Manhattan Arts Center

Showcase for community art. And there’s plenty in Manhattan! Live theatre, live music, galleries, children’s activities, classes for all ages.

Hours

UPCOMING EVENTS
  • March 28 5:00 pm MAC Dance Attack Auditions

    Auditions are open to all styles of dance, from beginner to advanced dancers. For more information, contact event coordinator Laura Vallejo at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • March 29 7:30 pm KSU Saxophone Gala Concert

    Enjoy music from many different genres performed by Kansas State University students under the direction of Dr. Anna Marie Wytko.

  • April 4 7:00 pm First Friday Throwing Night

    Cost: $10 per person to throw a bowl or pot to take home. Children are welcome with an attending adult. For more information, visit the MAC Facebook page or call 785-537-4420.

  • April 11 5:00 pm Opening reception for Kansas Gourd & KSU Visual Artists

    Kansas Gourd Artists go beyond the gourd. Masks, basket weaving and beading make all of these gourds unique.

  • April 11 7:30 pm The Matt Flinner Trio

    “Call it Americana Music, or New Acoustic, or Chamber Grass, or just call it Great Music; whatever label you put on it, it is guaranteed to be fresh and original, and definitely something you’ve never quite heard before.”
    -The Ark

  • April 26 7:30 pm Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Based on the “coat of many colors” story of Joseph from the Bible’s Book of Genesis, the musical tells the story of Joseph, son of Jacob. The favored son, he is betrayed by his jealous brothers and sold into slavery and driven to Egypt. Though beset with adversity, Joseph perseveres through wit and faith and becomes the governor of Egypt, second only to the Pharaoh. This all sets the scene for when he meets his brothers who have come to Egypt to purchase food. Its family-friendly storyline, universal themes and catchy music have made it extremely popular with audiences and performers alike.

  • April 29 12:00 am Gourds & Snacks

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

  • May 9 7:30 pm Rhapsody Ringers Handbell Choir

    Directed by Jodi Caldwell. To reserve tickets, please call 785-537-4420 or visit manhattanarts.org.

  • May 10 1:00 pm Day of Gourd Art

    Featuring demonstrations, workshops, and lectures by the Kansas Gourd Artists. Kids are invited to attend a gourd art workshop to make rainsticks and jewelry, while adults can attend a lecture on the history of gourds by Merril McHenry, both at 1:30 p.m. There is no cost, but rain sticks are available on a limited basis. For more information, visit manhattanarts.org.

  • May 10 8:00 pm "Wichita" screening

    “Wichita” was written and directed by Nicholas Barton, an alumnus from Kansas State University. It’s set in 1882 and is the story of a mysterious fugitive who is seeking out his revenge on the person who landed him in prison. To watch the trailer and learn more about the film, visit http://www.Wichita-Movie.com. This film is not recommended for children. Tickets: $10 and can be purchased at the Manhattan Arts Center, by phone at 785-537-4420 or online at http://www.manhattanarts.org.

  • May 19 5:30 pm MAC annual meeting

    The annual meeting for the Manhattan Arts Center will be Monday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. at Manhattan Arts Center, 1520 Poyntz Ave.

  • June 28 7:30 pm Dance Attack III

    A medley of dances choreographed and performed by area performers. Coordinated by Laura Vallejo. Tickets available at manhattanarts.org.

  • July 11 7:30 pm The third-annual One Act Play Festival

    The festival, directed by Brent Sigman, will include three plays: “No Shoulder” is written by Nina Shengold and directed by Laura Vallejo. “The Role of Della” is written by John Wooten and directed by Dianne Paukstelis. “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All To You” is written by Christopher Durang and directed by Marci Maullar. Not recommended for children. Tickets: $12 for adults, $6 for military and students.

  • August 8 10:00 pm The Rocky Horror Show

    “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 Fen- wick, Eileen Meyer, Olivia Collins and Sisters of Sound.

    Evan Tuttle portrays Frank N Furter and Tyler Woods portrays 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 http://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.

  • August 9 7:30 pm The Rocky Horror Show

    “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 Fen- wick, Eileen Meyer, Olivia Collins and Sisters of Sound.

    Evan Tuttle portrays Frank N Furter and Tyler Woods portrays 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 http://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.

  • August 10 2:00 pm The Rocky Horror Show

    “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 Fen- wick, Eileen Meyer, Olivia Collins and Sisters of Sound.

    Evan Tuttle portrays Frank N Furter and Tyler Woods portrays 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 http://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.

