1. Irish Immigration in Word and Song
Miners Hall Museum is studying lyrics and limericks during a special program at 2 p.m. Sunday. Maeve Cummings, herself an immigrant from Ireland, will the story of Irish immigration with a musical emphasis. There will also be a taste of Irish food. The program is part of a quarterly exhibit at Miners Hall. The exhibit focuses on the Irish heritage in Crawford County and southeast Kansas. The program is free to the public. Refreshments will be available.
2. Girard One Acts
Girard High School students are performing — and directing — several one act plays Saturday and Sunday. A group of around 20 students who auditioned for the school-wide productions will perform four separate plays, ranging from comedies to social issues. The plays include “Oh What a Tangled Web,” directed by GHS Senior Lauren Battitori; “May I Have Your Attention, Please,” directed by GHS Senior Cody Jarboe; “Confession: Kafka in High School,” directed by GHS Senior Fayelyn Kmiec; and “A Wreath for Emmett Till,” directed by GHS English Teacher Terry Wunder. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available at the door. All shows take place in the Shireman Auditorium at GHS.
3. Red Skelton’s Christmas Dinner by PCT
Pittsburg Community Theatre is bringing a television classic to the stage for its annual Christmas show. “Red Skelton’s Freddie the Freeloader’s Christmas Dinner” is a stage adaptation of an HBO special which originally aired in 1981. The show follows Freddie the Freeloader as he makes his way to a Christmas dinner, meeting several characters along the way. The show opens Friday at Memorial Auditorium. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinee shows on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $8 to $12 and are available online, at the box office or by calling Memorial Auditorium.
4. Nativity Scene Walkthrough
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Pittsburg will have over 200 nativity scenes on display this weekend. The scenes include sets from Mexico, Africa, Honduras and more, displaying the artistry of other cultures. The free event is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. The church is located at 1507 S. Rouse.
5. Rolling Thunder at Kansas Crossing
The music of AC/DC is coming to Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel Saturday. Tribute band Rolling Thunder will perform inside The Corral at Kansas Crossing starting at 9 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased on the Kansas Crossing website. Those attending the show must be 21 years of age or older.