art and entertainment - october 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. 10/1 Dan Harvey, 10/2 Dan Harvey, 10/8 Shag, 10/9 Cerfus Project, 10/15 Alex Wilson, 10/16 Kyle Feerick, 10/22 Todd Bryant Band, 10/23 Shag, 10/29 Dirty Boogie, 10/30 Ol' Mil. Project. 10 p.m. 278-7033.
COUNTY CLARE LIVE MUSIC, County Clare pub/restaurant, 1234 N. Astor St. Barry Dodd, direct from Dublin, every Friday.
THE GROVE LIVE MUSIC, The Grove Restaurant, 890 Elm Grove Rd., Elm Grove.Wednesday and Thursday, 6:30-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 7:30-11:30 p.m. www.getinthegrove.com
DAMES AT SEA, through Oct. 3; Cabot Theater of Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway. This musical parody of the grand and glorious Busby Berkeley movie musicals of the 1930s charms and delights with comedy, love songs and rollicking tap numbers. Presented by Skylight Opera Theatre. 291-7800.
CABARET, through Oct. 24; Quadracci Powerhouse Theater at Milwaukee Theater Center, 108 E. Wells St. Presented by Milwaukee Repertory Theater. This landmark production of Kander and Ebb's seminal work is the first full-scale musical ever performed on the Quadracci Powerhouse stage. 224-9490.
LAUREL AND HARDY, through Nov. 14; Stackner Cabaret, Milwaukee Theater Center, 108 E. Wells St. Milwaukee Repertory Theater homage to the world's best-known comedy double-act. Features the duo's slapstick humor, world-famous routines and songs. 224-9490.
GUITAR MASTERS, Oct. 1; Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s Northern Lights Theater, 1721 W. Canal St. 8 p.m. 847-7922, 800-745-3000.
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS, Oct. 1; Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St. Special Farm Aid EVE show. See KEY Special Events. 9 p.m. 386-3663.
KALICHSTEIN PLAYS BEETHOVEN, Oct. 1-2; Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra classical concert. 273-7206.
FARM AID, Oct. 2; Miller Park. See KeyMilwaukee.com Special Events.
EELS, Oct. 2; Pabst Theater. 8 p.m.
BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE, Oct. 3; Pabst Theater. 8 p.m.
BAD COMPANY, Oct. 4-5; Potawatomi Bingo Casino.
JIMMY EAT WORLD, Oct. 5; Pabst Theater. 8 p.m.
MUSE, Oct. 6; Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St. 7:30 p.m.
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA, Oct. 6; Pabst Theater. 8 p.m.
UNRULY MUSIC, Oct. 7; Marcus Center. 7:30 p.m.
BUDDY GUY and JONNY LANG, Oct. 7-8; Potawatomi Bingo Casino.
WILLY PORTER, Oct. 8; Pabst Theater. 8 p.m.
ALL RACHMANINOFF, Oct. 8-10; Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra classical concert.
WIDESPREAD PANIC, Oct. 9-10; Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave. 8 p.m. 286-3663.
OCTOBER FEST-IVAL, Oct. 10; Pabst Theater. 3 p.m.
IRON & WINE, Oct. 13; Pabst Theater. 8 p.m.
MARC COHN, Oct. 15; Potawatomi Bingo Casino.
OVER THE RHINE, Oct. 15; Pabst Theater. 8 p.m.
JOHN DOYLE & JOHN WILLIAMS, Oct. 16; Irish Cultural and Heritage Center of Wisconsin, 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave. Hear two of the most influential performers of traditional Irish music - John Doyle and his sophisticated approach to Irish guitar and mandola and John Williams on accordion, concertina, flutes and whistles. First concert in the center's fall Hallamor Concert Series. 7:30 p.m. Visit www.ichc.net for additional details.
LUDOVICO EINAUDI, Oct. 16; Marcus Center. 7:30 p.m.
JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE, Oct. 20; Riverside Theater. 8 p.m.
LADY ANTEBELLUM, Oct. 21; Riverside Theater. 8 p.m.
NEIL BERG’S 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY, Oct. 22; Milwaukee Theatre, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave. 7:30 p.m.
RIO DE SANGRE, Oct. 22-24; Marcus Center. Florentine Opera Company presents a world premiere. 273-7206.
MACDOWELL CLUB OF MILWAUKEE, Oct. 24; Nancy Kendall Theater, Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Rd. Program includes works by Beethoven, Brahms, Lorca, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich. 3 p.m. 264-8796.
WILLIE NELSON, Oct. 26; Potawatomi Bingo Casino.
MUMFORD & SONS, Oct. 30; Riverside Theater. 8 p.m.
BRIAN REGAN, Oct. 8; Riverside Theater, 116 Wisconsin Ave.
DAVID SEDARIS, Oct. 23; Riverside Theater. 8 p.m.
FOUR PLACES, through Oct. 10; Tenth Street Theatre, 10th St. and Wisconsin Ave., 628 N. 10th St. Elderly Betty has been
ESCANABA IN LOVE, through Oct. 10; Sixth Street Theater, 318 Sixth St., Downtown Racine. Play by Jeff Daniels is set at the Soady family deer camp in the middle of World War II. On the eve of his deployment, Albert Soady, Jr., wins Big Betty Balou in a barroom kissing contest, weds her on the spot, and brings her to deer camp for their honeymoon. Presented by Over Our Head Players. 262-632-6802.
MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, through Nov. 14; Stiemke Studio, Milwaukee Theater Center, 108 E. Wells St. Hasidic artist torn between his observant Jewish community and his need to express the voice that lies deep in his soul. Presented by Milwaukee Repertory Theater. 224-9490.
