Shamarr Allen and The Underdawgs will be the headliner at Kenosha Harmony Fest Friday at the Pennoyer Park Bandshell.

Kenosha Calendar: Harmony Fest to start the weekend on a high note

Shamarr Allen and The Underdawgs among the wide variety of music in store

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:

Shamarr Allen

Kenosha Harmony Fest

6-9 p.m. Friday (June 24)

Pennoyer Park Bandshell, 3601 7th Ave.

This festival includes music, food, and activities on Lake Michigan.

Headliner is Shamarr Allen and The Underdawgs, featuring jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and country. Lead vocalist/trumpeter Allen has collaborated with many renowned artists such as Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Galactic, Harrick Connick Jr, and Lenny Kravitz. Community organizations will be on hand to inform the public about the resources that are available to help make Kenosha a happy place to live. The event will raise awareness and funds for The Education Foundation Of Kenosha and Kenosha COR – Coalition Organizing Resolution. 100% of proceeds will go to local charities.

Admission is free; however tickets are available on a  “pay what you can” platform and are considered a charitable donation.

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Classic Car Cruise-in

Classic Car Cruise-in

4-8 p.m. Friday (June 24)

Kenosha History Center parking lot, 220 51st Pl.

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

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Nights @ Northside: Mini ComicCon

Nights @ Northside: Mini ComicCon

6:30-8  p.m, Friday (June 24)

Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave.

Join KPL for a pocket-sized ComicCon with all kinds of pop-culture themed activities, including a superhero storytime and obstacle course, a costume contest, and a visit from Kenosha’s own Donovan Scherer of Studio Moonfall. Pre-registration for the costume contest is available HERE. Pre-registration is not required but will save time at the photo booth. Photos of all costume contest participants are required on-site the day of the event to be eligible. Contest winners for each age group will be announced on the KPL website and social media on June 30.

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Punx On The Pier

Punx On The Pier

Noon – 7 p.m. Saturday (June 25)

North Pier Lighthouse, off of Simmons Island Beach. 

This event is focused on our local community and unity through the powerful universal language of music. Bands include performances from: Republicans On Welfare, Army of Cretins, Die Monster Die, Glad Radz, Slaughter Party, Warplot, The Hooks and Pigg System.

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The Kingston Trio

The Kingston Trio 

The Kingston Trio ‘Keep The Music Playing’ national tour

7-10 p.m., Saturday (June 25)

Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St. Tickets start at $45.

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Lakeside Lounge at Kemper Center

Heads Up

Lakeside Lounge

6-8 p.m. Wednesdays (June 22, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 7).

Kemper Center north lawn, 6501 3rd Ave. food and drinks will be available for purchase and live music will be performed.

Music schedule: Violet Wilder, June 22; Ludlow Group, July 20; Karma Shotgun, Aug. 17; and the Jill Plaisted Group, Sept. 7.

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The Lineup

THURSDAY, June 23

Music

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

Art

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 46th annual National Juried Exhibition, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Eighty paintings from transparent watercolor artists from across the country will be on display. Works include 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. 

Open Stage Night at Kenosha Creative Space

Potpourri

Kenosha Kingfish vs. Rockford Rivets baseball, 6:35 p.m., Historic Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Rd. Tickets $8-35. 

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.) 

Family 

Petzke Park & Play Bilingual Storytime, 9:30-11 a.m., 2820 14th Ave. Come to the shaded area adjacent to the Dream Playground for a 30-minute storytime, followed by playtime, bubbles and more.

Storytime at Fire Station #6, 2615 14th Pl., across from the Northside Library.  Bring a blanket or towel to sit on and enjoy socially distanced stories, rhymes, and songs. Please park at the Northside Library In case of inclement weather, storytime will be moved inside the library. 

Sand Science, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Uptown Neighborhood Library, 2419 63rd St. Quicksand and other sand experiments will be available. Ages 5-12, registration required. 

FRIDAY, June 24 

Music 

Kenosha Harmony Fest featuring Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs, 6-9 p.m., Pennoyer Park Bandshell, 3601 7th Ave. Free with “pay what you can” optional donation to the Education Foundation of Kenosha and Kcor available HERE.

Jungle in June Glow Party with B-Rad, Reckless, Skrat and DJ FXY.  9:30 p.m., The Brat Stop, 12304 75th St. $10 cover, $5 cover with glow costume, animal costume contest, prizes. 

The Rotten Bros Trio (Rock) 9 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 

Art 

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 46th annual National Juried Exhibition, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Eighty paintings from transparent watercolor artists from across the country will be on display. Works include 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. 

Out In Public Comedy Show at Public Craft Brewing

Potpourri 

Classic Car Cruise-in, 4-8 p.m., Kenosha History Center parking lot, 220 51st Pl. The Kenosha History Center and Southport Light Station Museum will be open until 7 p.m., and the History Center gift shop will offer AMC T-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, and baseball caps. 

