can look like in the Flint Hills. Program is free and open to the public.
April 11, 2020, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ A&H Farm
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be Saturday April 11th. We will have 5 time slots available starting at 8:30 to 10:30. This special treat includes a full country pancake breakfast, visit & photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, a special bunny craft and our activities will be open. The best part is tickets are just $15 per person if you are a season pass holder and $20 if you aren't, with children 12 months and under are FREE. Included is our activities: get a sneak peak of some of the baby animals for our Baby Animal Festival, giant slide, bounce houses, train ride, and so much more! Don't forget your camera! Season passes can be purchased at the same time you purchase your tickets for the event.
April 11, 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Manhattan City Park
April 11, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Wefald Ice Skating Pavilion
Join on Saturday, April 11th for the Spring Easter Family Fun Day Event! This event is FREE for the entire community!
Fun Begins at 10 a.m. in City Park, immediately following the Lion's Club Egg Hunt.
This wonderful event will include the following:
• Lion’s Easter Egg Hunt for all kids ages 2-8 (See Map attached)
• Free Hy-Vee pancake feed
• $500 ESB cash drop from Fire Truck for kids 9-14
• Kids games, activities & prizes
• Bounce houses
• Lazy T Ranch Petting Zoo
• Face painting
• Balloon Twisting
April 11, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Wefald Pavilion
Join the community for a great egg hunt, games, music, pancake feed, entertainment, and more! Free for all ages.
April 11, 2020, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ A&H Farm
Are you ready for an Adults Night Out?
A&H Farm is proud to announce Their 2nd annual Adult Starlit Easter Egg Hunt.
Hoppin’ in the Hops will be on Saturday April 11th 7pm - 10 pm. Tickets are limited – Get yours early as we sold out last year! A portion of the proceeds will go to a local charity.
This event is for Grown ups ONLY ! – age 21 and up!
Must be of legal drinking age to attend because alcohol will be served. 2 drinks are included in your admission and a cash bar will be available.
Over $1000 worth of prizes will be given away including a TV, gift cards, food, farm passes, and lots more!
Visit their Facebook page for more details!
April 16, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library, Groesbeck Meeting Room
Necessary supplies will be provided for each of these fun and relaxing craft nights. Sign up individually, with friends, or meet new friends when you arrive. All craft nights will take place in the Groesbeck Meeting Room on the 2nd floor, on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 PM. Registration required. Projects include: Origami Light Strings, Decorative Yarn Balls, Beeswax Wraps, Farmhouse Floral Arrangement, and Barn Quilts.
April 18, 2020, 9:00 AM @ Regnier Hall, Regnier Forum
Visit to learn how this top-ranked, interdisciplinary educational experience reflects the nature of the professions they serve and contributes to the success of the alumni and students.
April 18, 2020, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Kansas State University
It's game on at K-State's Open House! Explore K-State in real time and learn about academic programs, student organizations and campus life. Join the 10,000 people who flock to K-State's carnival of academic exhibits, entertainment, food, and fun every year. Open House is a family friendly event with something for everyone. Don't miss live entertainment in the quad and Bosco Student Plaza.
Explore K-State's 250+ majors and options, 500+ campus clubs, and nine colleges: arts and sciences; engineering; business administration; education; agriculture; health and human sciences; architecture, planning, and design; veterinary medicine; and technology and aviation (at K-State Polytechnic). College representatives will be on hand to answer all of your questions, and you can attend special events just for future students.
April 18, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Join fungus enthusiast and naturalist, Lyndzee Rhine from Wichita's Great Plains Nature Center for a look up close at the mushrooms and fungus of the Flint Hills. Meeting location to be determined. We will update registered participants with the location within one week prior to the event. Pre-registration is required by April 17 at 5:00 PM. Please register online, by calling 785-587-2726, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.
April 19, 2020, 1:30 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection
A silent and live auction event benefiting Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity.
