Band Day, plus Snowden lecture

By Ben Hopper

Construction has affected many things in Manhattan this summer. The annual K-State Band Day is no exception. With the construction downtown, there are some changes to the parade route.

This year, more than 2,000 high school students will participate in Bandy Day festivities. The annual parade begins at 1 p.m. It will start in Triangle Park, got through Aggieville on Moro Street, then turn right on Eleventh Street. The route will then go around City Park on Poyntz and Fourteenth Streets.

The high school musicians will then participate in the half time show performing popular tunes like “YMCA” and “Sweet Caroline,” as well as tunes like “1812 Overture.” Kickoff for the K-State Football game vs. UMass is set for 6:10 p.m. at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

Here’s a look at other area events.


MAPJ Lecture Series: “Edward Snowden, Whistleblowers, and a Culture of Surveillance” by Marjorie Cohn, professor of law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, and former president of The National Lawyers Guild, 7 p.m. K-State Student Union, Little Theatre.

Lecture: “Making Space,” by Margaret Wertheim, 7 p.m. In conjunction with the Beach Museum’s exhibition in honor of K-State’s 150th Anniversary, “The Museum of Wonder.” Co-sponsored by the departments of art and physics and the K-State Libraries. 109 Justin Hall.

Riley County Historical Society and Museum presents author Linda Johnston, 7 p.m. Johnston will speak about her new book, “Hope Amid Hardship: Pioneer Voices from Kansas Territory.” The book brings together the words of sixty settlers who wrote about the brighter side of pioneer life in 1854-1861. Through their writings, these men and women reveal moments when their burdens were lighter–times that gave them reason to sing, dance, and celebrate. Many of the pioneers featured in the book are from Manhattan, Kansas. Public Library.

Open Acoustic Jam on the Patio, 9 p.m. Aggie Central Station.



Second Annual CASA Comedy Club featuring Graig Murphy, Don Gavin and Paul Nardizzi, dinner show at 6 p.m. for $65 and late show at 10 p.m. for $35. Dinner catered by Cox Brothers BBQ and Bluestem Bistro. Tickets are on sale at Varney’s and Bluestem Bistro, The Wicked Stitch in Wamego, and The Wareham.

K-State After Hours: Tropical Paradise, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Featuring Hawaiian dancers, food, mechanical shark, and a limbo contest. Free. Bosco Student Plaza.

Manhattan Arts Center BirdHouse Fine Acoustic Music Series: Lindsay Lou and the Flatbelly, 7:30 p.m. The band gives a nod to American traditional music while boldly taking their own songs and unique sound in new directions. For tickets, visit or call (785) 537-4420.

UPC film: “Monsters University,” 8 p.m. $2. Also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday for $3. K-State Student Union Forum Hall.

Shoofly with Joshua Jay and the Nighthawks, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.



Mathien with The Vi Tran Band and Jessica Paige, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.



Riley County Genealogical Society Lecture: “Building the Legacy, A History of the Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry” by Miles McKee, emeritus professor at K-State, 2 p.m. McKee will talk about the history of the department he worked in for many years. McKee has also written a book of the same title. Meadowlark Hills Community Room.

Movies on the Grass: “In Organic We Trust,” 8 p.m. “In Organic We Trust” is an eye-opening food documentary that follows Director/Producer Kip Pastor on a personal journey to answer commonly asked questions about organic food: What exactly is organic? Is it really better, or just a marketing scam? The film digs deep with farmers, organic certifiers, scientists, and organic critics to explore the content beneath the label and the truth behind the marketing.

LaVerne Baker, a folksinger, and Mary Caudle Kidd, a pianist, will present a concert of Negro spirituals at First United Methodist Church from 3 to 4 p.m. The concert will feature spirituals based on scriptures in the Bible. Juanita McGowan will narrate the performance, which is described as a “universal spiritual experience.” There is no admission charge and the public is invited.

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