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Best Bets: Sticking to the stage

Published 11:03am Friday, November 15, 2013

Sit tight this weekend, and let the entertainment come to you, Austin. There is plenty of on-stage action, from plays, to comedy and music during the next few days. The hardest part will be making a decision.

1. Do you remember when…?

7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, Ellis fall play, Ellis Middle School Auditorium, 1700 Fourth Ave. SE, Austin.

The Ellis fall performance, “Rememberin’ Stuff,” will show at 7 p.m. Friday, with accounts of departed friends, an improbable first date, selling Girl Scout cookies and even dealing with divorce. Tickets are $3 for students, $5 for adults and free for Austin Public Schools staff.

2. Oh, ha ha

7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, Rotaract Comedy Showcase, Paramount Theatre, 125 Fourth Ave. NE, Austin.

Well, this is funny: the Rotaract Comedy Showcase at the Paramount Theatre. The Friday-night comedy show features several performers, including Mike Lester, Jeff Larson, Sue Johnson, John Russell and Ali Sultan. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 in advance.

3. Down the rabbit hole

7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, “Alice in Wonderland,” Pacelli High School Auditorium, 511 Fourth Ave. NW, Austin.

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole this weekend during “Alice and Wonderland,” Pacelli’s fall play. The senior high drama department will perform the classic on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens, and $15 for families.

4. Slide and glide

1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16 and 17, public skating, Packer Arena, 601 Seventh St. NE, Austin.

Grab your honey and go skating, it’s cheap and open Saturday and Sunday at Packer Arena. Skating is $4, and skate rentals are a buck. There are more open skating times throughout the fall and winter, as well.

5. The barbershop’s best

3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, Forte Milers barbershop chorus, Paramount Theatre, Austin.

Listen to some “Music on the Mississippi” this Sunday afternoon at the Paramount. Tickets to the barbershop chorus, performed by the Forte Milers, are $10 for adults, $5 for students and $2 more at the door. There are $2 discounts for members.

Other events

Bear Monday with a presentation on that. Yes, bears. Stan Tekiela will be at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center giving the presentation on the big, burly creatures. Then, Wednesday is set for takeoff at Riverland with “Boeing Boeing.” The show will be every day through Sunday.

Look to Reporter Matt Peterson’s column every Friday for more about upcoming events in Austin.

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