Kansas Day Celebration at the FHDC, noon-5 p.m.

This year marks the 158th anniversary of the day that Kansas was granted statehood.

Celebrate while learning about the state’s history with interactive stations will allow guests to see, touch and feel the state symbols of Kansas.

Regular admission rates apply: $9 for adults (18-64 years old), $7 for military, students, educators, or seniors (65+ years old), $4 for youth (2-17 years old), free for children under two years old and free for FHDC members.

For more information, visit flinthillsdiscovery.org/KansasDay, call 785-587-2726 or visit 315 S. Third St.

Weather 101 with Mary Knapp, 1-2 p.m.

Cost: admission. For information, visit wonderworkshop.org.

Wonder Workshop.

Register now for classes in art, clay, music, MACademy Youth Theatre, and Community School for the Performing Arts. Scholarships available for school-age students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. For information, visit manhattanarts.org.


1’s and 2’s Storytime, 9:30 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. 11 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Baby Rhyme Time, 11 a.m.

Yack & Yarn, 2 p.m. Also at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Tabletop, 4 p.m. Board games and more for teens.

3’s and 4’s Storytimes, 11 a.m. Tuesday. Also 10 a.m. Friday.

Chess Club/Game Night, 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Family Fun Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturday.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit mhklibrary.org.

Manhattan Public Library.

Self Defense Class, 6-8 p.m.

For information and to sign up, visit kstateupc.com.


McCain Performance Series presents imperfect Dancers Company: Anne Frank — Words from the Shadows, 7:30 p.m.

This inspirational tribute is a work of extraordinary beauty and grace choreographed by Walter Matteini and Ina Broeckx of Italy’s Imperfect Dancers Company.

The diary of Anne Frank invites us to think about this dark period of history, seen through the eyes of an adolescent.

Warning of the dangers of intolerance, the show’s theme is still relevant today.

For tickets and information, call 785-532-6428 or visit ksu.edu/mccain.

McCain Auditorium.

Wine and Cheese Pairing, 7:30 p.m.

Arrow Cocktail.


Canvas & Cork: Icy, 6 p.m.

Mommy & Me: Bear Love, 2 p.m. Sunday.

For information and to register, visit straightuppstudio.com.

Straight Upp Creative Studio.


MLK Celebration: Laying of the Wreaths, 2 p.m. Participants will walk from the K-State Student Union to the bust of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in front of K-State’s Ahearn Fieldhouse. Wreaths will be laid in his honor and there will be a short program.

UPC Film: “Venom,” 7 and 9:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The 7 p.m. Saturday showing will be closed captioned.

Cost: Free for K-State students, $3 for adults.

K-State Student Union Forum Hall.

Ebony Theatre presents a stage reading of “Stick Fly,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Sandy Chastan Lobby, Purple Masque Theatre.


Community Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Organizations representing healthcare, low income, families, education, military, children, and recreation will have booths located throughout the mall. The public is invited to come to the free mall event to learn about the services, outreach programs and volunteer opportunities provided by these great organizations.

Manhattan Town Center.

Family Valentines Workshop, 1:30-3 p.m. All the supplies you need to create the perfect valentines for friends and loved ones, plus snacks to fuel your creativity. Reservations are not required but children must be accompanied by an adult. Project fee $5, $2.50 for military families.

Beach Museum of Art.

McCain Performance Series presents “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” 7:30 p.m.

Fabulously fun and international award-winning “Legally Blonde: The Musical” is the ultimate Broadway tribute to girl power!

For tickets and information, call 785-532-6428 or visit ksu.edu/mccain.

McCain Auditorium.



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

Bluestem Bistro.


Guest Artist Recital: Bradley Baker and Friends, 7:30 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.


Celebrating New Music, 7:30 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.

Sky Smeed with Til Willis, 9 p.m.

Cost: $5.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


Hale Concert Series: Agustin Muriago and Slawomir Dobrzaski, 7:30 p.m.

For tickets, call 785-532-7442 or email martin05@ksu.edu.

St. Isidore’s Catholic Student Center.

Wayne Goins & Friends, 7:30 p.m.

Goins assembles a talented group of musicians for this evening of Jazz.

Featuring: Kelley Gant, vocalist; with Goins, guitar; Charles Williams, piano; Steve Rigazzi, bass; and Zach Morrow, drums.

General admission: $15 adults, $11 military, $5 student/child. For tickets, call 785-537-4420 or visit manhattanarts.org.

Manhattan Arts Center.


Push and Pull, now open.

Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum, 506 Fourth St.

The Land and the People, The Settlement of Riley County. Riley County Historical Museum, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Framed: Step into Art and Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites. Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Creatures Great and Small, through February 23. Featuring several artists. Strecker Nelson West Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Environmental Adaptations: Future Perspectives, through February 23. Featuring the art of Duane Noblett, an emeritus professor of art at K-State. Manhattan Arts Center, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Picturing Kansas, through June 1, 2019. From scenic prairies to bucolic farms to the architecture of Kansas’s agricultural industry, this exhibition features more than 100 years of works by Kansas artists reflecting a sense of place. Beach Museum of Art.

Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West, through Dec. 21, 2019. Part of the yearlong program: Silk Road through Kansas. Beach Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

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