Hot Mess Studios will be holding a 1-year Anniversary Celebration Saturday and Sunday.

Kenosha Calendar: Have a messy, good time this weekend at Hot Mess Studios

One-year anniversary celebration set for Saturday and Sunday
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: 

TNT-Chicago at The Brat Stop

TNT-Chicago (AC/DC tribute) with special guests Angry Squirrels

8:30 p.m. Saturday (April 9)

The Brat Stop, 12304 75th St. Cover $10

More information

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Eco-Science Fair at the Kenosha Public Museum

Eco-Science Fair

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (April 9)

Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave.

Celebrate Earth Day with sustainability-themed information booths, hands-on experiential activities, and crafts for all ages, including: Create up-cycled Shrinky Dinks, make seed bombs and pots to attract butterflies, learn to crochet using plastic grocery bags, construct a mini compost bin. KUSD students and guest speakers will present info on environmental challenges, latest research, and paths to a more sustainable future. More information

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Hot Mess Studios 1-year Anniversary

Hot Mess Studios 1-year Anniversary

11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (April 9-10)

Hot Mess Studios, 624 57th St.

Celebrate with walk-in sessions, CCS clients’ art gallery, free “twisted egg” throwing art activity, giant spin art bike and signup for one-on-one art classes.

All funds from walk-in sessions will go to the studio’s future art bus.

More information

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Night Hike at Hawthorn Hollow

Night Hike

6:30 p.m. Friday (April 8)

Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, 880 Green Bay Rd.

Naturalist Kailyn Daum will lead a hike through the night woods. Learn all about the adaptations nocturnal creatures have developed to survive and thrive when the sun goes down, gaze in awe at the night sky, and listen to the songs that fill the woods and fields after dark. This 60-minute outdoor  program is for families and adults (kids under 3 are free).

Registration and tickets required, $11.50 including fees, ages 3 and under free.

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Downtown Kenosha Small Business Bunny Hop

Downtown Kenosha Small Business Bunny Hop

Saturday (April 9)

10-1 p.m. Downtown Kenosha

At each participating business, kids can collect a candy-filled egg, adults receive an egg with a surprise special offer inside. Eggs available while supplies last. The Lakefront Trolley will offer free rides on the event route during the event’s hours and electric streetcars will offer free rides during normal Saturday hours: 10:35 a.m.-6:15 p.m. An event map listing participating merchants is available here.

The Lineup

WEDNESDAY, April 6

Music

An Evening with Jeffrey Foucault with guest Erik Koskinen, 7:30 p.m., Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St. Folk/rock/country/blues artist Foulcault brings his national tour to Kenosha, not far from his native Whitewater. He’ll be playing with his band including musicians who have played with the Pretenders and Booker T. General admission tickets $20 (half-price code KENO sponsored by Kenosha.com). More information 

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

THURSDAY, April 7

Music 

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

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

Art 

Featured Artists Exhibit 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”  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. 

Theater 

KUSD Theatre presents “Nunsense,” 7:30 p.m., Bradford High School Auditorium, 3700 Washington Rd.  Tickets $13 general public, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

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

Carthage Theatre presents  “Big Guns” 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, 2001 Alford Dr. Tickets $14 general admission, $10 senior citizens (55+), $8 general public.

Create @theSpace Open Stage Thursdays

Potpourri 

Shalom Center’s 40th Anniversary Reception and Fundraiser, 5:30- 8 p.m., UW-Parkside Student Center main ballroom, 900 Wood Rd. Tickets $40. 

Create @theSpace Open Stage, 7-11 p.m., Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St. Hosted by Haven Wells. Project work and sharing 7 p.m., music begins at 8 p.m. 

Family 

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

Legos at the Library, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Uptown Neighborhood Library, 2419 63rd St. Build with Legos and display creations at the library. (For families with children ages 5 and up). 

Teen Craft: Needle-felted Peeps, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Southwest Library activities room, 7979 38th Ave. Age 12-19. Registration required. 

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

FRIDAY, April 8 

Music 

Brent Mitchell (acoustic singer songwriter) 9 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 

Art 

Featured Artists Exhibit 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 Saturday April 9).

“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.

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. 

Theater 

KUSD Theatre presents “Seussical,” 7:30 p.m., Indian Trail High School, 6800 60th St.. Tickets $13 general public, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

KUSD Theatre presents “Nunsense,” 7:30 p.m., Bradford High School Auditorium, 3700 Washington Rd.  Tickets $13 general public, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

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

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

Carthage Theatre presents  “Big Guns” 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, 2001 Alford Dr. Tickets $14 general admission, $10 senior citizens  (55+), $8 general public. 

Comedy Night @theSpace

Potpourri 

Comedy Night @theSpace, 7:30 p.m., Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St. Open mic hosted by Jordan Pauley, presented by Crimson Jester Productions. 

Second Friday Lecture Series: The Question Settled by “That Night at Fort Wagner,” noon-1 p.m.  Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave. The presentation explores the origins and importance of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry and its enduring historical importance. Free. 

Globe at Night Live

Globe at Night, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Simmons Library Park, 711 59th Pl., This international citizen science project involves the public measuring and collecting night sky brightness observations.This outdoor program will be held the following night if cloud cover is more than 40% at dusk. Registration required. 

