Kansas Wesleyan University String Orchestra: 10 a.m. Friday, Strataca, 3650 E. Avenue G, Hutchinson. Free. The orchestra will be accompanied by the Manhattan High School Chamber Orchestra. The two orchestras will be performing as part of the KWU’s Kansas Tour, said Jesse Henkensiefken, Director of Orchestras and String Studies at KWU and Assistant Conductor of the Salina Symphony.
Calendar Girls: 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, McPherson Opera Housen, 219 S Main St, McPherson. McPherson Community Theatre's production of "Calendar Girls." When Annie's husband John dies of leukemia, she and her long-standing best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. With varying levels of encouragement, they persuade four friends and fellow members of the Women’s Institute to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar. Tim Firth’s hilarious play is based on the true story of eleven members who famously posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund in 1999. Tickets are $13, and $10 for students and seniors at mcphersonoperahouse.ticketforce.com.
Suitcase Junket: 4 p.m. Oct. 28 at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, 177 W. Hickory Street in Hesston. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children 18 and under. Acclaimed singer-songwriter to perform. More information at http://dyckarboretum.org.
Open house: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27, Hutchinson Moose Lodge, 1401 E. First, Hutchinson. Free lunch, including hot dogs, chips and a drink, child IDs, corn hole, Hot Wheels and more.