This weekend, you can take in a new play, attend a fundraiser, hear a seasonal concert or just yo-yo. Real Racine has these suggestions.
Curtain’s going up. The Racine Theatre Guild promises a whirlwind trip in “The Iliad, the Odyssey and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less.” This new show opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Theatre Guild stage, 2519 Northwestern Ave. Condensing all of Greek mythology into a funny, updated play, this show is described as a highlight reel of classic stories. “The Iliad…” runs weekends through April 9. Tickets at 262-633-4218 or www.racinetheatre.org
Big event gets bigger. Now in its sixth year, Take a Taste Out of Crime is moving to a larger location. The fundraiser for Racine Neighborhood Watch runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Roma Lodge, 7130 Spring St., Mount Pleasant. As always, “Taste” features samples of Wisconsin cheeses, craft beers and wines plus hot hors d’oeuvres, veggies and non-alcoholic drinks. There is also a silent auction, raffles and an opportunity to meet former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Andre Rison who will sign autographs for an additional fee. Admission is $40 at the door. Visit www.racinenw.com
Seasonal music. The Belle Ensemble performs “Station Keeping”, an Easter season concert of two major choral works at two Racine County locations this weekend. Friday’s performance is at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 710 College Ave. At 3 p.m. Sunday, “Station Keeping” will be presented at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 23211 Church Road, Dover. Admission is free; a $15 donation is welcomed.
The bunny’s back. Big Bunny Celebration is back at Apple Holler Farm, 5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Yorkville. This family event includes a puppet show, an apple orchard tour for an Easter egg hunt, games, a cookie, cider and photo opportunities with the Bunny. Shows are at 10 and 11:15 a.m. Saturday and Sunday through April 15. $10 per person. Reservations required at www.appleholler.com
Lots to see. The first-ever Spring Vendor Fair promises dozens of products, services and local crafts at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St. There are samples, giveaways and door prizes. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Free admission.
Bridal time. The Belle City Bridal Show, one of the area’s biggest shows, is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St. The show includes exhibitors with clothing, travel, food, venues and everything else needed for wedding plans. Admission is $5 for adults. Free admission for pre-registered brides. Visit www.racineciviccentre.com or call 262-636-9229.
Yo-yo tricks. Show your stuff and compete for prizes at the Action Skill Toys and Yo-Yo Contest from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Spinning Top Museum, 533 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $12 (cash only) per person. Details at www.topmuseum.org
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