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Monday, May 12, 2008
Alright, gas-guzzlers. The weather is warming up nicely, so you’re running out of excuses for why you drive your SUV to work when you could just as easily get their on your bike. The organizers of National Bike to Work Week will use the rest of the week to remind you of this eco-friendly (not to mention heart-healthy) . . .
Monday, May 12, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8 p.m.

Here’s one for the “hey, didn’t they break-up” file: The oddball ’80s funk-pop ensemble Was (Not Was) returned this year with their first album in 18 years, Boo! The Bangles may have tapped ancient times for their novelty hit “Walk Like an Egyptian,” but Was (Not Was) out time-traveled those girls, conjuring the prehistoric . . .
Sunday, May 11, 2008

Tonight @ the Riverside Theater - 8 p.m.

Jermaine Clement and Bret McKenzie’s job just got a whole lot harder. Until recently, the two were virtual unknowns depicting an unsuccessful band in HBO’s hilarious comedy series “Flight of the Conchords” (one of the channel’s few remaining commodities). With the show’s success, however, the pair now faces the . . .
Saturday, May 10, 2008

Tonight @ the Cabot Theatre - 7 p.m.

Fill in the blank: “The hills are alive with the sound of _____.” If you could complete that little brainteaser, then there’s a good chance you’d enjoy tonight’s 7 p.m. sing-along screening of The Sound of Music at the Cabot Theatre.
Saturday, May 10, 2008

Tonight @ Discovery World - 7 p.m.

The powers that be at Discovery World have stayed tight-lipped about the concept for their new television show, “The Secret Labs,” offering only that it takes place in subterranean labs below the city and that it promises a glimpse into the future. Tonight at 7 p.m., a live audience gets to find out what the show is all about . . .
Saturday, May 10, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Theater - 4:45 p.m.

For more than three decades, Garrison Keillor has played ringmaster to “A Prairie Home Companion,” a live radio broadcast built around the eclectic characters of fictional Lake Wobegon, Minn. The show usually airs from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn., but each year the whole setup is taken on tour and, thankfully . . .
Friday, May 9, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Center - 7:30 p.m.

Sorry fans of the ABC sitcom “Cavemen,” the touring production of Defending the Caveman isn’t about those particular, Geico-promoting early humans, but rather about Mars/Venus observations on the differences between men and women. Like the ABC sitcom, though, the material isn’t particularly fresh (many. . .
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tonight @ the Brookfield Schwartz Bookshop - 7 p.m.

Sports fans, are you tired of sports shows and channels condescending you? So is Will Leitch, the sports writer who went on to start the popular independent sports blog Deadspin.com, a site that examines sports with a sense of humor but without all the meathead inanity. Leitch has compiled many of his essays in the new . . .
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tonight @ the Turner Hall Ballroom - 8 p.m.

DeVotchKa merges the spastic desperation of late-’70s Talking Heads with the orchestral sweep of Arcade Fire’s more grandiose work. Leader Nick Urata’s vocals often recall Win Butler’s yelping vibrato, which makes the Arcade Fire comparisons even more plentiful. On DeVotchKa’s latest, A Mad & Faithful Telling, the . . .

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