PetPOOLooza at City Park, 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.

Manhattan Arts Center presents “Damn Yankees,” 2 p.m.

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: Blue Heron Sunset, 4 p.m.

Also Sloth at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Majestic Mountain at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Thunder on the Plains at 4 p.m. Sunday.

For information and to register, visit

Uncorked Inspiration.


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

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

Check Out and Chill Out, 1:30 p.m. Free snow cones.

4th-6th Hangout, 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Adult Craft Night: Summer Collage Art, 7 p.m. Thursday. 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: Serenity Swing, 6 p.m.

Canvas & Cork: Fireflies, 6 p.m. Friday.

For information and to register, visit

Straight Upp Creative Studio.

Trivia Smack Down, 8 p.m.

Open Mic Comedy Night, 9 p.m. Thursday.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


Bridges out of Poverty Training, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Please contact Jayme Morris-Hardeman at or 877-376-0032 to sign up.

Manhattan Public Library.

The Historic Columbian Theatre presents “Hoo Haw – 15th Anniversary,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Also August 23-25.

Featuring all your favorite country stars from Kornfield Kounty. Hear the hit songs and jokes that have made Hoo Haw an institution and prized treasure for the past 15 years. This show is a must-see by anyone willing to embrace their inner redneck.

Directed by Troy Hemphill.

Friday’s show is hosted by the Wamego Friends of the Library. All proceeds benefit programming at the library. For tickets and information, visit

Columbian Theatre, Wamego.


Warrior and Veteran Picnic, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

For information, search on Facebook.

City Park.

Eleventh-annual Hot Alma Nights, 2-7 p.m.

Starting in 2009 to benefit Relay For Life of Wabaunsee County, this event brings an old fashioned Saturday night to downtown Alma.

The Good Party: MAC’s Annual Fundraiser, 6-9 p.m.

Featuring food, wine, a silent auction, and live entertainment.

For tickets and information, visit

Manhattan Arts Center.


Kansas Corral of the Westerners present “The Smoky Hill Trail” by Leo Oliva, 2 p.m.

For more information on the Kansas Corral or Westerners International, go to

Manhattan Public Library.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.


Headlight Rivals with Plastique, 9 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.


Live Music on the Rooftop: Betty the Astronaut, 8 p.m.

Tallgrass Tap House.


Push and Pull. 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.

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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