Kenosha Calendar: Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit Saturday at the Pets Biergarten

Leprechaun & Lederhosen 0.1K "Run" kicks off a full day of festivities
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.

This week’s highlights run the gamut from the all-things-Kenosha Home & Health Expo, to a showcase of hard work and resilience at KUSD Orchestra Fest to “the least athletic” sporting event ever. That’s quite a lineup!

Best Bet

Billed as the “least athletic, most fun event ever,” the Leprechaun and Lederhosen 0.1K Beer Run and after party is back at the Petrifying Springs Biergarten, 5555 7th St. on Saturday (March 12) from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

The St. Patrick’s Day edition of the beer “run” is hosted by The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha and the Pets Biergarten, and presented by Heating & Cooling Solutions and CJW Inc.

“The response to the event has been great,” said Biergarten co-owner Michael Grab. “I think this time of year everyone is looking for an opportunity to get out of the house. We just happen to have an amazing opportunity and event with our .1K Leprechaun and Lederhosen run.

“This time of year gives us all a little hope that spring is somewhere just around the corner! Just today I was setting up at the Biergarten and was reminded of what it means to so many others. I must have been stopped about 10 times by regulars passing by and telling me how excited they are for us to open for the season and so are we!”

The event kicks off at 9 a.m. when the Biergarten opens for registration and the VIP Breakfast  and CJ Double DJs start their full day of entertainment before passing the baton to the live bands later.

The race “stumbles off” at 10 a.m. A heated tent courtesy of Heating & Cooling Solutions LLC as well as beverages and food trucks will be available throughout the day. Offerings include a bratwurst reuben.

The Cashel Academy of Irish Dance will perform at noon, a live bagpiper will also be on hand. Live music starts at 6 p.m. with the Big Style Brass Band.

Big Style Brass Band

Yes, whatever the weather brings, the show will go on. A large heated tent will be set up for the after party.

For those who can’t wait to get started, the Biergarten will be open Friday night (March 11) from 4-11 p.m.

Run registration and more information are available online. Tickets are not required for the Biergarten, only the run and VIP breakfast.

In addition to the 0.1K “Run,” there will be live music, bonfires, beer and food at the Biergarten.

The event is a nice segue into the season, right around the corner.

“Things to look forward to this season include Growlers To-Go of our delicious beer, some great new music acts and a new event that is sure to be a hit,” Grab said. 

Top Picks

Kenosha Unified School’s Orchestra Fest, set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday (March 12) is once again a sell-out, with good reason. Not only does the event showcase the gifts of the district’s talented students and staff, it also brings a guest conductor with an amazing story to Kenosha. Remote viewing tickets are available for $5. 

This year’s guest conductor is Soon Hee Newbold, a native of Seoul, Korea, and adopted as an infant and brought to the US. By the time she was 5 years old, Newbold played piano and soon picked up the violin. She went on to a brilliant career as a soloist and in professional orchestras throughout the world. 

Soon Hee Newbold

Newbold’s story includes her vast array of talents even outside the performance field. Once an intern in AIDS and Cancer research at the National Institute of Health in Ft. Detrick, Md., Newbold has worked for Walt Disney World as a contractor, stage manager, and professional musician  She also produced albums and wrote for many recording projects and ensembles. 

Recently, Newbold wrote the song “Endless Dreams” dedicated to those affected by Huntington’s disease, after her mother was stricken by the terminal disease. 

Newbold currently works in Southern California with her husband. She is involved in many film, television, and commercial projects as a producer, actress, composer, and musician. As an actress, Soon Hee expanded her experiences to film and television. She got her first break in the film, “The Waterboy,” starring Adam Sandler, and first television role in the family comedy, “Camp Tanglefoot.” 

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“Jazzy American Moods” at Reuther Central High School

It’s a music-rich weekend for symphony fans as the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra returns with “Jazzy American Moods” 7:30 p.m. Saturday (March 12) at Reuther Central High School’s Ralph J. Houghton Performance Center, 913 57th St. Featured artist is Canadian pianist Winston Choi, head of the piano program at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts and a prolific recording artist. He is known for his vibrant and interactive performance style.

