Free Country Concert featuring Danielle Bradbery
Nov
27
7:30 PM19:30

Free Country Concert featuring Danielle Bradbery

Enjoy a free country concert featuring Danielle Bradbery! She is the singer of the hit songs “Sway” and “The Heart of Dixie”, and the winner of “The Voice” in 2013. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Adequate security measures are in place. The use of clear bags is in effect. Free clear bags provided at the door (while supplies last)!

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Open Mic Night
Dec
3
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic Night

Performances range from stand up to singing to poetry to singing karaoke to just talking about thoughts!

Sign up at the door. All performances subject to Union and University policies.

May contain adult content.


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11th Annual University Life Café Art Exhibit Reception
Dec
12
12:00 PM12:00

11th Annual University Life Café Art Exhibit Reception

  • William T. Kemper Art Gallery, First floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Selected artwork from the 11th Annual University Life Café Art Contest will be on display from December 3-14, 2018 from 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday, in the William T. Kemper Art Gallery on the first floor of the K-State Student Union. Winners will be announced in the gallery at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, December 12 with a reception from noon - 1 pm. Cast your vote for "People's Choice Award" at any time! This event is sponsored by UPC, Counseling Services, and University Life Café.

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Farmers' Market
Mar
27
11:00 AM11:00

Farmers' Market

The K-State Farmers' Market was established in March 2016 and is typically held on the last Wednesday of every March, April, September, and October. The market features a variety of handmade and homegrown items produced by members of the K-State Family (students, student organizations, and faculty/staff). K-State Farmers' Markets are open to the community. Cash preferred. Co-sponsored with Wildcat Wellness Coalition. 

For more information including how to be a vendor, please visit https://www.k-state.edu/lafene/programs/farmers-market/index.html

Inclement weather location: Union Courtyard, Ground floor, K-State Student Union

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Farmers' Market
Apr
24
11:00 AM11:00

Farmers' Market

The K-State Farmers' Market was established in March 2016 and is typically held on the last Wednesday of every March, April, September, and October. The market features a variety of handmade and homegrown items produced by members of the K-State Family (students, student organizations, and faculty/staff). K-State Farmers' Markets are open to the community. Cash preferred. Co-sponsored with Wildcat Wellness Coalition. 

For more information including how to be a vendor, please visit https://www.k-state.edu/lafene/programs/farmers-market/index.html

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Film: NBC's Green Book
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Film: NBC's Green Book

Universal Pictures at K-State and the Kansas State Union Program Council present a FREE screening of NBC’s Green Book.

Free vouchers are now available on the small table outside of the UPC office on the ground floor (Room 054) of the K-State Student Union. 

**SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY. Doors open at 6:30 pm **

Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist who's about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkZxoko_HC0

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Film: BlacKkKlansman (R)
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Film: BlacKkKlansman (R)

Friday, November 9 & Saturday, November 10
7 & 9:45 PM * Forum Hall, Ground Floor, K-State Student Union
FREE for students with valid K-State ID
$3 for non-students * $1 off for military with ID & children under 12

Subtitle Saturday at Seven! View the weekend film with closed-captions at this showing every week. 

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out.

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After Hours: Comedy Night
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

After Hours: Comedy Night

  • Union Station by JP's, First Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Laughter is contagious, and there will be plenty of it tonight! 2 comedians, Billy Wayne Davis & LeClerc Andre, are sure to put on a great show! Doors open at 7:30 pm, and the show starts at 8 pm. Free chips & salsa while supplies last!

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Film: BlacKkKlansman (R)
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Film: BlacKkKlansman (R)

Friday, November 9 & Saturday, November 10
7 & 9:45 PM * Forum Hall, Ground Floor, K-State Student Union
FREE for students with valid K-State ID
$3 for non-students * $1 off for military with ID & children under 12

Subtitle Saturday at Seven! View the weekend film with closed-captions at this showing every week. 

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out.

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Open Mic Night
Nov
5
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic Night

Performances range from stand up to singing to poetry to singing karaoke to just talking about thoughts!

Sign up at the door. All performances subject to Union and University policies.

May contain adult content.


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Film: Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13)
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Film: Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13)

Friday, November 2 & Saturday, November 3
7 & 9:30 PM * Forum Hall, Ground floor, K-State Student Union
FREE for students with valid K-State ID
$3 for non-students * $1 off for military with ID & children under 12

Subtitle Saturday at Seven! View the weekend film with closed-captions at this showing every week. 

Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse -- Nick's disapproving mother.

Co-sponsored with the Asian American Student Union (AASU). 

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Film: Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13)
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Film: Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13)

Friday, November 2 & Saturday, November 3
7 & 9:30 PM * Forum Hall, Ground floor, K-State Student Union
FREE for students with valid K-State ID
$3 for non-students * $1 off for military with ID & children under 12

Subtitle Saturday at Seven! View the weekend film with closed-captions at this showing every week. 

Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse -- Nick's disapproving mother.

Co-sponsored with the Asian American Student Union (AASU). Free snacks provided by the Manhattan Asian Market while supplies last. 

