Get an early start on holiday gift giving with these craft and art sales.

The annual Buttons and Bows Craft Fair is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Featuring over 100 vendors with handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, quilts, home decor, wearable art and more in three buildings — the Manhattan Catholic Schools grade school, junior high and Seven Dolors Parish Center.

There’s also breakfast and lunch with homemade pies available throughout the day, along with the MCS bake sale.

Admission is $2. It is also a raffle ticket for a handmade quilt.

For more gift shopping, the annual Wrap It Up Exhibit and Sale recently opened and will run through Dec. 24.

For more than 20 years, Wrap It Up has been your local source for art perfect for the giving season.

Featuring over 90 artists with works in acrylics, pottery, oils, watercolor, glass, jewelry, textiles, and more with prices from $5 to $500.

The Manhattan Arts Center sale is open noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Saturday.

Here’s a look at other area events.


Book Signing: Shana Lynn Schmidt, 6-8 p.m.

The Dusty Bookshelf.

K-State Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol, The Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Every four years, K-State Theatre brings Charles Dickens’ Ebenezer Scrooge to life in the Menken/Ahrens musical at McCain Auditorium.

Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens and based on the story by Charles Dickens. Directed by Jerry Jay Cranford.

For tickets, visit

McCain Auditorium.

A Musical Celebration of Charlie Chaplin’s 120th Birthday, 7:30 p.m.

The program will feature live performances of new scores to three Chaplain films, by young composers Emma Piazza (KU), Ryan Porcu (UMKC), and Susana Diaz-Lopez (Washburn). Presented by the Kansas Composer Commission.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.

Bassoon Studio Recital, 7:30 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.

Open Mic Comedy Night, 9 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


Storytime with K-State Athletes, 10 a.m. Also 11 a.m. Saturday.

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

Create your own storybook with KSU Mortar Board, 3 p.m. Sign up online.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit

Boozy Booty Barre, 5:30 p.m.

Have fun and get a good workout in this booty intensive barre class (focusing on legs and glutes) while with sipping on a cold drink from Public Hall.

Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non members (includes one drink from Public Hall. 21+)

Orange Sky Yoga and Public Hall.

Couple’s Canvas: Carved Heart, 6 p.m.

For information and to register, visit

Straight Upp Creative Studio.

FriYay!, 6:30 p.m.

Also SaturDIY, 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Funday at 2 p.m. Sunday.

To register, visit

Board and Brush.

Paint & Sips Painterly Pumpkin, 6:30 p.m.

Additional Paint & Sips include Mama Bear at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Fall Mountains at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Also Coffee and Canvas: Snow Forest, 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Also Kids Kanvas: Minion, 10 a.m. Saturday.

To register, visit

Uncorked Inspiration.

MAC presents Disney’s “Frozen Jr.,” 7 p.m. Also 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

Starring more than 40 local youth grades K-10, Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle come to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

Limited tickets available. For tickets, visit

Manhattan Arts Center.

UPC Film: “It Chapter Two,” 7 and 10:30 p.m.

All films are closed captioned.

Cost: Free for K-State students, $3 for non-students.

K-State Student Union Forum Hall.

Live Jazz: Solars Jazz Trio, 7 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.

Josh Ward with Jesse Raub Jr., 7 p.m.

Also Muscadine Bloodline, 7 p.m. Saturday.

For tickets, visit

The Hat.

Junction City Little Theatre presents “Oklahoma,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Set in Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the 20th Century, the spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the backdrop for the love story between Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a beautiful farm girl.

For tickets, visit

C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City.


Tallgrass Tour Bus Trip to explore Kansas City Art, all day.

For information and to register, visit or call 785-587-2726.

Family Yoga, 12:30 p.m.

Basic yoga for the family ages five and older.

Cost: $10.

Orange Sky Yoga.

John Denver Tribute, 7 p.m.

Sing-along to John Denver’s greatest hits including with Cowboy Brad, an acoustic folk and western musician.

For tickets and information, visit

Columbian Theatre, Wamego.

Liverpool Legends: The Complete Beatles Experience, 9 p.m.

For tickets, visit

RC McGraws.


Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.

33rd Annual German Mennonite Meal and International Craft & Bake Sale, noon-6 p.m.

Featuring Borscht NO beets (a Russian vegetable soup with a blend of seven herbs/spices including chicken), a generous piece of pork sausage, whole wheat home-baked bread, a New Year’s Cookie (raised sweet bread with raisins), and coffee/iced tea/water.

Cost: $12 adults and $4.50 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Free admission to the International Craft Sale featuring hundreds of items from Ten Thousand Villages and Bake Sale with dozens of home-baked goods.

More information at or call 785-539-5608.

Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park.

Student Recital: Justin Gittle, horn, 1 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.

Flute Studio Recital, 2 p.m.

Senior Recital: Kimberly Rosa, violin and cello, 5 p.m.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.

Second Sunday Music: Thundering Cats, 1:30 p.m.

Manhattan Public Library.

Headlight Rivals with Red Kate, 7 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.