Betsy Ade & the Well-Strangers will be at 58 Below Friday night.
PHOTO: BETSY ADE & THE WELL-KNOWN STRANGERS

In the Loop: Hello, November! Fall fun heating up this weekend in Kenosha

Music, markets, Dia de los Muertos and more!

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:

Betsy Ade & the Well-Known Strangers with Kat and the Hurricane at 58 Below

Betsy Ade & the Well-Known Strangers

7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 4)

58 Below, 504 58th St.

BAWKS welcomes special guests, Madison synth pop/rock band Kat and the Hurricane.

Tickets $10 (at the door).

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Dia de los Muertos at Kenosha Creative Space

Dia de los Muertos

2-11 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 5)

Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St.

Day of the Dead is a joyful Mexican holiday that combines observance of All Souls Day with a festive remembrance of lost ancestors. The celebration will include live music and art exhibitions, including a community mural display and a sugar skull decorating contest and exhibit, plus food and drink vendors. Activities include a Community Ofrenda, a pumpkin carving exhibit, sugar skulls and cookie decoration. Traditional Mexican food including, pozole, tamales, champurrado, elotes, pan de muerto and more. This year’s event will feature an increased emphasis on authentic Mexican music. Festivities will be on the grounds and alley between 56th and 57th Streets.

More information

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Native American Artist Market at Kenosha Public Museum

Native American Artist Market

12-4 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 5)

Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave.

Free drop-in program, all are welcome!

Join the Kenosha Public Museum’s celebration of Native American Heritage Month, which honors the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories, and contributions of the 12 Tribal Nations of Wisconsin. In addition to being able to view and purchase art from the artisans themselves, there will be several opportunities to participate in hands-on activities.

More information

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Strikes for Strays at Guttormsen Recreation Center

6th Annual Strikes for Strays

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 6)

Guttormsen Recreation Center, 5411 Green Bay Rd.

Bowl for homeless dogs, cats, and rabbits and compete for some amazing prizes. Event will include adoptable dogs, raffle, two hours of bowling, shoe rental, and vegan/vegetarian buffet. Register here.

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Donovan Scherer of Studio Moonfall at the Kenosha Indoor HarborMarket

Kenosha HarborMarket and Kenosha Public Market Indoor Season Openers

Kenosha HarborMarket

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 5)

Kenosha Union Club, 3030 39th Ave.

Local vendors include produce, eggs, meat and poultry, prepared foods, soaps, arts and crafts, dog treats. Through April 29 (except Dec. 17, 24 and 31).

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Kenosha Public Market

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 5)

Kemper Center, 6501 3rd Ave. (new location)

Vendors, food trucks, full bar and SNAP market match. Through April 29.

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The Lineup

THURSDAY, Nov. 3 

Music 

Pick n Pull Songwriters Swap Meet Open Mic, 8:30 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. Hosted by Pat Garrett. 

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. 

Art 

Featured Artists Exhibit with printmaker Samira Gdisis, watercolor artist Barbara Farrell and mixed media artist Kate Peterson,  Lemon Street Gallery, 4601 Sheridan Rd. Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

“Ope, Not Ope: A Wisconsin Printmakers Exposition,” H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art, Carthage College, 2001 Alford Ave. This exhibit features a collection of works from the best printmakers in the Midwest. Regular gallery hours noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Extended hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. All art exhibits are free and open to the public. 

Acrylics International Biennial Exhibition, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. This inaugural exhibition spotlights 45 paintings demonstrating the variety of subjects, styles, and techniques possible in the acrylic medium, and the diversity and skill of the featured artists. Juried selections were made by artist John Jude Palencar. Museum hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. 

Theater 

KUSD Theatre Arts presents “Admissions” by Joshua Harmon, 7:30 p.m., Tremper High School Studio Theater, 8560 26th Ave. Tickets $13 general public, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD staff and students. 

