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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 two 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. The 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 Milwaukee 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 Doors 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. both days.

■  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.



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