Delta Sigma Phi and Union Program Council will partner to present Momorial, a benefit concert to honor the life of Mo Meyer, Thursday night.
Meyer was a member of that fraternity who was killed in a car accident in 2008. The 8 p.m. concert in All Faiths Chapel benefits the American Red Cross.
It will feature singer-songwriter Andrew Ripp. Ripp creates music that pushes the boundaries of genre stereotypes, blending the energetic beats of pop music into a soul culture and adding the depth and groove of soul music into a pop culture. Since beginning his career in 2005, Ripp’s songs and records have successfully impacted a diverse and growing audience including true music lovers: fans that appreciate the nuances of a well-crafted album, and easy listeners: fans who simply want to hear a catchy tune.
Quiet Corral, a Lawrence-based band, will open for Ripp. Quiet Corral is a six-piece band that incorporates folk and pop elements into their music to create a distinct sound.
Also performing this weekend is The Mikey Needleman Band. Needleman, a K-State alum, has been performing since he received his first guitar in 1995. His band will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at Aggie Central Station.
Remedy Drive will headline Lutherpalooza on Saturday at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park. The event will feature praise bands on two stages. Acts include Remedy Drive and the feature act Nicole Cotreau. Lutherpalooza is Manhattan’s largest free Christian music festival. It is a non-denominational, yearly event promoting worship through music. City Park.
Here’s a look at other area events.
Cox Bros. BBQ American Music Series presents the Back Porch Blues Band, 7-9 p.m. 812 Chestnut Street, Junction City.
McCain Performance Series presents “The Intergalactic Nemesis Live-Action Graphic Novel: Book Two — Robot Planet Rising,” 7:30 p.m. Inspired by “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Star Wars” and the pulp serials of the 1930s, “The Intergalactic Nemesis” is a treat for the kid in everyone. For ticket info, visit k-state.edu/mccain. McCain Auditorium.
Local Laughs: Open Mic Comedy, 9:30 p.m. Aggie Central Station.
Reading by fiction writer and essayist Roxan Gay, 3:30 p.m. Gay is award-winning fiction author, professor of creative writing at Eastern Illinois University, and editor of three literary magazines. She is probably better known as a critic of culture, both pop and the other kind. As a self-described “bad feminist,” Haitian-American, artist, and resident of a small Midwestern college town engages questions of race, gender, and nationality. Student Union Little Theatre.
West Elementary Fall Carnival, 5-7:30 p.m. Featuring fun carnival games, cake walk, train rides, inflated bounce house and obstacle course, large item drawings for an iPad tablet and trips, classroom baskets and a silent auction featuring autographed K-State balls, and other great items. Snack Shack features hot dogs, nachos, frozen yogurt and more. 1911 Sixth St., Wamego.
UPC film: “Man of Steel,” 8 p.m. $2. Also 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday for $3. K-State Student Union Forum Hall.
K-State After Hours: Laser Tag, 8 p.m.-midnight. Free. Bosco Student Plaza.
KSU Freedom Alliance Run Against Slavery, 9:30 a.m. A walk/run to raise funds and awareness for human trafficking. Bosco Student Plaza.
All About a Bubble with The Carney Encore, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.
C.L. Hoover Opera House present the BBQ Queens’ Top 10 Secrets of Barbecue, 3 p.m. Chefs Karen Adler and Judith Fertig have fun with a topic they take seriously: BBQ. Cost: $5. C.L. Hoove Opera House, Junction City.
Movies on the Grass: “God Grew Tired of Us,” 8 p.m. The film explores the indomitable spirit of three “Lost Boys” from the Sudan. Coffman Commons.