Home News Sports Obituaries Lifestyles Entertainment Classifieds Customer Care Video Weather Homes Jobs Search Your Photos Advertisers

ON THE BEAT: Eclectic Meyer lives music

6

When looking for an artist to kick off Get Out’s “On the Beat” profile series, one name kept coming to the forefront.

Matt Meyer, 34, performs at various venues in Kenosha and on the road. He plays gigs with his band, Matt Meyer and the Smooth Riders, as well as solo acoustic shows, open jams and with other groups.

In addition to performing, Meyer has organized SRIM Fest for the past seven years. SRIM Fest — short for Smooth Riders Indoor Music Festival — is a three-day music festival featuring 60 bands that will run March 27-29 at the Brat Stop, 12304 75th St.


Shutter Art

10

Faculty curators of the new “Clique” photography art exhibition at Carthage College hope to explore the fine line that defines being a cutting edge artist. What is art? What is real?

Visitors will experience works from a select group of photographers known for their new 21st century take on a centuries-old medium.

Band-O-Rama is this weekend at Indian Trail

1

The Kenosha Unified School District’s 58th annual Band-O-Rama is Saturday (Jan. 31) and Sunday (Feb. 1) at Indian Trail High School and Academy, 6800 60th St.

Saturday’s event starts at 7 p.m.; Sunday’s event starts at 2 p.m.

ON THE BEAT: Eclectic Meyer lives music

6

When looking for an artist to kick off Get Out’s “On the Beat” profile series, one name kept coming to the forefront.

Matt Meyer, 34, performs at various venues in Kenosha and on the road. He plays gigs with his band, Matt Meyer and the Smooth Riders, as well as solo acoustic shows, open jams and with other groups.

QUICK SPINS: The Tings Tings bring back the ’80s in a cool way

“The Ting Tings,” Super Critical (Pias America)

www.tingtings.com, $11.99

MUSIC MATTERS: Local music this week features plenty of soul (and blues)

I want to open this week with some ink going to Don Miller.

He’s the main man behind that wonderful space downtown called Fusion.

FINAL WEEKEND: Lewis Black wedding farce ‘One Slight Hitch’ in closing stretch at RTG

1

The Racine Theatre Guild continues the run of the wedding comedy “One Slight Hitch” tonight. The show opened Jan. 16 and runs through Sunday at the RTG, 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine.

Pleasant Prairie resident Shannon McGuire plays Courtney, the young bride-to-be in the wedding farce set in an upper-middle-class home in suburban Cincinnati in 1981. The comedy begins in the household of Doc and Delia Coleman, the greatest generation couple, on the wedding day of their daughter.

BRIEFS: Limited tickets remain for annual Snowdance festival

The Over Our Head Players celebrate winter with its annual Snowdance 10 Minute Comedy Festival, a competition of original comedies. All performances are at Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth St., Racine.

The 11th annual event begins Feb. 6 and runs every subsequent Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through March 8. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, 8 p.m. on Fridays, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays.

EXTENDED RUN: ‘Into the Woods’ resumes run

1

“Into the Woods” is a Tony Award winning play, but most people know it from its characters from centuries-old fairytales like “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Rapunzel” and “Jack and the Beanstalk.”

The characters come to life as Lakeside Players resumes an eight-show, three-week run tonight in the Seigerwaldt Auditorium at the Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St. The play opened on Jan. 23.

FINAL WEEKEND: ‘The Glass Menagerie’ wraps up run at Tremper

1

Kenosha Unified players take on the big American playwright Tennessee Williams’ cornerstone classic play “The Glass Menagerie,” which opened a two-weekend run on Jan. 22 at the Tremper High School Auditorium, 8560 26th Ave.

There are 7:30 p.m. performances tonight (Jan. 30) and Saturday (Jan. 31).

CASTING CALLS: ‘The Giver’ auditions next week

The Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave., has announced open auditions on Monday (Feb. 2) and Tuesday (Feb. 3) for “The Giver,” a play based on the book by Lois Lowry that became a major motion picture in 2014.

“The Giver” has performances at RTG from April 10-20, on two weekends for the general public and four weekdays for school groups.

BRIEF: Kemper Center Murder Mystery coming Feb. 7

The Kemper Center Murder Mystery Dinner Series bills its presentation of “Love Pens a Deadly Verse” as an elegant four-course dinner with a touch of murder.

“Love Pens” is interactive dinner theater with the Kemper Center guests as suspects and characters set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, in The Founder’s Hall.

‘Foxcatcher’ coming to Kenosha

1

Kenosha native Mark Ruffalo and the critically-acclaimed film “Foxcatcher” is coming to Kenosha's Cinemark Tinseltown USA, 7101 70th Court, beginning with a 12:20 p.m. showing on Friday.

Ruffalo was nominated an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in the true-crime story based on events that made grisly headlines almost 20 years ago.

SNYDER 1/25: Hawaiian surprise ‘in Cleveland’

10

Kenosha native Annie Heller Wetherbee is an Internet star, with a central role in a two-minute video that’s been seen by some 20 million people all over the world.

But, for her, “it’s all about Betty.”

Lakeshore Youth Philharmonic performs Sunday

11

The Lakeshore Youth Philharmonic is set to perform at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Frances E. Bedford Concert Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Rita Tallent Picken Center, 900 Wood Road.

Tickets at the door are $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for children ages 5 and younger.

Tremper plays with ‘The Glass Menagerie’

7

Kenosha Unified players take on the big American playwright Tennessee Williams’ cornerstone classic play “The Glass Menagerie,” which opened a two-weekend run on Thursday night at the Tremper High School Auditorium, 8560 26th Ave.

