Art, music, drama and more warm up February at K-State
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
MANHATTAN — Make your own Valentine's Day cards, enjoy student and faculty performances, and catch some Broadway classics during February at Kansas State University.
The following events, most free unless otherwise indicated, are sponsored by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, McCain Performance Series and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
• Spring 2018 exhibitions now available at the Beach Museum of Art include "Fronteras/Frontiers," which runs through April 1 in the Donna Lindsay Vanier Gallery, and "Water Stories" by Lynn Benson, which will open Feb. 13 and run through May 26 in the Ruth Ann Wefald Gallery. Benson is the 2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art gift print artist.
• K-State Theatre and Ebony Theatre present the play "Not Without Laughter," based on a true story by Langston Hughes and written by Syl Jones, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-3 and 8-10, and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in West Stadium's Purple Masque Theatre. Tickets may be purchased online at k-state.edu/mtd/tickets or by calling 785-236-8638. Tickets also may be purchased one hour prior to the performance at the theatre.
• The McCain Performance Series will present the American pop supergroup The Temptations at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in McCain Auditorium. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.
* The Beach Museum of Art's annual Family Valentines Workshop will be 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the museum. Supplies and snacks will be provided. The workshop costs $5, $2.50 for military families. No reservations are required, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
• Spring 2018 ARTSmart programs for families at the Beach Museum of Art run Feb 7-10. For more information, visit the event website. Cost for each class is $3 per child, $1.50 for military families. Reservations are required by calling 785-532-7718 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
• "After the Burn," an artist talk by Erin Wiersma, associate professor of art, will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Beach Museum of Art. The talk will focus on her new and ongoing works from the Konza Prairie and how they are both the medium and the subject matter. The talk is part of the Prairie Studies Initiative program.
• Janie Brokenicky, instructor of voice, will present at Faculty Artist Recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in All Faiths Chapel.
• The Tony, Grammy and Olivier award-winning musical "Jersey Boys," the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, comes to the McCain Performance Series at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11-12 in McCain Auditorium. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.
• Celebrate the artistic talents of the Manhattan-Ogden School District's students and their teachers in the "USD 383 Early Expression Student Art Show," on display Feb. 14-17 in the Beach Museum of Art's UMB Theatre. A public reception, sponsored by the Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools Foundation, will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the museum.
• Organ Music for a Wednesday Morning will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in All Faiths Chapel.
• Jim Johnson, professor of trumpet, will present a Faculty Artist Recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in All Faiths Chapel.
• The General Student Recital for February will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in All Faiths Chapel.
• Guest artist John Fedchock will perform on jazz trombone at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in All Faiths Chapel.
• Scholarship Extravaganza, to support scholarships for students in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the Grand Ballroom at the K-State Student Union. Enjoy an evening of fine food and performances by students from the school. Tickets cost $1,000 for a sponsored table or $100 for individual tickets. RSVP by Friday, Feb. 9, online at ksufoundation.org/rsvp/mtd or by calling Connie Kipp at 785-532-7581.
• The K-State Orchestra will present "The Prairie Ascendant," composed by Laurel Littrell, professor at the K-State Libraries, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in McCain Auditorium, as part of the Prairie Studies Initiative. The work depicts the prairie throughout time, accompanied by images that illuminate the art, science and events of the prairie.
• In conjunction with the Beach Museum of Art exhibition "Fronteras/Frontiers," award-winning filmmaker Peter Bratt will speak and screen his new documentary, "Dolores," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the K-State Alumni Center. The documentary is a portrait of United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta. The presentation is in partnership with the Lou Douglas Lecture Series, UFM Community Learning Center, LGBT Resource Center, the American ethnic studies department and the Manhattan Nonviolence Initiative.
• The Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet, featuring three members of the Berlin Philharmonic and a renowned concert pianist, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in McCain Auditorium 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.
• A Guest and Faculty Artist Recital by the Sorores Trio will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in All Faiths Chapel.
• K-State Theatre presents "An American in Beirut," by Alex Wakim and Jonah Ericson, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23-24 in West Stadium's Purple Masque Theatre. Tickets may be purchased online at k-state.edu/mtd/tickets or by calling 785-236-8638. Tickets also may be purchased one hour prior to the performance at the theatre.
• Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic "The Sound of Music," about Maria and the von Trapp family, will be presented as part of the McCain Performance Series at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at McCain Auditorium. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.
• David Wood, instructor of music, will lead the Songs of Ireland Workshop from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall. Wood will teach songs in English and Irish Gaelic. No previous music reading experience is necessary. Songs will be learned in a call-and-response manner to ensure that attendees walk away with songs mostly memorized. The workshop, for those in kindergarten to age 18 and up, costs $25. Register at campscui.active.com/orgs/ManhattanArtsCenter#/selectSessions/2281705.
• Alyssa Morris, assistant professor of oboe, will present a Faculty Artist Recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in All Faiths Chapel.
• The K-State Flute Studio recital will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.