This weekend in Racine County you can take in a lively show, attend an outdoor party, hear some music or bowl for a cause. Real Racine has some great suggestions.
Song and dance. The Penguin Players are back with a new show, “Penguin Bound.” The cabaret-style performance has it all – singing, dancing and comedy performed by local talent. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Eagles Club Ballroom, 319 Hamilton St., Racine. Admission is $9 at the door. If you can’t make it this weekend, the Penguins will be back Nov. 11-13.
Make it First. Downtown Racine is the place to be for First Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday. About 50 local retailers, galleries, restaurants and nightspots will be open with all kinds of specials. It’s also a chance to enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Downtown area. The Racine Art Museum, 441 Main St., has free admission all day and invites you to create your own holiday ornament from 4 to 8 p.m. First Friday details at www.firstfridaysracine.com
Not just a movie. The Racine Zoo invites you to Zoovie Night at the Lakeview Center, 201 Goold St. (across from the zoo) this Friday. The Zoovie feature is “Ice Age: Collision Course.” Admission is $10 ($5 for Zoo members) and includes a small popcorn and a drink. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; movie starts at 7 p.m. Advance tickets at www.racinezoo.org
Your last chance. Time is running out to see the Racine Theatre Guild’s hilarious comedy, “Kitchen Witches.” This is a tale about two cable TV cooking show hostesses who can’t stand each other – on camera and off. The remaining shows on the Theatre Guild stage, 2519 Northwestern Ave., are at 7 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Order your tickets at 262-633-4218 or www.racinetheatre.org
Good and brassy. The Belle City Brassworks band presents A Brass Spectacular at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Park High School theater, 1901 12th St., Racine. The concert’s guest artist is trumpeter Roger Ingram. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults; $8 for students and seniors. Visit www.bellecitybrassworks.com
Splits and strikes. Fund-A-Palooza is an afternoon of bowling, pizza and family fun from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at River City Lanes, 730 Cornerstone Crossing, Waterford. Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for children ages 4 through 11 and includes two hours of bowling and a pizza/salad buffet. A food-only option is $15 and $10. There are also raffles and a silent auction. Fund-A-Palooza benefits the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce. Advance reservations at 262-534-5911 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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