Arts & Leisure

  • ‘Spamalot,’ Jon Bellion, Green Week and more

    An irreverent parody of Arthurian legend in musical form returns to the Manhattan Arts Center this weekend. The MAC presents “Monty Python’s Spamalot” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, as well as May 5-7. Tickets .

  • ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ has its strong points

    While the new film “The Zookeeper’s Wife” (which is showing in the mall theater) is about an important topic, that is not all that is interesting about it. As a reminder of the results of Nazi racism, it is .

  • ‘Unity (1918)’ a good way to round off the year

    Among the other things that can be said for the K-State Theater production of “Unity (1918),” it is also a nice rounding off of the year. This is the anniversary of the U.S. entrance into World War I. We marked .

  • Market owner feeds and paints his world Neighbors10

    Danny Fang feeds the world one person at a time and paints the world one picture at a time. Fang owns the Asian Market of Manhattan at 2304 Stagg Hill Road Suite D, which sells international food and gifts. Next door .

  • Broadway blockbuster becomes delightful chamber romp

    Monty Python’s Spamalot, “a new (as of 2004!) musical lovingly ripped off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail ,” opened a three-week run to a capacity crowd this past Friday evening in the Arts Center’s Grosh Performance Hall. Future .

  • Current Columbian Theatre show one of the best

    Ginny Pape’s production of “Disney’s High School Musical” earns its title three times over. It is a musical play (with songs by a baker’s dozen song-writers) based on the Disney Channel movie of 2006. It is about try-outs .

  • Mall, MHS prom still together after 30 years Prom171

    An unusual partnership reached its 30th edition Saturday. Manhattan High School hosted its junior and senior prom at Manhattan Town Center for the 30th consecutive year. Fittingly, “Forever” was the theme of the first prom at the mall on May 7, 1988. .

  • Ultimate ranking of Fast and Furious movies

    Batman. Spider-Man. Dominic Toretto. These are a few of my favorite superheroes. “The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth installment in the never- ending “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, opened April 14 in theaters. Fun fact: It’s better than .

  • KSU inauguration, chocolate and tea, and more

    SUNDAY The 30th annual Tulip Festival, all day. Vibrant tulip colors as backdrop for this craft fair with 150 craft and artisan vendors, food trucks, inflatables for all ages, petting zoo, rock-climbing wall, a beer garden sponsored by Oz Winery, horseshoe .

  • Time travel and other student ideas for FHDC exhibits Timetravel

    Upcoming exhibits at the Flint Hills Discovery Center would include time machines, weather models and iPad games if local students have their way. On Friday morning, Bluemont Elementary’s sixth-grade class presented to the public their ideas for new exhibits. .

  • Crews come together in Columbian’s ‘High School Musical’ Musical1

    Instead of sticking to a clique, high schoolers can learn that we’re all in this together. That’s the message of “Disney’s High School Musical,” a community production that opens at the Columbian Theatre in Wamego on Friday. .

  • K-State Singers, Tulip Festival, ‘Spamalot’ and more Planyourweekend

    An almost 70-year K-State tradition continues this weekend with the K-State Singers show at 7:30p.m. Friday in McCain Auditorium. Since 1954, the Singers have been the ambassadors for K-State. Throughout this time, the group has toured the United States and .


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