Comedy, basketball & fairy tales on tap this weekend

Ben Hopper

By A Contributor

Help cheer on the Wildcats this weekend. First up is the On The Spot Improv Troupe, which is getting ready for the College Improv Tournament in Kansas City on Saturday. They will be offering a free performance tonight at 8 p.m. in the K-State Student Union Little Theatre.

Then head to Bramlage Coliseum Saturday as the No. 22 K-State men’s basketball team takes on Oklahoma. Tip-off is at 6 p.m. Bramlage Coliseum.

And there’s also an opportunity to watch future Wildcats as the Manhattan Arts Center and the Missoula Children’s Theatre present “Cinderella” featuring 60 local students, grades 1-12. Performances are scheduled for 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Area youth have been rehearsing all week, doing everything from acting to the behind-the-scenes technical activities for “Cinderella.” This show is an original adaptation with a little twist on the classic story and the addition of some new, but familiar characters.

To order your tickets and choose your seats online at or call (785) 537-4420 for more information.

Here’s a look at other area events:


Department of Art Visiting Artist Series Lecture: “Surface Tension” by Robin Dru Germany, 5:30 p.m. Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall.

TALK Program: “Their Eyes Were Watching” God by Zora Neale Hurston, 7 p.m. The Manhattan Library Association will offer a four-part book discussion series January through April entitled “African-American Perspectives.” Members of the community are invited to attend the free programs. Other selections include “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelo on February 23, “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin on March 22, and “Race Matters” by Cornel West on April 26. Groesbeck Meeting Room.

McCain Performance Series present pianist Simone Dinnerstein, 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call (785) 532-6428 or visit McCain Auditorium.

K-State Music Department presents guest artist Jack Ergo, organ, 7:30 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.

Lullwater, 8 p.m. Lucky’s.

Phil Hamilton with Clay Wilson Band, 10 p.m. Longhorn’s.



Fifth Anniversary MLK Memorial March, 1 p.m. Assemble at Long’s Park, 17th and Yuma. March progresses to the MLK Memorial Bust for the Laying of the Wreaths at 2 p.m.

UPC Film: “The Three Musketeers,” 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.

Tyler Gregory, 8 p.m. Cost: $3. Auntie Mae’s.

K-State After Hours: Dr. Seahorse, 10 p.m. Free live music. Union Station.

Ricky Fugitt, 10:30 p.m. Last Chance Saloon.

Rock’It Bowl, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Bowling and billiards specials. K-State Student Union Recreation.



Vocal Arts Day Concert, 6:15 p.m. McCain Auditorium.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon. Bluestem Bistro.

First Infantry Division Band Brass Quintet Concert, 2 p.m. Featuring selections from the Golden Age of Broadway. Manhattan Public Library.

Read to Dogs, 2-4 pm. Read to a certified therapy dog. No sign up required. Manhattan Public Library, Storytime Room.

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