“Elvis” at the Northside Library
Celebration of Women Artists: Maria Martinez at the Northside Library

Potpourri 

Afternoon Movie @ Northside, “Elvis” (2022), 12:30 p.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. Free. Registration required. 

Celebration of Women Artists: Maria Martinez, 5-6 p.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. Maria Martinez was an Indigenous artist from the San Ildefonso Pueblo who made famous “black on black” pottery using traditional coiled clay and experimental techniques. We will learn about the artist and make coil pottery bowls with air dry clay. Registration required. 

Loyal to the Union, Ohio in the Civil War. Explore the people and events that made the Buckeye state unique and so important to the Union cause. Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave. Daily hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

New England Beer Party at The Apis Hotel & Restaurant

New England Beer Party, 6:30 p.m., The Apis Hotel & Restaurant, 614 56th St. Multi-course dinner designed by Head Chef Alex Stankiewicz. Tickets $66. 

Family 

Through the Lens, 7-9 p.m., Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum School Yard Observatory, 880 Green Bay Rd. Tickets $12. 

Preschool Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. Designed for children ages 3-5, with 30 minutes of books, songs, fingerplays, and more during this classic storytime. 

Sun Silo with Evan Steidtman at Public Craft Brewing

FRIDAY, Nov. 4 

Music 

Sun Silo supporting the release of their sophomore album “Trillium”. Opening the evening will be Evan Steidtman of Kenosha’s own Lunde, 9 p.m., Public Craft Brewing, 628 58th St. $10 at the door. 

Ian Gould (Celtic, classics, covers), 7 p.m., Ashling on the Lough, 125 56th St. 

Chaine de Gitane (Gypsy jazz), 9 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 

Rough Cut, 8:30 p.m. 24’s Rumor’s Lounge, 1402 52nd St. 

Art 

Featured Artists Exhibit with printmaker Samira Gdisis, watercolor artist Barbara Farrell and mixed media artist Kate Peterson,  Lemon Street Gallery, 4601 Sheridan Rd. Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

“Ope, Not Ope: A Wisconsin Printmakers Exposition,” H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art, Carthage College, 2001 Alford Ave. This exhibit features a collection of works from the best printmakers in the Midwest. Regular gallery hours noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Extended hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. All art exhibits are free and open to the public. 

Acrylics International Biennial Exhibition, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. This inaugural exhibition spotlights 45 paintings demonstrating the variety of subjects, styles, and techniques possible in the acrylic medium, and the diversity and skill of the featured artists. Juried selections were made by artist John Jude Palencar. Museum hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. 

“Memento Mori” at Carthage College

Theater 

KUSD Theatre Arts presents “Admissions” by Joshua Harmon, 7:30 p.m., Tremper High School Studio Theater, 8560 26th Ave. Tickets $13 general public, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD staff and students. 

Lakeside Players present “The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy,” 7:30 p.m. Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St. Tickets $15 for general public, $13 for students and seniors. 

Carthage New Play Initiative, “Memento Mori,” 7:30 p.m., Wartburg Theater, 2001 Alford Dr. in cooperation with Ireland’s newest theater school, West End House School of Arts in Killarney. “Memento Mori” is a deeply personal project for its ensemble of creators. This fantastical story is woven from the collective mind of the ensemble and directors, all grappling with life’s biggest questions. Tickets $8-14. 

National Youth Theater presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” 7 p.m., Reuther High School, 913 57th St. Tickets $12. 

The Moon and the Gas Giants at Hawthorn Hollow

Potpourri 

The Moon and the Gas Giants, Hollow Hawthorn School Yard Observatory, 880 Green Bay Rd. observe the moon in the evening sky, as it will guide you to Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, and Uranus the gas giants of our solar system. Given clear skies, you can’t miss these bright worlds. The moon is the second-brightest celestial object, after the sun. Learn about the moon and these amazing worlds as we view them through our telescopes. Tickets $12. 

Comedian David Scott “Mr. Showtime,”  8 p.m., Kenosha Comedy Club, Wyndham Garden Hotel, 5125 6th Ave. Tickets $16 plus fees. 

