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WEEKLY PICKS: Apr. 21, 2014 through Apr. 27, 2014

■  Monday, April 21:  The Milwaukee Brewers are back in the friendly confines of Miller Park to open a three-game series with the San Diego Padres. Perhaps the Padres will bring some warm weather with them! 7:10 p.m. tonight, Tuesday and Wednesday. Free shuttles are a good way to get to and from Miller Park, avoiding traffic hassles.

■  Tuesday, April 22:  Stop by for the 3rd annual Milwaukee Earth Day Celebration from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at 735 N. Water Street in Downtown Milwaukee. Sponsored by the Milwaukee Office of Environmental Sustainability and Rock the Green, the program includes announcement of environmental plans by Mayor Tom Barrett, educational booths and a live concert by Vic & Gab on a pedal-powered stage. Local food trucks will be lined up outside.

■  Nearly 600 objects of folk and self-taught art, from duck decoys and quilts to the works of Grandma Moses, are on display in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s special exhibition, Uncommon Folk: Traditions in American Art. Visitors can enjoy lunch on the lake at the Café Calatrava before or after touring the outstanding exhibition.

■  Wednesday, April 23:  Catch a 1 p.m. matinee of Lend Me a Tenor, the madcap farce performed by the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre in Milwaukee’s Broadway Theatre Center. This is the final week for the show, which has received glowing reviews.

■  If you’re in Brookfield, don’t miss the 1 p.m. performance of Say Goodnight, Gracie at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. In the Tony-nominated hit, Alan Safier brings George Burns back to life, singing and dancing to in a journey through more than 90 years of American entertainment history. The show features vintage photography and video clips from the comedian’s iconic film and television appearances.

■  Thursday, April 24:  Plugged In, an interactive music and dance concert, opens tonight in the Danceworks Studio Theatre, 1661 N. Water St. The studio is reinvented as the company’s own dance club for performances at 8:30 p.m. tonight, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

■  For a real taste of Milwaukee, try the new Milwaukee Beer Bistro for lunch or dinner.

■  Friday, April 25:  It’s time again for Milwaukee’s celebrated Gallery Night & Day. Galleries and other venues throughout the Historic Third Ward and other downtown areas will host special exhibitions this evening and Saturday..

■  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 12, 1 & 2 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday.

■  Saturday, April 26:  The whole family will enjoy the Green Living Festival from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today at the landmark horticultural Domes. To commemorate Earth Month, learn about green, organic, fair-trade, and sustainable policies, products and practices. During your visit,
                                                                re-energize with healthy, organic, locally-prepared,
                                                                grab-n-go foods.

■  Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of Whose Line is it Anyway? bring their improv show to the Pabst Theater for the 10th consecutive year. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the fun starts soon after.

■  Sunday, April 27:  Naturalist Naomi Cobb leads a Sunday Nature Walk from 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. today at the Lynden Sculpture Garden in River Hills. The walk visits the back acres of the 40-acre garden that is recognized for its art and landscaped beauty.

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