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Wisconsin Events for Sunday April 8, 2018

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 Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council Biennial Exhibitiion
Friday, March 16, 2018 through Friday, May 4, 2018. 10 am. Join us for the free opening reception, appetizers and live music on Fri. Mar. 16, 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council, founded in 1916, is dedicated to fostering excellence in Fine Crafts and the support of the Artists who create it. Through shows, exhibitions, workshops and on-line, WDCC works to elevate standards and increase public awareness of design and craftsmanship. Flagship event is: Morning Glory Fine Crafts Show, held in August on the grounds of the Marcus Center. Free Admission. Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E Mill Street, Plymouth, Sheboygan County. Call 920-892-8409. E-mail: info@plymoutharts.org Web: www.plymoutharts.org Subjects: Art, Crafts, Community [E-107069]
 Learn to Keep Bees - Beginning Beekeeping
Sunday, March 4, 2018 through Sunday, August 5, 2018. 10:00 am. 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. This class is divided into 4-parts and meets 4 times through the beekeeping season (3/4, 4/8, 6/3 and 8/5) 100.00 for all 4-parts. Town of Calamus Town Hall, W9820 County Highway D, Beaver Dam, Dodge County. Call 608-444-1493. Subjects: Gardening, Education, Hobbies [E-106836]
 Single Day Events 
 Kids' Art Adventures: Jaume Plensa: Talking Continents
Sunday, April 8, 2018. 1 pm. Examine light and language in Jaume Plensa's Talking Continents. The artist's vision comes to life in his illuminated sculptures which combine the human form with characters from eight languages. Kids' Art Adventures invite families to create a unique lantern that allows your vision to shine in MMoCA's classroom following discussions led by an experienced museum educator. Kids aged 6 to 10 with an adult begin by meeting in the MMoCA lobby at 1 pm. The workshops fill up, so come 15 minutes early! Free. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art - MMoCA, 227 State Street, Madison, Dane County. Call 608-257-0158. Subjects: Art, Museums, Kids [E-107004]
 Music Mosaics: Brass Quintet
Sunday, April 8, 2018. 3 pm. UW-Whitewater's first resident faculty chamber ensemble, established in 1983. Having performed on WPR and in concert halls throughout WI, the quintet includes Frank Hanson and Jessica Jenson, trumpet; Linda Kimball, horn; Mike Dugan, trombone and John Tuinstra, tuba. General Public: $10, Over 65: $9, Under 18 or UWW Student: $3. Greenhill Center of the Arts, 950 W. Main Street, Whitewater, Walworth County. Call 262-472-2222. Subjects: Music [E-107060]
 Events Spanning Multiple Days 
 Disney's, Newsies
Thursday, February 22, 2018 through Sunday, April 8, 2018. varies. Adapted from the Disney film, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged "newsies," who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version includes eight brand-new songs by the original team of Alan Menken and Jack Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film such as "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," "King of New York," and "Santa Fe." Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County. Call 800-477-9505. Subjects: Theater, Musicals, Families [E-106627]
 RAM 9th Annual International PEEPS Art Competition
Thursday, March 22, 2018 through Sunday, April 8, 2018. 10 am - 5 pm. Within the pristine white walls of a contemporary art museum that overlooks Lake Michigan, the Racine Art Museum presents an untraditional exhibition showcasing fluffy, sugar-coated marshmallow PEEPS. The RAM 9th Annual International PEEPS Art Competition will open to the public on March 22 and run through April 8. Each year, the show's popularity draws nearly 4,000 visitors to the museum during its three-week run, setting daily spring attendance records along the way. Admission: Adults - $7 Seniors 62+ / Students - $5 Under 12 - Free. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art, Crafts, Museums [E-106947]
 The Boxcar Children
Friday, April 6, 2018 through Sunday, April 15, 2018. The adventures of "The Boxcar Children" have been enjoyed by generations and now come to life on the stage at the Racine Theatre Guild Friday, April 6 - Sunday, April 15. Tickets can be purchased from the Racine Theatre Guild located at 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine. Call (262) 633-4218, visit our website, or stop by the box office weekdays from 12 to 6 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance for tickets. $13 - $18. Racine Theatre Guild, Inc, 2519 Northwestern Ave, Racine, Racine County. Call 2626334218. Subjects: Theater, Families, Kids [E-107100]
