Baseball season opener; ‘Jar the Floor’

By Ben Hopper

Several inches of snow from the past two storms and low temperatures are not stopping Kansas State Baseball’s home-opening three-game series against Oakland this weekend. They’re just altering the schedule a bit.

Because of poor field conditions at Tointon Family Stadium and forecasted low temperatures, this season’s first pitch at home will now be at 1 p.m. Saturday with a double header at noon Sunday.

The K-State Women’s Basketball will host Texas Tech at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Bramlage Coliseum.

Here’s a look at other area events.


ARTSmart! Class: Museum of Wonder for All Ages, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Visitors can experience the wonder and variety of the visual world as they explore the many collections of K-State through the Museum of Wonder exhibition. Classes integrate art, science, language arts, math and history and help students develop critical thinking skills. Art projects will feature a wide variety of media. Beach Museum of Art.

Dorothy L. Thompson Civil Rights Lecture Series: “Rights Gone Wrong” by Richard Thompson Ford. 7 p.m. Ford is a professor of law at Stanford Law School and is an expert on civil rights and antidiscrimination law. Free and open to the public. Alumni Center Banquet Rooms.

SNAC (Sensible Nutrition And body image Choices) Lecture by Doris Smeltzer, 7 p.m. Smeltzer will speak on body image issues and the prevention of eating disorders. Free and open to the public. K-State Student Union Little Theatre. 

Ebony Theater presents “Jar the Floor,” 7:30 p.m. Also 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. A quartet of black women spanning four generations, plus the white friend of the youngest, gather to celebrate the matriarch’s ninetieth birthday in this heart-warming dramatic comedy. Reviews describe it as a wild party, one that is a lovable, lunatic glance at the exhilarating challenge of growing old amidst the exasperating trials of growing up. Tickets available at the McCain Box Office. Purple Masque Theatre, East Stadium.

Manhattan Arts Center presents “The House of Blue Leaves” by Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright John Guare, 7:30 p.m. Also 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. This comedy with music follows zookeeper and struggling songwriter Artie Shaughnessey on the day the Pope arrives in New York City. This satire on family, religion, and politics will lead viewers on a comical, tragic, musical and sentimental journey.

Sponsored by Sheldon Edelman, Richard and Sylvia Beeman and The Hype Weekly.

For tickets and more information, visit or call (785) 537-4420.

Amy Rosine, Soprano, 7:30 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.

Los Habaneros, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.

Thursday Starts the Weekend, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Bowling and billiard specials. Union Recreation.



Manhattan Library Association Annual Book Sale, 5:30-7 p.m. for members only. Also, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday for the general public. Manhattan Public Library.

Poetry and Short Prose on Poyntz, 7-8 p.m. Strecker-Nelson Gallery, 406 Poyntz Ave.

Tallgrass Film Festival Road Show debuts its 2013 season with a special screening of the best short films — comedy, drama and animation — from Wichita’s Tallgrass Film Festival. Tickets: $5 general admission and $1 for seniors. Information and tickets, call (785) 238-3906 or visit C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City.

Tallgrass Firkin Friday, 7 p.m. Auntie Mae’s.

UPC Film: “The Impossible, 8 p.m. for $2. Also, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday for $3 p.m. K-State Student Union Forum Hall.

K-State After Hours: Solo Circus, 10 p.m. K-State Student Union Forum Hall. 

The Mad Notes, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.

Rock It Bowl, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Union Recreation.



Auditions for the Studio Theatre reading of “Enchanted April,” 2-4 p.m. Directed by Dwight Tolar, this play has roles for five women ages 20s-70s, and 3 men in their 20s and 30s.  For more information, visit or call (785) 537-4420.

The Scragtown Werewolves, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.



Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bluestem Bistro.

Student Recital Series: Kyla Smith, clarinet, 2 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.

Read to Dogs, 2-4 p.m. Read to a certified therapy dog. The dogs have been trained to listen, and they help children relax while reading. Avid readers welcome also. No sign up required. Manhattan Public Library Storytime Room.

A Four Seasons Series of Concerts: Spring Concert featuring pianist Leroy Johnson, 3 p.m. The one hour concert, followed by cookies and coffee, will feature music by Franz Schubert and Felix Mendelssohn, including the “Venetian Boat Song in A major.”  Free will donation. Students, seniors and military are free. CDs and DVDs of concerts will be on sale. Sponsored by the MHS Class of ‘74. For information, contact Grace at (785) 776-0512. University Christian Church.

The Board of Directors of The Flint Hills Tea Party Education Fund will hold its second-annual Youth Educational Scholarship Constitution Bee, YES for Liberty at 2 p.m. Students in grades 9-12 will compete, and winners will go on for a chance to win a $3,500 scholarship. Free and open to the public. K-State Alumni Center.

Jazz Trio, 6-8 p.m. dellaVoce.

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