CABARETS

The Bank: Aug. 9 - SAFE Haven Benefit featuring Joe Kennedy and the Revivals, 7-9, and Blind Ambition (rock), 10-close. $10. Thursdays - Hype Night with Elixer K 8 and Emerson, 10-1:30. $2. Fridays - Dance mix with Emerson, 10-2. $3. 1501 Washington Ave.

Boathouse Pub & Eatery: Wednesdays - Karaoke with Tim Smith. 8-12. No cover. 4917 Seventh Ave., Kenosha.

Capt. Mike's: Mondays - Michael Coleman (funky blues), 9 p.m. No cover. 5118 Sixth Ave., Kenosha.

Cash Moneys Lounge: Saturdays - Rome and The Soul Band (blues), 9-close. No cover. 901 S. Memorial Drive.

City Haul Lounge: Fridays - Black Cat Blues (Karaoke by Felix Productions), 9 p.m. No cover. 835 Washington Ave.

Cortese's Italian Supper Club: Fridays - Guido (accordion), 6-9. No cover. Saturdays - Frank & Guido (accordion /drums), 6-9. No cover. 1300 Sheridan Road, Kenosha.

The Dugout: Wednesdays - Karaoke, 8-1. No cover. Saturdays - Karaoke, 9-1. No cover. 2054 Lathrop Ave.

English Room Pub: Thursdays - Acoustic Open Jam hosted by James Campeaux, 8-1. No cover. 2416 Lathrop Ave.

George's Tavern: Fridays - Joe Kennedy (piano bar), 5-7. No cover. Sundays - World Stage Music Jam, 8-12. No cover. 1201 N. Main St.

Hob Nob Restaurant: Fridays - Dave Braun Trio (jazz), 7:30-10:30. No cover. Saturdays - Lillian at the Piano, 7:30-10:30. No cover. 277 Sheridan Road, Kenosha.

Jo-Dee's International: Fridays - Karaoke, 9-close. No cover. 2139 Racine St.

Lady Luck: Wednesdays - Karaoke, 8-close. 2121 S. 27th St. (Interstate 94 and Highway G at the west Frontage Road), Caledonia.

The Last Resort: Aug. 9 - Pee Wee Hayes and Burning Ambition Blues Band (blues), 9:30-1:30. No cover. 27610 113th St. (Highway C), Salem.

Late Nite: Fridays - Ronnie Phillips (disc jockey), 9-close. No cover before 10 p.m. 3701 Durand Ave.

Livingston's Landing: Aug. 8 - Joan Denman (female vocalist /smooth jazz), 7-11 p.m. (on outside deck). No cover. 303 Dodge St.

McAuliffe's Pub: Tuesdays - John Bunic Big Band (swing), 8-10. No cover. Wednesdays - Karaoke, 9:30-close. No cover. Thursdays - Open Electric Jam Session, 9-close. No cover. 3700 Meachem Road.

North Beach Oasis: Aug. 8 - Forever in August (acoustic rock), 5-9. No cover. Aug. 9 - The Gallery (rock, blues & variety), 1-5. Aug. 10 - Melvin Barker's Rhythm and Blues Jam on the Beach with Melvin Barker, Terry James, Dave Morris and Ron Funk, 2-6. Jammers and bands welcome (bring own guitars). North Beach off Michigan Boulevard.

Oscar's Bar: Wednesdays - Karaoke with Pandora's Music Box, 9 p.m. No cover. Fridays - Heartland Entertainment. 9 p.m. No cover. 3000 Roosevelt Road, Kenosha.

P.J. Hops: Aug. 14 - Open jam with Michael Coleman and the Rhythm Dogs (blues), 10 p.m. No cover. 4814 Sheridan Road, Kenosha.

Paradise Lanes North: Saturdays - Mike the Kid Rock `N Roll (disc jockey), 9-close. No cover. 2915 Romayne Ave.

The Paris Station: Thursdays - Open blues jam with Lightning George & The Loose Shoes Band, 9-1. No cover. 1501 200th Ave. (highways 45 & 142), Union Grove.

Peg & Lou's Junction Inn: Fridays - Clyde Stokes (instrumental), 9-1. No cover. 1436 Junction Ave.

