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WEEKLY PICKS: May 20,
2013 through May 26, 2013
After a very tough road trip, the
Milwaukee Brewers return to friendly Miller Park today for the first of three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tonight’s game starts at 7:10 p.m.
The Quadracci Powerhouse Stage of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater continues to rock as
One Night With Janis Joplin portrays the performer who was known
as the Queen of Rock ‘n Roll. More than a dozen singers and band members are featured in the show that is packed with classic songs and shines the
spotlight on trailblazers who influenced Janis. 7:30 p.m. tonight.
Dixie’s Tupperware Party provides a fun evening in Vogel Hall of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
The touring Off-Broadway show starts tonight at 7:30 p.m. Performances continue through Sunday.
■ Wednesday, May
It’s the last week to see
Real Pirates, the special exhibition at the Milwaukee Public Museum. While an excellent adventure for kids, this exhibit is
fascinating for adults, providing a glance into what was pirate democracy and displays of actual pirate treasure recovered from a wreck off Cape Cod.
Remember that the Museum is open until 8 p.m. on Thursday.
■ A soulful vocalist and innovative keyboardist, singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage has become one of the
busiest touring artists in independent music, performing 150+ dates a year with her band, The Sequins, throughout the US, UK, Europe and Asia. Rachael teams up with Milwaukeean Phil Norby, whose fiery vocals and smokin’ guitar style borrows from the blues/rock influences of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Neil Young, and John Lee Hooker. They both visit Blue Ribbon Hall at
Best Place at the Historic Brewery
tonight at 8 p.m.
May 23: Milwaukee’s downtown
Trolley Loop opens its summer season today with a 30-stop Hop ‘n Shop, Wine ‘n Dine
route to downtown destinations. The roundtrip fare is just $1. The loop runs through Aug. 31, Thursdays through Saturdays.
May 24: The
Superstars of Comedy Tour comes to Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater tonight.
Featured are Tony Roberts, Capone, Red Grant and Michael Blackstone, some of the top urban comedians in the world. Doors open at 7 p.m.
■ It’s the last weekend for Next Act Theatre’s
Mystery of Irma Vep, an English comedy romp
with werewolves, mysteries, mayhem and two of Milwaukee’s best-known funnymen. 7:30 p.m. curtain tonight, two performances Saturday and a matinee on Sunday.
May 25: The 26th annual
Family Kite Festival will fill the skies over Veterans Park along Milwaukee’s
lakefront today and Sunday. Don’t miss the grand launch of 500 kites at noon.
Sunday, May 26: It’s time for
Maxwell Street Days in Historic Cedarburg. Those who search for “finds”
shouldn’t miss today’s event, kicking off the 2013 season in Firemen’s Park from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. New this year is a 50/50 raffle.
■ Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery celebrates their
3rd Anniversary with raffles, food, tours, music, home brewing demonstrations
and even a professional hot eating contest. The party runs from Noon-8
■ The weather can be “iffy” in the Upper Midwest this time of year, but if the sun is shining
and the temperature is heading toward summer, we’ve got some
delightful restaurant patios for lunch or dinner.
Any Day: Enjoy a relaxing weekend in Historic Cedarburg with a stay at the
Stagecoach Inn Bed and Breakfast.
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