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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (1)
  3. Calendar Overlay Craft Shows (2)
  4. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (3)
  5. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (2)
  6. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (5)
  7. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (1)
  8. Calendar Overlay Special Events (9)

Art Exhibits

  1. 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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  2. Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu

    September 25, 2018 - December 22, 2018 @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Zhang Hongtu trained as an artist in Beijing, China, lived through the Cultural Revolution between 1966 and 1976, and emigrated to New York City in 1982. Having now lived as long in the United States as in China, Zhang produces works that embody his hybrid cultural roots. His knowledgeable mash-ups of Chinese and Western cultures are sometimes amusing and always thought-provoking.

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  3. 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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  4. SNW Presents 2018

    November 2, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 29, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Representing the region's finest artists, Strecker Nelson West Gallery offers unique and original art for the unique and original people in your life.

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  5. Rural / Urban Invitational

    November 3, 2018 - February 3, 2019 @ The Volland Store

    Five rural and five urban artists exhibit their work.

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Community Events

  1. Holiday Extravaganza

    December 14, 2018, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Peace Memorial Auditorium

    No Stone Unturned’s Holiday Extravaganza offers families enjoyment with holiday games, crafts/activities and provides children with or without special needs a chance to talk with and take pictures with our “Sensitive Santa,” in a sensory-friendly environment.

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Craft Shows

  1. Manhattan Arts Center: Wrap It Up!

    November 3, 2018, 12:00 PM - December 24, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Each year the exhibition and art sale includes dozens of participating artists. This event began in 1999 with the work of 35 artists on display. The intent was to showcase high-quality, affordable art for the gift-giving season. Wrap It Up has since expanded to include more than 80 regional artists with wide variety of work. Also, 35 percent of all sale proceeds benefit Manhattan Arts Center’s facility and programming.

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  2. Craft Night: No Sew Sock Snowman

    December 13, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Groesbeck Meeting Room

    Socks, rice, ribbon and buttons? Put them together to create a snowman to help decorate your house for winter months or give him or her away as a gift. Registration may be done online or call Mary Swabb.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. 1st Infantry Division Band concert

    December 14, 2018, 7:30 PM - December 15, 2018 @ CL Hoover Opera House

    Holiday favorites and military marching band favorites as CL Hoover Opera House proudly presents 1st Infantry Division Band's annual holiday concert.

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  2. Birdhouse Music Series: Victor & Penny and the Loose Change Orchestra

    December 14, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Amazing ensemble delivers swing-infused folk-jazz in their signature, high-energy style. V&P features tight vocal harmonies, dazzling guitar work and a fiery ukulele. This corset-tight group brings modern Kansas City voice to original tunes and Prohibition-era jazz with sterling musicianship.

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  3. Columbian Christmas Extravaganza

    December 14, 2018, 7:30 PM - December 16, 2018, 9:30 PM @ The Columbian Theatre in Wamego

    The Christmas Extravaganza presents Christmas music standards and invigorating new tunes in variety-show fashion. Back by popular demand, this Christmas Concert will get you in the holiday spirit with classic Christmas music everyone knows and loves. Get out of the cold and warm your soul.

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For the Kids!

  1. Manhattan Public Library: Winter Storyland

    December 19, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library Auditorium

    Brighten up your winter with snowy stories featuring puppets, an indoor snowball toss, parachute games, and a snowflake craft! Age Group(s): Preschool, Infants-Toddlers

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  2. Family New Year’s Eve Flint Hills Campout

    December 31, 2018, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    No need to bring your tent, you'll find everything you need at Flint Hills Discovery Center's Family New Year’s Eve Flint Hills Campout! Enjoy evening of fun, outdoor activities inside the warm building including DJ with dance music, photo booth, camping-inspired games, nature-based crafts and our world famous balloon drop at “kids midnight” (8:30 p.m.). Delicious lineup of camp-inspired food and drink power the evening.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Men's basketball: Georgia State vs. K-State Wildcats

    December 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    First of three December, non-conference home games for K-State, as Sun Belt champions return conference POY D'Marcus Simonds. Panthers won 24 games last season and were ousted from NCAA tournament by No. 2 seed Cincinnati Bearcats.

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  2. Men's basketball: Southern Mississippi vs. K-State Wildcats

    December 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Doc Sadler returns to Bramlage Coliseum in his fifth season as coach of the Southern Miss Eagles. Sadler won 101 games in six seasons at Nebraska. Next, Cats roll to KC for Wildcat Classic game at Sprint Center against Vanderbilt Commodores before final home non-conference game Dec. 29 with George Mason in Bramlage Coliseum.

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  3. Women's basketball: Central Arkansas vs. K-State

    December 20, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Twenty-five win Central Arkansas Sugar Bears (2018 season) blast their way into Manhattan off WBI Championship game appearance, and with 79 wins in last three seasons.

