Poetry (and Short Prose) on Poyntz

April 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Strecker-Nelson Gallery, 406 1/2 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS, 66502, United States

Join us for this spring’s Poetry (and Short Prose) on Poyntz! Read from your own poetry (or short fiction, up to 300 words) or just listen to others.

(Image by Rebecca Hoyer, “Forest,” whose work appears at the Strecker-Nelson Gallery as part of “Watercolor — delicate beauty from a difficult medium,” March 7 – April 26, 2014.)

Drawn Together: Celebrating Racial Diversity in Children’s Literature

April 12, 2014 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
K-State Alumni Center, 17th Street and Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, KS, 66506, United States

Keynote speaker: Kadir Nelson, artist and illustrator.

Acclaimed for his illustrations for young readers in _We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball_, _Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad_, and_ Nelson Mandela_, artist Kadir Nelson will be the keynote speaker for the fourth biennial inter-disciplinary conference “The Power of Three: Children’s Literature in English, Education, and Library Science,” sponsored by the Children’s and Adolescent Literature Community (ChALC) and the Department of English. This year’s conference theme is “Drawn Together: Celebrating Racial Diversity in Children’s Literature.” Nelson has won many awards, including two Caldecott Honors, the Coretta Scott King Award, and an NAACP Image Award. In addition to children’s book illustrations, he has also produced album art for Michael Jackson and Drake and cover art for The New Yorker.

More information about the conference, which runs 8:30am-2:30pm, is available at http://www.k-state.edu/chalc/Conference.html.

Conference Program:
9:00-9:50: Education Session—”‘I Never Thought About It That Way…’: Considering the Life Experiences of Others through Children’s Literature,” Vicki Sherbert, Assistant Professor, Education Department

10:00-10:50: Library Session—”Community Reading: Libraries and the Social Experience of Book,” Melendra Sutliff Sanders, Children’s Consultant, North Central Kansas Libraries

11:00-12:00: Keynote Speaker—Kadir Nelson, illustrator.

1:30-2:30: English Session—A panel of three English
graduate students will present papers.

The conference is open to students, faculty, and community members, but space will be limited, so reserve your free conference registration using the link provided on the conference web site at http://www.k-state.edu/chalc/Conference.html.

Ace Reporter Sam Sargent’s BDay Show

May 30, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
Aggie Central Station, 1115 Moro Street, Manhattan, KS, 66502, United States

Ace Reporter Samuel Sargent is one of the biggest supporters of local music here in Manhattan; he is a constant face at shows, a reporter/reviewer for The Hype Weekly, and as a general encourager of musicians and creative works here in town.

So we’re celebrating his birthday with a show featuring some of his favorite acts!

Eddy Green, Fara Sol, and Delicious Friction will therefore be rocking out in his honor!

The Long Hello at Cloud and Kelly’s Public House

April 6, 2014 @ 12:00 am
Cloud and Kelly's, 126 Southwest 1st Street, Corvallis, OR, 97333, United States

Hey Corvallis! Come on out to Cloud and Kelly’s to hear The Long Hello. Soul filled vocals, rippin guitar, big bold bass and bumpin backbeats is our sound. See you there!

Record Store Day 2014 the Sisters’ Way

April 19, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sisters Of Sound Records, 1214 C. Moro, Manhattan, KS, 66502, United States

Start your Saturday off right Come hang out with your Sisters have some
… Coffee from Bluestem Bistro, Donuts from Varsity Donuts, Delicious Limited Pressed Vinyl & other Audiophiles to geek out with. :D
Along with a little Live Music
(If you post comments or take photos be sure to tag them with #RSD14)

Just a Few of 2014 releases:

Jaco Pastorius
Autumn Defense/Josh Rouse
Big Mama Thornton
David Bowie
Charles Bradley
Brian Jonestown Massacre / The Magic Castles
Built To Spill
Cage the Elephant
The Civil Wars
Sam Cooke
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Cure / Dinosaur Jr.
Deer Tick
Deerhoof & Ceramic Dog
Devo / The Flaming Lips
The Doors
Drive-By Truckers
Jerry Garcia
Frightened Rabbit
Gram Parsons
Grateful Dead
Gil Scott-Heron
Husker Du
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Joy Division
Machine Head
Wes Montgomery & The Montgomery-Johnson Quintet
The Notorious B.I.G.
Of Montreal
Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes
Dolly Parton
The Pogues: Live With Joe Strummer
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
The Ramones
Otis Redding
Rockabye Baby!
Regina Spektor
Tame Impala
Rough Guide To African Blues
The Velvet Underground
Doc Watson
Frank Zappa
Public Enemy

For full list:


Yesterday- Beatles Tribute Band

April 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
The Wareham, 410 Poyntz, Manhattan, KS, 66502, United States

Performing all eras of Beatles music in their original key, wearing drainpipe trousers and playing authentic instruments, Yesterday – The Beatles Tribute has performed on five continents. Beginning with the British Invasions in 1964, the mop tops from Liverpool began the first wave of Beatlemania. The Beatles forever changed the face of pop music with such songs as “Hard Day’s Night”, “Help”, “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, and “Revolution”. Yesterday recreates note for note the music of the Fab Four.

Based in Las Vegas, Yesterday Beatles tribute show bands have performed their long running show in among others, Atlantic City at the Tropicana Casino Resort for three years, at the Horizon Casino Hotel in Lake Tahoe for eight months, five months in the Tiffany Theater at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, countless Beatles tribute shows in New York, and hundreds of venues across the US.

There will be shows at 7:00PM and 9PM. Tickets are $16 for the front section or $12 for GA. Tickets are available at Hyvee or www.thewareham.com

Scruffy & the Janitors 7″ Release Party on Record Store Day

April 19, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
The Lucky Tiger, 718 Francis, Saint Joseph, MO, 64501, United States

Scruffy & the Janitors will be releasing a limited 7″ on Record Store Day at The Lucky Tiger in downtown St. Joseph. Matthew Coman & the Coterie will also be playing.



Limited clear blue records will be $10

Flint Hills Day

May 3, 2014 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 South 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS, 66502, United States

Flint Hills Day is the celebration of the ecoregion and the culture and history of the Kaw Indian Nation.

Activities outside the Discovery Center kick off at 7 a.m. with Run for the Hills fun run/walk, followed by a geocaching event from 10 a.m. to noon. Activities inside the FHDC from noon to 4 p.m. include: live raptor demonstration by Milford Nature Center, Kaw Nation displays and activities for all ages, music by “The Skirts,” food vendors and gift store displays.

At 6 p.m. the Kaw Nation will perform in the Blue Earth Plaza. Visit http://www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/about/press-room/post/92/Discovery-Center-to-host-inaugural-Flint-Hills-Day-event for more information.

April’s Fools hosted By Lil Kim Chi

April 5, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Xcalibur Club, 384 Grant Avenue, Junction City, KS, 66441, United States

Your favorite performers are switching places! Kings will be queens and queens will be kings!!! Come out for a night to remember.
Valaree Love
Josie Price
Valentino Karizmah
Keith DeFranco
Terri S. Aqui
and a few special guests. ^_^

And Hosted by Lil Lilkim Chi

Show starts at 1030. Doors open at 8PM