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Home show, ‘The Nerd,’ Celtic music tour and more

By The Mercury


Flint Hills Home Show, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Cost: $5.
National Guard Armory.
MAC Theatre presents Larry Shue’s comedy “The Nerd,” 2 p.m.
The hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI he has never met but who saved his life after he was wounded in Vietnam. Directed Kim Riley For ticket prices and information, visit manhattanarts. org. Manhattan Arts Center.
Tallgrass Film Festival presents “Service to Man,” 2 p.m.
Winner of the 2016 Tallgrass Film Festival Audience Award.
Cost: $5 general admission.
C.L. Hoover Opera House.


Toddler Wiggleworms, 9:30 p.m.
For more storytimes and events, visit
Manhattan Public Library.
CanTEEN, 4 p.m.
Featuring video games, crafts and snacks.
Manhattan Public Library.
MAC Community Studios: Drawing Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays.
An open studios to create in community. Bring your own materials. Cost: $5 per month.
Additional studios include a clay studio from 6-9 p.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays. Cost: $10 per visit, does not include the cost of clay, no outside clay allowed.
Watercolor Studio, 9-11a.m. Wednesdays. Cost: $60 per year. Bring your own materials.
Oil & Acrylic Studio, 6:308:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $5 per month Bring your own materials.
Manhattan Arts Center.


MAC Class: Acting Technique, 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through April 11.
For information, visit
Manhattan Arts Center.
Chess Club, 5:30 p.m.
Manhattan Public Library.


STEM Club, 4:30 p.m.
Manhattan Public Library.
Roots of Rhythm Drum Talk, after school to 5:15 p.m.
Students who participate in the after school program at Northview, will join the Wonder Workshop’s, Richard Pitts, in a drum circle. Drums provided.
Northview Elementary School.
Tech Workshop: Robotics Exploration featuring Sphero, 7 p.m.
Manhattan Public Library.
K-State School of Music, Theatre, and Dance presents “The Magic Flute,” 7:30p.m. through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Mozart’s last opera is set in a mythical land between the sun and the moon.
Costs: $19.50 general public, $14 students and youth, $17.50 senior, military, faculty and staff.
For tickets, visit ksu.universitytickets. com. McCain Auditorium.


Reading by Wilton Barnhardt, 3:30 p.m. Wilton Barnhardt is a former reporter for Sports Illustrated and is the author of “Emma Who Saved My Life,” “Gospel,” “Show World” and “Lookaway, Lookaway.” He teaches at North Carolina State University.
Hemisphere Room, Hale Library.
Documentary Film: “Still Dreaming,” 6:30 p.m.
Followed by a discussion about an amateur, retirement home production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Meadowlark Retirement Home.
MAC presents a staged reading of “Taking Sides,” 7:30 p.m.
General admission tickets: $10 adult, $5 for military, student and children.
This play is set in the America Zone of occupied Berlin in 1946. Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler faces a tribunal that will determine his fate. As the terrors of Nazism spread, many of his colleagues fled the country, but Furtwangler mysteriously chose to stay.
Directed by Kim Riley.
Manhattan Arts Center.


Downtown Farmers’ Market of Manhattan Indoor Winter Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Featuring homegrown vegetables, local meat, baked goods, arts & crafts and much more. The market now accepts EBT/SNAP. Double your EBT/SNAP dollars to give you an additional $25 to spend at the market, thanks to sponsor Double Up.
For more information, contact 785-341-7794 or search Facebook.
Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park.


Read with a Dog, 2 p.m. Manhattan Public Library.


Jazz brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bluestem Bistro.
Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony Concert, 3 p.m.
All Faiths Chapel.
Scott Senn, jazz pianist, 6-8:30 p.m.


Concert Band and University Band, 7:30 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.


Student Recital: Presley Rodecap, composition and saxophone, 7:30 p.m.
All Faiths Chapel.
Guest Artist: Chris Miertschin, horn, 7:30 p.m.
Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.
Underground Sounds featuring Dave Spiker and Happy Sleepy Dead, 9 p.m.
Auntie Maes Parlor.


Student Recital: Elizabeth Tobald, oboe, 7:30 p.m.
All Faiths Chapel.


Live Music: Dr. Anne Clark, cello, 4 p.m.
General admission: $10 adult, $5 military, students, children.
Manhattan Arts Center.
McCain Performance Series presents Dervish, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
The hauntingly charismatic vocals of Cathy Jordan and the dazzling virtuosity of award-winning instrumentalists Tom Morrow on fiddle, Liam Kelly on flute, and Shane Mitchell on accordion, have propelled Dervish into one of the most in-demand Celtic ensembles in the world. With its foundation in legendary pub sessions, its current high-energy style is the result of years of international touring.
Tickets are available at the box office, by calling 785-5326428, or at
Wareham Opera House.
The Historic Columbian Theatre presents Grand Celtic Music Tour, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Celtic culture, booths that showcase Celtic arts and crafts, musical instruments and food. After a journey through the cultural exhibition in the Swogger Gallery, try specialty samples of whiskies and enjoy an evening full of bagpipes, accordions and more.
Tickets: $15 for general admission.
Columbian Theatre.

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