1. See the Queen's Cartoonists
You might think a group calling itself the Queen’s Cartoonists would be British — and you’d be wrong.
The six members of the ensemble are actually from Queens, New York, which is just the first taste of the plays on words, puns and general hilarity the QC bring to the concert hall.
Cartoons, however — classic to contemporary — are definitely part of the group’s goal to get people of all kinds to enjoy jazz and classical music.
The Queen’s Cartoonists are the fourth event in the 2019-20 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series. They will play at 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College, 300 E. 27, North Newton.
2. Have some pancakes
The 20th annual Kiwanis Club Pancake Festival will be held from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Newton Recreation Center. The event offers all you can eat pancakes. Advance tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger and are available at Breadbasket, Midland National Bank, First Bank, Citizens State Bank and Central National Bank. Tickets are also available at the door for $6 for adults and $4 for children. Proceeds benefit organizations supporting children in Harvey County.
3. Head to the market
The Newton Farm & Art Market will host an indoor winter market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 8 at Grand Central, 122 E. Sixth. Market will feature hand-crafted items, winter produce, preserves, baked goods and crafts.
4. Go to the window
Missy Andersen & her One Man Band will perform at 11 a.m. Feb. 9 at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, 177 W. Hickory St. in Hesston, as part of the Prairie Window Concert Series. Reserved tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children.
Food from Crust & Crumb Co. will also be available.
5. See a documentary
KIPCOR Film Series will present "The Great White Hoax" at 3 p.m. Feb. 9 in Krehbiel Auditorium at Bethel College, 300 E. 27, North Newton. The film features educator Tim Wise and explores how American political leaders of both parties have been tapping into white anxiety, stoking white grievance and scapegoating people of color for decades to divide and conquer working-class voters and shore up political support. A discussion will follow the film. Admission is free, and the public is invited.