special events - may 2013
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MUSEUM STORYTELLING, May 2; Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St. Hear and participate in a traditional Filipino children's tale. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 278-2728.
TARGET FREE FIRST THURSDAY, May 2; Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. Admission to MAM is free first Thursday of each month, courtesy of Target. 224-3200.
STREETS OF OLD MILWAUKEE ALIVE EVENT, May 4; Milwaukee Public Museum. Costumed interpreters, artifacts not usually on display and interactive activities. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
KENTUCKY DERBY AT CASINO, May 4; Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 1721 W. Canal St. Catch all the action of the Kentucky Derby in the Off-Track Betting Room and on 20-foot screen in Northern Lights Theater. Advance wagering in the OTB Room begins at 8:30 a.m. May 3 and May 4. Theater opens at 9 a.m.
JILLIAN MICHAELS, May 5; Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave. America’s health and wellness guru with her “Maximize Your Life Tour.” 286-3663.
TEN CHIMNEYS ESTATE TOURS, May 7-Dec. 1; Ten Chimneys, Genesee Depot. Offers guests a virtually barrier-free tour of an estate replete with original furnishings and overflowing with the romance of the Golden Age of Theatre. Docents share stories about the estate and the lives of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. 10 a.m.- 2:45 p.m. Tues.-Sat. 262-968-4110.
DIVA NIGHT, May 9; Historic Third Ward. Girlfriends gather to shop specials and support independent retailers. 5-8 p.m. 273-1173. historicthirdward.org
ANTHONY BOURDAIN AND ERIC RIPERT, May 10; Riverside Theater. Bourdain, chef, author of Medium Raw and host of The Travel Channel’s No Reservations appears with Ripert, renowned chef of Le Bernardin, author and regular guest on Bravo’s Top Chef. 286-3663.
8th ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY OPEN HOUSE & PANCAKE BREAKFAST, May 11; Suburban Motors, Harley-Davidson/Buell, Thiensville. Event runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 262-242-2464.
SPRING INTO GREENDALE, May 11; Reiman Visitor Center, 5602 Broad St., Greendale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 423-3080.
MOTHER’S DAY AT THE ZOO, May 12; Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd. Free admission for all mothers. 256-5412.
MOTHER’S DAY AT MPM, May 12; Milwaukee Public Museum. Free admission for all mothers.
MOTHER’S DAY AT BBCM, May 12; Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, E. Wisconsin Ave. Free admission for all mothers. 390-5437,
MILWAUKEE ARMED FORCES WEEK, May 13-18; On Saturday, "Harley Ride for the Troops" and a military display at the Harley-Davidson Museum.
BIZEXPO, May 16; Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 1721 W. Canal St. Vendors, 20 strategy seminars, speakers and networking. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. After hours event 5-7:30 p.m.
GRAND TOUR DAY, May 16; Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave. View all five levels of the mansion during annual behind-the-scenes day celebrating Wisconsin Museum Week. 1-4 p.m. $12 adults and $8 kids 12 and under. No reservations needed. Last entry at 3:15 p.m. 931-0808.
SIP, SHOP & STROLL, LADIES NIGHT IN CEDARBURG, May 16; Cedarburg Visitors Center, Spring St. and Washington Ave., Historic Cedarburg. 4-9 p.m. 262-377-9620..
NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT, May 16; Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. Free admission, 5-8 p.m. 390-5437.
MAIFEST, May 17-19; Germantown (Mequon Road & Squire Drive.). German heritage festival with music, food, dancing and contemporary music. 414-520-2891.
38th RED WHITE AND BLADES ICE SHOW, May 17-19; Ponds of Brookfield Ice Arena, 2810 N. Calhoun Rd. The Wisconsin Figure Skating Club presents the area’s best amateur skaters, with freestyle, ice dancing, pairs and synchronized team skaters. wisconsinfsc.org
DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN, May 18; Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., River Hills. Dogs welcome every month on third Saturday. Also a great picnic opportunity. Noon-5 p.m. 446-8794.
OLD-FASHIONED BLOCK PARTY/CLASSIC CAR SHOW, May 18; Downtown Hartford at crossroads of Hwys. 60 & 83. www.downtownhartfordwi.com.
SPACES & TRACES: Village of Shorewood, May 18; Tour calls attention to the village’s wide variety of architectural styles and its unique history as an early Milwaukee suburb. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 277-7795.
56th GEM, MINERAL AND FOSSIL SHOW, May 18-19; Hart Park, 72nd and State Sts., Wauwatosa. Dealers, exhibits and speakers. Sponsored by Wisconsin Geological Society. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 771-8668.
PARTY FOR THE PLANET, May 18-19; Milwaukee County Zoo. Animal talks, outreach booths and hands-on demonstrations.
BRADFORD BEACH OPENING WEEKEND, May 18-19; Bradford Beach, 2400 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr. Opening of facilities and volleyball tournament. 957-9531.
MEMBER SWAP DAY, May 19; Members of Milwaukee Art Museum, Betty Brinn Children's Museum, Discovery World, Grohmann Museum, Harley-Davidson Museum and Milwaukee Public Museum receive admission at all six with membership card and photo ID.
WINTERS FARMERS MARKET, May 25; First Congregational Church, 131 N. Webster St., Port Washington. Local vendors of meat, dairy, cheese, plus music. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 262-284-1970.
OPENING OF STING RAY & SHARK BAY, May 25; Milwaukee County Zoo. Hands-on exhibit featuring non-aggressive sting rays and sharks. (Extra fee of $2.50.) Continues through Sept. 2.
MAXWELL STREET DAYS, May 26; Fireman’s Park, W65N796; Cedarburg. Antiques, collectibles, crafters, produce, seasonal items, pottery, rummage and homemade items. New 50/50 raffle. 6 a.m.-2 p.m. 262-377-8412. www.cedarburgfiredept.org.
6TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY STREET FESTIVAL, May 26; Port Washington. Noon-5 p.m. 262-284-9461.
BEAD&BUTTON SHOW, May 29-June 10; Delta Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. Open shopping June 7-9.
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