Riley County Extension Master Gardeners’ 31st Annual Manhattan Area Garden Tour, noon-5 p.m.

Visit five private landscapes, as well as the KSU Gardens.

Cost: $8 in advance, $10. Proceeds benefit the KSU Gardens.

For information, contact Riley County Extension Office, 785-537-6350.

KSU Gardens.

Wonder Workshop’s Underground Railroad Tour, 1-4 p.m.

Journey back in time to Underground Railroad sites in Riley and Wabaunsee counties to honor Manhattan’ Juneteenth Celebration.

To reserve a spot, call 785-776-1234 or email or visit

Columbian Theatre presents “Shrek the Musical,” 2 p.m. Also 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Featuring the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue.

Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, over a dozen other fairytale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Providing fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

For information and tickets, visit

Columbian Theatre.


1s and 2s Storytime, 9:30 a.m. Also 11 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Baby Rhyme Time, 11 a.m. Also 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

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

Strategy Gaming Club for Teens, 2 p.m. Monday and Friday. To register, visit

Pre-K Storytime Stars, 11 a.m. Tuesday. Also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Friday.

Teens’ Free Movie, 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Bullet Journaling: Adult Craft Night, 7 p.m. Thursday. To register, visit

Family Fun Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturday.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit

Manhattan Public Library.

MAC Classes: Pre-K Art for 4-5 year olds, 9-11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Pre-K Art for 3 year olds, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Youth must be pre-K.

MAC Drawing and Painting Class: Let’s Take it Outside – En Plein Air Art, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through July 17.

For information, visit

Whiskey 101: Barrell Bourbon, 8 p.m.

Bourbon and Baker.


Downtown Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. in the Via Christi parking lot.

Also 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in Dillard’s parking lot.

Featuring homegrown vegetables, local meat, home baked goodies, local arts and crafts and much more.

Artist Reception: Karen Steen, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Featuring colorful hand cut paper collages.

Blue Sage Barn.

Canvas & Cork: Drink Up, 6 p.m.

Canvas & Cork: Mermaid Tail, 6 p.m. Saturday.

For information and to register, visit

Straight Upp Creative Studio.

Bike Night, 7-9 p.m.

Featuring bikes, bands, and BBQ.

RC McGraws.


C.L. Hoover Opera House presents “101 Dalmatians: Kids,” 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney’s most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage.

For tickets and information, visit

C.L. Hoover Opera House.


30th Annual Junteenth Celebration, through Saturday.

Featuring live music, a 5K Unity Fun Run, yoga and Zumba, vendors, a grilling contest, and more.

For information, visit

Larry Norvell Band and City Park.

Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe, 7 p.m.

Manhattan Public Library.


Father’s Day at the Zoo, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fathers visit free with a paid child’s admission.

Sunset Zoo.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.


Manhattan Municipal Band Concert, 7:30 p.m.

Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park.


K-State Summer Music Camp Final Performance, 6:30 p.m.

Featuring students grade 5-12 from around the nation.

McCain Auditorium.

Concert on the Patios: Grateful Dudes and Sally Vee, 6:30 p.m.

Liquid Art Winery.

Live Music on the Rooftop: From Worlds Alike, 8 p.m.

Tallgrass Tap House.


MidFest Community Festival, 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Celebrate musicians, artists, dancers, comedians and entrepreneurs in this region.

For tickets and information, visit

Bluemont Hotel.

Symphony in the Flint Hills, 6:45 p.m.

For information, visit


Push and Pull, now open.

Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum, 506 4th Street.

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.

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.

MAC Watercolor Studio Exhibit: Seeing the World Through Watercolor in Memory Myrna Filion, through June 15. Members of the Watercolor Studio will exhibit their most recent artistic undertakings.

Manhattan Arts Center, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dream with Da Vinci, through September 8. Celebrate the accomplishments of Da Vinci during this temporary exhibit commemorating the 500th anniversary of his death.

Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West, through December 21, 2019. Part of the yearlong program: Silk Road through Kansas.

Beach Museum of Art.

An Endless Line.

Strecker Nelson West Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

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