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 Be Thankful Downtown Racine’s First Fridays Continues November 7th!



First Fridays Specials
  • Sweet Flame, 335 Main Street, will be featuring the sounds of guitarist Jeff Ward. Stop in, warm up, listen to some great music and shop for the holidays.

  • Henry & Wanda’s, 501 6th Street,  Join them for First Friday November 7th featuring the live music of the Big O’ Trio (R&B Hits).  Their dinner special is featuring Grilled Salmon . . . a savory wild caught grilled Salmon Filet served with Garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus all of which is drizzled with Hollandaise sauce. This weeks $7 Martini Special is a S'mores Martini  featuring Three Olives S'mores vodka.  Enjoy live bands every Friday & Saturday from 8 p.m. – Midnight. Their dinners feature an upscale interpretation of classic American dishes served in an elegant relaxed atmosphere.  Dinner served until 10 p.m. on the weekends.  Great Food - Great Service - Great Music . . . Henry & Wanda’s

  • Divino Gelato, 245 Main Street, welcomes visitors to stop in and enjoy  a "free" small gelato with purchase of a large gelato. Patron must mention this First Friday’s special to their server.

  • BAC Photography, 614 6th Street, will be showcasing their studio workings, sharing with all who visit the multitude of backdrops and the 1,200 sq. ft. of artist workspace. BAC Photography graciously has extended times during the day, evening and nights to other artists in the area. For a nominal fee, artists of all formats can request time within the BAC Photography space, and continue their craft throughout the colder season of the year. BAC Photography is hosting a photographer’s lighting class in conjunction with The Racine Camera club on Friday Nov. 7th from 6:30PM-9:30PM. Participation is limited; contact the Racine Camera Club or BAC Photography (262)496-5490 if you’re interested.

  • Seebecks, 402 Main Street, has the answer to all your fall entertaining needs!  Nora Fleming serving pieces and minis, Hilborn pottery, Bryan Becker bowls and super-fantabulous monster pottery! Not hosting this year?  We’ve got that perfect hostess gift you’ve been looking for too!  November First Friday only, mention this post and take $10 off a $50 purchase or $20 off a $100 purchase. *This offer does not include PANDORA and some other exclusions may apply.*

  • Northern Lights Gallery, 423 Main Street............stop in to see what it is all about........Graffiti In A Word. Open 7 days a week offering a large collection of 'Unique' Made in North America items.  Offering Layaway, Custom Framing, Gift Registry, Shipping, Free Gift Wrapping and "Unsurpassed Customer Service," 262-635-0580. Like us and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

  • This November First Friday, stop in to Art Metals Studio, 332 Main Street, for their annual WISH LIST EVENT! Enjoy yourself in their relaxed Gallery-Styled Jewelry Store as you try on unique hand-made jewelry, fine watches, and wardrobe-staple classics. Everyone who signs up for an Art Metals Studio Wish List is automatically entered into a raffle to win $100 towards something on their list! Enjoy a great night in beautiful Downtown Racine and take some of the guess-work out of the Gift Season! Happy First Friday!

  • Pepi's Pub and Grill, 618 6th Street, is ready to keep the fun going into Autumn! Do yourself a favor, and come on in to experience the "uniquely familiar" vibe of this generously spacious location with plenty to keep your brain and palate occupied. With approximately 10 televisions, multiple dart boards, games and TWO pool tables to accompany the great staff, 24 delicious rotating American Craft beers on draft, tasty house drinks, amazing food and daily Happy Hour from 2-6pm, there's little reason NOT to come on in.  You deserve it. See you there. 

  • Copacetic, 409 Main Street, makes winter fun!  Their hats, caps and wool socks are a must-have for the upcoming winter.  They have the classic newsboy caps, trending pub caps and furry warm troopers.  Naturally warm wool socks are certain to be your favorite, so pick out a couple pairs.  They carry styles from Smartwool and FITS, both made in the USA.

