Kaw Valley Rodeo, One-Act Play Festival and more

By Ben Hopper

Are you tough? Tough enough to wear pink?

The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association and Cox Bros. BBQ present the Tough Enough to Wear Pink Spaghetti Dinner, a benefit event for K-State’s Johnson Cancer Research Center.

The event is from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church at 801 Leavenworth.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 children ages 5-12. It is free for children 4 and younger. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 785-532-6705.

Here’s a look at other area events.




Minecraft Gaming, 2 p.m.

Manhattan Public Library.


MPL Chess Club, 3:30-6 p.m.

Students are invited to learn, watch and play chess.

Manhattan Public Library.


Manhattan Public Library Summer Reading Program: Fizz Boom Read, through July 31.

People of all ages from babies to teens to grandparents can participate. It’s free to sign up, and all you have to do is keep track of the time you spend reading in order to win fun prizes, like free books and gift certificates to local restaurants. Last year more than 3,000 people participated in summer reading and together logged more than 1,000,000 minutes of reading time.

Registration for the 2014 program begins June 1, either online at www.MHKLibrary.org or at the library. Reading logs will begin June 1 and last until July 31.


The Reiters, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.





Young Artist Celebration and Reception, 3-5 p.m.

Visit the Young Curators exhibition and view works created in the Young Artists Program. Featuring performances by the Young Musicians and readings in the galleries by the K-State English Department’s Young Writers Program participants. Refreshments will be served, open to the public.

Beach Museum of Art.


The third-annual One Act Play Festival, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The festival, directed by Brent Sigman, will include three plays:

“No Shoulder” is written by Nina Shengold and directed by Laura Vallejo.

“The Role of Della” is written by John Wooten and directed by Dianne Paukstelis.

“Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All To You” is written by Christopher Durang and directed by Marci Maullar.

Not recommended for children.

Tickets: $12 for adults, $6 for military and students.

Manhattan Arts Center.


C.L. Hoover Opera House’s Opera, Schmopera! Series presents “Churchill,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

In April 1955, on the eve of his resignation as Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill recalls his uniquely eventful career filled with the history-changing events and people, glorious speeches, pithy comments, wit and wisdom that shaped his legacy. Starring Andrew Edlin.

Tickets: $18 adults, $15 military and seniors, $12 students.

For tickets and information, visit jcoperahouse.org.

C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City. 


Arts in the Park presents Americana singer/songwriter Randy McAllister, 8 p.m.

Larry Norvell Band Shell.


Ben Shardein, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.




Slow Burn, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.


Wells the Traveler, 9 p.m.

Cost: $3.

Aggie Central Station.




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


Scott Senn, Jazz pianist, 6-8:30 p.m.


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