5 things to do this weekend
Published 9:51 pm Wednesday, October 16, 2019
1. Texas Hold’em tournament
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Freeborn County Crime Victims Crisis Center will host its second annual Texas Hold’em tournament fundraiser. Registration for the tournament starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, with a noon tournament start at the Eagles Club, 205 W. William St. in Albert Lea. Burger baskets will be for sale, and the Eagles Club will donate the prize pool.
Also in connection with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the CVCC will have its Paint the Town Purple initiative all month, where people are encouraged to display purple lights and signs at their homes and businesses to “shine a purple light on domestic violence.” The CVCC has porch or string lights as well as signs and posters available. Those interested in picking up any of those items can call the CVCC between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 507-377-5460.
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2. ‘A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel’
The Church Basement Ladies return from the stove to the spotlight for a stand-alone musical sequel opening Thursday at Marion Ross Performing Arts Center. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Oct. 23-26, as well as 2 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 147 N. Broadway in downtown Albert Lea. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students, and can be purchased at actonbroadway.com, by calling 877-730-3144 or at the door the night of the show.
With an emphasis on songwriting, ImLazarus, a Minneapolis-based musician, was touring internationally by age 20. He will bring his talents to Albert Lea with a free performance from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at The Interchange, 211 S. Broadway Ave. in downtown Albert Lea.
4. Paint a pumpkin
There will be a chock paint a pumpkin class at 5 p.m. Friday at Junktion Market, 136 S. Broadway Ave. in downtown Albert Lea. For $20, which should be prepaid before Friday, attendees can learn beginner skills to create a decorative pumpkin.
5. ‘For Love Alone’
“For Love Alone” highlights work from textiles artist Maggie Thompson and explores themes of grieving, loss and Thompson’s Native American Ojibwe heritage. It will be on display through Oct. 26 at the Freeborn County Arts Initiative, which is open 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at 224 S. Broadway Ave.