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‘Romeo and Juliet’ ballet, Flint Hills Day and more

By The Mercury



Read to Dogs, 2-4 p.m.

Read to a certified therapy dog.

Manhattan Public Library Storytime Room.


McCain Performance Series. “Romeo and Juliet.” Moscow Festival Ballet, 4 p.m.

Shakespeare’s tragic tale told with the beauty and splendor of the Russian ballet tradition. The Moscow Festival Ballet returns to stage Shakespeare’s timeless tale of two star-crossed young lovers consumed by their families’ bitter feud.

For tickets, call 785-532-6428 or visit

McCain Auditorium.


Sigma Kappa presents the Second Annual KSU Glow Run 5K, 7:30 p.m.

Register online at

Sigma Kappa, Denison Avenue.




Baby and Toddler Play Date, 11:30 a.m.

Manhattan Public Library.


Union Program Council presents Grammy-nominated comedienne Tig Notaro, 8 p.m.

K-State Student Union Ballroom.





Take Back the Night, 6:30 p.m.

Featuring a panel discussion at the Court House lawn.

March to Bosco Student Plaza at 8:30 p.m. followed by a rally.


Trivia Smack Down, 8 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.





Get Around 2 It, 5-8 p.m.

Visit booths and learn about attractions in and around Manhattan and the Flint Hills.

Blue Earth Plaza.


Drunk Spelling Bee and On The Spot Improv, 8:30 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.


KSU Theatre presents “The Importance of Being Earnest,” 7:30 p.m. through Saturday. Also 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

For ticket information, visit

The Mark Chapman Theatre, Nichols Theatre.





Washington Dance Studio presents “Dance Out Loud!” 7:30 p.m. Also 3 p.m. Sunday.

The Friday evening show will feature dancers fifth grade through 12th grade. The Sunday matinee will showcase our younger students pre-school through fourth grade.

Tickets available at the McCain box office Monday, April 28.

McCain Auditorium.


K-State After Hours: Fire and Ice Cream featuring A Different Spin, 8:30 p.m.

Fire jugglers and Call Hall ice cream, while supplies last.

Bosco Student Plaza.


UPC Film: “I Frankenstein,” 8 p.m. for $2 and 8 p.m. Sunday for $3.

K-State students and military receive $1 off.

K-State Student Union Forum Hall.





Flint Hills Day, 7 a.m.

A celebration of the ecoregion, and the culture and history of the Kaw Indian Nation.

Activities outside the Discovery Center kick off at 7 a.m. with Run for the Hills fun run/walk, followed by a geocaching event from 10 a.m. to noon. Register for the run/walk at Proceeds from the race benefit “Solutions for Seniors,” a program of the North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging.

Activities inside the FHDC from noon to 4 p.m. include live raptor demonstrations by Milford Nature Center, Kaw Nation displays and activities for all ages, music by “The Skirts,” food vendors and gift store displays.

At 6 p.m. the Kaw Nation will dance in the Blue Earth Plaza. Visit to purchase general admission tickets.

Blue Earth Plaza.


FHDC presents Footsteps in the Flint Hills: Insectify, 10 a.m.-noon.

Explore what little critters are crawling, buzzing and floating around us in the Flint Hills.

Then journey through the gardens around the FHDC with nets and other tools to capture, explore, and release insects of all kinds.  For ages 6-8.

To register, visit

Flint Hills Discovery Center


Beach Museum of Art Artist Talk: Take Shelter: An Installation by Tom Parish, 1 p.m.

Parish discusses his photography and research on Flint Hills native stone subterranean shelters. David Vail, PhD, public services archivist at K-State’s Morse Department of Special Collections, will provide historical context.

Beach Museum of Art.


Pi Kappa Alpha Crawfish Boil, 2 p.m.

A day of Louisiana style food and fun, featuring a variety of southern style food, music, and yard games. Sponsored by Vineyard Vines.

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2021 College View.








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

Bluestem Bistro.


KSU Men’s Choir and Women’s Choir, 3 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.


Scott Senn, Jazz pianist, 6-8:30 p.m.

della Voce.


First United Methodist Church Handbell Choir, 7  p.m.

First United Methodist Church.





University Ensemble: Collegium Musicum, 7:30 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.





KSU Jazz Combos, 7:30 p.m.

Union Station, K-State Student Union.





KSU Jazz Bands, 7:30 p.m.

K-State Student Union Forum Hall.





The K-State Faculty Brass Quintet, 7:30 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.





The Historic Columbian Theatre in Wamego presents The Diamond W Wranglers, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 

The Diamond W Wranglers have performed worldwide, but have decided to make Kansas their home.

Cost: $15. Tickets are available for purchase at The Columbian Theatre Box Office, by phone at (785) 456-2029 or at

Columbian Theatre, Wamego.


The Argyle Sky with Delicious Friction, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.





Dylan Easterberg Benefit Concert, 7 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.





Student Recital Series: Piano Studio of Slawomir Dobrzanski, 2 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan, 481 Zeandale Road.


The Early Childhood Student Association presents Music in the Park, a fundraiser for the Irente Children’s Home in Lushoto, Tanzania, 3 p.m.

The Children’s Home is home for approximately 40 children, birth through 3 years of age, who have lost a parent. The buildings in which the children live and play are in need of repair.

Donations will be accepted for the home. We will be sending all proceeds with a group of faculty and students who are traveling to Tanzania this summer on a service-learning trip.

For more information, contact Katie Lierz at

City Park.


KSU Wind Ensemble and KSU Wind Symphony, 7:30 p.m.

McCain Auditorium.





 John Steuart Curry and Kansas: The Muse is Not Amused, through May 11.

Beach Museum of Art, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 


Mid Century Moderne, through May 23.

Featuring fashion, furnishing and furniture a la Mad Men. 

William T. Kemper Art Gallery, K-State Student Union, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Gourds & Snacks, through May 24. 

This joint exhibit features artwork from the Kansas Gourd Artists and the KSU Visual Arts Graduate Students. 

Manhattan Arts Center, noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.


Take Shelter: An Installation by Tom Parish, through May 25. 

Parish’s evocative and beautiful photographic art of stone root cellars, and how they were built and functioned.

Beach Museum of Art. 


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. 

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