THIS WEEK IN THE ARTS | Santa, live music, theater and more | Zoned


Holiday Performing Arts Festival: Manhattan Area Music Teachers Association, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Also B&C Dance Company at 6 p.m.

Downtown Manhattan, 100 Downtown Manhattan.

Country Christmas and Christkindlemarkt, 10 am-4pm

Bakery products, gifts, German cuisine and Santa Claus in one place.

Lazy T Ranch, 2103 Zeandale Road.

Holiday workshop, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Create seasonal themed cards and decorations.

Tickets: $ 5 supply fee, $ 2.50 for Blue Star military families.

Saturday Craftermidi, 1:30 p.m.

Also DIY glass and wood engraving workshop at 2 p.m. Sunday, charcuterie and test workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday Workshop to choose your project at 6.30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening Workshop to choose your project at 6 p.m. December 11.

Council and Brush, 311 Fort Riley Blvd.

Santa is coming to town from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Christmas tree lighting, vendors, shows and more. Father Christmas will be at the Library from 5.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Island of Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Drive through the bright holiday displays.

Santa will be available for free photos from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost of donation: $ 10 per vehicle, cash only.

Milford State Park, 3612 State Park Road, Milford.

Open day and tram ride, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Christmas cookies, photos with Santa Claus and walks on the Festival of Lights.

Katie Way, 720 Poyntz Ave.

Walnuts / crushed nuts and other delicacies, 7:30 p.m.

The Nutcracker, but with a twist.

Mark A. Chapman Theater, Nichols Hall.

Live Theater: And then there was none, 7:30 p.m.

The Agatha Christie shows a dozen strangers with wicked pasts brought to the local scene.

Masks compulsory for unvaccinated spectators, and encouraged for vaccinated spectators.

Also at 2 p.m. on December 5 and 12 and at 7:30 p.m. on December 10 and 11.

Manhattan Center for the Arts, 1520 Poyntz Ave.

The Christmas Story of a Finn, 8 p.m.

Funtabi, Derek Calvin and the All Nighters and The Box Turtles will be performing.

Finn’s Neighborhood Pub, 317 Poyntz Ave.

Live music: Sally and the Hurts, 8 p.m.

Fraternal Order of Eagles 2468, 312 S. Fourth St.

Live music: Austin Meade, 8:30 p.m.

The Hat, 1315 Laramie St.

Local vendors will be set up in the indoor event center to facilitate the purchase of gifts. Free entry, but freebies, wine, and food will be available for purchase.

Liquid Art Winery, 1745 Wildcat Creek Road.

Recital: Little Apple Clarinet Quartet, 2 p.m.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.

K-State Choirs Festival of Holiday Music, 3 p.m.

Songs performed by the K-State Concert Choir; Collegiate choir; Collegium Musicum; In-A-Accord; Advance and University Trebel Choirs: tenor-bass choir; and Ensemble Madrigal and Motet. Gospel singer Curtis Gulledge will be in attendance.

KC Bhangra will host dance workshops and wow the crowds. Light snacks and refreshments provided.

Grand Ballroom, K-State Student Union.

Holiday Destresser board game, 6-8 p.m.

Board games will be available for everyone, along with themed treats and crafts. Pajamas encouraged, shoes compulsory.

Fireside Lounge, K-State Student Union.

Blood drive, 9 am-4:30pm

Also 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the K-State Student Union.

Holiday Inn Manhattan on campus, 1641 Anderson Ave.

K-State Women’s Basketball at Omaha, 5 p.m.

Watch, Listen, Live Stats: Mavs All-Access, K-State Sports Network,

A Canadian Brass Christmas, 7:30 p.m.

From renaissance to Dixieland via ragtime, the famous brass group returns to Manhattan.

K-State Men’s Basketball vs. Marquette, 8 p.m.

Christmas music SINGO, 7 p.m.

Teams of up to four can compete for prizes. No cost to play.

Manhattan Brewing Company, 406 Poyntz Ave.

First Infantry Division Holiday Concert, 7 p.m.

Free concert of holiday classics. First come, first served seats.

Also at 7 p.m. on December 11 and 2 p.m. on December 12.

CL Hoover Opera House, 135 W. Seventh St., Junction City.

It’s a wonderful life, 7:30 p.m.

The classic holiday movie brought to life on stage.

Also 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Additional shows at 7:30 p.m. on December 16, 17 and 18 and at 2 p.m. on December 19.

The Colombian Theater, 521 Lincoln Ave., Wamego.

K-State Track and Field v Carol Robinson Women and Attila Zsivoczky Men Winter Pentathlon, TBD.

K-State Fall 2021 begins, 1 p.m.

Graduation ceremony of the higher school.

K-State Women’s Basketball in South Dakota, TBD.

Watch, Listen, Live Stats: Midco Sports, K-State Sports Network,

Breakfast with Santa Claus, 8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Hot breakfasts, family photos with Santa, take-out decorations and more.

Two staggered sessions, from 8.15 a.m. and 9.15 a.m.

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. Third St.

K-State Fall 2021 Launch Schedule, 8:30 a.m.

Arts and Sciences, 8:30 a.m.

Business administration, 11:30 a.m.

Health and Human Sciences, 2:30 p.m.

Downtown farmer’s market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Third and Leavenworth Streets.

Santa at the Eagles holiday event, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Photos with Santa Claus with a donation to Toys for Manhattan.

Shop for Christmas gifts, cookie decorations, and a gift for a Kitchenaid blender.

Fraternal Order of Eagles 2468, 312 S. Fourth St.

Manhattan Festival of Lights.

Blue Earth Plaza, Third and Colorado streets.

Benefiting the Flint Hills Bread Basket.

Items needed include: instant mashed potatoes, canned pumpkin, canned sweet potatoes, canned stuffing, and evaporated milk.

Drop off point: Andrews and Associates Counseling, 1506 Browning Place, Ste. 107.

Manhattan Public Library online story times, all day.

Watch previously recorded story times for children.

Wrap It Up art exhibition and sale.

Tuesday-Friday: 12 p.m.-5.30 p.m.

Manhattan Center for the Arts, 1520 Poyntz Ave.

Exhibition: Discoveries of dinosaurs.

Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Exhibition: Two by two: Pairs of animals.

Unique associations of animals from the permanent collection, from Pueblo pottery to international artists.

Beach Art Museum, 701 Beach Lane.

Exhibition: Gordon Parks: Homeward to the Prairie I Come.

Beach Art Museum, 701 Beach Lane.

Exhibition: Doug Barrett: Find Your Voice.

Beach Art Museum, 701 Beach Lane.

Exhibition: Sunrise over Kansas: John Steuart Curry.

Beach Art Museum, 701 Beach Lane.

Room: Lisa Grossman: Outdoors.

SNW Gallery and Custom Frames, 406 ½ Poyntz Ave.

Exhibition: Exhibition gallery.

SNW gallery and personalized frames, 406 ½ Poyntz ave.

Country dance class, 7:30 p.m.

Grab boots and learn new moves. Everyone from beginners to experts is welcome.

RC McGraws Bar and Grill, 2317 Tuttle Creek Blvd.

Held in the Bluehills Room next to RC McGraws. First hand distributed at 7 p.m.

RC McGraws Bar and Grill, 2317 Tuttle Creek Blvd.

Car seat checks, 11 am-1pm

Call for more information: 587-4504.

Manhattan Fire Department, 2000 Denison Ave.


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