The Kenosha History Center is hosting a Classic Car Cruise-In on Friday.
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Kenosha Calendar: Plenty to do Memorial Day weekend

Classic Car Cruise-In Friday at the Kenosha History Center
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 holiday weekend: 

Kenosha Kingfish Opening Day

Kenosha Kingfish Opening Day

Kingfish vs. Kalamazoo Growlers

4:05 p.m. Monday (Memorial Day, May 30)

Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Rd.

UW-Parkside alum and Milwaukee Bucks emcee Grace Scalzo is scheduled to sing the national anthem, Tristan Jass postgame meet-and-greet, and Tim Allen’s Conviction will perform classic rock covers after the game in the Kingfish Fish Bowl picnic area. Tickets start at $8.

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Kenosha History Center Classic Car Cruise-In
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Kenosha History Center Classic Car Cruise-In

4-8 p.m., Friday (May 27)

History Center parking lot, 220 51st St.

The Kenosha History Center and Southport Light Station Museum will be open until 7 p.m. The gift shop will feature AMC T-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, and baseball caps.

Free and open to the public.

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2022 U.S. Title Series Powerboat Racing Tour at Prairie Springs Park/Lake Andrea

2022 U.S. Title Series Powerboat Racing Tour

Practice Noon-6 p.m. Friday (May 27)

Racing Saturday and Sunday (May 28-29)

Prairie Springs Park/ Lake Andrea, 9900 Terwall Terrace

Drivers from around the country gather together to race against the best in their classes. General admission is free, pit passes are $5.

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The Roundabouts at Petrifying Springs Biergarten

Music at Petrifying Springs Biergarten

6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Monday (May 28-30)

Pets Biergarten Pavilion #1, 5555 7th St.

A full lineup of music is planned for the holiday weekend at Pets, featuring Craig Bauman & The Story (Saturday), Fallon Schultz (Sunday) and The Roundabouts (Monday).

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“Circles” by Adria Rose is on display alongside many other Operation Art Strings artists in support of Guitars for Vets at Anderson Arts Center until Sunday, May 29.

The Rogue Artist Group and Operation Art Strings and Solo Shows

(Final weekend)

Anderson Arts Center, 6603 3rd Ave.

Gallery hours Tuesday.-Sun. 1-4 p.m.

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.

Free, donations appreciated. (Through May 29).

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Memorial Day Observations

Memorial Day Observations

Beginning at 9 a.m.

Various locations in City of Kenosha and County

For more information see listings below and the Kenosha County homepage

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The Lineup

THURSDAY, May 26 

Music 

Youth Chamber Recital featuring students from Kenosha and Racine, 7 p.m. in Carthage College’s A. F. Siebert Chapel, 2001 Alford Dr. 

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

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

The Rhythm Dogs Blues Jam 8:30 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 

Art 

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 46th Annual National Juried Exhibition, daily, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Eighty paintings from transparent watercolor artists, including a wide variety of subjects from landscapes and portraits to abstracts. Museum hours Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. Through Aug. 7. 

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.

Potpourri 

Afternoon Movie, “English Vinglish,” 12:30-3 p.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. Celebrate Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Hindi Cinema, aka Bollywood. More information 

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.

Southport Light Station Museum – Climb a Lighthouse, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 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

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 

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 try out fun library resources. Each session will focus on a developmental skill and have a special guest resource for questions. This month’s topic: Speech development, with guest Spoken Therapy. 

Weather Watcher, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Uptown Neighborhood Library, 2419 63rd St. Ages 5-12 can make weather related tools, like the Fujita scale created by Dr. Fujita to measure tornadoes and learn more about our crazy Midwest spring weather. Registration required. 

Jiggling Jellyfish, 5-5:30 p.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. For ages 5-12, this mixed media project will use oil pastels, watercolor, and salt to make a marvelous underwater scene. 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. (Through May 31) 

Brittany Lumley, Georgia Rae & Pat Willis at Union Park Tavern

FRIDAY, May 27 

Music 

Brittany Lumley/Georgia Rae/Pat Willis 9 p.m, Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave.

Art 

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 46th Annual National Juried Exhibition, daily, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Eighty paintings from transparent watercolor artists, including a wide variety of subjects from landscapes and portraits to abstracts. Museum hours Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. Through Aug. 7. 

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. 

Out in Public comedy show at Public Craft Brewing

Potpourri 

Out in Public comedy show presented by Crimson Jester Productions, 8-11 p.m., Public Craft Brewing, 628 58th St. Comedians include Ricky Madeja, Tyler Kretz, Katie Philipson, Ray Wisbrock, with David Louis headlining and your host for the evening Jordan Pauley. Live music by Would You Kindly? Tickets $15 cash at the door only. 

Grand Army Treasures, noon-1 p.m., Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave. The Grand Army of the Republic’s last member passed in 1956. Since then, millions of that Order’s artifacts are being rediscovered, offering a glimpse into the grand daddy of all Veterans organizations. With presenter Steve Michaels. Free. 

2022 U.S. Title Series Powerboat Racing tour (practice session), noon-6 p.m.,Prairie Springs Park/ Lake Andrea, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie. 

Beer Pairing Dinner with Public Craft Brewing, 7-9 p.m., The Buzz, 5621 6th Ave. 

