The fun continues all winter long in here Racine County, Wis. Plan your winter getaway around games, live comedy, theater and musical performances. We also have a terrific choice of restaurants and night life — details at www.realracine.com
A festival of laughs
Get ready for laughs! Over Our Head Players (OOHP) presents the “2017 Snowdance 10-Minute Comedy Festival” at Racine's Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth St., on weekends from Friday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, March 2. In this spirited, world-renowned competition, the OOHP ensemble performs 10 original short comedies. Audience members at each performance are asked to vote on their favorite play. The play receiving the most votes during the festival's run earns the playwright a $300 "Best in Snow" cash prize. For tickets and show times, call 262-632-6802 or visit www.overourheadplayers.org
For youngsters and oldsters
The kids (and the young at heart) will enjoy “The Big Bad Musical” presented at the Racine Children’s Theatre, 2519 Northwestern Ave., Friday through Sunday, Feb. 3-5. In this production, the notorious Big Bad Wolf is slapped with a lawsuit by Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Little Pigs and other storybook characters. The audience members are the jury! Show times are at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 12, 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All seats are $6. For tickets, call 262-633-4218 or visit www.racinetheatre.org
Wisconsin art showcase
Don't miss Wisconsin Watercolor 2016, one of the most popular annual shows at RAM's Wustum Museum of Fine Art, 2519 Northwestern Ave. Through April 22, this exhibition brings together the works of artists from throughout the state. The current show features work by nearly 100 Wisconsin artists. The Wustum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Free.
Love with the animals
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a different twist. The Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St., presents Animal Amore from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. The evening includes cocktails, champagne, appetizers and a catered dinner. Then, comes an informative presentation about animals' love lives and how they are similar — and very different — from ours. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 for two. Reservations at www.racinezoo.org or 262-636-9273.
Winter fun in Burlington
Burlington embraces winter with pond hockey, hot chocolate, chili and family fun at the 1st Hot ChocolateFest from Friday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 12. Echo Lake Park, 595 Milwaukee Ave., is the centerpiece with an adult pond hockey tournament getting under way Friday evening plus broom ball on Saturday and open skating all three days. The weekend events include a hot chocolate tasting on Saturday morning and chili tasting on Saturday afternoon throughout downtown Burlington. Families are also invited to the Cabin Fever 5k and a pancake breakfast on Sunday and sledding at nearby YMCA Camp McLean. Details at www.burlingtonchamber.org or 262-763-6044.
A new generation
Support the next generation of classical musicians at the Racine Symphony Orchestra's Young Artists Competition on Sunday, Feb. 12 at First Presbyterian Church, 710 College Ave., Racine. High school age music students will compete for scholarships and the opportunity to perform as a soloist at an upcoming RSO concert. Free admission. Visit racinesymphony.org
RTG presents comedy-drama
A case of writer's block - and more. "That Darn Plot", presented by the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave., is a heartfelt comedy about playwriting, rewriting and rehabilitation. This play runs weekends from Friday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, March 12. Ticket info. at 262-633-4218 or www.racinetheatre.org
Hammer and saw
The month wraps up with the 33rd Annual Home Expo, Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26 at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St., Racine. Seminars, tips and fresh home improvement ideas. $3 adults; kids ages 17 and younger get in free. Visit www.journaltimes.com/app/homeexpo/