RD's Retreat: Tuesdays - Karaoke and Disc Jockey, 9:30-close. No cover. 1632 Douglas Ave.

TBG's: Fridays - Karaoke, 9-1. No cover. 1814 Taylor Ave.

T.G.'s Sports Bar: Wednesdays - Mark Paffrath (acoustic open mic), 8-11 p.m. No cover. 4120 Seventh Ave., Kenosha.

Vic's Clique: Wednesdays - Open Jam by Easy Streat, 9-1. Drums and keyboards provided. No cover. Fridays - Karaoke at the Clique by Jazz-Master Entertainment, 9:30-close. 1609 N. East Frontage Road, Mount Pleasant.

Water's Edge Lounge: Fridays - Karaoke by Diamond Productions, 9-1. No cover. Saturdays - Al Chartrand's Neil Diamond Review and Karaoke, 9-1. No cover. Water's Edge Lounge at Days Inn, 3700 Northwestern Ave.

Wildlife Refuge: Aug. 9 - Fungus Fest featuring Jelly Relish, MWB, Boondawgle, Plex, The Form and Jay Harris, 4 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $12 includes beer from 5-11 p.m. 3518 S. Beaumont Ave., Kansasville.

Yardarm Bar & Grill: Aug. 9 - Keith Scott (blues), 8-12. No cover. Aug. 13 - Beth Wood (original), 7:30-11:30. 930 Erie St.

MUSIC

Music and More Concert Series: Aug. 7 - Music by Al Clausen and Sam Chell, jazz duo; Mark Paffrath, folk singer; Tanya Kruse, soprano. Noon-1 p.m. Freewill offering. First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave. (air-conditioned).

Music at the Monument: Music at the Monument: Aug. 8 - Joey Contreras Y Ambicion. Sam Johnson Parkway next to the downtown Johnson Building. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free.

SAFE Haven Benefit Show: Aug. 8 - Featuring the New Odyssey Show Band, 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. $15. Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave. Advance tickets at all Racine Bank of Elmwood locations or by calling (262) 637-9559 or (262) 884-4488.

Racine Concert Band: Aug. 10 - Racine Zoo Kiwanis Amphitheater, 2131 N. Main St. 7 p.m. Free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Peanut Butter & Jam Noontime Concert Series: Aug. 13 - Big Nick & The Cydecos (Cajun, rhythm and blues, soul). 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Veterans Memorial Park, 54th Street and Sixth Avenue, Kenosha.

Auditions: Aug. 11-12, 18 - For the Choral Arts Society's 2003-04 season. 6 p.m. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 614 Main St. People should bring a prepared art song or hymn and will need to perform sight singing and a vocal range test. An accompanist will be provided. Men are encouraged to audition. To schedule an audition, call (262) 634-7669 or the Choral Arts office at (262) 634-3250.

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Jazz in the Park: Aug. 7 - Lesley Byers & The Jazz Cats. Aug. 14 - The New South Rampart Street Paraders.

All concerts 6:30-9 p.m., unless otherwise listed. Free. People may bring in picnics and blankets. Food and beverages also sold. Cathedral Square Park, Jefferson and Wells streets. Call (414) 271-1416.

The Rave and Eagles Ballroom: Aug. 7 - Flogging Molly. $15. Aug. 9 - Type O Negative. $20. Aug. 10 - Lamb of God. $17. Aug. 16 - Cincere, 9 p.m. $15.

All concerts at 8 p.m. unless otherwise listed. 2401 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets at all Ticketmaster outlets; charge by phone, (414) 276-4545; or The Rave box office, (414) 342-7283.

Potawatomi Bingo Casino: Aug. 7 - Chris Isaak. $59 & $69. Aug. 14 - Richard Jeni. $25 & $35. Aug. 20 - k.d. lang. $49 & $59.

All shows at 8 p.m. 1721 W. Canal St. Tickets at the Potawatomi Box Office, (414) 847-7922; Ticketmaster outlets; or charge by phone, (414) 276-4545.

Auditions: Aug. 11-12, 14, 18-19, 21 & Sept. 4 - For the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus' 2003-04 season. People must be able to read music and will need to perform sight singing. To schedule an audition, call (414) 559-9330. Uihlein Hall of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St.

