Everybody loves a parade! That’s what you’ll experience this weekend. Racine County also has live theater, comedy, a gala and a very unusual 5k run. Come along with Real Racine.
Parade time. Downtown Racine kicks off the season with the Holiday Parade at 5 p.m. Saturday. You’ll see dancers, elves, snowmen and, of course, Santa! This year’s parade (which occurs on Veterans Day) will include a salute to veterans. The parade route starts at State and Main streets, runs south along Main and west along Sixth Street to City Hall. Everyone’s invited to the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree in Monument Square immediately after the parade. The lighting ceremony includes Christmas carols performed by the Park High School vocal ensemble. For more Downtown Racine happenings, visit www.racinedowntown.com
Fun for kids. The Racine Children’s Theatre presents “The Ever After: A Musical.” This is an hysterical fractured fairytale that asks if everyone really lives happily ever after. It’s great fun for kids and adults. Performances are at 5 and 7 p.m. Friday and at 12, 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the Racine Theatre Guild stage, 2519 Northwestern Ave. All seats are just $6. Order tickets online at www.racinetheatre.org or call 262-633-4218.
Lots of laughs. Comedy IS a sport when ComedySportz comes to town! This interactive audience-driven improv show is completely unscripted and always hilarious. Show time is 8 p.m. Saturday on the Racine Theatre Guild stage, 2519 Northwestern Ave. Admission is $18 adults, $16 seniors (age 62+) and $13 students (age 21 and younger.) Tickets at www.racinetheatre.org or call 262-633-4218.
On stage. What do Arles Struvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl and Petey Fisk have in common? They’re all residents of “Greater Tuna” the third smallest town in Texas. The offbeat citizens of this mythical small town are portrayed by only two performers! You won’t want to miss this hilarious satire of small town life presented by The Haylofters at Burlington’s Malt House Theatre, 109 N. Main St. Shows are Friday, Saturday and Sunday and the weekend of Nov. 17-19. For tickets, call 262-763-9873 or email Haylofterstickets@gmail.com
Supporting youth. Dinner, an auction and an inspiring evening are ahead at the Autumn Silhouette Gala from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Roma Lodge, 7130 Spring St., Mount Pleasant. The annual event benefits Faith, Hope & Love, a nonprofit that supports area children in crisis situations. Tickets are $50. Visit www.fhlforkids.org/autumn-silhouttes-gala
A fun 5k. Dress in layers and strip down for a cause! The Nearly Naked 5k starts at 10 a.m. Sunday at John’s Dock, 303 Dodge St., Racine. The annual event invites runners and walkers to shed their winter clothing along the way for donation to local homeless shelters. All participants receive a hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants, finisher medal and after-run party at John’s. Registration is $45. Details at www.nearlynaked5k.com
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