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Magicians and witches to invade K-State

Ben Hopper

By A Contributor

Things will get freaky in the K-State Student Union Forum Friday night as K-State After Hours presents magician Mike Super.

Super was named America’s Favorite Mystifier on NBC’s “Phenomenon.” He has also been named Entertainer of the Year, Best Performing Artist of the Year, and Best Novelty Performer Year through Campus Activities Magazine. He has appeared on The Tonight Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and more.

The 8 p.m. show in the K-State Student Union Forum Hall is free and open to the public.

K-State Theatre is also dabbling with the supernatural by bringing Robert Wards’ “The Crucible” to life this weekend in Nichols Theatre.

Directed by Jennifer Vellenga, the show is based off the Arthur Miller classic about McCarthyism and the Red Scare as told through the lens of the Salem witch trials, the opera tells the story of a man trying to protect his wife from the rumors of witchcraft spurred by his attention-hungry former mistress. The opera won the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Music and is one of the most performed operas by an American composer.

The show is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, call the McCain Box Office at (785) 532-6428.

Here’s a look at other area events:


Department of Art Visiting Artists Series Lecture: “The Unknown Shore” by Sangram Majumdar, 2:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Beach Museum of Art.

Lecture: Boho to IPO? The Sentimental and Unsentimental Education of the Artist by Robert Storr, 5:30 p.m. 114 Willard Hall.

“The Creation of Anne Boleyn” by Susan Bordo, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Alumni Center Ballroom.

K-State Music Department presents guest artists Eva Amsler, flute, and Shalev Ad-El, harpsichord, 5:45 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.

Thursday Starts the Weekend, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Bowling and billiards specials. K-State Student Union Recreation.



K-State Baseball vs.Hartford, 3 p.m. Also noon Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tointon Family Stadium.

English Department and Creative Writing Enthusiasts Reading: Ronaldo V. Wilson, poet, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wilson will read from his work. Student Union Little Theatre.

International Student & Scholar Services Coffee Hour Series: Pakistan, 4-5 p.m. Presented by Tariq Mahmood. Refreshments typical of the student’s home country will be served following the presentation. Free and open to the public. International Student Center.

Clay Center Fraternal Order of Eagles #3650 All-You-Can-Eat Mountain Oyster Fry, 6:30 p.m. Dinner includes mountain oysters or chicken, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, and bread. For information, contact the Clay Center Eagles at (785) 632-3521 after 5 p.m. Tickets: $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Clay Center Aerie, 419 Lincoln Avenue.

C.L. Hoover Opera House presents the Kelly Irish Band, 7:30 p.m. Cost: $17 adults, $15 military, $12 students. C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City.

The Columbian Theatre presents “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” 7:30 p.m. through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Also March 16-18. Cost: $15 adult, $10 military and students with ID, $5 children. Call (800) 899-1893 for tickets. Columbian Theatre, Wamego.

Book signing for “Waking Dreams” by Donna L. Potts, 7:30-9 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Pandora’s Project, which provides support and resources for survivors of sexual abuse and assault. Strecker Nelson Art Gallery.



UPC Film: “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” midnight for $2. Also 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday for $3. K-State Student Union Forum Hall.

Children’s and Adolescent Literature Community presents Hallows and Horcruxes Ball 5: A Wizard Rock Concert for Literacy. 7 p.m.-midnight. Featuring performances by Gred and Forge, Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills, Tonks and the Aurors, The Whomping Willows, Lauren Fairweather, Ministry of Magic, and Alex Carpenter. K-State Alumni Association.

K-State Women’s Center presents a Moonlight Walk on the Konza Prairie, 10 p.m.-midnight. Staff will accompany you on a moonlight hike at the Research Center, about 9 miles down McDowell Creek Road. Hike the peace-filled Konza under the stars and a full moon. Konza Prairie Research Center.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon. Bluestem Bistro.

Riley County Genealogical Society Lecture: “The 1940 Census” by Lori Cox-Paul, who is Director of Archival Operations for the National Archives at Kansas City, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. For information, contact Judy Regehr at (785) 770-2198. Manhattan Public Library Auditorium.

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

McCain Performance Series presents Jim Brickman in Concert —An Evening of Romance, 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call (785) 532-6428. McCain Auditorium.

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