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Splash Studio Presents: Hear Me Roar

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 (2:00pm - 5:00pm) includes a 16" x 20" gallery wrapped canvas, paints, and brushes -- and at the end 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: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Location: Splash Studio: A Painting Bar
Time(s):
May 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM (Tue)


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Spring Literary Luncheon

Description: Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld will be the featured speaker at the Spring Literary Luncheon, hosted by the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library. Her book is “Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride & Prejudice” Author signing and raffle at 11am, with the luncheon and program following at 12pm. Enter the raffle for your chance to lunch with Ms. Sittenfeld! Seating is limited! RSVP by April 27th. Thanks to event sponsors, Boswell Book Company and the Wisconsin Club.

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Location: The Wisconsin Club
Time(s):
May 3, 2016 at 11:00 AM (Tue)


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Splash Studio Presents: Barn in Spring

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 (6:30pm - 9:30pm) includes a 16" x 20" gallery wrapped canvas, paints, and brushes -- and at the end 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: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Location: Splash Studio: A Painting Bar
Time(s):
May 4, 2016 at 6:30 PM (Wed)


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Wisco Wednesday w/Indulgence Chocolatiers

Description: It's our 2nd Happy Hour featuring Indulgence Chocolatiers! If you missed the first one, you should try to make it for this - an evening of their fine chocolates paired with our cocktails!

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Location: Great Lakes Distillery, LLC
Time(s):
May 4, 2016 at 5:00 PM (Wed)


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Milwaukee Public Schools 46th Biennial Music Festival

Description: The Biennial Music Festival is one of Milwaukee Public Schools’ largest events and involves thousands of students across the district from a wide range of grade levels participating in a number of musical ensembles. The Biennial Music Festival brings together students from all MPS schools (elementary, middle and high school) in a musical concert performance to the public every two years. Each festival allows for approximately two thousand students to participate in the program. Participating groups include: elementary, middle school, high school choruses, bands, orchestras, jazz ensembles, swing choir, drumline, and drum circle.

Date: May 4, 2016 - May 5, 2016
Location: UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Time(s):
May 4, 2016 at 6:30 PM (Wed)
May 5, 2016 at 6:30 PM (Thu)


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"From Door to Door"- Dramatic Comedy by James Sherman

Description: "From Door to Door" Dramatic Comedy by James Sherman There is nothing more beautiful, more complex and sometimes more comical, than the love, the bond and the relationship between mother and daughter. This heartwarming, bittersweet comedy about three generations of American women, introduces us to Mary Goodman, a woman of the "greatest generation". As Mary is mourning the loss of her husband, her daughter, Deborah, is encouraging her to end her period of mourning and move on with a new independence. In a series of scenes between Mary, Deborah, and Bessie (Mary's headstrong, traditional mother), Mary reflects back on her life as a daughter, wife and mother. A trio of actresses portrays the three women over the course of sixty-five years. As Mary's life progresses from childhood to matrimony to motherhood, we see how each successive generation of women lives up to the expectations of the past and makes brave new choices about the future. In the end, the three women stand as links in a beautiful chain made of faith, love, and understanding. "Hilarious and deeply moving" - New York Daily News "A bittersweet comedy about the blessings and compromises that three generations of women encounter in their pursuit of love, faith and marriage." - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tuesday, May 3- matinee Wednesday, May 4- matinee Sunday, May 8- SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH MATINEE Tuesday, May 10- matinee Wednesday, May 11- matinee Tuesday, May 17- matinee Tuesday, May 17- evening Wednesday, May 18- matinee Dinner Menu Subject To Change Served Buffet Style: Evening of Tuesday, May 17th Chicken Marsala Alaskan Grilled Salmon Wild Rice Oven Roasted Potatoes Steamed Vegetable Blend Memories' Famous Fluff Dinner Salad with Caesar Dressing Warm Dinner Rolls Strawberry Rhubarb Cake Served Plated: Matinees May 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th Chicken Marsala Wild Rice Steamed Vegetable Blend Memories' Famous Fluff Dinner Salad with Caesar Dressing Warm Dinner Rolls Strawberry Rhubarb Cake Special Matinee Brunch- Served Buffet Style Sunday, May 8th Scrambled Eggs Sausage French Toast Sticks Chicken Marsala Alaskan Grilled Salmon Wild Rice Oven Roasted Potatoes Steamed Vegetable Blend Memories' Famous Fluff Dinner Salad with Caesar Dressing Warm Dinner Rolls Strawberry Rhubarb Cake

