OK Kids Day, Brew at the Zoo, Broadway master class

By Ben Hopper


The Columbian Theatre celebrates the 10th anniversary of “Hoo Haw,” 2 p.m. Also 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Hoo Haw” is a comedy performance in which Korn County residents perform their antics along with gospel and country music.

Tickets: $20 adults, $15 children and students. Please contact The Columbian Theatre for group tour discounts. Purchase tickets at box office 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, by phone at 785-456-2029 or at www.ColumbianTheatre.com.


Riley County Genealogy Society Workshop: Using Ancestry.com as a basic genealogy tool, 2 p.m.

Free, but pre-registration required. For more information and registration, call (785) 565-6495.

Manhattan Public Library Computer Classroom.


C.L. Hoover Opera House Cultural Film Series: “Swan Lake,” 2 p.m.

Cost: $7 adults, $5 military, seniors 65 plus and students 18 and under. Tickets available at the door or only at jcoperahouse.org.

C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City.


The Manhattan Arts Center presents “The Rocky Horror Show,” 2 p.m. 

Evan Tuttle portrays Frank N Furter, and Tyler Woods portrays both Magenta and Usherette.

This show is recommended for adult audiences only. Cost: $16 for adults, $12 for military and students (age 18+). Tickets can be purchased by phone at 785-537-4420, online at www.manhattanarts.org, or at the Manhattan Arts Center at 1520 Poyntz Ave. 




MAC Auditions for “Cats,” 7-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

“Cats” is by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot. The production will run September 26-28 and October 2-5.

Prepare a song no longer than 2 minutes. Bring sheet music for accompaniment. Casting 21 parts, for actors age 8-108.

For information, call 785-532-4420.




Trivia Smack Down, 8 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.





Zoofari Tails, 10 a.m.

Featuring stories about animals. Children’s librarians and zoo docents will read stories, followed by zoo staff showing animals and animal artifacts or leading tours to specific exhibits.

Free admission for families attending the ZOOfari Tails program.

Sunset Zoo.


Brew at the Zoo, 6-9 p.m.

Enjoy hand-crafted samples at this annual fundraiser benefitting Sunset Zoo and its wildlife conservation efforts. Relax in the wild of Sunset Zoo while enjoying samples of cold brews, yummy appetizers, great entertainment, live encounters with Sunset Zoo’s animal ambassadors and more.

Sunset Zoo.




OK Kids Day, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Family-oriented outdoor fun. No vehicle permits required at Tuttle Creek State Park.


C.L. Hoover Opera House presents Liz Callaway: My Life (So Far), 2 p.m.

Callaway, a Tony-nominated and Emmy-winning actress, has been a major international talent for many years. In this workshop, Liz will share her experiences as a Broadway star and world-class cabaret vocalist.

To attend this master class, call the Box Office at (785) 238-3906.

Manhattan Public Library presents Art Happens, 6:30-10 p.m.

This is an evening of art in the making, refreshments, and good company. This year our featured artist is Oscar Larmer (watercolors). Our demonstrating artists are Skyler Harper (ceramics), Marsha Jensen (basket weaving), Peggy Anderson (glass beads), and Jim Hodgson (glass blowing). Enjoy performances by Nora and Gordon Lewis, Penny Cullers, Mary Renee Shirk, and K-State’s Poet in a Box.

Tickets: $75 each (fully tax deductible donation)

Call or email at 785-537-4420 or office@manhattanarts.org.

Manhattan Arts Center.

C.L. Hoover Opera House’s Opera, Schmopera! Series presents Liz Callaway, 7:30 p.m.

Renowned for her collaborations with Steven Sondheim, her portrayal of Grizabella in Broadway’s “Cats” and for providing the singing voices of Disney film characters including Anastasia and Princess Jasmine, this Tony-nominated and Emmy-winning singer brings her New York cabaret to the Flint Hills.

Tickets: $24 adults, $21 military and seniors, $18 students.

For tickets and information, visit jcoperahouse.org.

C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City.


Greek Affairs and Union Program Council Outdoor Film: “The Sandlot,” 10:30 p.m.

Free. Part of Housing and Dining’s Late Night Breakfast from 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Memorial Stadium.





Flint Hills Bridal Expo, noon-4 p.m.

Featuring wedding professionals from the area showcasing their services.

Four Points by Sheridan.


C.L. Hoover Opera House Cultural Film Series: “Great Expectations,” 2 p.m.

Filmed in February 2013, the Dickens classic was performed for the first time ever on stage in London’s West End as part of global celebrations honoring the 200th anniversary of Dickens’ birth.

Cost: $7 adults, $5 military, seniors 65 plus and students 18 and under. Tickets available at the door or only at jcoperahouse.org.

C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City.


K-State Convocation, 5:45 p.m.

The official start to the academic year featuring special presentations.

Bramlage Coliseum.


K-State Kickoff, 7 p.m. 

Learn K-State traditions.

Snyder Family Stadium.

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