art and entertainment - may 2013
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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, 125 E. Juneau Ave. 5/3-5/4 Dan Harvey, 5/10 Marc Ballini, 5/11 Superfly, 5/17 Zachary Wade Project, 5/18 Dan Harvey, 5/24 Tweed Funk, 5/25 Superfly, 5/31 Dirty Boogie. All shows start at 10:30 p.m. On Friday and Saturday nights, ride the trolley between Trinity, The Harp, The Black Rose and RC's.
RING OF FIRE, through May 5; Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Stackner Cabaret, 108 E. Wells St. Musical portrait of the late Johnny Cash, the man in black. 273-7206.
CHICAGO, April 30-May 1; Northern Lights Theater, Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 1721 W. Canal St. 273-7121..
SUSAN EGAN, May 1; Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield, inside Mitchell Park. 1 p.m.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD, May 3; BMO Harris Bradley Center, 1001 N. Fourth St. Underwood’s “Blown Away Tour” with Hunter Hayes. 800-745-3000.
GORDON LIGHTFOOT, May 3; Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St.
SARA BAREILLES, May 3; Milwaukee Rite Center, 790 N. Van Buren St. 8 p.m. 800-595-4849.
MSO CLASSICAL CONCERT, May 3-4; Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. Violinist Augustin Hadelich with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. 273-7206.
ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, May 3-June 2; Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Quadracci Powerhouse Theater, 108 E. Wells St. New musical event featuring more than a dozen singers and band members. 224-9490.
MARC MARON, May 4; Pabst Theater.
ENGELBERT HUMPERDINK, May 9; Northern Lights Theater, Potawatomi Bingo Casino. 8 p.m.
MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, May 10 & 12; Marcus Center. Florentine Opera presents.
IL DIVO, May 11; Riverside Theater.
DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY, May 14-26; Marcus Center. Outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways and audience participation. Contains adult innuendos.
QUEENSRŸCHE, May 16; Northern Lights Theater, Potawatomi Bingo Casino. 8 p.m.
OF MONTREAL, May 16; Pabst Theater.
THE TENORS, May 17; Pabst Theater.
ROBINELLA, May 17; Wilson Center, Brookfield. Robinella’s music transcends all genres—an incomparable blend of bluegrass, country and jazz.
JANE MONHEIT WITH SPECIAL GUEST MARK O’CONNOR, May 18; Wilson Center, Brookfield. Monheit, an extraordinarily gifted jazz vocalist with O’Connor, jazz musician. GRAMMY-award winning violinist and composer. 8 p.m.
BRAHMS’S REQUIEM, May 19; Christ King Parish, 2604 N. Swan Blvd., Wauwatosa. Featuring Bel Canto Chorus and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. 3 p.m. 481-8801.
FREE PAJAMA JAMBOREES, May 22; Marcus Center. Classical "pops" concert, one hour in length, and geared to children and their families. 7 p.m.
MSO CLASSICAL CONCERT, May 24-26; Marcus Center. Music of Johannes Brahms
BRET MICHAELS, May 29-31; Northern Lights Theater, Potawatomi Bingo Casino. 8 p.m.
BLOC PARTY, May 29; Pabst Theater.
BB KING, May 31; Riverside Theater.
MSO CLASSICAL CONCERT, May 31-June 1; Marcus Center. “The Dream of Gerontius” is Elgar’s affirmation of faith.
MILWAUKEE SPRING FEIS, May 4-5; Delta Center.
SWAN LAKE, May 16-19; Marcus Center. Tchaikovsky’s story of love and deception. Milwaukee Ballet presents. 273-7206.
JACKIE AND ME, through May 5; Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. When assigned to write a report on a legendary African American, Joey travels to New York City in 1947 to meet one of history's greatest baseball players, Jackie Robinson. Deals with racism in an honest manner. First Stage Children’s Theatre production for ages eight and older. 273-7206.
APARTMENT 3A, through May 19; Tenth Street Theatre, 628 N. 10th St. In Tandem Theatre presents. Annie Wilson searches for a reason to hope again with the help of a mysterious new neighbor who teaches her what it truly means to be in love forever. Written by well-known film actor, Jeff Daniels. 271-1371.
THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, May 3-26; Next Act Theatre, 255 S. Water St. romp with werewolves, mysteries and mayhem, including an impromptu side-trip to the tombs of Egypt. Frighteningly-fast changes of character and costumes by two intrepid actors guarantees non-stop action and silliness. 278-0765.
THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY OF STEVE JOBS, May 31-June 2; Next Act Theatre. Hilarious and harrowing tale of pride, beauty, lust, and industrial design. Presented by World’s Stage Theatre Company.
LAST COMIC STANDING CONTEST, May 2; Milwaukee Yacht Club, 1700 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr. 3rd annual competition of Love of Laughter Club of Toastmasters International. 7-9 p.m.
TRACY MORGAN, May 5; Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St. 286-3663.
BO BURNHAM, May 9; Pabst Theater.
LOUIE ANDERSON, May 14; Northern Lights Theater, Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 1721 W. Canal St. 273-7121.
BILL COSBY, May 18; Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave.
KEVIN SMITH & JASON MEWES: JAY & SILENT BOB'S SUPER GROOVY
CARTOON MOVIE, May 22; Pabst Theater.
SUPERSTARS OF COMEDY, May 24; Riverside Theater.
AT HOME WITH FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, continuing; The S.C. Johnson Gallery, 1520 Howe St., Racine. Gallery on Wright-designed campus features the famed architect’s Usonia Vision of the American Home, beginning May 3. Open for tours Fridays and Saturdays. No admission charge. Call 262-260-2154 or visit scjohnson.com/visit for additional tour information.
BARBARA SORENSEN: ELEMENTAL, AND KAREN GUNDERSON: REFLECTIVE, through April 14; Racine Art Museum, 441 Main St. Both artists present insightful and poetic reflections of the natural world. 262-638-8300.
COLOR RUSH: 75 YEARS OF COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY IN AMERICA, through May 19; Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. Approximately 140 color photographs made between 1907, when the Lumière Brothers began marketing the autochrome, and 1981, when the use of color photography in art was no longer as contentious as it once had been. 224-3200.
REAL PIRATES!, through May 27; Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St. Experience the Golden Age of Piracy aboard the Whydah. 278-2728.
BLUE BAYOU, through May 27; Mitchell Park Conservatory, the Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd. Be transported to New Orleans. 257-5611.
YEVGENIYA KAGANOVICH, through June 30; Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., River Hills. “Grow” is a series of installations – through “plantings” at different locations. The public contributes items and the form created will be “transplanted” to Lynden, exhibited as a combined system and then recycled.
125th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, through Aug. 10; Milwaukee Art Museum. Two special exhibitions celebrate this history and the Layton Collection’s 125 years of contributions to the art and culture of Milwaukee. The Layton Collection is examined in an exhibition co-organized with the Chipstone Foundation. In Baumgartner Galleria, photographs, models, books, videos, and letters recall the Milwaukee Art Museum’s history.
ANIMATION: ART GOES TO THE MOVIE; through Aug. 31; Milwaukee Art Museum.
VETERANS BOOK PROJECT: OBJECTS FOR DEPLOYMENT, through Sept. 2; Milwaukee Art Museum. Library of books authored collaboratively by artist Monica Haller and dozens of veterans who have been affected by the current American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and have archived their experiences.
MILWAUKEE IN MINIATURE, through Dec. 31; Milwaukee County Historical Society, 910 N. Old World 3rd St. Milwaukee’s treasured historical landmarks in miniature form – 16 scale models of Milwaukee’s buildings as they appeared at the turn of the century, created by Milwaukeean Ferdinand Aumueller. 273-8288.
BORN OF FIRE: SCENES OF INDUSTRY FROM THE WESTMORELAND MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, May 24-Aug. 18; Grohmann Museum, 1000 N. Broadway. Exhibition of more than 20 paintings from Westmoreland’s collection of late 19th and early 20th century scenes of industry. 277-2300.
STING RAY & SHARK BAY, May 25-Sept. 2; Milwaukee County Zoo. Splash into this hands-on exhibit featuring non-aggressive sting rays and sharks. (Extra fee of $2.50 per person applies.)
The Daniel M. Soref National Geographic Dome Theater & Planetarium at 800 W. Wells St. offer visitors three unique visual experiences in one venue. Choose between 3D films, planetarium shows or giant-screen films. www.mpm.edu.
Dome Theater shows:
THROUGH MAY 27:
FLYING MONSTERS 3D; 220 million years ago Pterosaurs were taking control of the skies.
MAY 28-SEPT. 27:
MAY 28-OCT 31:
THROUGH MAY 27:
THROUGH SEPT. 27
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