Date: May 3, 2016 - May 18, 2016
Location: Memories Dinner Theater
Time(s):
May 3, 2016 at 12:30 PM (Tue)
May 4, 2016 at 12:30 PM (Wed)
May 8, 2016 at 12:30 PM (Sun)
May 10, 2016 at 12:30 PM (Tue)
May 11, 2016 at 12:30 PM (Wed)
May 17, 2016 at 12:30 PM (Tue)
May 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM (Tue)
May 18, 2016 at 12:30 PM (Wed)


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ERNEST IN LOVE by Anne Croswell & Lee Pockriss (presented by In Tandem Theatre)

Description: What’s better than a play by Oscar Wilde? An Oscar Wilde play set to music! In this sparkling musical adaptation of Wilde’s comedy classic, “The Importance of Being Ernest”, Jack and Algernon must use their wits to prove their worth and get the girls, all under the watchful glare of the imperious Lady Bracknell, played by local favorite Angela Iannone. Produced in collaboration with Milwaukee Opera Theatre. (Best suited for ages 13 & over.) Tenth Street Theatre box office, bar and art gallery are open one hour prior to all performances. General seating begins 30 minutes prior to performance. Beverages purchased in the lobby may be taken into the theatre. Plenty of free/low cost parking options available - call 414-271-1371 or visit www.intandemtheatre.org for details. Talk Backs with director and actors every Thursday following performances.

Date: April 22, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Location: Tenth Street Theatre
Time(s):
May 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Wed)
May 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Thu)
May 6, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Fri)
May 7, 2016 at 4:00 PM (Sat)
May 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Sat)
May 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM (Sun)
May 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Wed)
May 12, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Thu)
May 13, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Fri)
May 14, 2016 at 4:00 PM (Sat)
May 14, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Sat)
May 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM (Sun)


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Fences

Description: A beloved Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama, Fences explores a family’s hopes and dreams in a rapidly changing 1950s America. Troy Maxson, a former Negro League baseball player, must grapple with the reality of his life as a sanitation worker in Pittsburgh. Helmed by legendary American theater director Lou Bellamy and featuring his all-star cast, Fences is August Wilson at his best – challenging the American dream through a poetic, powerful, and deeply personal story.

Date: April 26, 2016 - May 22, 2016
Location: Milwaukee Repertory Theater Quadracci Powerhouse
Time(s):
May 3, 2016 at 6:30 PM (Tue)
May 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Wed)
May 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Thu)
May 6, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Fri)
May 7, 2016 at 4:00 PM (Sat)
May 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Sat)
May 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM (Sun)
May 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Sun)
May 11, 2016 at 1:30 PM (Wed)
May 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Wed)
May 12, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Thu)
May 13, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Fri)
May 14, 2016 at 4:00 PM (Sat)
May 14, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Sat)
May 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM (Sun)
May 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Sun)
May 18, 2016 at 1:30 PM (Wed)
May 18, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Wed)
May 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Thu)
May 20, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Fri)


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2016 Senior Exhibition

Description: MIAD’s annual senior exhibition – Wisconsin’s largest exhibition of its kind – features more than 130 artists and designers representing all of MIAD’s Bachelor of Fine Arts majors and minors.

Date: April 15, 2016 - May 14, 2016
Location: Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Time(s):
May 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Mon)
May 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
May 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
May 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
May 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
May 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
May 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Mon)
May 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
May 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
May 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
May 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
May 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sat)


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Motherhood Out Loud

Description: Fourteen all-star playwrights have combined their best riffs on the universal topic of Mom, creating a joyous, moving, hilarious, and altogether exhilarating theatrical event. From birth to child-rearing, playground politics to teenage angst, holidays to parental care, MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD celebrates the ultimate adventure of parenthood, revels in its humor and reveals the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations. Tissues recommended. Laughs guaranteed. Featuring Deborah Staples, Michelle Lopez-Rios, Tami Workentin and Doug Jarecki; Directed by Laura Gordon

Date: April 7, 2016 - May 7, 2016
Location: Next Act Theatre
Time(s):
May 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Wed)
May 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Thu)
May 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Fri)
May 7, 2016 at 4:30 PM (Sat)
May 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Sat)


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Special Needs Mondays

Description: Special Needs Mondays are a special day at The Springs Water Park! The park offers a special swim from 4pm to 7pm on select Mondays for children and adults with special needs for just $6.50 per person. This rate is applicable for special needs individuals and up to two others (preferably a parent and/or therapist). Additional family members are $7.50 per person. Special Needs Swim is not offered during peak times. Please check the website for event dates. Passes subject to availability.

Date: April 18, 2016 - May 23, 2016
Location: Country Springs Hotel
Time(s):
May 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM (Mon)
May 9, 2016 at 5:00 PM (Mon)
May 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM (Mon)
May 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM (Mon)


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Mommy & Me

Description: Mommy & Me This two hour swim is not just for Moms! Dads, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles are encouraged to bring little ones for a daytime swim on select Mondays from 10 am to 12 pm for a special $6.50 per person swim rate. Please check the website for event dates. Passes subject to availability. Children 23 months and younger are free.

