Kenosha Calendar: A weekend full of family fun, theater, music and more

Family Fun Fest, four KUSD Theater options among the highlights
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 things to do in Kenosha this weekend:

Family Fun Fest: The Quest for Fun, co-hosted by Uptown Library, Kenosha LIteracy Council and PlaySpace Kenosha.

1-4 p.m., Saturday (April 2)

Uptown Neighborhood Library, 2419 63rd St.

The event’s theme is Quest For Fun with activities for kids and adults including pool noodle jousting, creating a family crest, and decorating crowns, along with plenty of selfie opportunities and a food truck.

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Lunde Presents “Rock the Vote”

Lunde Presents “Rock the Vote”

7 p.m., Friday (April 1)

Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St.

Kenosha County’s Youth In Governance Representatives and Lunde Ent. for a night of incredible music, tacos by Pedro’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine, and important voter information for Kenosha County’s Spring Election April 5. The musical lineup includes the official debut of three new artists, Tyson Delacy, Lunde side project Buy American and Joey Belotti & The Change Machine. No cover.

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Ryan Kahl and Grant Winkels at PUBLIC Craft Brewing

Stand-up Comedians Ryan Kahl and Grant Winkels

8 p.m. Saturday (April 2)

PUBLIC Craft Brewing, 628 58th St.

Tickets $10

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Globe at Night

8:30-9:30 p.m. Friday (April 1)

Simmons Library Park

This international citizen science project involves the public measuring and collecting night sky brightness observations. KPL has created circulating kits to aid local Citizen Scientists, with special guests from the Hawthorn Hollow Schoolyard Observatory. (This outdoor program will be held the following night if cloud cover is more than 40% at dusk).

Registration is required.

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KUSD Theater Arts

KUSD Fine Arts presents a full slate of shows this weekend:

A Year With Frog and Toad

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday (March 31-April 2)

Tremper High School Auditorium, 8560 26th Ave.

Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

Tickets $13 for general admission, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff.

Ain’t Misbehavin’

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday (March 31-April 3)

Bradford High School Auditorium, 3700 Washington Rd.

The cast sings and dances to the music of the inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller who rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club.

Tickets $13 for general admission, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

Seussical the Musical

7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (April 1-2) and 2 p.m. Sunday (April 3)

Indian Trail High School, 6800 60th St.

Tickets $13 for general admission, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff.

Bright Star

7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (April 1-2) and 2 p.m. Sunday (April 3)

Harborside Academy, 913 57th St.

Inspired by a true story, Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s.

Tickets $13 for general admission, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff.

Chaine de Gitane

The Lineup

THURSDAY, March 31

Music

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

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

Sophie Shulman, 5-8 p.m., 1844 Table & Mash at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom, 5706 8th Ave. 

Carthage Treble Choir, Vivace Treble Choir, and Concert Women’s Choir at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the A. F. Siebert Chapel, 2001 Alford Dr. Free. 

Art 

Featured Artists Exhibit (Opening day) with mixed media artist Terry Evans, acrylic painter Kristie Matteau, and fused glass artists George and Ann Rowe. Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace, 4601 Sheridan Rd. Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Through April 24, opening reception April 9)

“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)

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. 

“A Year With Frog and Toad” at Tremper

Theater 

KUSD Theatre Arts presents A Year With Frog and Toad, 7:30 p.m., Tremper High School Auditorium, 8560 26th Ave. Tickets $13 for general admission, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

KUSD Theatre Arts presents Ain’t Misbehavin’,  7:30 p.m., Bradford High School Auditorium, 3700 Washington Rd. Tickets $13 for general admission, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

Potpourri 

LaMacchia Travel Agency Honeymoon Night at Upper East, 622 58th St., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fun games, unique cocktails and delicious appetizers from aroundthe world. One lucky engaged couple will win a three-night stay for two at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana!

Create @theSpace Open Stage night,  7 p.m. open space to work and share projects. Music starts at 8 p.m. Donations welcome. 

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. (Final day). 

Family

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

Pull That String drop-in string art craft event, 5-6 p.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. Ages 5-12. 

Peep-o-Rama diorama display, Southwest Library 7979 38th Ave. 

Rust Belt at Public Craft Brewing

FRIDAY, April 1 

Music 

Rust Belt, 8 p.m., Public Craft Brewing, 628 58th St. No cover. 

Chaine de Gitane, 9 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 

Lunde Presents Rock the Vote, 7 p.m., Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St. Featuring Tyson Delacy, Buy American (Lunde side project), and Joey Belotti & the Change Machine. No cover.

Trip, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Kenosha Moose Lodge Family Center, 3003 30th Ave. 

Trip at Kenosha Moose Lodge Family Center

Art 

Featured Artists Exhibit (Opening day) with mixed media artist Terry Evans, acrylic painter Kristie Matteau, and fused glass artists George and Ann Rowe. Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace, 4601 Sheridan Rd. Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Through April 24, opening reception April 9).

“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) 

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. 

