Quick Kicks: Beer festival starts June 12

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Ann Fiore
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Here is a roundup of entertainment news and events in our area this week.


Learn about trains

Both kids and adults can learn how the historic East Troy Electric Railroad works during a train camp Saturday, June 7, at the railroad depot and museum, 2002 Church St., East Troy.

The camp starts at 9 a.m. Participants can tour the grounds, meet volunteers, explore the car barn and ride in a restored railcar.

Adults are invited to learn about volunteer opportunities at the volunteer-run railroad.

Registration is not required. To learn more, check out easttroyrr.org or call 262-642-3263.

Beer fest on tap

O'Riley and Conway's Irish Pub, The Looking Glass and Badger Spirits will team up next weekend on a beer festival called the Janesville Craft Beer Experience.

The festival runs Thursday through Sunday, June 12-15, and will feature 50 to 60 beers from 10 breweries. For information, check out orileyconwaysirishpub.com or visit the bar on Facebook.


Library hosts kickin' brass

The Rock River Philharmonic—formerly the Beloit Janesville Symphony—is reaching out to families Saturday, June 7, with a presentation on the brass section of the orchestra.

The free event begins at 1 p.m. at the Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd., and includes a brief performance, a question-and-answer session, a story and a chance to look at the instruments.

The Philharmonic will kick off an exciting new season in 2015. Visit beloitjanesvillesymphony.org and look for a new website soon.

Madison fest this weekend

Madison's annual Marquette Waterfront Festival will bring fun, games and plenty of danceable music to Yahara Place Park this weekend.

Saturday, June 7, starts with Yid Vicious at noon. Son Contrabando follows at 1:30 p.m., Califone at 3:15 p.m., Lyrics Born at 5:15 p.m. and The Sadies at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday's lineup includes favorites such as Jim Liban and the Joel Paterson Trio at 1 p.m., Robbie Fulks at 2:30 p.m., the New Orleans Suspects at 4:15 p.m. and the MarchFourth Marching Band at 7:30 p.m.

The park is located near O'Keeffe Middle School, 510 S. Thornton Ave., Madison. Admission is free. For a full lineup, visit marquette-neighborhood.org/activities and click on the “activities” tab.


Twirl and dip at Harry's

Beloit's Harry C. Moore Pavilion is home to more than just great bands during the summer. It also offers dance lessons.

The lessons are free—though donations are accepted—and run from 7-8 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 25 at the pavilion in Riverside Park, 1160 Riverside Drive, Beloit. Students can test their new skills at an open dance at 8 p.m.

Check out friendsofriverfront.com for a dance schedule.


City sets theater camps

The city of Janesville will offer two theater camps for kids this summer.

KidStage Day Camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at the CAMDEN Stage in Palmer Park. Kids ages 6-12 will play games, make theater masks and create a skit. Students should bring sack lunches. Cost is $50.

Camp KidStage will be offered from 1-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 23-27, at CAMDEN Stage. Participants ages 4-12 will prepare a production of “Peter Pan” to share with their families at week's end. Cost is $84.

To register, visit the Janesville Municipal Building, 18 N. Jackson St., or ci.janesville.wi.us/recreation.

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