Loyal to the Union, Ohio in the Civil War. Explore the people and events that made the Buckeye state unique and so important to the Union cause. Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave. Daily hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

Small Eyes Under the Skies at Hawthorn Hollow

Family 

Preschool Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. Designed for children ages 3-5, with 30 minutes of books, songs, fingerplays, and more during this classic storytime. 

Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. Approximately 20 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays for children ages 1-2 and their caregivers. 

Friday Fun Day, 2-4 p.m. Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. Relax and have fun with games, crafts, building toys, or tech. Each session will feature a different activity to drop in and try. 

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

Small Eyes Under the Skies, 6-8:30 p.m.  Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum School Yard Observatory, 880 Green Bay Rd. Take turns looking through our 16-inch telescope at binary stars, dim planets, distant galaxies, and other sky objects. Learn about these objects, their distances, sizes, and orbits and take a tour of the night sky. Tickets $12. 

Teen NaNoWriMo Writers Club, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave., Celebrate National Novel Writing Month by writing your own novel! Learn tips and tricks to start (and finish) writing a novel, whether it’s a first novel or fifth! Ages 12-19. 

Torn (Tribute to Creed) at The Brat Stop

SATURDAY, Nov. 5 

Music 

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

Torn (Tribute to Creed) with Boys and Toys, 8 p.m., The Brat Stop, 12304 75th St. 

The Rod Stewart Experience, 8 p.m., Wyndham Garden Hotel, 5125 6th Ave. Tickets $8 plus fees. 

Live music in the Loft, 8 p.m., Rustic Road Brewing, 5706 6th Ave. Continues weekly, acts TBA.

Art

Featured Artists Exhibit with printmaker Samira Gdisis, watercolor artist Barbara Farrell and mixed media artist Kate Peterson,  Lemon Street Gallery, 4601 Sheridan Rd. Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

“Ope, Not Ope: A Wisconsin Printmakers Exposition,” H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art, Carthage College, 2001 Alford Ave. This exhibit features a collection of works from the best printmakers in the Midwest. Regular gallery hours noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Extended hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. All art exhibits are free and open to the public. 

Acrylics International Biennial Exhibition, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. This inaugural exhibition spotlights 45 paintings demonstrating the variety of subjects, styles, and techniques possible in the acrylic medium, and the diversity and skill of the featured artists. Juried selections were made by artist John Jude Palencar. Museum hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. 

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at Reuther

Theater 

KUSD Theatre Arts presents “Admissions” by Joshua Harmon, 7:30 p.m., Tremper High School Studio Theater, 8560 26th Ave. Tickets $13 general public, $11 senior citizens, $6 KUSD staff and students. 

Lakeside Players present “The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy,” 7:30 p.m. Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St. Tickets $15 for general public, $13 for students and seniors. 

Carthage New Play Initiative, “Memento Mori,” 7:30 p.m., Wartburg Theater, 2001 Alford Dr. in cooperation with Ireland’s newest theater school, West End House School of Arts in Killarney. “Memento Mori” is a deeply personal project for its ensemble of creators. This fantastical story is woven from the collective mind of the ensemble and directors, all grappling with life’s biggest questions. Tickets $8-14. 

National Youth Theater presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” 2 and 6 p.m., Reuther High School, 913 57th St. Tickets $12. 

Author Meet and Greet with Mary Wimmer at Blue House Books

Potpourri 

Native American Artist Market, 12-4 p.m., Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Join the Kenosha Public Museum’s celebration of Native American Heritage Month, which honors the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories, and contributions of the 12 Tribal Nations of Wisconsin. In addition to being able to view and purchase art from the artisans themselves, there will be several opportunities to participate in hands-on activities. Free drop-in program, all are welcome. 

