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 Houdini Hocus-Pocus with Glen Gerard
Sunday, December 1, 2019. 3:00 pm till 4:00 pm. Did you know that the great Harry Houdini was one of the first Milwaukee Journal newspaper delivery boys? Once he became famous, he gave free shows for the Journal news boys when he played Milwaukee. That's just one unique fact that magician Glen Gerard will share at Houdini Hocus-Pocus, a combination magic show and history lesson! This family-friendly show will feature some of Houdini's original magic tricks including Metamorphosis and the East Indian Needle Trick. Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue Milwaukee,, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 4143905730. Subjects: Museums, Families [E-109348]
 On Display Global - MKE
Sunday, December 1, 2019. This deconstructed art exhibition by Heidi Latsky Dance, under the direction of Catey Ott Thompson, features fifteen Milwaukee residents, representing professional and non-professional performers of all body types, ages, and abilities/disabilities in a meditative, internal movement instillation. free. Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, 13th & Clybourn Streets, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-288-1669. Subjects: Art, Museums, Dance [E-109049]
 Talk to Us Tuesday
Tuesday, December 3, 2019. 8 am to 11 am. Stop in any time during these three hours and spend a few minutes with us. There is no need to register, and the coffee is on us! Join us to connect with friends and neighbors, learn about what the Community Planning Team is currently working on, share your ideas for new ways to connect members, or your thoughts on making a Livable La Crosse for All. Cabin Coffee, 401 Jay St., Suite 100, La Crosse, La Crosse County. Subjects: Community, Seniors [E-109187]
 Trip to the Pabst Mansion and the Domes
Tuesday, December 3, 2019. 9 am. The club will tour the Pabst Mansion and the Domes, both decorated for the holidays, and have lunch at Miss Katie's Diner (on your own). The bus will leave the upper parking lot at 9 a.m. and return there after lunch. The cost of $30 includes admissions, transit, and gratuity. Call (414) 247-6029 for reservations. $30. Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W Mill Rd, Glendale, Milwaukee County. Call 414-247-6029. Subjects: Museums, Holidays, Seniors [E-109363]
 Spotlight Cinema
Wednesday, December 4, 2019. 7-9 pm. MMoCA's Spotlight Cinema features premieres of critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary and feature films. Admission is free for MMoCA members and $7 per screening for the general public. Ticket sales begin at 6:30 pm in the museum's lobby. Spotlight Cinema is curated by Mike King, and is a program of MMoCA's education department. Visit our website for details. Free for MMoCA members / $7 for non-members. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art - MMoCA, 227 State St, Madison, Dane County. Call 608-257-0158. Subjects: Art, Film, Museums [E-109312]
 Art 101: Birds in Three Dimensions
Thursday, December 5, 2019. 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Join museum educator Catie Anderson for observations and conversation during a walk through Collection Classics and an installation of photographs of student-created sculptures from artist Tom Hill's recent residency. Free. Free. Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109083]
 Discover the Silent City: The Prohibition Era
Thursday, December 5, 2019. 6 pm to 8 pm. Join AARP-Wi and The La Crosse Historical Society for "Discover the Silent City: The Prohibition Era," dramatic reenactments inspired by local events including bootleggers looking to hide their hooch, a U.S. Marshal and lady from the Temperance Movement. Each registered guest receives one complimentary beverage ticket. You must register for the event online. Free, must register. Pump House, 119 King St, La Crosse, La Crosse County. Subjects: Seniors, Theater, Community [E-109410]
 Hands-On Art
Thursday, December 5, 2019. 5:30 pm to 7 pm. All ages drop in to fold easy origami birds. Inspired by flocking birds, participants create compositions by grouping their folded, feathered friends. Free. Free. Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109084]
 Houdini and the Cult of Celebrity
Thursday, December 5, 2019. 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Explore how the notion of celebrity has evolved between Harry Houdini's time and today at Jewish Museum Milwaukee with Rick Popp, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies at UWM. Museum Members $5 Nonmembers $7. Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue Milwaukee,, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 4143905730. Subjects: Museums [E-109354]
 Chick-a-dee-dee-dee Nature Storytimes
Friday, December 6, 2019. 9:30 am-10:30 am. An hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Join us for stories, games, crafts, and songs on the first and third Friday mornings of each month. Programs held at the Ice Age Visitor Center. Always bright-eyed and full of energy, chickadees add a cheery note to any winter day. You'll be amazed by the lives these tiny birds lead. Free. Kettle Moraine State Park - Northern Unit - Ice Age Visitor Center (located off State Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee), N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Families, Nature, Environment [E-109018]
 Ladama