Date: April 18, 2016 - May 23, 2016
Location: Country Springs Hotel
Time(s):
May 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Mon)
May 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Mon)
May 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Mon)
May 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Mon)


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Sister Act

Description: First it was a blockbuster movie starring Whoopi Goldberg. Then it was a hit Broadway musical that took New York and London by storm! Now, direct from a successful National Tour, SISTER ACT comes to our stage in a brand new production as only The Fireside can give you. This hilarious, tuneful, exciting show tells the tale of Deloris - a Las Vegas lounge singer who witnesses a murder and is forced to hide in a convent pretending to be a nun – Sister Mary Clarence. What follows is a rollicking, fast-paced comedy filled with nuns, cops, gangsters, mistaken identities, comic chases, rapid fire jokes, and a terrific score by the Academy Award winning composer of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LITTLE MERMAID, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and NEWSIES.

Date: April 14, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Location: The Fireside Dinner Theatre
Time(s):
May 4, 2016 at 11:00 AM (Wed)
May 5, 2016 at 11:00 AM (Thu)
May 5, 2016 at 5:00 PM (Thu)
May 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM (Sat)
May 7, 2016 at 5:00 PM (Sat)
May 8, 2016 at 11:00 AM (Sun)
May 8, 2016 at 2:30 PM (Sun)
May 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM (Wed)
May 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM (Thu)
May 12, 2016 at 5:00 PM (Thu)
May 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM (Sat)
May 14, 2016 at 5:00 PM (Sat)
May 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM (Sun)
May 15, 2016 at 2:30 PM (Sun)
May 18, 2016 at 11:00 AM (Wed)
May 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM (Thu)
May 19, 2016 at 5:00 PM (Thu)
May 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM (Sat)
May 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM (Sat)
May 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM (Sun)


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The Residency ft Evan Christian and the Stinkies

Description: Get your live music fix at the Nomad World Pub, Wednesdays from 9PM–1AM! Drink deals: $2 mystery beers + $3 bombs. No cover charge!

Date: March 30, 2016 - May 25, 2016
Location: Nomad World Pub
Time(s):
May 4, 2016 at 9:00 PM (Wed)
May 11, 2016 at 9:00 PM (Wed)
May 18, 2016 at 9:00 PM (Wed)
May 25, 2016 at 9:00 PM (Wed)


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Living Dub: Live Reggae every Thursday!

Description: Thursdays at 10pm at the Nomad World Pub, David Wake presents Living Dub: Live reggae grooves with rotating musicians, DJ's, and featured dub engineers! Drink specials: $5 Cuba libre bar $3 Havana bombs $3 Red stripe beer

Date: March 31, 2016 - May 26, 2016
Location: Nomad World Pub


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Rec Room: Monday Game Night

Description: Alex Trebek says “Rec Room Mondays at the Nomad” — You say “What is AWESOME!?” Every Monday at Nomad World Pub, it's Game Night the Nomad way! Join us for fun and games with free foosball, darts, and super drink specials like $2 Tallboys, $3 Lakefront drafts, and $5 Great Lakes mixers.

Date: April 4, 2016 - May 30, 2016
Location: Nomad World Pub
Time(s):
May 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Mon)
May 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Mon)
May 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Mon)
May 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Mon)
May 30, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Mon)


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Charly Palmer In My Lifetime, a retrospective

Description: Born in Alabama and raised in Milwaukee, Charly Palmer became a graphic designer and commercial illustrator for Fortune 500 clients before turning to painting full time. Now living in Atlanta, Palmer executes his own fine art painting, mostly in acrylic. Charly Palmer’s artwork spans 30 years and speaks the language inspired by his late mother Irma Walker who was an influence throughout the artist’s career. A recent series, Life Interrupted, emphasizes living vibrancy juxtaposed with life-altering circumstances and marks a creative turning point for the artist. An opening reception for the artist will be Friday, April 8, 6 – 9 pm. Gallery hours at the Cedarburg Art Museum are Wednesday through Saturday, 10am – 4pm, and Sunday noon to 4pm.

Date: April 6, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Location: Cedarburg Art Museum
Time(s):
May 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
May 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
May 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
May 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
May 8, 2016 at 12:00 PM (Sun)
May 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
May 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
May 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
May 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
May 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM (Sun)
May 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
May 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
May 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
May 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
May 22, 2016 at 12:00 PM (Sun)
May 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
May 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
May 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
May 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
May 29, 2016 at 12:00 PM (Sun)


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Sin Night: Live DJs + Drink Deals

Description: This is how the Nomad does Service Industry Night! Every Tuesday, get down with live DJs & enjoy drink specials on bottles, drafts, shots, and more!

