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Some Music and a Lot of Cheer

Music, theater and even cheerleading is on tap in Racine County this weekend. Real Racine shares its picks.

Music is on tap this week in Racine County. There is also theatre and even cheerleading. Here are our picks.

Snowdance is here at last. The 2012 Snowdance 10 Minute Comedy Festival kicks off Friday, Jan. 27 at the Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth St. You'll see 10 original comedies presented by The Over Our Head Players. Then, you'll have an opportunity to vote for your favorite play. The playwrights receiving the most audience votes at the end of festival win cash prizes. If you can't make it this weekend, there are 19 performances scheduled through Feb. 26. For reservations, call 262-632-6802 or visit www.overourheadplayers.org.

For the family.  "Furry Tails with a Twist" is presented at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 28 and every Saturday through March 17 at Apple Holler, 5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Yorkville. This family show promises laughs as the actors mix up the stories of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" and "The Three Little Pigs." Tickets are $7 per person and include the show, pancakes with apple cider or coffee, a craft, a ride on the Furry Tails train and a photo opportunity with the show characters. Advance reservations are required. Call 262-886-8500.

Get your cheer on!  A last-minute location change brings the Xtreme Spirit Cheer and Dance Area Championship to Memorial Hall, 72 Seventh St., on Saturday. More than two dozen cheerleading teams will present exciting, spirited dance routines. Spectator admission is $10. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the competition runs from noon until 6 p.m. Visit www.xtremespirit.com for details.

An evening of music.  If you love singing, you'll love Diva Quest 2012 presented by Riverport Chorus at Waterford Union High School on Saturday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. This year, 10 area high school students will compete for a $1,000 scholarship. The contestants will perform individually and with the Riverport Chorus, an award-winning women's acappella barbership singing organization. Also performing are the Marquette University Gold and Blue men's acappella group and the 2011 Diva Quest winner, Micah Gebel. Adult tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Student tickets are $12 and children age 5 and younger get in free. Advance tickets are available through the Riverport Chorus website: www.riverportchorus.org

Gone but not forgotten.  Last weekend's spectacular snow sculptures from The Big Chill didn't last long in the unseasonably warm weather. But, you can still get a look at the artwork in photos from Real Racine and the Downtown Racine Corp. on our Facebook page.

That's it for this week. To keep up on things to see and do in Racine County, visit our website at:  www.realracine.com

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