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Peninsula Music Festival: Aug. 7- William Wolfram, piano. Aug. 9 - Joan Derhovsepian, viola; William Wiggins, timpani; Valentine Zhuk, violin. $20-$45. Aug. 12 - Anton Nel, piano; Stephen Alltop, organ. Aug. 14 - Yakov Kasman, piano. Aug. 16 - Mark Kosower, cello.

All concerts at 8 p.m. Door County Community Auditorium, 3924 Highway 42, Fish Creek. Call (920) 854-4060.

Alpine Valley Music Theatre: Aug. 23 - Radiohead with special guests Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks. 7 p.m. $39.50-$45.50. Sept. 6 - Aerosmith, KISS with special guests Saliva. 7 p.m. $48 & $128.

Highway D, East Troy. Tickets at all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone, (414) 276-4545.

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Navy Pier Skyline Stage Concerts: Aug. 8 - Aimee Mann, 8:30 p.m., must be 18 or older with ID. $35 & $40. Aug. 9 - Poetry Slam, 7:30 p.m. $35. Aug. 11 - Tori Amos, 7:30 p.m. $50. Aug. 15 - Gallagher, 8 p.m. $36. Aug. 16 - Elvis Spectacular, 7:30 p.m. $20, $15 children under 12. Aug. 22 & 25 - Jethro Tull, 7:30 p.m. $56. Aug. 24 - Lewis Black, 7:30 p.m. $26.50. Aug. 29 - WNUA Jazz Series featuring Culbertson & Brown, 5 & 9 p.m. $60 & $75.

Tickets at all Ticketmaster outlets; charge by phone, (312) 559-1212 or by calling the box office at (800) 595-7437. 600 E. Grand Ave.

Sunday Afternoon on the Prairie: Aug. 10 - Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, Clarke House Museum, 1827 S. Indiana Ave. 2 p.m. Free.

THEATER

Shadow Box Theatre Company: Aug. 7-9 - "The Cemetery Club." 7 p.m. $6 adults, $5 students & seniors. Union Grove High School Performance Center, 3433 S. Colony Ave., Union Grove.

Kenosha Youth Performing Arts Company: Aug. 7-10 - "Smokey Joe's Cafe." 7 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. $5. Bradford High School, 3700 Washington Road, Kenosha.

Auditions: Aug. 11-12 - For Burlington Haylofters' production of "Closer Than Ever." 7 p.m. Malt House Theater, 109 N. Main St., Burlington. Call (262) 763-9873.

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Marcus Center for the Performing Arts: Aug. 19-24 - "Aida." $20-$60. 929 N. Water St. Tickets at the Marcus Center Box Office, (414) 273-7206 or (888) 612-3500; and Ticketmaster, (414) 276-4545.

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American Players Theater: Through Sept. 27 - "Pygmalion." Aug. 9-Oct. 3 - "The Cherry Orchard." Through Oct. 4 - "Hamlet"; "The Two Gentlemen of Verona." Aug. 16-Oct. 5 - "The Tempest."

American Players outdoor theater, Spring Green. $26-$45. Call (608) 588-2361.

Peninsula Players: Through Aug. 10 - "Caught in the Net." Aug. 13-31 - "Proof."

Peninsula Players Theatre, Highway 42 between Fish Creek and Egg Harbor. Call (920) 868-3287.

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Through Aug. 17 - "Little Mermaid." $11-$18. Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave. Call (312) 595-5600.

Goodman Theatre: Through Aug. 10 - "Bounce." $40-$60. 170 N. Dearborn St. Call (312) 443-3800.

Cadillac Palace Theatre: Through Jan. 18 - "The Lion King." $19-$82. 151 W. Randolph St. Call (312) 744-2400.

FESTS & SHOWS

Bristol Renaissance Faire: Through Aug. 24 - Near the Illinois /Wisconsin state line in Kenosha, just west of Interstate 94. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $17.50, $15.50 seniors and students with ID, $7.50 children 5-12, free children under 5. Season pass, $75. No pets allowed. Discounted tickets are available at the Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department, 800 Center St. and the Caledonia Parks and Recreation Dept., (262) 752-1682.

Guest appearances: Aug. 9-10 - Old Soles folk singers and Scottish Rogues.