Date: March 29, 2016 - May 31, 2016
Location: Nomad World Pub
Time(s):
May 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Tue)
May 10, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Tue)
May 17, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Tue)
May 24, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Tue)
May 31, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Tue)


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Sirens of Song

Description: Celebrate the 20th Century woman through song! Fall under the spell of three powerhouse vocalists as they lead you on an uplifting journey of women's defining moments in American history and their influences around the world. Experience stories of joy, sorrow, victory, and loss through powerful visuals and timeless songs such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “I Will Survive,” and “Respect.” Created especially for The Rep’s Stackner Cabaret, Sirens of Song is a one-of-a-kind concert experience for all ages that will capture your heart and stir your soul!

Date: March 25, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Location: Milwaukee Repertory Theater Stackner Cabaret
Time(s):
May 3, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Tue)
May 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Wed)
May 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Thu)
May 6, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Fri)
May 7, 2016 at 4:00 PM (Sat)
May 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Sat)
May 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM (Sun)
May 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Sun)
May 10, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Tue)
May 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Wed)
May 12, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Thu)
May 13, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Fri)
May 14, 2016 at 4:00 PM (Sat)
May 14, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Sat)
May 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM (Sun)
May 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Sun)
May 17, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Tue)
May 18, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Wed)
May 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Thu)
May 20, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Fri)


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Trivia at Cafe Hollander Downer

Description: Take your brain out for a bier at Trivia, every Monday at 9pm at Cafe Hollander in Milwaukee! Play with us and you could win Lakefront Brewery prizes. Drink specials include $1 off any Lakefront Brewery bier. Cheers! More info at cafehollander.com.

Date: April 18, 2016 - June 27, 2016
Location: Cafe Hollander - Downer
Time(s):
May 2, 2016 at 9:00 PM (Mon)
May 9, 2016 at 9:00 PM (Mon)
May 16, 2016 at 9:00 PM (Mon)
May 23, 2016 at 9:00 PM (Mon)
May 30, 2016 at 9:00 PM (Mon)
June 6, 2016 at 9:00 PM (Mon)
June 13, 2016 at 9:00 PM (Mon)
June 20, 2016 at 9:00 PM (Mon)
June 27, 2016 at 9:00 PM (Mon)


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Trivia at Cafe Hollander Tosa

Description: Take your brain out for a bier at Trivia, every Monday at 8pm at Cafe Hollander in Wauwatosa! Play with us for 1st and 2nd place prizes, plus a prize for the best team name. Drink specials include $4 Rehorst mixers and $1 off Lakefront Brewery biers. Cheers! More info at cafehollander.com.

Date: April 18, 2016 - June 27, 2016
Location: Cafe Hollander - State Street
Time(s):
May 2, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Mon)
May 9, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Mon)
May 16, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Mon)
May 23, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Mon)
May 30, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Mon)
June 6, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Mon)
June 13, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Mon)
June 20, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Mon)
June 27, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Mon)


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BIERO at Cafe Hollander Tosa

Description: It’s like BINGO, but with bier! Join us for BIERO every Wednesday at 8pm at Cafe Hollander in Tosa, where you could win a bottle of Great Lakes liquor or a case of New Belgium bier. Cheers! More info at cafehollander.com.

Date: April 20, 2016 - June 29, 2016
Location: Cafe Hollander - State Street
Time(s):
May 4, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Wed)
May 11, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Wed)
May 18, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Wed)
May 25, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Wed)
June 1, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Wed)
June 8, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Wed)
June 15, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Wed)
June 22, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Wed)
June 29, 2016 at 8:00 PM (Wed)


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Exhibition at MOWA: Greg Conniff: Watermarks

Description: Responding to MOWA’s challenge to create a fresh body of work, Madison photographer Greg Conniff has created Watermarks, an immersive visual meditation on a specific piece of nature in his home city. The 42 color photographs in this exhibition were taken over several seasons and mark a dramatic shift in approach and direction for Conniff that will enchant and entrance viewers. Exhibition On View: April 9-June 26, 2016 Opening Party: Saturday, April 9, 2:00-5:00

Date: April 9, 2016 - June 19, 2016
Location: Museum of Wisconsin Art
Time(s):
May 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
May 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
May 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
May 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
May 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
May 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sun)
May 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
May 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
May 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
May 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
May 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
May 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sun)
May 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
May 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
May 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
May 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
May 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
May 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sun)
May 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
May 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)


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Making a Scene: Wisconsin Arts Organizations

Description: The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum celebrates Wisconsin Arts Organizations with an exhibition of selected artwork from the Cedarburg Artist Guild, the League of Milwaukee Artists, and Wisconsin Visual Artists. For the past 25+ years, these organizations have helped Milwaukee’s art scene grow into what it is today, an essential and thriving alliance. These dedicated artists, finding inspiration in each other, banded together to create a stronger whole, for as they say, you are the company you keep.

