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Wisconsin Events for Friday April 17, 2020

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 Earth Friends Nature Storytime
Friday, April 17, 2020. 9:30 - 10:30 am. In honor of the 50th Earth Day (April 22), learn how to become better friends with the earth and all its critters. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Free. Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit - Ice Age Visitor Center, N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Nature, Environment, Wildlife [E-109499]
 RIGAMAJIG
Friday, April 17, 2020. 10:30 am - 11:00 am. The Betty Brinn Children's Museum's offers weekly programs for visitors, free with regular admission. Visitors can enjoy open play with RIGAMAJIG, the Museum's large-scale building kit that helps children develop problem-solving skills, cognitive thinking and imagination through hands-on exploration. Recommended for children age 3 and older. Admission is $9 per person; $8 for seniors (ages 55+); children age 1 and younger are free; out-of-state visitors will be charged $1 more per person. Regular museum admission. Betty Brinn Children's Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-390-KIDS (5437). Subjects: Families, Kids [E-109677]
 Stories and Songs with the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
Friday, April 17, 2020. 10:30 am - 11:15 am. The Betty Brinn Children's Museum's offers weekly programs for visitors, free with regular admission. Children's imaginations will soar as they read and re-create storybook tales through drama, music and dance with the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Recommended for children of all ages. Admission for the Betty Brinn Children's Museum is $9 per person; $8 for seniors (ages 55+); children age 1 and younger are free; out-of-state visitors will be charged $1 more per person. Regular museum admission. Betty Brinn Children's Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-390-KIDS (5437). Subjects: Families, Kids [E-109683]
 The Far-Out Prophecies of Nostradamus - Kanopy Dance and Are We Deli
Friday, April 17, 2020. 7:30pm. It has been foretold! In a landmark collaboration, Kanopy partners with Madison's own page-to-stage theater company, Are We Delicious? on an evening of short plays, musicals, and movement pieces based on the mysterious French astrologer, physician, and poet Nostradamus. The performers will create a powerful and passionate evening of witchcraft, superstition and prophecies. Composers Sean Michael Dargan, and Cat Capellaro and Andrew Rohn will set the tone with an original, psychedelic soundtrack. $35 Standard / $28 Student / $18 Age 18 and under. Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St, Madison, Dane County. Call 608-258-4141. Subjects: Dance [E-109258]
 Events Spanning Multiple Days 
 Illustrating Luminaries: Melissa Sweet Artist Residency
Thursday, April 16, 2020 through Saturday, April 18, 2020. Children's book author and illustrator Melissa Sweet travels from her home in Portland, Maine, to share insights into her career and artwork, on view in Some Illustrator! Melissa is the author of four books and the illustrator of more than 100. Her illustrations also appear in magazines, greeting cards, and in the toys, puzzles, and games she created for eeBoo. Always free admission. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109778]
 NAMI Wisconsin Annual Conference 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020 through Saturday, April 18, 2020. 8:30 am. This year's conference will focus on the strength of NAMI as a grassroots organization. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to celebrate the many unique connections grassroots organizations can create, while also learning how to use these connections to make the mental health system more collaborative. $75. The Osthoff Resort, 101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, Sheboygan County. Call (855) 671-6870. Subjects: Health, Education [E-109561]
 Actually
Friday, March 27, 2020 through Sunday, April 19, 2020. Tom and Amber are college freshmen at Princeton. They are overwhelmed, overstimulated, under slept, surrounded by strangers, full of tension, uncertainty, and alcohol. What could possibly go wrong? Actually, is a smart, profoundly painful exploration of the culture of sexual consent. A perfectly complex tale for our #MeToo Age. Renaissance Theaterworks, 158 N Broadway #500, Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call (414) 291-7800. Subjects: Theater, Women [E-108522]
 Encore Presentation- Films for the Door County Short Film Festival
Friday, April 17, 2020 through Sunday, April 19, 2020. 6 pm - 9 pm and 2 pm - 8 pm. Enjoy the Encore Presentation of Door County's Short Film Festival on Friday, 4/17 from 6 pm-9pm and Saturday, 4/18 from 2 pm-8 pm at Kick Ash Coffee in Ellison Bay. There will be popcorn and other treats! Kick Ash Coffee, 12001 Mink River Rd, Ellison Bay, Door County. Call 920-854-4450. Subjects: Film, Festivals, Community [E-109702]
 RAM 11th Annual International PEEPS Art Competition
Thursday, April 2, 2020 through Sunday, April 19, 2020. Within the pristine white walls of this award-winning contemporary art museum, RAM presents an untraditional exhibition showcasing fluffy, sugarcoated marshmallow PEEPS. will begin its eleventh year within the award-winning contemporary architecture of the Racine Art Museum. For more information and to download the exhibition prospectus, visit our website. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art, Museums, Crafts [E-109584]
 Rep Lab
Thursday, April 16, 2020 through Monday, April 20, 2020. 7:30 pm. Milwaukee Rep's limited engagement short-play festival is back for its 10th year. See it all-drama, comedy, and everything in between-in this one-of-a-kind theatergoing experience featuring the talents of Milwaukee Rep's Emerging Professional Residents. Please check website for up to date info as date/time are subject to change. Stiemke Theater, 108 E Wells St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-224-9490. Subjects: Theater, Musicals, Comedy [E-108939]
 Death of a Salesman
