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Updated Dec. 8, 2016
 
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Christmas with the Nelsons, starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. today and Friday, Northern Lights Theater, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee. $25 to $35. 414-847-7922, ticketmaster.com.  

Cantus: We All Will Be Together, 7:30 p.m. today, South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, 901 15th Ave., South Milwaukee. A celebration of holiday traditions. 414-766-5049.  

We Six at the Festival of Trees and Music, 7:30 p.m. today, McIntosh/Goodrich Mansion, 1584 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. $35 and $25, $15 for non-Wisconsin Conservatory of Music students, free for WCM students. 414-276-5760, apm.activecommunities.com.  

Lake Country Brass Quintet Christmas concert to benefit the Salvation Army of Waukesha, 7:30 p.m. today, Broadlands Golf Club Ballroom, 18 Augusta Way, North Prairie. $20, $18 for seniors and $6 for 15 and younger at showtix4u.com or 1-866-967-8167.  

Straight No Chaser, 8 p.m. today, Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. $41.25 and $53.25. www.pabsttheater.org, 414-286-3663.  

UW-Waukesha Choir and Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, University of Wisconsin-Waukesha Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha. $5 (box office open hour before show). craig.hurst@uwc.edu or 262-521-5212.  

Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Series: Jon Vezner & Don Henry, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon. $17, $21 at door; $10 students all times. 262-457-4399, www.wsss.org.

Robin Pluer at the Festival of Trees and Music, 7:30 p.m. Friday, McIntosh/Goodrich Mansion, 1584 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. $35 and $25, $15 for non-Wisconsin Conservatory of Music students, free for WCM students. 414-276-5760, apm.activecommunities.com.  

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra plays the music of David Bowie, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. $37.50 and up. www.pabsttheater.org, 414-286-3663.  

Bel Canto Chorus: “Christmas at the Basilica,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, The Basilica of St. Josaphat, 601 W. Lincoln Ave., Milwaukee. The show includes familiar carols and soaring hymns with the Stained Glass Brass and the Bel Canto Boy Choir. www.belcanto.org, 414-481-8801.  

Dead Horses, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Back Room @ Colectivo (Prospect Cafe), 2211 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee.  $15. www.pabsttheater.org, 414-286-3663.  

Newsong’s “Very Merry Christmas Tour,” also featuring Matthew West and Love & The Outcome, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, RiverGlen Christian Church, S31-W30601 Sunset Drive, Town of Waukesha. Artist Circle tickets $34 in advance (early admission and an artist meet and greet) and $24 advance general admission,  800-965-9324 or www.iTickets.com.

Peace on Earth: Choral Sounds of the Season, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. Presented by the UWM Concert Chorale, Advanced Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Chamber Choir and Women's Chorus. $12 general admission, discounts for seniors, UWM faculty, staff and students. 414-229-4308.  

Early Music Now: The Rose Ensemble - The Rose in Winter, 5 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Saint Joseph Chapel, South 27th Street and Greenfield Avenue, Milwaukee. The theme is based on a Christmas legend of a midnight blooming of plants that honors the Madonna and child. English ballads, Spanish cantigas, German carols. $29 and up; $10 to $15 for students. EarlyMusicNow.org, 414-225-3113.  

Lake Country Brass Quintet Christmas concert to benefit the Salvation Army of Waukesha, 2 p.m. Sunday, WeatherStone Church, 1500 S. West Lane, New Berlin. $20, $18 for seniors and $6 for 15 and younger at showtix4u.com or 1-866-967-8167.  

Music Under the Stars Series: Holiday Sing-along, 2 p.m. Sunday, UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium (Physics building, room 139), 1900 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. UWM Collegium Musicum performs familiar and less familiar seasonal music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance on period instruments. UWM Planetarium director Jean Creighton will provide a guided tour of stars and constellations in the winter sky. $3 at the door. For more information, email mille928@uwm.edu.  

Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” Tour, 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, BMO Harris Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St., Milwaukee. $33 to $73. 414-227-0400, www.bmoharrisbradleycenter.com/events.

Fine Arts Quartet, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. $10, $5 for students and younger than 18. arts.uwm.edu/tickets or 414-229-4308.  

R. Kelly “The 12 Nights of Christmas” tour, 8 p.m. Sunday, Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.   $58 to $128. www.pabsttheater.org, 414-286-3663.  

UW-Waukesha Handebell Choir and The Windy Hill Brass, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, University of Wisconsin-Waukesha Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha. $5 (box office open one hour before show). craig.hurst@uwc.edu or 262-521-5212.  

Annual Winter Music Concert, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bay View High School auditorium, 2751 S. Lenox St., Milwaukee. Band, string ensemble, drumline and chorus. Free.  

Rich Regent and John Dudzik, 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Greenfield Public Market, 5310 W. Layton Av., Greenfield. Free. 414-321-9595 or greenfieldlibrary.org.  

Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas, featuring the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.  $45.50 and up. www.pabsttheater.org, 414-286-3663.  

Lake Country Brass Quintet Christmas concert to benefit the Salvation Army of Waukesha, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Davians Conference Center, N56-W16300, Silver Spring Drive, Menomonee Falls. $20, $18 for seniors and $6 for 15 and younger at showtix4u.com or 1-866-967-8167.  

The Bad Plus, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Back Room @ Colectivo (Prospect Cafe), 2211 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. $30. www.pabsttheater.org, 414-286-3663.  

Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson album release show, 8 p.m. Dec. 16, Turner Hall, 1040 N. Fourth St., Milwaukee. $20. pabsttheater.org, 414-286-3663.  

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Chorus: “Handel’s “Messiah,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and Dec. 17 and 4 p.m. Dec. 18, The Basilica of St. Josaphat, 601 W. Lincoln Ave., Milwaukee. mso.org.  

Lake Country Brass Quintet Christmas concert to benefit the Salvation Army of Waukesha,  2:30 p.m. Dec. 17, St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy, 1101 N. Genesee St., Delafield. $20, $18 for seniors and $6 for 15 and younger at showtix4u.com or 1-866-967-8167.  

The Wizards of Winter, 8 p.m. Dec. 17, Northern Lights Theater, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee. $35 to $45. 414-847-7922, ticketmaster.com.  

The Time Lords’ Ball with Bounce The DJ, DJ Khek and DJ Tony-Wan Kenobi, 8 p.m. Dec. 17, Turner Hall, 1040 N. Fourth St., Milwaukee. All things Dr. Who. $20, $50 bar package. pabsttheater.org, 414-286-3663.  

Mannheim Steamroller, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 18, Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. $45 to $75. www.pabsttheater.org, 414-286-3663.  

UJAY and UWM Jazz Ensemble CD release concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Helen Bader Concert Hall, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. $12, $8 for seniors with ID, UWM faculty and staff, and free for students with ID and younger than 18. 414-229-4308.
 






 

 

     
 

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