Kenosha Calendar: Plenty of things to do Easter weekend

Numerous live music options on local stages
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: 

Saturday Night Live Music Lineup

Close to 20 acts are scheduled across town on one great night of music. See Saturday listings below, including:

Andy Braun at Rustic Road Brewing

Andy Braun (Singer/Songwriter)

8-11 p.m. Saturday (April 16)

Rustic Road Brewing, 5706 6th Ave.

(Singer/songwriter favorites from 50s-current)

More information

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Jimmie “JJ” Walker at Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside

Comedian Jimmie “JJ” Walker

8 p.m. Friday (April 15) and 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday (April 16)

Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside, 5125 6th Ave.

Walker’s career has spanned five decades from starring in “Good Times” to countless television and movie appearances, Grammy-nominated comedy albums and a best-selling book.

Tickets $25-35

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Leave No Child Inside: Spring Break at Pringle Nature Center

Leave No Child Inside: Spring Break

Saturday (April 16) through April 23 (Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Pringle Nature Center at Bristol Woods Park, 9800 160th Ave.

Stop by Pringle Nature Center any time Bristol Woods Park is open to do free, self-guided activities with your family. Activities will be posted at the front door of the nature center. No registration required; children must be accompanied by an adult.

More information

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Easter Egg Hunts

Both young and not-so-young can join Easter weekend fun with Easter Egg Hunts with a twist:

Somers Fire & Rescue Easter Egg Hunt

9-11:30 a.m., Saturday (April 16)

Somers Memorial Park, 7511 12th St.

Sponsored by Somers Fire & Rescue Association. Open to children ages 1-12 by group: Ages 1-4 from 9-9:45 a.m., ages 5-8 from 9:45-10:30 a.m., ages 9-12 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Donations accepted for materials needed to build a gear dryer for each Somers station.

More information

Union Park Tavern Easter Egg Hunt

Union Park Tavern Easter Egg Hunt

6:30 p.m., Saturday (April 16)

Union Park Tavern Biergarten, 4520 8th Ave.

Bring your own basket, look for prizes!

More information

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Heads Up

KmacK Productions brings another national headliner to town: Nellie McKay will play Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St., Saturday, April 23. McKay has starred on Broadway, has eight solo albums, as well as contributions to film and TV soundtracks. Her appearance in Kenosha is sandwiched between stops at iconic venues in Chicago and Minneapolis. Tickets are on sale now.

The Lineup 

THURSDAY, April 14 

Music

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

The Rhythm Dogs Blues Jam, 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, closed Easter).

“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, closed Good Friday and Easter) 

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. (Closed Good Friday and Easter). 

Money Smart Week

Potpourri 

Money Smart Week: Social Security: Understanding Retirement, Spouse, and Survivor Benefits (Kenosha Public Library virtual event), 1-1:30 p.m. Registration and more information here. 

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. 

Old Weird America: Eadweard Muybridge. 6-7 p.m., Northside Library 1500 27th Ave. His wacky experiments in early motion photography alone would make him a compelling subjec, but he also had a wildly eccentric personal life, including wild western adventure and murder. Register for either the in-person or virtual event. 

Create @theSpace Open Stage

Family

Tots in the Park, 10-11 a.m., Pringle Nature Center at Bristol Woods, 9800 160th Ave., Hands-on exploration and discovery for children under 5, accompanied by an adult. Registration required. 

Earth Day 3-D Flowers craft, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Southwest Library activities room, 7979 38th St. Registration required. 

Teen Craft: Gilded Insect Taxidermy, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. Ages 12-19. Registration required. 

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

Spring Storywalk Trail, Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, 880 Green Bay Rd. Follow book pages on an interpretive forest trail based on In “Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms” by Julia Rawlinson. Open during  Hawthorn Hollow hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free, donations appreciated. 

Smith-Nelson Project at Gordon’s Sports Bar & Grill

FRIDAY, April 15 

Music 

Smith-Nelson Project, 8-11 p.m., Gordon’s Sports Bar & Grill, 5703 6th Ave.

Toke Magic (Jam Band), 9 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave.

Mean Jake, 6-10  p.m., Moose Lodge Family Center, 3003 30th Ave.

Artist of the Month Meet and Greet Reception with Shel Hattie at Fusion

Art 

Artist of the Month Meet and Greet Reception with Shel Hattie, doors open 6 p.m., Fusion, 5014 7th Ave.

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, closed Easter).

“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.

Midwest DJ Productions Grand Opening and After Party

Potpourri 

Jimmie “JJ” Walker,  8 p.m., Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside, 5125 6th Ave. Tickets $25-35. 

Midwest DJ Productions Grand Opening, 5-8 p.m., Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St. Professional product demo, concessions available from 911 Tacos.