The 1944 drama, with its Southern charm and elegiac dialogue, may be a challenge for the young players, but they aren’t showing it. Tremper senior Ashley Kenney, who plays Amanda Wingfield, credits show director Nic Cicerale.

GET OUT: Take a trip ‘Into the Woods’

7

“Into the Woods” is a Tony Award winning play, but most people know it from its characters from centuries-old fairytales like “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Rapunzel” and “Jack and the Beanstalk.”

Starting tonight, the characters are coming to life as Lakeside Players begins an eight-show, three-week run in the Seigerwaldt Auditorium at the Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St.

EXTENDED RUN: ‘One Slight Hitch’ continues at RTG

1

The Racine Theatre Guild continues the run of the wedding comedy “One Slight Hitch” tonight.

The show opened Jan. 16 and runs through Feb. 1 at the RTG, 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine.

QUICK SPINS: Local group’s CD has great sound, wide range of styles

Synergy, “Side EFX” (Rok-N-Soul) $7

I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: The best part about going to a mom ’n’ pop music shop, is the personal contact and service you get from the employees. Last week, CD Warehouse’s manager, Kevin, handed me this disc by a local group and said, “This is really cool, I think you’ll like it.” He was right.

MUSIC MATTERS: From blues to pop to classical tunes ...

3

Happy nice weather everybody. Amazing what a little January sunshine with the temperature above 25 degrees does for you. (Then again, I wrote this Sunday; things could have changed by the time you read this).

This first segment has a lot going for it. I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve written up Low-Reen and the Lazy Dogs.

BRIEF: Fiber art show opens Sunday

2

The Anderson Arts Center’s new fiber arts exhibition opens from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday (Jan. 25).

The exhibit features works by the Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists Group and Women’s Journeys in Fiber.

BRIEF: Tickets on sale for annual Band-O-Rama

The Kenosha Unified School District’s 58th annual Band-O-Rama is Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Indian Trail High School and Academy, 6800 60th St.

Saturday’s events starts at 7 p.m.; Sunday’s event starts at 2 p.m.

BRIEF: History Center opens ‘Plans for Progress’ exhibit

The Kenosha History Center announced the opening of a new exhibit titled “Plans for Progress,” a two-dimensional exhibit, in honor of Black History Month.

The KHC, 220 51st Place, features free admission. Donations are welcome.

CASTING CALL: ‘The Giver’ auditions on Feb. 2-3

The Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave., has announced open auditions on Feb. 2-3 for “The Giver,” a play based on the book by Lois Lowry that became a major motion picture in 2014.

“The Giver” has performances at RTG from April 10-20, on two weekends for the general public and four weekdays for school groups.

BRIEF: Kemper Center Murder Mystery coming Feb. 7

The Kemper Center Murder Mystery Dinner Series bills its presentation of “Love Pens a Deadly Verse” as an elegant four-course dinner with a touch of murder.

“Love Pens” is interactive dinner theater with the Kemper Center guests as suspects and characters set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, in The Founder’s Hall.

SNYDER 1/18: ‘America’s Got Talent’ is looking for a few good cloggers

2

Editor’s note: Do you have a local entertainment story to share? Email Liz or call her at 262-656-6271.

RTG delivers wedding farce ‘One Slight Hitch’

10

This week the Racine Theatre Guild says, “I do,” to the wedding comedy “One Slight Hitch.”

The farce by comedian Lewis Black opens tonight and runs though Feb. 1 at the RTG, 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine.

MUSIC MATTERS: BeExposed! to the Arts lineup comes to Fusion

3

It’s time again for another cross-discipline extravaganza of arts at Fusion.

BeExposed! to the Arts is back with an acupuncturist, visual artists, a reading, poetry, photography and, yeah, music.

QUICK SPINS: Pink Floyd, The Muffs put out great new albums

2

www.pinkfloyd.com, $15.99

When Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright died of cancer in 2008, guitarist David Gilmour signaled that it was the end of the band.

EXTENDED RUN: ‘The Addams Family’ resumes at Indian Trail

1

Student performers from Kenosha Unified are donning black and putting on make-up made for a good-looking zombie for the musical adaptation of the creepy and kooky “The Addams Family,” directed by Bob Allen.

The dual-cast show opened last weekend and continues with three more shows this weekend.

A sledding we will go

6

First, the good news: The weather is heating up to a “normal” winter range, with highs in the 20s forecast for this weekend.

Now, the better news: And we have snow!

SLEDDING: Interested in a road trip?

Today’s Get Out entertainment section offers our annual guide to Kenosha County’s sledding hills.

And the hills here offer plenty of sledding action, from fast, steep rides to slower, gentler drops.

BRIEFS: Tickets on sale for annual Band-O-Rama, Jan. 31, Feb. 1

1

The Kenosha Unified School District’s 58th annual Band-O-Rama is Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Indian Trail High School and Academy, 6800 60th St.

Saturday’s events starts at 7 p.m.; Sunday’s event starts at 2 p.m.

‘Foxcatcher’ tells a haunting American tale

3

“Foxcatcher” is a warped, oppressive landmark.

It’s a true-crime story made haunting fiction. Based on events among three thwarted men that made grisly headlines almost 20 years ago, it requires little in the way of written words or great voices.

Movies image


Get Out Listings

Get Out Today (Feb. 2)
Get Out Today (Feb. 1)
Get Out Today (Jan. 31)

Get Out



Today's Poll

Now that Gov. Scott Walker has ruled against the Kenosha casino project, what would you like to see done with the Dairyland Greyhound Park site?
A revitalized Hard Rock casino plan approved once there is a new governor
A hotel, entertainment and restaurant complex: The casino project without the casino
A hotel with expansive waterpark: Our own little slice of the Dells
Business space: Draw more companies with desirable location

View Results




See All Events Submit Events


Latest Gas Prices

Area Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com