Cirque Chinois to perform at McCain; Rocky Horror returns

By Ben Hopper

Let’s do the time warp again this weekend. The Union Program Council is once again bringing the cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” to the campus.

This 1975 film, starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick, follows a newly engaged couple and their interaction at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter after their car breaks down. The movie musical, though it didn’t do well in the box office originally, has become an interactive fan favorite.

Cost for the film and pre-show is $5. The pre-show is at 10:30 p.m. Saturday and is hosted by Mary Renee. The film will follow at midnight in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. Prop bags will be provided.

Another production is taking the stage on campus this weekend as K-State Theatre presents “Time Stands Still.” This play written by the Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies examines changing relationships and developing social issues. The story revolves around a photo-journalist who has returned from covering the Iraq War after being injured in a roadside bomb. Her reporter boyfriend feels guilty for leaving her alone in Iraq. It was nominated for two Tony Awards for Best Play.

K-State thespians will bring this play to life in Nichols Theatre starting tonight at 7:30 p.m. and running through Saturday. It will also be October 18-20. For tickets, visit the McCain Box Office, visit or call (785) 532-6428.

Here is a look at other area events.


McCain Performance Series presents The National Circus of the People’s Republic of China: Cirque Chinois, 7:30 p.m. Direct from Beijing, the Circus in one of the longest running and most distinguished troupes in China. For tickets, visit or call (785) 532-6428. McCain Auditorium.



A free walking tour of historic Fort Riley, 1 p.m. This free tour, which coordinates with the Flint Hills Discovery Center exhibit “Forces: the Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State University, will explore the development of the Fort and its critical role in our history. Starting at U.S. Cavalry Museum.

Coffee Hour Series: Kenya, 4-5 p.m. International Student Center.

The 23rd annual Libraries Gala: Hale Sousa! 6 p.m. Honoring John Philip Sousa. Famous for his military and patriotic marches, Sousa wrote the “Wildcat March” for the K-State in 1931. Hale Library.

UPC Film: “Ted,” 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday for $2 and Sunday for $3. K-State Student Union Forum Hall.

Girls’ Night Out, 9 p.m.-midnight. K-State Student Union Courtyard.

Bart Crow Band, 10 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Longhorn’s.



Flint Hills Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Staples/Hobby Lobby parking lot.

Downtown Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fifth and Humboldt.

A & H Pumpkin Patch Opening Day, day activities from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Roast hotdogs and s’mores during nightly activities from 7-10 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (785) 341-7794 or visit A & H Pumpkin Patch, 1374 Collins Lane, one mile south of Manhattan.

Central States Marching Festival, noon. Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

Star Wars Read Day Film and Fun, 2 p.m. Free. Manhattan Public Library.

C.L. Hoover Opera House presents Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window,” 3 p.m. Cost: $5, $1 for seniors. C.L. Hoover Opera House.

Post 17 American Legion Fourth Annual Octoberfest, 5 p.m. German Food available at 5 p.m. for $7.25. Dancing from 7-10 p.m. to the Hot Shots Polka Band from Hayes playing polkas, waltzes, and country western music for $8. 114 McCall Road.



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

Sunset Cemetery Tour by Cheryl Collins, director of the Riley County Historical Museum, 1:30 p.m. Introduction to some of the influential Manhattanites of the past featured in the Flint Hills Discovery Center exhibit “Forces: the Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State University.” This free tour will start at the cemetery front gate at 1:30 p.m. Sunset Cemetery.

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.

K-State Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, 3 p.m. McCain Auditorium.

“Clues in Calico” by Marla Day, senior curator of the Historic Costume and Textile Museum, College of Human Ecology, Kansas State University, 5:30 p.m. Day will discuss some of the stories she has learned about the garments in the Flint Hills Discovery Center exhibit “Forces: the Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State University.” Free. Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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

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