Tabletop game convention comes to Austin this weekend

May 3, 2019

Austi-Con, a tabletop game convention, will be held Friday through Sunday at the Austin Armory, 800 21st St. NE.

There will be scheduled games throughout the weekend, as well as open gaming tables. Magic the Gathering charity tournaments will be held, along with a silent auction, with proceeds going to the Autism Day Camp programs run through the Hormel Historic Home.

Activities start at 10 a.m. each day.

Admission is $15 or the entire weekend. On Sunday, admission for a family of four is $10.

Scholarship organ recital is Sunday

Winners in the 2018-2019 organ recital contest will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 512 Third St. SW, Rochester.

The annual contest is sponsored by the Southeast Minnesota Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Since the program began in 2000, 112 scholarships have been awarded to 51 students.

The students who will perform are Peter Dahlen, Katelynn Paape, Elias Petri, Tianyao Xie and Brady Zimmerman.

Admission is free.

RCTC music groups to perform ‘Spring Spectacular’

Music ensembles at Rochester Community & Technical College will present the Spring Music Spectacular concert at 7 p.m. May 9 at Charles Hill Theatre on campus.

The RCTC Jazz Band, Aires and World Drum Ensemble will perform. Admission is $5, through the Hill Theatre box office and at 507-285-7200. Light refreshments will be available after the concert.

Play without words scheduled for Austin’s Paramount

“Shh! We Have a Plan,” a wordless play about diversity, freedom and kindness, will be presented by Cahoots Northern Ireland at 6 p.m. May 15 at the Paramount Theatre, 125 Fourth Ave. NE, Austin.

The play, based on a book by Chris Haughton, features characters who have a plan to capture a beautiful bird perched high in a tree.

The performance is part of the Austin Public Library’s “One Austin: Many Stories” series.

Admission is free, but tickets must be obtained from Austin ArtWorks Center, the library or the Welcome Center.