Racine

The city of Racine sits along the shore of Lake Michigan, with little distance from the metropolitan area of Milwaukee. The harbor in Racine is the finest in the area, with facilities for boats and boaters. Downtown offers a wide variety of shops and restaurants for its residents and visitors to enjoy. Racine also has an artistic side as it’s the home to museums, theater companies, visual arts organizations, galleries and performance groups.

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Paul Smith: Masters of Craft

Sept. 17, 2017 10:00 a.m. - Dec. 30, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Racine Art Museum - 441 Main St.

Open: September 17, 2017 - December 30, 2017 Featuring many ...

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Free Hands-On Art at RAM Nov. 3

Nov. 3, 2017 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Racine Art Museum - 441 Main St.

FAMILY HANDS-ON ART Join us at Racine Art Museum, 441 Main S...

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Free Hands-On Art at RAM Dec. 1

Dec. 1, 2017 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Racine Art Museum - 441 Main St.

FAMILY HANDS-ON ART Join us at Racine Art Museum, 441 Main S...

Articles about Racine


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Pancake Day

Sept. 30, 2015 4:35 p.m.

Pancake Day was a big event for me when I was a small boy with big eyes and no world view.

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Ramsey raps and rhymes in Racine

May 23, 2015 9:08 a.m.

Nick Ramsey is the poet laureate of Racine. Yes, Racine has a poet laureate, and Ramsey was nominated and later appointed to the two-year position in October 2013. Ramsey will read from his new chapbook, "Rhymes & Rambles," on Saturday, May 30 at Wilson's Coffee & Tea in, aptly, Racine.

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A brothers' fight was historic, but not so golden

April 6, 2015 4:30 p.m.

It wasn't exactly Cain vs. Abel II, but two Milwaukee brothers earned a footnote in boxing history by fighting each other for a Golden Gloves championship 64 years ago. There'll be no sibling rivalries on display when the Wisconsin & Upper Michigan Golden Gloves tournament starts its 85th annual run in Racine Saturday night at the John Bryant Community Center, but it's all relative.

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The natural and unnatural collide at Racine Art Museum's "in(Organic)"

Dec. 10, 2014 9:16 a.m.

Luckily, what's currently housed and featured at the Racine Art Museum is just as interesting and compelling as the building itself: an expansive two-part exhibition called "in(Organic)," a compilation of art works that combine the natural and unnatural - in terms of thematic meaning and artistic medium - in ways both beautiful and often unnerving.

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"100 Things" list brings adventure, romance

July 26, 2014 5:36 a.m.

Four years ago, Jamie Rand read OnMilwaukee.com's "100 Things To Do in Milwaukee" article. Inspired, Rand decided she would complete all of the items on the list and, in doing so, found Brew City places she never knew existed. She also found the love of her life.

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Recalling Eddie Brooks' once golden gloves

April 4, 2014 9:05 a.m.

The semi-finals of the Golden Gloves tournament in Racine is upon us this weekend, which is a good occasion to remember Milwaukee's Eddie Brooks, who once floored Muhammed Ali in a sparring session after winning a Golden Gloves of his own.

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After long layoff, Spacehog returns to rock

Nov. 30, 2013 8:58 a.m.

Spacehog was in a very different place last time it played in Milwaukee. It was July 1, 2001, at the Summerfest rock stage, and Spacehog was promoting its new album "The Hogyssey." That turned out to be the last major tour for the band from Leeds, although Spacehog began reuniting a few years ago and finally launched its fourth album, a crowd-sourced disc "As It Is On Earth," this spring. Now, they're back on the road, playing small clubs. Older, wiser but still prone to bouts of rock, we talked to drummer Jonny Cragg in advance of Spacehog's Dec. 13 show at Sturtevant's Route 20.

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In search of the perfect pizza: Wells Brothers

Sept. 18, 2013 12:31 p.m.

I often find myself in Racine, but it took overhearing an admiring conversation at a different pizzeria to bring Wells Brothers Pizza to my notice. I stopped into this third-generation, award-winning family business to see what all the fuss was about.