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Best Bets: Ready for the music

Published 10:30am Friday, March 7, 2014

Cabin fever’s about to break any day now with better weather, but Austin fever still remains high. There are fun activities going down in Packer town this weekend, so don’t stay indoors for too long.

1. A little musical comedy

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8; 2 p.m. Sunday. Riverland Theatre presents “The Drowsy Chaperone,” Frank W. Bridges Theatre, Riverland Community College. Tickets available at Riverland Box Office.

How about a swingin’ 1920s-style musical to kick the weekend off? “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a musical within a musical featuring a lot of great, funny moments about one man’s passion for the stage. It’s recommended for ages 12 and up.

2. Fireworks fun

6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 7, “100 Club” Fourth of July fireworks fundraiser, Eagles Club in Austin. Tickets are $100 per couple.

If you’re more in the mood for a little socializing, get ready for fun at the annual 100 club fundraiser. The event raises money for the city’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display. Call the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce at 437-4561 soon, though — we hear there are only a few tickets left to the event.

3. Skate to the music

7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9. Riverside Figure Skating Club’s 40th annual show, Riverside Arena. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, children get in free.

Indoor skating is inside Riverside Arena, as the 40th annual Riverside Figure Skating Club’s show will feature Austin’s youth skating to “One-Hit Wonders from the ‘80s.” The show helps pay for the club’s ice time, so you can donate to a good cause while getting a good show.

4. Monday movies

6 p.m. Monday, March 10. Teen movie night at Austin Public Library, senior movie night at Mower County Senior Center.

The fun doesn’t stop when the weekend ends, as several movies will play in Austin on Monday. Mower County Senior Center’s Monday Movies program features “Man of Steel,” while the Teen Movie Night at Austin Public Library is showing “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”


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