One-act operas, St. Patrick’s Day parade and more

By Ben Hopper


HandsOn Kansas State Fake Patty’s Day Clean Up: “There’s Nothing Fake About the Mess We Make,” 10 a.m.


Manhattan Arts Center presents “Harvey,” a play by Mary Chase, 2 p.m.

This play is generously sponsored by Friends of Carole Setser, in memory of David Chastan, and in memory of Charlotte Edelman. To reserve tickets, please call (785) 537-4420 or visit


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.


K-State Theatre presents two one act operas: “Trial by Jury” by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan and “The Old Maid and the Thief” by Gian Carlo Menotti, 2:30 p.m.

This afternoon of opera promises both a lighthearted satire and a twisted tale of morals and evil.

“Trial by Jury” is a comedic opera concerning a trial for a breach-of-promise marriage, and “The Old Maid and the Thief” is a radio opera following a small town woman and a tale of evil, womanly power.

Directed by Reginald Pittman. For tickets, visit or call (785) 532-6428.

Nichols Theatre.


UPC Film: “Frozen,” 8 p.m. for $3.

Student Union Forum Hall.





Toddler Move and Groove Storytime, 10 a.m. For more storytimes, visit

Manhattan Public Library. 

2014 Shugart Lecture: Cynthia Kiser Murphey, 1:30 p.m.

Kiser Murphey, president and COO of New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, will present the 40th Annual Shugart Lecture. The event is free and open to the public.

Student Union Forum Hall.





18th Annual K-State Leadership Seminar featuring Ed O’Mallery, president and CEO of the Kansas Leadership Center.

K-State Student Union.

KSBN Book Launch, 11 a.m. Find out the 2014 common reading program book.

Student Union Courtyard.


Film Screening: the first segment of nature photographer Michael Forsberg’s “Great Plains: America’s Lingering Wild” series, 6-8 p.m.

The theme of this screening is “Water” and will be followed by discussion with Kansas State University’s Tim Keane, professor of landscape architecture and a faculty affiliate of the Urban Water Institute at K-State Olathe, and Elizabeth Dodd, university distinguished professor of English, writer and poet.

The “Great Plains: America’s Living Wild” documentary series follows Forsberg as he examines the remaining wildness in the Great Plains of North America. Free.

101 Bluemont Hall.


Manhattan Arts Center’s third and final Empty Bowls Throw-a-Thon, 7-9 p.m.

This fundraiser is sponsored by the K-State Women’s Center for the Empty Bowls project. For just $5, stop in to the MAC Creative Arts clay studio and throw a bowl, which will then be donated and sold in the community to raise funds to end hunger.

For more information, search the K-State Women’s Center Facebook.

Manhattan Arts Center.





English Department Colloquium: “On the Pleasures of Not Knowing What You’re Looking For” by Joe Sutliff Sanders, assistant professor, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Union Little Theatre.


Film Screening: the second segment of nature photographer Michael Forsberg’s “Great Plains: America’s Lingering Wild” series, 6-8 p.m.

Screening of a second segment of the “Great Plains: America’s Lingering Wild” series.

This segment will focus on “Land” and will be followed by discussion with Tim Crews, director of research and an ecologist at the Land Institute in Salina; Shreepad Joglekar, assistant professor of art at K-State; and John Briggs, K-State professor of biology and director of the Konza Prairie Biological Station. UMB Theater, Beach Museum of Art.

Motivational and inspirational message by John Michael Talbot, 7 p.m. through Friday.


Talbot is a singer and songwriter and the founder of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity monastic community, but he speaks non-denominationally. Free and open to the public, though a free-will offering will be available.

St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Wamego.

Trivia Smack Down, 8 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.


Local Laughs: Open Mic Comedy, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.  





MPL Chess Club, 3:30-6 p.m. Students are invited to learn, watch and play chess.

Manhattan Public Library.




Reinvent Your White T-Shirt, 11 a.m.

Turn your plain, white T-shirt into a work of art by using tape and spray paint. Some plain, white tees will be available. Bring your own to guarantee that you will have one.

Manhattan Public Library.


Minecraft & Wii Play Day, 2-3:30 p.m.

Kids are invited to play Wii games on our big screen or play Minecraft in our computer classroom. Sign up in the auditorium starting at 2 p.m.

Manhattan Public Library.


FTW: The Best Game Show in the History of Ever, 7 p.m.

FTW is a monthly game show event at Aggie Central Station. FTW combines aspects classic game shows, physical challenges, and trivia into one epic night.

Aggie Central Station.


K-State After Hours: Pancakes and Pi featuring “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” 8 p.m. Free.

Little Theatre.





Manhattan Arts Center presents Blarney Breakfast, our annual green eggs and ham extravaganza, 7:30-10-:30 a.m.

This fundraiser is sponsored by Gayle and Tom Bennett. Advance tickets can be purchased online at or in person at the Manhattan Arts Center or Claflin Books & Copies.

Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Kite’s (Aggieville).


36th Annual Aggieville St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Road Race, 10 a.m.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Aggieville. Races begin at 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Parade starts at 2 p.m.

Aggieville Business District.


Manhattan Arts Center presents the Paul Mesner Puppets: The Comical Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard, 4 p.m.

This all-ages performance is sponsored by Little Apple Optimist Club, Margaret Walker and Joan Shull.

Tickets are available by calling 785-537-4420 or visiting 

After the show, kids can come to the Puppet-Making Open House and make their own paper bag puppets to take home.

Manhattan Arts Center.





Riley County Genealogical Society Educational Program: “Using Travel as a Tool for Genealogical Research” by Vickie Holverson, 2 p.m.

Holverson, a Kansas native and lifelong Kansas resident, became interested in genealogy about four years ago. She has done research by traveling both in the United States and in Germany.

She will discuss the tools needed to plan your trip, maximize your time during travel and what to do with the information at the end of your travels.

Manhattan Public Library.








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

Bluestem Bistro.


KSU Concert Band, 3 p.m.

McCain Auditorium.


Jazz Trio, 6-8 p.m.

della Voce.





KSU Wind Ensemble and KSU Wind Symphony will play with the St. Charles High School Band from St. Charles, Ill., 7:30 p.m.

McCain Auditorium.


Organist David Pickering, 7:30 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.





Student Recital Series: Organ Music for a Wednesday Morning, 11:30 a.m.

All Faiths Chapel.


KSU Jazz Bands. Wayne Goins, Director. 7:30 p.m.

Forum Hall.


Faculty and Guest Artists: PEN Trio — Nora Lewis, oboe; Phillip Paglialonga, clarinet, and Eric Varner, bassoon, 7:30 p.m.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.





General Student Recital, 11:30 a.m.

All Faiths Chapel.


KSU Jazz Combos, 7:30 p.m.

Union Station, K-State Student Union.





Jessica Paige with Woody Pines, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.





Celtic Set with Hotel Gypsies and The Reiters, 4 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.

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