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In Thinking of America: Songs of the Civil War

Description: 2014-15 is the Civil War sesquicentennial. In the tradition of variety and concert artists of the mid- 19th century, Robert Trentham presents songs that inspired and comforted a divided nation. Coupled with letters, speeches and social commentary from the 1860's, In Thinking of America: Songs of the Civil War offers contemporary audiences a glimpse into the past and calls to mind a time of unabashed sentiment and innocent vigor. Such familiar tunes as Dixie's Land, Steal Away, Just Before the Battle Mother, Goober Peas and Battle Hymn of the Republic are brought together with the honest and heartfelt words of statesmen, journalists, soldiers and citizens of the day. In Thinking of America: Songs of the Civil War was inspired by the lives and events of Trentham's ancestors who lived and died during the Civil War. Robert Trentham has been featured and reviewed in numerous U.S. newspapers and publications including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Magazine and Opera Magazine. He has sung as a soloist at the finest American concert halls including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Philadelphia Academy of Music, and at regional theatre and opera companies throughout the country.

Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Location: South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
Time(s):
March 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM (Sun)


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Splash Studio Presents: Evolution

Description: Hit up Splash Studio, Milwaukee's painting bar, for an innovative art experience that will make you believe in the power of #beerandpaint. Follow along as a local Milwaukee artist guides you step-by-step through the painting, giving you tips and tricks along the way. The 3-hour session (1:00pm - 4:00pm) includes a 16" x 20" gallery wrapped canvas, paints, and brushes -- and at the end of the night you'll get to take your awesome painting home with you. As always, if the session time doesn't work for you, grab a drink from our full bar and try your hand at a Mini-Painting. Reservations strongly recommended for sessions. Click here to make your reservation, or you can visit www.splashmilwaukee.com or call 414-882-7621 for more information.

Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Location: Splash Studio: A Painting Bar
Time(s):
March 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sun)


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Bizwomen Mentoring Monday

Description: Meet your mentor at Milwaukee Business Journal's BIZWOMEN MENTORING MONDAY. This event will offer attendees the opportunity to choose from over 40 mentors - who are some of the most influential women in the community - for one-on-one coaching sessions through seven-minute conversations.

Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Location: Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Time(s):
March 30, 2015 at 7:00 AM (Mon)


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Boy Scout Radio Merit Badge

Description: Discover how radio transmissions travel, what call letters mean, and how to draw a block diagram of a radio station. We'll visit a local broadcasting station to learn more about the real equipment used, what licensing is required to operate a radio station, and what career choices are available in Radio. Scouts will also get a chance to record their own radio show! Scouts must participate both days in order to accomplish all requirements.

Date: March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015
Location: Discovery World
Time(s):
March 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sun)


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Giselle

Description: See the ultimate romantic ballet. Giselle has inspired dancers and dance lovers for generations with its story of love, betrayal and forgiveness. Michael Pink combines both cherished classical ballet and contemporary choreography in this unique and timeless production. Set in a war-torn community, you will experience the power of outstanding dance drama as never before. The moving score is performed live by the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra.

Date: March 26, 2015 - March 29, 2015
Location: Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Time(s):
March 29, 2015 at 1:30 PM (Sun)


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RAM 6th Annual International PEEPS Art Exhibition at the Racine Art Museum

Description: Within the pristine white walls of a contemporary art museum that overlooks Lake Michigan, the Racine Art Museum presents an untraditional exhibition showcasing fluffy, sugar-coated marshmallow PEEPS . The RAM 6th Annual International PEEPS Art Competition is now accepting entries from artists of all ages to participate in the only museum competition of this kind in the world. Detail available at ramart.org.

Date: March 27, 2015 - April 12, 2015
Location: Racine Art Museum


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Skylight Music Theatre presents The Snow Dragon

Description: A WORLD PREMIERE opera by award winning novelist and composer Somtow Sucharitkul. The Snow Dragon is the fantastical tale about a boy named Billy Binder who often escapes to an imaginary world of eternal snow, where he rides a dragon, fights monsters and rescues princesses. Unfortunately, it's also ruled by the evil and omnipresent 'Ringmaster' and his whip. Billy feels no pain in this magical universe, unlike the real world he faces at home. The Snow Dragon is a classic tale of good vs. evil. Experience this amazing new work before it heads to Thailand for a special performance for His Majesty the King!

