Racine & Me: Quilts on Barns & Comedy Sportz

Racine & Me: Quilts on Barns & Comedy Sportz


RACINE, WI (CBS 58) -- Whether it's spotting barn quilts or simply exploring the scenic backroads of Racine County, you'll find beauty and surprises at every turn! Racine County is home to one of the first barn quilt projects in the state. Beginning in 2009, this public art project has placed dozens of colorful quilt patterns, mounted on 8-by-8 foot wooden squares, on barns throughout Racine County. The goal of the project was to highlight the unique architecture and history of barns in our county, educate residents and visitors on Racine County's rich quilting tradition, and promote quilting as a form of art. Sponsored by the Racine Arts Council in conjunction with Real Racine, these distinctive designs include common quilt patterns seen more on fabric canvases such as Bear Paw, Wild Goose Chase, and Tulip Basket. Many of the area's most popular attractions are minutes from the Quilts on Barns route. The route, which threads its way throughout the countryside, is incredibly photogenic in the spring and fall months. We recommend scheduling a half or full day to see all of the art installations. A free Quilts on Barns brochure is available at the Real Racine Visitors Center, 14015 Washington Ave., Sturtevant. Join us for our annual Quilts on Barns Road Adventure the second Saturday of October. There is live music at two barn locations and a box lunch will be available.

You can also enjoy Comedy Sportz in Racine! A night full of hilarious “comedy without a net” improv is on its way to kick-off the Comedy Tonight series when Comedy Sportz arrives at the Racine Theatre Guild on Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. The competition is fierce when two teams of improv comedians are battling it out for your laughs. Based off of your suggestions, Comedy Sportz improv jumps-off into short scenes, games, and parodies. Every Comedy Sportz show is unique having never been done before and will never be done again. Players are trained to be quick-witted and funny as two teams try to win the most gut-busting, rolling-in-the-aisle laughter as possible form the audience. Comedy Sportz isn’t ABOUT sports, it’s comedy played AS A SPORT! Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors (62+), and $13 for students (21 & under). Season tickets are also available to keep the laughs going all year long. Tickets can be purchased from the Racine Theatre Guild located at 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine. Call (262) 633-4218, visit https://racinetheatre.org/production/comedy-sportz/or stop by the box office weekdays from 12 to 6 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance for tickets. It's happening on October 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm and costs $18 per person.

Gaming 101 takes place on Sundays we will have a group of volunteers teaching, demonstrating, and providing tips on all kinds of trending games. We will teach board games, card games, popular video games, and chess. It is part of Getoffthestreet's (501c3) mission, to ensure that all kids have access to games, that they may be interested in, whether they can afford it or not. Feel free to bring your own decks, although this event is geared towards beginners, we would be happy to have you be part of this endeavor and to learn from you as well. Location: 223 6th St, Racine, WI 53403, 223 6th St., WI. Time:11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Join Urban Sketcher Patti Fallon as she takes you outdoors around the Wustum Gardens. Focus on the natural autumn landscape of the grounds as a subject for onsite location sketching. All mediums welcome. Bring a chair, your art supplies, and dress for the outdoors. Teens age 14 and older may take most adult classes; some require teacher’s consent. Register online at https://www.ramart.org/class/urban-sketching-garden-pleinair/ . Online registration closes three days before class begins. You may also call 262-636-9177 to check for class availability, and to register, Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, or Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Classes are held at RAM’s Wustum Museum, 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine. $40 RAM Members; $48 Non-Members The event happens on October 9, 2022 at  2519 Northwestern Avenue, 2519 Northwestern Ave, WI from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 

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