Date: February 25, 2016 - May 8, 2016
Location: Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
Time(s):
May 4, 2016 at 1:00 PM (Wed)
May 5, 2016 at 1:00 PM (Thu)
May 6, 2016 at 1:00 PM (Fri)
May 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM (Sat)
May 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM (Sun)


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Exhibition at MOWA: Lois Bielefeld: On Faith

Description: In early 2015, Bielefeld became MOWA’s first artist-in-residence in Luxembourg through a program sponsored by Ansay Development. On Faith will show a group of work created during her time abroad. A country steeped in the church, Lois’ photographs explore the relationship between parishioners, their church and how they practice their faith. Exhibition On View: April 9-June 26 Opening Party: Saturday, April 9, 2:00-5:00

Date: April 9, 2016 - June 26, 2016
Location: Museum of Wisconsin Art
Time(s):
May 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
May 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
May 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
May 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
May 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
May 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sun)
May 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
May 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
May 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
May 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
May 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
May 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sun)
May 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
May 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
May 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
May 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
May 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
May 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sun)
May 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
May 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)


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Exhibition at MOWA: Roadside Attractions

Description: “Roadside Attractions” features nontraditional explorations of the landscape by six leading photographers J.P. Atterberry, Tom Bamberger, Mark Brautigam, Carl Corey, Suzanne Rose, and Jason Vaughn, who capture the curiosities and unexpected beauty found along Wisconsin’s highways and byways. Opening Party: Saturday, April 9 2:00-5:00 On view: April 9–July 3, 2016

Date: April 9, 2016 - July 3, 2016
Location: Museum of Wisconsin Art
Time(s):
May 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
May 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
May 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
May 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
May 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
May 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sun)
May 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
May 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
May 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
May 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
May 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
May 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sun)
May 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
May 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
May 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Thu)
May 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Fri)
May 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sat)
May 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Sun)
May 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
May 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)


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Paintings By Hsin-Lin Chiao

Description: The David Barnett Gallery presents Contemporary Chinese Artist, Hsin-Lin Chiao. The opening reception will be held on Gallery Night & Day, Friday, April 15, 2016 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 11:00am to 5:00pm. The gallery is located at 1024 E. State St. at Prospect Ave. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Emerging artist, Hsin-Lin Chiao, will feature her paintings in the exhibition titled "In Loving Memory of Mom”. Her paintings form an intimate expression of life, revealing its beauty, complexities, and contradictions. Hsin-Lin’s objective is to articulate the intricacies of everyday life, looking beneath the surface of norms and beliefs, while always remaining connected to nature. She works with a combination of acrylic, colored pencils, and molding paste on canvas to realize this objective. Hsin-Lin's approach to art is organic and intimate, as it arises out of her interactions with books, music, and people. But most titles such as "Faith," "Prayer," "Draw Me Closer to You," "Love That Lasts," and "Passion of the Christ" are inspired by God through events in her life, events that brought her closer to her Heavenly Father. God was faithful over the years, and Hsin-Lin's relationship with Him helped her to start a new life and to reap the very best of it. Her art has been the core of this new beginning, and all of her feelings and emotions of her past experiences are deeply exposed through her work. Hsin-Lin says, "I feel as if God sends designs right through my mind and into my fingertips." Besides painting, Hsin-Lin enjoys interior design, fashion, ballet, and playing the violin. She is a woman of great strength, integrity, courage, and talent. Her life and character expressed through her art is an enormous blessing to the world. The exhibit will run through July 16, 2016. The David Barnett Gallery provides professional art consultation, appraisals, restoration and conservation, framing, lighting, custom giclee printing, delivery, and installation services. The gallery’s Van Go mobile art service brings artwork to residences and offices for “on location” selection. Viewing hours at the David Barnett Gallery are 11:00am to 5:30pm Tuesday through Friday, 11:00am to 5:00pm Saturday, or by appointment. For further information, please call (414) 271-5058.

