Olympic alternatives: Film, concert, art, run, REC
Okay, you're already tired of the Olympic hyperbole and you're looking for alternatives, right? At UW-Parkside, while we love the thrill of Olympic competition, we offer alternatives to this weekend's opening ceremonies and the early rounds of the competition in modern pentathlon, water polo, and the like.
Thursday-Saturday: "Tales from the Golden Age"
A comic, sometimes poignant, look the dying days of Romania's communist dictatorship. "Tales" presents five urban legends?the "Legend of the Official Visit," the "Legend of the Party Photographer," and others?in what Film Journal International critic David Noh called "a deeply human array of short films." Show times are Thursday and Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Cinema. Admission is $4 at the door.
Friday: Wisconsin Chamber Brass Quintet presents "Brass & Beer"
"Taste" many musical styles--renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, and modern--all with some connection to beer. The concert is free and is held in the Frances Bedford Concert Hall of the Rita Talent Picken Regional Center for Arts & Humanities starting at 7 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday: Art exhibitions
Enjoy the final days of three exhibitions within easy walking distance of each other and sharing common hours: Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday's closing day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- "Chalk Talk Kenosha: A Community Art Project," Fine Arts Gallery
- Emerging Talent: UW-Parkside Student Work, Foundation Gallery
- Lemon St. Gallery presents: There's Power in Unity, Emile H. Mathis Gallery
All three galleries are located in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts & Humanities and admission to all three is free.
Saturday : UW-Parkside Summer Cross Country Classic
In the cool of the evening, enjoy a 5K run on the stellar Wayne Dennehl National Cross Country Course. The top three male and female contestants in each division receive awards and there's music and a cookout after the race. Entry fee is $15.
Thursday-Sunday: Paddle the Root River at the REC
The ultimate Olympic getaway! The Root River Environmental Education Community Center (REC), 1301 W. 6th St., Racine, invites you take a canoe and kayak ride or just explore the river's environs. Hours are Thursday and Friday 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Labor Day.You have options at UW-Parkside!