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WEEKLY PICKS: July 21,
2014 through July 27, 2014
Monday, July 21:
The top Las Vegas tribute artists will be at the Northern Lights Theater
of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino for six
Vintage Vegas Shows beginning
tonight at 8 p.m. Colorful showgirls will be on hand, along with tribute
artists performing as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and
Marilyn Monroe. Repeat performances are set for
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Tuesday, July 22:
There’s nothing like a county fair. The
Washington County Fair, which
begins today and continues through Sunday, started in 1858. Today,
visitors can enjoy livestock competition, tractor pulls and top
entertainment in a modern setting just south of West Bend. Acts include ZZ
Top and Big & Rich.
Live @ Peck Pavilion, a series of
concerts along the Milwaukee River outside Milwaukee’s Marcus Center for
the Performing Arts, begins tonight.
Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues, with the Sons of Never
Wrong, opens at 7:30 p.m. New this year is the River’s
Edge Patio with food and beverages available from Sazama’s Fine Catering.
Wednesday, July 23:
Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of
Phantom of the Opera opens at the
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts tonight, with performances
continuing through Aug. 3. The production‘s North American tour follows a
sold-out tour of the United Kingdom and has been critically acclaimed as
“bigger and better than ever.”
Wayans Brothers of television’s
“In Living Color” will keep you laughing for days after tonight’s 8 p.m.
performance in the Expo Center of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. A second show
is set for 8 p.m. Thursday.
Counting Crows, with guests Toad
the Wet Sprocket and Daniel and the Lion, play Milwaukee’s Riverside
Theater tonight. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Thursday, July 24:
Falls Fest, a family-friendly
festival in Menomonee Falls (just northwest of Milwaukee), opens today and
continues through Sunday. It’s in Menomonee Falls Village Park.
Friday, July 25:
Meet local artists and browse special exhibits tonight and Saturday at
Gallery Night & Day. The
quarterly event includes free Gallery Night Xpress shuttles to more than
60 galleries and other venues in the Historic Third Ward and East Town
areas of downtown.
German Fest opens today at the
Summerfest grounds and continues through Sunday.
Mader’s, Milwaukee’s oldest
restaurant and one of the country’s best-known German restaurants, will
again provide food favorites.
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, July 26: If you’re
looking for a festival that is all-Milwaukee, you should check out the
Brady Street Festival today from
11 a.m.-midnight. Brady Street is one of the city’s most eclectic
neighborhoods and the festival provides a full menu of dining,
shopping and just plain people watching.
Sunday, July 27: Called “one of
the most likable performers on Earth,”
Michael Buble returns to the BMO
Harris Bradley Center tonight. It’s part of his tour in support of his hit
release “To Be Loved.”
The Trisha Brown Dance Company presents
Conversations with Sculptures
today at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. in the Lynden Sculpture Garden. It’s a
co-presentation of the River Hills sculpture garden and Alverno Presents.
Since the Lynden parking lot will be reserved for shuttle drop-off and
drivers with disability, attendees should park in the Park & Ride lot
on Brown Deer Road just west of the I-43 exit and take the shuttle to the
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