Make time to see local sights at Get Around 2 It

By Ben Hopper

You have read Plan Your Weekend for years. But maybe you’ve never realized that there is so much to do in Manhattan. Well, now is your time to Get Around 2 It.

Visit more than 40 booths and learn about attractions in and around Manhattan and the Flint Hills from 5 to 8 p.m. at Blue Earth Plaza. Learn about the big-time attractions, activities and events of the Little Apple.

This weekend, there is a new event happening in the oldest shopping district in Kansas. Shop the ‘Ville’s most random sale yet: the Aggieville Garage Sale, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Businesses and outside vendors are cleaning out their garages, basements and storage units and putting out a pretty great variety of items from furniture, glassware, and T-shirts to whatever else you can imagine. Don’t miss this new event.

Here’s a look at other things you can get around to this weekend.




On The Spot Improv Weekly Show, 8 p.m.

Union Station, K-State Student Union.


Drunk Spelling Bee at 8:30 p.m. and On The Spot Improv at 10 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.


KSU Theatre presents “The Importance of Being Earnest,” 7:30 p.m. through Saturday. Also 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

For ticket information, visit

The Mark Chapman Theatre, Nichols Theatre.


The K-State Faculty Brass Quintet, 7:30 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.





LGBT Lecture: “Not Gay: Whiteness, Masculinity and the Re-Making of Homosexual Sex,” presentation by Jane Ward, associate professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at UC Riverside, 3:30 p.m.

13 Leasure Hall, K-State.


The Historic Columbian Theatre presents The Diamond W Wranglers, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Diamond W Wranglers have performed worldwide but have decided to make Kansas their home and will be performing during Kansas Sampler Festival 2014. Featuring Stu Stuart, Jim Farrell, Steve Crawford and Chip Worthington, they won the Will Rogers Award for 2008 Western Album of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists.

Cost: $15. Tickets are available for purchase at The Columbian Theatre Box Office, by phone at 785-456-2029 or at

Columbian Theatre, Wamego.


Washington Dance Studio presents “Dance Out Loud!” 7:30 p.m. Also 3 p.m. Sunday.

The Friday evening show will feature dancers fifth grade through seniors in high school. The Sunday matinee will showcase our younger students pre-school through fourth grade. Both shows will be highlighted with performances from the Core, Junior and Senior companies. Dance genres will be presented in Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop.

Tickets will be available at the McCain box office Monday, April 28.

McCain Auditorium.


UPC Film: “I Frankenstein,” 8 p.m. for $2 and 8 p.m. Sunday for $3.

K-State students and military receive $1 off.

K-State Student Union Forum Hall.


The Argyle Sky with Delicious Friction, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.


K-State After Hours: Fire and Ice Cream featuring A Different Spin, 8:30 p.m.

Fire jugglers and Call Hall ice cream, while supplies last.

Bosco Student Plaza.




Flint Hills Day, 7 a.m.

A celebration of the ecoregion and the culture and history of the Kaw Indian Nation. Activities outside the Discovery Center kick off at 7 a.m. with Run for the Hills fun run/walk, followed by a geocaching event from 10 a.m. to noon. Register for the run/walk at Proceeds from the race benefit “Solutions for Seniors,” a program of the North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging.

Activities inside the FHDC from noon to 4 p.m. include live raptor demonstrations by Milford Nature Center, Kaw Nation displays and activities for all ages, music by “The Skirts,” food vendors and gift store displays. At 6 p.m. the Kaw Nation will dance in the Blue Earth Plaza. Visit to purchase general admission tickets.

Blue Earth Plaza.


FHDC presents Footsteps in the Flint Hills: Insectify, 10 a.m.-noon.

Explore what little critters are crawling, buzzing and floating around us in the Flint Hills. Then journey through the gardens around the FHDC with nets and other tools to capture, explore, and release insects of all kinds. For ages 6-8. To register, visit

Beach Museum of Art Artist Talk: Take Shelter: An Installation by Tom Parish, 1 p.m.

Parish discusses his photography and research on Flint Hills native stone subterranean shelters. David Vail, PhD, public services archivist at K-State’s Morse Department of Special Collections, will provide historical context.

Beach Museum of Art.


Pi Kappa Alpha Crawfish Boil, 2 p.m.

A day of Louisiana-style food and fun featuring a variety of southern style food, music, and yard games. Sponsored by Vineyard Vines.

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2021 College View.


Free screening of “Jesus” film, 2 p.m.

In honor of its 35th anniversary, the film “Jesus” will be shown Saturday at Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

The 1979 work, known as “The Jesus Film” has been called the most watched film in history. It has been remastered with a new musical score.

Forum Hall, K-State campus.


Dylan Easterberg Benefit Concert, 7 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.


On The Spot Improv Senior and Alumni Show, 9 p.m.

K-State Student Union Little Theatre.



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

Bluestem Bistro.


Delta Sig Dogs, noon- 4 p.m.

Featuring an all-you-can-eat hot dog buffet and all-you-can-play-with puppies.

Sponsored by Delta Sigma Phi and Gamma Phi Beta.

Cost: $5 or purchase a T-shirt or tank. All proceeds benefit Four Paws Rescue, a local no-kill animal shelter.

Delta Sigma Phi, 11th and Fremont. 


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.


Student Recital Series: Piano Studio of Slawomir Dobrzanski, 2 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan, 481 Zeandale Road.


The Early Childhood Student Association presents Music in the Park, a fundraiser for the Irente Children’s Home in Lushoto, Tanzania, 3 p.m.

The Children’s Home is home for approximately 40 children, birth through 3 years of age, who have lost a parent. Children receive care by two cohorts of young women who are completing a two-year training program to work as caregivers. While full of love, the buildings in which the children live and play are in need of repair and other resources.

Free-will donations will be accepted for the Home.

We will be sending all proceeds with a group of faculty and students who are traveling to Tanzania this summer on a service-learning trip.

For more information, contact Katie Lierz at

City Park.


Organ recital, 4 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church at Eighth and Leavenworth streets will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Lynn Dobson organ with David Pickering playing music by Bach, Franck, Walcha and more.

Pickering is an associate professor in the music department at Kansas State Univerisity.

First Presbyterian Church.


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



KSU Wind Ensemble and KSU Wind Symphony, 7:30 p.m.

McCain Auditorium.

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