Community Events and Information 

Upcoming Community Events

Origins of Hip Hop 6

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 4:00pm-10:00pm
Smoke’d on the Water (3 Fifth St. Racine, WI 53403)
Celebrating the Elements of Hip-Hop Culture
DJing | MCing | Breakdance | Graffiti | Knowledge

Since its inception in 2012, this annual event brings lovers of Hip-Hop culture together for an entertaining yet educational experience at a beautiful venue on the shores of Lake Michigan. The goal of this event is to highlight the four major elements of Hip-Hop culture: breakdancing, graffiti, DJing, and MCing. Over a dozen professional practitioners gather to showcase these elements, discuss their history, and provide a platform for people to participate. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed. Food and drinks are available for purchase and limited edition t-shirts will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

2017 Root River Festival

Sunday, August 27, 2017 | 12:00pm-5:00pm
Lincoln Park (2200 Domanik Drive Racine, WI)

Celebrate the Root River with the Root River Council on Sunday, August 27 with live music, storytelling, canoeing, graffiti art, kids activities and more. Enjoy delicacies from food trucks and spirits from the beer garden. Kid friendly and free admission. For more information, click here.

Racine Arts Council Writer in Residence Program

BONK! volunteer, Elkid Marie Alvarez, is the 2nd recipient of the Writer in Residence program at the Racine Arts Council. She will be hanging out at The Arts Council building (409 6th St.) Fridays 12pm – 5pm. Swing by and say hi!

You can also read the weekly writer in residence blog here!

Reoccurring Events

Grassroots Open Mic
6-8:30 pm every second and fourth Wednesday
Robert’s Roost
600 Sixth St Racine, WI 53403

Divino Open Mic
6-9 pm every Friday (Except First Fridays)
Divino Gelato
245 Main Street Racine, WI 53403