Take a bow! This weekend, two locally produced plays debut in Racine County. You can also try your yo-yo skills and celebrate Wisconsin supper clubs. Real Racine has these great suggestions.
Building a "Bridge." The Racine Theatre Guild's production of "Bridge to Terabithia" opens Friday. This is a story about a couple of lonely, bullied kids who create their own magical, imaginary forest kingdom where they can feel safe. The play, with music, is based on a Newbery Award-winning book. Performances at the Theatre Guild stage, 2519 Northwestern Ave., are at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. "Bridge to Terabithia" will also be presented April 15-17. For tickets, call 262-633-4218 or visit www.racinetheatre.org
Real people, real drama. Over Our Head Players presents "Good People," a tough-but-tender dramedy starting Friday. It's an incisive look at old friends, old flames and the question of whether you can leave the old neighborhood behind. Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for this powerful script. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Friday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth St. "Good People" will be presented on weekends through April 23. For tickets, call 262-632-6802 or visit www.overourheadplayers.org
Yo-yo fun. The 21st Annual Yo-Yo and Skill Toys Convention gets under way on Saturday at the Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum, 533 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. This is a celebration of populars skills toys like yo-yos, diablos, jugglng and cups 'n balls. Participants are invited to play with hands-on gizmos, experience yo-yo classes and show off a little. The event runs Saturday and Sunday and continues next Wednesday through Saturday (April 13-16). Hours vary each day. For details, call 262-763-3946 or visit www.topmuseum.org
Love those supper clubs. Wisconsin is renowned for its supper club restaurants. The Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance and SC Johnson presents a free Supper Club Symposium at the Golden Rondelle Theater, 1515 Howe St., starting at 1 p.m. Saturday. It includes a panel discussion with authors Therese Allen (Cafe Wisconsin), Mary Bergin (Wisconsin Supper Club Cookbook), Jim Draeger (Bottoms Up) and Dave Hoekstra (The Supper Club Book) and filmmaker Holly De Ruyter ("Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club"). Arrive at 1 p.m. for the presentations and discussion or at 3 p.m. for a showing of the film. Please make a reservation at 262-260-2154 or www.scjohnson.com/CIPreservations. To order the presenters' books or DVDs or to sign up for special Friday or Saturday night group dinners, visit www.greatermidwestfoodways.com