The historic Southport lighthouse and the Southport Light Station Museum will be open weekends beginning Thursday, May 5.

Kenosha Calendar: Southport Light Station Museum season opener Thursday

Climb the historic lighthouse tower and scratch an item off your Kenosha to-do list
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 week:

John Sieger Combo at Public Craft Brewing

John Sieger Combo

8:30 p.m. Saturday (May 7)

Public Craft Brewing, 628 58th St.

Kenosha native John Sieger, known for R&B Cadets, Semi-Twang and recent induction into the WAMI Hall of Fame, returns to Kenosha with his new combo including his brother Mike Sieger on bass and brotherly harmonies, Bob Jennings on keys and sax, and Bob Schneider on drums. Steve Cohen on harmonica. Presented by KmacK Productions.

Tickets ($15) and more information

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Kenosha Symphony Orchestra at Reuther Central High School

Kenosha Symphony

The Kenosha Symphony Orchestra led by Robert G. Hasty presents “Happy Birthday Brahms” featuring works by Brahms and Tchaikovsky.

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

Reuther Central High School, 913 57th St.

Tickets $30 adult general admission. Ages 17-under and college students with ID admitted free.

More information

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“Sorry, Wrong Number” and “The Hitchhiker” at Bradford Studio Theater

KUSD Fine Arts presents Radio Shows: “Sorry, Wrong Number” and “The Hitchhiker”

7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday

Bradford Studio Theater, 3700 Washington Rd.,

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

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Lighthouse tours at the Southport Light Station Museum

Lighthouse Walk Season Opener

Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Southport Light Station Museum, 5117 4th Ave.

Free admission for the keeper’s house tour; donations are welcome. Lighthouse climb costs $10 for ages 12 and over, $5 children 8-11 years old. (Must be 8 or older to climb.)

More information

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Birds and Plants fundraiser at Hawthorn Hollow

Bird and Plants – Bird walk and plant sale

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (May 7)

Enjoy the beauty and diversity of spring at Hawthorn Hollow while you shop our extensive native and decorative plant sale.

Bird Walks hosted by the Hoy Audubon Society.

Featuring live folk music from Wattle & Daub and Jim Fine.

More information

Lunar Eclipse Party Sunday, May 15 at Hawthorn Hollow

Heads Up 

Witness one of the longest, rare “Blood Moon” total lunar eclipses of the decade Sunday, May 15, with a Lunar Eclipse Party at Hawthorn Hollow’s Schoolyard Observatory, 880 Green Bay Rd. Partial eclipse begins at 9:30 p.m. and becomes total at 10:30 p.m. A $20 ticket includes views of this spectacular eclipse through multiple telescopes along with a night-time sky tour of other celestial objects as well as scheduled guided night hikes through the nature sanctuary along the Pike River and live music from local band Mountains on the Moon. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. 

The event is a fundraiser for what will be the largest public-serving telescope in southeastern Wisconsin. Due to the unique nature of this astronomical event, it can not be rescheduled. In the event of rain cancellation, you will receive 2 tickets for future events at the observatory. Tickets and more information

The Lineup 

THURSDAY, May 5 

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 8:30 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave.

Sarah Ratliff is the Featured Artist of the Month at Fusion.

Art 

The Rogue Artist Group and Operation Art Strings, Anderson Arts Center Main Gallery, 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., 6603 3rd Ave. Free, donations appreciated. (Through May 29). 

Featured Artist of the Month Sarah Ratliff, Fusion, 5014 7th Ave. (Through May 31).

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 p.m., 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. 

Open Stage Night at Kenosha Creative Space

Potpourri 

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. 

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.  (Thursdays through May 12) 

KPL Cooks: Treat Yourself Tea (virtual event), 6-7 p.m. Follow along at home to learn how to make quick, easy meals for when you need something nourishing along with a relaxing tea blend. Registration required. 

Paint and Sip, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by decorating hand-painted margarita glasses with food-safe enamel paints. Includes festive wine, beer and/or malt beverages (included). Ages 21+. $50 general public/$35 Friends of Museum members. Registration required. 

Paint & Sip at Kenosha Public Museum

Family 

Preschool Story Time, 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 your creation at the library. Best for families with children ages 5 and up. More information 

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. 

FRIDAY, May 6 

Music 

Triad (Classic Rock) 9 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 

Art 

The Rogue Artist Group and Operation Art Strings, Anderson Arts Center Main Gallery, 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., 6603 3rd Ave. Free, donations appreciated. (Through May 29). 

