Kenosha Calendar: Dairy State Cheese & Beer Festival Saturday at The Brat Stop

Popular Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha fundraiser returns
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 5 things to do in Kenosha this weekend (and Thursday):

Dairy State Cheese & Beer Festival

Dairy State Cheese & Beer Festival

1-5 p.m. Saturday (April 30)

The Brat Stop, 12304 75th St.

A popular event featuring a variety of specialty Wisconsin-produced cheese and beer, the fundraiser supports the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha after-school programs for at-risk youth of our community and expanding attendance at the BGCK Youth and Teen Center.

Tickets: $50 in advance or $55 at the door (includes 4 hours of unlimited beer and cheese samples; VIP: $75 in advance or $80 at the door. includes extra hour of festing (beginning at noon), a VIP lunch buffet courtesy of Festival Foods, specialty beers and specialty cheese. Designated Driver Tickets: $15. Includes unlimited soda, water, cheese samples. All ticket levels include live music and a souvenir glass.

More information

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Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday (April 30)

Blue House Books 5915 6th Ave. A,, Friendship Park, 5834 8th Ave., and Studio Moonfall, 5031 7th Ave.

Celebrate this national event locally, with special events including readings and meet and greet with local authors, goodie bags, sales, food trucks and more.

More information: Blue House Books and Studio Moonfall.

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Pat McCurdy at the Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside

Pat McCurdy

7:30 p.m. Saturday (April 30)

Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside, 5125 6th Ave.

Iconic musician/comedian/entertainer McCurdy is back for his monthly appearance in downtown K-town.

Tickets $10.

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Bird Walk at Hawthorn Hollow

Hawthorn Hollow Bird Walk

5:30 p.m. Thursday (April 28)

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

Join the Hoy Audubon Society for a bird walk through the Hawthorn Hollow grounds, a sanctuary for many species of birds during both the springtime migration period and throughout the nesting season. Free, no registration required. (Thursdays through May 12)

More Information

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Out In Public Comedy Show at Public Craft Brewing

Out In Public Comedy Show presented by Crimson Jester Productions,

 8 p.m., Saturday (April 30)

Public Craft Brewing, 628 58th St.

Featuring Aaron Clark, Natalie Wickman, Robert Rule, Avery Rapier, and your headliner Matty Field with your host for the evening Jordan Pauley. Live music from Mykal Baas & The Delivery Men. Tickets $15 at the door only.

More information

The John Sieger Combo Saturday, May 7 at Public Craft Brewing

Heads Up

The John Sieger Combo, including John on lead vocals and guitar, Mike Sieger on bass and brotherly harmonies along with Bob Jennings (keyboards and sax), Bob Schneider (drums) and Steve Cohen (harmonica) return to the Sieger brothers’ roots with a performance Saturday, May 7 at Public Craft Brewing, 628 58th St., not far from where they grew up.  These guys have been an important part of the SE Wisconsin music scene and are recent WAMI Hall of Fame inductees – come find out why! Tickets are $15, now available online. The show is presented by KmacK Productions.

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The Lineup

THURSDAY, April 28 

Music

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

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

Anderson Arts Center

Art 

The Anderson Arts Center features The Rogue Artist Group and Operation Art Strings in the Main Gallery. With solo shows in the Upper Galleries by Mark Weller, M. Virginia Epps, The Group of Five, Monne Haug, Sheillah Walsh, and the Lakefront Studio Artists. Gallery hours Tuesday.-Sun. 1-4 p.m. Free, donations appreciated. (Through May 29). 

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 Fine Arts presents Radio Shows – “Sorry, Wrong Number” and “The Hitchhiker,” 7:30 Bradford Studio Theater, 3700 Washington Rd., Tickets $13 general public, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

Potpourri 

Teen Space, 3-6 p.m. Southwest Library, 7979. 38th Ave., ages 12-19 are invited to hang out, enjoy snacks, play games, make art, and chat with Teen Librarians. 