Days of Discovery-Maritime Festival: Aug. 7-10 - Kenosha's Harbor, 52nd Street and Sixth Avenue, Kenosha. 2-6 p.m. Thurs. with a 4 p.m. opening ceremony, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Featuring five American and Canadian tall ships, ship tours, sailing excursions, Saturday fireworks, food, maritime music, ship replica exhibits, maritime artifacts, education booths. $8, free children 10 and under.

Racine Mexican Fiesta on the Lake: Aug. 8-10 - Racine on the Lake Festival Park, 5 Fifth St. 4-11 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $6. Live music, Mexican food, scholarship presentation, low-rider car show, vendors, children's area and mariachi music. Diane Collins 8 /5 /03 I didn't get a hold of anyone at the Festival Site, but the fiesta is listed on the sign outside of the grounds, and the big tent is up.

Sacred Heart Festival: Aug. 8-10 - Sacred Heart Parish grounds, 2023 Northwestern Ave. 5-11 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Free admission. 4K Festival Fun Run /Walk, Kiddie Run, Arts & Crafts Walk, Home Extravaganza, daily dinners, concessions, carnival rides, children's games, bakery, cash and meat raffles, parish exhibit, Teen Tent and live music.

Cudahy /Greater Racine Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show: Aug. 9-10 - Pershing Park at the lakefront. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. $2 adults, $1 children. Annual all breed dog show. Vendors with pet related items.

Pike River Rendezvous: Aug. 9-10 - Simmons Island, 50th Street and Lake Michigan. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Free. Re-enactment of the late 1700s-mid-1800s with European and Euro-American traders. Features more than 90 camps, storytellers, live music, food, family activities. Call the Kenosha Public Museum at (262) 653-4140.

Senior Mission's Summer Bazaar: Aug. 9 - St. Paul Baptist Church, 1123 Center St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors, music, and food for sale including fried catfish, homemade cakes and pies, bratwursts, hot dogs, barbecue ribs and roasted corn on the cob.

Burlington Knights of Columbus 5K Run /Walk and Corn & Brat Day: Aug. 9-10 - Echo Park, Highway 36, Burlington. The 5K Run /Walk begins at 5 p.m. Sat. Food, refreshments and a dance follow. The Corn and Brat Day hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Food, craft fair, children's games, beer tent, raffle and live music.

Sand Castles: Aug. 10 - Samuel Meyers Park, 11th Street and Pershing Drive. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Creative activities, food and family fun. Live music will be performed all day. Sand sculpting competition entry fee $5 in advance or $10 the day of event. Admission to the park is free. Call the Racine Arts Council, (262) 635-0261.

Kenosha County Fair: Aug. 13-17 - Kenosha County Fairgrounds, Highway W, Wilmot. 8 a.m.-midnight. $7, $6 students and seniors, $4 children, free children age 7 and under. Exhibits, carnival, lumberjack show, Battle of the Bands, craft fair.

Grandstand lineup: Aug. 13 - Power truck and tractor pull with a combine demolition derby. Aug. 14 - Styx. $5. Tickets on sale now at the fairgrounds or by calling (262) 862-6121. Aug. 15 - The Village People. Aug. 16 - Truck and tractor pulls. Aug. 17 - Demolition derbies. All grandstand entertainment free, unless otherwise listed.

Venetian Festival: Aug. 13-17 - Flat Iron Park, Highway 120 and Seminary Park, Highway 120 and Baker Street, Lake Geneva. Carnival hours: 5-11 p.m. Wed.-Thurs., 5-11:30 p.m. Fri., noon-11:30 p.m. Sat., noon-11 p.m. Sun. Craft fair: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m-5 p.m. Sun. Sunday's events include water-ski show, 6 p.m.; boat parade, dusk; fireworks, following the parade.

Musical lineup includes: Aug. 13 - Neutral Zone, 8 p.m. Aug. 14 - Cirrus Falcon, 8 p.m. Aug. 15 - Rockerfellers, 8 p.m. Aug. 16 - Clear Blue Betty, 11 a.m.; Badger Jazz Combo, 1 p.m.; Potter's Marauders, 3 p.m.; The Toys, 8 p.m. Aug. 17 - Badger Jazz Combo, 11 a.m.; Memphis Wheels Band, 1 p.m.; Tailgate Blues Band, 4 p.m.; The Britins, 7 p.m.

