1. Martin Luther King Jr. Ball
Pittsburg State University is hosting its first-ever Martin Luther King Jr. Ball Saturday to honor the civil rights leader. The ball will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom at the Overman Student Center. Admission is free, and the event is open to PSU students, faculty, staff and the community. The evening will include light refreshments and a DJ. The event was created through a partnership between the PSU Office of Student Diversity and the PSU Black Student Association.
2. Women’s March
The Southeast Kansas chapter of the National Organization for Women has organized a local women’s march for Saturday in conjunction with the national event. Participants should meet at 1 p.m. in front of Russ Hall at Pittsburg State University. The group will then march to Pritchett Pavilion at 2nd and Broadway for a rally with several guest speakers, including state and local public officials, event organizers, advocates and more. Those who are unable to march are invited to meet at the pavilion for the main event. The event is open to all interested persons.
3. John Bush and Dwayne Clark at Kansas Crossing
Two comedy powerhouses take the stage at The Corral event center at Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel Saturday. Bush has performed as an actor on programs like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as well as performing stand-up comedy on HBO, Conan and more. Clark offers intelligent, adult humor without being offensive, and delivers it all with a southern charm. The show starts at 8 p.m. Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets available at www.kansascrossingcasino.com.
4. Pancake Fundraiser
The Pittsburg Church of God is hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Pancakes will be available for $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling Taylor at 620-704-2954. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to send the church’s youth to Winterfest — a Christian music concert — in Branson, Missouri.
5. Annie Up at Kansas Crossing
Annie Up is coming to the Bronco Bar at Kansas Crossing Casino for a free show Friday. The band offers a collection of hits and multiple voices to keep the show fresh. Annie Up takes the stage at 8 p.m. Must be 21 or older to attend.