Evolution of Dance: Dancing with the K-State Stars

February 25, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
McCain Auditorium, 221 McCain Auditorium, Manhattan, KS, 66506, United States

Dancing with the K-State Stars is just like ABC’s hit show, Dancing with the Stars, with a K-State twist!

Judson Laipply will be speaking at 2 pm in Forum Hall and will be a guest judge and performing at Dancing with the K-State Stars.

K-State Stars include:
Allie Neideree, Kaitlyn Dewell, Kaitlin Long, Katy Zapletal, Christina Hurtado, Brett Seidl, Chance Berndt, Adam Miller, and Brett Elchman

Local Love February Final Round!

February 26, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
Aggie Central Station, 1115 Moro Street, Manhattan, KS, 66502, United States


Come show us your musical talents and get a chance to move on to the final round at the end of the month where finalist will compete for $150 cash and three hours of recording time at Aggie Central Station!


- Each artist/group gets 3 songs or 10 minutes to perform. If we have more than 9 groups signed up, this goes down to 2 songs and seven minutes.

- Electrified instruments are allowed, but only if they go direct or have small amplifiers, in which case they will be turned down to minimum. No full bands. The general rule is, if it can’t be set up in 3 minutes or less, we don’t want it.

- We do not allow singers to sing to tracks, this isn’t karaoke. If you are a hip hop MC, you can use tracks but only if they are original and have no main vocals in them.

- Want to win? Bring lots of friends! However, they must stay until the end of the night to vote.

Mr. K-State Theatre

March 1, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Purple Masque Theatre

Announcing the first ever Mr. K-State Theatre male beauty pageant!

Come see all the best young talent K-State has to offer! But only those with a Y chromosome, of course. In order to showcase the best of the best of the gentlemen in K-State theatre, KSTO (the organization formally known as TAP) is hosting Mr. K-State Theatre.

Contestants will showcase their swimwear, evening wear, talents, and answer a question regarding their opinions on the betterment of the theatre department.

This is an opportunity for students to help KSTO raise money to come back to the students! We HIGHLY encourage audience members to bring $1 bills and be prepared to tip the contestants! Your donations will all go to benefit KSTO and fund our events for students, as well as tell us who YOU think should be crowned Mr. K-State Theatre!

Please invite your friends, in and out of the department! We want to show off our wonderful talent to everyone we can.

Here is the official lineup of contestants!
Logan Jones
Mathew Ellis
Joey Boos
Joe Sheppard
Ben Deghand
Dylan Rogerson
Mark Young
Clay Massingill
Jon Strom
Manasseh McPike
Blake Cordell
Mitch Ward
Mark Hay
Chris Zimmerman

And our judges:
Jennifer Vellenga
David Ollington
Melissa Salvatore

2014 Little Apple Pride Parade

April 5, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Manhattan, KS

This year will mark the 5th Annual Little Apple Pride Parade! Let’s make it the biggest one yet!


The Little Apple Pride Parade will start this year at the church located on Juliette and Poyntz! We will march all the way to Triangle Park, hitting up Aggieville on the way.

Once at the park, there will be a list of performers for entertainment!

We are going to have some local Drag Queens:
-Brihanna Jayde
-Vanity Monzter
-Lil Kimchi

Some Live Singers:
-Rico Suave
-Raven Smith

-Stephanie Mott

We will also be having a Silent Auction that will benefit the community as well tables from different groups and organizations! We will have Little Apple Pride T-Shirts available to purchase, but get the fast there will only be 60 available!

We hope to see you all there!

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

April 10, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – April 19, 2014 @ 10:30 pm
Aggie Central Station, 1115 Moro Street, Manhattan, KS, 66502, United States

In cooperation with Aggie Central Station, the Manhattan Music Coalition, Able Printing Company, Liberty Press, and The KSU LGBT Resource Center, we are proud to bring Stephen Trask and John Cameron Mitchell’s rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch to Manhattan, KS April 10th-12th and 17th-19th!

Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a young East German named Hedwig Schmidt who tries to escape his country and come to America by getting a sex change operation and marrying a G.I named Luther. Sadly, the operation is botched and within a year Luther abandons Hedwig. Hedwig is left stranded and penniless in a trailer park in Junction City, Kansas. Eventually, Hedwig falls in love with Tommy. Tommy soon leaves Hedwig when he becomes a Rock and Roll Superstar. Hedwig then forms her own band: The Angry Inch.

Completely produced and performed by local talent, our Hedwig will be staged in Aggieville’s home for live music, Aggie Central Station.

Directed by Heather Branham-Green, with music direction by Ashalen Sims.

Starring Evan Tuttle, Betsy Baddeley, Ashalen Sims, Stephen Keith, Nick Reiter, and Justin Trowbridge.

Click the link above.

Floor/Chair/Bar seats are available for $8.

Our Prime Tables can be reserved for $100 (seats 4-5) with 5 tables available for each show.

Individual seats at non-Prime tables are $15.

Online ticket sales end two days before the night in question, but you can buy tickets for all pricing levels at the door, including our full table seating (email jimbo@aggiecentralstation.com to reserve a full table after the two days prior mark)!

18+ Performance. Patrons under 21 must leave Aggie Central Station at 10pm.

Make a Difference Monday!

February 16, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Auntie Mae's, 616 N. 12th, Manhattan, KS, 66502, United States

Auntie Mae’s is donating 10% on their sales every Monday in February to the Flint Hills Human Rights Project! Remember to support businesses that support the community. Thanks Auntie Mae’s!

