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

Fathers visit free with a paid child’s admission.

Sunset Zoo.

Columbian Theatre presents “Shrek the Musical,” 2 p.m.

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 columbiantheatre.com.

Columbian Theatre.


Camp MAC: Summer Youth Theatre, 1-4 p.m. through June 28.

For information, visit manhattanarts.org.

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, 1:30 p.m. Also 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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

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 mhklibrary.org.

Family Fun Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturday.

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

Manhattan Public Library.


MAC Drawing and Painting Class: Figure Sketching, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through July 23.

Also Hand Lettering Workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through July 17.

For information, visit manhattanarts.org.

Kids’ Summer Art Camp, 10 a.m.

Paint Your Pet, 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Canvas & Cork: Floral Doe, 6 p.m. Friday.

For information and to register, visit straightuppstudio.com.

Straight Upp Creative Studio.

Cocktails & Vinyl with Sarah Sue, 8 p.m.

Bring your own vinyl.

Also Trivia Smack Down, 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


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.


Comedy Night on the Patios: Clay Foley and Chris Schlichting, 6:30 p.m.

Liquid Art Winery.


C.L. Hoover Opera House presents “The Music Man JR.” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Based on Meredith Willson’s six-time Tony-Award-winning musical comedy, “The Music Man JR.” features some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance.

For tickets and information, visit jcoperahouse.org.

C.L. Hoover Opera House.

Manhattan Experimental Theater Workshop, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Featuring original pieces written and performed by participants.

Manhattan Arts Center.


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

Learn the secrets to Manhattan’s infrastructure including the Manhattan Regional Airport air traffic control tower, Go Flex Air flight training school, Manhattan’s water treatment plant and wastewater facility. Tour requires moderate walking and climbing stairs.

Cost: $20 for FHDC members, $25 for non-members. Round trip travel and tours are included.

Pre-registration is required by 5 p.m. June 21.

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


One Year Dave and Dani-versary Party, noon-8 p.m. Celebrate one year and Dave and Dani Craft Cider.

Liquid Art Winery.

F**k Cancer Fundraiser and Drag Show, 7 p.m. Featuring an art sale, back sale, silent auction and more.

Auntie Mae’s.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.

Junction City Community Band, 7 p.m.

C.L. Hoover Opera House.


Shane Sweeney and Todd May, 9 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.


MAC Summer Chorus Rehearsal, 7 p.m. through August 13.

Performance on August 14.

For information, visit manhattanarts.org.

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

Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park.


Live Music on the Rooftop: Bailey Callahan, 8 p.m. Tallgrass Tap House.


Arts in The Park: JahVelle Rhone and Donald Hayes, 8 p.m.

Part of the 30th Annual Juneteenth Celebration.

Larry Norvell Band Shell.


Rezoung! Handbell Ensemble, 2 p.m. For tickets, visit jcoperahouse.org.

Junction City Community Band, 7 p.m. Free.

C.L. Hoover Opera House.


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.

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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