art and entertainment - may 2010
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NOTE: At Potawatomi Bingo Casino, no one under 21 is allowed in the theater under any circumstances.
TRINITY • THREE IRISH PUBS LIVE MUSIC, Trinity • Three Irish Pubs, 125 E. Juneau Ave. 10 p.m. unless shown otherwise. 5/1 Ryan McIntyre, 5/7 Cerfus Project, 5/8 Boo the Band, 5/14 Superfly, 5/15 Southbound, 5/21 Steelheads, 5/22 Boo the Band, 5/28 Marc Ballini Band.
COUNTY CLARE LIVE MUSIC, County Clare pub/restaurant, 1234 N. Astor St. Barry Dodd, direct from Dublin, every Friday night at 10 p.m. ALSO: 5/22 Frogwater, 5/20 Ian Gould. Phone for additional listings. 272-5273.
ROUTE 66, through May 9; Stackner Cabaret, Milwaukee Theater Center, 108 E. Wells St. Travel along the famed “Main Street of America” with some of the most popular songs of the road. Presented by Milwaukee Repertory Theater.
BANGLES, April 30; Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Northern Lights Theater. 8 p.m.
BRAHMS’ REQUIEM, April 30-May 1; Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Milwaukee Symphony concert. 273-7206.
KEVIN HART, May 1; Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave. 8 p.m. 286-3663.
GRAFTON BLUES FUNDRAISER, May 2; Rhythm ‘n Brews, 150 S. Foster Dr., Saukville. FREE live music including Michael Ammons & the Waterstreet Hotshots, Joe Filisko & Eric Noden from Chicago, South End Blues Band, and October Soul, as well as special guests. Noon-8 p.m. 262-208-6288, 262-208-6237.
MSO PRESENTS WYNONNA, May 4; Riverside Theater. Wynonna Judd celebrates 25 years in show biz with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m.
RICK SPRINGFIELD, May 5-8; Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Northern Lights Theater, 1921 W. Canal St. 8 p.m. 847-7922, 800-745- 3000.
KIMBERLY GORDON ORGAN QUARTET, May 7; Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield. 8 p.m.262-781-9520.
VONDA SHEPARD, May 8; Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. 8 p.m.
CARRIE RODRIGUEZ, May 8; Pabst Theater. 8 p.m. 286-3663.
FRIGHTENED RABBIT, May 9; Pabst Theater. 8 p.m.
FRANKLY MUSIC, May 10; Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. Audience-friendly format hosted by Frank Almond, concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, that combines sophisticated but accessible discussion of classical music and ideas followed by a first-rate performance. 7 p.m.
THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS, May 14; Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Northern Lights Theater. 9 p.m.
GOO GOO DOLLS, May 15; Pabst Theater. 8 p.m.
GREGG ALLMAN, May 19; Pabst Theater. 8 p.m.
NICKELBACK, May 21; Bradley Center, 1001 N. Fourth St.
RIGOLETTO, May 21-23; Florentine Opera Company presents tale of a father's love and devotion, a daughter's unwittingly misplaced infatuation and a duke's lascivious and reckless ways. Sung in Italian with English translations. 273-7206.
RENT, May 21-June 20; Broadway Theater Center’s Cabot Theater, 158 N. Broadway. Skylight presents the rock opera bringing musical theatre to the MTV generation. Rent is a modern take on Puccini's 1896 classic La Boheme, set to a driving rock score integrating dance, pop, rock 'n roll, R&B, and salsa. 291-7800.
SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS, May 22; Pabst Theater.
KARAN CASEY BAND, May 22; Irish Cultural & Heritage Center, 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave. Karan, called "the most soulful singer in Irish music today," made her mark on the U.S. traditional music scene as a founding member of the super group Solas. Since beginning her solo career, she has released five albums with sales of more than 500,000. 7:30 p.m. 345-8800.
MAXWELL & JILL SCOTT, May 27; Bradley Center. 7 p.m.
BODEANS, May 28; Marcus Center. 8 p.m.
SPRITELY SAINT-SAENS, May 28-29; Marcus Center. Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents a classical concert.
AN EVENING WITH GILBERT & SULLIVAN, May 28-June 20; Studio Theatre, Broadway Theater Center, 158 N. Broadway. Skylight presents the show that began the Skylight in 1959, a revue of Gilbert and Sullivan favorites. 291-7800.
NORM MACDONALD, May 7; Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St. 286-3663.
MO’NIQUE, May 8; Milwaukee Theatre, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave.
LARRY THE CABLE GUY, May 15; Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave. 5 and 8 p.m.
TIM CONWAY & FRIENDS, May 20-21; Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Northern Lights Theater, 1921 W. Canal St. 8 p.m. 847-7922, 800-745- 3000.
