‘God of Carnage,’ African-American trivia night, 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.

The Historic Columbian Theatre presents the musical comedy “Nunsese,”2 p.m. The musical starts off with the five remaining Little Sisters of Hoboken. They hae just discovered their cook accidently killed the other fifty-two occupants of the convent with her contaminated bowl of vichyssoise. Directed by Brent Sigman, starring Krysten Day. Tickets: $20 adutls, $15 for students and children. For tickets and information, visit or call (785) 456-2029.

K-State Theatre presents the triple-Tony-Award-winning comedy “God of Carnage”by Yasmina Reza, 2:30 p.m. The story unravels with meeting of two pairs of parents, who gather to discuss their children’s playground altercation and amicably resolve the consequences. The conversation soon devolves to chaos and spirals into a savagely funny comedy of bad manners. Directed by Jerry Jay Cranford. Purchase tickets at or call (785) 532-6428. Mark A. Chapman Theatre, formerly Nichols Theatre.

UPC Film: “About Time,” 8 p.m. for $3. K-State Student Union Forum Hall.



Toddler Move and Groove Storytime, 10 a.m. For more storytimes, visit Manhattan Public Library.

African American Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Win prizes. Union Station, K-State Student Union.




  McCain Performance Series present Bleu! The Mediterranean Sea Compagnia T.P.O, 7 p.m. through Friday. Also 4 and 7 p.m. Satuday and 2 p.m. Sunday. In T.P.O.‘s journey to the sea, children from the audience accompanied by two professional dancers embark on an adventure of discovery in the Mediterranean, a cradle of nature, culture and myths. Bleu! begins on the idyllic Greek Islands amongst the stones, sea shells and whispers of ancient legends, wandering through bustling sea ports and finally diving into the deep blue abyss populated by fish, seaweeds, mollusks and mysterious ancient ruins of disappeared civilizations. For tickets, visit McCain Auditorium.

Trivia Smack Down, 8 p.m. Auntie Mae’s.




Kansas State University’s Ebony Theatre presents “The Story,” 7:30 p.m. through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. “The Story,” a drama by playwright Tracey Scott Wilson and directed by recent K-State theatre graduate Nahshon Ruffin, is inspired by true events. Yvonne Robinson, a black newspaper reporter, goes against her editor to investigate the murder of a white teacher in a bad neighborhood. She finds her story, but at what cost? Tickets: $8 adults, $5 students.  Purple Masque Theatre, East Stadium

  On The Spot Improv, 8 p.m. Aggie Central Station.




Opening Reception for The Columbian Artists Exhibit, 5-7 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday 1-4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit or call 785-537-4420.




  Sunset Zoo’s Bridal Open House, 2-6 p.m. See the facitlity and potential reception layouts. RSVP to Courtney Dehn at and 785-587-2737.

Chocolate Olympics After Hours, 5:30 p.m. Public Library.







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

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




  Paul Hunt, trombone, 7:30 p.m. Kirmser Hall.

  Guest Artist: pianist Daniel Masterson, 7:30 p.m. All Faith Chapel.




  Student Recital Series: Voice Studio of Amy Rosine, 5:45 p.m. Kirmser Hall.




  Student Recital Series: Organ Music for a Wednesday Morning featuring KSU Organ Studio, 11:30 a.m. All Faiths Chapel.



  The Chamber Music of Craig Weston, 7:30 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.




Run With It with Parallel Path, 9 p.m. Aggie Central Station.




K-State Flute Day Recital, 4 p.m. Kirmser Hall.

  Manhattan Arts Center’s BirdHouse fine acoustic music series presents Guy Davis and Fabrizio Poggi, 7:30 p.m. Their newest album Juba Dance has been nominated for the 2014 Blues Music Awards as “Acoustic Album of the Year.”Sponsored by Coldwell Banker Realty Group One, Brian Niehoff, and Jennifer and Robert Edwards. To reserve tickets, pre-show meals, or childcare at our Art Play/Date night, call 785-537-4420 or visit

  The Show: Abandon Kansas, Vineyard, Mobius Strip, 9 p.m. Aggie Central Station.




Prairie As Muse — The Flint Hills Discovery Show Comes Home, through March 1. The expanse of the Flint Hills presented by 46 artists—paintings and sculpture—is represented in this exhibit which has been at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Strecker Nelson Art Gallery, 406 1/2 Poyntz, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


Football: The Exhibit, through June 1. Think you’ve got the skills to go pro?

Football is a 3,000 square-foot exhibition that introduces visitors to the science, math and technology behind the game and how they relate to our everyday lives.

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

John Steuart Curry and Kansas: The Muse is Not Amused, through May 11. The Beach Museum of Art’s holdings of approximately 900 John Steuart Curry paintings, prints, and drawings represents one of the largest — if not the largest —collections of the artist’s work.

The Curry works in this exhibition offer up a range of themes and formats relating to the concept of “journeys,”from pioneer settlement to the nation’s passage through the Civil War. Beach Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

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