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Jazz brunch, The Yawpers, photography contests and more

By The Mercury


Jazz Brunch, 11 am-1 pm Bluestem Bistro.

Award-winning folk musicians Connie Dover and Kelly Werts, 3 p.m. Blending Dover’s lush voice with Werts’ prowess on guitar, the duo brings together songs from the Celtic traditions with music of Appalachia and the American West.

Their recorded music includes the Emmy Award-winning soundtrack for the PBS Civil War documentary, “Bad Blood.”

Tickets: $20 adults, $18 military and seniors, $15 students 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the C.L. Hoover Opera House box office at (785) 238-3906. C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City.

K-State Percussion Ensemble, 3 p.m. McCain Auditorium.

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


Guest Artist: Stephan Kunzar, tuba. 7:30 p.m. Kirmser Hall, formally 204 McCain.




Performance of “Nature’s Law,” 7:30 p.m. Written by Laurel Littrell, performed by the Kansas State Orchestra. Free admission. This piece was commissioned for the Sesquicentennial Celebration and was performed at the February 14 Kick Off 150th Event. McCain Auditorium.




Student Recital Series: Tuba and Euphonium Studio of Steven Maxwell, 7:30 p.m. Kirmser Hall, formally 204 McCain.

Local Love October Round 3, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.




Konza Wind Quintet, 7:30 p.m. All Faith Chapel.

McCain Performance Series presents The World Blues Tour featuring Taj Mahal and Guests, 7:30 p.m. The World Blues Tour is a celebration of American blues music’s global influence.

Anchored by iconic folk-blues legend Taj Mahal, the evening also will feature the soulful South African blues of guitarist/vocalist Vusi Mahlasela and the modern rock and roll perspective of Fredericks Brown, a band featuring Taj’s daughter, Deva Mahal. For ticket information, visit McCain Auditorium.

Acoustic Open Jam Night, 9:30 p.m. Aggie Central Station.




The Manhattan Arts Center presents an evening of classical music by cellist Anne Clark and pianist Jean Hendricks, 7 p.m. For tickets and information, visit or call (785) 537-4420. Manhattan Art Center.

The K-State Singers 60th Anniversary Reunion: Boys vs. Girls, 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets: $5. At the door: students and military $7, non-students $10. McCain Auditorium.

The Yawpers, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.




The Blue Fruit Snacks with Chase Fortune, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.




K-State Men’s Choir 125th Anniversary reunion, 3 All Faiths Chapel.

Student Recital Series: voice studio of Cheryl Richt, 5:45 p.m. Kirmser Hall.




Flint Hills Masters, through November 2. This historic exhibit by 47 of the most influential artists of the Flint Hills features paintings (watercolor, pastel and oil) and sculptures (ceramic, bronze, stone, and found objects) showing the beauty, variety and scope of this landscape we call home, through the eyes of artists for whom the Flint Hills is a subject to visit again and again.

Exhibit runs August 23 through November 2 and is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Strecker Nelson Art Gallery, 406œ Poyntz.

39th Annual Photography Contest, through November 11. William T. Kemper Art Gallery, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. K-State Student Union.

Generations of Success: K-State History in Special Collections, through December 31.

The exhibit features artifacts and papers that reflect the growth of the university since its inception in 1863, documenting K-State’s history using items from the Richard L.D. & Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections. Fifth Floor Gallery, Hale Library, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


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