Bridal expo, hypnotist, Irish dancers and more

By Ben Hopper


Flint Hills Bridal Expo, noon-4 p.m.

Featuring wedding professionals from the area showcasing their services.

Four Points by Sheridan.


The Columbian Theatre celebrates the 10th anniversary of “Hoo Haw,” 2 p.m.

Hoo Haw is a comedy performance sure to make you laugh. KornCounty residents perform their hysterical antics along with gospel and country music.

“Hoo Haw” began 10 years ago as a summer fundraiser that paid tribute to the 1970s classic TV series “Hee Haw.” What started as a parody quickly became a community favorite.

For its 10th annual performance Hoo Haw is set to top the last nine years with a variety of good jokes and good music.

Tickets: $20 adults, $15 children and students. Please contact The Columbian Theatre for group tour discounts. Purchase tickets at box office 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, by phone at 785-456-2029 or at


C.L. Hoover Opera House Cultural Film Series: “Great Expectations,” 2 p.m.

Filmed in February 2013, the Dickens classic was performed for the first time ever on stage in London’s West End as part of global celebrations honoring the 200th anniversary of Dickens’ birth.

Cost: $7 adults, $5 military, seniors 65 plus and students 18 and under. Tickets available at the door or only at

  C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City.


K-State Convocation, 5:45 p.m.

The official start to the academic year featuring special presentations.

Bramlage Coliseum.


Manhattan High School Alumni Association Annual Picnic, 6 p.m. 

For all MHS alumni and their families.

The association is providing hot dogs and drinks, please bring a side dish or dessert to share with everyone.

The annual business meeting will follow the picnic.

Wefald Pavilion, City Park. 


K-State Kickoff, 7 p.m. 

Learn K-State traditions.

Bill Snyder Family Stadium.




  Riley County Genealogy Society Beginning Genealogy Class: German Migration Clusters, 6:30 p.m.

For more information and registration, call (785) 565-6495. Limit 10 per class.

Riley County Genealogical Society Platt House.


Auntie M’s Drunken Bingo, 7 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.





UPC presents Mexico 2000 Ballet Folklorico, noon.

Bosco Student Plaza.


K-State Student Life presents “Can I Kiss You?” by Mike Domitrz, founder of the Date Safe Project, 8 p.m.

K-State Student Union Ballroom.




  UPC presents hypnotist Matt Grisham, 9 p.m.


K-State Student Union Ballroom.


Trivia Smackdown, 9 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.





UPC presents Remote Control Race Cars, noon-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

Part of the 2014 Union Expo and Activities Carnival: Rev Up Your Year at K-State.

Bosco Student Plaza.


Purple Power Play in the Park, 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Thursday features the K-State Tap Dance Ensemble, Bates Dance Studio, Rusty Rierson and Band.

K-State Pep Rally begins at 8:05 p.m. Friday features MHS Pop Choir, Washington Dance Studio, and Annie up.

Pep Rally begins at 8:05 p.m. with a fireworks display at sundown.

Free photos with Willie from 5-7 p.m.

For information, visit

Manhattan City Park.


UPC Outdoor Film: “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” 8:30 p.m.

Bring your own seating.

Bosco Student Plaza.


Local Laughs Comedy Competition with Jeremy Ricci featuring live rap and hip-hop with F-14, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.



UPC Film: “Neighbors,” 8 p.m. for $2. Also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday for $3.

K-State Student Union Forum Hall.


K-State After Hours: “The Food Dude” Kevin Roberts, 10 p.m.

Free midnight munchies while supplies last.

Bosco Student Plaza.





The Columbian Theatre and the Foundation for Celtic Arts and Studies will present a free program of Irish dance and culture featuring three world qualifiers and a national qualifier, 1:30 p.m.

Doors open at 1 p.m. Seating is first come, first served.

Columbian Theatre.







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


Scott Senn, Jazz pianist, 6-8:30 p.m.






  Lunchtime Lounge featuring Ft. Riley’s Band of BROs, noon-1 p.m.

Bosco Student Plaza.





Vik G. Trio, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.


Parallel Path, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.




For the Love of Sky, through August 30. Strecker Nelson Art Gallery, 406 1/2 Poyntz, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


Joan Backes: Where the Heart Belongs, through September 7.

The open structures created by artist Joan Backes invite various interpretations and questions about the notion of “house” and “home.” Beach Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.


Igniting the Senses: Selections from the Permanent Collection, through October 5. Explores the science of multimodal sensory perception—the experience of one sense igniting another. Beach Museum of Art.


Dawoud Bey: Picturing People, through October 5. A collection ofDawoud Bey’s thought-provoking photographs. Beach Museum of Art.


Ice Age Imperials, through September 14. A rare opportunity to “touch” the Ice Age.

Interact with real fossils from ancient animals like the saber-toothed cat, wooly mammoth, giant sloth, dire wolf, giant beaver and teeth from a huge prehistoric bear makes the Ice Age come alive for visitors like never before. Access is included with the cost of admission.

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.


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