Date: March 11, 2015 - March 29, 2015
Location: Skylight Music Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center
Time(s):
March 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM (Sun)


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'Death by Design' from Milwaukee Entertainment Group

Description: What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noel Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, 'Death by Design' is a delightful and mysterious 'mash up' of two of the greatest English writers of all time. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his wife Sorel Bennett, an actress, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly - a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingenue, a zany modern dancer ~ each with a long held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it's left to Bridget, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime. Production directed by Zach Thomas Woods Cast: Bridgit ~ Melody Lopac Jack ~ Corey Jefferson Hagen Edward Bennett ~ Eric William Jones Sorel Bennett ~ Alicia Rice Walter Pearce ~ Marcus Beyer Eric ~ Hugh Blewett Victoria Van Roth ~ Keighley Sadler Alice ~ Liz Faraglia Soft drinks will be available for purchase at all performances. A 'BEVERAGE SERVICE' WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 'DOORS OPEN' TILL 'CURTAIN TIME' AND AGAIN AT INTERMISSION PROVIDED BY 'BARTENDERS ON THE GO' ON SATURDAY EVENINGS MARCH 21st, 28th & April 11th.

Date: March 20, 2015 - April 11, 2015
Location: Brumder Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Time(s):
March 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM (Sun)
April 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM (Thu)
April 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM (Fri)
April 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM (Sat)


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Mount Mary University presents Art & Design Faculty Biennial Exhibition 2015

Description: Mount Mary University will present "Art & Design Faculty Biennial Exhibition 2015," a show featuring work by art and design faculty, March 16 - April 8, 2015 in the Marian Art Gallery. An artists' reception will take place from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, including a musical performance by faculty member, Marie Warren and guest, Alyssa Yank at 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Date: March 16, 2015 - April 8, 2015
Location: Mount Mary University
Time(s):
March 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sun)
March 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM (Mon)
March 31, 2015 at 9:00 AM (Tue)
April 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM (Wed)
April 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM (Thu)
April 3, 2015 at 9:00 AM (Fri)
April 4, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sat)
April 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sun)
April 6, 2015 at 9:00 AM (Mon)
April 7, 2015 at 9:00 AM (Tue)
April 8, 2015 at 9:00 AM (Wed)


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Five Presidents

Description: From Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland (Six Feet Under, The West Wing, and House of Cards), comes a funny and incisive new drama about the meeting of America's most exclusive club - the ex-presidents. Obliged to gather together on the day of Richard Nixon's funeral, four "exes" and one "current" vent frustrations, revisit old grievances, and reveal the toll that it takes on any person foolish enough to seek the highest office in the land.

Date: March 10, 2015 - April 5, 2015
Location: Quadracci Powerhouse
Time(s):
March 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM (Sun)
March 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM (Sun)
April 1, 2015 at 1:30 PM (Wed)
April 1, 2015 at 7:30 PM (Wed)
April 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM (Thu)
April 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM (Fri)
April 4, 2015 at 4:00 PM (Sat)
April 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM (Sat)
April 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM (Sun)
April 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM (Sun)


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JAMES WINN - NEW PAINTINGS

Description: JAMES WINN: New Paintings March 7th - April 11th, 2015 Opening & Artist's Reception, Saturday, March 7th, 1-4 pm Gallery Hours: T-F 11-5, Sa 11-4 Tory Folliard Gallery is pleased to announce JAMES WINN: New Paintings. Opening with an Artist's Reception on Saturday, March 7th, the exhibition will include panoramic paintings of the Midwest and upstate New York as well as work from his Lotus series. James Winn is one of American's great contemporary landscape painters. He works within a venerable tradition to render serene fields and prairies, infusing vistas with a sublime stillness and luminosity. Inspired by the mid Nineteenth Century American art movement Luminism, his paintings are governed by the rules of form and content. The second is always determined by the first. By using a bird's eye panoramic view with an emphasis on the horizontal and strict tailoring of the formal elements, Winn captures the vastness and richness of the countryside. Moving beyond the quotidian, his invisible brushstrokes over the course of many thin "wet on wet" translucent layers express the constant, subtle change of light in the early evening sky. "It's those quiet moments of the mystery of the last light that represent my latest efforts: to present that moment when nature whispers that there is more in the world than what meets the eye." James Winn was born in Hannibal, Missouri in 1949. He studied at the Academy of Art in Chicago in the late 1960's and later received his MFA from Illinois State University where he studied with Midwestern master Harold Gregor. He has participated in numerous exhibitions since the early 1980's and has mounted solo shows in New York, Chicago and Milwaukee at the Tory Folliard Gallery. His paintings are in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Illinois State Museum, the Cedar Rapids Art Museum and many more museums and private collections throughout the Midwest.