Artsy Afternoons at the Kenosha Public Museum

Family 

Small Eyes Under the Skies, 7:30-9 p.m., Hawthorn Hollow, 880 Green Bay Rd. Take turns looking through the 16-inch telescope at binary stars, dim planets, distant galaxies, and other sky objects. Learn about these objects, their distances, sizes, and orbits during a tour of the night sky. Registration/Tickets 

Artsy Afternoons: Mono Prints, 2-4:30 p.m. Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. A family art program for kids scheduled in two sessions by age groups: 2-3 p.m. for ages 5-6 register here; 3:30-4:30 p.m. for ages 7-10, register here. Free.

Kidding Around Yoga, 4:30-5:15, Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave. Ages 5-12 can shake, sing, and be silly while learning basic yoga poses, mindfulness, and meditation! Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) is a fun and engaging practice for young yogis. Class is led by a KPL staff member who is a certified KAY teacher. 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. (Through May 31) 

Craig Baumann and The Story at Petrifying Springs Biergarten

SATURDAY, May 28 

Music 

Insane Octane with Wednesday’s Child, 8:30 p.m., The Brat Stop, 12304 75th St. $10 

Pat McCurdy, 7:30 p.m., Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside Deck, 5125 6th Ave. (event moved inside in case of rain). Tickets $10 

Craig Baumann & The Story, 6 p.m., Petrifying Springs Biergarten, 5555 7th St. 

Joey Belotti & the Change Machine, 7 p.m., Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St. 

Empty Bottle Boys & 1 Shot Jane (Outlaw Country), Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave.

Crossover, 8 p.m., tgs Restaurant & Pub, 4120 7th Ave.

Art 

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 46th Annual National Juried Exhibition, daily, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Eighty paintings from transparent watercolor artists, including a wide variety of subjects from landscapes and portraits to abstracts. Museum hours Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. Through Aug. 7. 

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).

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 

2022 U.S. Title Series Powerboat Racing tour, noon-6 p.m., Prairie Springs Park/ Lake Andrea, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie. 

Tour de Bong Bike Ride, 10 a.m., Bong Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville. Round trip is approximately 8 miles, the guide-led ride is designed for experienced riders. Participants should meet at  Visitor Center Parking Lot. Attendance is free, but a vehicle admission sticker is required: $8 per day for vehicles with Wisconsin plates (seniors $3) / $11 for vehicles with out-of-state plates. Annual state park vehicle admission sticker is also available.

Aquanuts Water Show, 6 p.m., Lance Park, 55 Lance Dr., Twin Lakes.

Kenosha HarborMarket, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 2nd Avenue at 56th St. and Place de Douai.

Kenosha Public Market, 625 52nd St. adjacent to Veterans Park.

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

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. (Through May 31) 

Fallon Schultz at Petrifying Springs Biergarten

SUNDAY, May 29 

Music 

Fallon Schultz, 6 p.m., Petrifying Springs Biergarten, 5555 7th Ave. 

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

Simply Yacht Rock, 3 p.m. Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside Deck, 5125 6th Ave. 

Open Mic with Daniel Thompson 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.

Art 

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 46th Annual National Juried Exhibition, daily, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Eighty paintings from transparent watercolor artists, including a wide variety of subjects from landscapes and portraits to abstracts. Museum hours Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. Through Aug. 7. 

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).

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 

2022 U.S. Title Series Powerboat Racing tour, noon-6 p.m.,Prairie Springs Park/ Lake Andrea, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie.

Warrior Poet Yoga traveling series sponsored by Kenosha County Parks, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St. Free.(See Kenosha.com story for more information). Registration required.

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. (Through May 31) 

Memorial Day will be observed at various events across Kenosha County.

MEMORIAL DAY, May 30 

Special Events 

Memorial Day Ceremony – to include singing of the National Anthem and “Eternal Father,” a flower and wreath dedication presented by Navy Club Ship 40 Kenosha, 9 a.m., Navy Park, 6th Avenue and 54th Street.

Memorial Day Ceremony, American Legion Post 21 (Kenosha) 10 a.m., Green Ridge Cemetery, 6604 7th Ave. 

Memorial Day Ceremony presented by Sunset Ridge Memorial Park and American Legion David Leet Post 552, 11 a.m., Sunset Ridge Memorial Park, 4300 Green Bay Rd. Note: The program includes the reading of names of all veterans who have been interred at the park in 2021 and honoring all veterans everywhere. The keynote speaker is David Wiedenkeller, the “living historian.” 

Memorial Day Ceremony, presented by VFW Post 7308 (Pleasant Prairie), 11 a.m. Old St. Mark’s Cemetery, Ninth Court and 78th St. 

Memorial Day and Flag Retirement ceremonies, presented by VFW Post 1865 (Kenosha), noon., Flag Retirement Ceremony at 1 p.m., VFW Post 1865, 6618 39th Ave. 

Memorial Day Ceremony – to include POW/MIA Service, presented by Kenosha Area Vietnam Veterans, noon, Library Park, 711 59th Pl. 

Note: For more information please see the Kenosha County homepage

Music 

Jef Spradley (rock, country, originals), 12-4 p.m., The Boat House Pub & Eatery, 4917 7th Ave. 

The Roundabouts, 3 p.m., Petrifying Springs Biergarten, 5555 7th St.

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