  • Evelyn's Club Main, 331 Main Street, welcomes you in for live local music starting at 7pm.  NightWing will be playing all of your favorites till 10pm.  While you are here make sure you try one of our many ciders or a pint of a seasonal brew like New Glarus' Stag Horn.

  • Do you love jigsaw puzzles?  Don’t miss the puzzle exchange at Dover Flag & Map, 323 Main Street.  The selection is always changing.  The gals at this shop like to share their hobby with folks who often bring in more puzzles than they take.  There are only two rules if you take a puzzle:  you either bring it back . . . or you don’t. (And they are very strict about the rules!)  Nano Bug Races will be held again this month.  Bring your friends and challenge them to an exciting race – you may win Famous Amos cookies or Oreos!

  • Enjoy free RAM admission and extended hours from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Friday, November 7 at the Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street.   See Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby. This is the first major retrospective exhibition of Higby’s body of work, created during his five decade career. Also open, (in)Organic featuring artists investigating the biological through artificial materials, such as polymer or acrylic yarn or organic-based media, like fibrous handmade paper, pencils, or ceramic. Create Earthly Delights from 4:00 to 8:00 pm during the Free Hands-On Art Activity. 

  • Funky Hannah’s Beads & Art, 324 Main Street, shows off wonderful ideas for holiday gifts you can make!  Teachers, friends and family love hand made gifts made from the heart.  Stop in and be inspired with our ideas and demonstrations!

  • Hot Shop Glass, 239 Wisconsin Avenue, unveils the infamous Studio Seconds Sale.  This one night only sale is not to be missed. Local artists unload their not-so-perfect-pieces at irresistible prices.  Studio sale opens at 5pm.  Watch our artists’ glass blowing demonstrations from 5-8:30pm.  See molten glass become art right before your eyes!  Pick up a gift certificate for one of our fun workshops!


    Spend an evening with your friends, neighbors and family enjoying downtown . . . the BEST of Racine.  Visit our website www.firstfridaysracine.com for information about the latest happenings, in store specials and links to your favorite spots downtown.   Mark your calendar for the final First Friday of the year December 5th!

Check out all the happenings at www.firstfridaysracine.com and don’t forget to like us on FACEBOOK too! 

Spend an evening with friends and family enjoying downtown . . . the BEST of Racine. Find out about the latest happenings, in store specials and links to your favorite spots downtown here. Mark your calendar for every First Friday through December!

Be sure to thank our merchants for continuing to bring First Fridays to downtown Racine!

For more information contact Mary Osterman at Copacetic, 262-634-4287 or email firstfridaysracine@yahoo.com.

Special thanks to the Downtown Racine Corporation and Jean's Jazz Series for their support of this event. Remember to thank  and support the merchants that bring you Racine's best series of events continuing through the end of the year.


Join us November 7th for our next First Friday!


3rd Coast Bicycles
Art Metals Studio

Artists Gallery
Asiana Bowl Restaurant
Axis Kitchen and Bath Design Center
BAC Photography
Black Hand Tattoo Gallery
Blue Moon Detective Agency
Blue Rock
Casablanca De Mexico Restaurant
Common Scents
Dessert Heaven
Divine Gelato Cafe'
Dover Flag & Map
D.P. Wigley Co.
Edward Jones
Evelyn's Club Main
Funky Hannah's Beads & Art
Green Closet
Henry & Wanda's
Hot Shop Glass
Humble Home
i ov thee dragon tattoo and body
piercing studio

Perfectly Frank
Ivanhoe Pub & Eatery
Jimmy John's
Johnson Outdoors
Lakeview Pharmacy
Main Street General Store
Mcaullif's on the Square
Metamorphosis Arts
Michelson Law Office
My Wicked Way
Northern Lights Gallery
Pepis Deli
Photographic Design Studio & Gallery
Plumb Gold LTD
Racine Art Museum
Racine Heritage Museum
Racine Optical
Reefpoint Marina
RG Natural Babies
Root River Council
Sticky Rice
Sugar Shack Sweet Shoppe
Sweet Flame
Topdog Hotdogs
Whey Chai