Fall for the arts: September brings comedy, art, music and drama to campus
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017
The month of September brings a variety of entertainment to Kansas State University's Manhattan campus, including the rock group the B-52s. The group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in McCain Auditorium as part of the McCain Performance Series.
MANHATTAN — Kick off the new school year with cultural events at Kansas State University. Attractions coming to the Manhattan campus in September include faculty and guest artist recitals, new art exhibitions, a professional dance troupe, comedian Paula Poundstone and more.
The following events, sponsored by the McCain Performance Series, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Artand School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, are all free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
• Fall 2017 exhibitions opening or available in September at the Beach Museum of Art include "Thrift Style," which runs through Dec. 16 in the Ruth Ann Wefald Gallery; "Ubiquitous: Enrico Isamu Ōyama," through Dec. 23 in the Hyle Family Gallery; and "Reclaimed Creations: Sayaka Ganz," which runs Sept. 5-Dec. 19 in the Marion Pelton Gallery.
• Homeschool Tuesday will be 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Beach Museum of Art and feature the exhibition "Thrift Style." Cost is $3 per child. Call 785-532-7718 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
• Paul Hunt, professor of music, will present a faculty artist trombone recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, in All Faiths Chapel.
• Recycled Art Welcome Back Night for K-State students will be 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Students are invited to create large sculptures from recycled materials to display in the museum. Activities, door prizes and refreshments will be available.
• David Littrell, university distinguished professor of music, will present a faculty artist cello recital at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 601 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan.
• The 2017-2018 McCain Performance Series kicks off with comedian Paula Poundstone at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in McCain Auditorium. Poundstone has starred in several HBO specials and can be heard on NPR's top-rated news quiz show, "Wait Wait … Don't Tell Me!" Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, by calling 785-532-6428 or online at k-state.edu/mccain.
• A guest artist recital by the Amicitia Clarinet Duo of Diane Barger and Denise Gainey will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in All Faiths Chapel.
• Ryan Robinson will present a guest artist tuba recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in All Faiths Chapel.
• Sexy athleticism, exuberant personality and joyous movement take the stage when Parsons Dance performs as part of the McCain Performance Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in McCain Auditorium. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, by calling 785-532-6428 or online at k-state.edu/mccain.
• Guest artist Ryan Gardner will present a trumpet recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in All Faiths Chapel.
• Don't miss the K-State Orchestra in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in McCain Auditorium.
• ARTSmart classes for children will be offered Sept. 20-23 at the Beach Museum of Art. The theme will be Zapotec weaving. For schedule and registration information, go to beach.k-state.edu or call 785-532-7718. Cost is $3 a child.
• The September General Student Recital will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in All Faiths Chapel.
• Catch a conversation between Marla Day, curator of the Historic Costume and Textile Museum at K-State and guest curator of the Beach Museum of Art exhibition "Thrift Style," and Edie McGinnis, author of "Feedsacks! Beautiful Quilts from Humble Beginnings and A Bag of Scraps," at 5:30 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 21, at the museum.
• Tod Kerstetter, professor of music, will present a faculty artist clarinet recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.
• Guest artist Deborah Marshall will present a clarinet recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, in the Hemisphere Room at Hale Library.
• The Tallgrass Artist Residency Symposium will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Beach Museum of Art. The residency, with support from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, is centered in the small community of Matfield Green near the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. The symposium features talks by the artists who participated in the current round of residencies.
• Celebrate the book "M is for Math, Museum and Manhattan, Kansas" by K-State mathematician Natasha Rozhkovskaya from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Beach Museum of Art. Math and art activities for all ages will be offered. Rozhkovskaya will have a book signing and take part in a panel discussion at 2:30 p.m. on creating the book.
• Enjoy classics like "Proud Mary," "Susie Q," "Who'll Stop the Rain" and more when Creedence Clearwater Revisited comes to McCain Auditorium. This McCain Performance Series presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, in McCain Auditorium. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, by calling 785-532-6428 or online at k-state.edu/mccain.
• At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Beach Museum of Art, Patty Carroll, the featured artist at the Volland Store, will discuss her 20-year project "Anonymous Woman," a photographic seriesportraying draped female figures alongside furniture, household objects and fashion accessories.
• The play "Becky Shaw," written by Gina Gionfriddo, will be presented by the K-State theatre program at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-30 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in West Stadium's Purple Masque Theatre. Ticket information is available at k-state.edu/theatre.
• Billed as the "world's greatest party band," the B-52s will bring dance-rock favorites like "Love Shack" and "Roam" to the McCain Performance Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in McCain Auditorium. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, by calling 785-532-6428 or online at k-state.edu/mccain.