John Denver tribute band, MAC watercolor exhibit

By Ben Hopper

There’s an unusually limited number of events on tap this week, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t worthwhile things to see and do. 

For instance, you can guarantee there will be sunshine on your shoulders this weekend by checking out the John Denver Tribute band at the Wareham Opera House on Saturday.  

Featuring Dustin West, Chris Harman, and Dorothy Harman, this is the region’s number one John Denver tribute band. 

Tickets to this 7 p.m. show are available at HyVee, RB Outpost and online at 

Meanwhile, here’s a look at other area events this weekend:



Gene Ernst Memorial Exhibit Opening Reception, 5-7 p.m.

This exhibit will feature many paintings and drawings by Ernst, a longtime member of MAC Watercolor Studio, Kansas Watercolor Society, and Columbian Artists. He retired asprofessor emeritus from the KSU Architecture department in 1992.

The exhibit features watercolors loaned by family, friends and various members of the community.

This exhibit is sponsored by memorial contributions made by his friends and family. The exhibit runs through February 15.

Manhattan Arts Center. Nathan Corsi, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.





Brothers Bly, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.






Deadline for Art and Writing Entries for the MLK Art and Essay Contest.

Sponsored by the Manhattan Public Library and supporters. Contact Keri Mills at (785) 776-4741 for information.


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


Flint Hills Bridal Show, noon-5 p.m. Free admission.

Manhattan Conference Center.


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.


Jazz Trio, 6-8 p.m. della Voce.

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