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Wisconsin Events for Saturday April 8, 2017

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 Henderson's Ride For Hope
Monday, February 6, 2017 through Sunday, June 18, 2017. 8 am. Meet, Ride, and Party with current and retired Green Bay Packer Players. Green Bay Packer Super Bowl Champion, William Henderson will be leading the festivities. Besides 3 ride loops, (7 mi. 25 mi. 60 mi.) you will have a great time experiencing the live music, food, and having the opportunity to meet the Green Bay Packers. Downtown, Port Washington, Ozaukee County. Call 920-410-3039. Subjects: Bicycling, Festivals, Music [E-105250]
 Single Day Events 
 All Tied Up in Knots Exploring Nature Program
Saturday, April 8, 2017. 10-12 pm. There is a knot for every kind of job. Learn how to tie basic knots and how to do simple lashing. To practice your new skills, you will get to make a couple of knot projects. To register, call (920) 533-8322 by April 7. This program is best for people over 8 years old. Free. Kettle Moraine State Park - Northern Unit - Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee), N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Nature [E-105087]
 Barrage 8
Saturday, April 8, 2017. 7:30 pm. Formed out of the original hit show Barrage this group has morphed into the latest craze off innovative stage performance, instrumentation and energy. The "8" in the name represents a re-imagery of the string octet - five violins, viola, cello and double bass. When you add in the rest of the band you get a night of memorable, diversified music from many genres and generations, lighting features and showmanship! Adults $36 Seniors (60+) & College Students $32 HS & Younger & Military Personnel (with ID) $18. Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E Forest Street, Oconomowoc, Waukesha County. Call 262-560-3172. Subjects: Music [E-104573]
 Beekeeping Classes 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017. 9 am - 4 pm. Attend one of our day long 'Beekeeping Classes' held at the Lyman Anderson Building, 5201 Fen Oak Dr, Madison, WI 53718. Beginners Classes will repeat on Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 11, Apr 8 and May 6, 2017. Second Step Class is Mar 18, 2017. Classes run from 9am - 4pm. The fee of $50 covers coffee, handouts, free sample journals & catalogues, and props galore for you to handle. Hands-on Mentoring is also available, $20 for 2 hours in the apiary. To register, call Jeanne Hansen at 608-244-5094 Lyman Anderson Building, 5201 Fen Oak Dr, Madison, Statewide. Call 608-244-5094. Subjects: Agriculture, Gardening, Hobbies [E-105016]
 Brett Kemnitz - Annual New Song Concert!
Saturday, April 8, 2017. 8 pm. Brett Kemnitz - The new song concert of an extraordinary singer/songwriter, and guiding spirit of The Coffee House and the Milwaukee folk scene. Wonder what the new songs will be about this year, hmmm? Opening will be Jim Lombard's King Steel with John King on vocals and some other guy on bass. The Coffee House is a Not For Profit organization which has provided the community with a smoke & alcohol-free venue for acoustic music, poetry and more since 1967. Suggested donation $6. The Coffee House, upper floor Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1905 West Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-534-4612. Subjects: Folk, Music [E-105509]
 Go! Discover - Nature Journaling
Saturday, April 8, 2017. 9 am - 2 pm. Families, friends, and youth groups are invited to discover something new about nature. Come enjoy our planet! Drop in to plant some trees, create with recycled materials, go on an Earth Day photo/art scavenger hunt, and learn how to help the Earth! Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Nature, OutdoorRec [E-105382]
 Lamm Gardens Free Seminars
Saturday, April 8, 2017. 11 am. Save time, money and your back planting bareroot now! Lammscapes!, 2708 Sherman Road, Jackson, Washington County. Call 262 677 3010. Subjects: Agriculture, Gardening, Environment [E-105480]
 Lamm Gardens Free Seminars
Saturday, April 8, 2017. 1 pm. Save time, money and your back by planting bareroot now! Lammscapes!, 2708 Sherman Road, Jackson, Washington County. Call 262 677 3010. Subjects: Agriculture, Gardening, Environment [E-105481]
 Men Are From Mars...Women Are From Venus: LIVE!