Join for an afternoon of music, laughter, delicious desserts, wonderful and varied auction items in all price ranges- all this while you support affordable housing in our community.
April 21, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Preschool-age children (ages 3-5) begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live, but look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Every session includes a story time, snack and themed craft or activity! Check in at the outdoor classroom at the Flint Hills Discovery Center and look and listen as we find out what birds are nearby! Pre-registration is required. Pre-register online, by phone at 785-587-2726 or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.
April 25, 2020, All Day @ Blue Earth Plaza
The 2nd Annual Flint Hills Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, April 25th at the Blue Earth Plaza. Planning for this year's Beer Fest is in full swing.
Save the Date now and plan to get your tickets when they go on sale March 1st.
April 25, 2020, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan
Play MHK is Saturday April 25 from 10:00AM – 5:00PM (Races start earlier). The festival will be in Downtown Manhattan on Poyntz Avenue from 3rd Street to 5th Street and 4th street from Humboldt to Houston street.
April 25, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Celebrate the natural world and its amazing animals with a zoo full of family-friendly activities.
April 25, 2020, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Danforth/All Faiths Chapel
The William Baker Festival Singers returns to Manhattan, Kansas, to join in concert with Kansas State University Choirs in All Faiths Chapel on the university campus.
April 14, 2020 - April 16, 2020 @ Hilton Garden Inn
MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Center for Risk Management Education and Research at Kansas State University has set the dates for a conference that organizers say will arm food companies and others in the industry to better manage the challenges of producing their products.
The conference, ‘Managing Commodity Market and Financial Risk,’ is set for April 14-16 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. It is geared toward any business facing commodity risk, especially those in food and beverage, food processing and manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, and pet food companies.
April 11, 2020, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Sisters of Sound Records
Join Sally and The Hurts at Sisters of Sounds Records in Manhattan for a FULL day of local acoustic musicians as we raise funds for local humane shelters! Let’s make all the money for all the puppies and kittens and iguanas and all other critters who need our help! 100% of tips throughout the day go to the critters! Local musicians doing good for good things!
Acoustic Madness 3 Scheduled Performances:
11-11:50am- M31 (local rock your face off goes acoustic!)
12-12:50pm- Jeff Pfannenstiel (local bluesy acoustirock!)
1-1:50pm- KuJo (local r&b acoustified!)
2-2:50pm- Fret Highway (your favorite local alt rock!)
3-3:50pm- David Schimming (Winfieldy acoustic goodness!)
4-4:50pm- Grateful Dudes (y’all know them!)
5-5:50pm- Philosophy of Lions (acoustic roar!)
6-6:50pm- Sally and The Hurts
April 12, 2020, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library Auditorium
Join us in the auditorium for the sounds of music the second Sunday of each month, from January-March and May. (There will be no Second Sunday Music in April.) Each session will feature a different style of music performed by a different local music group.
April 13, 2020, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium
Along the way to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history, Carole King made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, "Beautiful" was also a book written by Douglas McGrath.
April 17, 2020, 7:30 PM - April 19, 2020, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center
One of the world’s most beloved musicals is the story of the Von Trapp Family. Widowed naval captain's strictly run household is turned upside down by generous and charming Maria, who even the captain comes to love. When Austria is invaded by the Nazis and the captain is called to serve, the family escapes over the Alps. Songs we all know and love: “The Hills Are Alive,” “Edelweiss,” "Do-Re-Mi,” and “My Favorite Things.”
April 18, 2020, 7:00 PM @ Columbian Theatre
An Elton Dan show that pays tribute to one of the all-time greatest artists ever: ELTON JOHN. Elton Dan's rapport and stage presence is second to none and his magical piano playing has a way of engaging you in the full ELTON experience. Gypsies, Doves and Dreams is a heartfelt tribute to the lyrical genius of Stevie Nicks. Fronted by Kansas City native and tribute show pioneer Kim Osborne, Gypsies, Doves and Dreams strives to capture the "essence" of Stevie; the mystery, the emotion, and the power of her magical songs.