Date: April 15, 2016 - July 16, 2016
Location: David Barnett Gallery
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Jewish Museum Milwaukee's Arthur Szyk: The Art of Illumination Exhibit

Description: “Arthur Szyk: The Art of Illumination” — an original-curated exhibit — demonstrates the capacity of art to make a difference by encouraging engagement and discussion of social, political, religious and cultural issues. Szyk is considered the greatest 20th Century illuminator working in the style of 16th Century miniature art painters and one of the leading political cartoonists of the 20th Century. The exhibit explores his career as a foremost political caricaturist in America during World War ll when he emerged as a figure of provocation and an advocate for liberty vilifying the Axis Powers. Szyk’s work had a common theme: freedom, not tyranny; justice, not oppression. His work helped persuade public opinion for the United States to join the conflict in Europe. Current rhetoric about Muslims, Syrians and Hispanics are eerily reminiscent of the propaganda against Jews in Szyk’s time. Special programs and lectures will allow the public in-depth opportunities to engage in these timeless ideas; learn more at JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org/Events or call 414.390.5730. People of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to attend the exhibit.

Date: February 7, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Location: Jewish Museum Milwaukee


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California Dreamin': Mark Adams and Frank Lobdell at Racine Art Museum

Description: Mark Adams (1925-2006) and Frank Lobdell (1921-2013) explored pattern and color. Drawing on his experience building images with large planes of color, Adams created realistic, color-infused compositions of everyday subjects. Lobdell sought to explore humanity in broader terms––utilizing a “vocabulary of archetypal themes and abstract symbols.” Although primarily a painter, Lobdell also produced lithographs, etchings, and monoprints. Both artists made their way to California where they spent the better part of their artistic careers.

Date: February 21, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Location: Racine Art Museum
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Paper/Plastic: Contemporary Adornment at Racine Art Museum

Description: Frequent visitors to RAM see contemporary jewelry made of a wide variety of media. Truly, jewelry can be made of almost any material—whatever a person would want to use for adornment, they could. Paper/Plastic reflects a variety of approaches to using nontraditional materials. Some materials may be more valuable, durable, or wearable than others, but if the intent is present, most things can be manipulated to be worn.

Date: February 21, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Location: Racine Art Museum
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May 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
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Living Rooms

Description: Ideas of the home, or notions of domestic life, are central to the artistic investigations featured in this exhibition. Milwaukee artists Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg have collaborated since 2001 in sculpture, performance, and site-specific installation, and most recently with photography and video. A nineteenth-century Midwestern farmhouse, depicted in unlikely or impossible scenarios, has emerged as a central character in their work. Through it, they examine the psychology of place, ancestral memory, and the passage of time. Michelle Grabner, also Milwaukee-based, explores ideals of orderliness and routine through patterns she identifies in her domestic environment. She translates the compositions found in crocheted blankets, paper toweling, and gingham fabric into abstract paintings and larger-than-life sculptural works. Sheboygan-based Beth Lipman explores the symbolism of seventeenth-century still-life paintings through sculpture and photography. Included in this exhibition are glass re-creations of a life-size crib and cradle embodying the fragility of life. Image: Brent Budsberg and Shana McCaw, Reaction, 2009; mixed media; 36 x 36 x 36 in. Courtesy of the artists.

Date: April 5, 2016 - July 24, 2016
Location: John Michael Kohler Arts Center
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May 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Mon)
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Coverlets & Stevengraphs

Description: On Exhibit April 21 through August 14, 2016 WMQFA’s James A. Taylor Coverlet Collection — 35 woven coverlets from the 19th century WMQFA Stevengraph Collection — silk Jacquard-woven novelties from the 19th century Plus Scraps to Treasures The James A. Taylor Coverlet Collection

Date: April 21, 2016 - August 14, 2016
Location: Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts
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May 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
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Carrie Schneider: Reading Women

Description: Female sitters reading texts authored by women are the subjects of Carrie Schneider's "Reading Women" series. The Haggerty will present, for the first time in a single exhibition, all three forms of the project - a selection of large-scale film-based photographic portraits, a four-hour single-channel video installation, and an artist book comprised of photographs of each book held open by its reader. Support for the exhibition and accompanying programs was provided by the Joan Pick Endowment Fund and by the Marquette University Women’s Council Endowment Fund. Major funding for the publication was provided by the Sadoff Family Foundation with additional support from Andreas Waldburg-Wolfegg.

Date: January 21, 2016 - May 22, 2016
Location: Haggerty Museum of Art - Marquette University


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Bijinga: Picturing Women in Japanese Prints, Curated by Hilary K Snow, PhD

Description: This exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints expands the boundaries of the “bijin” or “beautiful women” genre to consider the many ways that women were depicted in traditional and modern Japanese prints. Support for this exhibition and accompanying programs was provided by the Stackner Family Endowment Fund and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Date: January 21, 2016 - May 22, 2016
Location: Haggerty Museum of Art - Marquette University


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Joan of Arc: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Description: In conjunction with a campus-wide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the reconstruction of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University, the Haggerty will exhibit work from its permanent collection that explores Joan of Arc as a mutable symbolic figure. Support for this exhibition and accompanying programs was provided by the John P. Raynor, S.J. Endowment Fund and the Wisconsin Arts Board, with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National endowment for the Arts.

