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WEEKLY PICKS: Sept. 15,
2014 through Sept. 21, 2014
Monday, Sept. 15:
MKE Boat Line offers two opportunities today to enjoy Milwaukee from the
water. For sightseeing, try the 2 p.m. History and Architectural Tour. For
music and fun, try the Yacht Rock Concert Cruise on the Vista King,
complete with DJ Paul H of the Enablers. This 8 p.m. cruise continues at
Lucky Joe’s Tiki Bar after returning to the MKE Boat Line dock at 101 W.
Michigan St. on Milwaukee’s RiverWalk.
Tuesday, Sept. 16:
There’s always something new at the
Milwaukee County Zoo, one of the
nation’s leading zoological parks. Among the most recent additions are
new jaguar cubs born this year. The zoo is open from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
today and every day this week.
Wednesday, Sept. 17:
UniverSoul Circus, a highly interactive combination of circus arts,
theater and music, begins a four-day run at Wisconsin State Fair Park
tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Be among the first to see the Midwest premiere of
The Good Father, a
contemporary Irish love story opening tonight at the Broadway Theatre
Center in the Historic Third Ward. Tonight’s show at 7:30 p.m. is a “pay
what you can” preview. The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre production continues
through Oct. 12.
Thursday, Sept. 18:
Catch the opening performance of
Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter tonight at the
Next Act Theater, 255 S. Water St. It’s the Milwaukee premiere of Deborah Staples’s play about a mother, who also is a Marine returning from Iraq
with an honorable discharge and a new leg.
Friday, Sept. 19:
The group that puts the “mock” in democracy visits Milwaukee tonight.
Capitol Steps, the nation’s leading political satire troupe, will fill the
historic Pabst Theater with laughter beginning at 7 p.m.
Felix Cavaliere, whose music earned him a place in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall
of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, appears tonight at the Northern
Lights Theater of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. In the 8 p.m. program called
Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, Defining a Generation, you’ll hear hits like “A
Girl Like You,” “A Beautiful Morning,” and “Groovin".
To really experience Old World Charm and Hospitality at its finest, you
need to take a beer history tour at
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
in Milwaukee. No reservations are needed. For a small fee, enjoy a
historical guided tour that takes you back to 1844 when Best & Company was
born to present day. Tour fee includes a 16 oz. Pabst or Schlitz tap or
non-alcoholic beverage of your choice. Tours are at 11am, 12 & 1 p.m.
today, Saturday and Sunday.
■ Saturday, Sept. 20:
Cedarburg celebrates the season today and Sunday at its
42nd Wine &
Harvest Festival. The free event offers fun for the whole family,
including the Giant Pumpkin Charity Regatta and the ever-popular grape
stomps. New this year are appearances by former Green Bay Packer stars,
illustrating that fall is football as well as harvest season.
College and club crew teams compete today in the 14th annual
River Challenge. The three-mile course starts on the Menomonee River near
the Harley-Davidson Museum and continues through downtown on the Milwaukee
River. Watch the action from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. from the RiverWalk or from
the city’s many great restaurant patios.
Historic Milwaukee is again your host today and Sunday for
Open Milwaukee, an annual event that opens to the public some of the most
interesting buildings in Milwaukee. It’s a free event from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
■ Sunday, Sept. 21: Be one
of the first to see
Over the Rainbow Fall Mum Show at Milwaukee’s landmark
horticultural Domes. Statues of characters from “The Wizard of Oz” will
greet visitors and the familiar story line will be traced through the show
dome filled with blooming chrysanthemums. Kids also will enjoy “Dinos
Under Glass” in the tropical dome.