to jump-start its winter series
DELAFIELD - The
Summerstage Winter Music Series starts Jan. 31 at the Delafield
History Center (Hawks Inn), 426 Wells St.
Whatsername’ at North Shore Middle School
- “Princess Whatsername” is a fractured fairy tale about a girl
who awakes from a slumber to discover she cannot remember anything.
plays ready to bloom
Another year, another
array of worthwhile shows awaiting us. Of the 50 or more productions
on the docket from January through May, when many theaters close
their season, a few that I am looking forward to seeing
of the Season at St. Catherine of Alexandria
OCONOMOWOC - The Songs of the Season concert will be 7:30
p.m. Friday at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church, W359-N852 Brown
in the Basilica
- The Bel Canto Chorus Christmas takes place in St. Josaphat
Basilica, 2333 S. Sixth St.
carols, soaring hymns and music are designed to put the audience in
the holiday spirit.
Holiday Parade steps off Saturday
- “A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps” will be shown for free at 10
a.m. Tuesday at the Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave.
opera brings wider community together
WAUKESHA - While they
won’t perform, Milwaukee youngsters exploring the arts are the
reason behind a new production of the children’s opera “Amahl
and the Night Visitors.”
‘Streets’ freshened up
MILWAUKEE - It’s the
longest ride you’ll ever take. You climb aboard a streetcar in the
year 2015. You see contemporary-looking Milwaukee residents,
buildings and automobiles as you gawk through the windows, but
suddenly they give way to circa 1950 images and then to sights from
three decades before that.
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.”