K-State Theatre, Open Mic, Harry Potter 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.

Family Valentine’s Workshop, 1:30 p.m. Beach Museum of Art.

Clay Open Studio, 6 p.m. Cost: $7 per session, plus supplies. For information, contact the Manhattan Arts Center.

UPC Film: “Captain Phillips,” 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.

First Monday Gaming, 3:30 p.m. Play video games on the Wii, Xbox or PS3. Public Library.



Watercolor Open Studio, 9 a.m. Manhattan Arts Center East Annex.

Early Release Workshop: Mosaics, 2-3:30 p.m. Beach Museum.

Free Kids’ Movie: “Dear Dumb Diary,” 2 p.m. Public Library.

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




Crafty Seniors Plus Craft Sale featuring handcrafted items by senior citizens, through Saturday. Manhattan Town Center.

K-State Theatre presents the triple-Tony-Award-winning comedy “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza, 7:30 p.m. through Saturday. Also 7:30 p.m. February 13-15 and 2:30 p.m. February 16. 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.

Open Mic Poetry/Spoken Word Night, 8 p.m. Aggie Central Station.




The Historic Columbian Theatre presents the musical comedy “Nunsese,”  7:30 p.m. Also 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Also February 13-14 and February 16. The musical starts off with the five remaining Little Sisters of Hoboken. They have 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 adults, $15 for students and children. For tickets and information, visit or call (785) 456-2029.

McCain Performance Series present Quixotic, 7:30 p.m. A hypnotic fusion of dance, live music, aerial acrobatics, visual effects and high fashion. For tickets, visit or call (785) 532-6428.

UPC Film: “Last Vegas,” 8 p.m. for $2. Also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday for $3. K-State Student Union Forum Hall.

K-State After Hours: comedian Ron Funthes, 10 p.m. Featured on “Conan” and “Esquire” magazine’s best new comics list and Buzzfeed’s “14 New Comedians You Should Pay Attention To.” Free. Student Union Forum Hall. 




Putters and Pancakes, a benefit for The First Tee, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Cost: $15 adults, $8 youth. Includes a pancake buffet and 9-hole miniature golf tournament. Prizes fro men, women, and youth. Colbert Hills Clubhouse.

Harry Potter Back-to-School Feast, 7 p.m. Harry Potter buffet and activities and entertainment Tickets: $12 K-State students, $16 non-students. Order tickets at (785) 532-6571 by 5 p.m. Wednesday. Sponsored by UPC, K-State Libraries, and the Harry Potter Alliance. The Great Room, a.k.a. Harry Potter Room, Hale Library.




Riley County Genealogy Society presents “Miller House: History and Reconstruction” Ron Wells, 2 p.m. Wells, currently serving as a Riley County Commissioner, was born and raised on a farm in Riley County. He is a graduate of the Manhattan Catholic Schools. He served in the 891st Engineer Battalion of the Kansas National Guard. Public Library. 

  McCain Student Showcase, 4 p.m. K-State students share their creativity and achievement. McCain Auditorium.






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

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

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