April 23, 2020, 7:30 PM - April 25, 2020 @ Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall
A brave Scottish general returns home from battle and receives a prophecy from a trio of witches. Consumed by ambition, Macbeth sets out on a path of murder that wracks him with guilt and paranoia.
April 24, 2020, 7:30 PM - April 26, 2020, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center
April 30, 2020, 7:30 PM - May 2, 2020 @ Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall
April 18, 2020 - April 19, 2020 @ 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.
Saturday - April 18th, 2020 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday - April 19th, 2020 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
April 25, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan City Park
Come and show your support at the 2020 Pride Festival! The parade will depart from the parking lot on 5th & Houston between 11:30 to 11:45am. They will head west on Poyntz to 11th, continue to Moro Street, down Manhattan Ave. to Fremont where they will enter the park.
January 10, 2020 - May 1, 2020
Teens 7th-12th Grade: Do you want to have your writing or artwork published in a short zine? We're starting a literary art zine! For our first year, each issue will have a seasonal theme. We'll accept any form of writing or art, including things like: poems, essays, comics, photography, scans of 2-d art, or photos of 30D art, or anything outside the box that you can create. The deadline to submit work for the summer issue is May 1, 2020. Submit digital files by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 10, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Participate in science experiments that help real scientists learn about our world. K-6th Grade.
April 13, 2020, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Let's hear some bedtime stories and enjoy music together! Children can wear their pajamas if they'd like. Toddlers-PreK
April 17, 2020, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Bring your children to a self-guided Story Walk. Follow the arrows and read the pages of a book as you walk around the Children's Room! At the end of the book, we will have a prize for finishing the story. Come and go event recommended for PreK-3rd Grade. April's book is Little Red Riding Hood by Lisa Campbell Ernst.
April 20, 2020, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
April 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
Each month, children can hear animal stories presented by Sunset Zoo staff. Children can also explore interesting animal artifacts from the zoo such as furs, feathers, and skulls! Zoofari Tails will take the place of 3’s & 4’s storytime on these dates. (*5/22 at Sunset Zoo)
April 27, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Go on an imaginary adventure to places Jack and Annie visited in the Magic Treehouse books! Kids will learn cool facts and play games based on the book series. 2nd-4th grade.
April 9, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium
April 10, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium
April 11, 2020, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium
April 14, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium
April 18, 2020, All Day @ Buser Family Park
April 21, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium
April 24, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium
April 25, 2020, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium
April 26, 2020, All Day @ Buser Family Park
April 26, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium
April 6, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Regnier Hall, Regnier Forum
A trained cabinet-maker and builder as well as a teacher, Alan had developed a practice and pedagogy that seeks to link broad based conceptions of architectural space, form, and program to the physical means and methods of producing them. He is the founding principal of the construction company JIG Design Build, an offshoot of his work at Gray Organschi Architecture. Alan has lectured on architecture, technology, and the ecological impacts of building at universities and both public and professional forums in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
April 14, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Collaboration Space and Classroom, Manhattan Public Library
Take your genealogy research a step further and learn the basics of ancestry.com, which can be accessed for free at the library. Registration required.
April 15, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Douglass Community Center Annex
Learn the basics, like how to download an app and change the settings on your device. Registration required.
April 15, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House
A monthly gathering at Manhattan's Tallgrass Taphouse, featuring public discussion on engaging science topics. Held in a relaxed (and fun!) setting on the third Wednesday of the month August through April, Science on Tap features a brief, informal presentation by a local scientist followed by lively conversation. The goal is to build our community’s enthusiasm for science in a fun and unique way.
Science on Tap takes places at Manhattan's Tallgrass Taphouse, 320 Poyntz Avenue. Each month features different topics so community members will learn something new each time they attend. Free, interactive program begins at 7pm in the Tap House's Firkin Room. Be sure to arrive early to grab dinner and drinks, and make sure to let Taphouse staff know you are there for "Science on Tap".