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Rainbow Summer Festival: Through Sept. 2 - Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. Outdoor music festival held at noon Mondays through Fridays. Free admission. Lineup includes: Aug. 7 - A Tribute to the Legends of Soul - The Tempters and Jina Jurner, noon. Aug. 8 - The Blue Rubies, noon. Aug. 11 - The Gary Davis Band, noon. Aug. 12 - The Clumsy Lovers, noon & 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 - Trinity Irish Dancers, noon & 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 - Grooveology, noon.

Morning Glory Craft Fair: Aug. 9-10 - Outdoor grounds of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Free. More than 100 fine craft artists in a variety of media. Picnic food and silent auction.

Irish Fest: Aug. 14-17 - Henry W. Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Drive. Boasting 14 stages with a variety of performances including Irish music, folk dancing and theater; traditional Irish fare; crafts; light-hearted competitions; children's area. 6-11:30 p.m. Thurs., 4 p.m.-midnight Fri., noon-midnight Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.. Admission $5 Thurs., $10 adults Fri.-Sun., $7 seniors, free for children 12 and under. Call (414) 476-3378.

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Wisconsin State Fair: Through Aug. 10 - Wisconsin State Fair Park, 8100 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis. Features 26 stages of entertainment, hundreds of food choices, shopping and exhibits, midway and animal and livestock judging and We Energies Energy Park. Gates open 8 a.m. -11 p.m. daily; most buildings open 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; midway open 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Admission $8, $3 ages 7-11; $6 seniors and the disabled; free children 6 and under. Parking, $8.

Free headliner acts begin at 8 p.m. on the Miller Time Main Stage: Aug. 7 - The Kentucky Headhunters and The Charlie Daniels Band. Aug. 8 - Peabo Bryson and The Spinners. Aug. 9 - Kelly Clarkson. Aug. 10 - Jo Dee Messina. Call (800) 884-3247.

Covered Bridge Days: Aug. 9-10 - Highways 81 and 11, downtown Broadhead. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lumberjack shows, craft fair and flea market.

Russian Fest: Aug. 10 - Old Heidelberg Park, 600 Lexington Ave., Glendale. Noon-9 p.m. Ethnic food, music and activities.

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Spirit of Music Children's Festival: Aug. 9-10 - Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission.

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Dances: Aug. 10 - Interfaith Singles Dance, 7-10:30 p.m. Music by Bob Breuer. Knights of Columbus Hall, 13249 Washington Ave.

Farmer's Markets: Saturdays - Downtown Farmer's Market at Case parking lot, Erie and State streets. Vegetables, berries, herbs, flowers and plants grown by local farmers. 8 a.m.-noon.

Tuesdays & Fridays - Southside Farmer's Market: Regency Mall parking lot, 5538 Durand Ave. Open May-October, 8 a.m.-noon.

Saturdays - Rochester Farmer's Market: State and Main streets next to First Congregational Church. Open June through October (weather permitting), 7 a.m.-noon.

Saturday-Sunday - 7 Mile Fair Indoor /Outdoor Market. Open year-round, Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day. Hours: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. April through October; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. November through March. Admission $1.50, $1 senior citizens, free children under 12 with adult. Seniors receive free admission the first weekend of every month. Free parking. 2720 W. 7 Mile Road (I-94 and 7 Mile Road), Caledonia.

Evening with the Clowns: Aug. 7 - Racine Zoo Kiwanis Amphitheatre, 2131 N. Main St. 6-7 p.m. Free. Face painting, entertainment by clowns, games.

Scholastic Book Fair: Aug. 8-9, 11 - Waterford Public Library, 123 N. River St., Waterford. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon. Books for ages preschool through middle school. Call (262) 534-3988.

Modine-Benstead Observatory: Aug. 8 - Racine Astronomical Society Open House, 8-11 p.m. Highway A and 63rd Drive. Call (262) 878-2774 if weather looks marginal.