Shoebox City, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Uptown Neighborhood Library, 2419 63rd St., for ages 5-12,  We built this city … using boxes and more! Ages 5-12 are invited to help with this ultimate group project creating an awesome city scene using recycled materials! Register here

Hawthorn Hollow Bird Walk, 5:30 p.m., Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, 880 Green Bay Rd. Join the Hoy Audubon Society for a bird walk through the Hawthorn Hollow grounds. Hawthorn Hollow has long been a destination for bird lovers in Southeastern Wisconsin. With our floodplain and upland forests, arboretum and meadow, and wildflower prairie areas, Hawthorn Hollow is a sanctuary for many species of birds during both the springtime migration period and throughout the nesting season. Free, no registration required.  (Thursday through May 12) 

Family 

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

Grow Together, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. This playgroup setting is an excellent opportunity to meet other adults with little ones while children enjoy trying out fun library resources. Each session will focus on a developmental skill and have a special guest resource for questions. This month’s topic: Rules & Routines with guest PSN Family Resource Center. 

April Birthday Bash Glow Party at The Brat Stop

FRIDAY, April 29

Music 

Would You Kindly? (Indie Rock) 9 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 

April Birthday Bash, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., The Brat Stop, 12304 75th St. Several DJ and dancers will perform. Anyone born in April (with ID) gets free cover along with other prizes. $10 cover, $5 for those wearing clothes that glow in black light. More information. 

Art 

The Anderson Arts Center features The Rogue Artist Group and Operation Art Strings in the Main Gallery. With solo shows in the Upper Galleries by Mark Weller, M. Virginia Epps, The Group of Five, Monne Haug, Sheillah Walsh, and the Lakefront Studio Artists. Gallery hours Tuesday.-Sun. 1-4 p.m. Free, donations appreciated. (Through May 29). 

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 Fine Arts presents Radio Shows – “Sorry, Wrong Number” and “The Hitchhiker,” 7:30 Bradford Studio Theater, 3700 Washington Rd. Tickets $13 general public, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff. 

Carthage Theater presents “Something Rotten,” 7:30 p.m., Wartburg Theater, 2001 Alford Dr. Tickets $14 general public, $10 seniors, $8 students. 

Annual Garlic Mustard Pull Party at Hawthorn Hollow

Potpourri 

Out In Public comedy show, presented by Crimson Jester Productions, 8 p.m., Public Craft Brewing, 628 58th St. Featuring Aaron Clark, Natalie Wickman, Robert Rule, Avery Rapier, and your headliner Matty Field with your host for the evening Jordan Pauley. Live music from Mykal Baas & The Delivery Men. Tickets $15 at the door only. 

Annual Garlic Mustard Pull Party, Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, 880 Green Bay Rd. Volunteers are invited to help remove this invasive species and restore the native spring wildflowers to the Hawthorn Hollow Woodlands. After the pull, we sit down to lunch and dine on a variety of dishes all made with this tasty plant. Contact Restoration Ecologist Lori Artiomow for more information: [email protected] 

Globe at Night, 9-10 p.m., Uptown Neighborhood Library, 2419 63rd St. 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. 

KPL New Website Open House, 3-6 p.m. (with presentations on the hour), Southwest Library, 7979. 38th Ave.Join Brandi as she introduces you to the new www.mykpl.info. Learn how to set up accounts, and search for favorite titles. 

Teen Space, 3-6 p.m. Southwest Library, 7979. 38th Ave., ages 12-19 are invited to hang out, enjoy snacks, play games, make art, and chat with Teen Librarians. 

Family 

Artsy Afternoons, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave., Giant paper flowers, all materials included. Registration required, classes are for 5-6 year olds (2-3 p.m.) and 7-10 year olds (3:30-4:30 p.m.). Free. 

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. 

SATURDAY, April 30 

Music 

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

Would You Kindly? 9 p.m.-midnight, 58 Below, 504 58th St. No cover.

Good Vibez 8-11 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave.

Petty Union with Tallan Latz, 8:30 p.m., The Brat Stop, 12304 75th St. $10 cover. 

Art 

The Anderson Arts Center features The Rogue Artist Group and Operation Art Strings in the Main Gallery. With solo shows in the Upper Galleries by Mark Weller, M. Virginia Epps, The Group of Five, Monne Haug, Sheillah Walsh, and the Lakefront Studio Artists. Gallery hours Tuesday.-Sun. 1-4 p.m. Free, donations appreciated. (Through May 29).

Fundraiser to benefit Ukraine at DeBerge’s Framing & Gallery, 2008 63rd St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. DeBerge’s will be selling Slava Buchkovich’s beautiful ribbon art, Ukrainian eggs and adornments. All proceeds will be sent to Razomforukraine.org. 

