Art & Architecture Open House, 3-5 p.m.

Cost: Free

Tour and learn about this 1930’s English Tutor home, and original art within.

Sunset Cottage, 727 Sunset Avenue.

Paint & Sip: Georgia Sunset, 4 p.m.

Also Win the Dang Day at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sunflower at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and Forest Fire at 4 p.m. Sunday.

For information and to register, visit

Uncorked Inspiration.

McCain Performance Series presents Steve Martin and Marin Short, 7:30 p.m.

Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short are coming to Manhattan for one night only.

Tickets are available at the box office, by calling 785-532-6428, or at

McCain Auditorium.

Evan Tuttle presents the Underground Floor Show, 8 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.

Movies on the Grass: “RiverBlue,” 7 p.m.

Sunset Zoo.


1s and 2s Storytime, 9:30 a.m. Also 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, and 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.

Monday Movies for Teens, 3 p.m.

3s and 4s Storytime, 11 a.m. Tuesday. Also 10 a.m. Friday.

Tech Training: Genealogy Basics —, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Register online.

Bergman Elementary School Spirit Night, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School Spirit Night, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

KS Humanities Book Talk: “Go Tell It on the Mountain” by James Baldwin, 2 p.m. Thursday.

K-3rd Unplugged, 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Talk20MHK, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Fine Forgiveness Day, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday.

Zoofari Tails Storytime: Butterflies, 10 a.m. Friday.

Strategy Board Game Night, 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Family Fun Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturday.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit


Pioneer Women Yoga Series, 6-8 p.m.

Featuring guest speaker Patty Reece, founder of the Volland Store: a place for art and community in the Flint Hills.

Cost: $5 benefiting the speaker’s charity of choice, plus cash bar.

Bring your yoga mat.

Blue Sage Gallery, Prairiewood, 1484 Wildcat Creek Rd.

FHDC Lecture: “1918: The Great War and the Terrible Flu” by historian Jed Dunham, 6:30 p.m.

Featuring the complex and harrowing story of the great influenza outbreak of 1918.


Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Horrible Movie Night with Paul Busetti: “Mac and Me,” 8 p.m.

Also Trivia Smackdown with Jeff Kreuser, 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.


Canvas & Cork: Cactus, 6 p.m.

Kids’ Canvas: Lady Bugs, 10 a.m.

For information and to register, visit

Straight Upp Creative Studio.

Econ Club Lecture: “Discussing Common Economic Themes Expressed in “The Office,” by Daniel Kuester, 6:30 p.m.

Regnier Forum, Regnier Hall.

The Historic Columbian Theatre presents “The Wizard of Oz,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Also October 3-6.

This longtime favorite returns to the Columbian Stage.

For tickets and information, visit

Columbian Theatre, Wamego.


Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum Discovery Days, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

On this no school day, our students will explore our children’s museum exhibits, make bubble bath, bath salts, soap and bath bombs, as well as take a hike, make and decorate cupcakes, and build a fort. For more information, visit, call 785-776-1234 or email

Landon Lecture: Fortune CEO Alan Murray, 10:30 a.m.

McCain Auditorium.

UPC Film: “Toy Story 4,” 7 and 9:30 p.m. Also Saturday.

All films are 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.

Manhattan Arts Center presents “The Addams Family,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Also October 4-6 and October 11-13.

As the last dead leaf of autumn falls from the Addams Family Tree, all is right with the morbid, macabre world of Gomez, Morticia, Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch. They’ve gathered in the family graveyard to celebrate life and death, but Wednesday is dreaming of love with Lucas Beineke, an ordinary boy from Ohio.

Directed by Penny Cullers. Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.

Cost: $20/17 adults, $15/12 military, $13/10 children and students.

For tickets and information, visit

Manhattan Arts Center.


Art in Motion: Western-themed Kick-Off Event, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Western-themed events and activities in conjunction with “Harmony in the ‘Hatt” music festival.

Beach Museum of Art.


Community School for the Performing Arts Class: Collaborative Acting and Improv, begins Sunday.

Piano Class for Beginners grades K-2, begins Tuesday.

Register at or call 785-537-4420. YES! Fund Scholarships available for school-age students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.

Student Trombone Recital: Elaine Snowden, 3 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.


KSU Orchestra, 7:30 p.m.

McCain Auditorium.


Landshark Music Series: Santiago Brothers, 7-9 p.m.

Coco Bolos.

Delicious Friction and Bikini Gordo, 9 p.m.

Also In Flow — Jazz Night, 7 p.m. Friday.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


Flute Recital and Masterclass with Guest Artist: Julee Kim Walker, 1 p.m.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.

Piano Recital and Masterclass with Guest Artist: Luis Sanchez, 3:30 p.m.

McCain Auditorium.


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.

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.

Three Naive Portrait Artists, through October 12. Featuring portrait artists Dick Beeman, Clive Fullagar, and Luke Townsend.

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

The Land of the Living, through October 26.

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

Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West, through December 21. 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.

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