Jokes For Joes: Honoring Military Service Members

March 7, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
RC McGraw's, 2317 Tuttle Creek Blvd, Manhattan, KS, 66502-4462, United States

S.A.M.G. & RC MCGRAWS presents:
JOKES FOR JOES: Honoring Military Service Member
Featuring The Comedian WILL C and hosted by MR. CHAZS
The Comedian WILL C will be showcased with 4 incredible comedic talents from the Manhattan area such as

This is an 16 and up comedy show with a $10 door cover as 10% of all proceeds will go towards the Wounded Warrior & Help A Hero Fund.

A half time show will be lead by a performance with S.A.M.G. artist at the helm!

Will C has been apart of such memorable projects as:
HBO’s hit show Hello Ladies
Gene Simmons Family Jewels
Sons of Anarchy
Storage Hunters
The Office
My Name is Earl
CSI & CSI Miami

To add to his tv success, The Comedian Will C has finished shooting the following movies
Gone Girl with Ben Affleck and Neil Patrick Harris
The Purge 2: Anarchy
Inherent Vice with Joaquin Phoenix and Owen Wilson
Murder of a Cat with Greg Kinnear and Blythe Danner

Please come out to support our troops for a night full of laughs with S.A.M.G., RC MCGRAWS, and the Comedian WILL C.


February 24, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Kansas State Capitol, SW 10th & Jackson, Topeka, KS, 66612, United States

Equality Kansas, Great Plains chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, The MainStream Coalition, and the ACLU of Kansas invite you to a day of action at the Kansas statehouse. Talk to legislators, join us for lunch, and cap the day off with a rally for equality!

In the morning, members and supporters of all four organizations will gather at the statehouse in Topeka, and will have the opportunity to visit with members of the state legislature. We will provide handout information that you can take to your representative and senator’s offices. We will also provide a few 30-minute training sessions in the morning that will help you in your conversations with elected officials.

At noon, join us for the Brightline Legislative Luncheon. The luncheon is for legislators and individuals committed to separation of church and state. Enjoy lunch together, make connections with legislators, and hear thoughts from elected officials on both sides of the aisle. SEATING IS LIMITED. For more information and to reserve your seat, see http://brightlinecoalition.blogspot.com/

At 1pm, join us for a rally on the south steps of the Capitol. We will be speaking out against discriminatory bills such as HB2453 and others. A complete list of speakers will be published soon.

After the rally, there will be more opportunities to visit with your lawmakers. If you would like to schedule a visit with your representative or senator, please contact Thomas Witt at Equality Kansas, who will help schedule your meeting time. He can be reached at 316-683-1706, or by email at info@equalitykansas.com.

PLEASE NOTE: Flags and signs are permitted outdoors only. They are not allowed inside the Capitol building.


The Kansas State Capitol is at 300 SW 10th St, Topeka, KS.

The public entrance is at the intersection of SW 8th and SW Van Buren in Topeka, KS (http://goo.gl/maps/X987F), on the north side of the Capitol building. Be prepared for airport-style security! All visitors must pass through a security checkpoint, and all bags are screened through an x-ray machine.

Parking can be difficult. For a good spot, plan to arrive in Topeka early.

• There is metered parking around the Capitol. The meters cost $1 per hour, accept quarters, and are limited from 1 hour to 10 hours depending on where you are parked. Overtime parking tickets are $8 for the first ticket, with fines increasing if you’ve had Topeka parking tickets in the past.

• There is additional parking in per-hour parking garages on 8th near Kansas Street (http://goo.gl/maps/2dbUj) and 9th near Kansas Street (http://goo.gl/maps/ZdK5A), within easy walking distance of the capitol.

• There is a two-hour parking lot southwest of the capitol at SW 10th and Topeka Blvd (http://goo.gl/maps/NQtzB). If you plan to attend the rally only, this parking lot will be a good option for you.

Questions or comments, contact Thomas Witt with Equality Kansas, 316-683-1706, or email info@equalitykansas.com

See you there!

Split Lip Rayfield

February 22, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
The Wareham Opera House, 410 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA

Register here to win a pair of tickets to see Split Lip Rayfield with Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy, Deadman Flats at The Wareham in downtown Manhattan on Saturday February 22nd. 

We’ll draw one winner a day starting on February 17th through February 21st. 

Split Lip Rayfield Ticket Registration



23rd Annual Cultural Studies Symposium with Lisa Cartwright and Steven Rubin

February 21, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
K-State Alumni Center, 17th Street and Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, KS, 66506, United States

Join us for a lecture by Lisa Cartwright (U of California, San Diego) and Steven Rubin (Penn State U) on “Infrastructures of Power: New Topographies of Wind in Kansas.”

Since 2009, Cartwright and Rubin have been engaged in the documentation and analysis of the everyday work experience and interaction between people, land, and technology in some of the farming and ranching communities throughout Kansas that have been impacted by wind industry development. Their talk shares the results of this multi-year visual and sensory ethnography. Their project engages in a tradition of studying landscape through photography, video, and interpretive multimodal art practice used to interpret changes in regional infrastructures. Major concerns include: How is wind understood as a source of power to be harvested like a crop? How is everyday local experience impacted by a new energy infrastructure on farmland that continues to be worked in conventional agricultural ways?

Their analysis shows how the double-cropping of wind and grain in Kansas is a practice in which boundaries and intersections are negotiated not only between the energy and agriculture industries, but also between wind-rich and wind-poor landowners, between farmers and ranchers who support and oppose wind development, and among ranch- or farmhands and wind technicians, who must learn how to share the same fields. Their talk includes attention to the historical place of landscape photography as a technology of power, the matter of wind as a uniquely invisible and newly monetized force, and the legacy of land use interpretation as a means of understanding the everyday life experience of people in a region as its industrial infrastructure changes in ways that profoundly alter the fabric of community.

Sponsored by the Department of English, the College of Agriculture, the College of Engineering, and the Offices of the President and Provost.