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Updated: December 17, 2011 8:22AM

University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha

Exhibit and reception: The art galleries at UW offer a trio of exhibitions featuring nationally known photographer Wing Young Huie and faculty member Lisa Barber, along with the prints and paintings of three local artists currently on display in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities on the campus at 900 Wood Road. Local artists are Ric Berns, Don Hinrichs and Ken Swanson.Admission to all three galleries is free. An opening reception will be held Nov. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. All five of the artists involved in the shows will be on hand and refreshments will be served. Details, (262) 595-2521.

Lecture: The most popular version of the most popular book ever printed, the Christian Holy Bible, is the subject of the next Friends of the University Library lecture Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at 900 Wood Road. English lecturer Mark Bilbrey speaks “On the 400th Anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible.” Bilbrey, a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop and the University of Georgia’s doctoral program in English, studied Biblical Hebrew at the latter institution. He currently teaches composition, creative writing and a course called Bible as Literature at UW. Details, (262) 595-2356.

Performance: FreshINK, Parkside Theater’s staged reading series, presents three free performances of the comedy “Almost Maine” Nov. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities, 900 Wood Road. Written by John Cariani, it is a tale of warm love on a cold, cold winter’s night. During a FreshINK staged reading, actors may refer to their scripts. There are no special sets or costumes, and props are kept to a minimum, allowing the audience to concentrate on the words and emotions being expressed. Details, (262) 595-2457.

Performances: UW’s Opera Workshop presents three performances of the whimsical opera “Jack and the Beanstalk” Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 20 at 3:30 p.m., and Nov. 21 at noon. It is the story of a poor boy and his stairway to heaven. Tickets are $10 and $5 for children, students, and seniors. A Family Pass (available only at the door) is $25 and admits two adults and an unlimited number of children. Details, (262) 595-2564.

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