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Friday, Aug. 8, 2008

Today @ the Off-Broadway Theatre

More than a dozen out-of-state comedy troupes descend upon the city this weekend as part of the Milwaukee Sketch and Improv Festival, which runs through Saturday with multiple performances at the Off-Broadway Theatre. The festival also features a video comedy showcase and improv jams that pair . . .
Friday, Aug. 8, 2008

Today @ the Summerfest grounds

The Summerfest grounds host this weekend the annual Arab World Fest, a non-politicized, non-religious cultural celebration. Gorge on shish kebab and baba ghanoush while learning about Middle Eastern cultures; witness the national Lebanese dance, the dabka; hear the ancient stringed instrument called the oud . . .
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008

Tonight @ the Alterra Lakefront - 7 p.m.

Alterra Coffee Roasters’ lakefront location and the Florentine Opera team up for another installment of their Florentine at the Lake series tonight at 7 p.m. Let Florentine Opera’s chorus members serenade you with stunning arias as you relax in front of the expansive lakefront, sipping an iced, caffeinated . . .
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008

Theater Preview

Boulevard Theatre Artistic Director Mark Bucher has long talked about featuring actor David Flores in the lead of a Boulevard production. So when Flores showed interest in the idea of starring as the title character in Moliere's classic 17th-century comedy The Misanthrope, Bucher nabbed him. As a result, Boulevard Theatre will open its season with a production of the play on Tuesday, Aug. 12 . . .
Friday, Aug. 1, 2008

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

The latest protégé of the hit-making production team The Matrix, pop-rock singer-songwriter Ferras doesn’t have a genuine hit to call his own yet, but that will likely change soon. His track “Hollywood’s Not America” has been selected as the exit song for the next season of “American Idol,” which gives it a strong chance . . .
Friday, Aug. 1, 2008

Tonight @ the Ring - 8 p.m.

It’s been nearly three months since the Echo Base Collective was shut down by the Milwaukee Police for various alcohol-related offenses. To help pay down some of the exorbitant legal fees the Echo Base’s founder incurred, tonight at 8 p.m. The Ring will host a similarly low-key bill of small local and regional acts . . .
Friday, Aug. 1, 2008

Today @ the Chase Tower at Water and Wisconsin - Noon until 1:30

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Cousins Subs hands out boxed lunches today from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Chase Tower as part of Downtown Worker Appreciation Week, which comes to a close today. The noontime gathering also includes the final rounds of the Bucks basketball shootout, the office . . .
Friday, Aug. 1, 2008

Today @ the Marcus Amphitheater - noon

What’s largely missing from this year’s line-up of the Warped Tour, the country’s preeminent punk festival? You guessed it: punk. When the festival stops at the Marcus Amphitheater today beginning at noon, you’ll see Christian metalcore outfits (As I Lay Dying, The Devil Wears Prada), ostentatious emo . . .
Thursday, July 31, 2008

Today @ the Chase Tower at Water and Wisconsin - 11:45 a.m.

The quickest way to a downtown worker’s heart is through his or her stomach. It’s with that in mind that the organizers of Downtown Employee Appreciation Week, which hosts a slew of activities, contests, giveaways and timewasters throughout the week, has organized two food giveaways today. From 11:30 . . .
Thursday, July 31, 2008

Today @ the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds

Here’s hoping you’ve worked up an appetite, because it’s cream-puff eating time. The Wisconsin State Fair kicks off its 2008 run today. In true state-fair fashion, REO Speedwagon will be headlining the event’s main stage tonight at 8 p.m. Although the group’s classic lineup dissolved years ago, the band’s current roster . . .

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