Saturday, April 8, 2017. 3:00 pm & 7:30 pm. This hilarious show, based on the number one best-selling book from acclaimed author, John Gray, has been entertaining thousands of people and letting them see themselves in their own relationships. The number one best-selling book now comes to life as a hilarious one-man theatrical comedy! This hysterical show will have husbands and wives elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. The show returns to Milwaukee after a triumphant Off Broadway run at New World Stages. Starting at $56.00. Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N Water St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-273-7206. Subjects: Theater [E-105316]
 Temperatures a Rising, Ducks a Flying
Saturday, April 8, 2017. 11 am. Are you more related to a duck that dabbles near the shore or one that dives deep into the lakes? Find out which duck is most like you as we meet some new friends along the Wisconsin River. Meet at Pfiffner Pioneer Park bandshell. Please dress for the weather. Presented by Lauren Posego Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-346-4992. Subjects: Families, Education [E-105351]
 The Northeast Wisconsin Passion Play
Saturday, April 8, 2017. 1 pm and 7 pm. Get tickets at our website or by phone, 920-733-8840. Join us Palm Sunday weekend at the Xavier Fine Arts Theatre in Appleton for The Northeast Wisconsin Passion Play and see the scriptures come to life. For the past decade, The Northeast Wisconsin Passion Play has left audiences in awe, garnering standing ovations at every performance. This inspiring production celebrates the joyous time when Our Lord walked the earth and commemorates his death and resurrection. Adults $13 Senior Citizens $12 Students $9. Xavier Fine Arts Theatre, 1600 W. Prospect Avenue, Appleton, Outagamie County. Call 920-733-8840. Subjects: Theater, Musicals, Religion [E-105433]
 Wisconsin Gourd Society Festival/Midwest /Gourd Fest
Saturday, April 8, 2017. 9 am - 4 pm. The Wisconsin Gourd Society will hold the Midwest Gourd Fest on Apr. 8, 2017, 9am-4pm. This free 1 day festival includes gourd vendors, artists, instructors & growers, kids' activities, classes, & demonstrations. See a gourd art competition, silent auction, raffle & live music. WGS is an educational non-profit association dedicated to sharing an understanding & appreciation of gourds & their history, cultural influences, horticulture, utility & role as an art medium. Free parking Free Admission Free. Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, Dane County. Call 608 437-1944. Subjects: Art, Gardening, Agriculture [E-105376]
 Events Spanning Multiple Days 
 Heart of La Crosse Ed Setera & Hash Tags
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 through Saturday, April 8, 2017. 7:30-9:30. What can one say about Ed Setera & The Hashtags that hasn't been said already? Well that's where you come in! The Heart of La Crosse presents "Ed Setera & The Hashtags"; it's an improv show based around the idea of a band getting together one last time. Come prepared with suggestions for the cast to create the band's history, song titles and even members for an unscripted, audience driven Rock N' Roll revival! Come dressed as a character from your favorite musical genre for added fun! $18-25. Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse, La Crosse County. Call 608-785-1434. Subjects: Theater [E-104977]
 Wheel House Live Concert
Friday, April 7, 2017 through Saturday, April 8, 2017. 7:30pm. WheelHouse is a nationally touring Americana and bluegrass band hailing from Madison, Wisconsin. As a full-time working band they perform over 220 shows per year and have garnered attention from national labels. Featuring three and four part harmonies, fiddle and guitar leads, and driving rhythm of the upright bass WheelHouse brings an energy and attitude unique to themselves. $10, $15, $17. Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre, 219 N. Spring St, Beaver Dam, Dodge County. Call 920-885-6891. Subjects: Theater, Music [E-105540]
 Away from the Mirror
Saturday, April 8, 2017 through Sunday, April 9, 2017. 7:30 pm or 3:00pm. Directed by Stacy Pottinger & Dance Minors. The Theatre Department presents its annual student dance concert, providing Carthage's emerging artists opportunities to develop & share their inspirations through dance, to learn about the choreographic process, & to share in the development of their own production. The program will feature new dance works developed by dance minors in a less produced revelation of the dance making process. Apr 8, 7:30 pm & Apr 9, 3:00 pm. Adults $14, Seniors (55+) $10, Students $8. Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Dr, Kenosha, Kenosha County. Call 262-551-6661. Subjects: Dance [E-105146]
 Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets
Saturday, April 8, 2017 through Sunday, April 9, 2017. 7:30 pm, 2:00 pm. Wisconsin's premiere doo-wop group is back for more fun! Along with their dynamic live band, the sharp-suited foursome of Reginald T. Kurschner (high tenor), Don Lobacz (first tenor), Tommy Lueck (baritone), and Aaron Schmidt (bass) revive musical memories of the doo-wop and rock 'n' roll era. This high-octane romp through favorite historic tunes is delivered with fun, energetic harmony and the style you've come to love with the Guyz. Adult $28 4X20 $20. Schauer Arts Center, 147 N Rural Street, Hartford, Washington County. Call 262-670-0560 ext 3. Subjects: Music [E-104324]
 Snow White And The Magnificent Seven