Out In Public Comedy Show, 8 p.m. Public Craft Brewing, 628 58th St. with host Jordan Pauley and Claire Sundbye, Des Mulrooney, Joseph Christopher, Kyle Alan, and headliner Marz Timms, executive producer and star of the hit Internet series ‘Fools Goal’. Live music from Spare Animals will follow the show. Admission is $15 cash at the door only, no presale or online tickets.

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.) 

“Field of Dreams”

Family 

Movie Night in the Park featuring “Field of Dreams,” at dusk, Petrifying Springs Park Pavilion #1, 5555 7th St. Free. 

Preschool Storytime, 10:30-11:00 a.m., Southwest Library Park, 7979 38th Ave. designed for children ages 3-5 with 30 minutes of books, songs, fingerplays, and more during this classic storytime. Bring a blanket or towel to sit on, in case of inclement weather, storytime will be moved inside the library. 

Messy Art, 11 a.m.-noon, Fire Station #6 lawn, 2615 14th Pl., We will be using messy media like puffy paint, bleeding tissue paper, squirt guns and spinning art tops to make abstract art masterpieces. Be sure to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy! Ages 5-9. Please park at the Northside Library. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside the library. 

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

SATURDAY, June 25 

Music 

The Kingston Trio folk music icons ‘Keep The Music Playing’ national tour, 7-10 p.m., Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St. Tickets start at $45. 

Pine Travelers (folk/rock/multi-genre), 6 p.m., Petrifying Springs Biergarten, 5555 7th St. Free. 

Mountains on the Moon (Jam Band) 6-9 p.m., Union Park Tavern Biergarten, 4520 8th Ave. 

Vinyl ReMix 7-10 p.m., Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside, 5125 6th Ave. (Outdoor stage). 

Art

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 46th annual National Juried Exhibition, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Eighty paintings from transparent watercolor artists from across the country will be on display. Works include 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. 

Civil War Technology Living History Day at the Civil War Museum

Potpourri 

Kenosha Kingfish vs. Lakeshore Chinooks baseball, 6:05 p.m., Historic Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Rd. Tickets $8-35. 

Civil War Technology Living History Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., outside the Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave. Join members of the Battery A, Chicago Light Artillery and the 1st Michigan Engineers as they present outdoor living history demonstrations showing some of the technology and equipment used by artillery and engineering soldiers who fought in the Civil War. Cannon firing emos at 10 am, 11a.m., noon,, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Musket firing/drill demos at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

“The Red Badge of Courage” at the Civil War Museum

RG Productions presents an old-time radio show of Stephen Crane’s great novel: “The Red Badge of Courage,” 1 p.m., Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave.The many battle scenes the group will re-enact include live sound effects both on stage and outdoors with the Chicago Light Artillery and the Michigan Engineers. Free.

Public’s Pedals and Pints Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., starting at Public Craft Brewing, 628 58th St. Join brewer Dan on the weekly ride from Public to various spots like Harbor Brewing Co or the Petrifying Springs Biergarten. 

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.

Historic Durkee Mansion Tours (self-guided), 1:30-4 p.m., Kemper Center grounds, 6501 3rd Ave. Admission free, donations appreciated. 

Warrior Poet Yoga traveling series sponsored by Kenosha County Parks, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Kemper Center grounds, 6501 3rd Ave. Free. (See Kenosha.com story for more information). Registration required.

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.) 

Family

Mural Makers, 11 a.m.-noon, Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave. Experience collaborative art making by creating a mural that will be displayed in the Children’s Room at the Southwest Library. Make a piece of art to take home too!

Family Storytime 10-10:30 a.m. on the Uptown Library Lawn, 2419 63rd St. Join KPL  for outdoor storytimes this summer. Bring a blanket or towel to sit on and enjoy socially distanced stories, rhymes, and songs in the fresh air! The whole family is invited to storytime! Come read stories and sing songs. 

SUNDAY, June 26 

Music 

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, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Eighty paintings from transparent watercolor artists from across the country will be on display. Works include 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. 

Warrior Poet Yoga

Potpourri 

Meet author Nicole Schumacher, noon-3 p.m., Blue House Books, 5615 6th Ave. A 

Warrior Poet Yoga traveling series sponsored by Kenosha County Parks, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Bristol Woods Park, Free. (See Kenosha.com story for more information). Registration required. 

Wilmot Flea Market (season opener), 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Kenosha County Fairgrounds, 30820 111st St. Family-friendly, open-air market with free parking and concessions. Admission $2 for adults, $1 seniors and kids 6-14. Kids 5-under admitted free.

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.) 

Family

Sunday Storytime – Drag Queen guest readers  – 11 a.m.-noon, Blue House Books, 5915 6th Ave. A. 

To submit an event for publication, please email Laura@Kenosha.com by the Tuesday prior to the event and please include contact information.

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