Founded in the mid-’60s, Yesterday’s Children has entertained all over the Midwest with their blend of genres. The 10-piece band plays the music of Blood Sweat & Tears, the Young Rascals, Buckinghams, Grass Roots, Frank Sinatra, Chicago and many more. 

Kenosha Calendar: Yesterday’s Children to play the hits Friday at Fusion

A variety of events scheduled for the first weekend of March
Laura Marran

By Laura MarranKENOSHA.COM

After two decades in journalism, Marran earned her Master’s degree in Exceptional Education from UW-Milwaukee and has served as a special education teacher with Kenosha Unified School District since 2006. A Marquette University School of Journalism alum, Marran has lived in Kenosha since 1987.

Ring in March with an evening of swing, rock and jazz and favorite tunes from the  50s, ‘60s, ‘70s as the Kenosha Performing Arts Association presents Yesterday’s Children performing from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Friday (March 4) at Fusion, 5014 7th Ave.

Best Bet 

Founded in the mid-’60s, Yesterday’s Children has entertained all over the Midwest with their blend of genres. The 10-piece band plays the music of Blood Sweat & Tears, the Young Rascals, Buckinghams, Grass Roots, Frank Sinatra, Chicago and many more. 

The band features many versatile musicians from Kenosha and Racine, now mostly retired from their “day jobs,” who have been part of the local music scene for half a century. 

It was more than half a century ago, in fact, when the band earned a place in Wisconsin music history. Yesterday’s Children opened for Sly and the Family Stone at Summerfest in 1970. True to reputation, Sly and the Family Stone were quite late getting on stage, so Yesterday’s Children had to continue playing to a waiting crowd that some estimates at the time put around 100,000 people. 

Much has changed since then, of course, including the band’s personnel and gig schedule, but the mostly retired members are still at it, and still in demand. 

Tickets are $7 at the door. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 

Top Picks 

A sure sign that spring is around the corner: It’s maple sugar season once again at Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, 880 Green Bay Rd.

“It’s Maple Sugarin’ Time!” family classes are offered the first two Saturdays in March. Classes will run at 1 p.m. this Saturday (March 5) and at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 12 The program is designed for families and adults.

It’s Maple Sugarin’ Time!

Every spring, Hawthorn Hollow taps their sugar maples using the same techniques passed down for hundreds of years. Their Maple Sugarin’ program provides a history of Native American traditions and techniques for capturing and cooking maple syrup, also known as sugaring. Participants experience hands-on activities, such as tree identification and tapping, sap cooking and a crafting session.

Registration is required for this two-hour outdoor program, and there may be snow or mud on the trails, so boots are recommended. Tickets are $15 per person (3-under are free). For more details, see Kenosha.com’s recent feature story HERE.

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Learn more about capturing our area’s natural beauty at Art History Small Talk: Nature Photography with presenter Anna Wolff to the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday (March 3). 

Participants will learn about the development of landscape and nature photography and how the art form went hand-in-hand with the American preservation movement. Photographers such as Ansel Adams, Immogean Cunningham, Edward Weston and Phillip Hyde will be discussed along with lesser known artists. 

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Once again the Kenosha Calendar is packed with live music for all tastes. This weekend’s lineup includes Flat Creek Highway bringing their bluegrass/Americana show to Public Craft Brewing, Union Park Tavern hosts Rogers Randle & Company and Mountains on the Moon, and Stu the Piano Guy visits The Boat House, just to name a few. See listings below for dates, showtimes, and many more shows. 

Vintage Shop Hop

Day Tripper 

While a portion of this day trip can be found close to home, the Vintage Shop Hop, set for Friday and Saturday (March 4-5) spans the entire state of Wisconsin into northern Illinois. A whopping 400+ consignment shops, barn sales, oddity shops, boutiques and home decor stores are included on the tour. For a master list of shops, click HERE

In Kenosha, grab a punch card at any of the participating shops for a chance to win a raffle bag of treasures and gift cards from all 10 shops: A Summer’s Garden Florist, Bellissima’s Boutique, JJ’s Boutique & Studio, To & From Gift Shop, The Pine Blossom, Authentique, Vintage Underground, Flat Iron Vintage, Against the Grain Creative Concepts and Lulu Birds

Jeffrey Foucault

Heads Up 

Next month, a nationally-known and highly regarded rock/folk/Americana artist is coming to Kenosha, putting us on a map that isn’t just a stop between Milwaukee and Chicago.

