Kansas Day celebration, plus ‘A Chorus Line’ at McCain

By Ben Hopper

C.L. Hoover Opera House present “Charlotte’s Web,” 3 p.m. TheatreWorks USA presents E.B. White’s beloved story of friendship, bravery, and selfless love. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 military, $7 students. C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City.


  College of Architecture, Planning and Design Lecture on Diversity: “Successive Approximations” by Ray Huff of Huff + Gooden Architects, 4 p.m. Huff is a founding partner of Huff + Gooden Architects and is the founding director of the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston, South Carolina. K-State Student Union Little Theatre.

School of Leadership Studies Community Cinema: “Soul Food Junkies,” 7 p.m. This film delves into the historical and controversial relationship between the African American community and soul food. Free and open to the public. Discussion following film screening. Town Hall Room.

PBR Monday, 6-11 p.m. PBR and bowling specials. K-State Student Union Recreation.


Kansas Day Celebration, 11 a.m.-noon. Lunch to follow. Celebrating the history, landscapes, poetry, and music of Kansas! Faculty will be sharing how they incorporate Kansas History into their teaching and outreach. Please register by visiting Hemisphere Room, Hale Library.

Kansas Day Program, 1 p.m. KTWU’s Sunflower Journeys Dave Kendall will share some of his video and experience in producing this documentary series about the state of Kansas. Refreshments will be served. Riley County Seniors’ Center.

Homeschool Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m. These free classes, on the first and last Tuesday of the month, are expanded versions of the ARTSmart classes and similar to our school tour offerings. Classes will be split by age so that older children may participate in more challenging discussion and activities. Younger children will participate in games or story time activities. Beach Museum of Art.

ARTSmart! Class: Museum of Wonder for All Ages, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Also Wednesday. Experience the wonder and variety of the visual world a we explore the many collections of K-State through the Museum of Wonder exhibition. Classes integrate art, science, language arts, math and history and help students develop critical thinking skills. Art projects will feature a wide variety of media. A version for toddlers and twos will be from 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesday. A class for 2-3 year olds will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, for 4-5 year olds from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday. A class for school age children will be 4:15-5:15 p.m. Thursday. Beach Museum of Art.

Freedom Alliance presents “Very Young Girls,” 7 p.m. “Very Young Girls” is an exposé of the commercial sexual exploitation of girls in New York City as they are sold on the streets by pimps and treated as adult criminals by police. The film follows barely adolescent girls in real time, using vérité and intimate interviews with them, documenting their struggles and triumphs as they seek to exit the commercial sex industry. The film also uses startling footage shot by pimps themselves, giving a rare glimpse into how the cycle of exploitation begins for many women. K-State Student Union Forum Hall.

McCain Performance Series presents “A Chorus Line,” 7:30 p.m. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, the singular sensation returns for an all-new tour. For tickets, visit or call (785) 532-6428.


Valentines Workshop for Adults, 6:30-8 p.m. Crafting for adults. Beach Museum of Art.

Discussion Series: Between Fences, 7 p.m. Ann Hawkins will lead a discussion of “The Wire Cutters” by Mollie Moore Davis, first published in 1889. Set during the 1880s Texas Wire-Cutting War, when fencing off the open plains set smallholders against the rich large-tract owners, this novel has all the trappings of a classic Western: cowboys, duels, and outlaws framed against the canvas of the struggle to survive on the frontier.  Facilitator Ann Hawkins teaches U.S. History at Washburn University, and U.S. and World History to homeschooled youth across northeast Kansas. Manhattan Public Library Groesbeck Meeting Room.

  Thursday Starts the Weekend, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Bowling and billiard specials. Union Recreation.


McCain Performance Series: Sweet Honey In The Rock, 7:30 p.m. The internationally renowned and Grammy-nominated a cappella ensemble, has been a vital and innovative presence in the music culture of Washington, D.C., and in communities of conscience around the world. Rooted in a deeply held commitment to create music out of the rich textures of African-American traditions, Sweet Honey In The Rock possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip-hop, ancient lullabies and jazz improvisation. Sweet Honey’s collective voice, occasionally accompanied by hand percussion instruments, produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms. McCain Auditorium.

  UPC Film: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” 8 p.m. Friday 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: Western Night, 9 p.m. Enjoy a boot scootin’, root tootin’, hoot-nanny. Live country music, mechanical bull rides, roping lessons and demonstrations, dancing and more. Co-Sponsored by K-State Rodeo Club and Country Swing and Two Step Club. Union Courtyard. 

  Rock’It Bowl, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Union Recreation.


  Manhattan Sertoma Club 51st Annual Pancake and Ground Hog Feed, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Pancakes, sausage and beverages will be served. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children 6-12 and may be purchased at the door. Children under 6 eat for free. HCI Fundraising will also be sponsoring a sale of fashion accessories, including jewelry, belts and scarves, and other items. The club’s name is a contraction of “SERvice TO MAnkind.” Its goal is to raise money to support speech and hearing programs and many other community organizations, such as the Senior Center, Shepherd’s Crossing, Ogden Friendship House, the Caroline Peine Transitional Center (Manhattan Emergency Shelter), Habitat for Humanity, and others. Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park.

  Rental Lane, 9 a.m.-noon. Rent a lane for $6 per hour plus shoe rental. Union Recreation.

  Oscar Winning Films: “The Social Network,” 2 p.m. The Library is showing a series of Oscar winning films leading up to the Oscars. Manhattan Public Library.

K-State Women’s Basketball vs. Kansas, 2 p.m. Bramlage Coliseum.


Annual Family Valentines Workshop,1:30-3 p.m. All the lace, ribbon and bling you need to create handmade Valentines, plus refreshments. This is a great chance for families to have fun together. $5 per child, $3 members, reservations are not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Beach Museum of Art.



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

K-State’s 20th Concert Band Clinic Concert, 1 p.m. Featuring 6 honor bands consisting of 600 students. McCain Auditorium.

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


Sing-a-long with Mr. Steve, 9:30 a.m. Bluestem Bistro.


Slowburn, 9 p.m. Cover: $3. Auntie Mae’s.



FORCES: The Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State University, through January 13. Celebrate the communities and the cultures of Manhattan and Fort Riley. Flint Hills Discovery Center.


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