5 things to do this weekend

Published 8:31 pm Wednesday, August 22, 2018

By Bethany Tennis


1. Big Island Bar-B-Que

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The Big Island Bar-B-Que will be back again this year Friday and Saturday at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds. The event is free. There will be many different types of cooking contests, including state barbecue, steak, chili and chicken wings. There will be prize money for the winner and live entertainment during the event. Also at the fairgrounds, the Kids Que will be active from 4 to 4:30 p.m., and the children will grill hot dogs. There will be a flea market full of items for sale during the barbecue. Enjoy a day full of food and family fun at the fairgrounds.


2. Classic car and motorcycle roll-in picnic

The Albert Lea Veterans Affairs Clinic will host a fun event for veterans and families this weekend. If you have a classic car or motorcycle, bring them to show off. If not, come anyway to enjoy and socialize with the community. The activities start at noon and wrap up at 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be live music, children’s crafts, face-painting, clinic tours and more. The event will take place in the clinic parking lot.


3. Back to School Bash

Wrap up your summer with the Back to School Bash in Morin Park. The bash will be from 5:30 until 8 p.m Sunday. The event will feature music from Kaboose and local artists DaboFlai and LiMIt. There will be free Domino’s pizza, hot dogs and drinks for everyone to enjoy.


4. Tribute to Orbison, Elvis and Ricky Nelson by Wayne Luchau

Enjoy a night full of music from the ’50s and ’60s. Wayne Luchau will be at Marion Ross Performing Arts Center to perform a tribute to Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson. The show will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets cost $20 per person. After successful careers in teaching and business, Luchau has returned to singing. During the show, he channels those who made a great impact to his music career — like Elvis, Orbison, Gene Pitney and many other vocalists from that era.


5. Movie in the Park

This weekend, “Coco” will come to the Edgewater Park bandshell for Movie in the Park. The movie is free and will start at 8 p.m. Friday. You can sit on the benches or bring your own chairs and blankets to enjoy the show. Don’t miss the last Movie in the Park this summer.