Date: March 7, 2015 - April 11, 2015
Location: Tory Folliard Gallery


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Wine & Wood-Fired Pizza Pairing

Description: Enjoy five Wood-Fired Pizzas paired with five Italian wines. Also includes a mini factory tour. $30 per person, ages 21 and up. All Wine Nights are on Fridays and start at 7pm and last about two hours. We also welcome you to purchase additional bottles of wine at discounted prices! Reservations required. Reservations required. 414-982-6060 / events@palermospizza.com.

Date: February 13, 2015 - April 3, 2015
Location: Palermo's Pizza


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The Wizard of Oz

Description: We're off to see the Wizard! Over ten generations have grown up loving this classic tale of an enchanted land - first as a beloved children's book, then as an iconic Hollywood film. Now The Fireside is bringing you an exciting stage adaptation of this legendary musical. It's all there - good witches, wicked witches, munchkins, a cowardly lion in search of courage, a tin man in search of a heart, a scarecrow in search of a brain, and a young girl from Kansas in search of home. It's a show for the entire family filled with eye-popping costumes, rib-tickling humor, breath-taking adventure, and an immortal musical score including one of the greatest hit songs in musical history - "Over the Rainbow." So this spring just follow the yellow brick road to The Fireside.

Date: February 26, 2015 - April 19, 2015
Location: The Fireside Dinner Theatre
Time(s):
March 29, 2015 at 10:30 AM (Sun)
March 29, 2015 at 2:30 PM (Sun)
April 1, 2015 at 10:30 AM (Wed)
April 2, 2015 at 10:30 AM (Thu)
April 4, 2015 at 10:30 AM (Sat)
April 4, 2015 at 4:45 PM (Sat)
April 5, 2015 at 10:30 AM (Sun)
April 8, 2015 at 10:30 AM (Wed)
April 9, 2015 at 10:30 AM (Thu)
April 9, 2015 at 5:15 PM (Thu)
April 10, 2015 at 5:00 PM (Fri)
April 11, 2015 at 10:30 AM (Sat)
April 11, 2015 at 4:45 PM (Sat)
April 12, 2015 at 10:30 AM (Sun)
April 12, 2015 at 2:30 PM (Sun)
April 15, 2015 at 10:30 AM (Wed)
April 16, 2015 at 10:30 AM (Thu)
April 16, 2015 at 5:15 PM (Thu)
April 17, 2015 at 5:00 PM (Fri)
April 18, 2015 at 10:30 AM (Sat)


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Science Sundays: Self-Led Activities

Description: Discover the world of science through self-led interactive activities and crafts. March and April's theme is "Plant Power!"

Date: March 1, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Location: Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Park
Time(s):
March 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sun)
April 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sun)
April 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sun)
April 19, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sun)
April 26, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sun)


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Polka Heartland: Photographs by Richard Blau

Description: Richard Blau's photographs belie the stereotype of polka as "corny" and "dated" and instead show a vibrant, living glimpse into the everyday of the polka culture. Featuring 30 photographs that capture the energy of live polka performances, Polka Heartland: Photographs by Richard Blau is anything but documentary. Blau's photographs reverberate with the same "loudness" and "sensuality" as his subjects. On View: January 31-March 29, 2015 Opening Party: Saturday, January 31 | 2:00-5:00

Date: January 31, 2015 - March 29, 2015
Location: Museum of Wisconsin Art
Time(s):
March 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sun)


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Cedarburg Artists Guild debut at MOWA

Description: The Cedarburg community has long maintained a vibrant art scene supported and sustained by accomplished artists with statewide and national reputations. MOWA is delighted to fulfill our mission to support local arts organizations by inaugurating the 2015 State Gallery season with an exhibition of works from the Cedarburg Artists Guild. On View: January 31-March 29, 2015 Opening Party: Saturday, January 31 | 2:00-5:00

Date: January 31, 2015 - March 29, 2015
Location: Museum of Wisconsin Art
Time(s):
March 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sun)


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Low Down Dirty Blues

Description: The night club may be closed, but the party is just heating up! Join a group of musician/singers as they gather after-hours to swap stories and share their fervor for music. Four multi-talented performers pour their passion, soul, and love into the greatest hits of Muddy Waters, Ma Rainey, Sophie Tucker, Howlin' Wolf, Pearl Bailey, and many more. Twenty-two smokin' songs, non-stop blues riffs, titillating double-entendres, and hot rhythms keep the theater sultry and steamy from the first note to the last.