Thursday, April 6, 2017 through Sunday, April 9, 2017. Snow White is the last to find out that she is the fairest of them all. Her jealous step mother won't stand for such competition and devises one plan after another to take out the innocent princess. But it's the Magnificent Seven to the rescue in this lively adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Music and laughter enliven this well-known story. Margaret Brate Bryant Civic Theatre Building, 264 W Main Street, Waukesha, Waukesha County. Call 262-547-0708. Subjects: Theater, Comedy, Musicals [E-105241]
 The Iliad, the Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less
Friday, March 31, 2017 through Sunday, April 9, 2017. Condensing Greek Mythology into a funny and updated play, this show is a highlight reel of all of the classic stories. Tragedy, love, and of course, "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" take center stage as we are introduced to Zeus, Odysseus, Hercules, Athena, Helen of Troy, and many more. The silly decisions, absurd destinies, and goofy characters are presented at lightning fast pace with hysterical results all within 99 minutes. Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm. $13 - $18. Racine Theatre Guild, Inc, 2519 Northwestern Ave, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-633-4218. Subjects: Theater, Comedy, Families [E-105418]
 50th Anniversary Exhibition
Friday, January 20, 2017 through Saturday, April 15, 2017. 11 am - 5 pm. This exhibition will feature artists exhibited since the inception of the gallery in 1966. Picasso, Chagall, Matisse, Miro, Avery, Van Dongen, Renoir, Rembrandt, Pissarro, Weisbuch, Dali, John Steuart Curry, Summers, Gutierrez, Rosenquist, Lichtenstein, Warhol, Kandinsky. Wisconsin artists include Rozman, Reginald Gee, Alayna Rose, Karin Krohne Kaufman, Dan Muller, David Barnett, Joan Dvorsky, Tom Ferderbar, Spicuzza. Old Masters, African, Latin American, Indonesian, New Guinea and Haitian art. Free. David Barnett Gallery, 1024 E State St - at Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-271-5058. Subjects: Art, Galleries [E-105058]
 Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Thursday, March 2, 2017 through Sunday, April 16, 2017. Seven shows weekly Wed - Sun. Disney's Beauty and the Beast has thrilled millions of people of all ages around the world; first as an unforgettable animated masterpiece then as an award-winning Broadway musical for 13 years nominated for 9 Tony Awards. Now it comes to life on the Fireside stage in an all new breath-taking production filled with stunning scenery, ravishing costumes, fabulous dancing, side-splitting humor, and delightful songs. It's a show you'll never forget, a story of eternal romance, a tale as old as time. $70.95 plus tax and processing for dinner and show; $45.95 for Youth Package. Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County. Call 800-477-9505. Subjects: Theater, Musicals, Families [E-104738]
 Lamm Gardens Bareroot Sale!
Saturday, April 1, 2017 through Sunday, April 30, 2017. Get a jump start on Spring with bareroot plants! Free. Lamm Gardens, 2708 Sherman Road, Jackson, Washington County. Call 262 677 3010. Subjects: Agriculture, Gardening, Sales [E-105477]
 Wustum Generations at Racine Art Museum
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 through Sunday, April 30, 2017. The Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine Art Museum's forebear, was founded on November 16, 1941. Throughout 2017, RAM will celebrate Wustum's continuing legacy of bringing art to our community and the world for 75 years. Involving working artists--from the local area and beyond--in planning and executing programs and cultivating fundamental relationships has ensured that Wustum and RAM remain vital. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art [E-105255]
 Healthy Living with Diabetes
Thursday, March 23, 2017 through Thursday, May 4, 2017. 1:30pm. This 7-week, evidence-based program from Stanford University has helped people worldwide to: - Be in control - Feel better - Have more energy - Use new tools to manage their diabetes - Do the things they Want to do If you have diabetes or care for someone who does this workshop can be a decision to help put life back in your life. Refundable $20 for book loan. 10400 - 75th Street, Kenosha, Kenosha County. Call 262-605-4464. Subjects: Health, Education [E-105403]
 Stepping On
Thursday, March 23, 2017 through Thursday, May 4, 2017. 9:30 am. This 7-week, evidence-based program is helping people nationwide to: - Have better balance - Gain strength - Learn about what can cause a fall - Keep a safe home environment - Feel confident in and around the community If you have balance issues or are afraid of falling a Stepping On workshop can help keep you on your feet. Free. 7730 Sheridan Rd, Kenosha, Kenosha County. Call 262-658-3508. Subjects: Health, Education [E-105404]
 Paint and Pour
Sunday, October 16, 2016 through Monday, May 15, 2017. 1:00-3:30. Enjoy wine, conversation and music while a professional artist guides you step-by-step through a painting. You'll go home with a new piece of art! We provide everything you need including your first glass of wine. At the end of the workshop, you will go home with your completed work. Additional beverages will be provided at the cash bar. Please arrive 10 minutes early for check in. Workshops are held every third Sunday and Monday of each month. No experience necessary. $35. Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse, La Crosse County. Call 608-785-1434. Subjects: Art [E-104842]
