Celebrate the music and dance of the three Abrahamic faiths that originated in the Middle East as the McCain Performance Series presents the Yuval Ron Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. in McCain Auditorium tonight.
Formed in 1999 and led by Oscar-winning, Israeli-born composer Yuval Ron, the Yuval Ron Ensemble seeks to alleviate national, racial, religious and cultural divides. The ensemble includes Jewish, Christian, and Muslim musicians committed to the creation of musical bridges between people of various faiths and ethnic groups.
The concert is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. To reserve tickets or for additional information, please visit the McCain Auditorium box office or call (785) 532-6428.
Here’s a look at other area events:
Lecture: “(Don’t) Tell: Children in the Borderzone” by Debra Castillo, Cornell University, 6 p.m. Hemisphere Room, Hale Library.
K-State Baseball vs. Sacred Heart, 6:30 p.m. Also 6:30 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. Tointon Family Stadium.
K-State Music Department Student Recital Series: Bassoon Studio of Susan Maxwell, 7:30 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.
Thursday Starts the Weekend, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Bowling and billiards specials. K-State Student Union Recreation.
MHS Film Festival, 7 p.m. Free admission, but donations welcome. For information, contact Linda Uthoff at (785) 587-2100 ext. 5130. Rezac Auditorium, MHS West.
Barrier Free Theatre presents “Prometheus Through Time,” 7:30 p.m. Also Saturday. Actors are individuals with developmental and physical disabilities under the direction of K-State Drama Therapy professor Sally Bailey. Tickets: $5 and available at Manhattan Parks and Recreation office during business hours starting the last week of March. Sponsored by Barrier Free Theatre and the K-State Drama Therapy Department. A part of K-State For All! 2012 Disability Awareness Week. K-State Student Union Courtyard.
UPC Film: “Contraband,” 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.
Three of a Kind, 8-11 p.m. Kites.
Slowburn, 9 p.m. Free. Auntie Mae’s.
Rock’It Bowl, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Bowling and billiards specials. K-State Student Union Recreation.
K-State Dance Department presents Timeless, the senior dance concert, 6:30 p.m. Featuring a variety of dance genres, from ballet to musical theatre. Choreography will be represented by K-State Dance faculty, students, and alums. Free and open to the public. Wareham Opera House.
Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon. Bluestem Bistro.
Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m. Sponsored by Lyons Club. City Park.
Easter Egg Hunt, 2-5 p.m. Sponsored by Phi Beta Sigma. Long’s Park Pavilion 17th Street and Yuma.
Easter Egg Hunt, 2-4 p.m. Age: toddler to 12. Sponsored by KAW Blue Masonic Lodge No. 107 and Eastern Star Sunflower Chapter No. 58. Douglass Center Park.
Read to Dogs, 2-4 pm. 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.
Wayne Goins Jazz Trio, 6-8 p.m. dellaVoce.