Astaire Studio to trot out Dance Fantasy
- Fred Astaire Dance Studio Dance Fantasy 2017 will cap
off with a professional dance show this weekend at the
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W.
and amateur dancers show off their skills in a variety
of styles at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
are $27. Call 262-781-9520 or visit
to play at OAC
will bring its antics to the Oconomowoc Arts Center’s
Little Theater at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Audience members
are invited to arrive early at the theater, 641 E.
Forest St., to enjoy dinner, snacks and refreshments
before the show starting at 5:45 p.m.
and food will also be available during intermission.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for high school
students and younger and military personnel (with ID).
more information, call the box office at 262-560-3172 or
Jo Valentine to sing at Emmanuel UCC 130th anniversary
- Through March 25, Emmanuel United Church of Christ,
36821 Sunset Drive, will observe a weeklong 130th
anniversary celebration of its founding.
Singer-songwriter Bobby Jo Valentine will be a special
guest at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday celebratory worship
service. The public is welcome to experience his
authentic, universal songs.
to bring Irish folk music to Delafield
- In the wake of St. Patrick’s Day, Bill and Lin
O’Connor will bring Irish folk music to the Delafield
History Center, 426 Wells St.
favorites at Irish Fest, the couple and their son Chris
will play from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
will be available prior to the concert and during
intermission. Tickets are $15 and $13 for seniors.
War veteran to speak Monday
- “Reflections of a Soldier, Vietnam 1968-1969” will
by the Elmbrook Historical Society at 7 p.m. Monday at
the Brookfield Public Library, 2000 N. Calhoun Road.
Army veteran Michael Kastern will talk about his time as
a soldier in Vietnam, the men he served with, and the
Milwaukee Journal’s Letters From Home printed in the
Green Sheet in the 1960s and early 1970s.
free lecture is in conjunction with the display “A
Face for Every Name,” a 17-panel traveling exhibit
from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum of the 1,161 men and
women from Wisconsin who died in Vietnam. For more
information, visit elmbrookhistoricalsociety.org.
Concert Band to perform Wednesday at the Marcus Center
- The city will be one of 23 in nine states to host a
performance by the United States Navy Band during its
Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St.
will be a variety of marches, patriotic selections,
orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble
Concert Band has been performing for nearly 90 years.
of the Navy’s primary performing units embark each
year on concert tours in areas of the country that do
not see its musical ensembles on a regular basis. The
concerts are family-friendly events.
Navy Band performances are free and open to the public.
Chimneys cabaret to celebrate Women’s History Month
OF GENESEE - In celebration of Women's History Month,
Chicago’s E. Faye Butler will honor the songs made
famous by female icons of the 20th century, including
Etta James, Dinah Washington, Mahalia Jackson, Billie
Holiday, Lena Horne, Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald.
will be at 6 p.m. with the performance at 7 p.m. March
23 at Ten Chimneys, S43-W31575 Depot Road.
the 2012 Lunt-Fontanne fellow, and Ron Haynes,
performing the songs of Louis Armstrong, will pay
tribute to remarkable women.
has six Joseph Jefferson Awards, two Helen Hayes Awards,
a Barrymore Award, four Black Theatre Alliance Awards,
an Excellence in the Arts Award and many more awards.
2012, she was inducted into the National Museum of Women
in the Arts.
are $100 and include dinner and a drink. Call
262-968-4110 to reserve a seat.
Music Now promises a foot-stomper
- Apollo’s Fire will bring foot-stomping Baroque music
as it delivers the origins of Appalachian music.
concert of the Cleveland ensemble begins at 5 p.m.
Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Zelazo
Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
For more information, visit www.EarlyMusicNow.org.
Cabaret Cafˇ to present Wiegratz, VIVO
- The Oconomowoc Arts Center’s Cabaret Cafˇ presents
VIVO at 7 p.m. March 24 and March 25. Dinner will be
served at 6:30 p.m.
in the OAC’s Little Theater, 641 E. Forest St., the
dinner and live music entertainment features the
contemporary jazz, pop, bossa nova and samba music of
Warren Wiegratz, Pam Duronio (vocals), Tim Stemper
(guitar), Tony Wagner (drums and percussion) and Steve
for his extraordinary saxophone work and being the
leader of Streetlife, the official band of the Milwaukee
Bucks for the last 25 years, Wiegratz will also take a
turn at flute and melodica, adding flavor to the
Spanish, Portuguese and French songs featured in the
menu includes tequila lime chicken, cilantro rice
and cumin black beans, fresh Southwestern salad with
tortilla chips and creamy Mexican chocolate mousse.
more information about VIVO, visit www.vivojazz.com.
and show tickets are $43 for adults and $25 for high
school students and younger and military personnel (with
ID). Tickets for the show only are $32 and $18.
more information, call the OAC Box Office at
262-560-3172 or visit www.theoac.net
to open at Wilson Center
Vansen’s “Marram,” one of the works in the
exhibition “Accumulation” that also features the
work of Normal Raja at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center
for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield. The
mixed media exhibition will have an opening reception
from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in the Ploch Art
Gallery. An artist dialogue will take place at 6:30 p.m.
Friday. The exhibition runs through May 6. RSVP for the
reception at wilson-center.com or 262-781-9520.