1) Fun for the family
Throngs of teen girls will take the stage at IU Kokomo's Havens Auditorium this weekend to swoon over rock star Conrad Birdie, played by Jeremiah Smith, in Kokomo Civic Theatre's production of "Bye Bye Birdie."
The musical, set in the 1950s, is good, old-fashioned family fun. In the production, Birdie is drafted to the war and Albert Peterson concocts a plan to have the musician appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show" to kiss one of his female fans goodbye while singing a song that Peterson will write.
Things do not go as planned and hilarity ensues.
Shows are 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and $10 for students through college.
2) Sun and splash
Kokomo Beach opens for the season this weekend. So soak up the sun or enjoy the aquatic center's lap and leisure pools, Lazy River, Splash Pad and tower slides.
The concession added menu items this year from Don Pancho Villa that include burritos, quesadillas and tacos.
Admission is $4 for children 11 and younger and $5 for adults and seniors. Season passes are $60 for resident adults and $50 for seniors.
It's open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.
3) Get your groove on
Quincy's Brass Band, a seven-piece party band, plays at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #255 in Kokomo tonight.
From 8 to 11 p.m., the Central Indiana band will play top 40 cover tunes in disco, rock, classic rock, pop and country as well as Big Band and jazz standards.
There is no cover for the show.