Chair-i-ties Voice Auction & Country Breakfast: Aug. 9 - Park blocks along Sam Johnson Parkway, Downtown Racine. Country breakfast, 9:30-11 a.m.; auction, 10:30 a.m. Voice auction featuring more than 25 one-of-a-kind hand-painted furniture decorated by local young artists. Tickets for breakfast cost $7, $4 children ages 3-12, and are available at the Downtown Racine Corporation, Racine Park and Recreation, Carnauba Cafe and Dover Flag.

Agape Performing Arts Center: Aug. 9 - Storyteller's Delight: "Who's In Rabbit's House?" and "The Lion Queen Roars." Presented by Fun 'N Laughter Children's Theatre at the Racine Zoological Gardens Ampitheatre, 2131 N. Main St. 1 p.m. Free.

Browns Lake Aquaducks Water-ski Show: Aug. 9 - Fischer Park, Highway 11, Burlington. 6 p.m., junior show at 4:30 p.m. Free. Professional water-ski show with music to the theme, "Radio Station WDUK, 200.2 on your FM dial."

Danish Brotherhood Corn Roast and Dance: Aug. 9 - Danish Brotherhood Lodge, 2206 63rd St., Kenosha. 6-11 p.m. $8. Corn, brats, trimmings, beer.

Outdoor Model Airplane Contest: Aug. 10 - Bong State Recreational Area, 26313 Burlington Road, Kansasville. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Outdoor free flight model airplane contest. Call Jack Boone, (262) 363-3133.

Open Poker Ride: Aug. 10 - J.Q. Foxes, 2835 Wisconsin Ave., Sturtevant. 11 a.m. $10. Tickets include meal and prizes. All types of vehicles are invited. Proceeds will benefit SAFE Haven. Call (262) 637-9559.

William Blake's Apocalypse: Paradise Now Interactive Reading: Interactive arts event like a sing-along "Messiah." Aug. 11 - Lemon Street Gallery, 4601 Sheridan Road, Kenosha. 7 p.m. Aug. 12 - Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh St. 7 p.m. Aug. 18 - Taylor Hall at the DeKoven Center, 600 21st St. 7 p.m.

All events at 7 p.m. Free. Readers wanted. Call (262) 633-6401.

Stars and Stripes Rotary Round-up: Aug. 16 - Brightonwoods Orchard, 1072 288th Ave., off of Highway 142, Burlington. Open bar at 5:30 p.m., entertainment and voice and silent auctions, steak dinner at 7:30 p.m. $40. Tickets only available in advance from any Burlington Rotary Club member or call (262) 763-0147.

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Dances: Aug. 10 - Rebels Swing Dance Club open dance, 8:30-11 p.m. $18. Gary Allen Dance Studio, 611 S. Layton Blvd. Call (414) 442-8777.

UniverSoul Circus: Through Aug. 10 - Henry W. Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Drive. 10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.; noon, 4:30 & 8 p.m. Sat.; 1, 4 & 7 p.m. Sun. $16.50-$40. Tickets available 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at lots H & F, cash only. Featuring circus performers from around the world.

Walker's Point Center for the Arts: Aug. 7-9 - "Welcome to My Mid-Life Crisis!" with Susanne Carter, 7:30 p.m. $10, $8 students & seniors. 911 E. National Ave. Call (414) 871-1523.

Milwaukee County Zoo: Through Sept. 28 - "Butterflies 2003: Return to the Mundo Maya." Admission: $9 adults, $8 senior citizens 60 and older, $6 children 3-12, free children 2 and under. Discounted tickets available through the Caledonia Park and Recreation Department for $6.50 adult and $4.50 child, call (262) 752-1682. Parking, $7. Hours through Sept. 30: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. and holidays. 10001 W. Bluemound Road.

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Dances: Aug. 9 - Active Single, 8-12. $8. Rock 'n roll music by DJ. Indian Crossing Casino, Chain of Lakes, Waupaca. Call (920) 232-5108. Sabre Lanes Sabre Room, 1330 Midway Road. (nonsmoking). Call (920) 232-5108.

Book Signings: Aug. 11 - By N.M. Kelby, author of "Theater of the Stars." 7 p.m. Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops, 10976 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon.

Riverside and Great Northern Railway Rendezvous: Aug. 9-10 - 18th Century Wisconsin village re-enactments. N115 County Road N, Wisconsin Dells. Call (608) 254-6367.