April 16, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Our Humanities Kansas "Talk About Literature in Kansas" book discussion series theme for Springs 2020 is "Living with the Land." The characters in this series ask themselves what the place of nature can or should be when the world is becoming increasingly complex and "unnatural." Books will be available for check out at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor. Sponsored by Manhattan Library Association and Humanities Kansas.
Join fungus enthusiast and naturalist, Lyndzee Rhine from Wichita's Great Plains Nature Center for a look up close at the mushrooms and fungus of the Flint Hills.
Meeting location to be determined. We will update registered participants with the location within one week prior to the event.
Pre-registration is required by April 17 at 5:00 PM. Please register online, by calling 785-587-2726, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.
April 25, 2020, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM @ Cardwell Hall, Mathematics Department, Kansas State University
The Kansas State University mathematics department will host Sonia Kovalevsky Day from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 25 at Cardwell Hall. This event is open to all middle school students, grades 6-8, and is free — including lunch. Registration closes on April 10.
The goal for this event is to increase girls' interest in mathematics, assist them in the transition to high school math and encourage their pursuit of STEM disciplines. The event is open to all genders. Participants will engage in hands-on activities through a series of workshops on exciting math topics, and will have the chance to interact with other participants, math graduate and undergraduate students and math professors.
Space is limited — learn more and register at math.k-state.edu/events/k-12/skday by April 10.
April 28, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Collaboration Space and Classroom, Manhattan Public Library
April 15, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Fire Department Headquarters
Want to get more use out of your bike or start riding for transportation? The Bike Safety and Commuting Course is for you!
Join on Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM starting April 15, and ending May 6.
If you are interested in attending the course but do not have a working bike/helmet, or if you have any questions, please contact the instructor.
April 18, 2020, All Day @ Tuttle Creek Lake
The Cabela's King Kat Tournament will be held on April 18, 2020 At Tuttle Creek Lake. All of Tuttle Creek Lake may be fished for the competition. The competition will go from 6:30am to 3pm that day. Competitors are prohibited from fishing from midnight to 6:30am on the day of the tournament. Weigh-in will be at 4pm at Wildcat Marina. Anyone not present by 4pm will be disqualified from the tournament. The registration deadline is April 3.
Seminars will be hosted at the Four Points by Sheraton at 7pm. Late sign in will take place from 5pm to 7pm.
Alongside the weigh-in there will be a Kids Rodeo. Please see the website link for more details.
April 22, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Fire Department Headquarters
April 29, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Fire Department Headquarters
January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM - May 10, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Settlers landed on American soil in 1607 unacquainted to the challenges they would face to build new lives. In this interactive exhibit, visitors take on colonist's life where choices made determine your fate. If you're lucky, you just might survive the year.
April 10, 2020, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library Auditorium
Trivia Night is back! It was a bunch of fun the first time, so we're doing it again. Sign up your group of 2-5 teammates. You have from now until game time to arm wrestle, flip a coin, argue, whatever's necessary to come up with a name for your team. There will be prizes for top finishers and snacks for all.
April 16, 2020, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ K-State Alumni Center
Join on April 16, 2020 for an evening full of excitement and fun at the 7th Annual Showcase of Excellence for the Department of Interior Design and Fashion Studies at Kansas State University! Featuring a runway show and gallery exhibit. This high energy event will reveal the excellent creativity and intellectual work of middle school, high school, and K-State students.
Purchase Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/interior-design-and-fashion-studies-showcase-of-excellence-tickets-81607621593
Schedule of Events
Gallery Exhibition 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Fashion Show 7:00 p.m.
April 18, 2020, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ K-State Student Union
Purple aplenty at annual all-university K-State Open House. Explore Kansas State University's 250-plus majors and options with a special K-State Family atmosphere that makes all Wildcats stand out. Loads of fun events and activities, all around campus. Stick around and have a look around Manhattan, Gateway to the Flint Hills!