Open Trail Days at Prairiewood, 1-8 p.m.

No pets. Campfire at 7 p.m. at the Blue Sage Barn.

Check-in at the Blue Sage Gallery, 1484 Wildcat Creek Road.

Manhattan Arts Center presents “Damn Yankees,” 2 p.m. Also 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees.

Directed by Tyler Woods. Music and lyrics by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler, book by Douglass Wallop and George Abbott.

For tickets and information, visit

Manhattan Arts Center.

Paint & Sip: Lakeside Moonrise, 4 p.m.

Also Lavender Tree at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Kansas Wheat Field at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Blue Heron Sunset at 4 p.m. Sunday.

For information and to register, visit

Uncorked Inspiration.

MAC Auditions for “The Addams Family,” 7-9 p.m. Also Monday.

For ages 14 and older.

For information, visit


Yack & Yarn, 1:30 p.m. Also 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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

High Tech Tools and Gadgets, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Register online.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit


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

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

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

Canvas & Cork: To the Sea, 6 p.m.

Canvas & Cork: Seeking Adventure, 6 p.m. Saturday.

For information and to register, visit

Straight Upp Creative Studio.

Gallery Talk: “Prairie Perspective: Two Journeys” featuring Kelly Yarbrough Frasier and Marsha Jensen, 6 p.m.

The artists explore their prairie home in this exhibit of mixed media drawings and hand woven baskets.

Manhattan Arts Center.

Bike Night, 7-9 p.m.

Featuring bikes, bands, and BBQ.

RC McGraws.

Trivia Smackdown, 8 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.


Tallgrass Tour Bus Trips: Secrets of Energy, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Tour two of the amazing energy destinations in our region: Jeffrey Energy Center and Kansas State University’s Triga Mark II Nuclear Reactor Facility.

Safety and security restrictions apply. See website for more details. Cost: $20 for FHDC members, $25 for non-members. Round trip travel and tours are included.

Pre-registration is required by 5 p.m. August 5.

For information, restrictions and to register, visit or call 785-587-2726.

C.L. Hoover Opera House presents Hoo Haw, 7:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand, this tribute to the “Hee Haw” TV series is good, fun, homespun entertainment for all ages featuring excellent live music plus mediocre comedy delivered by exceptional actors,

For tickets and information, visit

C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City.


PetPOOLooza, 1-5 p.m.

Bring your furry friends to cool off at the pool on the last day of the swim season. All donations benefit T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter.

City Park Waterpark.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.


Concert on the Patios: The Wildwoods Duo, 6:30 p.m.

Liquid Art Winery.

Landshark Music Series: Los Yumas, 7-9 p.m.

Coco Bolos.

Live Music on the Rooftop: Isaac McClung, 8 p.m.

Tallgrass Tap House.

The Bell Brothers, 9 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.


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.

Prairie Perspective: Two Journeys, through August 10.

Artists Kelly Yarbrough Frasier and Marsha Jensen explore their prairie home in this exhibit of mixed media drawings and hand woven baskets. Gallery Talk at 6 p.m. August 7.

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, 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.

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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