5 things to do this weekend

Published 8:34 pm Wednesday, January 29, 2020

1. Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”

George Gershwin’s American opera “Porgy and Bess” takes the big screen at 11:55 a.m. Saturday at Marion Ross Performing Arts Center. “Porgy and Bess” focuses on the joys and struggles of a black neighborhood in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 20th century. 

A multifaceted production, the opera shines a light on relevant, human experiences such as deprivation, racism and natural disaster, while shining a light on several shame-inducing stereotypes. Starring as lead characters Porgy and Bess are Eric Owen and Angel Blue.

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Adult tickets are $20. Students showing a school ID will receive a complimentary ticket.

Eric Owen plays as Porgy and Angel Blue as Bess. – Photo courtesy Met Opera


2. All-you-can-eat fish fry

The Kiester Firefighters Relief Association will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry Saturday at Kiester Fall Hall. All proceeds will go toward the purchase of new equipment. The fish fry is scheduled to take place from 4 to 7 p.m or until the final fish is served. On the menu is Alaskan walleye, coleslaw, a baked potato, garlic toast, bars and beverages. The cost is $12 per person for adults and $6 for children age 10 and under.


3. Tiger City Farm Toy, Truck and Collectibles show

The 30th annual Tiger City Farm Toy, Truck and Collectibles show will take place Saturday and Sunday at Northbridge Mall. There is no charge for parking or admission.

The free, family-friendly event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.


4. Trap team burger night fundraiser and gun raffle

The Glenville-Emmons trap team will host a burger basket fundraiser and raffle from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Glenville American Legion. Raffle tickets are on sale for $10 each and may be purchased from trap team students or at the Glenville Shortstop, American Legion or Trading Post. The drawing for the gun raffle will take place at 7 p.m.


5. Sunday morning breakfast

The Alden American Legion will serve breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon. Sunday. All proceeds will go to the Albert Lea Figure Skating Club.

The menu will include a choice of Belgian waffles and regular or blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links, milk, juice and coffee. The cost for a morning meal is $6 and children under age 6 eat free.


About Karlee Steffanni

Karlee Steffanni is a news clerk with the Albert Lea Tribune.

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