 Paint and Pour
Sunday, October 16, 2016 through Monday, May 15, 2017. 1:00-3:30. Enjoy wine, conversation and music while a professional artist guides you step-by-step through a painting. You'll go home with a new piece of art! We provide everything you need including your first glass of wine. At the end of the workshop, you will go home with your completed work. Additional beverages will be provided at the cash bar. Please arrive 10 minutes early for check in. Workshops are held every third Sunday and Monday of each month. No experience necessary. $35. Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse, La Crosse County. Call 608-785-1434. Subjects: Art [E-104841]
 Visiones e Historia: Mayan Paintings from Guatemala
Friday, March 10, 2017 through Friday, June 2, 2017. From 9am to 8pm. Latino Arts, in collaboration with Northern Illinois University (NIU) will exhibit Visiones e Historia: Mayan Paintings from Guatemala. This collection of paintings brings contemporary Mayan artists from Guatemala, Paula Nicho Cumez and Pedro Rafael Gonzalez Chavajay. A mesmerizing collection that evoke visual juxtapositions of surrealism and narrative of magical realism, all set on the stage of Guatemalan folklore and tradition. Opening Reception on Friday, March 10, 5 p.m.. Free. United Community Center / Latino Arts, Inc, 1028 S. 9th St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-384-3100. Subjects: Art, Galleries, Community [E-105117]
 Small Gifts from Big Donors at Racine Art Museum
Sunday, February 19, 2017 through Sunday, June 4, 2017. This first of three exhibitions in a year-long series focuses onsmall-scale gifts from four out of twelve significant donors to RAM's collection, including: Dale and Doug Anderson, Lloyd Cotsen, Jane and Arthur Mason, and Donna Schneier and Leonard Goldberg. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art [E-105258]
 WPA Art from RAM's Collection
Sunday, February 19, 2017 through Sunday, June 4, 2017. The museum's first director Sylvester Jerry obtained over 260 works produced through the Federal Art Project (FAP) of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a program that provided jobs during the Great Depression of the 1930s. This show includes a selection of prints, watercolors, drawings, photographs, and textiles generated through the WPA that helped launch RAM's collection. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art [E-105257]
 Variations on a Theme: Teapots from RAM's Collection
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 through Sunday, July 9, 2017. In 1999, collector Donna Moog offered RAM a gift of over 250 teapots. Since this gift, RAM has added over 100 teapots from other donors, establishing one of the largest public collections of contemporary artist-made teapots in the U.S. This show offers a stunning selection to explore. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art [E-105256]
 Jessica Calderwood: Fictitious Flora
Friday, August 5, 2016 through Sunday, July 23, 2017. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Wisconsin artist Jessica Calderwood blends a background in metalsmithing, and a specific interest in enameling, with a desire to investigate the social and cultural dynamics of contemporary society. By including multiple figures and expanding her use of floral forms to more "aggressive and surprising" subject matter, she is able to address complex topics such as the relationship between the beautiful and the absurd, the powerful and the powerless, and the feminine and masculine. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art, Crafts, Museums [E-104386]
 The Violet Hour
Friday, April 7, 2017 through Sunday, July 30, 2017. 7:30pm, 2pm on Sundays. In 1919, John opens his own publishing company. But before John can publish his first book, a strange machine of mysterious origin is delivered to the office. As it's being examined, two authors arrive. They are John's best friend and John's secret mistress. With only enough capital to produce one book, John is caught between the two. But his struggle is cut short when the machine begins to mysteriously work. The Violet Hour is a hilarious & heartfelt tale with a touch of magical realism. Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-291-7800 x202. Subjects: Theater, Women [E-104449]
 Learn to Keep Bees - Beginning Beekeeping
Sunday, March 19, 2017 through Sunday, August 27, 2017. 10am-3:30pm. Ever thought about keeping bees? Like the idea of learning as you go throughout the season? Then this series of classes is right for you! We've divided up the content and set the schedule to provide beginning beekeepers the right information at the right time. Class meets Mar 19, Apr 9, June 25, and Aug 27 and consists of 20 hours of instruction and is designed for new beekeepers and individuals thinking about keeping bees. Fee is $100 for all four parts, additional family members $50 $100 for all 4 parts. Town of Calamus Town Hall, W9820 County Highway D, Beaver Dam, Dodge County. Call 608-444-1493. Subjects: Gardening, Agriculture, Education [E-105327]
 Getting To Zero One Person At A Time World AIDS Day
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 through Saturday, December 1, 2018. 9am til 3pm. YWCA FREE HIV/STI Testing Free Contraceptives Insurance Assistance & Enrollment Prevention Education Community Resources Giveaways FREE. YWCA, 1915 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-269-8282. Subjects: Health [E-102947]
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