Date: March 20, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Location: Stackner Cabaret
Time(s):
March 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM (Sun)
March 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM (Sun)
March 31, 2015 at 7:30 PM (Tue)
April 1, 2015 at 7:30 PM (Wed)
April 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM (Thu)
April 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM (Fri)
April 4, 2015 at 4:00 PM (Sat)
April 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM (Sat)
April 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM (Sun)
April 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM (Sun)
April 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM (Tue)
April 8, 2015 at 7:30 PM (Wed)
April 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM (Thu)
April 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM (Fri)
April 11, 2015 at 4:00 PM (Sat)
April 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM (Sat)
April 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM (Sun)
April 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM (Sun)
April 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM (Tue)
April 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM (Wed)


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Crossroads of Civilization, MPMs New Permanent Exhibit

Description: Experience MPM's first new permanent exhibition in more than a decade! This exhibit, made possible by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, explores how the ancient civilizations of Africa, Europe and Asia came together to form an epicenter of complex culture, creating not just a physical crossroads, but an intellectual one as well.

Date: March 15, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Location: Milwaukee Public Museum


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Founders & Visionaries: Wisconsin Jewish Artists from the Milwaukee Art Museum Exhibit

Description: Join the Jewish Museum Milwaukee for its newest exhibit, Founders & Visionaries: Wisconsin Jewish Artists from the Milwaukee Art Museum, on display from March 15 - May 31, 2015. Included among the individuals who have helped to establish Wisconsin's rich art tradition and many of the institutions which were precursors to its contemporary art pillars, are a number of noted Jewish artists. Featuring work by Fred Berman, Aaron Bohrod, Joseph Friebert and Alfred A. Sessler, this exhibit examines and celebrates the lives and contributions of these four accomplished artists. Learn more at www.JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org

Date: March 15, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Location: Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Time(s):
March 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM (Sun)
March 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Mon)
March 31, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
April 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
April 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
April 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
April 5, 2015 at 12:00 PM (Sun)
April 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Mon)
April 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
April 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
April 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
April 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
April 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM (Sun)
April 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Mon)
April 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
April 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
April 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
April 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
April 19, 2015 at 12:00 PM (Sun)
April 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Mon)


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Color In Motion

Description: Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry Retrospective including "30 Quilts for 30 Years" WMQFA Virginia Avery Collection Guest Curator: Rebecca Putzer Artists Reception January 25th noon-3pm

Date: January 21, 2015 - April 12, 2015
Location: Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts
Time(s):
March 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM (Sun)
April 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
April 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
April 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
April 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
April 5, 2015 at 12:00 AM (Sun)
April 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
April 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
April 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
April 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
April 12, 2015 at 12:00 AM (Sun)


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Pride in Place: Milwaukee's Architecture and Built Environment Exhibition

Description: By taking pride in place, Milwaukeeans can learn to appreciate the city and its built landscape. Though much has been lost over the decades, an impressive array of buildings and houses remain. From a perspective of pride we can look at how Milwaukee emerged, how it has been maintained and/or reworked over the decades, issues of preservation, current land usage, and new uses and initiatives going forward. Through a combination of artifacts, photos, text, and interactive elements, explore important issues regarding Milwaukee's architecture and built environment and how people in and outside of Milwaukee view and approach the city. Don't miss this major exhibition that will allow you to simultaneously revel in Milwaukee's impressive architectural past, relish that which still remains, and explore where it may be going.

Date: February 5, 2015 - April 30, 2015
Location: Milwaukee County Historical Society
Time(s):
March 30, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Mon)
March 31, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Tue)
April 1, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Wed)
April 2, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Thu)
April 3, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Fri)
April 4, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Sat)
April 6, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Mon)
April 7, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Tue)
April 8, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Wed)
April 9, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Thu)
April 10, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Fri)
April 11, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Sat)
April 13, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Mon)
April 14, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Tue)
April 15, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Wed)
April 16, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Thu)
April 17, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Fri)
April 18, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Sat)
April 20, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Mon)
April 21, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Tue)


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Artwork For The Beginning Art Collector

Description: An opening reception will be held on Gallery Night & Day, Friday, January 16, 2015 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 11:00am to 5:00pm. The gallery is located at 1024 E. State St. at Prospect Ave. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Starting an art collection can be a daunting task. There is really no right or wrong way to go about it. It is a personal endeavor. One can start at whatever price point feels comfortable. A collection can be started with one particular artist that you find appealing or a particular theme such as abstraction, landscape or surrealism to name just a few ideas. Featured will be artworks priced at $600.00 and under. Artists include Ruth Grotenrath, Molly McKee, Thea Kovac, Wolf Kahn, Harold Altman, John James Audubon, Schomer Lichtner, Philip Krejcarek, Craig Lueck, Helen Rundell, Deirdre Schanen, Ananda Kesler, Alayna Rose, David Barnett and many more. Also on display will be handmade 12-karat white gold leaf and 22-karat gold leaf photo frames. The exhibition will run through April 11, 2015.

