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Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Aug. 13, Irish Fest @ Summerfest Grounds. One year shy of its 30th anniversary, Milwaukee’s Irish Fest once again transforms the Summerfest grounds into a haven for Celtic culture. This year’s festival features musical performances from artist 3 Pints Gone, Gaelic Storm, The Red...
Friday, Aug. 14, 2009

Pulp Fiction at Discovery World

Friday night Fish Fry has never seemed like such a good idea when you mix in a free outdoor movie! Even better are the great Point beer specials! Catch the Fish Fry and a Flick on Friday, August 14 when the outdoor movie is Pulp Fiction! Check out mo...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Regency Redo:

A crowd of 400 was treated royally at the $19 million Hyatt Regency renovation celebration. The top-notch event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by an over-the-top reception in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom, room tours and more partying with kt’s Universal Love Band...
Sunday, May 17, 2009

(What to Do With Them?)

Milwaukee's drastic seasonal changes are both a blessing and a curse when it comes to keeping kids entertained. Summer and fall are idyllic, with inviting parks and pools spread across the city and hiking trails along the area's rivers. And although the long winter months can drive many of us indoors, they also offer great opportunities for sledding, snowshoeing and ice skating. The gentle slopes of Bay View's Humboldt Park provide perfect spots for young sledders, and Red Arrow Park's outdoor ice rink is an inexpensive, lively skating venue...
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, March 12, A Braves New World @ Discovery World, 7 p.m. Just in time for the spring baseball season, this month sees the release of William Povletich’s Milwaukee Braves: Heroes and Heartbreak, a book that examines the economic and cultural impact of Milwaukee’s first Major League Baseball team...
03.04.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
Two of the things I find most exasperating about Discovery World also happen to be the very qualities that make it shine. The first is that there’s no hand-holding here. Signage, when it exists, avoids exhaustive explanations of how the various contraptions housed in the museum work. A beguiling element of mystery remains, a gap that the visitor must fill in on his own initiative – or “tria...
Monday, Feb. 23, 2009

Classical Review

Present Music continued its exploration of untried classical concert venues last Saturday evening at Discovery World's Pilot House. A lovely space, with a panoramic view of the lake and shore, the carpeted room has little natural resonance. This did not matter much since the entire concert was amplified. Attendees also had the chance to tour museum exhibits before and after the concert, with a few music installations...
02.15.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
A pleasant trip to Discovery World this past February 14th found my wife and I attending a live show about Nicola Tesla. Evidently, the show has been running for several months and I’ve been too busy to notice. Tesla Lives! covers some of the basic fundamentals of electricity, giving somewhat equal time to its principles and the history of scientist/inventor Nicola Tesla—the guy who first d...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008

Tonight @ Discovery World - 7 p.m.

Chosen Towns, a clever new documentary by UWM students about the difficulties that small-town Jews face in Wisconsin, will debut on Milwaukee Public Television on Oct. 15, but the Discovery World will host a preview screening tonight at 7 p.m. for those who want to catch a sneak peek. The film interviews nine Jewish families trying to practice their faith in towns where no real Jewish community exists.
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

Ecosystems made accessible

Whether it's a line in the sand or the politicized plotting of an expanding empire, maps reveal the predominantly human need to sift through space: to weigh it, name it and own it. This primal urge to locate ourselves within a broader context underlies the "Great Lakes Future" exhibit at Discovery World.

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