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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

A good joke takes time to set up. Comedians can’t just rush the punch line; they have to finesse it, tease it. For Flight of the Conchords, the New Zealand musical comedy duo turned HBO stars and, subsequently . . .
Monday, May 19, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Public Museum

Tick, tock, tick, tock. Time is running out to see Body Worlds, the controversial German exhibit which blurs the line between science and circus side show by displaying artistically posed preserved corpses in various states of dissection. Combine the “can they do that?” factor with reports suggesting that some of these corpses . . .
Monday, May 19, 2008

Tonight @ the Downer Avenue Schwartz Bookshop - 7 p.m.

Street gangs have been blamed on all kinds of causes—from poverty, to bad parenting, to failed drug policies—but author John Hagedorn pinpoints another culprit in his new book A Word of Gangs: globalization. He examines gangs in three cities (Capetown, Chicago and Rio de Janeiro) and comes up with some . . .
Sunday, May 18, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

The California emo-punk group Thrice has been toying with some unexpectedly light—almost Coldplay-ish—pop sounds lately, so it should be interested to see if they’ve softened their hard-edge in concert as well. They’re passing through Milwaukee tonight for an 8 p.m. show at the Rave with likeminded openers . . .
Sunday, May 18, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8 p.m.

Ever wonder whether the Pabst Theater is haunted? Tonight may be your chance to find out—well, sort of. It depends on whether you think medium clairvoyant Lisa Williams is the real deal or not. A John Edward for the Oprah set, Lisa Williams purports to channel the dead—often in dramatic fashion—on her Lifetime . . .
Sunday, May 18, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee County Sports Complex - 11 a.m.

Attention sports fans: The day you’ve been waiting for is finally here—it’s time for the fourth-annual Milwaukee Pugfest. Wait, did we say sports fans? We meant to say tiny, bug-eyed, wrinkly dog fans. Anyway, the Pug Rescue event runs today beginning at 11 a.m. at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex with . . .
Saturday, May 17, 2008

Today @ Milwaukee Sewing Machine - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The now-annual Swap-O-Rama event at Milwaukee Sewing Machine, 7226 W. Greenfield Ave., encourages people to recycle and swap clothes instead of throwing them away. For $5, participants can bring a bag of old clothes, shoes and accessories to swap and re-use. There will be plenty of . . .
Saturday, May 17, 2008

Tonight @ Jokerz Comedy Club - 8 and 10:30 p.m.

Stand-up comedian Mike Speenberg, host of the SpeenbergRadio podcast and a guest on the “Paul Harvey Radio Show,” does two shows at Jokerz Comedy Club tonight, at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Speenberg’s is a gentler, more grounded version of the southern good-old boy comedy popularized recently by a set of blue . . .
Saturday, May 17, 2008

Tonight @ the Cedarburg Performing Arts Center - 8 p.m.

Jazz guitarist Kevin Eubanks is best known for his passive, goo-natured presence on “The Tonight Show,” where he plays Paul Shaffer to Jay Leno’s David Letterman, but musically he’s far more adventurous than the tame, adult-contemporary tone of “The Tonight Show” might suggest. Some of his recordings . . .
Friday, May 16, 2008

Tonight @ Bucketworks - 8 p.m.

Spiral Theater opens their two-weekend production of Lee Blessing’s tense drama on American/Middle Eastern relations, Two Rooms, tonight with an 8 p.m. performance at Bucketworks. The play depicts the symbolic connection between a college professor, kidnapped and blindfolded somewhere in Beirut, and . . .

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