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Halloween Costume Contest
Oct
31
11:30 AM11:30

Halloween Costume Contest

Wear your Halloween costume and register for the costume contest! Winners will be announced at 12:30 pm for the cutest, best homemade, scariest, and best overall costume. Co-sponsored with the LGBT Resource Center. Inclement weather location: Courtyard, Ground Floor, K-State Student Union.

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Farmers' Market
Oct
31
11:00 AM11:00

Farmers' Market

The K-State Farmers' Market was established in March 2016 and is typically held on the last Wednesday of every March, April, September, and October. The market features a variety of handmade and homegrown items produced by members of the K-State Family (students, student organizations, and faculty/staff). K-State Farmers' Markets are open to the community. Cash preferred. Co-sponsored with Wildcat Wellness Coalition. 

For more information including how to be a vendor, please visit https://www.k-state.edu/lafene/programs/farmers-market/index.html

Inclement weather location: Union Courtyard, Ground floor, K-State Student Union

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11th Annual University Life Café Art Contest- Call for Submissions
Oct
29
8:30 AM08:30

11th Annual University Life Café Art Contest- Call for Submissions

  • online at universitylifecafe.k-state.edu (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Submit your work for the 11th Annual University Life Café Art Contest online at universitylifecafe.k-state.edu by midnight on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. 2D & 3D artwork will be accepted, and prizes will be awarded! Selected artwork will be displayed from 8 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri, December 3-14, 2018 in the William T. Kemper Art Gallery on the first floor of the K-State Student Union. During this time you can cast your vote for "People's Choice Award." Winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 12 at 12:30 pm in the gallery with a reception from noon - 1 pm. Sponsored by UPC, University Life Cafe, and Counseling Services. 

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Film: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R)
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Film: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R)

  • Ballroom, Second Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Friday, October 26
Pre-show: 10:30 pm
Midnight Film Showing
Union Ballroom, Second floor, K-State Student Union

Featuring Mary Renee as emcee! Costumes are acceptable, and there will be a photo booth!

$7 Admission includes: pre-show, movie, & prop bag
Tickets can be purchased the night of the event. 
Cash and card accepted
Rated R * Adult Content

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."

11 Things You Should Know About The Rocky Horror Picture Show

  1. This show contains adult content that may be offensive. Consider this before purchasing a ticket.

  2. No nudity is allowed! (Cover yo’ parts)

  3. Stand in line to purchase tickets.

  4. Grab a prop bag that will be used during the movie. Certain scenes require items in bag. Look to your neighbor for help.

  5. “Virgins” will be marked either on forehead or wrist with red lipstick. (Optional) “Virgins” are those who have not seen the movie in a theatre setting with a live audience.

  6. Don’t be alarmed. The pre-show is all in good fun!

  7. All “virgins” are invited to come on stage for a “virgin auction”. (Optional)

  8. A costume contest will be held on stage during pre-show. (Optional)

  9. Everyone is encouraged to participate! (You will have a great time. Bring your sense of humor!)

  10. Be prepared to use your singing and dancing skills.

  11. People yell “slut” when the character Janet is on screen and “asshole” when the character Brad is on-screen.  Join in if you want!

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Stroll Off (Dance Showcase)
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Stroll Off (Dance Showcase)

Join Sigma Lambda Gamma and Union Program Council for the Stroll Off competition! The competition will showcase various versions of strolling. Stroll dancing incorporates four to six people each walking rhythmically in a synchronized way. The movements can be performed with or without music. Each group that performs will be judged on certain credentials such as creativity, timing and staying within the time limit.

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Speaker Tarana Burke
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke, founder of the 'me too.' Movement and social justice activist, will share the story behind the genesis of the viral 2017 TIME Person of the Year-winning movement at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

The simple yet courageous #MeToo hashtag campaign has emerged as a rallying cry for people everywhere who have survived sexual assault and sexual harassment. Burke's powerful, poignant story as creator of what is now an international movement that supports survivors will move, uplift and inspire attendees.

This is not just an overnight hashtag sensation; Burke has dedicated more than 25 years of her life to social justice and to laying the groundwork for a movement that was initially created to help young women of color who survived sexual abuse and assault. The 'me too.' Movement now inspires solidarity, amplifies the voices of thousands of victims of sexual abuse and puts the focus back on survivors. In her upcoming book, "Where the Light Enters," Burke discusses the importance of the movement as well as her personal journey from "victim to survivor to thriver."

A sexual assault survivor herself, Burke is now working under the banner of the 'me too.' Movement to assist other survivors and those who work to end sexual violence. She also is senior director of programs at Brooklyn-based Girls for Gender Equity. On stage, she provides words of empowerment that lift up marginalized voices, enables survivors across all races, genders, or classes to know that they are not alone and creates a place for comfort and healing to those who have experienced trauma.

This event is free and open to the public. No photography or recording of any kind is allowed.

Prior to the presentation, a #nomore expo campaigning against sexual assault and domestic violence, will take place in the Forum Hall lobby. Read more about the #nomore expo and rally that took place this spring.