Friday, December 6, 2019. 7:30 pm. Ladama is an ensemble of female musicians from across the Americas strive to engage youth in their respective communities in the process of music-making, composition and audio production through collaboration and performance workshops. They are Mafer Bandola (Venezuela), Lara Klaus (Brazil), Daniela Serna (Colombia) and Sara Lucas (U.S.). With rhythm and percussion driving their original compositions sung in several languages, they combine disparate, traditional roots music with pop. $8-$40. United Community Center / Latino Arts, Inc, 1028 South 9th Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 4143843100. Subjects: Music [E-108887]
 Top of the World - A Carpenters Christmas Tribute
Friday, December 6, 2019. 7:30 pm. It's Yesterday Once More when Debbie Taylor and her 7-piece band bring the unforgettable music of the Carpenters to the stage! Capturing the warm tones that made Karen's voice so unique, Debbie takes you on a journey through time with the hits and stories behind the music. Hear "Close to You", "We've Only Just Begun", "Merry Christmas Darling", and more. $34 - $38. Schauer Arts Center, 147 N. Rural Street, Hartford, Washington County. Call 262-670-0560. Subjects: Music [E-109109]
 Top of the World - A Carpenters Christmas Tribute
Friday, December 6, 2019. 3:00 pm. It's Yesterday Once More when Debbie Taylor and her 7-piece band bring the unforgettable music of the Carpenters to the stage! Capturing the warm tones that made Karen's voice so unique, Debbie takes you on a journey through time with the hits and stories behind the music. Hear "Close to You", "We've Only Just Begun", "Merry Christmas Darling", and more! $34 - $38. Schauer Arts Center, 147 N. Rural Street, Hartford, Washington County. Call 262-670-0560. Subjects: Music [E-109108]
 Art Park Open Studio
Saturday, December 7, 2019. 1 pm to 3 pm. All ages drop in to engage in easy origami folding, celebrating Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami. Free. Free. Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109085]
 Holiday Respite
Saturday, December 7, 2019. 10 am to 4 pm. The Washington County Caregiver Coalition will provide for family caregivers to have a day away while the Coalition cares for & entertains your loved one. Plan a day to shop, wrap, decorate or just relax. Lunch & activities will be provided to attendees. Professional caregivers will be on hand to provide personal care. A FREE service to Washington County Caregivers. RSVP to Tammy Dickman by Nov. 29 to guarantee space for your loved one. Free to Washington County Caregivers only. The Threshold Inc. Senior Day Service, 2380 W. Washington Ave, West Bend, Washington County. Call 262-355-4497. Subjects: Families, Holidays [E-109336]
 Events Spanning Multiple Days 
 Birds in Art Exhibition
Saturday, September 7, 2019 through Sunday, December 1, 2019. Birds- soaring, alighting, and foraging all around us- are ambassadors to the natural world, linking people to the outdoors. Majestic yet fragile, amusing, and poignant, birds connect us with nature, heralding each dawn and signaling environmental shifts. The 44th annual, internationally renowned exhibition features all-new paintings, sculptures, and graphics of 114 worldwide artists; visit often this fall to discover and savor what inspires you. Free. Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Education [E-109059]
 Historic Christmas Market
Saturday, November 30, 2019 through Sunday, December 1, 2019. Sat. 10-7 & Sun. 10-4. The Washington County Historical Society will be hosting their First Annual Historic Christmas Market at Washington County Fair Park. A great family event with many Unique Artisan Gifts. -Schaum Tortes, Savory Snacks, Fresh off the Grill Selections, Beverages, Mulled Wine & Beer will also be available. Saturday, November 30, 10am to 7pm Sunday, December 1, 10am to 4pm $2 Admission - Kids 15 and under free. The History Center Washington County, 320 S 5th Ave, West Bend, Washington County. Call 262-335-4678. Subjects: Families, Holidays, Kids [E-109334]
 Word and Image
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 through Monday, December 2, 2019. Word and Image explores the combination of text and image in post-war prints drawn from the Haggerty Museum of Art's collection. Whether incorporating texts as visual elements in their work, or responding to the contents of literary texts, all of the exhibiting artists combine word and image. Includes works by Corita Kent, Jasper Johns, Edward Rushca, Mark Bradford, Robert Indiana, Andy Warhol, and others. Free. Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, 13th & Clybourn Streets, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-288-1669. Subjects: Art, Museums [E-109048]
 International Gift Shop
Friday, December 6, 2019 through Saturday, December 7, 2019. Fri: 4pm-8pm; Sat: 9am-4pm. Vendors offer a diverse variety of gift and practical items, including pottery, bowls, and baskets, Artisan-crafted jewelry, Homemade jams and preserves, Rugs and scarves, Artisanal chocolate confections, Handmade designer soaps, Purses and tote bags, Fairtrade products and much, much more! All proceeds benefit peace and social justice efforts at home and around the world. Major credit cards accepted. Friends Cafe on lower level serves coffee, tea, homemade soup, bread and sweets. Free. Milwaukee Friends Meetinghouse, 3224 N. Gordon Place, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call (414) 263-2111. Subjects: Holidays, Art, Crafts [E-109338]