KmacK Productions is bringing Jeffrey Foucault back to town Wednesday, April 6, after he played an absolutely packed Public Craft Brewing back in 2019. This time, he returns with an impressively-credentialed full band, performing at the Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St. The venue will be able to accommodate a lot more people, possibly setting the stage for more shows to come. 

The critically-acclaimed Foucault has been called a “roots rock troubadour,” and the Chicago Sun Times describes his music as “… densely layered tales of longing and loss, beauty and simple pleasures.”  

Kenosha is a stop on the tour that also takes Foucault from Maine to Colorado and includes cities like Boston, Minneapolis and even London. The wide-ranging tour also includes stops in smaller towns as a tribute to his Wisconsin roots. Tickets are on sale now, $20 and $25, and a limited number of tables with beverage service are available for $120 (4 people max). 

The Lineup 

THURSDAY, March 3 

Music 

Chaine de Gitane (gypsy jazz), 7:30-10:30 p.m., Sazzy B, 5623 6th Ave.

Pat Garrett’s Pick ‘n Pull Open Mic, 8 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave.

Chaine de Gitane at Sazzy B

Art

Featured Artists Exhibit: Dean Habegger, JKalani and Kimberly Johnson, Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace, 4601 Sheridan Rd. Mixed media, abstract paintings, metal sculptures and jewelry. Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (An opening reception is set for March 12).

V Crushable exhibit at the H. F. Johnson Gallery, Carthage College campus, 2001 Alford Dr. Sculptures and paintings created by Noah Kashiani and Kelly Reaves. Noon-8 p.m. (through March 11). Free. 

Scared Scars, Shadowed Ground – Battlefield Photographs by Larry Stuart, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave. This visual narrative of 25 archival photo prints captures the emotional essence of the famous and forgotten stories of the battlefields of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County.

Selections from the Collections: Inuit Art. Prints and sculptures from the Arctic Circle. Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Sunday (March 6).

Chiwaukee Prairie Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Kenosha Public Museum. This exhibit is a photo journal of the preservation of Chiwaukee Prairie State Natural Area located in Kenosha County. 

Theater 

Carthage College presents “The Revolutionists” 7:30 p.m., Wartburg Theater, 2001 Alford Dr. Tickets $8-14. 

Potpourri 

Postcards, The Battle For Women’s Suffrage: Fighting For The Right To Vote, (presented by Kenosha Public Library and the Kenosha History Center), Northside Library Lobby, 1500 27th Ave. Through March 31. 

5 for 5 February to benefit Kenosha Little Libraries, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Studio Moonfall, 5031 7th Ave. 

Family

Preschool Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m., Northside Library Children’s Area, 1500 27th Ave. 

FRIDAY, March 4 

Music 

Flat Creek Highway (Bluegrass/Americana), 7-10 p.m., Public Craft Brewing, 628 58th St.

Roger Randle & Company (R&B, jazz), 9 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave.

Smith-Nelson Project, 8-11 p.m., Gordon’s Sports Bar & Grill, 5703 6th Ave.

Matt and Sadie (acoustic), 6 p.m., Coins, 1714 52nd St.

Matt and Sadie at Coins

Theater

Carthage College presents “The Revolutionists” 7:30 p.m., Wartburg Theater, 2001 Alford Dr. Tickets $8-14.  

Art

Featured Artists Exhibit: Dean Habegger, JKalani and Kimberly Johnson, Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace, 4601 Sheridan Rd. Mixed media, abstract paintings, metal sculptures and jewelry. Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (An opening reception is set for March 12).

V Crushable exhibit at the H. F. Johnson Gallery, Carthage College campus, 2001 Alford Dr. Sculptures and paintings created by Noah Kashiani and Kelly Reaves, Noon-8 p.m. (through March 11). Free. 

Scared Scars, Shadowed Ground – Battlefield Photographs by Larry Stuart, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave. This visual narrative of 25 archival photo prints captures the emotional essence of the famous and forgotten stories of the battlefields of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County.

