The Flint Hills Discovery Center’s newest exhibit opens this weekend with “American Adventure.”

The exhibit tells an interactive story of American settlers working to survive and colonize. The exhibit runs through May 10.

Here are some other events going on this weekend:


Spring Activities Carnival, 6 p.m.

Explore student organizations and clubs with some free carnival food.

K-State Student Union.

Wood Painting: Kansas, 6 p.m.

Also, Paint & Sip: Misty Tuttle Trees, 6 p.m. Friday; Paint & Sip: Cardinal Birches, 6 p.m. Saturday; and Paint & Sip: Tall Sunflower, 4 p.m. Sunday.

For information and registration, visit

Uncorked Inspiration, 1223 Moro St.

Spencer McConaghy, 7 p.m.

Acoustic rock artist. No cost.

Tallgrass Tap House.

M31 Unplugged, 8 p.m.

No cost.

Finn’s Neighborhood Pub.

Betty the Astronaut, 8 p.m.

No cost.

Bluemont Hotel lobby.

Pretend Friend, 8 p.m.

String band from Wichita will perform songs that meld traditional bluegrass and folk with rock and roll.

Cost: $5.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


K-State Track and Field’s DeLos Dodds Invitational, all day.

Zoofari Tails, 10 a.m.

Storytime with an interactive learning activity with Sunset Zoo and Manhattan Public Library.

Manhattan Public Library.

The History of the Douglass Center, 1 p.m.

Part three of the Kansas Day speaker series, Dave Baker will present the history of the center and its contribution to Manhattan.

Riley County Seniors’ Service Center.

Pick Your Project, 6:30 p.m.

Also Pick Your Project, 6 p.m. Saturday, and football-themed Make and Take workshops at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.

For information and registration, visit

Board and Brush, 311 Fort Riley Blvd.

Film: Knives Out, 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

Cost: Free for students with valid K-State ID, $3 for non-students. Cash only. Military with ID and children under 12, $1.

Also, 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Saturday.

Forum Hall, K-State Student Union.

ChappieLive, 8-11 p.m.

A mix of motown, rock and roll and soul music. No cost.

Blue Moose.

Philosophy of Lions with Keo & Them, 9 p.m.

Cost: $5.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


MLK Jr. Day of Service, 9 a.m.

Students and community members are invited to participated in various community service projects.

Leadership Studies Building.

Eagle Day, 9 a.m.

For information, visit, or call 785-238-3014.

Milford State Park.

American Adventure exhibit opening, 10 a.m.

The interactive story of American settlers gives children, families and groups the chance to beat the odds, determine their fate and see if they survive to colonize. Through May 10.

Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Music for Medals, 5 p.m.

Headlight Rivals, Plastique and Bikini Gordo will play to raise funds for Special Olympics.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.

Women’s Basketball vs. Oklahoma, 6:30 p.m.

Dollar Day, all tickets and select concessions are $1.

Bramlage Coliseum.

Eagles Live Music Series, 7:30 p.m.

Brothers Bly will perform. No cost, open to the public.

Fraternal Order of Eagles.


Cure for Cabin Fever, 2 p.m.

Sigma Alpha Iota and the Friends of the Konza Prarie host an afternoon of food, music and information about nature.

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger, no charge for Friends of Konza Prairie.

Visit to register.

Konza Prairie Headquarters, 100 Konza Prairie Lane.

Voice Recital guest artist, Andrew White, 3 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.

Football-themed Make & Take Workshop, 3 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Also, Pick Your Project Workshop, 6:30 p.m. Friday, and Parent/Child morning out at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Board and Brush, 311 Fort Riley Blvd.

Kansas Day Open House, 3-5 p.m.

The Riley County Historical Museum and Goodnow House State Historic Site will have refreshments and special tours.

No cost.

Riley County Historical Museum, 2309 Claflin Road.

Paint & Sip: Tall Sunflower, 4 p.m.

Also, Paint & Sip at Blue Moose, 6 p.m. Tuesday; Wood Painting: Sunflower, 6 p.m. Thursday; Paint & Sip: Sunflower, 6 p.m. Friday; and Paint & Sip: Red & White Lillies, 6 p.m. Saturday.

Uncorked Inspiration, 1223 Moro St.

Evan Tuttle Presents: The Underground Floor Show, 8 p.m.

Cost: $5. 21+.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.