Memorial Day, Nothing Fest, summer reading

By Ben Hopper


Trivia Smack Down, 8 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.





The Historic Columbian Theatre present “Singing in the Rain,” 7:30 p.m. through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Also June 6-8, June 11 and June 13-15.

Directed by Widge Yager.

Tickets: $20 adults, $15 children and students. Group tour discounts available.

Tickets are available for purchase at The Columbian Theatre Box Office or by phone from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Call 785-456-2029 or visit

Columbian Theatre, Wamego.



Second Chance Prom, 8:30 p.m.

Back to the ’90s. Featuring cash and prizes for best dressed. Dance and party the night away to some of your favorite tunes from 90s and today.

Tickets at Hy-vee or online at Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Wareham Opera House.





The Nothing Festival, all day.

Let’s all just come together on this great day and celebrate… nothing.

You know that special time late in May, when school’s out, summer’s just beginning, and we all take that big sigh of relief? Finally, an event (or non-event) to celebrate having a little more free time.

Enjoy a cup of coffee. Stroll down the sidewalk and chat with friends. Take your family out for a donut or just lie on a blanket in Triangle Park.

We love and appreciate K-State and its students, but isn’t it great to kind of feel like we have our town back for awhile? That’s the idea behind The Nothing Festival: to celebrate the town we call home.

THREAD (1224 Moro St.) is selling T-shirts with The Nothing Festival logos on them for $15/each. All proceeds benefit the Aggieville BusinessAssociation and the Aggieville Street Lighting Project.




All Ages Storytime, 11 a.m.

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 million minutes of reading time.

Registration for the 2014 program begins June 1, either online at or at the library.

Reading logs will begin June 1 and continue until July 31.





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

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





Tuesdays with Chappie, 9 p.m.

  O’Malley’s Alley.




Local Love May — Final Round, 9:30 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.





Ace Reporter Sam Sargent’s Birthday Show, 9 p.m.

  Aggie Central Station.




Tyler Gregory, 9 p.m.

Cost: $4.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.



Intentional Beauty. Featuring abstract expressionist paintings by Jennifer Rivera and sculptural ceramics by Carol Long. Strecker Nelson Art Gallery, 406 1/2 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-square-foot 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. Learn the trajectory for kicking a field goal.

This highly interactive exhibit brings all the excitement and experience of playing football while also revealing the science that makes it all possible. Flint Hills Discovery Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.


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, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

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