 Until The Flood
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 through Sunday, April 22, 2018. 7:30 pm. An extraordinary performance that explores the reactions of the St. Louis area to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.The eight characters stories' reflect a range of human experiences - the need to protect our loved ones from the harsh realities of the world and the urge to seek answers to life's biggest questions. The result is a mosaic of diverse voices that explores how a community heals and grows together. Visit our website to purchase tickets. Stiemke Theater, 108 E Wells St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-224-9490. Subjects: Theater [E-106004]
 Critter Kids Nature Playgroup
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 through Thursday, April 26, 2018. 9:30am to 10:45am Tue & Th. Explore and play in the spring sunshine! For children of all abilities, ages 2-5 with an adult. Each week we will explore a different spring topic through hikes, outdoor education, music, puppetry, songs, stories, and more! Snack included. Spring Dates: Tuesdays (March 20-April 24) OR Thursdays (March 22-April 26) Time: 9:30 - 10:45 am Cost: $42 for 6-week session For accommodations and more information: 608-782-2494 ext. 223. $42. Myrick Park Center, 789 Myrick Park Dr, La Crosse, La Crosse County. Call (608) 782 - 2494. Subjects: Nature, Kids [E-107095]
 Life Captured on Glass: Highlights from the Glass Plate Negative
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 through Saturday, April 28, 2018. M-F 11-5pm Sat 9-3pm. Before plastic film and digital storage, glass was used to capture images. Visit the History Center and see a selection of glass plate negatives and their printed images from the Research Center and Archives Collection. Also on exhibit will be our 1908 studio camera and a selection of equipment used for taking glass negatives. Free with regular museum admission. Free with regular museum admission. The History Center of Washington County, 320 S 5th Ave, West Bend, Washington County. Call 262-335-4678. Subjects: Antiques, Photography, Families [E-106983]
 Student Art Exhibit
Friday, April 6, 2018 through Saturday, April 28, 2018. 4-6pm. Opening Reception on April 6, 2018 from 4-6pm. Portage Community High School students show off their artwork. Enjoy light refreshments and music while meeting the artists. Exhibit on display until April 28th. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 1-6pm & Sat 10am-3pm. Free and open to the public!. Portage Center for the Arts, 301 East Cook Street, PO Box 866, Portage, Columbia County. Call 608-742-5655. Subjects: Galleries, Teens, Families [E-107088]
 Words I Images
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 through Saturday, April 28, 2018. W-F 1-6pm & Sa 10am-3pm. Come be a part of the art here at the Portage Center for the Arts! Enter a photo or poem by April 1, 2018 with the theme of "Splash of Color." See website for details. Come vote for your favorite on display beginning April 4th for your chance at winning a ticket to an upcoming concert! Free and open to the public!. Portage Center for the Arts, 301 East Cook Street, POB 866, Portage, Columbia County. Call 608-742-5655. Subjects: Art, Photography, Poetry [E-107082]
 Top Girls
Friday, April 6, 2018 through Sunday, April 29, 2018. Marlene is thrilled to receive a merit-based promotion to Managing Director over her senior male colleagues. To celebrate she hosts a dinner party at a posh restaurant for five legendary women from history, myth and literature. Subsequently, these ladies become Marlene's co-workers, clients, and relatives - all of whom rejoice in their successes but lament the sacrifices required to "have-it-all." Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N Broadway, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-291-7800. Subjects: Theater [E-106123]
 First Fridays Returns at the Cedarburg Cultural Center