Selections from the Collections: Inuit Art. Prints and sculptures from the Arctic Circle. Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Sunday (March 6).

Chiwaukee Prairie Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Kenosha Public Museum. This exhibit is a photo journal of the preservation of Chiwaukee Prairie State Natural Area located in Kenosha County.

Potpourri

Postcards, The Battle For Women’s Suffrage: Fighting For The Right To Vote, (presented by Kenosha Public Library and the Kenosha History Center), Northside Library Lobby, 1500 27th Ave. Through March 31. 

Family

Preschool Story Time, 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m., Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave.

Friday Fun Day for Families with Children: Games, crafts, building toys, and tech. 1-3 p.m. Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave.

Teen Craft: Lanyard Sewing, 4-5 p.m., Southwest Library 7979 38th St. Make your own lanyard using one of our sewing machines. This quick and easy project is perfect for beginners. Registration required. 

Beggars Banquet at The Brat Stop

SATURDAY, March 5

Music 

Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute), 8:30 p.m., Brat Stop, 12304 75th St. $10. 

Eponymous and Midnight Crow, 8 p.m., Fusion, 5014 7th Ave. $10. 

Mountains on the Moon (psychedelic funk/jam band), 8-11 p.m. Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 

Stu the Piano Guy, 8-11 p.m., The Boat House Pub & Eatery, 4917 7th Ave. 

Severio Mancieri, 8 p.m., Rustic Road, 5706 6th Ave. 

Karaoke Kickback, 7 p.m.-midnight, Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St. 

Eponymous at Fusion

Art 

Featured Artists Exhibit: Dean Habegger, JKalani and Kimberly Johnson, Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace, 4601 Sheridan Rd. Mixed media, abstract paintings, metal sculptures and jewelry. Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (An opening reception is set for March 12).

V Crushable exhibit at the H. F. Johnson Gallery, Carthage College campus, 2001 Alford Dr. Sculptures and paintings created by Noah Kashiani and Kelly Reaves, Noon-8 p.m. (Through March 11). Free. 

Scared Scars, Shadowed Ground – Battlefield Photographs by Larry Stuart, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave. This visual narrative of 25 archival photo prints captures the emotional essence of the famous and forgotten stories of the battlefields of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County.

Selections from the Collections: Inuit Art. Prints and sculptures from the Arctic Circle. Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Sunday (March 6).

Chiwaukee Prairie Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Kenosha Public Museum. This exhibit is a photo journal of the preservation of Chiwaukee Prairie State Natural Area located in Kenosha County.

“The Revolutionists” at Carthage College

Theater

Carthage College presents “The Revolutionists” 7:30 p.m., Wartburg Theater, 2001 Alford Dr. Tickets $8-14. 

Potpourri

HarborMarket Indoor Season, 9-1 p.m., Kenosha Union Club, 3030 39th Ave. 

Kenosha Public Market Indoor Season, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Vault, 625 57th St. 

Postcards, The Battle For Women’s Suffrage: Fighting For The Right To Vote, (presented by Kenosha Public Library and the Kenosha History Center), Northside Library Lobby, 1500 27th Ave. Through March 31. 

Family

Tails N Tales Read with a Dog! 10-11 a.m., Northside Library Activities room, 1500 27th Ave. Sign up for a 15-minute reading session with one of the certified reading education assistance dogs from Kenosha’s Dogs of Endearment. To register, call Youth & Family Services, 262-564-6150.

SUNDAY, March 6

Music 

Open Mic with Daniel Thompson and his 3AM Saints, 4-8 p.m., Fusion, 5014 7th Ave. 

Cy’s Piano Jams, 4-7 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 

Postcards, The Battle For Women’s Suffrage: Fighting For The Right To Vote

Potpourri 

Postcards, The Battle For Women’s Suffrage: Fighting For The Right To Vote, (presented by Kenosha Public Library and the Kenosha History Center), Northside Library Lobby, 1500 27th Ave. Through March 31. 

5 for 5 February to benefit Kenosha Little Libraries, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Studio Moonfall, 5031 7th Ave.

To submit an event for Kenosha.com’s Calendar, please email [email protected] and be sure to include contact information.

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