Date: January 16, 2015 - April 11, 2015
Location: David Barnett Gallery
Time(s):
March 31, 2015 at 11:00 AM (Tue)
April 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM (Wed)
April 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM (Thu)
April 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM (Fri)
April 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM (Sat)
April 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM (Tue)
April 8, 2015 at 11:00 AM (Wed)
April 9, 2015 at 11:00 AM (Thu)
April 10, 2015 at 11:00 AM (Fri)
April 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM (Sat)


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Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

Description: Walk amid stunning gowns and one-of-a-kind ensembles by haute couture designers such as Christian Dior, Patrick Kelly, and Vivienne Westwood in this multisensory re-creation of the pioneering fashion fair that helped redefine beauty, style, and empowerment for African American women everywhere. Inspiring Beauty is the first exhibition to explore the Ebony Fashion Fair, which traveled worldwide, including here in Milwaukee, and its director-producer Eunice W. Johnson, through fifty years of vision, innovation, and power.

Date: February 5, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Location: Milwaukee Art Museum
Time(s):
March 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sun)
March 31, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
April 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
April 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
April 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
April 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
April 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sun)
April 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
April 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
April 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
April 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
April 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
April 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sun)
April 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
April 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
April 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
April 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
April 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
April 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sun)
April 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Tue)


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Private Spaces, Public Authority

Description: Built in the 1880s, the home designed for Elizabeth Plankinton on Milwaukee's Grand Avenue followed the leading trends of that decade, appointed with ornament from America's leading suppliers of interior decoration. This was a decade when Aesthetic principles, encapsulated in the mantra "art for art's sake," reached their height in this country, having sailed across the Atlantic with Oscar Wilde, spread nationwide with his lecture tour that stressed the value of artful decoration. The focus of this decorative impulse was the home. Artists and designers, local and national, turned their attention to the seemingly prosaic: glass windows, ceramic tile, wallpapers, and even firebacks. The moral and physical loci of the aesthetic home was the Hearth, and it is at the center of this display of architectural salvage, an exhibition organized in partnership with the Milwaukee Housing Authority, which owns the collection. The exhibition presents this collection of woodwork, metalwork, ceramics and glass that broadly outlines Aesthetic era principles and designs. The objects come from local firms like Matthews Bros. and also internationally-known companies like J & J.G. Low Art Tile of Massachusetts, Belcher Mosaic Glass of New Jersey, and Hollins & Minton of Stoke-on-Trent, England. Tracing objects from their creation, to their private installation and subsequently to their deinstallation and public salvage, Villa Terrace, itself a repurposed lakeside mansion, explores the possibilities of repurposing old things for new ways of living.

Date: March 6, 2015 - June 7, 2015
Location: Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
Time(s):
March 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sun)
April 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Wed)
April 2, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Thu)
April 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Fri)
April 4, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sat)
April 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sun)
April 8, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Wed)
April 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Thu)
April 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Fri)
April 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sat)
April 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sun)
April 15, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Wed)
April 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Thu)
April 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Fri)
April 18, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sat)
April 19, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sun)
April 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Wed)
April 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Thu)
April 24, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Fri)
April 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sat)


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Body Language: New Acquisitions of Figurative Work at Racine Art Museum

Description: The figure is used to tell stories, to symbolize existence, and to represent the human condition. Featuring works in diverse media new to RAM's collection, Body Language reflects our desire to study, analyze, and respond to the human body as form and content.

