Flint Hills Bridal Show, Nathan Corsi and more

By The Mercury

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.



First Monday Gaming, 3:30 p.m.

Bring your friends and play some video games on the Wii, Xbox, or PS3. Bring your own games if you want (no “M” games allowed) or play the games provided by the library.

Public Library.




The Healthy Church Elder Seminar, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

What stops elders from providing leadership to congregations? Confusion over what they are supposed to do, conforming their leadership model to the world, and failure to address conflict in the church. This seminar will equip elders to lead.

Register at

  Tech Tuesday: Sunflower eLibrary Basics, 2-4 p.m. Also at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Want to get the latest eBooks on your Kindle, iPad, or Android device? This workshop is designed to help you learn how to download eBooks from the Sunflower e-Library. Workshop will include tutorials and one-on-one instruction. Please remember to bring your own devices.

Register at

  Manhattan Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration City Proclamation, 7 p.m. at

City Commission Room.

The USD 383 Proclamation is at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the School Board Meeting Room.




Gene Ernst Memorial Exhibit Opening Reception, 5-7 p.m.

This exhibit will feature many paintings and drawings by Ernst. This exhibit is sponsored by memorial contributions made by his friends and family. The exhibit runs through February 15.

Manhattan Arts Center.




Deadline for Art and Writing entries for the MLK Art and Essay Contest.

Sponsored by the Manhattan Public Library and supporters. Contact Keri Mills at (785) 776-4741 for information.


Flint Hills Bridal Show, noon-5 p.m. Free admission.

Manhattan Conference Center.






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

Bluestem Bistro.

  C.L. Hoover Opera House presents Lyric Arts Trio, 3 p.m.

This unique chamber music ensemble has delighted audiences for more than 20 years. The young at heart will enjoy a pre-show, hands-on exploration of symphonic musical instruments.

Tickets: $20 adults, $18 for military and seniors, $15 for students (18 and under). For tickets and information, visit

  Jazz Trio, 6-8 p.m.





Local Love Round 1, 8 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.




Nathan Corsi, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.




Brothers Bly, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.



Through Artists’ Eyes, through January 5.

See the work of 44 artists—from Kansas natives to those who traveled across oceans to depict the Tallgrass Prairie. These artists’ personal visions demonstrate the diversity of visual experience in the Flint Hills.

Strecker Nelson Art Gallery, 406? Poyntz, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Visual Inquiry: 2013 Kansas State University Art Faculty Exhibition, through February 2.

Diverse in vision, media, and execution, the works in this exhibition demonstrate visual investigations that form the studio practices of the Kansas State University Department of Art faculty. This exhibition features new work selected by the exhibiting artists.

Beach Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 

2013 Common Work of Art, through May 25.

View the photograph “Flavio Amuses Smaller Brothers and Sisters (Holding Up Torn Paper)” by Gordon Parks, presented in conjunction with K-State Book Network’s 2013 Common Book, “Ready Player One.”

Beach Museum of Art. 

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. 


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