‘Rocky Horror,’ genealogy class and more

By The Mercury


The Manhattan Arts Center presents “The Rocky Horror Show,” 2 p.m. Also 10 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

“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.

Richard O’Brien’s musical cult classic “The Rocky Horror Show” 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.

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 located at 1520 Poyntz Ave.  The Manhattan Arts Center 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.





24th Annual Mercy Golf Classic, 10:30 a.m.

A benefit golf tournament supporting community health initiatives.

Call (785) 587-5462 for more information.

Colbert Hills Golf Course.


Riley County Genealogy Society Beginning Genealogy Class: Land records, 6:30 p.m.

For more information and registration, call (785) 565-6495. Limit 10 per class.

Riley County Genealogical Society Platt House.





Trivia Smack Down, 8 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.




Crafty Seniors Craft Show, through Saturday.

Manhattan Town Center.


MPL Chess Club, 3:30 p.m.

Manhattan Public Library.


Open Mic Comedy Night, 9 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.




Closing Reception for Rock Paper Scissors, 5-7 p.m.

This traveling exhibit features a variety of media from art faculty from Southeastern Missouri State.

Manhattan Arts Center.


The Columbian Theatre celebrates the 10th anniversary of “Hoo Haw,” 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Also August 22-24.

“Hoo Haw” is a country-style comedy performance. Korn County residents perform their antics along with musical performances featuring gospel and country music.

Hoo Haw began 10 years ago as a summer fundraiser that paid tribute to the 1970s classic TV series Hee Haw. What started as a parody quickly became a community favorite. For its 10th annual performance Hoo Haw is set to top the last nine years with a variety of good jokes and good music, organizers said.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary, the theater will host an anniversary party Aug. 16 immediately following the 7:30 p.m. performance, featuring a cash bar, hor’ dourves, live music, and opportunities to mingle with the cast.

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.




C.L. Hoover Opera House Movie Series: “Aerosmith: Rock for the Rising Sun,” 7:30 p.m.

In March 2011, Japan was beset by a huge earthquake, a monstrous tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant. In the autumn of 2011, despite advice to the contrary, Aerosmith brought their Back On The Road tour to Japan. This film follows the band on that tour combining full-length live tracks with behind the scenes footage, which is at times touching and emotional and at others humorous and insightful. More than anything else it demonstrates the Japanese fans’ love affair with Aerosmith and their music.

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.





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

Ancestry.com is a popular genealogy web search site. This class will teach you about Ancestry and how to navigate research tools. This is a beginning course in the basic tools or computer research at this site.  Please bring something from your genealogy files you would like to explore on Ancestry.

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.

The world’s most beloved ballet, performed by the ballet company which created dance stars Pavlova, Nureyev, Barishnikov and many more. Filmed in 2013 at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia this is a celebration of Tchaikovsky‚Äôs timeless genius.

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.








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


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





Elsa Cross, 9 p.m.

Cost: $2.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.




Ali Sperry & The Family Vacation, 7:30 p.m. 

Ali Sperry & The Family Vacation are a Nashville-based conglomeration of friends, roommates and lovers whose music combines elements of indie-pop, folk and rock.

Their songs are stories of love, of hearts broken and healing, and explorations of human relationships with ourselves and one another.

Cost: $18 adult, $15 military and senior (65+), $12 student (18 and under).

To purchase tickets, call 785-238-3906 or visit jcoperahouse.org.

C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City.





The Hat Town Goons, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.





Arts in the Park: Trampled Under Foot, 8 p.m.

An International Blues Challenge Winner.

Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park.





Illegal Smile, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.





Rock Paper Scissors, through August 15. A traveling exhibit of the Southeastern Missouri State Art Faculty, sponsored by Strecker-Nelson Gallery, features a variety of media. Manhattan Arts Center, noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday.

For the Love of Sky, through August 30. Strecker Nelson Art Gallery, 406 1/2 Poyntz Ave., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


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.


Igniting the Senses: Selections from the Permanent Collection, through October 5. Explores the science of multimodal sensory perception—the experience of one sense igniting another. Beach Museum of Art.


Dawoud Bey: Picturing People, through October 5. A collection ofDawoud Bey’s thought-provoking photographs. Beach Museum of Art.


Ice Age Imperials, through September 14. A rare opportunity to “touch” the Ice Age. Interact with real fossils from ancient animals like the saber-toothed cat, wooly mammoth, giant sloth, dire wolf, giant beaver and teeth from a huge prehistoric bear makes the Ice Age come alive for visitors like never before. Access is included with the cost of admission. Flint Hills Discovery Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

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