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Manhattan Bridal Show, Green Day musical, and more

By The Mercury


Manhattan Bridal Show, noon-4 p.m. Area-wide vendors will be displaying products and services. K-State Alumni Center.

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.

McCain Performance Series presents “Everybody’s Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story,” 4 p.m. When summer began in 1947, television was new, the sound barrier had not been broken and baseball was a white man’s game. By the fall, all that had changed. This new play with music by Mad River Theater Works shows the events that shaped Jackie Robinson’s character, his struggle to gain acceptance and the tremendous obstacles he overcame on his way to changing the face of our nation and our national pastime.  Recommended for age 8 and up. For tickets and information, visit McCain Auditorium.



Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, 8 a.m. Featuring Rev. January Kiefer from University United Methodist Church of Topeka. A breakfast buffet will be available for $10 per person. Limited seating. Four Points by Sheraton, 530 Roberts Drive.

Flint Hills Discovery Center Adventure Camp: Animals through Time, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Many animals have traveled through the Flint Hills throughout the past 250 million years. Pre-registration is required. For 3rd-6th grade. Visit to register.

A Day On, Not A Day Off: Remember. Act. Celebrate, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Individuals and groups can pre-register to volunteer at Volunteers will be able to register at the Mall for afternoon opportunities. Questions call HandsOn Kansas State and (785) 532-3670.

Toddler Move and Groove Storytime, 10 a.m. For a complete list of storytimes, visit Public Library.


MLK Jr. King Holiday Celebration, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Join the community in this all day celebration of entertainment, community sharing and recognition of those committed to Dr. King’s vision of community, leadership, and service. The MLK Jr. Quilt and Mural will be on display. MLK Jr. King Art and Writing & Spirit of MLK Jr. Community Service Awards Recognition at noon. Refreshments at 4 p.m. Manhattan Town Center Mall.


MLK Jr. Storytime, 2 p.m. Public Library.


Manhattan Arts Center auditions for the play “Harvey,” 7-9 p.m. Also Tuesday. Both male and female actors age 18 and up, and one female 16 or older are needed. For more information, visit or call (785) 537-4420.




UPC Poster Sale, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. through Friday. K-State Student Union Courtyard.

Tech Tuesday: Intro to Android Tablets, 2-4 p.m. Focusing on the basic features of your tablets and how to get the most out of them. Please remember to bring your own devices. Register at




McCain Performance Series presents “Green Day’s American Idiot,” 7:30 p.m. A critical smash on Broadway and in London, the two-time Tony Award winning hit musical “American Idiot” tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia.  Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, “American Idiot” boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. Warning: Contains adult content and strong language. For tickets and information, visit .McCain Auditorium.




Local Laughs: Open Mic Comedy, 8 p.m. Aggie Central Station.




UPC Film: “Ender’s Game,” 8 p.m. 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: Mind Reader Mark Toland, 10:30 p.m. Free. Student Union Forum Hall.




Film: “ Soundtrack for a Revolution: A documentary film by Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman, 1 p.m. Featuring songs of protest from the Civil Rights Era. Part of MLK Observance Week 2014. Free. Beach Museum of Art.


Manhattan Public Library Groundbreaking Ceremony, 1 p.m.




C.L. Hoover Opera House presents Garry’ Krinsky’s Toying with Science, 3 p.m. A fun-filled, interactive show. Cost: $12 adults, $10 military/seniors, $7 students. C.L. Hoover Opera House.






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

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




Local Love Round 3, 8 p.m. Aggie Central Station.




Hale Library Concert Series: The Flint Hills Trio of Kansas, 7:30 p.m. Featuring cellist David Littrell, pianist Amanda Arrington and soprano Janie Brokenicky. Assisted by flautist Karen Large. Cost: $30 adults, $10 students. For information, call Darchelle Martin (785) 532-7442. Hemisphere Room, Hale Library.

The Show: The Mathematics with Starving in Style and Vela, 9 p.m. Aggie Central Station.




Manhattan Arts Center’s BirdHouse fine acoustic music series presents bluegrass and folk duo Anne and Pete Sibley, 7:30 p.m. The Sibleys were winners of the Great American Duet Sing-Off on “A Prairie Home Companion” in 2009. Sponsored by Enid & Lew Cocke, Jon and Kathy Murdock, and Kevin and Jenny Murdock For tickets or more information visit or call (785) 537-4420. Manhattan Arts Center.

Mountain Sprout with The Boondogglers, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.




Union Program Council – BIG Names, BIG Events, through January 24. Highlighting recent major events hosted by UPC. William T. Kemper Art Gallery, K-State Student Union, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Visual Inquiry: 2013 Kansas State University Art Faculty Exhibition, through February 2. Diverse in vision, media, and execution, the works in this exhibition demonstrate visual investigations that form the studio practices of the Kansas State University Department of Art faculty.  Beach Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

F. Gene Ernst Memorial Exhibit, through February 15. Featuring paintings and drawings by Ernst, a longtime member of MAC Watercolor Studio, Kansas Watercolor Society, and Columbian Artists. Manhattan Arts Center, noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday.

Prairie As Muse—The Flint Hills Discovery Show Comes Home, through March 1. The expanse of the Flint Hills presented by 46 artists—paintings and sculpture—is represented in this exhibit which has been at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Strecker Nelson Art Gallery, 406œ Poyntz, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Football: The Exhibit, through June 1. Think you’ve got the skills to go pro? Football is a 3,000 sq. ft. exhibition that introduces visitors to the science, math and technology behind the game and how they relate to our everyday lives. Test your throwing skills in the Passing Cage area. Try to match the speed of an NFL running back. Flint Hills Discovery Center, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.


John Steuart Curry and Kansas: The Muse is Not Amused, through May 11. The Beach Museum of Art’s holdings of approximately 900 John Steuart Curry paintings, prints, and drawings represents one of the largest—if not the largest—collections of the artist’s work. Beach Museum of Art.

2013 Common Work of Art, through May 25. View the photograph “Flavio Amuses Smaller Brothers and Sisters (Holding Up Torn Paper)” by Gordon Parks, presented in conjunction with K-State Book Network’s 2013 Common Book, “Ready Player One.” Beach Museum of Art.


Joan Backes: Where the Heart Belongs, through September 7. The open structures created by artist Joan Backes invite various interpretations and questions about the notion of “house” and “home.” Beach Museum of Art.



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