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Six Flags Great America: Through Aug. 10 - "The Royal Treatment." Mardi Gras celebration featuring jazz, Dixieland and zydeco music, jesters, jugglers, clowns, Cajun food, beads. Activities are free with admission. Hours: Park open daily at 10 a.m.; closing times vary. Admission fees: $41.19 adults, $30.89 children under 54 inches and seniors 60 and over, free children 3 and under. Season pass, $97.84 individual. Discounted tickets for $32.50 at the Racine Parks and Recreation, 800 Center St., and Caledonia Park and Recreation Department, call (262) 752-1682. Parking, $10. Midway between Chicago and Milwaukee at Grand Avenue East Exit (Route 132), Gurnee. Information line: (847) 249-4636.

Brookfield Zoo: Through Aug. 31 - Rhythm & Roots Festival, Sat.-Sun. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, until 8 p.m. on Sundays. Admission: $8, $4 senior citizens 65 and over and children ages 3-11, free children 2 and under. Additional fees for Children's Zoo, Hamill Family Play Zoo, Butterfly exhibit and dolphin shows.

Parking, $8. First Avenue and 31st Street, Brookfield. Call (708) 485-0263.

TRAVEL

Happy Travelers' Tour Group: Aug. 16 - "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" at Fireside Theater. $62. Aug. 19-20 - Mystery Tour. $199.

Call Peggy Clark at (262) 632-1939.

Kenosha Public Museum: Aug. 12 - "The Design & Artistry of Kohler." Visits to the Kohler Plumbing Design Center, Kohler Historical Village, Fish Shanty Village and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan. 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $48. Aug. 28 - "From the Weinermobile to Peanut Butter Jars" at the Milwaukee Art Museum and the William F. Eisner Museum of Advertising and Design. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $62. Oct. 8-15 - On the Trail to History: Washington D.C., Virginia and Pennsylvania. Register by Aug. 13 and receive discount; full payment due Aug. 27.

Advance paid registration is required. Call (262) 653-4140.

Wustum Museum: Aug. 13 - Shedd Aquarium and Navy Pier in Chicago. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. $42 members, $50 others. Price is for one adult and one child, $21 for each additional child. Call (262) 636-9177.

Racine Public Library: Oct. 29-Nov. 5 - China. $1,700. Includes air fare from O'Hare, hotel, tour guide, all breakfasts, two lunches and all tips. Information meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh St. Call Jill Hanson at (262) 636-9245.

ART

The Cobblestone Art and Frame Shop: Through Aug. 20 - "Heidi Baehr - Fiber Arts and Painting." Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sat. 415 Sixth St.

Lemon Street Gallery and Artspace: Through Aug. 10 - Amy Sorensen. Aug. 13-Sept. 7 - Diana Becker. Opening reception Aug. 15, 6-9 p.m. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed., Thurs. & Sat.; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.; 1-4 p.m. Sun. 4601 Sheridan Road, Kenosha.

Sunburst Jewelers: Through Nov. 1 - "Watercolor by Alice Grudzinski." Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. 2022 Lathrop Ave.

Racine Art Museum: Through Aug. 31 - "Introducing RAM: The Building and Collections." Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Closed Mondays and national holidays. $5, $3 seniors over age 62, $3 students over age 12, free children under 12. 441 Main St.

Racine Arts Council Gallery of Art: Through Aug. 29 - Watercolors by Don Ricchio and quilts by Diane Stamper. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.; noon-4 p.m. Sun. 345 Main St.

Anderson Arts Center: Through Sept. 7 - "Deck Chairs and Other Cool Things" by Lois Mogensen; "The Eye of the Beholder" by Patricia Meyer Johnson; "Clay from Nature to Nature" by Mary Rhomberg; solo exhibitions by Dennis Bayuzick, Gary John Gresl, Tom Hoffman, Laura L. Kastelic and Rick Ponzio; "Found Object Construction" by H. June Pomatto; and artwork by Wheatland Center students. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Tues.-Sun. 121 66th St., Kenosha.

Artists Gallery: Through Aug. 31 - Minimalist paintings and photography by John Fix; stained glass and stumped glass objects by Randy Wesner; oils by Dawn Sutherland. Opening reception Aug. 9, 5-8 p.m. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 1-4 p.m. Sun. 414 Sixth St., or by appointment, (262) 635-9332.

