Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon

Bluestem Bistro.

Jazz Brunch featuring the Andy Bell Trio, noon.

Coco Bolos.

Flint Hills Bridal Show, noon.

Over 50 vendors to help plan the big day. Free to attend. Cash bar, free samples and prizes available.

Manhattan Hilton Garden Inn, 410 S. 3rd St.

Birding Seminar, 10 a.m.

KSU Research and Extension Geary County Horticulture Agent Chuck Otte will lead the discussions on birds.

Blueville’s Garden Store.

Paint & Sip: Winter Tree, 4 p.m.

Also, Wood Fence Painting: Snowman, 6 p.m. Thursday; Paint & Sip: Distant Barn, 6 p.m. Friday; Paint & Sip: Pastel Winter, 6 p.m. Saturday; and Paint & Sip: Snow Forest: 4 p.m. Sunday.

For registration, visit uncorkedinspiration.com

Uncorked Inspiration, 1223 Moro St.

Comedian Lucas Bohn, 7 p.m., C.L. Hoover Opera House.

Teacher-turned comedian Lucas Bohn, who has shared the stage with Dave Chappelle, Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Hart will perform.

Tickets, $12-$25.


Kids in the Kitchen, 6 p.m.

Children make a family meal alongside the chef. Open to children ages 5-13.

Cost: $35.

K-State Student Union, JP’s Gastropub.


K-State Men’s Basketball vs Texas Tech, 7 p.m.

Bramlage Coliseum.


Healthy Instant Pot Recipes, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


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

Bramlage Coliseum.


Adult Craft Night, 7-8:30 p.m.

Origami light strings. Registration required. Hosted the third Thursday each month.

Groesbeck Meeting Room, Manhattan Public Library.

Tallgrass Tap House: singer Derek Calvin Carter.

First-come, first-served, no cost.

Elexa Dawson

No cost.

Finn’s Neighborhood Pub.


Cookies and Cocoa Skating, 1-7 p.m.

Free cookies and cocoa.

Regular admission and rental rates apply.

Wefald Pavilion at City Park.

Barn Quilts, 1 p.m.

Part of the Kansas Day speaker series, Chris Wilson, co-owner of Lazy-T-Ranch, will share a history of barn quilts and where to find them in the area.

Sign up by Jan. 15.

Riley County Seniors’ Service Center.

Pick Your Project Workshop, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Select a wood project from the gallery, and create with provided materials and step-by-step instructions. To register, visit boardandbrush.com/manhattan.

Cost: $68 for adults, must be 16 or older.

Also, Mini Sign Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Cost: $35. Pre-registration required.

Board and Brush, 311 Fort Riley Blvd.

Dueling Pianos, 7:30 p.m. Columbian Theatre.

Tony B preforms classics in sixth annual event.

Cost: $25 for military, $30 general admission.

Also Saturday at 7:30 p.m.


K-State Men’s Basketball vs. West Virginia, 1 p.m.

Bramlage Coliseum.

MLK Jr. Community Celebration, 2 p.m.

Hear and see the creative work of the finalists from the MLK Jr. Art and Writing contest.

City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.


Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.

K-State Women’s Tennis vs. Penn State/Iowa State, 1 p.m.

K-State Women’s Basketball vs. Texas, 2 p.m.

Bramlage Coliseum.

Comedian Lucas Bohn, 7 p.m., C.L. Hoover Opera House.

Teacher-turned comedian Lucas Bohn, who has shared the stage with Dave Chappelle, Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Hart will perform.

Cost: $12-$25.


The Columbian Artist Group, Jan. 11-Feb. 15.

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.

Rural | Urban Invitational II, Oct. 19-March 1.

Rural and urban artists from Kansas, Iowa and Oklahoma exhibit work. The Volland Store Gallery, noon-5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 24098 Volland Road, Alma.

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