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Television celebrities to hit Manhattan this weekend

Plan Your Week

By A Contributor

Television stars are making appearances in Manhattan this weekend.

Viktor Luna, a contestant on Lifetime TV’s “Project Runway” season 9, will speak at 7 p.m. Friday before the Union Program Council’s K-State Project Runway featuring seven K-State students competing to be K-State’s best fashion designer.

The designers have had a week to complete the “rainbow challenge.” Each designer selected a color of the rainbow for their inspiration. Check out their designs during the catwalk show at 8:30 p.m. Friday in the Union Ballroom.

UPC is also hosting a MadTV star and comedienne Anjelah Johnson Saturday in McCain Auditorium. Johnson is known for her sketch comedy character Bon Qui Qui on MadTV.

Opening for Johnson is Aaron Aryanpur. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are still available. K-State students and military receive discounts. For tickets, visit

Jim Henson’s muppets are going to be performing Sunday, but this isn’t no family show. The McCain Performance Series presents “Henson Alternative Stuffed and Unstrung” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in McCain Auditorium. This is for mature audiences only.

Here’s a look at other area events:


Manhattan High School’s Mainstage Winter Play: a comedy called “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue, 7 p.m. through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production. Cost: $5 adults, $4 students or free with their activity ticket and can be purchased at the door. For more info, call Director Linda Uthoff or Assistant Director Amanda Porter at (785) 587-2100, ext. 5130. MHS West Campus Rezac Auditorium.

Black History Month Lecture: John Bul Dau, 7 p.m. A motivational speaker known as the Lost Boy of Sudan, Dau is a genocide survivor who has traveled across the world recounting his life experiences during the genocide of the minority population in Sudan. Free and open the public. K-State Student Union Ballroom.

K-State Department of Music presents faculty artists Celebrating New Music, 7:30 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.

The Yawpers, 9 p.m. Lucky’s Live.

Thursday Starts the Weekend, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Bowling and billiards specials. K-State Student Union Recreation.



Enrollment deadline for Manhattan Arts Center’s youth theatre class, “Staging Dr. Seuss,” 4:30 p.m. The eight-week course will start Monday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and will end April 16. Call (785) 537-4420 or email to enroll.

Black Student Union presents Greek Switch Day, 7 p.m. A friendly competition between the National Pan-Hellenic Greek sororities and fraternities. E Free and open the public. Part of Black History Month. Union Station.

K-State Rodeo Club presents the 56th annual K-State Rodeo, 7:30 p.m. Also 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Watch cowboys and cowgirls from colleges across Kansas and Oklahoma compete. Miss Rodeo K-State will be crowned at 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Military Appreciation is Sunday. Weber Arena.

UPC Film: “Immortals,” 8 p.m. for $1. Also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday for $1. K-State Student Union Forum Hall.

Three of a Kind, 9 p.m. Cat Tracks.

Rock’It Bowl, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Bowling and billiards specials. K-State Student Union Recreation.



Manhattan American Legion Baseball will hold a biscuits and gravy fund-raiser at the American Legion Post at 114 McCall Road from 7 a.m. to noon.  Tickets are $5. Children 6-under: Free. For information call 785-776 4556.

Konza Prairie New Docent Orientation, 9 a.m. Konza Education Center, drive south on Highway 177 across the Kansas River bridge, take an immediate right onto McDowell Creek Road, travel about 6 miles, and turn left onto Konza Prairie Lane. Continue past the trailhead Kiosk to the Education Center.

The Clear Heart Workshop, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $295. For details, Call Judy Lekic at (303) 635-2243 or Kathlene Casey at (505) 429-1381 to register. Holiday Inn at the Campus.

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay with Gale Schlagel, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For fees and more information visit or call (785) 537-4420. Manhattan Arts Center.

K-State Women’s Basketball vs. Texas, 6 p.m. Bramlage Coliseum.

F14 “Music & Girls” Mixed Tape Release Show and Music Video, 9 p.m. Be a part of a music video. Cost: $5 cover under 21. Lucky’s Live.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon. Bluestem Bistro.

Public Lecture: “Life 100 Years Ago: Manhattan and Riley County in 1912” by Cheryl Collins, director of the Riley County Historical Society, 2 p.m. A free public lecture sponsored by the Riley County Genealogical Society. Manhattan Public Library Auditorium.

Read to Dogs, 2-4 pm. Read to a certified therapy dog. No sign up required. Manhattan Public Library, Storytime Room.

Clay Sculpting Class, 3-5 p.m. This course, for all skill levels, is taught by the KSU Art Department’s Ceramics Artist in Residence, Ann Marie Martens, and will take place on Sundays through March 25. Fee for the course: $75. For ages 16 and older. Call (785) 537-4420 or email to enroll. Manhattan Arts Center.

Wayne Goins Jazz Trio, 6-8 p.m. dellaVoce.

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