New Year’s Eve in December Brewery Tour

December 14, 2013 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tallgrass Brewing Company, 8845 Quail Lane, Manhattan, KS, 66502, United States

Join us Saturday and start your New Year’s celebration early!

We’ll have hats, noise makers and lots of shimmer and shine! Plus, we’re tapping a special cask of Christmas Pub Ale in Area 51 and we’ll have our Russian Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout pouring in the tasting room. This bad boy weighs in at almost 11% ABV and is brewed with Radina’s Coffeehouse & Roastery coffee and Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates!

Feel free to dress up! Lots of us are!
Ladies, just remember, it might not be too fun to walk around the brewery in high heels! But, if you do, BE CAREFUL!

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues by Jeff Goode

December 13, 2013 @ 9:30 pm
Purple Masque Theatre

TAP is putting on a Winter Senior Show!

A dark, dark Christmas comedy. Scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa’s eight tiny reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment.
As mass media descends upon the event, the other members of the sleigh team demand to share their perspectives, and a horrific tale of corruption and perversion emerges, which seems to implicate everyone from the littlest elf to the tainted Saint himself.

With each deer’s confession, the truth behind the shocking allegations becomes clearer and clearer. …and murkier and murkier.

When and Where: Friday the 13th in the Purple Masque. 9:30pm (after fundamentals of acting scenes.)

Cost: A suggested donation of $5. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Directed by: Jerry Jay Cranford


Dasher: Sean Matthews
Cupid: Dylan Rogerson
Hollywood: Mat Ellis
Blizten: Amanda Garvey
Comet: Joey Boos
Dancer: Bella Alonso
Donner: Joe Sheppard
Vixen: Diana Watts

The Starving Artist’s Six-Hour Solo Show

December 15, 2013 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
712 Leavenworth Street, Manhattan KS 66502

Mark’s moving out of his current house, but first, he’s making it into a six-hour art gallery!

Mark is also a figuratively-speaking starving artist. He would prefer not to make that literal, and would love to be able to continue eating in 2014!

So stop by on Sunday between 3pm & 9pm to look at original art, and buy really cheap art. Guess what! Those two arts are the same art. And you don’t just have to look & buy! You can talk, too. And eat and drink. Wow. It’ll be great.

Where: 712 Leavenworth Street. We’re the 2-story mint-green house adjacent to the corner-apartment building’s parking lot. Mind the crumbling stone steps.

Drink: We’ll definitely have mixers, but only MIGHT have actual alcohol so BYOB unless you’re feelin’ lucky. …punk.

Food: We’ll have crackers, hummus, grapes & other nibblers, but if you want me to cook you dinner, this is not the night for it. There are probably some rabbits in the back you can catch.

Dress: Casual classiness is encouraged, but by no means enforced.

Art on display:

Pen works – observational drawings done while I was bell-ringing for Salvation Army last year. Buildings, telephone poles, and (after I’d put on my gloves) really messily-drawn cars. Some matted, all original & cheap.

Oil works – paintings! Some finished, some not. Some local, some not. Some done en plein air, some abstract. None framed. All purchasable or reservable (for those not quite finished), with an even-cheaper limited-edition print-order option for all.

Prints – High-quality reproductions of past paintings and ALSO some of my best photography, including this set:
Some matted, some not.

Prints-to-Order – I’ll have my laptop out & cycling through past paintings and photographs, which you can order as prints! Unfortunately, prints would not arrive until mid-January. Call it a post-Christmas present to cheer up the January doldrums.

Improptu sketching / One-dollar-commissions – I’ll likely have a pad & pen/charcoal in my hand the entire afternoon/evening, so if you show up, there’s a decent chance I’ll do a random sketch of you that you can have. If you actually want me to FOCUS on you (or someone else!) and do a good job, it’s a $1 commission.

Parking: If you’re just stopping by for a bit, the street will have to do.
If you’re hanging out for a little while (which is fine as long as you’re nice and don’t smell funky!), you should be able to park right behind our house. Go down the alley between Leavenworth/Osage and 8th/Juliette. Park practically & considerately, please.

Throw any questions on the wall below.
Invite anyone who you think would enjoy it.
See you there!

- Mark

Josh Abbott Band – Live at the Wareham

February 8, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
The Wareham, 410 Poyntz, Manhattan, KS, 66502, United States

RPA Entertainment is excited to welcome back the Josh Abbott Band with special guest Dylan Bloom Band to the Wareham in Manhattan, KS. Tickets are available at Hyvee, RB Outpost or

Miracle On 34Th Street

December 6, 2013 @ 7:30 pm – December 22, 2013 @ 2:00 pm
The Columbian Theatre - Wamego, Kansas, 521 Lincoln, Wamego, KS, 66547, United States

Dec 6-8, 13-15, 20-22. F and S 7:30, Sun 2

Abe’s BDAY Bash

February 8, 2014 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
1115 Moro Street Manhattan, Kansas 66502

Friends, ninjas,and robots, please come and join Abraham Alem as he celebrates his born day.
More details:

A lucky fan will win a $50 GIFT CARD!

DJ will be Andrew Erichsen!!!!!

Abe, 1/2 of #F14, is having a Born Day bash/show (NO COVER). F14 will perform brand new songs and fan favorites. Celebrate Abe’s born day and enjoy a great show at Aggie Central Station.

Login or visit http://F14LIFE.COM/ to join the conversation on the forum, and find more music and motion pics. http://F14LIFE.COM/BLOG is updated weekly with new content. See you there!

Turnpike Troubadours – Live at the Wareham

April 24, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
The Wareham, 410 Poyntz, Manhattan, KS, 66502, United States

RPA Entertainment presents Turnpike Troubadours with special guest Jonny Burke in Manhattan, KS.
Tickets $20
Info by phone 913-269-1404
18+ ID required

Tickets on SALE at Hyvee, RB Outpost or


December 6, 2013 @ 9:00 pm
RC McGraw's, 2317 Tuttle Creek Blvd, Manhattan, KS, 66502-4462, United States

Hello there Facebook friends! Starting to think about weekend plans?! Love classic rock and country? Well we got just the thing for you! Come join us as we welcome Festus performing live starting at 9pm and only five dollars at the door! Why not come in early and enjoy $5 any burger with a few beverages! Hope to see you all there!

Manhattan Science Café

December 10, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Radina's, 616 North Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan, KS, 66502, United States

The speaker is Jeff Gill of Tallgrass Brewing Company

The title of his presentation is: “The Science of Beer Making”"

Jeff Gill will be sharing the science and art of beer making. As a special opportunity for those 21 years and older, there will be samples of beers available for taste testing. We thank Jeff Gill and Wade Radina for making that tasting opportunity possible. Come an learn about an aspect of science with a very down-to-earth application.

Don’t miss the last Science Cafe of the Fall.