New year, new opportunity to enjoy the arts at Kansas State University
Friday, Dec. 23, 2016
MANHATTAN — Kick off the new year with music, dance, art and more at Kansas State University.
The following events, most free and open to the public unless otherwise noted, are being offered by the university's McCain Performance Series, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art and School of Music, Theatre, and Dance in January 2017.
• The first Second Saturday Selection, a new program of the Beach Museum of Art featuring conversation on selections from the permanent collection or current exhibitions, will be offered Saturday, Jan. 14, at the museum. The first program, "Explore the "hands" of Gordon Parks: An introduction to the museum's collection of Gordon Parks photography," will be presented at 1 and 2:30 p.m.
• The exhibition "John Steuart Curry: Mapping the Early Career" opens Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the Beach Museum of Art's Donna Lindsay Vanier Gallery and runs through May 13, 2017.
• The chart-topping group Air Supply will bring hits like "Lost in Love," "All Out of Love" and more to McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, as part of the McCain Performance Series. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, by calling 785-532-6428, or online at k-state.edu/mccain.
• The hit musical "Mamma Mia!" comes to the McCain Performance Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in McCain Auditorium. Enjoy the hits of ABBA in this tale of love, laughter and friendship. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, by calling 785-532-6428, or online at k-state.edu/mccain.
• The Kansas Day K-State Student Celebration will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Beach Museum.
• School of Music, Theatre and Dance faculty and staff members Amy Rosine, soprano; Karen Large, flute; and Amanda Arrington, piano, will perform the music of composer Amy Cheney Beach as part of the Hale Library Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in the Hemisphere Room in Hale Library. Tickets are available at lib.k-state.edu/friends.
• The Beach Museum of Art will offer the Kansas Day Workshop from 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the museum. Activities include a Kansas artist gallery hunt and Kansas symbols art activities. Reservations are not required but children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 785-532-7718 for more information.
• Prokofiev's classic "Cinderella" will be performed by the Russian National Ballet Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, in McCain Auditorium as part of the McCain Performance Series. The ballet masterpiece, complete with comical stepsisters and a malevolent stepmother, is for audiences of all ages. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, by calling 785-532-6428, or online at k-state.edu/mccain.
• "Odd Squad's" junior agents Olive and Otto are on the job when "Odd Squad Live!" comes to McCain Auditorium at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30. Based on the PBS Kids' series "Odd Squad," this McCain Performance Series presentation is great for kids age 4-8 as well as the whole family. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, by calling 785-532-6428, or online at k-state.edu/mccain.
• David Littrell, university distinguished professor of music, will present a cello recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in All Faiths Chapel.