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  4. Women's basketball: Northern Iowa vs. K-State

    December 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    K-State concludes non-conference schedule with third consecutive season to face Northern Iowa. Panthers ended 2017-18 season with first-round WNIT loss to Milwaukee. UNI won each of the last two meetings including one-point decision December 2017 at Bramlage.

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  5. Men's basketball: George Mason vs. K-State

    December 29, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    George Mason returns virtually entire roster from 16-win season, to include backcourt of Otis Livingston, Jaire Grayer and Justin Kier. Grayer's father Jeff played at Iowa State before a 10-season NBA career. In January, Wildcats finish non-conference slate on the road for Big 12-SEC Challenge at College Station against Texas A&M Aggies.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Ping-Pong Mao tournament

    December 15, 2018, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Pick up your paddle and play Ping-Pong Mao by artist Zhang Hongtu. To stay in the game, you must avoid table cutouts shaped like the head of Chairman Mao Zedong. Playing on this interactive sculpture simulates life dominated by Mao's powerful political figure. Ping-Pong Mao is part of the Beach exhibition “Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu;" available for practice during museum hours (except during gallery tours).

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Special Events

  1. Bison: The Great American Icon

    September 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - January 13, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Exhibition featured through Jan. 13 at Flint Hills Discovery Center. North American bison herds were long as much a part of the prairie as native grasslands. By the millions; as wide as the horizon. Flint Hills Discovery Center celebrates the bison's history and significance and spotlights important preservation efforts to strengthen the species' very existence on the Great Plains of Kansas.

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  2. Festival of Lights Celebration

    November 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - January 1, 2019 @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Celebrate the best time of year; Blue Earth Plaza and all of Downtown Manhattan remain awash in holiday splendor during the monthlong Festival of Lights! Snap family pics then head over to Manhattan Town Center for your Santa visit. Grab dinner at any of our collection of outstanding restaurants in downtown, Aggieville and Westloop area. We hope to see you multiple times around MHK during the holiday season!

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  3. Wine Tasting: Aquam Vinos

    December 11, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Arrow Cocktail Lounge

    Tasting 12 samples of Aquam's most recent imports. Keith Spreckles and Blair Kocher discuss the wines with stories about their travels and discovery. Hors d'oeuvres complement the wines. Proceeds from tasting benefit The Crisis Center.

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  4. Whiskey 101: Midwest Grain Products

    December 11, 2018, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Bourbon and Baker

    Celebrate Prohibition's end; 85th anniversary of 18th Amendment's glorious repeal! Brian Prawl (Midwest Grain Products, largest supplier of U.S. bourbons, whiskeys and other distilled spirits) discusses George Remus & Rossville Union, two major labels out of MGP (Lawrenceburg, Ind.). Six-pour tasting at Three-One-Two Poyntz.

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  5. K-State basketball

    December 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    K-State tips first of three December home games against Georgia State Panthers and conference POY D'Marcus Simonds. Sun Belt champion GSU won 24 games last season and were ousted from NCAA tournament by No. 2 seed Cincinnati Bearcats.

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  6. Holiday Wine Tasting

    December 18, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Arrow Cocktail Lounge

    Sample festive wines made for family enjoyment during the holidays! Wines selected by Steve Keck of BJS beverage.

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  7. K-State hoops doubleheader

    December 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    MHK basketball doubleheader as K-State women/men play afternoon-evening tilts to conclude non-conference schedules and move into Big 12 Conference action. Watch some women's hoops, grab a late lunch-n-drinks 'round the Manhattan dinner table before the No. 12-ranked Cats take on George Mason, a Saturday evening special on New Year's eve's eve-eve. Cats in late January take one step back out of conference play for Big 12-SEC Challenge.

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  8. New Year's 2019: Welcome New Year at MAC

    December 31, 2018, 8:00 PM - January 1, 2019, 12:00 AM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Gather your crew, embark on holiday cruise and bid “Bon Voyage” to 2018! Boarding begins at 8 with libations and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Dance the night away, welcome in new destinations of 2019 with surprises and champagne toast! Cruise Director: Evan Tuttle! The Library Discount Liquor and The Trust Company are Platinum Sponsors for Welcome New Year at MAC.

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  9. New Year's 2019: Little Apple New Year's Eve

    December 31, 2018, 10:00 PM - January 1, 2019, 2:00 AM @ Aggieville Entertainment District

    Region's biggest and finest celebration to welcome 2019 will be in Aggieville USA! Join your friends in restaurants around the district for early-evening dining, then flood the streets with thousands of revelers to watch the apple drop and count down final moments of 2018. Make this new year's very special as the Gateway to the Flint Hills marvels with sparkling festivities and fireworks to introduce the first minutes of '19 in Manhappiness!

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