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‘Rocky Horror’ and more weekend fun

By Ben Hopper

It’s just a jump to the left…and then a few steps to the Manhattan Arts Center for the production of Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” this weekend.

“The Rocky Horror Show” tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror.

O’Brien’s musical cult classic is directed by Penny Cullers, and is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s.

The production is sponsored by Debbie Nuss and Brad Fenwick, Eileen Meyer, Olivia Collins and Sisters of Sound.

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

The show runs 10 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, as well as next weekend, August 15-17.

This show is recommended for adult audiences only, and not for youth under 18 years old. Cost is $16 for adults, $12 for military and students over 18.

Tickets may be purchased by phone at 785-537-4420, online at or at the Manhattan Arts Center located at 1520 Poyntz Ave. The box office is open noon-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Manhattan Arts Center is funded in part by the City of Manhattan and Friends of MAC.

Here’s a look at other area events.



Starving in Style featuring Monster Bow and Jade Archetype, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.


The Field Day Jitters, 9 p.m.

Cost: $3.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


Comedy Night at Karnivore with Blair Kocher, 9 p.m.

Karnivore, 3rd Street.




Negro Spirituals Concert, 7 p.m.

Featuring LaVerne Baker and March Caudle Kidd, pianist.

First United Methodist Church.


Arts in the Park: 7Bridges, 8 p.m.

An Eagles Tribute Band.

Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park.




Learn How to Bar Tend, 7-9 p.m.

Learn how to be a bartender. Learn techniques, tools and recipes. Free.

The Columbian Theatre.


Scott Helmer, 7:30 p.m.

Helmer is a master of reinvention and, like his music, an inspiration. His contagious, radio-friendly blend of rock and pop infuses memorable guitar riffs, catchy sing-along choruses and lyrics that tell real stories of love, pain and starting over.

Scott has opened up for legendary acts like Heart, Eddie Money, 3 Doors Down and Big Country, and is using music as a vehicle to connect with listeners on the deepest level.

Helmer is donating his performance at the CL Hoover Opera House as part of his Support Your Cause tour, a year-long effort to help charities and non-profit organizations raise $1 million. 

Cost: $24 adult, $21 military and senior (65+), $18 Student (18 and under).

To purchase tickets, call 785-238-3906 or visit

C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City.




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


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


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