Hale Library might be closed, but the programs and services still are servicing and entertaining the campus and Manhattan community.

The popular Hale Concert Series is continuing, but just not at the library.

On Friday Agustin Muriago and Slawomir Dobrzaski perform at 7:30 p.m. at St. Isidore’s Catholic Student Center.

Muriago and Dobrzanski, both faculty members in the school of music, theatre and dance, will perform a four-hand concert of piano music featuring works from Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc and Faure. For the finale, they will play a bombastic piece by Antoine de Kontski.

Refreshments will be served afterward. Ticket are $30 for adults and $10 for students. For tickets and information, call 785-532-7442 or email martin05@ksu.edu.

Another faculty member from the K-State school of music also will be on stage Friday night.

Wayne Goins & Friends will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Arts Center.

Goins assembles a talented group of musicians for this evening of Jazz, featuring vocalist Kelley Gant, pianist Charles Williams, and bassist Steve Rigazzi, with Zach Morrow on drums.

General admission tickets are $15 for adults, $11 for military, and $5 for students and children. For tickets, call 785-537-4420 or visit manhattanarts.org.

Here’s a look at other area events.


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.

Celebrating New Music, 7:30 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.

Sky Smeed with Til Willis, 9 p.m.

Cost: $5.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


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 Ahearn Field House. 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 will be closed captioned.

Cost: Free for K-State students, $3 for adults, $1 off for military ID and children under 12.

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.


2019 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 Fun Storytime, 11 a.m.

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

Manhattan Public Library.

K-State women’s basketball vs. Iowa State, 1 p.m.

Bramlage Coliseum.

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.