Behind the Scenes Tour of Simmons Library, 2:30-3:30 p.m., 711 59th Pl. Learn about the history of this beautiful building. Due to the historic nature of the Simmons Library, the building is not equipped with a ramp for entrance. This event requires the use of a spiral staircase. Registration required.

Night Hike,6:30 p.m., Hawthorn Hollow, 880 Green Bay Rd. Come experience the wonders of night in the woods of Hawthorn Hollow with naturalist Kailyn Daum (60-minute outdoor program). Tickets $11.50 including fees (kids 3 under 3 are free). Registration required. 

Kenosha Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale noon- 7 p.m., Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave. $5 per bag of books. 

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. 

Game Night for families with children, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Uptown Library, 2419 63rd St. No registration required. 

Teen Space at Northside, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. Assortment of tabletop games, video games, fun crafts, and snacks. Registration required. 

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

SATURDAY, April 9 

Music 

Orange Costanza and Fall Sounds, 8 p.m., Rustic Road, 5706 6th Ave.

TNT Chicago (AC/DC) and Angry Squirrels, 8:30 p.m., Brat Stop, 12304 75th St. $10.

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

Spirit Shakers, 8 p.m., tg’s Restaurant & Pub, 4120 7th Ave.

Indigo Canyon, 9 p.m., Boat House Pub & Eatery, 4917 7th Ave.

A Night of R&B with Public Announcement, 10 p.m., Gordon’s Sports Bar & Grill, 5703 6th Ave. For tickets and info call Gordon’s 262-577-5145.

Carthage Choir, Lincoln Chamber Singers, and Philharmonic, 7:30 p. m. in the A. F. Siebert Chapel, 2001 Alford Dr.

The Chevelles, 7:30 p.m., Wyndham Garden Harborside, 5125 6th Ave., $8.

Opening Reception: Featured Artists Exhibit at Lemon Street Galley and ArtSpace

Art 

Opening Reception: Featured Artists Exhibit, 6-9 p.m. Meet 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. Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Exhibit open 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.

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.

Theater 

KUSD Theatre presents “Seussical,” 7:30 p.m., Indian Trail High School, 6800 60th St.. Tickets $13 general public, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

KUSD Theatre presents “Nunsense,” 2  p.m., Bradford High School Auditorium, 3700 Washington Rd.  Tickets $13 general public, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

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

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

Carthage Theatre presents  “Big Guns” 3 p.m., Studio Theatre, 2001 Alford Dr. Tickets $14 general admission, $10 senior citizens  (55+), $8 general public. 

Kenosha Pride Benefit Show at the Rhode Center for the Arts

Potpourri 

Kenosha Pride Benefit Show, 7 p.m., Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St. Hosted by Dymond Callaway and featuring Miss Kenosha Pride Abigail Beverly Hillz, including raffle, auctions, Kenosha Pride merchandise, concessions and drinks available for purchase. Proceeds go toward the Kenosha Pride Festival. Tickets $5 at the door. 

Hot Mess Studios 1-year Anniversary, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 624 57th St. Celebrate with walk-in sessions, art gallery from CCS clients, free “Twisted Egg” throwing art activity, giant spin art bike and signup for one-on-one art classes. 

Kenosha Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave. $5 per bag of books. 

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 

Eco Science Fair, 11-3 p.m., Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Celebrate Earth Day with sustainability-themed information booths, hands-on experiential activities, and crafts for all ages. Kenosha Unified School District students and guest speakers will be weighing in on some pressing environmental challenges, on cutting-edge research, and on promising paths to a more sustainable future.

SUNDAY, April 10 

Music

Open Mic with Daniel 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. 

Theater

KUSD Theatre presents “Seussical,” 2 p.m., Indian Trail High School Auditorium, 6800 60th St.. Tickets $13 general public, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

KUSD Theatre presents “Nunsense,” 2 p.m., Bradford High School Auditorium, 3700 Washington Rd.  Tickets $13 general public, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff.

Art 

Featured Artists Exhibit 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).

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.  

Hot Mess Studios Anniversary Celebration

Potpourri 

Primavera Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Italian-American Club, 2217 52nd St. All-you-can-eat pasta bar, raffle items, baked goods, goodies for the kids, and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Tickets $10 payable at the door but reservations are STRONGLY recommended. Reservations can be made online or by calling the Italian American at (262) 658-4881. 

Hot Mess Studios 1-year Anniversary, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 624 57th St. Celebrate with walk-in sessions, art gallery from CCS clients, free “Twisted Egg” throwing art activity, giant spin art bike and signup for one-on-one art classes. 

Kenosha Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave. $5 per bag of books. 

Bags & Bling Auction, 10:30 a.m., Moose Lodge Family Center, 3003 30th Ave. 

Family 

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 8:30-11 a.m., Kenosha Brewing Co., 4017 80th St., Sponsored by the Kenosha Noon Lions Club/Deaf Branch. 100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser will stay in our community and be used to purchase eye exams and eyeglasses for those in need. Tickets:$10, children 5-12 years old: $5, children 4 and under free, available at the door, from club members or in advance from Barnett-Wamboldt Eyecare, 6116 39th Ave. or Viggiano Insurance Agency, 3203 Washington Road, Suite E. 

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