 10th Anniversary Nutcracker Ballet
Friday, December 6, 2019 through Sunday, December 8, 2019. Fri, 7, Sat 2 & 7, Sun 2. Going to see Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet at the Oconomowoc Arts Center has become a holiday tradition in the Lake Country Area. With Artistic Director Eddy Bray's all-new choreography, amazing set design, and the magical musical score of Peter Tchaikovsky, the 10th anniversary production promises to delight audiences of all ages. Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E. Forest Street, Oconomowoc, Waukesha County. Call 262-965-5763. Subjects: Ballet, Dance, Theater [E-109408]
 Old World Christmas at Old World Wisconsin
Saturday, December 7, 2019 through Sunday, December 8, 2019. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Stroll through the 1880's Crossroads Village decked in holiday greenery, full of homes and shops bustling with holiday preparations. Treat yourself to a warm cup of wassail, do some holiday shopping, and see the largest Yule Goat in North America. Then, enjoy a horse-drawn ride around the village, but keep a watchful eye out for the Krampus! If you've been nice, make sure to stop by Santa's workshop to say hello and take the perfect family photo. Adults (13 and up) $12; Child (5 - 12) $9; Child (4 and under) Free. Old World Wisconsin, W372S9727 Hwy 67, Eagle, Waukesha County. Call 262-594-6301. Subjects: Holidays, Families, Historic [E-109305]
 The Nutcracker Ballet
Friday, December 6, 2019 through Sunday, December 8, 2019. 7 pm,. Going to see Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet at the Oconomowoc Arts Center has become a holiday tradition in the Lake Country Area. With Artistic Director Eddy Bray's all-new choreography, amazing set design, and the magical musical score of Peter Tchaikovsky, the 10th anniversary production promises to delight audiences of all ages. MSAD's The Nutcracker 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Dec 6 & 7 and 2 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, Dec 7 & 8, 2019 Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E. Forest Street, Oconomowoc, Waukesha County. Call 262-965-5763. Subjects: Ballet, Dance, Theater [E-109407]
 Open Studio Sessions with Lori Beringer
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 through Tuesday, December 10, 2019. 1:30-4:30pm. Workshop Description - Bring work in progress or bring a new project. Lori will demo and give helpful guiding instruction. Thinner and paint medium, as well as easels, are provided. Supply list will be made available. Remaining Sessions 2: Oct 15, 21, 22 Session 3: Nov 4, 5, 11, 12 Session 4: Dec 2, 3, 9, 10 $25 per class/$100 per session. Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E Mill Street, Plymouth, Sheboygan County. Call 920-892-8409. Subjects: Art, Community [E-109331]
 Ben Shahn: For the Sake of a Single Verse
Friday, August 16, 2019 through Sunday, December 15, 2019. A portfolio of twenty-four lithographs from the Haggerty Museum of Art's collection created by artist Ben Shahn. The prints illustrate a select passage from Rainer Maria Rilke's only novel. This semi-autobiographical novel tells the story of a college student from an aristocratic Danish family living in destitute in Paris in the early 1900s. Although Shahn first read the novel while visiting Paris in the 1920s, he didn't create the illustrations until 1968-a year before his death. Free. Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, 13th & Clybourn Streets, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-288-1669. Subjects: Art, Museums [E-109046]
 Christmas Stars 2019
Thursday, December 5, 2019 through Sunday, December 15, 2019. Join us at the Xavier Fine Arts Theatre in Appleton for "Christmas Stars," a spectacular Broadway-style holiday-themed extravaganza featuring singers, dancers & actors ages five through senior citizen. Over one thousand gorgeous costumes, beautiful sets, lighting & staging make Christmas Stars one of the Midwest's premiere holiday attractions. Tickets at our website or (920) 733-8840 All seats reserved $10.00-$17.00. Xavier Fine Arts Theatre, 1600 W. Prospect Avenue, Appleton, Outagamie County. Call 920-733-8840. Subjects: Musicals [E-109124]
 The Ariel Poems
Friday, August 16, 2019 through Sunday, December 15, 2019. The pamphlets featured in this exhibition are part of the Raynor Memorial Libraries Special Collections and University Archives, which holds a complete collection of titles in the series. Many of the poets are well-known today, but perhaps the most significant of these is T. S. Eliot. This exhibition was curated by Amy Cooper Cary, Head, Special Collections and University Archives, Raynor Memorial Libraries and Dr. Angela Sorby, Professor, Department of English. Free. Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, 13th & Clybourn Streets, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-288-1669. Subjects: Art, Museums [E-109047]
 The Nerd
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 through Sunday, December 15, 2019. 7:30 pm. When Willum has an unexpected party guest, who turns into an unwanted houseguest, he executes an elaborate plan to rid himself of the wacky nuisance. Aided by a rag-tag team that includes friends, a would-be lover and an oblivious boss, creative acts of desperation quickly dissolve into utter mayhem. The twists and turns of this madcap comedy lead to an ending that leaves you feeling happily hoodwinked! Please check website for up to date info as date/time are subject to change. Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 E. Wells St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-224-9490. Subjects: Theater [E-108932]