SASSY MAMAS, Oct. 1-2; Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Vogel Hall, 123 E. State St. Three women of substance, with a zest for life, flip the script on gender stereotypes and pursue younger men. Presented by Hansberry-Sands Theatre Company. 273-7206, 616-7529.
REASONS TO BE PRETTY, Oct. 1-31; Broadway Theatre Center, Studio Theatre, 158 N. Broadway. Renaissance Theaterworks presents. When a cruel off-hand remark disrupts the lives of two couples, they confront a sea of self-deceit, treachery and their own willingness to change. 291-7800.
MAIN-TRAVELLED ROADS, Oct. 14-31; Broadway Theatre Center, Cabot Theater, 158 N. Broadway. Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents award-winning musical based on the short stories of Hamlin Garland that describe the romances and reveries in early rural Wisconsin. 291-7800.
PETER PAN AND WENDY, Oct. 15- Nov. 14; Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. First Stage Children's Theater presents. Most appreciated by adults, teens and children five and up. 273-7206.
ART OF MURDER, Oct. 22-Nov. 7; Tenth Street Theatre, 628 N. 10th St. In Tandem Theatre presents. An eccentric painter, his wife, their housekeeper and an unethical art dealer spin a web of murder and mystery. 271-1371.
PILGRIM’S PROGRESS, Oct. 29-Nov. 7; Todd Wehr Auditorium, Concordia University, 12800 N. Lake Shore Dr. From the book by John Bunyan, this classic allegory about the Christian’s journey through life’s trials comes alive in a contemporary adaptation by Tom Key. The story shows us how terrifying, humorous, and exhilarating is the journey to grace. Acacia Theatre Company presents. 744-5995.
TYLER PERRY'S MADEA'S BIG HAPPY FAMILY, Oct. 30; U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave. Written, produced, directed by and stars Tyler Perry. The story focuses on a middle-aged single mother who has just received a diagnosis of terminal cancer. With the help of Madea, she assembles her grown children (and their significant others) for one final reunion, during which loyalties are tested and unpleasant truths are spilled. 800-745-3000.
ESMERALDA, Oct. 28-31; Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. Inspired by Victor Hugo’s novel Notre-Dame de Paris, Milwaukee Ballet Company’s emotionally-charged performance about the beautiful young gypsy in 15th century Paris who finds herself trapped between her desires and the confinement of the church. 273-7206.
WARRINGTON COLESCOTT: CABARET, COMEDY & SATIRE, through Oct. 3. Milwaukee Art Museum.
INTIMATE IMAGES OF LOVE AND LOSS: PORTRAIT MINIATURES, through Oct. 31; Milwaukee Art Museum.
THE CUTTING EDGE: Medical Practices and Quackery of the 19th Century, through Oct. 31; The Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave. 931-0808.
AMERICAN GHOST STORIES, through Nov. 7; Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes), 524 S. Layton Blvd. Tales of ghosts, including The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, set amid the fall colors of the annual chrysanthemum show. 649-9830.
LET THERE BE LIGHT: Stained Glass and Drawings from the 14th century to the present; HOLINESS AND THE FEMININE: Paintings by Janet McKenzie; TREASURES FROM THE HAGGERTY; THE BLACK PANTHERS: Making Sense of History, through Jan. 2; Haggerty Museum of Art, 530 N. 13th St., Marquette University. 288-1669.
WISCONSIN MASTERS: BRUNO ERTZ, through Jan. 9; Charles Allis Art Museum, 1801 N. Prospect Ave. 278-8295.
EARTHENWARE, through Jan. 17; Milwaukee Art Museum. Groundbreaking scholarship re-attributes ceramic forms believed to be Moravian to diverse North Carolina cultural groups.
ON SITE: CHAKAIA BOOKER, through Feb. 13; Milwaukee Art Museum. Black sculptures made from automobile are dramatically presented. The sculptures stem from a tradition in modern art of using found objects and industrially fabricated materials.
MATT ESKUCHE-AGRISTOCRACY, through July 24; Windows on Fifth Gallery or Racine Art Museum, 441 Main St., Racine. Internationally recognized glass artist Matt Eskuche turns trash into large-scale compositions of paint, plastic and light.
FROGS: A CHORUS OF COLORS, Oct. 1-Jan. 2; Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St. See amazing diversity. Timed-entry tickets include entire museum admission. 223-4676.
EUROPEAN DESIGN SINCE 1985; Oct. 9-Jan. 9; Milwaukee Art Museum. See KeyMilwaukee.com feature.
THE ADVENTURES OF MR. POTATO HEAD, opens Oct. 16; Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, 929 N. Wisconsin Ave. 390-5437.
EDDEE DANIEL + PHILIP KREJCAREK, Oct. 24-Dec. 12; Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W Brown Deer Rd. This collaborative project includes inside and outside elements. Daniel, a photographer explores construction fences’ ambiguous functionality. Krejcarek constructs sculptures that evoke ladders, but are defiantly non-functional. 466-8794
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.
Current IMAX shows:
BUGS!, opens Oct. 1; The dramatic and savage lives of insects.
HUBBLE, opens Oct. 1; Crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis on a mission to make vital repairs and upgrades to the Hubble Space Telescope, the world’s first space-based observatory.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, Oct. 1 through Nov. 21. Third installment in the Twilight series. Full-length feature film.
Current DANIEL M. SOREF PLANETARIUM shows:
SPOOKY SKIES, Oct. 8-31 (Saturdays and Sundays only). Outer space is home to some fantastic objects, far more terrible than the usual monsters of the season. Spooky Skies takes viewers back to medieval Ireland to explore the roots of the Halloween holiday.
INVADERS OF MARS, through Jan. 2.
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