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October offers a cool burst of entertainment at Kansas State University

Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

 

MANHATTAN — October is the perfect time to fall into culture at Kansas State University. Enjoy a variety of musical and theatrical performances, lectures and other events throughout the month.

The following cultural events, sponsored by the university's McCain Performance Series, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, and others are free and on campus, unless otherwise noted.

• Experience K-State Theatre's first production of the season, "The Glass Menagerie," at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-2 and 6-8, and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 2 and 9 at the Purple Masque Theatre in West Stadium. "The Glass Menagerie" is the story of a mother, son and daughter trying to find their way through poverty and social issues in St. Louis. For tickets, order online at k-state.edu/mtd/tickets or call 785-236-8638.

• Jeremey Reynolds will present a percussion recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• Jay Famiglietti will present "Water, Food and Energy: Interwoven challenges to sustainable resource management" for the Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in McCain Auditorium. Famiglietti has been monitoring the Ogallala aquifer for years and will share his knowledge of water, both home and abroad.

• Enjoy some quality time with the family at Tap to Togetherness, Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Marlatt Elementary School, 2715 Hobbs Drive, Manhattan. This event, offered through the K-State dance program and USD 383 Parents as Teachers program, is open to families with children from birth to age 5 — but older siblings are welcome to attend with the family. The first session will be 6-6:25 p.m. and the second session will be 6:30-6:55 p.m. Contact Janice Schroeder at janices@usd383.org to secure your space.

• Painting conservator John Hartmann, from Pennsylvania, will present "Bringing a Damaged Mural Back to Life" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. Hartmann will discuss his team's work to restore a panel from John Steuart Curry's first major mural commission, which suffered significant damage after it was taken down and stored in a barn. The 1928 mural of a map of Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East graced a New York travel agency owned by Kansan James Boring. The panel is now on view in the museum's Seaton galleries, and will be the centerpiece of an exhibition on Curry's early career, Jan. 17-May 14, 2017, at the museum.

• The Capitol Steps will present "What to Expect When You're Electing" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in McCain Auditorium. The troupe of current and former congressional staffers takes a humorous look at politics. Tickets to this McCain Performance Series event are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, by calling 785-532-6428, or online at k-state.edu/mccain.

• The Beach Museum of Art celebrate its 20th anniversary with "You Gotta Have Art" from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the museum. Activities for all ages will be offered, as well as party favors and cake. At 4:30 p.m., a cash bar and music will be available.

• The Flute Studio Recital will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• Tim Wise, antiracism writer, educator and author, will present "Combating Racism in the Post-Obama Era" as part of the Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the Union's Grand Ballroom.

• The K-State Brass Ensemble and Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The K-State Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The K-State Opera Workshop Recital will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Experience the one-of-a-kind musical sensation the Boston Brass at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in All Faiths Chapel. At the performance, the K-State Wind Ensemble will join the Boston Brass for "Deep Calls to Deep" by Jess Langston-Turner.

• Participate in free weekend dance workshops Saturday, Oct. 15, with university dance faculty members Kate Digby, Neil Dunn, Julie Pentz and Stephen Loch. All ages are welcome to participate in the workshops. Sign up online at signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ea9ac2ea7fc1free/.

• Jacob Wrobel will present a percussion recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• Award-winning singer Julie Fowlis will present "Music of the Scottish Isles" as part of the McCain Performance Series at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, in McCain Auditorium. Specializing in Gaelic tunes, Fowlis sang the theme song to Disney Pixar's "Brave." Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, by calling 785-532-6428, or online at k-state.edu/mccain.

• The K-State Orchestra Concert will be 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at McCain Auditorium. A donation of $5 is suggested for admission.

• Jim Johnson will present a trumpet recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The U.S. Air Force Academy's Rampart Winds Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• The monthly General Student Recital will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, or LASER, series at Kansas State University will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Beach Museum of Art. LASER is a national program of evening gatherings that bring artist and scientists together for informal presentations and discussion around the intersection of art and science. For more information visit dxmedialab.org/activities/laser/.

• The Art of Time Ensemble will present "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in McCain Auditorium as part of the McCain Performance Series. Enjoy the Beatles' groundbreaking album with singers Steven Page, Wesley Stace, Andy Maize and Craig Northey and the Art of Time orchestra ensemble. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, by calling 785-532-6428, or online at k-state.edu/mccain.

• Navy Adm. Cecil Haney, the outgoing commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, will present a Landon Lecture at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in McCain Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

• The Fall Choral Concert with the K-State Choir, Collegiate Chorale and Women's Choir will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in McCain Auditorium.

• The Collegium Musicum will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at All Faiths Chapel.

• Straight No Chaser brings its "I'll Have Another…World Tour," in honor of its 20th anniversary, to McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, as part of the McCain Performance Series. Experience the a cappella phenomenon that has swept the nation with its unforgettable music. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, by calling 785-532-6428, or online at k-state.edu/mccain.

• The Bassoon Studio Recital will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• Michael Meier, saxophonist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Ahearn Field House.

• The Tuba/Euphonium Studio Recital will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in All Faiths Chapel.

• K-State Theatre presents "The Rocky Horror Show" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, 28 and 30 and Nov. 3-4, and at 2:30 and 10:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 6, all in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall. Set amidst the background of campy sci-fi and B-movies, Brad and Janet become stranded at the home of transvestite-scientist, Dr. Frank N. Furter, as he unveils and plays with his newest creation — Rocky.

For tickets, order online at k-state.edu/mtd/tickets or call 785-236-8638.

• The Havana Cuba All-Stars will present "Cuban Nights" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in McCain Auditorium. Feel the pulse of the Caribbean as Cuba's premier musicians celebrate the new open friendship between the U.S. and Cuba in their debut U.S. tour. Tickets for this McCain Performance Series event are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, by calling 785-532-6428, or online at k-state.edu/mccain.

• Trick or Treat at the Beach-College Edition will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Beach Museum. As part of the museum's 20th anniversary, this celebration will include 91.9 KSDB, art activities, snacks and live music.

• Don't miss the K-State Tap Dance Ensemble's performance from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, as part of SPOOKtacular at the Sunset Zoo, 2333 Oak St., Manhattan. Zoo admission is required.

• Violinist Carolyn Kaufman will present a recital at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• An Evening with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen features the musical talents of these well-known performers at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at McCain Auditorium. Tickets to this McCain Performance Series event are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, by calling 785-532-6428, or online at k-state.edu/mccain.

• The Vocal Studio Recital will be at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• Need a way to wish someone a Happy Halloween? Order a Halloween Tap-A-Gram for Oct. 31. To order and arrange a time, contact Julie Pentz at jpentz@k-state.edu.

• The Halloween Jazz Jam will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in the Little Theatre at the K-State Student Union.

Sources

Theresa Breymeyer
785-532-3800
mus@k-state.edu

Cindy Friedrich
785-532-1126
condyle@k-state.edu

Todd Holmberg
785-532-6425
trholm@k-state.edu

Abigail Howard
785-532-7718
howarda@k-state.edu

Julie Pentz
785-532-5411
jpentz@k-state.edu

Websites

Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

McCain Performance Series

School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Written by

Malorie Wagner
785-532-2535
media@k-state.edu

At a glance

A variety of musical and theatrical performances, lectures and other events are offered at Kansas State University throughout October.