Tickets are $30 for the general public, free for 17-an-under. College students with ID are also admitted free. 

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The 2022 Kenosha Expo Health & Home Show, a family-friendly & informative opportunity to meet Kenosha area businesses and organization, is set for 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday (March 12-13) at UW-Parkside’s Frank J. Petretti Fieldhouse, 4000 Petrifying Springs Rd.

From local businesses, Miss Kenosha Jenna Zeihen, food vendors including DeRango’s Pizza and Nothing Bundt Cakes, the Expo truly has something for everyone.

2022 Kenosha Expo Health & Home Show

The Expo’s demonstration area will feature Kenosha Police Department K9 Unit, Kenosha Academy of Performing Arts, Kenosha YMCA and EMs Dance Center with more to be announced. The popular K9 Riggs will appear 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Kenosha Community Health Fair, presented by Aurora Medical Center, includes interactive services and health screenings free to Expo visitors, including free screenings for depression, anxiety, ADHD, and child-related disorders, trigger point findings and physical, occupational, and speech therapy screenings for children.

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In honor of International Women’s Day, Blue House Books will be featuring four accomplished local female authors 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (March 12) at the indie book store, 5915 6th Ave. A. 

Visitors to the shop can meet the authors, hear about their journey in writing, and have the opportunity to purchase their books and have them signed.

Author visits at Blue House Books.

11 a.m.: Maggie Smith, a Milwaukee-based author, has her debut novel, “Truth and Other Lies,” which was just released Tuesday.

Noon: Meg Bonney, a Kenosha native and author of the young adult fantasy series “Everly.” The first two books in the trilogy, “Everly” and “Rosewood Burning” are available now and the final installment will be released later this year.

1 p.m.: Greta Kelly, the local author of “The Frozen Crown”, and its recently released sequel, “The Seventh Queen.”

2 p.m.: Hannah Morrissey, a Racine-based author, who released her debut novel “Hello, Transcriber” just last year, with her second novel in the series, “The Widowmaker,” set to release later this year. 

Day Tripper

After a two-year hiatus, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, returns to Downtown Milwaukee Saturday (March 12), beginning at noon. The parade steps off on W. Wisconsin Avenue at N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (formerly Old World Third Street), and ends at Water Street and Highland Avenue. 

The 54th St. Patrick’s Day Parade is sponsored by the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin

“We are thrilled to bring the St. Patrick’s Day Parade back to downtown’s streets and celebrate our city’s rich Irish heritage,” said parade director Mike Boyle. “After a few years away, we are planning a very special event and know families will be delighted to see the return of one of Milwaukee’s favorite traditions.” 

Heads Up 

KPL’s Uptown Neighborhood Library, Kenosha Literacy Council, & PlaySpace Kenosha announced that they are teaming up to create the Inaugural Family Fun Fest, set for Saturday, April 2 from 1-4 p.m. Come try out archery and jousting skills, dine in the mess hall, and get knighted by the Queen. More details will be available in coming weeks. 

Tickets are now on sale for An Evening with Jeffrey Foucault, set for 7:30 p.m. April 6 at the Rhode Center for the Arts. Singer/songwriter Foucault is a Wisconsin native who brings his nationwide tour to the Midwest in honor of his roots. He’ll be performing his American folk/roots rock/country music with a full band and Minnesota songsmith Erik Koskinen will open the show. Tickets are $20-25 or $120 for 4 seats at a front-row table with bar service. 

Sophie Shulman at The 1844 Table & Mash, The Stella Hotel & Ballroom

The Lineup 

THURSDAY, March 10 

Music 

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

The Rhythm Dogs Blues Jam, 8 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave.

Sophie Shulman (classical and jazz guitar) 5-10 p.m., The 1844 Table & Mash, The Stella Hotel & Ballroom, 5706 8th Ave. 

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. (Opening reception Saturday, 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.