Date: January 18, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Location: Racine Art Museum
Time(s):
March 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sun)
March 31, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
April 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
April 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
April 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
April 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
April 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sun)
April 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
April 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
April 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
April 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
April 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
April 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sun)
April 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
April 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
April 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
April 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
April 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
April 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sun)
April 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Tue)


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Art For The Cause: French Posters from the First World War

Description: As in the United States, France solicited the support of its citizenry, both moral and financial, through large-format posters displayed in the windows of publicly- and privately-owned venues. Countries on both sides of the Atlantic commissioned leading artists and illustrators to provide the poster designs and drawings. Despite their common intentions, the French posters took on a more tragic character than their American counterparts, reflecting the devastation of the landscape and on the lives of soldiers and their families. The exhibition is an opportunity for CAVT Museums, until recently a body under the War Memorial Corporation umbrella, to reflect on the turbulence of warfare and its portrayal in original works by the likes of Francisque Poulbot and Steinlen. Gathered by Harriet Earling Fitch during the war years and after, the collection is a physical embodiment of an American philanthropist's longstanding relationship with a foreign country. Long before the entrance of the United States into the conflict, Harriet Fitch (later Thwaits Dake) organized and directed the Milwaukee chapter of the Fatherless Children of France and was instrumental in the founding of the Foster Mothers of America. Both organizations and Harriet Earling Fitch's philanthropic work focused on the care and support of the millions of children left fatherless by one of the deadliest conflicts in world history. For her efforts, she was awarded the Legion of Honor from the French government; her medal will be on display in the exhibition, along with archival news clippings that outline her achievements in her charitable and philanthropic work. About 20 posters, generously lent by the family of Thomas Van Alyea Jr., will go on display in the museum's great hall in this small exhibition held 100 years following World War I.

Date: March 27, 2015 - July 12, 2015
Location: Charles Allis Art Museum
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March 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sun)
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(P)ART

Description: (P)ART showcases 29 carefully staged and artistic photographs dating as early as 1912 that highlight the style of legendary Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts. Used in advertisements, catalogs, manuals, and in other company publications, these parts are sculptural forms that illustrate Harley-Davidson's early commitment to the form and function of a motorcycle.

Date: January 16, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Location: Harley-Davidson Museum
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March 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sun)
March 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Mon)
March 31, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
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New Acquisitions: Contemporary Art Jewelry at the Racine Art Museum

Description: Contemporary art jewelry often investigates cultural, social, personal, and environmental topics. RAM's holdings in art jewelry with examples from artists across the globe and at varying stages in their careers are growing rapidly. This exhibition celebrates recent gifts from a handful of dedicated collectors and donors. A special feature of this exhibition is a concentrated look at the work of several artists that RAM is collecting in-depth. Artists such as Terri Gelenian-Wood, Eleanor Moty, and Harold O'Connor are represented in the museum's collection by multiple works with new gifts joining examples already in RAM's holdings.

Date: January 25, 2015 - July 5, 2015
Location: Racine Art Museum


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Toward Textiles

Description: Toward Textiles presents an exploration of the expressive possibilities of fiber through the work of 27 contemporary artists, while engaging the viewer in broader discussions of the medium's emotional meanings; its connections with ordinary experiences; and its capacity for critique and social commentary. Material Fix, the large group exhibition anchoring the series, features 22 artists and is accompanied by one video installation and three smaller exhibitions. Artists include Polly Apfelbaum (NY), Jen Bervin (NY), Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010), Sonya Clark (VA), Dave Cole (RI), Jim Drain (FL), Josh Faught (CA), Susie Ganch (VA), Ann Hamilton (OH), David R. Harper (WI), Jesse Harrod (PA), Elana Herzog (NY), Amy Honchell (IL), Yuni Kim Lang (MI), Joan Livingstone (IL), Christy Matson (CA), Cat Mazza (NY), John Paul Morabito (IL), Ebony G. Patterson (KY), Sheila Pepe (NY), Sandra Sheehy (UK), Piper Shepard (MD), Alyson Shotz (NY), Deborah Valoma (CA), Katarina Weslien (ME), Anne Wilson (IL), and Anna Zem nkov (Czech Republic). Image: Yuni Kim Lang, Comfort Hair, 2014; polypropylene rope and mixed fiber; dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Tim Thayer.

Date: January 18, 2015 - October 11, 2015
Location: John Michael Kohler Arts Center
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March 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Sun)
March 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Mon)
March 31, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
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Milwaukee City Tour

Description: Welcome to Untapped Tours, Milwaukee's most complete city tour! Join us as we tap into Milwaukee's famous attractions and history, as well as other sights you may not have known existed. Each tour is limited to 11 guests to allow for plenty of room and ensure a personal feeling. Each tour includes cheese samples at a local creamery as well as a private tour and tasting at a local brewery.

