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There are things to do the kids, things to do for families and things to do for adults in Racine County this weekend. Choose from musical programs, fund-raisers, theater and more. Real Racine has lots of suggestions.

Music for the kids. Fairy tales come to life in music at “Tales and Tunes” presented by Southeastern Wisconsin Performing Arts. Stop by the Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh St. starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Singers will perform arias from several operas based on fairy tales. Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite fairy tale characters. It’s free.

Family resources. A popular one-stop family information spot returns on Saturday. Just Add Kids Expo features 50 exhibitors from education to community resources to family entertainment. There is also ongoing entertainment, including costumed characters and hands-on activities plus demonstrations, prize giveaways and more. It all takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Case High School, 7345 Washington Ave., Mount Pleasant. Free admission. Details at:

Fun for a cause. Eight bands on two stages, raffles, food, beverages and a meet-and-greet with Green Bay Packer Aaron Adams. It all happens at Rock for Vets starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Hall, 72 Seventh St. Admission is $15. Veterans, with ID, get in for $12. This event is a benefit for area veterans presented by Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin and the Veterans Motorcycle Club. Details at:

More music. Two performances of a classic operetta are on the way Saturday and Sunday at Francis Bedford Concert Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Road, Somers. The Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin and the UW-Parkside Opera Workshop have teamed up to present “The Sorcerer,” an enchanting operetta written by Gilbert & Sullivan. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for students. For details, call 262-634-3250 or visit

For the dogs. Dogs are the theme for “Bark for Life,” a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society from 12 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Waterford Union High School, 100 Field Drive., Waterford. There are costume contests, photos, games, raffle baskets, face painting, information booths and a chance to meet dogs from local shelters. Admission is $10.

A new show. A new, satirical comedy from Over Our Head Players opens Friday at the Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth St. “Pageant Play” takes the over-the-top world of children’s beauty pageants and cranks it up a notch! It promises to be wickedly funny. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. The show continues weekends through May 3. For tickets, call 262-632-6802 or visit

Penguins ride again! The Penguin Players’ music and comedy revue “That’s Entertainment” opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Eagles Club, Main and Hamilton. There are also shows at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. You’ll see singing, dancing, comedy and more. General admission is $8 in advance; $9 at the door. The Penguins will also perform April 24-26.

Last chance for two plays. Two local productions will wrap up this weekend. “The Giver,” a drama at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave., has performances at 7 p.m. Friday, at 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 262-633-4218. In Burlington, the comedy “Delivery” is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Malt House Theatre, 109 N. Main St. Call 262-763-9873

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