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. 

“Birds of a Feather: A Magic Flute Sequel” at Carthage College

Theater 

KUSD Fine Arts presents Radio Shows – “Sorry, Wrong Number” and “The Hitchhiker,” 7:30 Bradford Studio Theater, 3700 Washington Rd. Tickets $13 general public, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD students/staff.  

KAPA presents “The Little Princess,” 7 p.m., Bradford High School Auditorium, 3700 Washington Rd. Tickets  $15-18. 

Carthage Theater presents “Something Rotten,” 7:30 p.m., Wartburg Theater, 2001 Alford Dr. Tickets $14 general public, $10 seniors, $8 students. 

Carthage’s Opera Workshop presents “Birds of a Feather: A Magic Flute Sequel,” 3 p.m., H. F. Johnson Recital Hall, 2001 Alford Dr. Free. 

Carol Beach, Pleasant Praire Beach Clean-Up

Potpourri 

Vendor Event, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kenosha Moose Lodge, 3003 30th Ave. Presented by Junker Ball VFW Auxiliary Post 1865, this is a fundraiser for veterans, supporting UW Madison MIA/ Recovery and Identification Project, including more than 30 vendors, Tiny Paws Small Dog Rescue. Food is available for purchase. 

Wilmot Raceway, 2022 Opening Night, Racing starts at 6:30 p.m., Gates open 5 p.m., Kenosha County Fairgrounds, 30820 111th St. Tickets $20 for adults, $5 kids 7-11. Under 7 admitted free. 

Carol Beach, Pleasant Prairie Beach Clean-Up, 8-9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed to remove trash from our beach to protectwater and marine life. Organized by OpenSideUp Kayaking. More information and registration. 

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. 

Pop-up Poetry, 1-2:30 p.m. Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. Presented by the Kenosha/Racine Poets Laureate Program. Poetry reading, discussion, and activities. 

Teen Space, 3-6 p.m. Southwest Library, 7979. 38th Ave., ages 12-19 are invited to hang out, enjoy snacks, play games, make art, and chat with Teen Librarians. 

Family 

Families Branching Out Resource Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St. Attractions include a Wilmot Raceway car, fire truck and Sheriff’s K9 demonstration; seminars, make-and-take crafts, bookmobile, plus 35 exhibitors/organizations. Free, bring a non-perishable item for The Sharing Center to get a second door prize chance. 

Preschool Play Lab – Dig Down and Grow Up, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. Explore the things that help plants grow through fun activities with soil, (pretend) worms, seeds, water, and sun. Make several playful plant projects to start a little garden. 

SUNDAY, May 1 

Music

CarbonEyed, Roaming Bear, Ten-Speed Music (solo), 6-10 p.m., Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St. 

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

Cy’s Piano Jams, Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 

Sacred Scars, Shadowed Ground at The Civil War Museum

Art 

The Anderson Arts Center features The Rogue Artist Group and Operation Art Strings in the Main Gallery. With solo shows in the Upper Galleries by Mark Weller, M. Virginia Epps, The Group of Five, Monne Haug, Sheillah Walsh, and the Lakefront Studio Artists. Gallery hours Tuesday.-Sun. 1-4 p.m. Free, donations appreciated. (Through May 29).   

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 

Carthage Theater presents “Something Rotten,” 3 p.m., Wartburg Theater, 2001 Alford Dr. Tickets $14 general public, $10 seniors, $8 students. 

Carthage’s Opera Workshop presents “Birds of a Feather: A Magic Flute Sequel,” 6 p.m., H. F. Johnson Recital Hall, 2001 Alford Dr. Free. 

Women’s Club of Kenosha May Day Tea Party

Potpourri 

Woman’s Club of Kenosha May Day Tea Party, 2-4 p.m., 6028 8th Ave. Special guest entertainers  Miss Kenosha 2022 Jenna Zeihen and Women In Motion dance group. The event includes sweet treats, savory sandwiches, a variety of hot and cold teas, door prizes and a raffle, bring your own teacup! Advance tickets $25, available only through Thursday (April 28).

Kenosha Junior Woman’s Club Plant Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kenosha Public Museum east parking lot, 5500 1st Ave. with houseplants, hanging plants and planters. A portion of proceeds benefits Special Olympics of Wisconsin and KJWC Scholarship fund.

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