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Live theater arrives this weekend in Racine County. It’s your choice of drama or comedy. Come along with Real Racine.

At the Theatre Guild. “The Giver,” a drama based on a Newberry award-winning book, opens Friday at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave. This is a thought-provoking story of a young man who lives in a safe, utopian society that has also eliminated emotions, color and choice. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. “The Giver” will also be presented next weekend, April 17-19. For tickets, call 262-633-4218 or visit

On stage. The lighter side is being presented by The Haylofters with “Delivery.” This comedy brings two very different, expectant couples together when the hospital accidentally books them into the same room. This story promises hilarity, hijinks and an emotional roller coaster. “Delivery” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Malt House Theatre, 109 N. Main St., Burlington. The show also runs next weekend, April 17-19. For tickets, call 262-763-9873 or visit

In the garden. The 2nd Annual Garden Fund-raiser is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Milaeger’s, 4838 Douglas Ave., Caledonia. You’ll hear Celtic and folk music from Wylde Thyme and have locally sourced appetizers and drinks. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Advance tickets are available at D.P. Wigley, 234 Wisconsin Ave. or Circa Celeste, 619 Wisconsin Ave. or online at The event benefits the Racine Urban Garden Network.

Last chance for PEEPs. All good things must come to an end and the Sixth Annual International PEEPs Exhibition is no exception. You still can see these 88 amazing, creative artworks (made from PEEPs candies) at the Racine Art Museum, 441 Main St., through Sunday. While you’re there, be sure to vote for your favorite to win the PEEPle’s Choice Award. RAM is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 12 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Season finale. Jean’s Jazz Series wraps up its 2015 season next Thursday, April 16 with performances by two innovative groups. Swing Chevron features arrangements centered around jazz violin. Cold Sweat and the Brew City Horns is known as Wisconsin’s premiere show band. The concert starts at 7 p.m. at the Racine Theatre Guild stage, 2519 Northwestern Ave. Tickets are $17 adults; $15 seniors; $5 students. Call 262-633-4218 or visit

Sign up and save. The Color Run Racine will be here before you know it — 9 a.m. Saturday, May 23 at Pershing Park. This 5k showers runners and walkers with colored powder and glitter. There is a huge, outdoor party before and after the race. Prices go up April 15, so sign up now. Visit

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