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It’s Mother’s Day weekend. Here in Racine County, there are musical theater songs, a concert and a unique brunch setting. Come along with Real Racine.

Curtain’s going up. A big cast (42 people), big music and big performances. The Racine Theatre Guild’s presentation of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Theatre Guild stage, 2519 Northwestern Ave. This Broadway hit follows the classic Bible story about Joseph’s coat of many colors and tells it through a blend of pop, country and rock songs. “Joseph” is being presented on weekends. Admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $15 for students. Discounted tickets are available for May 21 and 25. Demand for tickets has prompted additional performances on June 2 and 3. For tickets and show times, call 262-633-4218 or visit

Running wild. Take a Saturday morning run at the Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St. The Wild 5k Run/Walk supports the zoo’s animals. Warm-ups start at 7:30 a.m. and the race gets underway at 8 a.m. along Lake Michigan and through the Zoo grounds. Advance registration (through Friday) is $35 for adults and $25 for children. Discount for Racine Zoo members. Registration at the gate is $40 per person. Registration and details at

Special brunch in a special place. Bring Mom to a Mother’s Day Brunch at the Racine Zoo from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $35 per person ($25 for Zoo members) and includes a catered brunch, family photos, a craft for Mom and an opportunity to feed a giraffe. Advance reservations are a must. Call 262-636-9189 or visit

A night of song. Three of the area’s best-known singer/songwriters join the Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin for a Saturday night performance. Jeff Ward, Mark Paffrath and Zachary Scot Johnson will perform a potpourri of music for the CAS 30th season finale. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Racine Masonic Center, 1012 Main St. Tickets at the door are $17 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for students. Advance tickets at

‘Blonde’ continues. Be sure to catch The Haylofters’ production of “Legally Blonde – the Musical” continuing this weekend at the Malt House Theatre, 109 N. Main St., Burlington. The show, based on the popular motion picture, is a delightful presentation about a heroine who tackles stereotypes and snobbery to pursue her dreams. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. “Blonde” will be presented weekends through May 21. For tickets, visit

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Paul Holley is retired from careers in journalism, public relations and marketing but not from life. These days, he pretty much writes about what he feels like writing. You may contact him directly at:...