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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (8)
  4. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (9)
  6. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (2)
  7. Calendar Overlay Special Events (4)

Art Exhibits

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Golden Valley, Endless Skyway 2019

    June 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - August 17, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Summer breezes in and brings with it new artistry at Manhattan's downtown art gallery.

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  5. MAC Community Studios & Actor Artists

    June 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - July 6, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    New edition features drawing, painting and pottery with another side to a few of MAC's on-stage talents.

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Community Events

  1. Tallgrass Tour Bus: Secrets of Manhattan

    June 22, 2019, 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Meeting location
    Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Tour Manhattan Regional Airport terminal and air traffic control tower; Go Flex Air flight training school and state of the art flight simulator. Complete tour with double dose of public works: Insider tours of Manhattan’s water treatment plant and wastewater treatment facility. See where city's clean water comes from, what happens to everything that goes down the drain. Travel and tour included. Light snacks provided; guests encouraged to bring re-sealable water bottle. Note: Moderate walking and stair climbing required.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Manhattan Experimental Theater Workshop

    May 18, 2019 - June 20, 2019 @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Eligibility requirement restricts attendees to 9-12 grades. Workshop designed for students interested in art, writing or performance to include music, dance, theater, forensics. No pre-workshop theater experience necessary. Skills used not usually found in mainstream theater: Gymnastics, choral singing, dance, martial arts, musical performance, public speaking, juggling; any public performance may be helpful toward experimental theatrical explorations.

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  2. Pott County Tea Party

    June 19, 2019, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cox Bros. Barbecue

    Your Kicker Country Stampede, only at Cox Bros. BBQ in Manhattan, with seven exciting artists performing on Stampede's eve. Haven Alexandria, Ryan Boey, Matfield Green, Brian Nelson, Stewart Ray, Bryton Stoll and Kristine Wriding. Live music in MHK!

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  3. Kicker Country Stampede

    June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM - June 22, 2019 @ Heartland Motorsports Park

    Note: Flood potential to event grounds has precipitated move to Topeka at Heartland Park. All ticket packages honored as if at the normal venue.
    Jason Aldean, Old Dominion, Jake Owen and Clint Black among the headliners for 24th annual Kicker Country Stampede. Three stages with Cenex Main Stage host to 15-16 performers and additional talent on adjacent stages. Three-day music festival, a summer spectacular not to be missed! More performers include Sawyer Brown and Casey Donahew.

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  4. Live Music Series: Bailey Callahan

    June 20, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House

    Country artist and Stampede performer Bailey Callahan. Rooftop open at 5 with first-come, first-served seating . No cover charge.

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  5. Manhattan Experimental Theater Performance

    June 21, 2019, 7:30 PM - June 22, 2019 @ Manhattan Arts Center

    MXTW is a 5-week workshop for high school students. Part classroom & part production-company, participants study various styles of avant-garde theater, then write & perform original pieces under the influences of the styles they have studied. May contain some strong language. May not be suitable for children under 13.

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  6. Arts in the Park: Artrageous

    June 21, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell

    Artrageous brings their passion for the arts to each performance and leaves audiences of all ages smiling, singing and dancing to live music and tantalizing art. Troupe of 12 artists, singers, dancers and musicians with message of arts being an integral and valuable part of human existence. Arts in the Park is a free Friday night concert series produced by Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department.

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  7. Landshark Music Series: Santiago Brothers

    June 27, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Coco Bolos

    Join Bolos' crew for loud food and spicy music with Santiago Brothers as part of the Landshark Music Series. Corner entrance to Aggieville for a Bolo of a good time.

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  8. Arts in the Park: GB Leighton

    June 28, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell

    Minneapolis-based rock-and-roll artist delivers inescapable musical spirit with each performance. Arts in the Park is a free Friday night concert series produced by Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department.

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For the Kids!

  1. Kansas State University Orientation and Enrollment

    June 18, 2019, 8:00 AM - June 21, 2019, 3:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Organizers have planned a day with activities and presentations to prepare for successful transition to K-State, so get excited. Welcome to K-State! Note: Use parking garage south of K-State Student Union; parking attendant will provide directions. Permits designated for parking lots marked W, O, T or Z.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Advanced SEO Strategies

    June 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    SEO Strategies to help your business rank in the search engines. The importance of search engine optimization for local business visibility is a must. For questions contact: Full Cup Marketing, 322 S. Mosley St. (2), Wichita KS 67202 (316-737-9950).

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  2. Beer 101: Father's Day Meat & Beer Pairing

    June 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Tallgrass Taphouse

    Just in time for Father’s Day, it’s time to treat dad to the things he loves most in this world, besides you of course…. Meat & Beer! This creative, exclusive experience will feature five amazing pairings of hearty proteins with 5oz hand-selected beers to complement each dish as well as dad’s taste buds! Grab your pops and joins Tallgrass Taphouse for a night of good eats and cheer! This event will be sure to guarantee you ‘favorite kid’ status for a long time to come!

