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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Tonight @ the Riverside Theater - 5 and 8 p.m.

With his not so subtly racist, homophobic, red-state humor and faked, redneck accent, Larry the Cable Guy makes Jeff Foxworthy look tastefully sophisticated. Although he lent his voice to the children’s movie Cars, you wouldn’t want this guy anywhere near your fifth-grader. He’s a covert, Confederate soldier from . . .
Friday, April 25, 2008

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

The Florentine Opera Company begins a three-night production of Vincenzo Bellini’s 1830 adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, I Capuleti e I Montecchi, tonight with a 7:30 p.m. production at the Marcus Center. Bellini’s version emphasizes the story’s poignancy and is focused squarely upon the central . . .
Friday, April 25, 2008

Tonight @ Jokerz Comedy Club - 7 and 10:30 p.m.

Remember that guy on “King of Queens” who looked suspiciously like Kevin James and played his cousin? There’s a reason for the resemblance: That actor, Gary Valentine, is actually James’ brother. Valentine has used the family ties to support a career in acting (in addition to “Queens,” he shared the screen with James in . . .
Friday, April 25, 2008

Tonight @ the Jazz Estate - 9:30 p.m.

With their counter-point-laden, three-saxophones, one-drummer dynamic, the all-woman jazz quartet The Tiptons nods particularly to Blue Note-styled hard bop, but in true improvisational fashion also incorporates the sounds of Afro-Cuban, New Orleans and Eastern European jazz. Fittingly, the group, which plays a . . .
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Monty Python’s loopy musical

Welcome to the wonderfully wicked, wacky-world wisdom of Monty Python’s Spamalot, a daft musical running for a week at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts starting April 29. From flying cows to a killer rabbit, Spamalot is the loopiest musical (“lovingly ripped off” from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail) that ever trod theater boards in the 21st century. Or any other century, when it comes down to it. They’re all here from the King Arthur legend: Arthur himself and the Knights of the Round Table—principally Sir Galahad, Lancelot and Robin. Arthur tours Britain engaging courageous knights to assist in his quest for the Holy Grail, that chalice used by Jesus and His disciples at the Last Supper.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Who Will grab a slot on this years National Poetry Slam Team?

Watch the 2008 Milwaukee City Slam finalists below on video before attending the final event on Tuesday, April 29th at the Miramar Theatre at 7:30 p.m. City Finalists: Ms. Creamm, Shelly Davis, De'Shawn Ewing, Karl Iglesias, Robert Martin, Tiffany Miller, Darlin' Niki, Elizabeth Nunley, Dan Vaughn, Nigel Wade, Amy Welsh.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Ballroom - 7:30 p.m.

Adrienne Rich, one of America’s greatest living poets, has won nearly every award possible during her distinguished six-decade career. Since 1951 she has been penning and publishing thoughtful literary works detailing the rise and necessity of feminism in America. The 78-year-old poet and essayist is renowned for . . .
Sunday, April 20, 2008

Today @ the Turner Hall Ballroom - 1:00 & 6:00 p.m.

Still running strong after 20 years off Broadway, the participatory comedy Tony N Tina’s Wedding invites audiences to take part in the mock wedding of two abrasive Italian stereotypes. The couple may not be particularly likable, but there’s a fun wedding reception, dancing, a baked ziti dinner, a champagne toast and . . .
Sunday, April 20, 2008

Tonight @ the Miramar Theatre - 8:00 p.m.

Last call for penis. Puppetry of the Penis concludes its week-long run at the Miramar Theatre tonight with a final 8 p.m. performance. This wang-bending touring troupe treats their reproductive organs as if they’re Play-Doh, contorting them into silly shapes like wristwatches, hot dogs, windsurfers and the Eiffel Tower.