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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
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
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
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,
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
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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Events in Milwaukee, each and every day.