“Bright Star” at Harborside Academy

Theater 

KUSD Theatre Arts presents A Year With Frog and Toad, 7:30 p.m., Tremper High School Auditorium, 8560 26th Ave. Tickets $13 for general admission, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

KUSD Theatre Arts presents Bright Star, 7:30 p.m. Harborside Academy, 913 57th St. Tickets $13 for general admission, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

KUSD Theatre Arts presents Ain’t Misbehavin’,  7:30 p.m., Bradford High School Auditorium, 3700 Washington Rd. Tickets $13 for general admission, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

Seussical the Musical, 7:30 p.m., Indian Trail High School, 6800 60th St. Tickets $13 for general admission, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

The Wild Midwest and other Short Films at UW-Parkside

Potpourri

Piasecki Funeral Home is holding its Death Cafe from 8 to 9 a.m. at Common Grounds, 5159 Sixth Ave. The Death Café is free and open to individuals who want to share their perspectives and questions about mortality.

Stand-up Comedians Ryan Kahl and Grant Winkels 8 p.m., Public Craft Brewing, 628 58th St. Tickets $10. 

Globe at Night citizen science project, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Simmons Library Park 

The Wild Midwest and other Short Films: Student Films Premiere, 6-7 p.m., The Rita, Avenue of the Arts Drive. UW-Parkside will showcase a full lineup of short films, and behind-the-scenes footage created by Racine Video Production Workshop students (grades 6-12). The event also includes a student panel and reception. Free. 

Annual Carthage spring dance concert, “Away from the Mirror” 7:30 p.m., Wartburg Theatre, 2001 Alford Dr. Tickets $14 general public, $10 senior citizens, $8 students. 

Family 

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

Friday Fun Day, 1-3 p.m. Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. with games, crafts, building toys, and tech. 

Peep-o-Rama diorama display, Southwest Library 7979 38th Ave. 

Nix Slate at 58 Below

SATURDAY, April 2 

Music 

Rough Cut, 8 p.m., Rustic Road, 5706 6th Ave. 

Empty Bottle Boys and One Shot Jane, 8 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 

Nix Slate and Carter & Co w/ Sid Simo, Benefit for Greg O’Leary, 58 Below, 504 58th St. 

Boys and Toys, Benefit for Eugene Capelli,  4-7 p.m.The Clubhouse, 2621 30th Ave., $5. 

Art 

Slow Art Day: Marc Chagall’s Daphnis et Gnathon, 2-3 p.m., Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. This is a global event to help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. One day each year people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants will gather to look at a work of art for 20 minutes, followed by a discussion. Free.

Sensory Friendly Day, 9-10 a.m., Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave.Sensory Friendly Days are designed to give visitors of all ages with complex developmental disabilities, sensory sensitivities, or on the autism spectrum a safe, comfortable environment to explore the museum exhibits during special hours before the museum opens to the general public. 

Featured Artists Exhibit at Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace

Featured Artists Exhibit (Opening day) with mixed media artist Terry Evans, acrylic painter Kristie Matteau, and fused glass artists George and Ann Rowe. Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace, 4601 Sheridan Rd. Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Through April 24, opening reception April 9).

“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) 

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. 

“Seussical the Musical” at Indian Trail

Theater 

KUSD Theatre Arts presents Ain’t Misbehavin’,  7:30 p.m., Bradford High School Auditorium, 3700 Washington Rd. Tickets $13 for general admission, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff.

KUSD Theatre Arts presents A Year With Frog and Toad, 7:30 p.m., Tremper High School Auditorium, 8560 26th Ave. Tickets $13 for general admission, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

KUSD Theatre Arts presents Bright Star, 7:30 p.m. Harborside Academy, 913 57th St. Tickets $13 for general admission, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

Seussical the Musical, 7:30 p.m., Indian Trail High School, 6800 60th St. Tickets $13 for general admission, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

Potpourri

Annual Carthage spring dance concert, “Away from the Mirror” 7:30 p.m., Wartburg Theatre, 2001 Alford Dr. Tickets $14 general public, $10 senior citizens, $8 students. 

Durkee Mansion Tours, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 6501 3rd Ave. Free (donations 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. 

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

Peep-o-Rama diorama display, Southwest Library 7979 38th Ave. 

SUNDAY, April 3 

Music 

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

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

Art

Featured Artists Exhibit (Opening day) with mixed media artist Terry Evans, acrylic painter Kristie Matteau, and fused glass artists George and Ann Rowe. Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace, 4601 Sheridan Rd. Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Through April 24, opening reception April 9).

“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)

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. 

“Ain’t Misbehavin'” at Bradford

Theater 

KUSD Theatre Arts presents Bright Star, 2 p.m. Harborside Academy, 913 57th St. Tickets $13 for general admission, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

KUSD Theatre Arts presents Seussical the Musical, 2 p.m., Indian Trail High School, 6800 60th St. Tickets $13 for general admission, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

KUSD Theatre Arts presents Ain’t Misbehavin’,  7:30 p.m., Bradford High School Auditorium, 3700 Washington Rd. Tickets $13 for general admission, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

Potpourri 

Durkee Mansion Tours, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 6501 3rd Ave. Free (donations accepted). 

“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is just one of many creative “Peep-o-Rama” entries at the Southwest Library.
PHOTO: LAURA MARRAN

Family 

Peep-o-Rama diorama display, Southwest Library 7979 38th Ave. 

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.

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