Funny stuff: 2 improv acts plus a play

By Ben Hopper

Prepare to laugh this weekend.

Tonight, K-State’s funny group, On The Spot Improv Troupe, will debut its newest members at 8:30 in the K-State Student Union Little Theatre. Audience members will make suggestions and these talented K-State students make up scenes on the spot.

Then, witness some hilarious “I do’s” on Friday as the Union Program Council presents the Pinkerton-Pocket Wedding Dinner Theater featuring KC Improv. Be a guest at this fake wedding and interact with more hilarious improvisers on Friday.

Hors d’oeuvres are served at 6:30 p.m. and the wedding is at 7 p.m. in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. Dinner and reception to follow. It’s the funniest wedding you will ever attend.

Tickets are $10 K-State students and $18 non-students. There are a limited number of tickets available. To reserve your ticket, call (785) 532-6571.

Laugh some more on Friday as the Manhattan Arts Center presents the comedy “Becky’s New Car” (see related story on Page A8).

The show opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday and next Thursday through Sunday. Here’s a look at other area events.


K-State Women’s Basketball vs. Fort Hays State, 7 p.m. Bramlage.

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



Professor Michael Donnelly will help us celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens with a dramatic reading from Dickens’s work, 7-8 p.m. Alumni Center.

District 5 Champions Manhattan High Indians Football vs. Dodge City Demons, 7 p.m. Motorcycle riders are encouraged to rev their motors at 6:45 as the team takes the field. Bishop Stadium, CiCo Park.

UPC Film: “The Bourne Legacy,” 8 p.m. Friday for $2. Also 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 8 p.m. Sunday for $3. Union Forum Hall.

K-State After Hours: Wedding Dance, 9 p.m.-midnight. Featuring live dj, cupcakes and punch. Dress to impress costume contest. Free. K & S Ballroom.



A & H Pumpkin Patch Community Give Back Day, day activities from noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Free admission for the hayrack ride, train rides, petting zoo, Rosie the milking cow, a giant 50 foot slide and much more. For a donation to a local charity, visitors can pick pumpkins to launch from the pumpkin catapults that were designed and built by the Blue Valley physics class. For more information, call (785) 341-7794 or visit A & H Pumpkin Patch, 1374 Collins Lane, just a mile south of Manhattan.

K-State Football vs. Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. TV: ABC. Bill Snyder Family Stadium.



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, Storytime Room.

Kansas State University Marching Band Concert, 3 p.m. Ahearn Field House.

C.L. Hoover Opera House’s “Imagination Station” presents the Wichita Children’s Theater production of “The Three Little Kittens,” 3 p.m. In this lively production based on the classic fable, the three little kittens have lost their mittens. The audience will help them find their mittens and save them from a time out. After the show, audience members are invited to sample a variety of product from Hildebrand Farms. The Wichita Children’s Theatre Professional Touring Company performs from October through February throughout the Midwest. The Company is professional in every facet, complete with storybook sets, costumes and props appropriate for each production. This performance is made possible by a partnership with USD 475 and Hildebrand Farms Dairy in Junction City. For tickets, call the Opera House at (785) 238-3906 or go online at

K-State Men’s Basketball vs. Emporia State, 1 p.m. Bramlage.

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

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