Friday, April 17, 2020 through Sunday, April 26, 2020. 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm. "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller at the BDACT Fine Arts Center, April 17-26 This Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize story by Arthur Miller revolves around Willy Loman, a failing salesman, whose quest for the "American Dream" kept him blind to the people who really loved him. This thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty is a classic American theater drama, revived on Broadway multiple times. BDACT Fine Arts Center, 117 W. Maple Ave, Beaver Dam, Dodge County. Call 920-885-6891. Subjects: Theater, Classical [E-109806]
 Hootenanny: The Musicale
Friday, April 10, 2020 through Sunday, May 24, 2020. 7:30 pm. Inspired by David Lutken's storied music career and his own personal ancestry, Hootenanny features songs like "Shenandoah,""St. Louis Blues,""The Wabash Cannonball" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'." Audiences are invited to be a part of four interconnected American musical journeys, filled with beauty, virtuosity, joy, tragedy and the rough-and-tumble history of this country's unique family tree. Please check website for up to date info as date/time are subject to change. Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-224-9490. Subjects: Theater, Musicals [E-108930]
 A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement
Thursday, April 16, 2020 through Sunday, May 31, 2020. Seven shows weekly Wed - Sun. In this installment of The Church Basement Ladies series, the year is 1960 and a reformation is underway. High heels, county fairs, super-highways, driving lessons, and even new love are on the horizon. Against the changing tide, Beverly, Mrs. Snustad, Mavis, Karin, and Pastor Gunderson are "bulwarks never failing" standing strong in their faith and in their friendships with more crazy antics, more great songs, and more lessons reluctantly learned. Dinner Theatre Packages $73.95 per person. Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County. Call 800-477-9505. Subjects: Theater, Musicals [E-109229]
 L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters
Saturday, March 7, 2020 through Sunday, May 31, 2020. Be transported for a sense of Paris this springtime through the remarkable work of five master printmakers - Jules Cheret, Alphonse Mucha, Eugene Grasset, Theophile Alexandre Steinlen, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - which conveys the exuberance of the spirited Belle epoque era. During an artistic proliferation from 1875 to 1910, these pioneering artists reigned in Paris and defined a never-before-seen, and never forgotten, art form. Always free admission. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Education [E-109768]
 Some Illustrator! Pictures by Melissa Sweet
Saturday, March 7, 2020 through Sunday, May 31, 2020. Children's book illustrations by Melissa Sweet, created in her signature watercolor and found-object collage style, comprise this exhibition of her acclaimed biographical work. Sweet, based in Portland, Maine, has illustrated more than 100 books, created toys, puzzles, and games for eeBoo, and her work has been recognized with multiple awards. Always free admission. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Education [E-109769]
 It's Like Poetry: Building A Toshiko Takaezu Archive at RAM
Friday, August 2, 2019 through Sunday, July 26, 2020. While unassuming in her disposition, artist Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011) was a bona fide ceramic superstar who pushed the boundaries of clay in the late twentieth century. Inspired by nature and the environment, Takaezu created work that embodied a poetic balance between art and life. This exhibition in Racine Art Museum's Windows on Fifth Gallery features a selection from the more than 30 Takaezu works now in the museum's collection. Adults: $7, Seniors (62 and over) and Students: $5, RAM Members and Children (12 and under): FREE. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art [E-108988]
 Open Storage: RAM Showcases Ceramic, Fiber, and Regional Archives
Sunday, January 26, 2020 through Sunday, August 30, 2020. This exhibition features the work of 12 artists-Sandra Byers, Gibson Byrd, John Colt, Theodore Czebotar, Lillian Elliott, Joseph Friebert, Ed Rossbach, Kay Sekimachi, Jean Stamsta, Merle Temkin, Murray Weiss, and Beatrice Wood-through multiple examples of their work. Arranged as a series of artist solo showcases, Open Storage also highlights the earliest kinds of work given to RAM-textiles and works on paper. Adults: $7 Students and Seniors (62 and up): $5 RAM Members and Children (12 and under): FREE. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art, Museums [E-109609]
 Senior Beat: Diane Hesselbein
Monday, May 15, 2017 through Thursday, May 15, 2031. Our May guest is Diane Hesselbein, Assembly District 79 Representative, and her main topic will be the state budget. Representative Hesselbein is sensitive to the needs of senior citizens. She serves on the Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, and is Vice-Chair for the Speaker's Task Force on Alzheimer's and Dementia. Watch Senior Beat all month: Tuesdays at 12:30pm, Wednesdays at 4:30pm, Fridays at 12:00pm, and Sundays at 4:30pm on Madison City Channel. Free. Madison Senior Center, 330 W Mifflin, Madison, Dane County. Call 608-266-6581. Subjects: Education, Seniors [E-105880]
 Third Annual Twin Triathlon
Saturday, August 26, 2017 through Tuesday, August 26, 2081. 8 am - 12 pm. 8 am registration; 9 am start; Noon Awards! Fun event is unique in the Northwoods-8K paddle on North Twin Lake, followed by a 16K bike ride, then a 5K run. Individual ($35), a family or a team ($90). Do one leg, or all three! Beautiful route, healthy fun for the whole family! Registration is encouraged; Participants who register after 8/5/2017 are not guaranteed an event t-shirt. It's fun and a unique event to cap out the summer! Info: Phelps Chamber of Commerce. $35. Phelps, 2429 Highway 17 North, Phelps, Vilas County. Call 715-545-3800. Subjects: Kayaking, Bicycling, Triathlon [E-106239]
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