Friday, October 6, 2017 through Friday, May 4, 2018. 6pm-9pm. First Fridays is presented on the first Friday of the month, Oct 2017 through May 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. inside the Cedarburg Cultural Center. In the 2017-2018 season, guests will be greeted to a performance at 6:00pm followed by the featured band at 7:00pm. Kid's craft hour is 6-7:00pm. Other activities include a local art show and monthly art exhibit. The lights go down at 7:00pm and as the headliner takes the stage and the Center's full cash bar and dance floor multiply the fun. The series is free of charge to members of the Cultural Center and children under 5. Non-member gene. Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave, Cedarburg, Ozaukee County. Call 262-375-3676. Subjects: Music, Families, Food [E-106498]
 Text Message: Words and Letters in Contemporary Art
Sunday, January 21, 2018 through Sunday, May 6, 2018. 10:00 am. Text Message: Words and Letters in Contemporary Art includes works that use words, letters, and script to convey meaning. Tangible three-dimensional objects made of fiber, clay, polymer, paper, and metal along with two-dimensional works on paper underscore how contemporary artists recognize the power and complexity of the written word. Adults - $5 Seniors 62+ / Students - $3 Under 12 - Free. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art, Families, Museums [E-106687]
 Center Stage - Rebels & Renegades Concert Series
Saturday, January 20, 2018 through Saturday, May 19, 2018. 7:30-9:30 pm. The CCC presents the "Rebels & Renegades" series to convey the lyrical honesty of Americana music through a variety of musical styles. You can expect a fun vibe, full bar, free parking and reasonably priced tickets. The Lineup for 2017/2018: Sat, January 20th - The Whiskey Belles/WheelHouse Sat, Feb 24th - Altered Five Blues Band Sat, April 14th - Zach Pietrini/Buffalo Gospel Thur, April 26th - Mia Dyson Sat May 5th - Aaron Williams And The Hoodoo Sat May 19th - Davina And The Vagabonds For the entire "Rebels & Renegades" series $137 / $100 CCC members. Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546, Cedarburg, Ozaukee County. Call 2623753676. Subjects: Music, Art [E-106704]
 Always...Patsy Cline
Friday, March 23, 2018 through Sunday, May 20, 2018. 8:00pm. Always...Patsy Cline. Directed by Ted Swindley. March 23-May 20, 2018. Stackner Cabaret, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex, 108 E. Wells St. The Rep is bringing back this true story play about music legend Patsy Cline and her friendship with fan Louise Seger. Patsy is played by Kelley Faulkner and joining her is Tami Workentin in the role of Louise Seger. Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 E. Wells St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-224-9490. Subjects: Theater, Musicals [E-106605]
 Mark Twain's River of Song
Friday, March 23, 2018 through Sunday, May 20, 2018. 7:30 pm. Come take a ride on the Mississippi - guided by the voices of the men and women who lived and worked on the river, tied together with the observations and insights of the Mississippi's most famous traveler, Mark Twain. River of Song is a journey through America's Heartland and features traditional songs like "Dance Boatment Dance," and "Deep River Blues." Visit our website to purchase tickets. Milwaukee Repertory Theater (Stackner Cabaret), 108 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-224-9490. Subjects: Theater [E-105995]
 Beasts: Wild Animals in RAM's Collection
Sunday, February 18, 2018 through Sunday, June 10, 2018. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. The multi-media exhibition, Beasts: Wild Animals in RAM's Collection, takes a look at animals removed from daily life for most-creatures that are wild, dangerous, large, or less familiar. Adults - $5 Seniors 62+ / Students - $3 Under 12 - Free. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art, Families, Museums [E-106689]
 Japanese Studio Craft at RAM
Sunday, February 18, 2018 through Sunday, June 10, 2018. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Focusing on how tradition can impact contemporary makers, Japanese Studio Craft at RAM is an exploration of small-scale craft-art jewelry, ceramics, baskets, fiber, glass, and wood-from artists with Japanese heritage. Adults - $5 Seniors 62+ / Students - $3 Under 12 - Free. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art, Families, Museums [E-106690]
 Polymer Art: Recent Acquisitions
Sunday, January 28, 2018 through Sunday, June 24, 2018. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Polymer Art: Recent Acquisitions highlight works made with polymerâ€"commonly known by brand names like Fimo - or Sculpeyâ€"that has come into the collection since the major 2011 debut of the material at Racine Art Museum in Terra Nova: Polymer Art at the Crossroads. Adults - $5 Seniors 62+ / Students - $3 Under 12 - Free. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art, Families, Museums [E-106688]
