It’s a weekend of openings in Racine County. Choose from a new comedy play, curling, singing and puzzles. Real Racine is here with great suggestions.
Curtain’s going up. What’s described as “a dysfunctional family with dash of Chekov” comes to the Racine Theatre Guild stage, 2519 Northwestern Ave. “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening. Other performances are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. It’s a comedy about a trio of siblings, plus a significant other, all with extremely different personalities. The cast includes a psychic, a voodoo practicing housekeeper and an aspiring actress. “Vanya” continues weekends through Jan. 28. For tickets and show times, call the Theatre Guild box office at 262-633-4218 or visit www.racinetheatre.org
Try curling! The Racine Curling Club, 1914 Melvin Ave., invites you to try curling — for free this Saturday and Sunday. This Winter Olympics sport is fun to learn and fun to play. Club members will be happy to show you how it’s done. Free “learn to curl” sessions are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 12 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Please wear warm, athletic-type clothing (no jeans) and clean tennis shoes. Questions? email: Learn2Curl@racinecurlingclub.com or visit https://racinecurlingclub.com
Night for singing. Over Our Head Players presents a Broadway Karaoke Night fundraiser from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday at McAuliffe’s Pub, 3700 Meachem Road. OOHP, best known for the Snowdance 10-Minute Comedy Festival (opening Jan. 26), produces dramas and comedies at the Sixth Street Theatre. Friday’s event has beer, raffles and the opportunity to sing anything you want. Costumes are encouraged for a rumored “best dressed award.” Admission at the door is $5 per person.
A celebration. Racine’s 41st Annual King Day Celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 1134 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The program includes presentation of the 2018 Civil Service Awards to Aretta Frazier-Tucker and John Branch. This year’s keynote speaker is Chuck Tyler, former Racine Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) director and author of “Youth in the Center of My Heart.” The celebration is presented by the PRCS. To learn about more PRCS events, visit www.facebook.com/RPRCS or call 262-636-9131.
Getting stumped. Do you think you’re pretty good at puzzles? Burlington’s Logic Puzzle Museum, 533 Milwaukee Ave., invites you to the Brainteaser Challenge this Saturday. Sessions are from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The museum’s hands-on collection includes 60 logic and mechanical puzzles to try. Everyone will also be able to view the antique puzzle collection and make their own puzzle to try. Admission – from age 5 through adult – is $10 per person. Advance reservations are required. Call 262-763-3946.
Lace up those skates. A new, ice skating rink makes its debut at Monument Square in Downtown Racine next Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 4 p.m. The opening has been delayed a few days by the recent warm temperatures. The rink will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through March (weather permitting). Free skate rentals will be available from 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays, 12 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 12 to 4 p.m. Sundays. The Downtown Racine Corp., 413 Main St., is accepting donations of used and new ice skates or cash. For details, visit www.racinedowntown.com or call 262-634-6002
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