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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (5)
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  5. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (3)
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Art Exhibits

  1. Jam Session: Musical Selections from the Permanent Collection

    May 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - August 25, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Curated to complement the Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme “Libraries Rock,” exhibition features music, musicians and musical instruments through the eyes of artists. Summer programs focus on the intersection of music and visual arts.

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  2. Golden Valley, Endless Skyway 2018

    June 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - August 18, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Summer landscape show at SNW Gallery features finest local and regional artists. Exhibiting artists: Zak Barnes, Aaron Morgan Brown, Louis Copt, Mark Flickinger, Ralph Fontenot, Sue Godwin, Kristin Goering, Cally Krallman, Oscar Larmer, Judy Mackey, Bill McCall, Carol McCall, Hans Olson, Susan Rose, Bradley Sadler and Chris Willey.

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  3. Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Art Exhibition

    July 9, 2018, 8:00 AM - August 30, 2018, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery, First floor, K-State Student Union

    Come to a deeper understanding of the beauty of the method of making characters along with the cultural meaning of written art. Current KSU Confucius Institute Chinese teacher and second-year graduate student in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages at Jilin University, Ma Man has studied Chinese calligraphy since childhood with the guidance of her father. Discover the art of other professional Chinese calligraphers, Chinese traditional painters, and her own calligraphy works in this exhibition.

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  4. Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Prints of Norma Bassett Hall

    August 7, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Traveling exhibition of richly colored prints the first solo exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall’s work since her death in 1957. Hall was the only female founding member of the Prairie Print Makers, Kansas-based organization established during Great Depression to promote American artists’ work. Joby Patterson, Eugene, Ore., guest curator.

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  5. Opening Reception - People and Places

    August 24, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Join the Strecker Nelson West Gallery to celebrate a new exhibition featuring works by Pat Abellon, Zak Barnes, Margaret Buie, Ann L. Carter, Sienna Clark, Clare Fallon, Brenda Fox, Linda Ganstrom, Colleen Gregoire, Anthony Benton Gude, Rita Guile, Rebecca Hoyer, Cally Krallman, Dean Kube, Lacey Lewis, Dean Mitchell, David Overmyer, Ryan Perry, Matthew Richter, Jennifer Schermerhorn, Barbara Waterman-Peters, and Chris Willey.

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Community Events

  1. Third Thursdays at Downtown Manhattan

    August 16, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan

    See art exhibits, enjoy various 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. Then explore what’s new in the neighborhood; activities available for those young in age and young at heart. Your favorite downtown shops stay open late. Something new to discover every month! Complete list of artists/performers at

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  2. Trail Talk Thursday Community Meeting

    August 16, 2018, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    The Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department would like to learn what type of accessibility and trail improvements you would like in your neighborhood. This session's area of focus is Anneberg Park, Warner Park, Miller Parkway, Amherst Avenue Neighborhood, and Stagg Hill Neighborhood.

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  3. Little Apple Urban Quest

    August 18, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ City Park

    Race? Scavenger hunt? Game show Jeopardy? YES! It is! Experience the second annual Little Apple Urban Quest! Solve clues, complete challenges, discover the places you think you know, find spaces you’ve never been and learn local history of The Little Apple! Compete with teams of up to four people for $35 (the whole team). Get your team, get your clues and get on your way!

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  4. K-State Student Union Poster and Print Sale

    August 19, 2018, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Decorate your room with posters! UPC-hosted poster sale in the Courtyard on the ground floor of the K-State Student Union. Cash or check only.

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  5. K-State Student Union Poster and Print Sale

    August 20, 2018, 9:00 AM - August 24, 2018, 6:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Decorate your house with posters! Come to the student union courtyard to find a great deal on posters and art prints. Cash or check only.

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  6. Mind Games: Throwback Edition (Hypnotist Show)

    August 21, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Free interactive hypnotist show where the audience votes for what happens on stage! Like in “Mind Games,” audiences use remote controls to vote on what they want to see happen on stage; content of the show is designed to activate senses of nostalgia and bring back music, characters, and memories from adolescence. You may have seen stage hypnosis before, but you haven’t seen it like this. If you want to participate as an audience member, please bring ID.

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  7. Outdoor Film - Avengers: Infinity War

    August 23, 2018, 8:30 PM @ Bosco Student Plaza, north of the K-State Student Union

    Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet -- the evil Thanos. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.

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  8. Avengers: Infinity War

    August 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - August 25, 2018, 1:00 AM @ K-State Student Union

    Two showings as Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet, the evil Thanos. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led to this moment.

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  9. Subtitle Saturday at 7 (Avengers: Infinity War)

    August 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - August 26, 2018, 1:00 AM @ K-State Student Union

    UPC hosts "Subtitle Saturday at 7" with subtitles/captions for every film (check website to ensure subtitles are available). Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet, the evil Thanos. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led to this moment.

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  10. Purple Power Play in the Park

    August 30, 2018, 6:00 PM - August 31, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell

    Preseason pep rally to get K-State sports fans enthused for the coming seasons of Wildcat athletics. Plaster on all the purple you can find and head out to City Park. Pride of Wildcatland, Classy Cats, cheerleaders and coaches plus Friday fireworks.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Live Music Series Sister Ivy (duo)

    August 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Sister Ivy (Rachel Waterhouse) of Asheville, N.C., plays special duet with Josh Hoover of Topeka on the rooftop. Tallgrass Brewery drink specials each Wednesday.

