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The University Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will present "The Skin of Our Teeth" Oct. 26-28 and Nov. 2-4. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Blanche Davis Theatre in Kleinpell Fine Arts. The dogs are sticking to the sidewalks. The world is on the brink of disaster, the climate is changing, floods abound, shady politicians pander to mob mentality, and war threatens to destroy civil society. The plot of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1942 play could have been snatched from today's headlines.
Pay it Forward is holding its seventh annual Party for a Cause from 6-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Red Wing Elks Lodge 845, 306 W. Fourth St. The fundraiser has a $10 admission fee. The Local Hooligans will perform 8-11 p.m. Tickets available from any member of the Magnuson or Hardyman families, the night of the Party or at the Elks Club. Pay it Forward's mission is to help relieve some of the financial burden for local families living with cancer.
Planning to attend college in 2018? Complete your application to Minnesota State College Southeast during Oct. 23-30 and you'll save $20! During Free Application Week, colleges and universities throughout the Minnesota State system are waiving the standard fee for applying.
Get out your maid's uniform and fishnet stockings, your ruby lipstick and magenta wig, your sequined corset and doctors' scrubs — it's that time of year again. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is back and it's going to be an event, not just a film. The Sheldon Theatre is spotlighting the cult classic as part of its Halloween weekend celebration. It will be shown on the big screen at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27.
Craig Karges was about 10 years old when he first saw the movie that would influence his life's work: "Houdini." Tony Curtis starred in the 1953 film as magician/illusionist Harry Houdini, whose career ended with his tragic death on Halloween. "It still sends a shiver down my spine," said Karges, who will perform his own version of a magic show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Sheldon Theatre.
Prairie Island nuclear plant began a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage Friday, Oct. 13, when operators removed Unit 2 from service. The unit has provided carbon-free electricity to Upper Midwest customers since the last refueling outage two years ago. During this outage, operators and contractors will replace the plant's nuclear fuel and perform key projects that can only be completed when the unit is shut down, Xcel Energy said in a news release. A standard outage typically lasts 30 days. Unit 1 remains in operation.
The Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron, America's tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, announced the launch of their new virtual museum at redtail.org. The online collection of artifacts, memorials and personal mementos aims to explore the humanity of the experiences of the Tuskegee Airmen, so people of all ages can gain a deeper understanding of the positive impact of their service to our country.
Red Wing Public Works Department will be closing the westbound lane on a portion of West Seventh Street between East Avenue and West/College/Central Avenues beginning Thursday, Oct. 19. Westbound traffic will be detoured from East Avenue to West Sixth Street. Parking restrictions remain in effect. The closure is needed to repair storm tunnels and is expected to take approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Parking restrictions and normal traffic will resume once the repairs have been completed. Traffic control will be in place. Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area.
Red Wing Arts announced the Best of Show winner, glass artist Jon Offutt of Fargo, N.D., selected from more than 100 talented artists at the 51st annual Red Wing Arts Festival, held Oct. 14-15 in historic downtown Red Wing. Fantasy artist Timothy Kobs of Trempealeau, Wis., and mixed media artist Olga Krasovska of Granite Falls, Minn., won Awards of Merit.
The Flyway Film Festival again will offer an eclectic variety of films to the Mississippi River towns of Pepin and Alma, Wis., and Red Wing. The festival, which runs Oct. 19-22, has attracted national attention for its creative spirit and inclusive nature. Flyway has chosen the documentary feature "Stumped" to open the festival 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sheldon Theatre, following its recent successes at the Cleveland International Film Festival and the Tallgrass Film Festival.