Hunger Aid 2013: K-State/Manhattan Food Packaging Event, 1-5 pm. Sponsored by Alpha Zeta Agricultural Honorary. National Guard Amory, 721 Levee Drive. Manhattan Arts Center presents “A Few Good Men,” 2 p.m. Directed by Brent Sigman.
Read to Dogs, 2-4 p.m. Manhattan Public Library Storytime Room.
UPC Film: “Despicable Me 2,” 8 p.m. for $3. K-State Student Union Forum Hall.
Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Kickoff featuring First Lady Mary Brownback, 11 a.m. Celebrate by reading this year’s selected book, “Dog’s Colorful Day,” with your preschooler.
This week-long event highlights the importance of reading aloud to young children every day!
All children attending storytimes or programs this week will receive a free book.Manhattan Public Library.
ARTSmart! Classes presents Media Madness: Paint, 1 p.m. for homeschool children, 4 p.m. for all ages. Also 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for toddlers and twos, and 4 p.m. for all ages.
On Thursday, children ages 2-3 at 10:30 p.m. and school age children at 4 p.m. Class for ages 4-5 p.m. is 10:30 p.m. Friday.
Call (785) 532-7718 or email <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com for reservations. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: $3 per child, $1.50 per child for Friends of the Beach Museum members. Beach Muesum of Art.
Columbian Artist Group Meeting, 6 p.m. Public Library.
Discussion: “Our Journeys: Dispelling the Myths of Women and Islam,” 7 p.m. Leadership Studies Town Hall.
K-State On The Spot Improv Show: White Trash Thanksgiving, 8 p.m. Student Union Little Theatre.
International Education Week Brown Bag Luncheon featuring Marcelo Sabates, 11:30 p.m. Sabates is the 2013 IEW Educator of the Year. International Student Center.
Homeschool Afternoon, 3 p.m. Featuring storytelling and writing. Public Library.
Last Laugh: Round 3, 8 p.m. The search for the funniest person in northeast Kansas. Aggie Central Station.
Zoofari Tails, 10 a.m. Sunset Zoo staff present animal-themed stories and share animal artifacts from the zoo. Some programs include a live animal as well. Monthly book give-away sponsored by Claflin Books. Families who attend can be entered into a drawing for a free one-year Friends of Sunset Zoo family membership. Public Library.
It’s a Dog Party, 2 p.m. Meet some therapy dogs from the Read with Dogs program and enjoy stories, crafts and more. Public Library.
Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bluestem Bistro.
K-State Concert Choir, 3 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.
Jazz Trio, 6-8 p.m. dellaVoce.
K-State Women’s Choir and Collegiate Chorale, 7:30 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.
In-A-Chord, 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call (785) 532-6428. McCain Auditorium.
K-State Faculty Brass Quintet, 7:30 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.
November 20 MTD Student Series. Ready Player One Interactive. Forum Hall, 7:00 PM
Andy Frasco with Not A Planet and The Field Day Jitters, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.
Student Recital Series: General Student Recital, 11:30 a.m. All Faiths Chapel.
Aaron Lewis, 7 p.m. For tickets, visit <http://www.thewareham.com>www.thewareham.com. Wareham.
Tod Kerstetter, Clarinet. 7:30 p.m. Kirmser Hall in McCain.
Gold Orchestra 25th Anniversary Concert, 7:30 p.m. McCain Auditorium.
Manhattan Arts Center’s BirdHouse Acoustic Music Series presents bluegrass artists Nora Jane Struthers & the Partyline, 7:30 p.m.
These Americana musicians, who recently won first place at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Struthers blends her traditional harmonies with the Party Line’s roots-rock spin to create a sound that’s been compared to Alison Krauss meets Mumford & Sons. Sponsored by Bayer Construction Company Inc. Ask about our art play/date night for kids during BirdHouse performances. For tickets and more information, visit www.manhattanarts.org or call 785-537-4420.
The Draper Family Band, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.
Manhattan Arts Center and MACademy youth theatre presents “The Drum Safarion,” 4 p.m. This interactive drumming performance introduces animals whose rhythmic names combine with the drumming for a show that’s sure to entertain all ages.
For tickets and more information, contact the MAC.
C.L. Hoover Opera House presents Kansas Music Hall of Fame inductees King Midas and the Muflers, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 adults, $18 military and seniors, $15 for students under 18. For tickets, visit jcoperahouse.org. C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City.
The Rob Northcutt Band, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.
fulPhil Exhibit, through November 22.
A Student Foundation and K-State Proud exhibit of gratitude. William T. Kemper Art Gallery, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. K-State Student Union.
Wrap It Up Art Exhibit and Sale, through December 24. Affordable gifts for the holidays featuring unique, locally-produced artwork, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, paintings and more. Manhattan Arts Center, noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
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