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  2. Hoo Haw

    August 17, 2018, 7:30 PM - August 19, 2018, 9:30 PM @ The Columbian Theatre in Wamego

    Excellent live music and performers. Mediocre comedy. Veteran actor and director Troy Hemphill leads this annual favorite with new skits, songs, and jokes. This familiar, fun-loving cast always packs the house! The first night of the show is sold by the Wamego Friends of the Library. Please contact the Wamego Public Library for tickets for the Friday, August 10 show. Thank you for supporting the Wamego Pulbic Library and the historic Columbian Theatre!

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  3. OPUS Battle of the Bands (Call for Applicants)

    August 20, 2018, All Day @ Bosco Student Plaza

    Up to six bands will be selected to compete for cash prizes (Aug. 20 deadline). Winner(s) may also receive the chance to perform at additional future UPC events.
    • Submit audio audition: CD, high-quality mp3 files or YouTube link of at least two original songs preferred. Bands who submit recordings prior to the deadline may receive airtime on a local radio station for promotional purposes. Recordings must be of standard air quality. • Open call for applicants; preference given accordingly: At least one member of band a current K-State student (confirmed with active K-State ID) or K-State alumni within last 5 years (confirmed through Alumni Center). • Entries due by 9 p.m. Sept. 3 • Bands notified no later than Sept. 6

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  4. Landshark Music Series: The Santiago Brothers

    August 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Coco Bolos

    Join Bolos' crew for loud food and spicy music with Santiago Bros' version of blues and roots tunes. Corner entrance to Aggieville for a Bolo of a good time.

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  5. Easton Corbin in concert

    August 24, 2018, 8:30 PM @ The Hat

    Back to school bash features Easton Corbin, whose songs include "A Little More Country Than That."

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Festivals & Parades

  1. Purple Power Play

    August 30, 2018, 6:00 PM - August 31, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Manhattan City Park

    Preseason pep rally to get K-State sports fans enthused for the coming seasons of Wildcat athletics. Plaster on all the purple you can find and head out to City Park. Pride of Wildcatland, Classy Cats, cheerleaders and coaches plus Friday fireworks.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Soccer: Saint Louis vs. K-State

    August 17, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ K-State Soccer Stadium

    Regular-season opening match for the Kansas State Wildcats. Billikens finished 2017 at 15-3-2 and 7-2-1 in the Atlantic 10. Saint Louis prevailed 3-1 in last year's opener.

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  2. Soccer: Oakland vs. K-State

    August 19, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ K-State Soccer Stadium

    Wildcats complete weekend doubleheader action and reunite with Oakland Golden Grizzlies, as two seasons ago K-State achieved first program victory in Rochester, Mich. Second of three home matches to open 2018 season for Kansas State.

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  3. Soccer: Drake vs. K-State

    August 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ K-State Soccer Stadium

    K-State concludes season-opening, three-match homestand against Drake Bulldogs, 2017 Missouri Valley Conference titleholders.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Custer's Challenge

    August 18, 2018, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Fort Riley

    Custer's Challenge obstacle course and mud run will test your speed, strength, endurance, agility and will power. This multi-challenge race will include obstacles, challenges, and mud pits.

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Special Events

  1. Be The Dinosaur

    May 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - September 3, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Can you gauge what a day in the life of a dinosaur would have been like? How did they live? With this exhibit you can experience how the mighty T-Rex was one of the most ferocious of the Mesozoic Era. This fusion of state-of-the-art, high-tech videography and traditional exhibit features full-size dinosaur bones, paleontology field station and more! Live like the dinosaurs! Visit Manhattan and Be The Dinosaur!

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  2. Unstock the Wine Cellar Party

    August 16, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's

    Harry's unstocks its wine cellar -- one night only! -- as Harry's aficionados try delicious, unique and highly desired wines. An evening with top-tier wine offerings from around the globe. Harry's Wine Team opening its favorites from past to present. This is no sit-down class; just you, your friends or significant others in casual cocktail environment.

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  3. Brew at the Zoo

    August 18, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Enjoy cold beer and awesome food as visitors explore Sunset Zoo's 26-acre park, all to benefit Friends of Sunset Zoo's Conservation Team. Fun night to save wildlife. Must be 21 to attend.

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  4. Flint Hills Festival of Wines

    August 24, 2018, 6:30 PM - August 25, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Colbert Hills (Aug. 24) & Bluemont Hotel (Aug. 25)

    Grand Tasting presents casual, fun event with 200 wines and spirits. Sample delicious fare from area restaurants. Annual fundraiser to benefit Homecare and Hospice.

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  5. Feast of the Fields

    August 25, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ River Creek Farms

    Farm to Fork, chef-prepared, four-course dinner features Kansas foods and libations in an 1876 limestone barn. Cuisine, beer and wine of the Flint Hills away at this farm-to-table event featured with Little Apple Brewing Company and hosted by Rock Creek Farms. Advanced registrations only.

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  6. International Cabernet Day

    August 30, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's

    Let’s all celebrate. It's Cabernet Day! Taste multiple personalities of one of the world's most widely-traveled grapes! Sample quintessential Cabernet Sauvignon from across the globe; discuss factors that make each wine so unique. Tickets limited for sit-down style tasting hosted by Certified Sommelier Cristina Milostan.

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