Kenya Safari Acrobats, SpringDance, ‘Annie’

By Ben Hopper


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.

Manhattan Public Library Storytime Room.





Artist Talk with Photographer Dan Estabrook, 5:30 p.m.

Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall.




Flint Hills Discovery Center: Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: Upstream Downstream, 1-2 p.m.

This session will explore the adaptations of animals living in and around Flint Hills waterways. Kids ages 4-5 will get an up-close experience with a couple of these animals.

To register, visit


ARTSmart! Classes: Stormy Weather, through Friday.

For information and to register, email Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Beach Muesum of Art. 


Lecture: “Re-Considering Diversity as a Social Justice: A Compelling National Need of Global Imperative!” by Orlando Taylor, 3:30 p.m.

K-State Alumni Center.





K-State Department of Art Lecture: “Video Art as Public Art: Art as an Impetus for Self-determination” by New York-based artist Shani Peters, noon-1 p.m.

Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall.


C.L. Hoover Opera House presents the Kenya Safari Acrobats, 7 p.m.

Cost: $20 adults, $18 military/seniors and $15 students.

For tickets, call 785-238-3906 or visit or the box office.

C.L. Hoover Opera House.


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





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

Students are invited to learn, watch and play chess.

Manhattan Public Library.


Haylapalooza and Fun Fair, 4-8 p.m.

Live entertainment, contests, prizes, airbrush tattoos, inflatables, and more. Sponsored by the Haymaker Hall Governing Board.

Haymaker Hall.


Film: “Nostalgia for the Light,” 6:30 p.m.

Chile’s Atacama Desert, with zero humidity and located 10,000 feet above sea level, draws astronomers from all over the globe to view the skies through the world’s largest telescopes. But beneath the Atacama’s dry soil are preserved layers of human remains spanning the pre-Colombian era to the bodies of those “disappeared” after General Augusto Pinochet’s 1973 military coup. “Nostalgia for the Light” follows the stories of families searching for their loved ones, archeologists, and astronomers who converge in this otherworldly place. Presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

In conjunction with Painting Borges: Philosophy Interpreting Art Interpreting Literature.

Beach Museum of Art.


MLA TALK Series: “The Milagro Beanfield War” by John Nichols, 7 p.m.

Manhattan Public Library.


On The Spot Improv Show, 8 p.m.

Union Station, K-State Student Union.


Drunk Spelling Bee II: Spelltastic Drunkitude, 9:30 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.



ZOOfari Tails: Porcupines in Love, 10 a.m.

Animal-themed stories and animal artifacts from the Sunset Zoo staff. Some programs include a live animal as well. Monthly book give-away sponsored by Claflin Books.

Families who attend can be entered into a drawing for a free one-year Friends of Sunset Zoo family membership. (Drawing in December.)

Manhattan Public Library Auditorium.


Lecture ““Hushpuppy, Hauntings, and Hurricanes: African American Girls Braving Storms, Inside and Out” by Michelle Martin, scholar from the University of South Carolina, 3:30 p.m.

Leadership Studies Town Hall.


MAC Dance Attack Auditions, 5-6:30 p.m.

Auditions are open to all styles of dance, from beginner to advanced dancers. For more information, contact event coordinator Laura Vallejo at

Manhattan Arts Center.


K-State School of Music, Theatre, and Dance presents SpringDance 2014, 7:30 p.m. though Saturday.

Celebrate the arrival of the most joyful time of the year with K-State dance as we present an evening of tap, jazz, ballet and modern dance pieces performed by our students. For tickets, visit or call 785-532-6428.

McCain Auditorium.


The Historic Columbian Theatre presents “Annie,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Also April 4-6 and April 11-13.

The first Broadway performance of Annie opened in 1977 and has become a popular, timeless musical. The Wamego production is directed by Mindy Thierolf, and features Aubrey Hildebrand as Annie, Lauren Brown as Miss Hannigan, Stephanie Bowker as Grace, Robert Vaile as Daddy Warbucks, Michael Carson as Rooster and Maggie Shermoen as Lily and Bryan Scruggs. Ticket Prices: $20 adults, $15 students and children.

For tickets and information, visit or call 785-456-2029.

The Columbian Theatre.


UPC Film: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” 10:30 p.m. for $2.

Also 7 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday for $3.

K-State Student Union Forum Hall.





Tuttle Creek State Park Open House, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Featuring a nature/birding hike with Ted Cable from 9-11 a.m. beginning at the State Park office; archery range events from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., which includes archer shooting, sling shot shooting, hatchet throwing and crossbow shooting (All equipment provided); and a cabin open house with refreshments from 9 a.m.-noon.

Free entrance into the Park all day. Purchase a permit at the office from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

For information, call 785-539-7941.

Tuttle Creek State Park.


Analog Games Day, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Enjoy board games, cards, and interactive fiction.

Great Room, Hale Library.








Student Recital Series: Tuba and Euphonium Studio of Steven Maxwell, 7:30 p.m.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.


Local Love February/March Final Round, 9:30 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.





Student Recital Series: Flute Studio of Karen Large, 7:30 p.m.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.


Casey Donahew Band, 8 p.m.

Cost: $20 advance, $22 day of show.

Wareham Opera House.


The Last Honky Tonk Music Series, 9 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.




UPC presents K-State Idol, season 11, 7 p.m.

Featuring ten talented K-State students and Riley Brown, a former contestant on American Idol.

K-State Student Union Forum Hall.


Reckless Kelly, 8 p.m.

Cost: $15.

Wareham Opera House.


Get Busy Living with Daydream Empire and Call Your Own, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.




Manhattan Arts Center presents the KSU Saxophone Gala Concert, 7:30 p.m.

Music from many different genres will be performed by K-State students under the direction of Anna Marie Wytko.

For tickets, visit or call 785-537-4420.

Manhattan Arts Center.


Red State Blues Band, 8 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.





McCain Performance Series presents the Soweto Gospel Choir, 7:30 p.m.

The Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African gospel music. For tickets and more information, visit

McCain Auditorium.

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