This weekend’s Racine County fun includes glamour and glitz, fishing, live music and art. Check out these ideas from Real Racine.
What happens in Vegas. The fast-paced games and glitzy entertainment are back this Saturday at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St., for Vegas Night. This annual fund-raiser for the Racine Founders Rotary Club includes an evening of table games, live music (including Elvis), food, a cash bar and raffles. Admission is $5 and includes $100 in “fun money” and a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas. The party starts at 7 p.m.
Fishing and more. The annual St. Clare Ice Fishing Jamboree is a big day of fun, with or without the ice at Wind Lake. Anglers are invited to sign up starting at 7 a.m. Saturday at Sportsman’s Landing, 25313 Loomis Road, Wind Lake. Meat raffles, basket raffle and special raffles will be held at Sportsman’s from 12 to 4 p.m. The raffles, plus food and beverages, move to St. Clare Church, 7616 Fritz St., from 5 to 7 p.m. Event details at: 262-895-2729.
Reason to celebrate. The annual Racine Heritage Celebration on Saturday evening recognizes individuals or organizations that have helped improve the lives of local people of African descent. This black tie dinner event starts at 5:30 at the Racine Architect Hotel and Conference Center, 7111 Washington Ave., Mount Pleasant. Tickets are $50 per person. Reservations at: 262-909-5610 or 262-994-3717.
New at RAM. The Racine Art Museum (RAM), 441 Main St., has some new things to see as part of this year’s 75th anniversary celebration. “Variations on a Theme: Teapots from RAM’s Collection” features examples from one of the largest public collections of the contemporary, artist-made teapots in the country. Visitors are invited to vote for their favorite — the winner will be put on special display. Opening this Sunday is “WPA Art From RAM’s Collection.” This show of watercolors, prints, drawing and photos is among 260 artworks produced through the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a program that provided jobs during the Great Depression of the 1930s. RAM hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 12 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Visit www.ramart.org
One of our own. Russ Johnson, a Racine native who has gone on to become a significant jazz artist performs with three international jazz musicians this Sunday. The free concert, “Russ Johnson & Friends” starts at 3 p.m. at Francis Bedford Concert Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus, 900 Wood Road. Donations to support a music scholarship fund will be welcomed. More about Johnson’s music at: www.russjohnsonmusic.net
Only a buck! Students in the Racine Unified School District have the day off next Monday (Feb. 21). The Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St., is ready with another Dollar Day. Admission for adults and kids is just $1 per person from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit www.racinezoo.org
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