1. PSU Homecoming
Pittsburg State University’s Homecoming celebrations will expand into the weekend with several events. Friday night folks can enjoy samples of many local restaurants, bakeries and more at Taste of Pittsburg in the Robert W. Plaster Center. Reservations can be made at Pitt State’s website and are required for this event. Saturday, the Gorillas will face off against Western Missouri State University for the homecoming football game. Kickoff is at 2 p.m., but the action starts at 9 a.m. with a homecoming parade downtown, followed by tailgating, live music and more at Gorilla Fest outside Carnie Smith Stadium at 11 a.m.
2. Miners Hall “Irish music and stories”
Denis Kavanagh, Jim Harris, Kathleen Brown-Cecora and Norma Hiatt — sons and daughters of Ireland by birth, ancestry, and love of things Irish — will share songs and tales filled with humor and history at Miners Hall Museum Sunday. The program “Irish music and stories” is part of the museum’s quarterly exhibit on Irish history and heritage in southeast Kansas. The program is free and begins at 2 p.m. Sunday. Refreshments will be available.
3. ‘Leaving Iowa’ at PHS
The Pittsburg High School Theatre Department is presenting “Leaving Iowa” — a comedy about childhood, growing up and the dreaded family road trip. PHS will host three showings this weekend at 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $5 for students, $7 for adults and may be purchased at the door. All showings will be at the PHS auditorium.
4. Makenna and Brock at Circle B
Circle B Ranch Event Center is hosting former X-factor stars Makenna and Brock Saturday night. The duo performs country originals and even shot a music video at Circle B. The two will be supported by Tim Nowell, who goes on at 7:30 p.m. Makenna and Brock go on at 10 p.m. Fee is $5 at the door. Circle B will have a full menu and bar. Doors open at 5 p.m.
5. Colin Quinn: One in Every Crowd
Colin Quinn is a stand up comedian from Brooklyn, New York, but Friday night he’s coming to the Bicknell Center Family for the Arts. He’s appeared on everything from MTV's Remote Control to Saturday Night Live. Colin can be seen in blockbuster hits alongside Amy Schumer in Judd Apatow's "Trainwreck" and other SNL alumni cast mates Adam Sandler, Tim Meadows, David Spade, and Chris Rock in Grown Ups & Grown Ups 2. The event is being hosted at the Bicknell Center, but was put on by Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $27 to $47. They can be purchased at the Bicknell Center box office, or online at the Bicknell Center website.