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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tonight @ Marcus Center - 7 p.m.

Waltzes from some of Austria’s finest—Strauss, Mozart and Brahms—are on the menu tonight at the Marcus Center when the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra does its latest program, “Classical Connections: Tales from the Vienna Woods.”
Sunday, June 8, 2008

Today @ the Off-Broadway Theatre - 2 p.m.

Deborah Clifton (a longtime member of the late, great Theatre X) and Peggy Hong (the poet) present a piece entitled Small Pieces Fly To Heaven this weekend only at the Off-Broadway Theatre. It’s a look at the five year-old Iraq war and its effect on both American and Iraqi women. The show uses poetry, movement . . .
Sunday, June 8, 2008

Today @ Locust Street - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

From its modest beginnings as a neighborhood festival with an understated bohemian streak, the annual Locust Street Festival of Music and Art, now in its 32nd year, has blossomed into one of the city’s most crowded outdoor gatherings as revelers from around the county flock to Milwaukee’s ever-trendy neighborhood . . .
Saturday, June 7, 2008

Tonight @ Giggles Comedy Pub - 6, 8 and 10:15 p.m.

David Graham’s high-energy wit earned him an appearance on ABC’s loftily titled “America’s Funniest People,” and more recently, a role on Comedy Central’s new “Comic Justice,” opposite Lewis Black. Tonight the stand-up does three gigs at Giggles Comedy Pub, at 6, 8 and 10:15 p.m., with openers Tim Joyce . . .
Saturday, June 7, 2008

Today @ 139 W. Grand Ave. in Port Washington

Perhaps your only chance to cruise a 150-foot, four-masted schooner whilst it’s under siege by pirates (or whilst it’s not, depending on which cruise you sign up for), the Port Pirate Festival runs this weekend from through Sunday at 139 W. Grand Ave. in Port Washington. Admission is free (though there . . .
Wednesday, June 4, 2008

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

Jokes about hot flashes and mood swings abound in the popular touring production of Menopause: The Musical, which beings its month-long run at the Marcus Center this week. Here, the women of a certain age deal with their emotional and hormonal fluctuations through song, delivering 25 comedic send-ups of songs . . .
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
High school friends Amy Ray and Emily Saliers parted ways to attend Vanderbilt University and Tulane University, respectively, but the two eventually found themselves collaborating musically back home in Georgia at Emory University. Performing together under the name Indigo Girls, Ray and Saliers honed their skills in the same college music scene that cultivated R.E.M. and The B-52s. Twenty years later, the duo has sold more than 12 million records and garnered seven Grammy nominations. “We just keep going,” Saliers says. “We’ve been doing it for so long that we just think about what’s coming next. If I do stop to think about it, I feel really grateful for it. In this business, where it’s hard to stay alive musically . . .
Tuesday, June 3, 2008

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

Ladies, please have mercy on your poor husbands and resist the urge to drag them to Menopause: The Musical. The popular touring production begins its month-long run at the Marcus Center tonight with a 7:30 p.m. performance, but no man can withstand that many concentrated jokes about hot flashes, mood swings . . .
Sunday, June 1, 2008

Today @ the Marcus Center - 6 a.m.

The nation’s largest one-day cycling event, the Miller Lite Ride for the Arts, celebrates its 28th year today as cyclists ride around downtown Milwaukee and Lake Michigan to raise money for the United Performing Arts Fund. Registration begins at 6 a.m.