Quick Kicks for Aug. 14-20, 2014

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Ann Fiore
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

This is a roundup of entertainment news and events for the week of Aug. 14-20.


Park hosts celebration

The Friends of Riverside Park invite folks to spend Sunday, Aug. 17, in the Janesville park for the second annual Riverside Music Festival.

The fundraiser runs from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and features music, grilled chicken from the Noon Lions Club, a beer and wine garden, and a play area for kids. Visitors can play in a shuffleboard tournament at 11 a.m. or try pickleball at 1 p.m.

Steve Peck and Phil Trumpy kick off the music at 11:45 a.m., with the GoDeans performing at 1:45 p.m. Learn more at jvlriversidepark.com or call 608-752-2676.

Shake the lake

Delavan’s Lake Lawn Resort aims to shake up your summer with a boat parade and musical entertainment at its Shake the Lake Music Festival, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 22-24.

The weekend lineup showcases modern and classic rock from Compass Rose, Off the Record and Boat Drunks. The Boat Drunks’ Sunday show will feature Nadirah Shakoor, a lead vocalist for Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band.

The boat parade at 8:30 p.m. Saturday will take a cue from last year’s Venetian Night, with lighted and decorated boats that will be judged.

Festival admission is $15 for a one-day pass or $35 for three days. Call 800-338-5253 or visit lakelawnresort.com.


Footville ropes ’em in

The All America Pro Rodeo will return to Footville this weekend.

Rodeo action starts at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15-16, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at Highway 11 and South Footville Road. Country singer Ricky Lee will perform at 9:30 p.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, and country band South Bound takes the stage at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Sunday is family day with demonstrations and free pony rides at noon.

Advance tickets are $12 for those ages 8 and older or $45 for a family of four. Tickets are $15 at the gate. For a list of ticket sellers, visit Footville rodeo on Facebook. For information, call 888-405-4742 or email Mike Eggleston at m.eggleston51@gmail.com.


Help the chef

“Just Desserts for Chef Otis,” an interactive murder mystery penned by Milton playwright Ryan Crandall, will take the stage Saturday, Aug. 16, to help raise money for Janesville Little Theatre.

The murder mystery will be served with cocktails and dinner starting at 6 p.m. at the Black Bridge Bowl banquet hall, 1141 Black Bridge Road, Janesville. Raffles and a silent auction also are on tap.

Tickets are $40, and reservations are required. Call 608-531-4545.


WRAP workshop set

Artist Karolyn Alexander will lead a mixed-media workshop Saturday, Aug. 23, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Regional Art Program exhibit now on display at the Janesville Performing Arts Center.

The workshop is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at JPAC, 408 S. Main St., and is open to the public for a $5 fee. Winners of the nonjuried WRAP exhibit will be announced that day. For information, email Barb Leonard at bleonard6000@wildblue.net.

The WRAP exhibit is on display through Aug. 23. It is sponsored by the Janesville Art League, L’Atelier Art Studio and UW-Madison.


Art wanted in Whitewater

Area artists are invited to sell unframed, original art—priced at less than $100—at a Sept. 13 art sale that benefits the Whitewater Arts Alliance.

The sale runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Starin Park Senior Center, 504 W. Starin Road, Whitewater. The fee is $15 for alliance members and $25 for nonmembers. Space will be available outside for $5.

Send registrations and checks by Saturday, Aug. 23, to Marilyn Fuerstenberg, N7557 Kame Court, Whitewater, WI 53190. Checks should be made out to Whitewater Arts Alliance.

For information, call Marilyn Fuerstenberg, 262-473-5269, or Louise Fuerstenberg, 473-2548.

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