Sponsored by the Union Program Council; Center for Advocacy, Response and Education, or CARE; and the Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies. For more information, visit kstateupc.com or call 785-532-6571.

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Film: The First Purge (R)
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Film: The First Purge (R)

Friday, October 19 & Saturday, October 20
7 & 9:30 PM * Forum Hall, Ground floor, K-State Student Union
FREE for students with valid K-State ID
$3 for non-students * $1 off for military with ID & children under 12

Subtitle Saturday at Seven! View the weekend film with closed-captions at this showing every week. 

To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the others, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.

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Film: The First Purge (R)
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Film: The First Purge (R)

Friday, October 19 & Saturday, October 20
7 & 9:30 PM * Forum Hall, Ground floor, K-State Student Union
FREE for students with valid K-State ID
$3 for non-students * $1 off for military with ID & children under 12

Subtitle Saturday at Seven! View the weekend film with closed-captions at this showing every week. 

To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the others, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.

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Battle of the Cupcakes
Oct
19
10:30 AM10:30

Battle of the Cupcakes

Do you like cupcakes? How about decorating? Eating icing?! If you answered yes to any of these questions, join UPC for the Battle of the Cupcakes competition. UPC will provide cupcakes, icing, and a variety of toppings. We want to see what you can create for a chance to win prizes!

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11th Annual University Life Café Art Contest- Call for Submissions
Oct
15
8:30 AM08:30

11th Annual University Life Café Art Contest- Call for Submissions

  • online at universitylifecafe.k-state.edu (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Submit your work for the 11th Annual University Life Café Art Contest online at universitylifecafe.k-state.edu by midnight on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. 2D & 3D artwork will be accepted, and prizes will be awarded! Selected artwork will be displayed from 8 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri, December 3-14, 2018 in the William T. Kemper Art Gallery on the first floor of the K-State Student Union. During this time you can cast your vote for "People's Choice Award." Winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 12 at 12:30 pm in the gallery with a reception from noon - 1 pm. Sponsored by UPC, University Life Cafe, and Counseling Services. 

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Film: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG-13)
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Film: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG-13)

Friday, October 12 & Saturday, October 13
7 & 9:30 PM * Wildcat Chamber, First floor, K-State Student Union
FREE for students with valid K-State ID
$3 for non-students * $1 off for military with ID & children under 12

Subtitle Saturday at Seven! View the weekend film with closed-captions at this showing every week. 

In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University -- leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe. On her journeys, she makes the acquaintances of Harry, Bill and Sam -- the latter whom she falls in love with, but he's also the man who breaks her heart. In the present day, Donna's pregnant daughter, Sophie, dreams of renovating a taverna while reuniting with her mother's old friends and boyfriends on the Greek island of Kalokairi.

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Mental Wellness Week- Carl's Cause Tailgate
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Mental Wellness Week- Carl's Cause Tailgate

Carl’s Cause tailgate to celebrate life of K-State alumnus

Join us as we raise awareness about mental health, in memory of Carl Specht, at a tailgate prior to the K-State football game against Oklahoma State on Saturday, Oct. 13. The tailgate will begin at 9 a.m., two hours prior to kickoff, on the East side of the stadium parking lot in the grassy area adjacent to the Rec Complex.

Carl was a 2013 K-State graduate, from Overland Park, and received his degree in Industrial Engineering. He was intelligent, outgoing, and athletic, as well as an active member of the ATO fraternity.  He showed no symptoms of mental illness until he became ill and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in college; after trying to overcome his illness he died by suicide in 2017. His family wants this tailgate to be an opportunity  to raise awareness about mental health and serve as a celebration of his life, since Oct. 13 would have been his 29th birthday.

The tailgate will feature free snacks and Pepsi products, fun games, and a donation to Katie’s Way in Carl’s name. University resources about mental health awareness will also be available. This event is sponsored by Union Program Council, Counseling Services, P.A.W.S., Wildcat Wellness Coalition and Carl’s Cause.

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Film: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG-13)
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Film: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG-13)

Friday, October 12 & Saturday, October 13
7 & 9:30 PM * Wildcat Chamber, First floor, K-State Student Union
FREE for students with valid K-State ID
$3 for non-students * $1 off for military with ID & children under 12

Subtitle Saturday at Seven! View the weekend film with closed-captions at this showing every week. 

In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University -- leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe. On her journeys, she makes the acquaintances of Harry, Bill and Sam -- the latter whom she falls in love with, but he's also the man who breaks her heart. In the present day, Donna's pregnant daughter, Sophie, dreams of renovating a taverna while reuniting with her mother's old friends and boyfriends on the Greek island of Kalokairi.

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Teaching, Learning, & Growing Since 1968 Artist Reception
Oct
12
3:30 PM15:30

Teaching, Learning, & Growing Since 1968 Artist Reception

  • William T. Kemper Art Gallery, First Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Discover the roots of UFM. Learn about the people and programs that serve K-State, Manhattan, and the surrounding communities. This special exhibit features historical documents, pictures, and artifacts that celebrate 50 years of UFM. 
For more information, visit tryufm.org/50th-anniversary/

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