The weather and event listing want you to go out this weekend.
The first performance of Arts in the Park is on Friday at City Park. Every Friday until the end of July, enjoy live music performances in the park.
On Saturdays, head to the Downtown Farmers Market, Little Apple Flea Market, and Cars and Coffee in town.
And on Sundays, see other cars, then hike around Prairiewood Preserve or through Konza Prairie for the Wildflower Walk.
But don’t feel pressured by your peers – there are plenty of other options for staying indoors as well.
Here’s a look at some local events in the area this weekend:
Let’s Talk Art: Manhattan Murals, 5:30 p.m.
Join a live conversation about the murals of downtown Manhattan. Beach Museum curator Aileen June Wang, Incite MHK’s Jessica Tegethoff and artist Nick Fisher who painted a downtown mural will chat.
Bolos Summer Music Series: Joey Henry’s Dirty Sunshine Club, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Coco Bolos, 1227 avenue Bluemont.
Beginner’s Quilting Workshop Series, 6-7 p.m.
Join a class designed for first-time quilters.
Basic sewing skills required and participants are encouraged to attend all five classes. Includes a free quilting book.
Manhattan Brewing Company, 406 Poyntz Ave.
Live music: Stephen Rae, 8-10 p.m.
Finn’s Neighborhood Pub, 317 Poyntz Ave.
In Motion Dance Company Spring Showcase, 6 p.m.
In Motion Dance Company of Manhattan presents an exhibition of their work.
Also 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on June 5.
CL Hoover Opera House, 135 W. Seventh St., Junction City.
Paint and sip: Mermaid, 6 p.m.
Also Kids Kanvas: Shark at 10 a.m. Saturday, Paint and Sip: Lavender at 6 p.m. Saturday, and Paint and Sip: Blue Heron Sunset at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Inspiration uncorked, 1223 Moro St.
Friday workshop Choose your project, 6.30 p.m.
Also Saturday craft noon at 2 p.m. on Saturday and a raised gardener’s craft workshop at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Council and Brush, 311 Fort Riley Blvd.
Youth fishing clinic, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
An educational session on various aspects of fishing. Interested young people must arrive at 6.30 p.m. to complete registration before the 7 p.m. session.
Fishing tournament also from 9:30 am to noon on Saturdays.
Only young people who attend the educational session Friday can fish the 700 channel catfish in Jerry Dishman Lake at Anneberg Park.
Educational Session: Manhattan City Hall Auditorium, 1101 Poyntz Ave.
Fishing tournament: Frank Anneberg Park, Jerry Dishman Lake.
As a young woman nears her wedding day, she realizes that she doesn’t know her father and who would lead her down the aisle. Comedy ensues as she invites the three potential fathers from her mother’s past to the ceremony, without telling her mother.
Also at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, and at the same times from June 11 to 13 and June 18 to 20.
The Colombian Theater, 521 Lincoln Ave., Wamego.
Live music by Brothers of Brass, a marching band.
Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park.
Cinema night at the airport, 8:45 p.m.
Bring a lawn chair and watch a movie, TBD.
Freeman Field, Junction Town.
Downtown Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Manhattan Public Library will also be hosting a pop-up book giveaway.
The Power of Produce Club will also host new activities each week through August from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with a story time at 10 a.m. Children can earn tokens to buy fresh produce.
Third and Leavenworth streets.
Petite Pomme flea market, 8 a.m.
Curious Chameleon, 8330 E. Highway 24.
Grab a cup of coffee and a donut, then see all the cars in the parking lot.
Midwestern Dream Car Collection, 3007 Anderson Ave.
Cornhole tournament, 10 am-6pm
Registration starts at 10 a.m. and bags fly out at 11 a.m.
Cost: $ 50 per team, with payouts to the top three.
Fraternal Order of Eagles 2468, 312 S. Fourth St.
Classical guitar brunch, 10 a.m.
Classical guitarist Joshua T. Merello will perform.
Also 1 p.m. at Dusty Bookshelf, 700 N. Manhattan Ave.
Public room, 1205 rue Moro.
Autumn and Jayna from Chapter 5 Yoga will lead a class.
Cost: $ 20, which includes yoga and a beer or sangria.
Manhattan Brewing Company, 406 Poyntz Ave.
Crisis center fundraising, noon-7 p.m.
Drop off supplies for the crisis center. A complete list is available at thecrisiscenterinc.org/donate. New items only. Cash donations must be made through the website.
Triangle Park, Aggieville.
Pet adoption event, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Adoptable cats and dogs will be available through the Purple Power Animal Welfare Society.
PetSmart, 805 S. Seth Child Road.
Live music: Megan Luttrell, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Also Kyle Austin, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Prairie Fire Winery, Vineyard and Candle Co., 20250 Hudson Ranch Road, Paxico.
Manhattan cars and cafe, 10 a.m.
Bring the car, truck, bike, or whatever and see other people in the area. Prizes for fan favorites.
Dunkin ‘, 409 McCall Road.
Open house days in Prairiewood, 3 p.m. twilight.
Check in at the Blue Sage Barn, grab a map, and hit the trails. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water, sun protection, and bug spray if needed. No pets. The Blue Sage Bar will be open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will offer beer, wine and sodas on site. Card transactions only.
Prairiewood Retreat and Reserve, 1484 Wildcat Creek Road.
Wildflower walk, 6.30 p.m.
Hike the 1.5 mile Butterfly Hill Trail in Konza Prairie, which is normally off-limits to the public. Participants will be divided into groups of 10, each group with a guide. See up to 50 different species of flowers.
Meet at Konza Prairie headquarters. Tickets benefit Konza’s environmental education program.
Tickets: $ 10, free for Friends of the Konza Prairie.