Midwest DJ Productions After Party, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Kenosha Yacht Club, 5130 4th Ave. DJ Lineup: 10-11 p.m.: DJ Angel Tear It Up; 11 p.m.-12 a.m.: Dino Velvet’ 12-1 a.m., DJ Angel Eyes; 1-2 a.m., DJ Diego Lobo. 

Death Cafe – open discussion, questions, and perspectives on death and mortality with staff from Piasecki Funeral Home, 8-9 a.m. Harborside Common Grounds, 5159 6th Ave Free. 

Money Smart Week: The Keys to Home Ownership (Kenosha Public Library virtual event), 6:30-7:30 p.m. Registration required. 

Family 

Visit with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny, beginning at 4 p.m., Villa D’Carlo, 5140 6th Ave. Guests dining at the restaurant will be able to take photos with the Easter Bunny couple. 

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. 

Spring Storywalk Trail, Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, 880 Green Bay Rd. Follow book pages on an interpretive forest trail based on In “Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms” by Julia Rawlinson. Open during  Hawthorn Hollow hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free, donations appreciated. 

Ian Gould at Ashling on the Lough

SATURDAY, April 16 

Music 

Andy Braun (singer/songwriter favorites), 8-11 p.m., Rustic Road, 5706 6th Ave.

7th Heaven with Million Mile Scream, 8:30 p.m., The Brat Stop, 12304 75th St. $10 cover.

Ian Gould, 8-11 p.m. Ashling on the Lough, 125 56th St.

Stu the Piano Guy, 9 p.m.-12 a.m., The Boat House Pub & Eatery, 4917 7th Ave.

Would You Kindly? With special guests Kat and the Hurricane and KULE, 8 p.m., Fusion, 5014 7th Ave. $10.

Beaker (Rock & Roll)  with Full Shred Ahead, 8:30  p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave.

Metal at Hattix, featuring Disinter, Evil Incarnate,  Bastard’s Asylum, and Floodplain, 8 p.m., Hattrix, 2425 60th St. $10 at the door.

Old Wolves, Dead, Dead Swans, WT Newton, and Josie Spoons, 8:30 p.m., Port of Kenosha, 714 50th St.

Rocky Rose (Americana), 8-11 p.m., TG’s, 4120 7th 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, closed Easter).

“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)

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.

Potpourri 

Jimmie “JJ” Walker,  7 and 9 p.m., Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside, 5125 6th Ave. Tickets $25-35. 

Easter Egg Hunt, 6:30 p.m., Union Park Tavern Biergarten, 4520 8th Ave. Bring your own basket! 

Durkee Mansion tours, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 6501 3rd Ave. Take a self-guided tour of this cream brick Civil War Victorian style home located on the grounds of Kemper Center at the lakefront. Free, donations appreciated.

Full Moon Drum Circle, 1:15-2:15 p.m., Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St. and  7-8 p.m., Kenosha Sand Dunes (located between Southport Park and Carol Beach. For information contact Lumiere Healing Arts, (262) 496-2593. 

Young History Heroes Storytime: “Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers’ Journey from Slave to Artist” at the Civil War Museum

Family 

Easter Egg Hunt, 9-11:30 a.m., Somers Memorial Park, sponsored by Somers Fire & Rescue Association. Open to children ages 1-12 by group: Ages 1-4 from 9-9:45 a.m., ages 5-8 from 9:45-10:30 a.m., ages 9-12 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Donations accepted for materials needed to build a gear dryer for each Somers station. 

Visit with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny, beginning at 4 p.m., Villa D’Carlo, 5140 6th Ave. Guests dining at the restaurant will be able to take photos with the Easter Bunny couple. 

Leave No Child Inside: Spring Break, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pringle Nature Center at Bristol Woods, 9800 160th Ave., Self-guided outdoor activities for children accompanied by an adult. Through April 23 (Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.). 

Young History Heroes Storytime: “Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers’ Journey from Slave to Artist” by Barbara Herkert, 11 a.m.-noon, Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave. 

Tots in the Park, 10-11 a.m., Pringle Nature Center at Bristol Woods, 9800 160th Ave., Hands-on exploration and discovery for children under 5, accompanied by an adult. Registration required. 

Spring StoryWalk Trail, Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, 880 Green Bay Rd. Follow book pages on an interpretive forest trail based on In “Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms” by Julia Rawlinson. Open during  Hawthorn Hollow hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free, donations appreciated. 

Spring StoryWalk Trail at Hawthorn Hollow

SUNDAY, April 17

Music 

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

Family 

Visit with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny, beginning at 3  p.m., Villa D’Carlo, 5140 6th Ave. Guests dining at the restaurant will be able to take photos with the Easter Bunny couple.

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