We had hoped to get this week’s Tip Sheet published yesterday, but it was just too darned hot, and somebody had us on hold for two hours. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood!
But here it is, nonetheless — your quick, weekly sample of just a few things going on in our area this weekend. The weather forecast is outstanding, so grab your pelts, your bicycle, and your black pork pie hat and get out to have some fun.
We didn’t know this, but a Journal Times article about this event tells us that “Half Point” is an old reference to Union Grove being situated half way between the port of Racine and Racine County’s western edge — an important milepost back in the days when traders and farmers used horses to make their business trips. Those days will be celebrated in Union Grove on Saturday and Sunday, when fur traders, wood carvers, and various war reenactors converge at the Racine County Fairgrounds, 19805 Durand Ave. (Highway 11). Cannons will be fired.
This time of the year virtually requires you to take your car out on southeastern Wisconsin’s country roads, cruise past the changing foliage, and inhale the fresh air. On Saturday and Sunday, you can do that while stopping in at 6 different art studios between Whitewater, Waukesha, and Mukwonago. Throw in a roadside farm stand or two, and you’re likely to come home with goodness levels fully replenished.
Our vegetable gardens are slowly dying, leaves are turning yellow and brown and falling from the trees, and some of our friends aren’t looking very healthy themselves. They have poor complexions, dark circles around their eyes, and gaping open wounds. If you want to join them, you can grab some liquid latex, fake blood, and makeup — plus a bicycle — and ride around Kenosha from bar to bar on Saturday, enjoying food and drink, zombie companionship, and loud music at the various stops along the route, beginning with a Kick Off Cookout at noon at Sir Arthur’s Tavern, 3501 14th Ave.
This show by Los Angeles actor Miles Allen grew out of a viral YouTube video which depicted him as a homeless man who did impressions for money — including several of the characters from the hit TV series Breaking Bad. From there, the idea developed into condensing all of Breaking Bad into 60 minutes, and Allen’s resulting stage show reportedly was a “huge hit” itself at the Melbourne (Australia) International Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. You can see it for yourself at Racine’s Memorial Hall, Sunday night at 7. (Buy your tickets before midnight tonight, and you’ll get 4 for the price of 3.)
As always, we remind you that there are many more things going on this weekend — and on weekdays — than we have mentioned above. See our Events Page for more ideas — and for a fairly exhaustive list of local Trick or Treat times this Halloween.
Thanks for your support, and be careful out there.