Celebrate of the 500th anniversary of Da Vinci’s legacy and the summer blockbuster exhibit, Dream with Da Vinci, at the Flint Hills Discovery Center with Da Vinci Day on Saturday.
Explore the Renaissance world of Leonardo Da Vinci all day long with music, performers, crafts and science experiments, as well as a tour of the exhibit, during Da Vinci Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Design and build your own parachutes and model boats.
Then get hands-on with simple machines like pulleys and levers, including catapult launching.
The K-State’s Madrigal and Motet Ensemble will perform at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Regular admission rates apply. For information, visit flinthillsdiscovery.org/davinciday.
Here’s a look at other area events.
Landshark Music Series: The Church Ladies Unsupervised, 7-9 p.m.
Ramblin’ Deano and Ice Cold Singles, 9 p.m.
Zoofari Tails Storytime: cheetahs and lions, 10 a.m.
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 mhklibrary.org.
Manhattan Public Library.
Opening Reception for “The Land of the Living,” 5-7 p.m.
Featuring new art work from several artists. Exhibit open through October 26.
Strecker Nelson West Gallery.
Paint & Sip: Eiffel Tower, 6:30 p.m.
Also Peacock at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Painted Sky at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Also Kids’ Kanvas: Univorn at 10 a.m. Saturday.
For information and to register, visit uncorkedinspiration.com.
Thundering Cats Jazz Combo, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Amy Rosine and Bryan Pinkall.
Manhattan Arts Center.
The Historic Columbian Theatre presents “Hoo Haw: 15th Anniversary,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
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 columbiantheatre.com.
Columbian Theatre, Wamego.
Downtown Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in Dillard’s parking lot.
Also 4-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Via Christi parking lot.
Featuring homegrown vegetables, local meat, home baked goodies, local arts and crafts and much more.
Riley County Genealogical Society, the Riley County Historical Society and Museum and the Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance present the Second Annual Genealogy and History Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Featuring presentations, performances, and informational tables.
Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park.
Canvas & Cork: Mandala Elephant, 6 p.m.
For information and to register, visit straightuppstudio.com.
Straight Upp Creative Studio.
Star Gazing at the Volland, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring a presentation by Jerelyn Ramirez of the Kansas Astronomical Observers at 7:45 p.m. and Star Stories from the 2019 edition of the Symphony in the Flint Hills Field Journal.
The Volland Store.
Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.
Puppy Patio Paw-ty, noon-8 p.m.
Celebrate National Dog Day.
Liquid Art Winery.
Arts on the Green, 6-8:30 p.m.
A community event to benefit Annunciation House in El Paso, TX, which serves the needs of our immigrant guests at the border.
Enjoy local musical, visual and culinary arts. Featuring artwork for purchase and arts and crafts stations for kids.
Free will donations.
In the green space at the corner of Houston and Pierre.
Evan Tuttle presents the Underground Floor Show, 8 p.m.
RSVP at auntiemaes.com.