Date: March 1, 2015 - November 30, 2015
Location: Milwaukee City Hall


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Radio Milwaukee Tours

Description: Treat yourself to a "behind the scenes" tour of our new home! Located at 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave in Walker's Point. Every Thursday @ 4:30 p.m., an hour before our 414 music live series, we'll be hosting FREE tours. Tours will start in Studio Milwaukee, our performance space, and will include a trip to our Green Roof; offering unique views of the Hoan Bridge, Marcus Amphitheater, Walkers Point and downtown Milwaukee. Your tour will finish in Stone Creek Coffee's Radio Milwaukee Caf where you can grab a cup of coffee, glass of wine, or a beer on your way out.

Date: August 14, 2014 - June 11, 2015
Location: 88nine Radio Milwaukee Station


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Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

Description: The Dinner Detective is America's largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show. You'll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner. A tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening. But be careful! Everyone is a suspect, even you, and the killer might be at your table!

Date: February 21, 2015 - December 26, 2015
Location: DoubleTree Milwaukee Downtown


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The Greater Milwaukee Foundation Centennial Celebration Exhibition

Description: For a century, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has helped individuals, families and organizations realize their philanthropic goals and make a difference in the community, during their lifetimes and for future generations. This exhibition celebrates the Foundation by sharing its story and impact on Milwaukee.

Date: February 5, 2015 - December 31, 2015
Location: Milwaukee County Historical Society
Time(s):
March 30, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Mon)
March 31, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Tue)
April 1, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Wed)
April 2, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Thu)
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April 20, 2015 at 9:30 AM (Mon)
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Victorian High Tea

Description: Tea at the Mansion, is a very unique experience, unlike other High Teas you may have been to. You and up to 22 others will start with lessons of 1800's table etiquette. A buffet of 7 different flavored teas are offered to sip. At your table, you are served a variety of savories, scones and sweets. (The menu and tea selection changed with each season.) After tea, you will be entertained with stories and Theme of the Month. Afterwards, you will be given a quick tour of the first floor. Do reminder we are a functioning Bed & Breakfast. Bring your camera!!!!!

Date: January 1, 2015 - July 31, 2016
Location: Schuster Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Time(s):
March 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sun)
April 2, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Thu)
April 4, 2015 at 1:00 PM (Sat)
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Milwaukee's Only Pizza Factory Tour

Description: Become a Palermo's Pizza "insider" when you take the only pizza factory tour in the city! Start with a fun and engaging video that shares the success story of Milwaukee's hometown frozen pizza manufacturer. Then get a bird's eye view of the production floor, where Palermo's expert Pizzaiolos craft the pizza everyone loves. Lunch - a slice of our fresh, hand-stretched pizza and a beverage - in Pizzeria 3301 and a souvenir are included. Tour and lunch take approximately 1 hour. No walk ins. Reservations required. 414-455-0383.

Date: March 14, 2014 - December 31, 2015
Location: Palermo's Pizza


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Italian Apertivo

Description: In Italy it is called Apertivo! You can call it Pau Hana, Apre's Ski, or Dopo il Lavoro Our "Happy Hour" Is going to be Called Italian Apertivo The Pasta Tree will be hosting an after work social every Tuesdays - Thursdays 4:30-6:30 It's a time for you to relax in our cozy wine bar in front of the fire or in the summer relax in our "Secret Garden" sipping on a beautifully crafted Apertivo to get your digestive juices flowing while nibbling on small plates. Nothing on the Apertivo menu will be over $6.00 Featuring Vines& Rushes Ripon, Wi $5.00 glass Local wines "Apertivo" Tuesday- Thursday 4:30-6:30 Traditional Apertivo Cocktails Prosecco Americano Spritz Negroni(what James Bond drank when he wasn't drinking a Martini) Limoncello $5.00 Assorted Beers $3.50 House Pours $3.50 "Cicchettis"-Bites To Eat Assorted Salumis, Roasted Vegetables & Cheeses $6 Mixed Olives & Nuts $4 Brushettas $4 Chicken Marsala Meatballs $4 Shrimp&Brandade Toast $6 Salumi Pizza Bread $4 Ask your Server about any Specials

Date: January 27, 2015 - January 1, 2018
Location: The Pasta Tree Restaurant & Wine Bar
Time(s):
March 31, 2015 at 4:30 PM (Tue)
April 1, 2015 at 4:30 PM (Wed)
April 2, 2015 at 4:30 PM (Thu)
April 7, 2015 at 4:30 PM (Tue)
April 8, 2015 at 4:30 PM (Wed)
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Toddler Time

