Kenosha Calendar: Top things to do this weekend

After the St. Patrick's Day festivities, there are plenty of options
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.

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St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

Thursday (March 17) 8 a.m.-midnight

Ashling on the Lough, 125 56th St.

Milwaukee Irish Dance Co. (6 p.m.-midnight), Irish menu all day.

Info: Ashling on the Lough

Vernal Equinox Candlelight Hike at Pringle Nature Center

Vernal Equinox Night Hike

7-8:30 p.m. Friday (March 18)

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave.

This self-guided, candlelit night hike begins at the nature center and celebrates the beginning of spring. Registration is required, Tickets $6.

Registration and info: Pringle Nature Center

50th Annual Districtwide Student Art Show

50th Annual Districtwide Student Art Show Opening

Friday (March 18 ) to April 24

Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave.

The exhibit of student artwork is free and open to the public during normal museum hours:Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: 12-5 p.m.

Info: KUSD Facebook

UW-Parkside Jazz Week

This week through Saturday (March 14-19)

Bedford Concert Hall at The Rita, Parkside Campus

Remaining concerts this week include: Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society, The Bad Plus, Parkside Jazz Faculty, Parkside Jazz Ensemble with special guests from area high schools. Tickets range from free to $10.

Info: Parkside Jazz Week

Kids & Family Expo! Camping Under the Stars

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (March 19)

Pleasant Prairie RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace

This free event highlights the RecPlex Summer Camp Program and offers 40+ different family-oriented vendors, activities and food throughout the fieldhouse

Info: Kids & Family Expo

Medical Weekend at the Civil War Museum

Medical Weekend

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday (March 19) and noon-4 p.m. Sunday (March 20)

Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave.

Join the 17th Corps Field Hospital, the largest Civil War Medical unit in the Midwest, for activities and demonstrations including surgical demonstrations, instruments, Interactive displays including “Touch the Artifacts,” learning about the roles of  professionals from pharmacists to nurses and even undertakers, as well as how diseases impacted the troops. Free.

Info: Civil War Museum and 17th Corps Field Hospital.

The Lineup

THURSDAY, March 17 

Music 

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

Art 

Featured Artists Exhibit, Dean Habegger, JKalani and Kimberly Johnson. Mixed media, abstract paintings, metal sculptures and jewelry. Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace, 4601 Sheridan Rd. Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sacred Scars, Shadowed Ground – Battlefield Photographs by Larry Stuart, noon.-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. 

Create @theSpace Open Stage Thursdays

Potpourri 

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. 

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 8 a.m.-midnight, Irish food all day, Milwaukee Irish Dancers 6 p.m.-midnight, Ashling on the Lough, 125 56th St. 

Create @theSpace Open Stage night, 7 p.m. open space to work and share projects. Music starts at 8 p.m. Donations welcome. Kenosha Creative Space, 624 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 Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. 

Oscar Green at Fusion

FRIDAY, March 18 

Oscar Green, 9 p.m., Fusion, 5014 7th Ave., $10

Mykal Bass & the Delivery Men (eclectic mix Alt rock), 9 p.m. Union Park Tavern, 4520 7th Ave. 

Art 

50th Annual Districtwide Student Art Show, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Free and open to the public during normal museum hours: Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: 12-5 p.m. (Through April 24) 

Featured Artists Exhibit, Dean Habegger, JKalani and Kimberly Johnson. Mixed media, abstract paintings, metal sculptures and jewelry. Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace, 4601 Sheridan Rd. Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sacred 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. 

Comedy Night @theSpace

Potpourri 

Comedy Open Mic presented by Crimson Jester Productions and hosted by Jordan Pauley, 8 p.m. (sign up 7:30 p.m.), Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St. 

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. 

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. 

Would You Kindly? Shamrock Celebration at Rustic Road Brewing Company

SATURDAY, March 19 

Music 

Poor Pauly with Revolution and Wunderlich, 8 p.m., The Brat Stop, 12304 75th St.

Frank Falduto & his Pattio Daddi-O’s (blues) 8-11 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave.

Would You Kindly? Shamrock Celebration, 8-11 p.m., Rustic Road Brewing Co., 5706 6th Ave.

Plant & Sip – Succulent Bar at PUBLIC Craft Brewing with Forrest Farms

Art 

Plant & Sip – Succulent Bar hosted by Forrest Farms, 6 to 8 p.m., PUBLIC Craft Brewing, 628 58th St. Tickets $60 (advance ticket purchase is required). Each ticket includes: your first beer, container for your arrangement, four succulents (each 2″) and top dress (moss, stones, etc.). Groups of four or more will be entered into a raffle for a succulent arrangement worth $100.

Spooky Jill Zgorzelski Art Opening, 6 p.m., Fusion, 5014 7th Ave. 

50th Annual Districtwide Student Art Show, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Free and open to the public during normal museum hours: Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: 12-5 p.m. (Through April 24) 

Featured Artists Exhibit, Dean Habegger, JKalani and Kimberly Johnson. Mixed media, abstract paintings, metal sculptures and jewelry. Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace, 4601 Sheridan Rd. Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sacred 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. 

Wine Around the World at the Anderson Arts Center

Potpourri 

Wine Around the World wine tasting and fundraiser, 6-8 p.m., Anderson Arts Center, 6603 3rd Ave. Tickets $35. 

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. 

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. 

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). 

Young History Heroes Story Time at the Civil War Museum

Family 

Young History Heroes Story Time: “The Story of the H.L. Hunley & Queenie’s Coin” by Fran Hawk, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave.

Baby Ball Bonanza, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Northside Library Children’s Area, 1500 27th Ave. Activities for infants include a ball pit, ball drop games, and all kinds of balls for some fun sensory experiences. 

SUNDAY, March 20 

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, 5400 1st Ave. 

Sacred Scars Shadowed Ground at the Civil War Museum

Art 

50th Annual Districtwide Student Art Show, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Free and open to the public during normal museum hours: Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: 12-5 p.m. (Through April 24) 

Featured Artists Exhibit, Dean Habegger, JKalani and Kimberly Johnson. Mixed media, abstract paintings, metal sculptures and jewelry. Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace, 4601 Sheridan Rd. Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sacred 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. 

Potpourri 

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. 

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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