Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance, 2 p.m. A fun day out for fathers/grandfathers and girls ages 4-13. Dancing, Food, Photo Booth and more! Tickets available at the RSVP Office, 433 Houston St. Houston Street Ballroom.
The Historic Columbian Theatre presents “Barefoot in the Park,” 2 p.m. Also 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. A Broadway play by Neil Simon, where the main characters, newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter, try to survive life in their run-down first apartment. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students and children, or VIP table seating for $30. Purchase tickets 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday or 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, by calling (785) 456-2029 or anytime at www.ColumbianTheatre.com.For tickets and information, call (800) 899-1893. Columbian Theatre, Wamego.
McCain Student Showcase, 4 p.m. The showcase will present a collage of several juried performances from students in the K-State music, theater and dance programs. For tickets, call (785) 532-6428. McCain Auditorium.
UPC Film: “The Breakfast Club,” 8 p.m. for $1. Little Theatre, Student Union.
School of Leadership Studies Community Cinema: “The Powerbroker,” 7 p.m. Civil rights leader Whitney Young challenged America’s white business and political leaders directly. Discussion following the film screening. Town Hall Room, Leadership Studies.
PBR Monday, 6-11 p.m. PBR and bowling specials. K-State Student Union Recreation.
Vernon Larson Lecture: “The Arab Spring and Freedom’s Future: Local and GLobal Consequences of Arab Uprisings” by Sabri Ciftci, 12:15 p.m. Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. (Reservations required and costs $15.) Holiday Inn at the Campus Ballroom.
McCain Performance Series presents “Shrek the Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. For information and tickets, call (785) 532-6428.
Open Mic Comedy Night, 9 p.m. Auntie Mae’s.
K-State Sesquicentennial Kickoof, 1-7 p.m. Kansas State University begins celebrating its sesquicentennial with a kickoff event looking back at 150 years of colleges, academic departments and other facets of university life.
MHS presents Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps,” 7 p.m. through Saturday. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have “The 39 Steps,” a whodunit for those who love the magic of theater. MHSW Rezac Auditorium.
K-State Theatre presents “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” 7:30 p.m. through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. February 17. Written by Rajiv Joseph. For tickets, visit www.k-state.edu/theatre. Nichols Theatre.
Thursday Starts the Weekend, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Bowling and billiard specials. Union Recreation.
K-State’s 150th Gala. For information, visit www.k-state.edu. Hilton Garden Inn.
K-State Project Runway featuring Austin Scarlett, 7 p.m. Scarlett, from season one of “Project Runway” and last year in “Project Runway: All-Stars,” will speak and judge the wedding dress challenge. K-State Student Union Ballroom.
UPC Film: “Skyfall,” 8 p.m. Friday for $2. Also 7 and 10:15 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday for $3. K-State students and military receive $1 off. Union Forum Hall.
K-State After Hours: Valentine Rendesvous, 8-11 p.m. Free salsa dance lessons, bear creations, candy, chocolate, and more. Union Courtyard.
Rock’It Bowl, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Union Recreation.
Rental Lane, 9 a.m.-noon. Rent a lane for $6 per hour plus shoe rental. Union Recreation.
Manhattan Area Garden Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Also noon-4 p.m. Sunday. See gardening vendors and attend free gardening seminars. Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park.
Dan Valentine Memorial Bake Sale, 3 p.m. Auntie Mae’s.
K-State Men’s Basketball vs. Baylor, 6 p.m. Bramlage Coliseum.
McCain Performance Series presents Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett, 3 p.m. A conversation with Carol where the audience asks the questions. For tickets, visit www.k-state.edu/mccain. McCain Auditorum.