Bring on the Cats this Wildcat weekend.

Cheer on the women of K-State volleyball at 6 p.m. Thursday as they take on Clemson in the opening day of the K-State Invitational Tournament in Bramlage Coliseum.

They will also play Omaha at 7:30 p.m. Friday and then Central Arkansas at 5 p.m. Saturday after Coach Chris Klieman and the K-State football team plays Bowling Green at 11 a.m. Saturday.

For tickets and a complete schedule of games this fall, visit

Here’s a look at other area events this weekend.


4th-6th Hangout, 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Parks and Rec 101 Days of Summer Celebration, 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Family Fun Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturday.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit

Wonder Workshop Hooked on Clubs, after school.

Monday: art. Tuesday: cooking. Wednesday: science. Thursday: field trip/games.

WW picks up children from schools, parents pick up between 5:30-5:35.

Cost: $7 per day for non-members, $6.30 for members. To reserve a spot, call 785-776-1234 or email

SAVE Farm Hog Roast Buffet, 5-9 p.m.

A benefit for SAVE Farm, a teaching farm and healing center for transitioning service members and veterans.

Cox Brothers.

MHK on Tap 2019, 6:30-9 p.m.

Cost: $45.

Bluestem Grill.

SOLD OUT: Parker McCollum with Wynn Williams, 7 p.m.

For tickets, visit

The Hat.

C.L. Hoover Opera House presents “Working: A Musical,” 7:30 p.m. through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

The situations are everyday situations, but this musical is anything but ordinary. A different look at the seemingly humdrum lives of working people reveals a myriad variety of hopes, aspirations and dreams.

Directed by Mary Louise Stahl and Brittany Lamb.

For tickets and information, visit

C.L. Hoover Opera House.

Open Mic Comedy Night, 9 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


Landon Lecture: Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, 10:30 a.m.

McCain Auditorium.

Friends of the K-State Gardens September Stroll, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Tour the garden and ask questions to board members, master gardeners and volunteers.

K-State Gardens.

Paint & Sip: Blue Flower at 6:30 p.m.

Also Milky Way at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Lakeside Starry Night at 4 p.m. Sunday.

For information and to register, visit

Uncorked Inspiration.

UPC Film: “Rocketman,” 7 and 10 p.m. Also Saturday.

All films are closed captioned.

Cost: Free for K-State students, $3 for adults, $1 off for military ID and children under 12.

K-State Student Union Forum Hall.

K-State After Hours: Trivia Night, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Union Station by JP’s.


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.

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity House dedication, one hour after the K-State Football game.

Tours and a public ritual of dedication. The facility was previously occupied for 80 years by Sigma Nu.

513 Sunset Ave.

Columbian Theatre presents Boos and Brews, 5 p.m.

Featuring a Paranormal 101 class and investigations. For 16 years and up.

For tickets and information, visit

Columbian Theatre, Wamego.


Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.

Open Trail Days at Prairiewood, 1 p.m. to dusk.

Cost: Free. No RSVP needed.

No pets. Campfire at 7 p.m. at the Blue Sage Barn.

Check-in at the Blue Sage Gallery, 1484 Wildcat Creek Road.

Plein Air Painting Meetup with Susan Rose, 1-5 p.m.

Rose, an established Kansas landscape painter and plein air enthusiast, will be a supportive guide, but not lead a class or workshop during this meetup. Participants should bring supplies and be largely self-guided. Be prepared to walk a reasonable distance and for whatever weather conditions might present themselves and dress accordingly.

For updates, visit the Blue Sage Gallery Facebook event page.

Prairiewood’s RetreatHouse, on top of the hill at 1484 Wildcat Creek Rd.

Riley County Historical Society and Museum Lecture: “Men on a Mission: The Arizona Territorial Governor’s Party on the Santa Fe Trail in 1863” by Juti Winchester, 2 p.m.

Winchester is an assistant professor at Fort Hays State University. She has written extensively on the American West and is a Past President of Westerners International and former Curator of Western American History at the Buffalo Bill Museum.

Riley County Family and Child Resource Center, 2101 Claflin Road.

McCain Performance Series presents the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 7:30 p.m.

With a refreshed lineup and newfound energy, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band remains one of the most accomplished bands in American roots music.

Tickets are available at the box office, by calling 785-532-6428, or at

McCain Auditorium.