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Tickle your funny bone this weekend

Ben Hopper

By A Contributor

The Manhattan Arts Center’s production of “Funny Girl,” begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Directed by Fred Burrack, “Funny Girl” is the musical based on the life of comedienne and Broadway star Fanny Brice and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nicky Arnstein. MAC’s production stars Chantelle Constable as Fanny Brice, Glenn Davis as Nicky Arnstein, Paul Weidhaas as Florenz Ziegfeld and other actors from the Manhattan area.

The show also runs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. It will also run May 2-6.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for military and students. Tickets can be purchased at the Manhattan Arts Center, 1520 Poyntz Ave, by phone at (785) 537-4420 or online at

If you are hungry for jokes made up on the spot, check out K-State After Hours’ Desserts and Drama Improv Show at 9:45 p.m. Friday. The show will feature K-State’s On The Spot and Emporia State’s Zoiks! improv troupes. The two groups will battle it out Hunger-Games style in a show. (No college students will be killed in this production.)

The free show, sponsored by Union Program Council, is in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. And desserts will be served.

Also see, the all of the seniors of On The Spot Improv perform one last time together tonight at 8 p.m. for one final hilarious performance. This show is also free and in the Little Theatre in the Student Union.

Here’s a look at other area events:


Junction City Little Theatre present “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline,” 7:30 p.m. through Saturday. Also 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Follow Patsy Cline’s climb to stardom from her hometown in Virginia to the Grand Ole Opry, Las Vegas, and Carnegie Hall. Cost: $17 adults, $15 military, $10 student. C.L. Hoover Opera House.

Art 21: “Boundaries,” 5:30 p.m. View the Art21 Season Six episode “Boundaries.” Bill North, Beach Museum of Art senior curator, will then lead discussion about Lynda Bengils, who has work in the museum’s collection. Beach Museum of Art.

Apparel Marketing and Design Alliance Make a Wish Fashion Show, 6-8 p.m. A benefit fashion show for Make A Wish, Kansas Chapter. Raffel will be during and after the show for gift baskets from local donors. Tickets are $10 at the door. All the proceeds benefit the Make A Wish, Kansas Chapter. KatHouse Lounge.

K-State Theatre presents “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare, 7:30 p.m. through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Directed by Charlotte MacFarland. For tickets, call the McCain Box Office at (785) 532-6428. Nichols Theatre.

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



Zoofari Tails Storytime: Earth Day, 10 a.m. Manhattan Public Library.

K-State Baseball vs. Oklahoma State, 6:30 p.m. Also 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tointon Family Stadium.

Collegium Musicum, 7:30 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.

Student Recital Series. Flute Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. 204 McCain Auditorium.

Hale Concert Series presents pianist Slawomir Dobrzanski, 7:30 p.m. Call (785) 532-7442 for tickets and information. Hale Library.

KSU Wind Ensemble with Seaman High School Symphonic Band, 7:30 p.m. McCain Auditorium.

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



Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk, 9 a.m. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Anneberg Park, Shelter 1.

Library Card Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Junior League of the Flint Hills sponsors a free book for kids by showing their library card. Manhattan Public Library.

12th annual Pottawatomie County Cat Show, 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Linda Price at (785) 889-4800. Redbud Assisted Living, part of the Onaga Hospital Complex.

8th annual Enid Stover Poetry Recitation. 2-4 p.m. Rose Garden in City Park. The event will be held in Manhattan Public Library auditorium in case of bad weather.

UPC Film: “The Artist,” 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday for $3. K-State Student Union Forum Hall.



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

Grand Opening Celebration of “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” 1-3 p.m. Light refreshments. Free and open to the public. Hale Library.

Open House at the Wolf House Museum, 2-5 p.m. Admission is free. Wolf House, 630 Fremont.

KSU Men’s and Women’s Choirs, 3 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.

McCain Performance Series presents “The Sleeping Beauty” by the Moscow Festival Ballet, 4 p.m. McCain Auditorium.

“Science in Kansas: The NSF Climate and Renewable Energy Effort,” by special guest speaker John Harrington Jr., 6:30 p.m. Lecture on the Center’s temporary exhibit sponsored by the National Science Foundation. For tickets, visit the Center. Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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

Student Recital Series: Piano Studio Recital, students of Slawomir Dobrzanski, 7 p.m. Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan, 481 Zeandale Road.

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