First Fridays Press Releases

Join all the First Friday’s sponsoring downtown merchants as they welcome you to shop local and discover the best Racine has to offer on this First Friday of 2019. This year, we are proud announce Porasik & Yde Wealth Management of Raymond James as our Premier Sponsor of the 2019 year of First Fridays.

Enjoy a beverage while you visit and enjoy the truly unique shops, galleries, restaurants and clubs that downtown Racine has to offer! Horse-drawn Carriage rides at available at Monument Square starting at 5:00 pm

Uncorkt at 240 Main Street is always the place to be on First Friday in downtown Racine! Make sure your dancing shoes are ready since they have Racine’s favorite dance band Duosonic playing from 6:00 – 10:00 PM. They’ll have the normal complimentary wine tastings in the back of the store from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, along with $5 glasses of ‘featured’ wines and the lowest priced bottled craft beers in downtown Racine! Come find out why Uncorkt has won Best Wine Store in Racine County four years in a row.

RAM, at 441 Main Street, invites you to enjoy free admission and extended hours from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Friday, November 1. Families are invited to weave a beautiful Tapestry—inspired by artist Trude Guermonprez—during RAM’s Free Family Hands-On Art Project from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. At 7:00 pm, Racine’s own Mark Hertzberg will give a talk about the subject of his new photography book, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Penwern: A Summer Estate. Some of Wright’s lesser-known masterpieces are the more than 40 summer cottages he designed in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ontario. Among them is this publication’s subject, Penwern, a stunning estate on Delavan Lake in Southern Wisconsin. Following Hertzberg’s talk will be a book signing in the Museum Store, which carries all of his Wright publications. To reserve a seat at this talk, please call the museum reception desk at 262.638.8300. Event capacity is limited, so it is suggested to arrive early or RSVP beforehand. Currently featured at RAM are four exhibitions in the fall OBJECTS REDUX series, which features concurrent exhibitions—primarily drawn from the museum’s collection—that commemorate and explore OBJECTS: USA, a landmark exhibition that traveled across the country and overseas beginning in 1969. True to its time in history, OBJECTS: USA showcased artists who pushed material and conceptual boundaries in craft media—investigating materials and artistic concepts while beginning to overtly question social, political, environmental, and cultural issues.

Deweys, 600 Main Street, is featuring their famous Friday fish fry. Enjoy $13 walley, perch or bluegill plates or $11 beer battered cod. Don’t forget happy hour! Glasses of wine will be $3 until 6:00 pm this first Friday’s.

Did you know? Lighthouse Gallery & Gifts, 306 Main Street, makes custom printed photo gifts in-house: jewelry, ornaments, coasters and more using your photographs. Order your gifts now before the holiday rush. Stop in for details and to find that perfect photo gift!

Happy Fall everyone! Vapemeisters, 420 Main Street, is offering 10% off all starter kits to help you quit smoking! Stop in to learn more.

Don’t miss the Annual Seconds Sale at Hot Shop Glass, 239 Wisconsin Avenue. It’s a tradition to stash away our not so perfect work for this one-night-only sale, with prices beginning at $2! Doors open at 5:00 pm. No early birds! Glass blowing demonstrations start at 4:00 pm and are fun for the whole family to watch as artists turn 2000* molten glass into art right before your eyes!  Pick up a gift certificate for someone on your holiday shopping list. It’s not too early!

Art Metals Studio, 332 Main Street, is featuring a special on all Titanium Watches and Jewelry! This First Friday’s only, enjoy a 20% discount on all in-stock Titanium pieces. Offer good Friday November 1st, excludes custom and special order. Sign up for a Wish List for a chance to win a $50 AMS gift certificate. See you Downtown!

November First Friday’s at Indian Motorcycle of Racine and The Nash, 522 6th Street, will feature the classic rock and roll sounds of A Touch of Gray. Anyone attending in costume will receive a free drink chip!

Brickhouse, 316 Main Street, will be offering BOGO taps, $4 Brickhouse Bombs, $5 Jameson Caskmates shots and $18 Pineapple Fishbowls.

Ivanhoe Pub & Eatery, 231 Main Street, will be featuring their Friday Fishfry, with keto specials available! Subtle Undertones will be playing starting at 10:00 pm this First Friday’s.

Carriage House, 220 State Street, is the place to be for Happy Hour this First Friday’s! From 6:00 – 8:00 pm they will feature $3 taps and craft beers. Also enjoy 10% off all local Wisconsin products.