Art Museum prepares to reopen
MILWAUKEE - It isn’t
the Louvre or the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But one implied
message likely to stick with those who attended the Milwaukee Art
Museum’s Media Day on Nov. 13 is that the MAM is no slouch among
its institutional peers.
Holiday Parade steps off Saturday
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee
Holiday Parade will step off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The 89th
parade begins at Kilbourn and Astor Street, heading west to Old
World Third Street, then turning south and ending at about 11 a.m.
at The Shops of Grand Avenue on Wisconsin Avenue.
Grand Avenue Christmas begins Friday at Pabst Mansion
MILWAUKEE - The Pabst
Mansion will be decked out in seasonal finery for A Grand Avenue
Christmas, which runs Friday through Jan. 3.
Dahmer figures prominently in
newly released book
Can you imagine being stalked by
Jeffrey Dahmer? It happened to him, says Willis Morgan, 68, author
of the recently released book “Frustrated Witness!”
Avenue brings ‘sonic elation,’ moving thoughts
Ask Tenth Avenue North
vocalist Mike Donehey where he’ll be Friday and he’ll tell you
Ballet extends artistic director to 2020, hires executive director
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee
Ballet Company announced it extended Michael Pink’s contract as
artistic director and appointed Julia Glawe as the company’s
a wrap: 304 movies from 50 nations in 15 days
- After 304 movies, some 10,000 pounds of popcorn and a cumulative
attendance of 70,885 - a 10 percent increase over last year’s
figure - the 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival has joined its six
predecessors on the pages of history.
to be performed at Lunt-Fontanne Center
TOWN OF GENESEE - The
play that catapulted Alfred Lunt, at age 27, to Broadway fame will
be read by the Milwaukee Repertory’s Artistic Intern Company at 7
p.m. Tuesday at the Lunt-Fontanne Program Center.
host an evening of friends
- The Waukesha Choral Union presents “Just Friends” on Oct. 17
at St. William Parish, 440 N. Moreland Blvd.
announces Selena Gomez show
Tickets for the first Summerfest show, Selena Gomez, go on sale at
10 a.m. Oct. 17 and include Summerfest admission.
Trio to explore the world musically at Sunset Playhouse
ELM GROVE - ”Exploring
the World through Music and Its Ethnic Origins” by the Prometheus
Trio will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Sunset Playhouse Studio Theater,
800 Elm Grove Road.
Film Festival closes with a flurry
Thursday, the last day of the 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival. Before
today gives way to Friday and the seventh annual MFF is history,
however, 15 features and two series of shorts are scheduled to be
Encore! MFF entries’ repeat performances are on the marquee
The first weekend of the
seventh annual Milwaukee Film Festival from Sept. 25 through Sunday
saw the local premieres of movies representing many genres and
Threat’ Gracia Back in Milwaukee for Film Fest
In football, “triple
threat” refers to an increasingly rare sort of player, one skilled
at kicking as well as passing and running.
Art Crawl set for Oct. 3 in city’s downtown
WAUKESHA - The 88th Art
Crawl will take place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 3 downtown.
Presented by the West End Artists Association, it features 175
artists in 20 venues featuring art, gifts, food, berages and live
Patio Players start 50th anniversary with ‘Godspell’
MENOMONEE FALLS - The
curtain will rise on the Falls Patio Players’ 50th anniversary
Oct. 2 with “Godspell.”
to host Free for All
- AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop will host its quarterly
Friday Night Free for All.
rolls out downtown
MILWAUKEE — Even if you
aren’t German, you can eat, drink and dance like one. Or at least
try. The four-day MKE Oktoberfest rolls out the barrel Thursday
enthusiast Kuntz keeps busy
“I don’t know how I
ever worked a 40-hour job,” movie buff Dale E. Kuntz mused during
an interview at his Milwaukee home. “I’m supposed to be retired,
but I have six part-time jobs.”
River Marching Band Invitational on Sept. 27
WAUKESHA - Waukesha West
High School will host the 19th annual Fox River Marching Band
Invitational on Sept. 27.
autumn harvest at Old World Wisconsin
OF EAGLE - Participate in Autumn on the Farms at Old World Wisconsin
through Oct. 31.
guests can help our historic farm families with a variety of unique
seasonal activities like carding wool, baking bread or making
sauerkraut,” said Dan Freas, director of Old World Wisconsin.
NEW BERLIN - In its 75th
year, the Milwaukee Male Chorus rehearses from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Mondays and performs about once a month from September to May.
Arts Center turns 15
- The Schauer Arts Center will
celebrate 15 years of the arts with a one-night benefit event Sept.
17, featuring Emmy award-winner John McGivern.
to focus on writing inspired by other art
WAUKESHA - Inspiration
for poems can come from paintings, photographs, pottery, music and
other art forms.
Civil War life
Old World Wisconsin
OF EAGLE - Get a taste of Civil War camp life by
drilling with members of the infantry, visiting the
surgeon’s tent, sampling a soldier’s rations, and meeting the
cavalry members and their horses.
Film Festival to take center stage
Like previous Milwaukee
Film Festivals, the seventh annual MFF will offer a number of themed
programs. The 2015 agenda includes “Film Feast,” “Rated K: For
Kids,” “Art + Artists,” “Cinema Hooligante,” “The Black
Lens,” and “Sound Vision.”
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.