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October brings cultural treats to K-State

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

 

MANHATTAN — Hard work pays off for Kansas State University students and faculty in the month of October. Catch a variety of student and professional theatrical events, student and faculty music showcases and more on the Manhattan campus.

The following events, sponsored by the McCain Performance Series, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art and School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, are all free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

• Fall 2017 exhibitions available in October at the Beach Museum of Art include "Thrift Style," which runs through Dec. 16 in the Ruth Ann Wefald Gallery; "Reclaimed Creations: Sayaka Ganz," which runs through Dec. 19 in the Marion Pelton Gallery; "Ubiquitous: Enrico Isamu Ōyama," which runs through Dec. 23 in the Hyle Family Gallery; and "Fronteras/Frontiers," which opens Oct. 7 and runs through April 1, 2018, in the Donna Lindsay Vanier Gallery.

• Don't miss an evening calculated for happiness taking a dark turn when a newlywed couple fixes up two romantically challenged friends in "Becky Shaw" by Gina Gionfriddo. This humorous story comes to life at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Purple Masque Theater in West Stadium. Go to k-state.edu/theatre/ for ticket information.

• The K-State Tuba and Euphonium Studio Recital will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Visit Graficomovil, a mobile printmaking studio/gallery, during the Beach Museum of Art's open hours Oct. 3-7 at the museum.

• After a screening of the classic movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in McCain Auditorium, comedian John Cleese will appear live and answer questions from the audience. Tickets for this McCain Performance Series event are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

• The K-State Flute Studio Recital will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• Max Frisch's "The Arsonists" will be presented by K-State Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5-7 and Oct. 12-14 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre at Nichols Hall. When respected community member Gottlieb Biedermann winds up housing two guests and their drums of gasoline, his good fortune is in danger of going up in flames. For ticket information, visit k-state.edu/theatre/.

• The Central States Marching Festival will be Saturday, Oct. 7, at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. General admission is $10; student admission is $5 with ID. For a schedule and more information, visit k-state.edu/band/festivals/csmf.html.

• The celebration Art in Motion will be noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in the Beach Museum of Art's parking lot. Action art activities for all ages will be available; meet artists Sayaka Ganz and Fidencio Fifield-Perez; watch live painting performances by artist Enrico Isamu Ōyama; and make your own print in Graficomovil, created by artist Artemio Rodríguez.

Greg Beyer and his Afro-Brazilian ensemble present a lecture-performance at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Beach Museum of Art. This arcomusical interactive performance is sponsored by the K-State music program and made possible in part through a gift from Richard and Martha Seaton.

• Catch the K-State Wind Symphony and Concert Band in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in McCain Auditorium.

• The K-State Bassoon Studio will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• The university's premier concert ensemble, the Wind Ensemble, will be present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at McCain Auditorium.

• The K-State Family Day Open House on Sustainability and Recycled Art features special guests from K-State's Office of Sustainability and others at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Beach Museum of Art.

• As a part of the McCain Performance Series, Jake Shimabukuro will perform on the ukulele at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in McCain Auditorium. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

• Steven Maxwell, associate professor of tuba, will present a faculty artist recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The lower-division K-State Percussion Studio Recital will be at 5:30 p.m., followed by the upper-division K-State Percussion Studio Recital at 7:30 p.m., both Wednesday, Oct. 18, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• Jacqueline Kerstetter, associate professor of horn, will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The General Student Recital will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The K-State Opera Workshop will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Have the time of your life when the stage version of "Dirty Dancing" comes to McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, as part of the McCain Performance Series. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

• The K-State Collegium Musicum will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in All Faiths Chapel.

• A Voice Student Studio Recital, featuring the students of Janie Brokenicky, instructor of voice, will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• The K-State Orchestra will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at McCain Auditorium.

• The Fall Chamber Music Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. in All Faiths Chapel.

• A Voice Student Studio Recital, featuring the students of Reginald Pittman, professor of opera, will be at 5:30 p.m. in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• Catch the K-State Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, Bassoon Ensemble and Clarinet Ensemble concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The Enchantment Theatre Company will present "My Father's Dragon" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at McCain Auditorium. Take part in this daring dragon rescue from your seat in the audience. Tickets for this McCain Performance Series event, recommended for grades K-5 and ages 4-10, are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

• The K-State Big Bands will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct 26, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

• Have a laugh watching two young drug trial participants frustrate their clinicians when they fall in love. "The Effect" by Lucy Prebble will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26-28 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in West Stadium's Purple Masque Theater. For ticket information, visit k-state.edu/theatre.

• The Collegiate Chorale and Women's Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in All Faiths Chapel.

In a McCain at the Wareham presentation for the McCain Performance Series, the Bumper Jacksons will bring a new spin on music from the early days of Americana to Manhattan at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Wareham Opera House. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

• The Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, Altar Workshop will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Beach Museum of Art. Learn more about this seasonal celebration, help create a public altar and make items to bring home. Reservation required by calling 785-532-7718. The cost is $3 per participant, and all ages are welcome.

• Get in the Halloween spirit with the help of the K-State Tap Dance ensemble from noon to 2 p.m. at Spooktacular at the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan on Saturday, Oct. 28. Zoo admission is required.

• The Voice Studio Student Recital for students of Bryan Pinkall, assistant professor of voice, will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in All Faiths Chapel.

The K-State Jazz Ensembles will present the Halloween Jazz Jam at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Wildcat Chamber, the former Little Theatre, at the K-State Student Union.

Sources

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

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

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

Jui Mhatre
785-532-7718
jmhatre@k-state.edu

Martha Scott
785-532-7718
marthas@k-state.edu

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

Websites

McCain Performance Series

School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Beach Museum of Art

Written by

Sarah Keegan
785-532-2535
media@k-state.edu