Don’t miss all your favorite country stars from Kornfield Kounty as they share the hit songs and jokes that have made Hoo Haw an institution and prized treasure for the past 15 years.

Director Troy Hemphill and the Historic Columbian Theatre in Wamego present “Hoo Haw – 15th Anniversary,” opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday. (Friday’s show is hosted by the Wamego Friends of the Library. All proceeds benefit programming at the library.)

This show is a must-see by anyone willing to embrace their inner redneck. You’ll have two weekends to see it. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, as well as August 23-25. For tickets and information, visit

Here’s a look at other area events.


Fourth-sixth Hangout, 4:30 p.m.

Adult Craft Night: Summer Collage Art, 7 p.m. Register online.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit

Live Music on the Rooftop: Betty the Astronaut, 8 p.m.

Tallgrass Tap House.

Open Mic Comedy Night, 9 p.m. Thursday.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


Bridges out of Poverty Training, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Please contact Jayme Morris-Hardeman at or 877-376-0032 to sign up.

Manhattan Public Library.

Canvas & Cork: Fireflies, 6 p.m.

For information and to register for a class, visit

Straight Upp Creative Studio.


Downtown Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in Dillard’s parking lot.

Also 4-7 p.m. in the Via Christi parking lot.

Featuring homegrown vegetables, local meat, home baked goodies, local arts and crafts and much more.

Warrior and Veteran Picnic, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

For information, search on Facebook.

City Park.

Eleventh-annual Hot Alma Nights, 2-7 p.m.

Starting in 2009 to benefit Relay For Life of Wabaunsee County, this event brings an old fashioned Saturday night to downtown Alma.

The Good Party: MAC’s Annual Fundraiser, 6-9 p.m.

Featuring food, wine, a silent auction, and live entertainment.

For tickets and information, visit

Manhattan Arts Center.


Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.

Kansas Corral of the Westerners present “The Smoky Hill Trail” by Leo Oliva, 2 p.m.

For more information on the Kansas Corral or Westerners International, go to

Manhattan Public Library.

Annual Walsburg Lutheran Church ice cream social, 5-7 p.m.

Featuring sandwiches, homemade ice cream and pie, as well as a silent and live auction. See Facebook for donated items.

Freewill donations will be accepted for this fundraiser for stained glass window restoration.

The public is invited for good food, fun and fellowship.