Games return to Waukesha
WAUKESHA - The Wisconsin
Highland Games usher in Labor Day Sept. 4 through Sept. 6, at
Waukesha Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road.
Fest lights up city with green as it turns 35
MILWAUKEE - Several
Milwaukee landmarks turn their lights green this week for Irish
Fest, which kicks off today. “Ushering in our 35th anniversary,
this year’s festival will be the largest celebration of Irish and
Celtic music and culture to date,” said Patrick Boyle, executive
director of Milwaukee Irish Fest.
Gallery freshens up its portraits
WAUKESHA - The Almont
Gallery presents “A Fresh Look at Portraiture” featuring artists
Dint Sweitzer and Tom Hicks. The exhibit runs from Aug. 16 to Sept.
Fair has persisted through 16 decades, 31 presidents
WEST ALLIS - Four years
prior to delivering on a Pennsylvania battlefield turned cemetery
the most famous of all American addresses, Abraham Lincoln spoke -
for a $150 fee - about agriculture at the Wisconsin State Fair.
Comedy Festival begins Aug. 6
MILWAUKEE - The state’s
largest comedy event, the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, will take place
Aug. 6-9 in venues around the city.
back: A fair for all
WEST ALLIS - The
Wisconsin State Fair appears as popular as ever and it seems that
old favorites will draw people back Aug. 6-16.
on your Lederhosen: Germanfest turns 35
MILWAUKEE - Dashing
dachshunds may qualify as a “Fest Favorite,” but 35 years of
German Fest has allowed people to build their own lengthy list of
PEWAUKEE - The drum
pounds out the beat as the steersman slowly chants: One! Two! Three!
Four! Five! The long, narrow boat
with 20 paddlers, drum beater and professional steerer glides
steadily on Pewaukee Lake.
the stage for summer variety
TOWN OF DELAFIELD - While
SummerStage at Lapham Peak stages a lot of theater, it also offers a
lot of family-oriented programming, like the two programs this
summer thoughts turn to indoors, there are always museums to explore
Summer in southeastern
Wisconsin is a season for outdoor fun: fairs and festivals,
bicycling and boating, picnics and park-staged plays.
with Warren Wiegratz kicks off New Berlin series
NEW BERLIN - Concerts at
City Center kicks off July 8 with Streetlife with Warren Wiegratz.
Music starts at 6:30 p.m. on the Library Green at the New Berlin
Public Library, 15105 Library Lane, just south of National
Through Your Life includes concert July 12
WAUKESHA - A suicide
prevention awareness event that includes live music will be held
again July 12.
Pabst Theater Group partner on mini-documentaries
WAUKESHA - BMO Harris
Bank has announced a new annual partnership with the Pabst Theater
Group in Milwaukee, releasing four videos celebrating Milwaukee and
its music culture.
Country Art Festival returns for 40th year
TOWN OF DELAFIELD - The
40th annual Lake Country Art Festival will bring more than just art
to Naga-Waukee County Park on July 11.
not hard to find daily admission deals to the Big Gig
WAUKESHA — If you can’t
get into Summerfest for free or at a discount, you aren’t trying
The daily admission promotions start at noon
while supplies last or until 3
p.m., whichever comes first.
those venturing indoors, discover Van Gogh, Pollock
MILWAUKEE - ”Van Gogh
to Pollock: Modern Rebels” is the title of the June 18-Sept. 20
Milwaukee Art Museum exhibition of master works touring from the
Buffalo, N.Y., Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
festival spreads art appreciation to community
MILWAUKEE - It began back
in 1963, when Jack Kennedy held forth in the White House, Henry
Maier occupied the Milwaukee mayor’s chair and legendary Vince
Lombardi coached a Green Bay team featuring gridiron greats named
Nitschke, Taylor and Starr.
all its fun, Summerfest is competitive when it comes to choosing the
night's main gig
MILWAUKEE - The Marcus
Amphitheater headliners draw the most attention when it comes to
Summerfest. There’s no better example than the Rolling Stones,
which give the 48th annual festival an early, rolling start Tuesday.
then there’s Neil Young closing the festival July 5.
annual Polish Fest packs culture with the pierogi
MILWAUKEE - There will be
a lot of lively fun and ethnic traditions at the 34th annual Polish
Fest, but a longtime volunteer who died last month in a crash won’t
Wednesdays announces summer schedule
PEWAUKEE - Waterfront
Wednesdays continues Wednesday with the One Ping Only Band playing
at Lakefront Park.
Country Children's Theater to cast for 'Jack and the
HARTLAND - Lake Country
Children’s Theater has announced auditions for Prairie Fire
Children’s Theatre’s original musical production of “Jack and
Country to feature 'Assassins' as summer production
HARTLAND - Lake Country
Playhouse will feature Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins.”
The theater describes the musical as “embodied by America’s four
successful and five would-be presidential assassins, ‘Assassins’
is a story deeply rooted in Americana, and our country's rich and
duo to end Wilson Center series
BROOKFIELD - Known for
their adrenalized performances, the Emmy-nominated Anderson &
Roe Piano Duo will perform at 2 p.m. April 19 at the Sharon Lynne
Wilson Center for the Arts.
Light Scene to celebrate album release with April 17 party at Mo's
WAUWATOSA - The Blue
Light Scene album-release party April 17 will feature some of
Milwaukee’s hottest artists at Mo’s Irish Pub, 10842 W.
Benton's heroes, heroines
The Milwaukee Art Museum
will be one of the destinations of the first major traveling
exhibition about American painter Thomas Hart Benton in more than 25
Durst gets a rage on with baby boomers
Class of 1970 from Waukesha South High School might remember
announces audition dates for 2015 season
DELAFIELD - SummerStage
at Lapham Peak will hold auditions for its 2015 season in March and
April. Auditions for William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About
Nothing” will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
siblings announce July 19 Riverside show
MILWAUKEE - Tickets are
on sale today for dance superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough’s
Move Live on Tour, which comes July 19 to the Riverside Theater.
exhibit to examine 'Crossroads of Civilization'
- The Milwaukee Public Museum is set to unveil its first new
permanent exhibition in more than a decade.
band coming to Turner Hall on Feb. 26
- The Celtic band Scythian will perform at the Turner Hall Ballroom,
1040 N. Fourth St., at 8 p.m. Feb. 26.
Stills & Nash to perform at Riverside
- Crosby, Stills & Nash will appear in Milwaukee for an 8 p.m.
show May 3 at the Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave.
to visit Milwaukee later this month
- The Pabst Theater will host the world’s first social media music
festival, DigiTour, on Feb. 26.
examines a child's look at her Mexican heritage
- First Stage Children’s Theater will show “LUCHADORA!” from
April 10 to April 26.
Stage’s new play development initiative honors local history and
heritage of Wisconsin.