BMX show, barbecue among events at K-State Family Day

By Ben Hopper

Extended members of the K-State Family will be here this weekend to celebrate the annual K-State Family Day. Families and the public can enjoy a day of activities on and around campus.

Activities begin at 9 a.m. Saturday. Stop by the K-State Student Union for booths and information. There will be a living statue until 2:30 p.m. Take tours of campus, the residence halls, and the Leadership Studies Building.

Visit the Great Room in Hale Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. While in the Library, check out the complete set of the Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition and tour the sesquicentennial exhibit, “Generations of Success: K-State History in Special Collections.”

The Beach Museum of Art is hosting a Family Day open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See the Photographs of Flavio Amuses Smaller Brothers and Sisters by Gordon Parks and other exhibits. One is tied into the KSBN common reading book, “Ready Player One.”

There is a barbecue on Bosco Student Plaza from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. along with a Latin Jazz Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The K-State volleyball team will compete in the K-State Invitational Tournament. The first serve is set for K-State is noon Friday against SEMO. The women also play Southern Illinois at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Siena at 1 p.m. Saturday. For ticket information, visit

The football team will also play this weekend. Kickoff against the Ragin’ Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette is set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

For a complete list of Family Day events, check out Here’s a look at other area events.


K-State After Hours: BMX Bike Show, 7 p.m. and White Hot Nights DJ Dance Party from 8-11 p.m. Free. Bosco Student Plaza.

Manhattan Salsera presents Bachata and Merengue lessons, 7:30-9 p.m. This four-week course covers basic steps and moves. Friday evenings in September. Cost: $32. Douglass Community Center.

UPC Film: “The Brave Little Toaster,” 8 p.m. $1. Also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday for $1. K-State Student Union Little Theatre

Red State Blues Band CD Release Party, 9 p.m. RSBB have completed their second CD. “Down at the Ville.” Rusty’s.

Local Love Gets Booked: The Magnificent Seven, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.



Downtown Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1p.m. Dillard’s west parking lot.

K-State Family Day, all day. For information, visit

Yu-Gi-Oh! Gaming, 10 a.m. Public Library.

“Life is Brief, Art is Forever: Selections from the Sarah Watt Memorial Collection” Opening Reception, 5-7 p.m. Exhibition runs through December 22 in the Wefald Gallery. Beach Museum of Art.

Muzizi, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.



Grandparents Day at the Zoo, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission for grandparents and up to five of their grandchildren courtesy of ESB Financial and Kasasa. 

Movies on the Grass: “Serious Play,” 8 p.m. Serious Play is a series of TED lecture and animated shorts exploring the deeper meaning behind gaming and why we love games, and the impact they have on our lives. Coffman Commons.

Farewell Concert for LeRoy Johnson, 3 p.m. Johnson is headed to the Pacific Northwest for some gigs with orchestras there. All Faiths Chapel.

McCain Performance Series presents Foreigner, 7:30 p.m. With 10 multi-platinum albums and sixteen top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts of all time. For tickets, visit or call (785) 532-6428. McCain Auditorium.

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2016