Date: January 21, 2016 - May 22, 2016
Location: Haggerty Museum of Art - Marquette University


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Page Turners: Women and Letters, Co-curated with Rachel Furnari

Description: Drawing from diverse sources including books, prints, and ephemera from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, “Page Turners” demonstrates the persistence of the woman reader as a contemplative, private subject for art even as the figure of the lettered woman became the subject of remarkable public debate and controversy. Support for this exhibition and accompanying programs was provided by the John P. Raynor, S.J. Endowment Fund and the Wisconsin Arts Board, with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Date: January 21, 2016 - May 22, 2016
Location: Haggerty Museum of Art - Marquette University


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Dreamscapes

Description: Jessica Calderwood (WI) and Debbie Kupinsky (WI) are alumnae of the Arts Center's renowned Arts/Industry residency program. Rooted firmly in Wisconsin, Arts/Industry annually reserves at least one residency for an artist from the state. Dreamscapes contextualizes work made during Calderwood and Kupinsky's residencies within their larger studio practice by exhibiting a selection of both bodies of work. Both artists combine figural and natural elements to create hybrid forms that blur the lines between authenticity and artifice, animals and humans, flora and fauna. Image: Jessica Calderwood, Bloom; enamel, copper, ceramic, resin, milk paint, plastic; 36 x 36 x 24 in.

Date: April 5, 2016 - August 7, 2016
Location: John Michael Kohler Arts Center
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Sonja Thomsen: In Orbit

Description: Sonja Thomsen’s (Milwaukee) photographs and installations are designed to manipulate the ephemeral qualities of light. Her vibrant photographs, immersive photographic murals, and multifaceted metallic sculptures refract and reflect light. Thomsen’s new reflective environment is designed specifically for the Glass Gallery, creating a place to observe and revel in light. Image: Sonja Thomsen, Proof, 2014. Courtesy of the artist.

Date: April 5, 2016 - August 21, 2016
Location: John Michael Kohler Arts Center
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May 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Mon)
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Of Heart and Home: The Restoration of Mary Nohl's House

Description: In the spring of 2015, the Arts Center embarked on a large-scale restoration project at Mary Nohl’s home. With a dedicated team of experts including preservation architects and art conservators, the intent of the 2015 phase was to stabilize Nohl’s outdoor sculptures and to restore the exterior of the home. This exhibition will give a behind-the-scenes perspective of the ongoing restoration work at Nohl’s house. Aspects of her studio and the corresponding exterior wall, newly discovered paintings, and current blueprints will be on view for the first time. In addition, visitors will be able to experience Nohl’s entire property using the latest surveying technology. Image: Mary Nohl Lake Cottage Environment (site view, Fox Point, Wisc.), c. 1960–2001. photo: 2006, John Michael Kohler Arts Center Artist Archives.

Date: April 5, 2016 - August 21, 2016
Location: John Michael Kohler Arts Center
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David R Harper: My Own Personal Ghost

Description: Wisconsin artist David R. Harper explores the inextricable link between artists and their studios. Harper’s studio installation is filled with works-in-progress, a theatre of sorts in which viewers can witness the exploration of ideas and the activation of the creative process. Image: Installation view of David R. Harper: My Own Personal Ghost at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2/2016.

Date: April 5, 2016 - August 28, 2016
Location: John Michael Kohler Arts Center
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Spectrum: Contemporary Artists in Color at Racine Art Museum

Description: While many contemporary artists use color as a primary element, Spectrum focuses on it as a defining principle, featuring works by those in RAM’s collection, such as Sonja Blomdahl, Sandra Byers, Rose Cabat, Jeffrey Lloyd Dever, Lindly Haunani, Cliff Lee, James Lovera, and Dante Marioni.

Date: February 9, 2016 - July 10, 2016
Location: Racine Art Museum
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May 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Tue)
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Super Natural

Description: Magic realism developed as an art movement in the years after World War I when many American artists began to explore the interconnections between the material and the imagined. Encompassing a range of subtly different concepts, magic realism shares an acceptance of the supernatural in an otherwise rational world. Using magic realism as a starting point, this exhibition features 24 Wisconsin artists working in a wide variety of techniques and media, including print, painting, video, sculpture, and fiber-based works. Image: Romano Johnson, Mother Blue Cloud Water Angel, 2015; acrylic on canvas; 32 x 48 in. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Lance Owens.