Description: From 10am - 2pm each Monday and Wednesday, we reserve some of our attractions for the use of our youngest guests (ages 1-5 and their families)! In addition to our regular, kid-friendly free time, we'll offer age-appropriate small group games led by our amazing hosts, including parachutes and "Rody-O" in our inflatable sports arena. We also offer specially-themed crafts and additional activities, all included in the discounted $9 Bounce admission! Parents, purchase a wristband to play, too, and we'll give you a free Stone Creek coffee or Rishi tea to help you keep up with them! And don't forget - that wristband gets you access to the massage chair, too! Feel free to stay for lunch with our extensive menu of fresh, healthy foods, including some healthy off-menu snacks like Apple Empanadas. See you soon! Feel free to stay for lunch with our extensive menu of fresh, healthy foods, too, including some healthy off-menu snacks like Apple Empanadas. See you soon!

Date: August 20, 2014 - August 22, 2018
Location: Bounce Milwaukee
Time(s):
March 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Mon)
April 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
April 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Mon)
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May 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
June 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM (Mon)
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Lakefront Brewery Tours

Description: Lakefront is a locally-owned microbrewery celebrating their 25th year in Milwaukee and offering traditional and innovative beer styles, as well as one heck of a good time! Tour tickets are $7.00 per person and all attendees must be 21 years of age with a valid ID or accompanied by a legal parent or guardian. Please see lakefrontbrewery.com for the most up to date tour times and for pre-tour ticket purchasing.

Date: June 21, 2013 - September 30, 2017
Location: Lakefront Brewery, Inc


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Free Public Tours

Description: Here's a look at the free tours we offer. We hope to see you soon! The Legacies Tour - Up to 3.5 hours: SC Johnson's global headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin, is home to remarkable legacies by inspired leaders. During our most in-depth tour offering, you'll explore the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Administration Building as well as the award-winning Foster + Partners-designed Fortaleza Hall with the Spirit of Carna ba airplane soaring at its heart. Also inside Fortaleza Hall, you'll see The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright, which showcases rarely-seen Wright designs and artifacts. In addition, see Sam Johnson's acclaimed film Carna ba: A Son's Memoir, with its enduring family message, and enjoy the Academy Award-winning documentary To Be Alive! Plus, stop at The Lily Pad gift shop. The Landmarks Tour - Up to 2 hours: Designed in 1936, the Administration Building was the first project that Frank Lloyd Wright created for SC Johnson. Renowned for its unique dendriform columns, open concept half-acre of workspace, circular "bird cage" elevators and 43 miles of glass tubing, this landmark is celebrated as one of the top 25 buildings of the 20th century. During this tour, you'll explore the Administration Building and visit the award-winning Foster + Partners-designed Fortaleza Hall, which is home to the Spirit of Carna ba airplane, as well as The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright. The tour ends at The Lily Pad, a unique gift shop featuring exclusive SC Johnson memorabilia and brand gift merchandise, as well as Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired items. The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright - 1 hour: This tour showcases rarely-seen Wright designs and artifacts. Through a series of annual exhibits, it explores Wright's influence on families and the home. The current exhibit, Usonia: Frank Lloyd Wright's Vision of the American Home, which opened in May, celebrates "Usonia," a term which describes Wright's architectural vision for the development of cities featuring practical, yet beautiful, homes for the middle-class. This tour ends at The Lily Pad, a unique gift shop featuring exclusive SC Johnson memorabilia and brand gift merchandise, as well as Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired items.

Date: November 1, 2013 - November 1, 2020
Location: SC Johnson


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Pre-Prohibition Historic Bar Tour

Description: Since 1847, Milwaukeeans have been quenching their thirst in Milwaukee's many historic bars. The Historic Bar Tour: Pre-Prohibition is a 3-hour bus tour into some of the most historic and famous bars in Milwaukee. Spending about 30 minutes at each location, you'll relax while learning some of our most interesting and colorful history through the tales of our taverns. We will visit four bars on this tour. You will enjoy four 6-ounce beers and one 6-ounce Old Fashioned. You will also receive a traditional German pretzel, discounts at some locations for return visits, a chance to win Milwaukee Food & City Tours trivia prizes, round-trip transportation and guided fun. Only non-alcoholic substitutions will be offered for this tour. Please note that we also offer a discounted designated driver pricing. IMPORTANT NOTATIONS: - All guests on our Historic Bar Tour must be 21 or older. - Although minimal walking is required, there is still walking involved. - This tour is NOT handicap accessible and attendees will need to go up/down minimal stairs to get on/off the bus multiple times.

Date: October 12, 2013 - October 31, 2020
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