Featured Artist of the Month Sarah Ratliff, Fusion, 5014 7th Ave. (Through May 31).

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 p.m. 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. 

Plant & Sip Succulent Bar at Public Craft Brewing

Potpourri 

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. 

Plant & Sip Succulent Bar,  6-8 p.m., Public Craft Brewing, 628 58th St. with Forrest Farms. Tickets ($60) include first beverage, container for arrangement, four succulent and top dress (moss, stones, etc.). Advance purchase required. Tickets and more information 

Comedy Show: Andy Beningo & Kate Brindle, 8 p.m., Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside. Tickets $14 plus service fees. 

KPL New Website Open House, 12-3 p.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. Join KPL Communications Specialist Brandi as she introduces you to the new www.mykpl.info. Learn how to set up your account, search for items and more. Presentations given on the hour, questions welcome anytime. 

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 

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. 

Pop Punk vs. Emo at The Brat Stop

SATURDAY, May 7 

Music 

John Sieger Combo, Public Craft Brewing, 628 58th St. 8:30-10:30 p.m., $15. 

Pop Punk vs. Emo with There Goes the Neighborhood and Full of Moxie, 8 p.m., The Brat Stop 12304 75th St. $10. 

Roundabouts, 8-11 p.m., Rustic Road, 5706 7th Ave. 

Doze 2 Guys (60s-90s),, 7:30 p.m. Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St. 

Chicago/Kenosha Irish Folk Jam (Irish Folk), Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 6-9 p.m.

Gabriel Sanchez, 9 p.m., The Boat House Pub & Eatery, 4917 7th Ave.

The Rod Stewart Experience, 7:30 p.m., Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside, 5125 6th Ave. Tickets $8 plus service fee. 

Art 

The Rogue Artist Group and Operation Art Strings, Anderson Arts Center Main Gallery, 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., 6603 3rd Ave. Free, donations appreciated. (Through May 29). 

Featured Artist of the Month Sarah Ratliff, Fusion, 5014 7th Ave. (Through May 31).

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

Wilmot Raceway

Potpourri

Warrior Poet Yoga traveling series, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park, 8530 352nd Ave. (Highway KD). Free. (See Kenosha.com story for more information). Registration required. 

Third Avenue Historic District Walking Tour, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meet at Eichelman Park, 6125 Third Ave., for this guided tour. $10. Call (262) 654-5770 to reserve a spot. More information 

Mothers Day Drum Circle at Kenosha Spiritual Market, 12-12:30 p.m., Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St. Presented by Lumiere Healing Arts. Free, no obligation to play, spectators welcome. 

Durkee Mansion Tours, 1:30-4 p.m., 6501 3rd Ave. Self-guided tours of the 1860s historic landmark. Free, donations appreciated. 

Glow in the Park 80s Night at Boundless Adventures, 6-11 p.m., Bristol Woods, 9800 160th Ave. $45 for 2-hour climb. More information 

Saturday Night Racing at Wilmot Raceway, 30820 111th St. Wilmot County Fairgrounds. Adult admission $15, kids 7-11 $5. More information 

Kentucky Derby Party, Tavern on 6th, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 5712 6th Ave. $50-75 include buffet, raffle and various drink packages. Tickets and more information 

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 

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. 

SUNDAY, May 8 

Music 

Carthage College’s Wind Orchestra and Concert Band presents  “Excursions and Diversions,” the final concert of the season, 2-4 p.m.,  A. F. Siebert Chapel, 2001 Alford Dr. Free. 

Open Mic with Daniel Thompson and His 3 AM Saints, Fusion, 5014 7th Ave.

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

Art 

The Rogue Artist Group and Operation Art Strings, Anderson Arts Center Main Gallery,  6603 3rd Ave. 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). 

Featured Artist of the Month Sarah Ratliff, Fusion, 5014 7th Ave. (Through May 31).

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. 

Warrior Poet Yoga traveling series

Potpourri 

Mother’s Day Ephemeral Wildflowers Hike, Pringle Nature Center at Bristol Woods, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol. Naturalist-led one-hour hike followed by light refreshments. Ages 16 and over, registration required by May 6. $15. 

Warrior Poet Yoga traveling series, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Petrifying Springs Park, Area #3, 5555 7th St. Free. (See Kenosha.com story for more information). Registration required. 

Durkee Mansion Tours, 1:30-4 p.m., 6501 3rd Ave. Self-guided tours of the 1860s historic landmark. Free, donations appreciated. 

Family 

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.

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