Dia de los Muertos, 2-11 p.m., Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St. Day of the Dead is a joyful Mexican holiday that combines observance of All Souls Day with a festive remembrance of lost ancestors.The celebration will include live music and art exhibitions — including a community mural display and a sugar skull decorating contest and exhibit — plus food and drink vendors. Activities include a Community “Ofrenda”, a pumpkin carving exhibit, sugar skulls and cookie decoration. Traditional Mexican food including, pozole, tamales, champurrado, elotes, pan de muerto and more. This year’s event will feature an increased emphasis on authentic Mexican music. Festivities will be on the grounds and alley between 56th and 57th Streets. 

Author Meet and Greet with Mary Wimmer, author of “The Art of the Break,” noon-3 p.m., Blue House Books, 5915 6th Ave. A. 

Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Woman’s Club of Kenosha, 6028 8th Ave. 

Loyal to the Union, Ohio in the Civil War. Explore the people and events that made the Buckeye state unique and so important to the Union cause. Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave. Daily hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

Family 

Family Storytime, 10:30-11 a.m., Simmons Library, 711 59th Pl. The whole family is invited to storytime! Come read stories, sing songs, and have fun! 

Look at Me! Playtime, 10:30-11 a.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. Explore shiny objects, mirrors, and other reflective sensory play experiences with your baby while you chat with other caregivers. For ages 0-1. 

Mickey the Fox Snake Encounter, 2-3 p.m., Richard Bong State Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Rd. Learn all about snakes and watch as the education snake Mickey is fed, and even get the chance to hold or touch Mickey. Meet in the Visitor Center Auditorium. 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. 

Cy’s Piano Jams at Union Park Tavern

SUNDAY, Nov. 6 

Music 

Philharmonic Concert, 1-2:30 p.m., A.F. Siebert Chapel, Carthage College, 2001 Alford Dr. Free and open to the public, also available via livestream

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

Philharmonic Concert at Carthage College’s A.F. Siebert Chapel

Art

Featured Artists Exhibit with printmaker Samira Gdisis, watercolor artist Barbara Farrell and mixed media artist Kate Peterson,  Lemon Street Gallery, 4601 Sheridan Rd. Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

“Ope, Not Ope: A Wisconsin Printmakers Exposition,” H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art, Carthage College, 2001 Alford Ave. This exhibit features a collection of works from the best printmakers in the Midwest. Regular gallery hours noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Extended hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. All art exhibits are free and open to the public. 

Acrylics International Biennial Exhibition, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. This inaugural exhibition spotlights 45 paintings demonstrating the variety of subjects, styles, and techniques possible in the acrylic medium, and the diversity and skill of the featured artists. Juried selections were made by artist John Jude Palencar. Museum hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. 

Theater 

Carthage New Play Initiative, “Memento Mori,” 3  p.m., Wartburg Theater, 2001 Alford Dr. in cooperation with Ireland’s newest theater school, West End House School of Arts in Killarney. “Memento Mori” is a deeply personal project for its ensemble of creators. This fantastical story is woven from the collective mind of the ensemble and directors, all grappling with life’s biggest questions. Tickets $8-14. 

National Youth Theater presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” 2 p.m., Reuther High School, 913 57th St. Tickets $12. 

Potpourri 

6th Annual Strikes for Strays, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Guttormsen Recreation Center, 5411 Green Bay Rd. Bowl for homeless dogs, cats, and rabbits and compete for some amazing prizes. Event will include adoptable dogs, raffle, 2 1/2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, and vegan/vegetarian buffet. Register HERE

NaNoWriMo Writers Workshop, Northside Library Community Room A, 1500 27th Ave. Both seasoned writers and first-time authors can stop by to learn new tips and tricks and have time to write in the presence of other writers.

Loyal to the Union, Ohio in the Civil War. Explore the people and events that made the Buckeye state unique and so important to the Union cause. Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave. Daily hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

Small Business Sundays Vendor and Art Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Vault, 625 57th St.

To submit an event to Kenosha.com’s “In the Loop,” please email Laura@Kenosha.com with details and contact information.

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