The summer fun continues in Racine County this weekend. There is live theater, festival fun, Lake Michigan fishing and beautiful gardens. Real Racine has you covered.
Watch out for Audrey. The Racine Theatre Guild’s presentation of “Little Shop of Horrors” opens Friday on the Theatre Guild stage, 2519 Northwestern Ave. This part-Broadway, part-science fiction musical features a blood thirsty plant named Audrey and a terrific score. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. “Little Shop” continues July 15-17 and the shows are expected to sell out. Tickets at 262-633-4218 or www.racinetheatre.org
Festival time. One of the area’s most popular church festivals is back this weekend. St. Lucy’s Festival, 3101 Drexel Ave., features home-cooked food specials that include a fish fry on Friday, a pulled pork dinner on Saturday and a lasagna dinner on Sunday. There are also games, live music, bingo, a rummage sale, silent auction and raffles. Festival hours are 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Free admission and free shuttle service from Elmwood Plaza starting at 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Go after The Big One. Salmon-A-Rama, one of the biggest fishing tournaments on Lake Michigan, opens at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and runs through 11 a.m. Sunday, July 17. This tournament covers the entire lake and offers competition (and cash prizes) in nine different divisions. Visit the tournament headquarters in the ReefPoint marina parking lot, 2 Christopher Columbus Causeway, to keep up with who is in the running for the $20,000 grand prize. The Salmon-A-Rama stage welcomes Pat McCurdy at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Koltrane at 7 p.m. Saturday. Salmon-A-Rama is presented by Salmon Unlimited of Wisconsin. More information at www.salmon-a-rama.com
In the garden. The Racine Garden Club invites you to visit six unique private gardens on its Summer Magic Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. You’ll see woodland gardens, garden art, water features, butterfly gardens and more. Advance tickets are $8 and available at the Real Racine Visitor Center, 14015 Washington Ave. (Hwy 20), Yorkville. Details at www.racinegardenclub.org
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