Caroling, concerts or just plain singing. The holiday season brings music to Racine County and this weekend is no exception. Come along with us for these picks.
A cabaret or two. The Racine Dairy Statesmen present two Christmas Cabaret shows on Friday, Dec. 14 at the Fountain Banquet Hall, 8505 Durand Ave., Sturtevant. The Case High School Carolers and the Night Wing band are also on the bill. The luncheon show doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the performance starts at 1 p.m. Tickets are $31 and sold in advance only. The evening show (without a meal) starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance or at the door. Call 262-498-9955 for tickets.
A chorus, too. Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin performs “The Joy of Lessons and Carols” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Siena Center, 5635 Erie St., Caledonia. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for students. Advance tickets are available at Personal Touch Florists, emailing email@example.com or calling 262-634-3250.
A traditional celebration. Head to Monument Square in Downtown Racine for Community Nativity program from 1-3 p.m. Saturday. The afternoon includes special music, a sing-along, caroling and free hot chocolate, coffee and cookies. It’s presented by the Christmas Coalition of Churches. The nativity is on display at Monument Square through Jan. 7.
Instrument rescue. Saturday is Lonely Instruments Collection Day in Racine. LINK (Lonely Instruments in Need of Kids), a program of the Racine Arts Council, is collected unwanted musical instruments that are refurbished and donated to elementary and middle school students who can’t afford them. LINK is especially in need of flutes, violins, alto saxes, clarinets, trumpets and drums. You can bring them to the Arts Council, 316 Sixth St., between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or call 262-635-0261 or arrange pick up. Visit www.racineartscouncil.org.
Symphony concert. Racine Kiwanis Music Program’s annual holiday concert is 4 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave. Music is presented by a choir, the symphonette and the youth symphony. The musicians are elementary, middle and high school students. Admission is free; donations are accepted.
Make it brassy. You have one more chance to catch “A Brass Christmas” with the Belle City Brassworks brass band at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 at Atonement Lutheran Church, 2915 Wright Ave. The program includes instrumental and vocal music with the Atonement Senior Choir. Admission is free; donations are accepted.
Get into the spirit. The Real Racine Visitor Center, I-94 and Highway 20, is collecting winter clothing items, including caps, gloves, mittens, sweaters and scarves for The Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s Big Bundle Up program. We’re among more than participating 75 locations around the state. Real Racine is also accepting new, unwrapped toys for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. All items will be donated to charities. We’re open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday or call 262-884-8400.