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

Old Weird America: When Voting Was A Crime: Susan B. Anthony, Victoria Woodhull, and the Election Of 1872, 6-7 p.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. In-person and virtual (no registration required for in-person event). 

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 Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. 

Kidding Around Yoga, 4:30-5:15 p.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. Registration required. 

FRIDAY, March 11 

Music

The Rotten Bros Trio (alternative acoustic rock), 9 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave.

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. (Opening Reception Saturday March 12).

Final day: 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. 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.

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. 

Movie Night at Kenosha Fusion

Potpourri 

Public Build for Sleep in Heavenly Peace, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Bane-Nelson, 4019 43rd St. Up to  50 volunteers are needed to build beds, instruction will be provided. Children 12-17 are welcomed. Kids 12-15 must have direct parental supervision. Older teens 16 and 17 can work on their own with parents permission. Sign-up and required forms are available online. 

Movie Night, 8:30 and 11 p.m., Fusion, 5014 7th Ave. The movie selection will remain a mystery until showtime! Free. 

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

Family Fun Day: Games, crafts, building toys, and tech. 1-3 p.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. 

Family Game Night: Come revisit old games that you know and explore new ones, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Uptown Library, 2419 63rd St. 

Teen Space: Tabletop games, video games, fun crafts and snacks (for ages 12-19), 4:30-5:30 p.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. Registration required. 

Rok Brigade at The Brat Stop

SATURDAY, March 12 

Music 

Rok Brigade with Kung Fu & Whiskey, 8:30-11 p.m., The Brat Stop, 12304 75th St. Tickets $10. 

Tim & Liam, 8 p.m., Rustic Road, 5706 6th Ave.

Spirit Shakers,  8-11 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave.

Open Jam with Daniel Thompson and His 3 AM Saints, 8 p.m., Fusion, 5014 7th Ave.

KUSD Orchestra Fest, 6:30 p.m., Indian Trail Auditorium, 6800 60th St. (The main event is sold out, remote viewing tickets are available for $5 HERE.

Kenosha Symphony Orchestra, “Jazzy American Moods” 7:30 p.m. Reuther Central High School’s Ralph J. Houghton Performance Center, 913 57th St. with featured artist pianist Winston Choi. Tickets are $30 for the general public, free for ages 17-and-under and college students with ID. 

Opening Reception for the Featured Artists Exhibit at Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace

Art 

Opening Reception for the Featured Artists Exhibit, 6-9 p.m. Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace, 4601 Sheridan Rd.. Meet the artists, Dean Habegger, JKalani and Kimberly Johnson. 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. 

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.

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. 

Lakeshore Pedal Tours

Potpourri 

2022 Kenosha Expo Health & Home Show, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., UW-Parkside’s Frank J. Petretti Fieldhouse, 4000 Petrifying Springs Rd. 

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Simmons Library, 2:30-3:30 p.m., 711 59th Pl. Registration required. 

Lakeshore Pedal Tours St. Patty’s Day Pedal Pub Crawl, available 10 a.m.-10 p.m., starting and ending at Kenosha Yacht Club and stops at local establishments such as Ashling on the Lough, PUBLIC Craft Brewing Co., and more. 

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 

Preschool Lab: Wee D&D, dress up fun and simple activity, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave. 

SUNDAY, March 13 

Music 

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

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

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.

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.

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 Kenosha Expo — Health & Home Show will be celebrating its 31st year March 12-13 at UW-Parkside’s Petretti Fieldhouse.
PHOTO: KENOSHA EXPO

Potpourri 

2022 Kenosha Expo Health & Home Show, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., UW-Parkside’s Frank J. Petretti Fieldhouse, 4000 Petrifying Springs Rd. 

Lakeshore Pedal Tours St. Patty’s Day Pedal Pub Crawl, available 10 a.m.-10 p.m., starting and ending at Kenosha Yacht Club and stops at local establishments such as Ashling on the Lough, PUBLIC Craft Brewing Co., and more. 

Leopold Week Movie, “Green Fire,” 12-1:30 p.m., Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave. Registration required. 

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).

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