November brings falling leaves, family gatherings, live theater and music to Racine County. You'll always find great things to see and do here. Come visit us soon!

 

Catch a laugh

The Racine Theatre Guild’s hilarious comedy, “Kitchen Witches” wraps up its run Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 3-6 on the Theatre Guild stage, 2519 Northwestern Ave. This tale about two cable TV cooking show hostesses who can’t stand each other, on camera and off, will have you laughing hard. Order your tickets at 262-633-4218 or www.racinetheatre.org

 

Song and dance

The Penguin Players are back with a new show, “Penguin Bound.” The cabaret-style performance has it all – singing, dancing and comedy performed by local talent. Performances are at the Eagles Club Ballroom, 319 Hamilton St., Racine. You can catch this popular show  Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5 and Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11-13. Admission is $9 at the door.  

 

Love a parade

The winter holiday season starts with the Downtown Racine Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 12. The annual event, including floats, bands, performers and Santa Claus, starts at 5:30 p.m. at State and Main streets. The parade route runs along Main and Sixth streets. Be sure to stay around for the Community Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Monument Square. Visit www.racinedowntown.com

 

For the kids

The kids will love the Racine Children's Theatre presentation of "Let Your Hair Down, Rapunzel" Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13. This familiar fairy tale is filled with delightful songs that everyone will enjoy. There are eight performances scheduled at the Theatre Guild stage, 2519 Northwestern Ave. All seats are just $6. Call 262-633-4218 or visit www.racinetheatre.org

 

About the music

Music weaves together characters and stories in The Haylofters' presentation of "Songs for a New World." This moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices we make. Performances are Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 10-13 and Nov. 17-20 at the Malt House House Theatre, 109 N. Main St., Burlington. Tickets at 262-763-9873 or www.thehaylofters.com

 

Run it out!

Exercise BEFORE that Thanksgiving Day meal at one of two annual 5ks held in Racine and Burlington on Thursday, Nov. 24. The Thanksgiving Day 5k is along the lakefront from Racine's North Beach, 100 Kewaunee St. Sign up at www.TD5k.org The Town Bank Turkey Trot starts from Echo Park, 595 Milwaukee St., Burlington. Register at www.runthanksgiving.com

 

Give thanks

Everyone is invited to a Racine area tradition, Dan & Ray's Rendering Thanks on Thursday, Nov. 24 at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St. This free community dinner, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., includes a full, traditional Thanksgiving dinner, live music, entertainment and family activities.