Thursday, May 26, 2011

Douglas & Saugatuck, Michigan. Memorial Day Weekend


Red Barn Theatre
May 27-29 These Shining Lives
This is a true story of four of the many women who worked at the Radium Dial Company in Ottawa, Illinois in the 1920’s. Unaware of the risk, these workers paint the glow-in-the-dark faces on watches utilizing radium. Women are voting, smoking in public and joining the workforce. Having a well-paying job in a challenging economy brings independence and validation. Later, suspecting that something isn't quite right, the women struggle to not lose the freedom, security and camaraderie of employment. These Shining Lives uses a tragedy in history to illustrate the strong bonds of marriage and friendship. Admission: $15 for adults/$12 for seniors and students. Show times: Friday/Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm. The Red Barn Theater, 3657 63rd St., is located one quarter of a mile east off of Exit 41 on I-196/US31 at 3657 63rd St at Blue Star Highway. Please call (269) 857-5300 for more information.

Antiques
The Allegan County Antique Market runs the last Sunday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Allegan County Fairgrounds. The 400 exhibitors will be there rain or shine--200 indoor and 200 under canopies (the market is always the last Sunday of the month, through September). For more info, call 269-735-3333.

Music
May 29
Quixotic
Showtime 8 pm, One-of-a-kind “cirque de Saugatuck Center for the Arts” performance. An ensemble of dancers, aerialists, musicians and choreographers, Quixotic presents an exotic mix of athletic dance and aerial feats that will leave you breathless. Their innovative musical technology – combining effects and computer generated designs – is combined with a fierce, organic rhythm section to create a marriage between two musical worlds. Kick off your summer with this total sensory experience that makes performance art interactive and eliminates the barrier between performer and audience. Adults $35; children 12 years and under $5. For more info call (269) 857-2399 or go to sc4a.org