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  3. Wines of Spain with Aquam Vinos

    June 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's

    SommSeries presents Aquam Vinos on Wednesday, June 19th at 7:00pm. Harry’s will be showcasing the highly sought wines of Spain with a twist! This class is a rare opportunity to dive into the best wines of Spains using VR technology. The class will be an experience designed for the ages with VR headsets, good wine, and good conversation. Only 8 tickets for this unique wine experience will be offered.

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  4. Canvas & Cork: Floral Doe

    June 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Join Straight Upp Creative Studio for an entertaining night of painting and wine.
    Bring your favourite bottle of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage, invite your friends, and enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic artist. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a new found talent you’ll want to explore. Online registration and payment are required.
    Canvas Size: 16"x20"
    Registration is non-refundable.

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  5. Paint & Sip: Aurora Forest

    June 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Neal will lead the group in painting "Aurora Forest" 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. Painting will begin promptly at 6:30.
    Registration is non-refundable

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  6. Mental Health First Aid

    June 26, 2019, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ Riley County Health Department

    Eight-hour certification course trains participants to help people who may be experiencing mental health problems or crises. Learn about risk factors and warning signs of mental health and substance use disorders (depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and addiction disorders); five-step action plan to assist; local resources for professional, peer or self-help. Event funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  7. Paint & Sip: Summer Barn

    June 28, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Neal will lead the group in painting "Summer Barn" 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. Painting will begin promptly at 6:30.
    Registration is non-refundable

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  8. Stop the Bleed! Trauma First Aid

    June 29, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Iron Clad Coworking MHK

    Four-hour class taught by Mad Hatter Medical's very own Doc Savage! Block of instruction covers the basics of tourniquet application, wound packing and applying a chest seal. Each paid guest receives Basic Bleeding Control Certification through American College of Surgeons. Savage has a passion for turning everyday people into life-savers and will not stop until each student is proficient in these life-saving skills.

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  9. Paint & Sip: Flag

    June 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Neal will lead the group in painting "Flag" 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. Painting will begin promptly at 6:30.
    Registration is non-refundable

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Summer Solstice Runduro

    June 21, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Linear Trail (origination point), Manhattan Running Co. finish

    Seven miles on Linear Trail, start at Big Blue River parking lot and end at Manhattan Running Company. Within 7-mile course, six timed segments count toward runner's total time (combined distance, approximately 3.3 miles). Distances range from 200-meter sprint to the finish up to 1.2-mile section of “Concrete Land” on Linear Trail. Also one hilled section in which is determined a King of the Mountain award for fastest ascending time on that segment. Race finish at Manhattan Running Company for a little party. Be sure to join!

    Advisory: Runduro is a race that consists of a total mileage run, and within that total mileage only specific segments will be timed.

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  2. Colbert Hills Summer Sizzler

    June 30, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Colbert Hills Golf Course

    4-person scramble at one of the best-designed courses in all of the Midwest. Play your next round at Colbert Hills in Manhattan.

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Special Events

  1. Dream With Da Vinci

    May 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 8, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Artist. Inventor. Scientist. Genius. Leonardo Da Vinci was a true Renassaince Man. One of the greatest painters yet he only completed a few works. Da Vinci was a dreamer and inventor, and his love for math, science and art are highlighted through this fascinating interactive exhibition. Catapults, parachutes and a hang glider are just some of the inventions Da Vinci incorporated to explore the art of science.

    In an accompanying exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery, AIB Food First; learn how AIB helps companies bring safe, high-quality food to the world, and play baker for the day on the Discovery Center's second floor gallery.

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  2. Beer 101: Father's Day Meat & Beer Pairing

    June 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Tallgrass Taphouse

    Treat dad to what he loves most in this world: Meat & Beer! Five amazing pairings with 5-ounce, hand-selected beers to complement each dish. Join this night of good eats and cheer!

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  3. SommSeries: Wines of Spain with Aquam Vinos

    June 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's

    Harry’s showcases highly-sought wines of Spain with a twist! This distinct chance to sample Spanish flavors as Harry's accommodates guests using virtual reality; VR headsets, good wine, good conversation. Note: Limited to only eight tickets for this unique wine experience.

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  4. Third Thursdays at Downtown Manhattan

    June 20, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan

    Check out art exhibits, enjoy multiple performers and listen to live music as you peruse Poyntz! Grab a bite from any of our local downtown eateries and enjoy one of many drink specials offered from MHK restaurants and bars. Explore what’s new in the neighborhood. Your favorite downtown shops stay open late. Something new to discover each month in June, July, August and September.

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