Kenosha Calendar: A weekend full of music, comedy and more

Betsy Ade & The Well-Known Strangers performing Saturday at 58 Below
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.

Top Events in Kenosha this Weekend: 

Betsy Ade & The Well-Known Strangers w/ Spare Animals at 58 Below

Betsy Ade & The Well-Known Strangers with special guests Spare Animals

BAWKS, the popular cello-infused alternative pop/rock band includes Betsy Ade (lead vocals, guitar), Joe Adamek (guitars), Cameron Fair (cello, keyboards), John Kulas (bass guitar), Scott Fox (percussion), and newest member Miss B Haven (piano, vocals) have released five CDs and are currently working on their sixth CD “Dawn.”

7:30 p.m. Saturday (March 26)

58 Below, 504 58th St.

Cover: $10

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SRIM Fest at The Brat Stop

SRIM Fest (Smooth Riders Indoor Music Fest)

Annual fest featuring 45+ bands of all genres on 4 stages and 35+ vendors.

8 p.m. Friday (March 25), 4 p.m. Saturday (March 26). Alll ages until 9:30 both nights.

The Brat Stop, 12304 75th St.

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

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Maple Syrup Hikes at Petrifying Springs County Park

Maple Syrup Hikes at Pets (organized by Pringle Nature Center)

March is maple syrup season, come learn about how maple syrup is produced and taste Pringle’s own syrup.

10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Saturday (March 26)

Petrifying Springs County Park

Tickets: $6 per person or $4.50 for Friends of Pringle; pre-registration required for all participants over 2 years old

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Out in Public comedy show at PUBLIC Craft Brewing

Crimson Jester Productions presents Out In Public  comedy show with musical guest Spirit Shakers

The lineup includes comedians Matty Field, Carly Malison, Jordan Pauley, Drew Flagge, Gary Zajackowski, and headlining is the ever amazing Ton Johnson with host Ricky Madeja

Friday (March 25)

PUBLIC Craft Brewing, 628 58th St.

Tickets $15 at the door only.

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Pat McCurdy at Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside

Pat McCurdy

Music, comedy, audience participation with an iconic Milwaukee entertainer and crowd favorite.

7:30 p.m. Friday

Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside, 5125 6th Ave.

$10 cover

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Heads Up

Tickets are on sale now for An Evening with Jeffrey Foucault  at the Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St. with a full band including Jeremy Moses Curtis (Booker T) on bass and pedal steel great Eric Heywood (Pretenders) as well as Minnesota songsmith Erik Koskinen. Foucault’s tour is stopping in the Midwest as a tribute to his Wisconsin roots. Table seating is sold out, but reserved ($25) and general admission tickets are still available.

The Lineup

THURSDAY, March 24 

Music 

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

“Constellations” at Carthage College

Theater

Carthage Theater Department presents “Constellations,” 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences, lower level, 2001 Alford Dr. Tickets $14 general admission, $10 seniors 55+, $8 for students (Carthage staff and students free). 

Art 

“All Visual Faculties Intact”  opening reception, 3:30-6:30 p.m. H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art featuring relief prints, sculptural installations, digital photography and illustration, video, and large-scale paintings created by faculty members. Gallery hours: Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Extended hours 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. (Through April 22). Free.

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 noon-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 

Kenosha Public Library presents ​​Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument Tour (virtual), 6-7 p.m. Susan Philpott of the National Park Service shares the story of Alice Paul’s political savvy and the National Woman’s Party’s transgressive, confrontational tactics in support of woman suffrage. 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). 

Camouflage is Cool at the Uptown Library

Family 

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

Camouflage is Cool STEAM activity for kids ages 5-12, Uptown Library, 2419 63rd St., 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

FRIDAY, March 25 

Music 

Pat McCurdy, 7:30 p.m., Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside, 5125 6th Ave., $10 cover 

3 Wheel Drive (Americana), 8 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave.

SRIM Fest, 45+ bands on 4 stages and 35+ vendors, 8 p.m. Friday (March 25), 4 p.m. Saturday (March 26. Alll ages until 9:30 both nights. Brat Stop, 12304 75th St. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 

Theater 

Carthage Theater Department presents “Constellations,” 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre (in the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences, lower level), 2001 Alford Dr. Tickets $14 general admission, $10 seniors 55+, $8 for students (Carthage staff and students free). 

“All Visual Faculties Intact” at H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art, Carthage College

Art 

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

“All Visual Faculties Intact”  H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art featuring relief prints, sculptural installations, digital photography and illustration, video, and large-scale paintings created by faculty members. Gallery hours: Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Extended hours 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. (Through April 22). Free.

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 

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). 

Artsy Afternoons at Kenosha Public Museum

Family 

Preschool Storytime, 9:30-10 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. 

Kenosha Public Museum Artsy Afternoons creative program for kids ages 5-6 2-3 p.m.; ages 7-120 at 3-4:30 p.m. Contact the Museum, 262-653-4140. 

SATURDAY, March 26 

Music 

The Roundabouts (Americana) 8-11 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave.

SRIM Fest (Smooth Riders Indoor Music Fest), 8 p.m. Friday (March 25), 4 p.m. Saturday (March 26). Brat Stop, 12304 75th St. All ages until 9:30 p.m. both nights. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 

Theater 

Carthage Theater Department presents “Constellations,” 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences, lower level, 2001 Alford Dr. Tickets $14 general admission, $10 seniors 55+, $8 for students (Carthage staff and students free). 

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 noon-5 p.m. (Through April 24) 

“All Visual Faculties Intact”  H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art featuring relief prints, sculptural installations, digital photography and illustration, video, and large-scale paintings created by faculty members. Gallery hours: Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Extended hours 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. (Through April 22). Free.

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

Uptown/Lincoln Park/Brass Community Cleanup, 8 a.m.-noon, meet at 2227 63rd St. Donations of garbage bags and gloves accepted.

HarborMarket Indoor Season, 9 a.m.-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. 

Kenosha Yacht Club Murder Mystery interactive show and dinner, 5-9 p.m., KYC Bar & Grille, 5130 4th Ave., $75 (sold out). 

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). 

SUNDAY, March 27 

Music 

Carthage Wind Orchestra concert, 2 p.m., A. F. Siebert Chapel, 2001 Alford Dr. Free. 

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, Fusion, 5014 7th Ave. 

50th Annual Districtwide Student Art Show at Kenosha Public 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, 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. 

Garden Rock Painting, 3 p.m., Fusion, 5014 7th Ave. 

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). 

Workshop: Civil War Era Photography, 1-3:30 p.m., Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave., Learn about the origins of photography, how to identify various types and unique aspects of each type, how to properly care for each type of image, collectibles, techniques to identify the subjects, how to tell originals from fakes, and more. $15-30. Register HERE.

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