  • August 15 5:00 pm Closing Reception for Rock Paper Scissors

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

  • August 23 6:30 pm Manhattan Public Library presents Art Happens

    This is an evening of art in the making, refreshments, and good company. This year our featured artist is Oscar Larmer (watercolors). Our demonstrating artists are Skyler Harper (ceramics), Marsha Jensen (basket weaving), Peggy Anderson (glass beads), and Jim Hodgson (glass blowing). Enjoy performances by Nora and Gordon Lewis, Penny Cullers, Mary Renee Shirk, and K-State’s Poet in a Box.

    Tickets: $75 each (fully tax deductible donation)

    Call or email at 785-537-4420 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • September 26 7:30 pm Cats

    Based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot and with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. “Cats” tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.

    Directed by Penny Cullers and features local actors Evan Tuttle, Dianne Paukstelis, Hannah Conroy-Philbrook, Carl Stunkel, and Tyler Woods. Presenting sponsors are Meadowlark Hills and in memory of Charlotte Edelman. Contributing sponsors are Briggs Auto Group and Deb Nuss and Brad Fenwick. MAC’s theatre season sponsor is CivicPlus.

    Tickets are available online at http://www.manhattanarts.org or in person at MAC.

  • September 28 2:00 pm Cats

    Based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot and with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. “Cats” tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.

    Directed by Penny Cullers and features local actors Evan Tuttle, Dianne Paukstelis, Hannah Conroy-Philbrook, Carl Stunkel, and Tyler Woods. Presenting sponsors are Meadowlark Hills and in memory of Charlotte Edelman. Contributing sponsors are Briggs Auto Group and Deb Nuss and Brad Fenwick. MAC’s theatre season sponsor is CivicPlus.

    Tickets are available online at http://www.manhattanarts.org or in person at MAC.

  • November 9 12:00 pm “Much Ado About Nothing” Pre-show Lunch and Lectures by David Wood and Penny Cullers

    Cost: $25 (includes ticket to the show). Limited availability. Call 785-537-4420 to reserve a ticket.

  • November 9 2:00 pm Manhattan Arts Center presents Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing"

    Directed by Randy Rhoten. Sponsored by CivicPlus, Sandy Chastan, in memory of Charlotte Edelman, and Manhattan Broadcasting.

  • November 14 7:30 pm Manhattan Arts Center presents Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing"

    Directed by Randy Rhoten. Sponsored by CiviPlus, Sandy Chastan, in memory of Charlotte Edelman, and Manhattan Broadcasting.

  • January 30 7:30 pm An Evening of Jazz with Wayne Goins & Friends

    Tickets: $12 adults, $10 military and students, and $6 child. Tickets at the door or manhattanarts.org.

  • March 4 5:00 pm Opening reception

    Margaret Haden and KSU Maters of Fine Arts Exhibit.

  • March 6 5:00 pm Opening reception

    Margaret Haden and KSU Maters of Fine Arts Exhibit

  • March 6 7:30 pm The Fox on the Fairway

    Directed by Kim Riley.

    Cost: $15/17 adults, and $10/12 military, student, children 12 years old and under.

    For tickets, call 785-537-4420 or visit manhattanarts. org.

  • March 8 2:30 pm The Fox on the Fairway

    Directed by Kim Riley.

    Cost: $15/17 adults, and $10/12 military, student, children 12 years old and under.

    For tickets, call 785-537-4420 or visit manhattanarts. org.

  • March 21 7:30 pm Folk singer Sally Barris

    MAC’s BirdHouse Fine Acoustic Music Series present folk singer Sally Barris.

    Tickets are available at manahttanarts.org or at 785-537-4420. Tickets: $16 adults, $10 military, student, children 12 and under.

  • March 27 7:30 pm MAC’s BirdHouse Fine Acoustic Music Series present folk singer Sally Barris

    Tickets are available at manahttanarts.org or at 785-537-4420. Tickets: $16 adults, $10 military, student, children 12 and under.

  • March 28 4:00 pm MACademy Youth Theatre

    MACademy Youth Theatre presents the Paul Mesner Puppets: “Little Red Riding Hood.”

    Tickets are available at manahttanarts.org or at 785-537-4420. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 military/student, $6 children 12 and under.

  • April 18 7:30 pm Birdhouse Acoustic Music presents John Reischman and the Jaybirds

    “John Reischman and the Jaybirds are in their prime as contemporary bluegrass musicians capable of maintaining and extending the music’s legacy.” - Billboard.com

    Ticket prices: $16 adult, $10 military, student, child (12 years old and under).

    For more information, visit manhattanarts.org.

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