Classic cars and classic characters top weekend events

By Ben Hopper

Whatever happened after happily ever after? Find out this weekend as the Junction City Little Theater presents the Broadway musical “Into the Woods.”

Follow Stephen Sondheim’s story of a childless Baker and his wife, who must go into the woods to have their wishes fulfilled. They run into Jack (from the beanstalk), Cinderella and a little girl in a red hood. They soon learn that actions have consequences and that “wishes come true, not free.”

Veteran Junction City director Jennifer Brown teams up with Amy Rosine DMA, associate professor of music at K-State’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance to bring you “Into the Woods,” where the fairytales of our childhood are married together. The show is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the C.L. Hoover Opera House in Junction City. Tickets start at $10.

Here’s a look at other area events.


Crafty Seniors Craft Show, through Saturday. Manhattan Town Center.

K-State Senior Dance Concert, 7 p.m. Nichols Theatre.

The American Music Series featuring contemporary guitarist Peter K, 7 p.m. Live music on the patio every Thursday night, no cover. Cox’s Bros. BBQ, Junction City.

Rock Paper Dynamite with The Mikey Needleman Band, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.

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



The Manhattan Arts Center Birdhouse Acoustic Music Series: national touring artists Brother Sun, 7:30 p.m. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony. For tickets, visit or call (785) 537-4420.

Muzizi, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.

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



Twenty-third Annual Yard Art Classics Car Club Car Show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuttle Creek State Park.

May Polka Fest, 7-10 p.m. Dance to the Hot Shots Polka Band playing polkas, waltzes, and country western music. Cover charge: $8 per person. American Legion Post 17, 114 McCall Road.

Sunset Zoo at the Cox Solution Store, 1-3 p.m. Featuring live encounters with the Zoo’s education animals, face-painting for the kids, and the chance to win 1 of 2 exclusive VIP All-Access Zoo passes. 900 Hayes Drive.

2Twenty2 with Tulips and Timebombs, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.



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

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 Story Room.

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

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