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Look for laughs, hands-on mysteries, fundraisers and live music all over Racine County this first weekend of November. Real Racine has you covered for fall fun.

Kringle on stage. The pastry that made Racine famous – Kringle – gets the Over Our Head Players treatment starting Friday. “Kringle…the Musical?” is an original sketch comedy musical. The show’s writer/director, Rich Smith, promises local humor, half-baked laughs, puns, bakery barbs and even a few jabs at Kenosha. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth St. “Kringle” runs weekends through Nov. 25. For tickets and show times, call 262-632-6802 or visit

A first party. This year’s next-to-the-last First Friday runs from 4 to 9 p.m. this Friday in Downtown Racine. You’re invited to stroll up and down Main and Sixth streets for shopping specials, food and beverage specials and live music. The Racine Art Museum, 441 Main St., has free admission all day. The Racine Arts Council, 409 Sixth St., launches “Hand Made for the Holidays” featuring gift items created by local artisans. More First Friday details at

What is it? See and try out 300 gizmos, gadgets, tools, parts and inventions during “Mystery Objects” at the Logic Puzzle Museum, 533 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. The first session runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The museum is open for this puzzling event through Nov. 19. Admission is $7 per person (cash). Reservations at: 262-763-3946 or

Time’s running out. It’s the final weekend for “Indoor/Outdoor,” a creative, quirky comedy about a cat, humor and kindness at the Racine Theatre Guild stage, 2519 Northwestern Ave. The remaining performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 pm. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, call 262-633-4218 or visit

Celebrating pets. Lucypawlooza, an annual benefit for the Wisconsin Humane Society Racine campus, is Saturday at Meadowbrook Country Club, 2149 N. Green Bay Road, Mount Pleasant. There’s a pasta dinner served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and music from ‘80s tribute band Weird Science along with a live auction, raffle basket and a 50-50 raffle. Admission at the door ranges from $15 for the concert only to $35 for dinner, the concert and beer.

Music for a cause. Musicians, vendors, a dessert bar, silent auction and door prize are planned for the Evening of Elegance at the New Omega Baptist Church, 5731 Northwestern Ave., Mount Pleasant. It runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by Victorious Women in Christ magazine, the event’s proceeds will go toward hurricane relief through Convoy of Hope. Admission is $20. For advance tickets visit or call 262-633-8680.

Making it brassy. Local musicians are showcased at A Brass Spectacular coming Sunday to the Park High School theater, 1901 12th St. The music starts at 3 p.m. The concert features the Belle City Brassworks Brass Band, tuba artist Marty Erickson and the BrassaNova high school ensemble. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.

Welcome, friends! Real Racine extends a warm welcome to about 200 travel industry professionals attending the Wisconsin Fall Tourism Conference. This annual event will be held Thursday and Friday at the Delta Hotels by Marriott, 7111 Washington Ave., Mount Pleasant. We look forward to the opportunity to show off our wonderful community to these visitors from throughout the state.

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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:...