Sure, it’s fall outside today, but summer doesn’t really end, meteorologically speaking, until September 1st. There’s an outstanding weather forecast in store for us this weekend, offering a perfect opportunity to squeeze in a few more activities before getting your snow thrower tuned up.

Fusion: Kenosha live music, performing arts venue

Our latest video: Fusion in Kenosha

One thing we would like to plug up front is our latest video — a tour of the nonprofit Fusion performing arts space in Kenosha’s Harborside area. Thanks very much to the good many who have shared this video already. If you haven’t yet, please consider it. Fusion is exactly the kind of project Racine and Kenosha should encourage and support. Tonight, Fusion hosts a screening of the classic music documentary Woodstock, man.

Bella Madre Music Fest

It’s not unusual to have live music at a church festival, but it is extraordinary to have an all-out music festival at a church. Hosted by St. Anne Catholic Church (9091 Prairie Ridge Blvd. in Pleasant Prairie), the festival’s Friday & Saturday lineup features local favorites like Kai Andersen & The Pickups, Haley Klinkhammer, and Fur Pants as well as rising national star Rebecca Roubion. Admission is just $10.

St. Rita Parish Family Festival

A Friday evening Fish Fry, a Sunday afternoon chicken dinner, a corn roast, burgers, brats, hot dogs, Italian beef, cream puffs, ice cream, and a bake sale should keep you from going hungry at the St. Rita Family Festival on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There’s lots of live music too, including 4 GRAND on Saturday night and Pat McCurdy on Sunday evening.

Mexican Fiesta

This weekend’s big festival at Henry Maier Festival Park (the Summerfest Grounds) on Milwaukee’s lakefront is the Mexican Fiesta. Browse Mexican arts and crafts from more than 100 artisans, enjoy traditional Pan de Feria baked by Carlos Roldan from the State of Hidalgo, soccer tournaments, midway rides, a children’s area & stage, the commercial expo, and Our Lady of Zapopan, directly from Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.

Mid Eastern Fest

If you’ve got a hankering for hummus, tabbouleh, baba ghanouj, falafel, chicken or meat shish kebabs, baklava and Arabic coffee, then you’re in luck on Saturday as Mid Eastern Fest is held at  St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 3126 95th St. in Sturtevant. A “first ever collaboration between the Orthodox, Melkite, and Maronite Christian traditions in our area,” the festival “will be an example of Christian love and unity.” It will also feature the beautiful and ravishing Lebanese singer Doris Farhat, seen in the video above.

More on our Events List

We’ve only touched on a few of this weekend’s highlights. We haven’t even mentioned WILL Rock Fest 2015Taste of Egypt, or Lebowski Fest Milwaukee 2015. For links to those and many more, see our Calendar of Events, Twitter events feed, and other events calendars in our area.

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