 A Christmas Story - The Musical
Thursday, October 31, 2019 through Sunday, December 22, 2019. Seven shows weekly Wed - Sun. Ralphie wants only one thing for Christmas: An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A Christmas Story The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie's desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree. Featuring a funny and heartfelt score by the creators of LA LA Land and The Greatest Showman, A Christmas Story The Musical captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike! $83.29 for dinner and show. Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County. Call 800-477-9505. Subjects: Theater, Musicals, Families [E-107758]
 Objects Redux: 50 Years After Objects: USA Defined American Craft
Saturday, September 21, 2019 through Sunday, January 5, 2020. Revisiting an ambitious large-scale project from 50 years ago, Objects Redux combines work featured in the landmark craft exhibition, Objects: USA with works featured in a related sales catalog. Drawing on RAM's collection, as well as generous lenders from the Racine area, this exhibition investigates how the public was introduced to late twentieth-century craft as a field that was as interested in personal, material, and aesthetic concerns, as well as functional ones. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Museums, Art, Galleries [E-108790]
 Nunsense
Friday, November 8, 2019 through Sunday, January 12, 2020. 7:30 pm. The Little Sisters of Hoboken are in dire need of emergency funds after a culinary disaster nearly wipes out the convent. The nuns pull out all the stops in a fundraising variety show featuring tap dancing, habit humor, an audience quiz and a special appearance by convent cook, Sister Julia, Child of God. With songs and comic interludes paced at break-neck speed, it's a must see musical adventure! 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-108928]
 24th Annual Holiday Membership Exhibit
Friday, December 6, 2019 through Friday, January 17, 2020. 10am-4pm T-F 12-3pm S-S. Accepting Application thru Nov.1,2019. The exhibit is open to all current PAC members and to those who wish to become a member. Submit 1 piece of original art of your own concept and design. To request a prospectus, and a membership form, call 920-892-8409 or email us. Larry Basky is the judge. The exhibition will open with a reception from 4:30 to 7:30pm on Friday, Dec 6th. The reception is free. Sponsors: Sargento and Kathy and Paul Sartori. Free. Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E Mill Street, Plymouth, Sheboygan County. Call 920-892-8409. Subjects: Art, Galleries [E-109325]
 Objects Redux: Clay, Glass, and Metal, 1960-1985
Sunday, August 11, 2019 through Sunday, January 26, 2020. As part of a series that showcases changes in studio craft in the last part of the twentieth century, this exhibition features clay, glass, and metal works made between 1960 and 1985. In some instances, multiple works by the same artist are shown in order to reflect how their work changed during a span of time when there was a lot of fluctuation in the field. 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: Museums, Galleries, Art [E-108789]
 Objects Redux: Small-Scale Studio Craft of the 1950s and 1960s
Sunday, October 20, 2019 through Sunday, February 2, 2020. This exhibition showcases small-scale ceramic, glass, wood, and metal objects from the 1950s and 1960s that reflect the types of works most associated with craft up to that point. Artists whose works are featured include Dale Chihuly, Elsa Freund, Harry Nohr, David Leach, Toshiko Takeazu, and Joan Pearson Watkins. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Museums, Art, Galleries [E-108792]
 Objects Redux: Studio Craft in Context, 1960-1985
Sunday, October 20, 2019 through Sunday, February 2, 2020. In the retrospective light of history, artworks can sometimes be read as "of the time" they were made-not just because of the particular artist that made them but also because of aesthetic or material choices. This exhibition plays to that idea and places studio craft in the context of two-dimensional paintings and works on paper made between 1960 and 1985. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Museums, Art, Galleries [E-108791]
 Recontructing Reality
Friday, December 6, 2019 through Friday, February 21, 2020. Understanding the world around us requires a shifting perspective shaped by our experiences and the places from which we view life. This perspective helps us to build connections, agree on shared meaning, and navigate familiar situations. Reconstructing Reality by Milwaukee based artist Brianna Lynn Hernandez Baurichter presents intentionally altered perspectives, exploring the possibilities within each moment to mean something new, express what is misunderstood, or realize hidden truths. Free. United Community Center / Latino Arts, Inc, 1028 South 9th Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 4143843100. Subjects: Art [E-108905]
 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]
 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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