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WEEKLY PICKS: Dec. 2,
2013 through Dec. 8, 2013
Monday, Dec. 2: A seasonal
must-see is the
Grand Avenue Christmas display at
the historic Pabst Mansion. New items are added every year to the holiday
décor that Captain Frederick Pabst enjoyed after his new mansion was
completed in 1892.
■ Tuesday, Dec. 3: Today’s
a great day to visit the
Harley-Davidson Museum. Every Tuesday
(Oct.-April), admission for adults is only $10.
■ Wednesday, Dec. 4: If
you’re a country music fan, you’ll enjoy
Phil Vassar tonight and Thursday
at the Northern Lights Theater of Potawatomi Bingo Casino. 8 p.m. both
Catch NBA action tonight as the
Milwaukee Bucks face the Detroit Pistons at 7 p.m. in the BMO Harris
■ Thursday, Dec. 5:
Free First Thursday at the Milwaukee Art Museum today means no admission
charge and extended hours until 8 p.m. Great opportunity to see the
Thomas Sully: Painted Performance.
Sheryl Crow, winner of nine Grammys, plays the Riverside Theater tonight. Doors open at 7 p.m.
■ Friday, Dec. 6: The
Christmas in the Ward celebration today and Saturday in Milwaukee’s
Historic Third Ward features live reindeer, entertainment, horse-drawn
carriage rides, visits with Santa and more. 5-8 p.m. today, 10-6 p.m.
■ It’s the first weekend of the
holiday season for
MillerCoors Holiday Lites Tours at Milwaukee’s
historic Miller Brewery. For the first three Fridays and Saturdays in
December, enjoy special tours that include a spectacular holiday light
show set to music and samples of Miller Coors seasonal brews. 4-9 p.m.
with the last tour at 8 p.m.
■ Live theatre thrives in
Milwaukee year round, but the holiday season is prime time. The
possibilities this weekend:
Noises Off and
A Christmas Carol presented by
the Milwaukee Repertory Theater,
Les Miserables at Skylight Music Theatre,
Things Being What They Are presented by Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and
Groucho: A Life in Review at Next Act Theatre.
■ Saturday, Dec. 7: The
Milwaukee Wave, six-time champions of the Major Indoor Soccer League, open
the 2013-’14 home season tonight against the defending MISL champion
Baltimore Blast. The fast-paced action begins at 6 p.m. at the U.S.
Cellular Arena. Plan to stay for an outstanding opening night bonus, a
free postgame concert by Daughtry.
■ It’s also a tennis night in
Milwaukee as Milwaukee’s touring tennis pro Tim Smyczek and three ATP
touring pros present a charity exhibition at REX Fieldhouse of Wisconsin
Lutheran College, 8725 W. Wisconsin Ave. The
Serves for Summit exhibition
begins at 7 p.m.
■ Sunday, Dec. 8:
Swap Day comes twice a year for members of the Milwaukee Art Museum,
Milwaukee Public Museum, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Discovery World,
Harley-Davidson Museum, Grohmann Museum and the Pabst Mansion. If you’re a
member of any one of these great museums, you’ll be admitted free to all
Any Day: Enjoy a relaxing weekend in Historic Cedarburg with a stay at the
Stagecoach Inn Bed and Breakfast.
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