THE SWEETEST SWING IN BASEBALL, through May 2; Broadway Theater Center, Studio Theater, 158 N. Broadway. One day Dana's the toast of the art world; the next day, she's at the bottom of the food chain. When the emotional crash causes her to be institutionalized - and her insurance runs out - help arrives from the unlikeliest of places: the inspirational swing of baseball legend Darryl Strawberry. Here's a funny, inventive and occasionally scathing look at the demands of creating art and the tremendous cost. Presented by Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. 273-7206.
ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY, through May 9; Todd Wehr Theater of Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. First Stage Children’s Theater presentation based on Judith Viorst book. Most appreciated by adults, teens and children ages 3 and up. 273-7206.
THE APPLE TREE, through May 16; Tenth Street Theatre, 628 N. Tenth St. Three one-act musicals based on stories by Mark Twain, Frank R. Stockton and Jules Feiffer. “The Diary of Adam and Eve” starts out on the first day of creation, complete with all the foibles of starting the human race. “The Lady or the Tiger” presents a tough decision for a princess in love with a common soldier. The story of “Passionella” is a modern-day Cinderella story as an ordinary chimney sweep is awarded her deepest desire to become a glamorous movie star – but at what cost? Best suited for ages 10 and over. Presented by In Tandem Theatre Company. 271-1371.
SASSY MAMAS, May 7-8, 14-16; Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Hansberry-Sands presents new romantic comedy exploring the “Cougar” phenomenon and the dynamics when women know what they want and how to get it.
AMERICAN FIESTA, through May 23; Studio Theatre, Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway. An obsessive collector deals with this Oklahoma parents’ opposition to his same-sex marriage, as he travels across America to find the “perfect Piece” of vintage Fiestaware. 291-7800.
PETER PAN, May 13-16; Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. World premiere production by the Milwaukee Ballet. 273-7206.
LES PAUL’S HOUSE OF SOUND, MILWAUKEE MUSCLE, ENERGY & INGENUITY, CITY OF FRESHWATER, continuing; Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Dr.
IT’S YOUR MOVE, continuing; Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave. Giant interactive board game that explores a healthy lifestyle.
ALL THE BUZZ: INSECTS INVADE RAM, continuing through Sept./Oct.; Racine Art Museum’s Westum Museum of Fine Arts, 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine.
FORWARD: A SURVEY OF WISCONSIN ART NOW, through May 19; Charles Allis Art Museum, 1801 N. Prospect Ave. 278-8295.
DEAD SEA SCROLLS AND THE BIBLE, through June 6; Milwaukee Public Museum. Actual Dead Sea Scrolls, including a fragment of the unique Copper Scroll, exhibited alongside the Jeselsohn Stone, papyri, pages from hand-copied medieval Bibles, and early printed and modern Bibles.
RAPHAEL: THE WOMAN WITH THE VEIL, through June 6; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. This single painting exhibition features one of the most celebrated artworks of the Italian Renaissance. On loan from the Pitti Palace in Florence, this portrait (which Raphael painted in approximately 1516) has had a profound influence on artists. 224-3200.
"JUNG" AT HEART SPRING SHOW, through June 6; Mitchell Park Horticultural Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd. Sponsored by Jung Garden Centers. 649-9830.
DEMOLITION MEANS PROGRESS? through June 7; Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave. “Milwaukee's Lost Architecture” is an examination of how Milwaukee demolished many of its magnificent 19th century mansions, train stations, and commercial buildings to the drumbeat of progress and urban renewal.
NATURE OF DOGS, through June 12; Waukesha County Museum, 101 W. Main St., Waukesha. Fine art animal photographer Mary Ludington seeks to capture the true nature of dogs, their beauty, character and spirit. Sixty photographs capture the particular personalities of the different breeds. 262-521-2859.
A COLLECTION’S LEGACY: Women Donors at the Haggerty and THEODORE CZEBOTAR: Paintings from the Olympic Peninsula, through Aug. 15; Haggerty Museum of Art, 530 N. 13th St., Marquette University. 288-1669.
WORKING WISCONSIN: SELECTIONS FROM THE MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART, through Aug. 20; Grohmann Museum, 1000 N. Broadway. Farming, fishing, services and industry—all are depicted. Featured are paintings, prints, and drawings by such local legends as Richard Lorenz, Robert von Neumann, Gerrit Sinclair, John Steuart Curry, and John Wilde. 277-2300.
AMERICAN QUILTS, May 22-Sept. 6; Milwaukee Art Museum. More than 40 quilts drawn from the Winterthur Museum in Delaware.
The Humphrey IMAX Dome Theater in the Museum Center, 800 W. Wells St., doubles as the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium. Visit www.mpm.edu for times.
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