Quilter's Studio: Through Aug. 23 - Racine Art Quilters quilt exhibit. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 3745 Douglas Ave.

MUSEUMS

Racine Heritage Museum: Open exhibits - "The Horlick Family: Local Influence, Worldwide Impact"; "Wright in Racine"; "Tangents within a Framework: A.B. Modine's Life of Discovery"; "Ozella's Quilt Code: A Piece of the Underground Railroad"; "Racine Protests Slavery: The Underground Railroad, Joshua Glover and Abolitionists"; "Racine Belles"; "Ice Cream Scoops"; exhibits on Racine County's inventors, innovators and manufacturers including Dremel, Haban Manufacturing, Twin Disc Inc., J.I. Case Co., Mitchell & Lewis Wagon and Motors Co. and S.C. Johnson. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., until 8 p.m. Thurs., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Research Center hours: 1-4:30 p.m. Tues., 3-4:30 p.m. Wed., 5-7:30 p.m. Thurs. 701 Main St.

Kenosha History Center: Aug. 7-10 - "Sailing Into History." Photo history of Kenosha harbor from 1844 to present. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. 220 51st Place, Kenosha. Call (262) 654-5770.

Burlington Historical Society Museum: Exhibits depicting the history of Burlington to the present day and memorabilia and artifacts from Burlington's past. Historical and genealogical information. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Sun. Group tours by appointment, (262) 767-2884, 763-6471 or (262) 534-3619. 232 N. Perkins Blvd., Burlington.

Kenosha Public Museum: Through Sept. 15 - "Through her Eyes: Photographs by Nancy Ledansky."

Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Sun.-Mon., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. 5500 First Ave., Kenosha. Call (262) 653-4140.

Kenosha Military Museum: Featuring vehicles from World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam and Desert Storm. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. $5, $3 children, free children under 6. 11114 120th Ave., Pleasant Prairie.

1888 Bohemian Schoolhouse: One-room 1888 schoolhouse restored for living history programs. Classroom sessions are arranged through schools. For details, call (262) 636-3926. 5 Mile Road and Highway 31, Caledonia.

Southeast Wisconsin Aviation Museum: Newly expanded museum will display several new exhibits including the "Spirit of Carnauba," a replica S-38; Moody High flyer; Kid-Fox home-built aircraft kids can get into, and other exhibits depicting pioneers in aviation and various aircraft. Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. 3333 N. Green Bay Road.

Engine House No. 3: Sponsored by Racine Fire Bells. Hours: Noon-3 p.m. Sat. Group tours by appointment; call (262) 633-4305 or (262) 637-1369. Free. 700 Sixth St.

Oak Creek Historical Society: Hours: Sundays in summer, 2-4 p.m. Forest Hill and 15th avenues, Oak Creek. Free admission. Call (414) 764-0567.

Spinning Top Museum: Aug. 9 - Gyroscope & Top Contest, 4 p.m.; live show, 6 p.m. $6. Reservations required. Ongoing - See 2,000 tops, yo-yos and gyroscopes; view videos; experiment and play with 35 different types of tops. Open by appointment for groups of 33-50 or for individuals and families. 533 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. Call (262) 763-3946.

East Troy Electric Railroad and Museum: Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 2002 E. Church St., East Troy. Call (262) 642-3263.

Hall of Logic Puzzles Museum: More than 50 hands-on brain and 3-D logic puzzles, mechanical puzzle collection exhibit, make and take a brain puzzle. 1-5 p.m. Tues.-Wed, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. $3.50. 533 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. Call (262) 763-3946.

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Milwaukee Public Museum: Through Aug. 31 - "Egyptian Activities." "Bugs Alive! Insects and Their Relatives."

"Pioneer House" is a reproduction of a rural, 19th century Wisconsin homestead. Hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and noon-3 p.m. Sat., weather permitting.

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Wizard Wing, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Noon-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Mon. Tours at 11 a.m. Mon.-Sat., 1 p.m. Sun. $6.75 adults, $5.50 senior citizens (60 and up), $4.50 children 4-17, free children 2 and under. Call the 24-hour event line at (414) 278-2702 for more information. 800 W. Wells St.

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