 Karen Johnson Boyd: From the Vault
Friday, August 4, 2017 through Friday, July 27, 2018. Karen Johnson Boyd was an advocate for and collector of art who had a strong affinity for contemporary American craft. This Windows on 5th installation pays homage to her role in establishing RAM's craft collection by featuring large-scale ceramic work that she donated to the museum over the years. With works presented as if being pulled from crates or out of storage, this exhibition offers a playful take on building a collection, honoring a donor, and managing works of art. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art [E-105755]
 Pointers Volleyball Camps
Thursday, April 5, 2018 through Friday, August 3, 2018. Varies. We service campers of all ages who love to Learn with a growth mindset. We provide campers with a Personalized experience so that our campers can feel comfortable learning and growing. We want you to become part of the Pointers Volleyball mindset movement! Varies. Berg Gym, 2100 Main St, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 507-317-6269. Subjects: Volleyball, Sports, Games [E-106965]
 NEW Motorama
Friday, March 23, 2018 through Tuesday, September 25, 2018. 3 pm, 10 am. Guest Appearances by Burt Ward original Robin of Batman, Ryan Evan from Counting Car. children-Kids car build, Saturday-Super Hero Day for the kids with prizes. Seminars and points of interest:The Brushworkz Charity Pinstripe Jam/ Performance Auto and Sound Magazine Tuner Battle Ground/ Metal shaping seminars. Friday night Best Burt Reynolds look alike $1000 prize,celebrating 40 years of Smokey and the Bandit. Two Bandit Trans Ams on display including a new 2017 Trans Am Depot Conversion. Adults $10 Youth 5-12 $6 under 5 free advance $12 Adults after 3/22/18. Shopko Hall/ Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, 1901 S. Oneida Street, Green Bay, Brown County. Call 800-895-0071. Subjects: Cars, Families, Men [E-106840]
 Fresh Start: UW Health's Aneurysm, Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group
Thursday, January 18, 2018 through Thursday, October 18, 2018. 6:30-8:00 pm. The group remains open to all types of brain injury survivors, as we find patients have many things in common. Everyone comes to share experiences, talk about their own struggles and actions, and offer personal experience and understanding. This group has been wonderful for new members over the past year. It is great to see the support that members give to those who attend. free. UW Health, 1102 S. Park St, Burr Oak Cm. R, Madison, Dane County. Call 608-263-5442. Subjects: Health, Seniors [E-106682]
Friday, September 8, 2017 through Monday, November 5, 2018. 7:30 pm. Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, "people may say I can't sing, but no one ever said I didn't sing." And, oh, did she sing - often and loudly, but rarely on key. Her recitals brought her a legion of die-hard fans, and she capped her improbable career with a Carnegie Hall concert that famously sold out in two hours. Souvenir is a charming and hilarious musical comedy that reminds us that can achieve anything when you set your mind to it. Milwaukee Repertory Theater (Stackner Cabaret), 108 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-224-9490. Subjects: Theater [E-105992]
 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]
 Bird Watching Hot Spot - Pleasant Valley Park, Milwaukee River
Monday, September 4, 2017 through Monday, September 30, 2019. 4:00 am - 10:00 pm. Pleasant Valley Park is on the West side of the Milwaukee River 10 minuets from downtown in the Riverwest neighborhood. Exceptional variety of birds and wildlife in a protected environmental corridor and flyway. Warblers, crane, blue bunting, orioel, owls,king fisher, herons,raptors,diving and dabbling ducks and other shore birds. Wildlife and plants include jack-in-the-pulpit, foxes, rusty patched bumble bee, mushrooms, fresh water clams and much more. Free!. Access: Pleasant Velley Park, 1229 E Concordia Ave Lat: 43.078678; Lon: -87.893450, 1229 E Concordia Ave, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Subjects: Birding, Walking, Wildlife [E-106345]
 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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