Date: April 5, 2016 - September 11, 2016
Location: John Michael Kohler Arts Center
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Steve Feren: The Incredible Beingness of Light

Description: Concrete sculptures are found throughout the state at Fred Smith’s Wisconsin Concrete Park in the Northwoods, Mary Nohl’s house in Fox Point, and Nick Engelbert’s Grandview in Hollandale to name a few. Over the past few years, Madison-based artist Steve Feren has made several creatures of glass and concrete for a series titled The Incredible Beingness of Light. Playing with scale and light, Feren carefully chose these materials for the sculptures, including a moose, bird, and aardvark to evoke the creatures’ spiritual side. Image: Steve Feren, Gorilla, 2012; concrete, glass, and aluminum; 114 x 48 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Date: April 5, 2016 - September 11, 2016
Location: John Michael Kohler Arts Center
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MPM's Reimagined Streets of Old Milwaukee Reopening

Description: Travel back to Yesteryear. Again. New Sights! Fresh Sounds! More Secrets to Discover! Heighten your sensory experience in the reimagined Streets of Old Milwaukee. Reopens December 11, 2015.

Date: December 11, 2015 - May 31, 2016
Location: Milwaukee Public Museum
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May 2, 2016 at 9:00 AM (Mon)
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Waysides

Description: Waysides features works of art inspired by the idea, whether literally or metaphorically, of Wisconsin waysides. As this vibrant selection demonstrates, those common rest stops seen throughout the Wisconsin landscape can take many forms, from natural wonders to cityscapes, from unexpected roadside attractions to daily sightings on the commute to work. They are sites of memory and regional identity, personal experience and everyday life. Open to all artists who describe Wisconsin as ”home,” this call-for-entries exhibition drew responses from artists throughout the state and as far away as California and North Carolina.

Date: April 5, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Location: John Michael Kohler Arts Center
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Preservation Lab: Loy Bowlin's Holy Jewel Home

Description: Aiming to style himself as a singing “rhinestone cowboy” modeled after Glen Campbell’s song, Loy Bowlin of McComb, Mississippi, became the maker of a remarkable art environment. He embellished his small home with glitter, cut paper, magazine pictures, ornaments, and spangles, and people came from miles around to visit the “Holy Jewel Home,” and the Rhinestone Cowboy who lived there. The Conservation Lab will provide unprecedented access to our visitors as staff, preservation professionals, and historians put the house back together again in our galleries. Image: Loy Bowlin, Beautiful Holy Jewel Home (installation detail, living room), c. 1985–1990; John Michael Kohler Arts Center Collection. photo: 2006, John Michael Kohler Arts Center Artist Archives.

Date: April 5, 2016 - October 16, 2016
Location: John Michael Kohler Arts Center
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May 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Mon)
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Race Day: Photos from the Flat Track

Description: Flat track racing’s preeminent photographer takes you down to pit row and into the grandstands to document the thrills and chills of life in the fast lane. Dave Hoenig has captured more than 1,000 races in his career, keeping his lens trained on the pageantry, emotion and camaraderie of a day at the track.

Date: February 1, 2016 - September 5, 2016
Location: Harley-Davidson Museum
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May 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Mon)
May 3, 2016 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 14 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 4, 2016 - November 30, 2016
Location: Milwaukee City Hall


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Joan Backes: Falling Leaves and Painted Branches

Description: Milwaukee-born artist Joan Backes is acutely aware of her natural surroundings. She applies her focused attention to detail and sensitivity to materials to the study of trees, both in part and in whole. This exhibition marries the natural color, shape, and pattern of leaves and branches with human interference as Backes arranges found leaves and branches into graceful and compelling vignettes for RAM’s Windows on 5th Gallery.

Date: August 7, 2015 - July 24, 2016
Location: Racine Art Museum


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Sunday Morning Social Paddle

Description: Join us on a 2 hour social paddle (Kayaks or stand up paddle boards) through beautiful historic Milwaukee! Our trained guides will be happy to share stories and tips for local paddling spots! Enjoy a beautitful Sunday morning outside while meeting other local paddlers of all experience levels!

Date: July 12, 2015 - September 4, 2016
Location: Watershed


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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
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May 3, 2016 at 4:30 PM (Tue)
May 4, 2016 at 4:30 PM (Wed)
May 5, 2016 at 4:30 PM (Thu)
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May 31, 2016 at 4:30 PM (Tue)
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June 7, 2016 at 4:30 PM (Tue)
June 8, 2016 at 4:30 PM (Wed)
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June 14, 2016 at 4:30 PM (Tue)
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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
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May 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Mon)
May 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
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June 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
June 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Mon)
June 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Wed)
July 4, 2016 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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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 includes yummy PIZZA and a beverage – in Pizzeria 3301! Tour and lunch take approximately 1 hour. NO WALK INS. Reservations required. 414-455-0383. www/palermospizza/com/tours

Date: March 14, 2014 - December 31, 2018
Location: Palermo's Pizza


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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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