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Wisconsin Events for January 26 through February 01

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 46th Winter Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association
Friday, January 31, 2020 through Saturday, February 1, 2020. 10:00 a.m.-7:00 pm. Affordable, time-tested, human-friendly antiques! All indoors. Friday 10-7; Saturday 10-5. Special Exhibit: "Pre-Columbian Artifacts". $1 Ticket Discount at www.WisconsinAntiquesDealers.com . A non-profit organization, proceeds benefit: Grants for historical preservation within Wisconsin; Waukesha County, WI college scholarships; and Friends of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Free parking. Good food. Friday night fish fry! ATM on premises. $7 ($1 discount offered with any of our ads). Waukesha Expo Center, Forum Bldg, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha, Waukesha County. Call 414-510-4441. E-mail: jjmcard@comcast.net Web: www.WisconsinAntiquesDealers.com Subjects: Antiques, Historic, Art [E-109618]
 Single Day Events 
 Lawrence Academy of Music: Open Gamelan Workshop
Sunday, January 26, 2020. 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Try out traditional Balinese gongs, drums, and metallophones in this fun and exciting cross-cultural ensemble experience! Gamelan pieces are learned by rote with close attention to demonstration and cues from our gamelan director, I Dewa Ketut Alit Adnyana. This event is free of charge and open to those of all ages. No musical experience necessary; no sheet music is used. Free. Mursell House, 422 E Washington St, Appleton, Select One County. Subjects: Ethnic, Music, Community [E-109573]
 Milwaukee Museum Member Swap Day
Sunday, January 26, 2020. 12 pm - 5 pm. On Sunday, January 26, select Milwaukee Museum's will offer free reciprocal admission for participating members, including: Betty Brinn Children's Museum, Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum and Villa Terrace Art Museum. Patrons can show their membership card at the admissions desk at each venue to receive free admission for the two adults and number of children listed on the card. Please check each venue for hours of operation and visitor information. Free with reciprocal museum membership. Betty Brinn Children's Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-390-KIDS (5437). Subjects: Families, Kids [E-109639]
 Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale
Sunday, January 26, 2020. 7 am. Community Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale, Sunday, January 26 from 7:00 a.m. until noon. Oregon Area Senior Center, 219 Park St., in Oregon. Enjoy pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, and beverages for only $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children aged 10 and under. Delicious home-baked goods will be available for sale, too! Free. Oregon Area Senior Center, 219 Park Street, Oregon, Dane County. Call 608-835-5801. Subjects: Food [E-109611]
 Tour of Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka
Sunday, January 26, 2020. 1:00 pm. Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee curator, Molly Dubin, for an in-depth look at this touching exhibit that explores the women who fought for survival in the Ghetto and bears witness to the personal dimensions of the Holocaust. Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 4143905730. Subjects: Museums [E-109570]
 Winter Hike/Snowshoe
Sunday, January 26, 2020. 1 pm. Learn some snowshoe history, then hike with a naturalist. If we have enough snow, the hike is on snowshoes (provided). Look for signs of animal activity, learn how some plants and insects adapt. Hike lasts 1-2 hours depending on the weather. $6 includes snowshoe rental; $4 if not enough snow for snowshoes. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Road, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-1471. Subjects: OutdoorRec, Skiing, Environment [E-109541]
 Winter Salon Series #3 - Stink!
Sunday, January 26, 2020. 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm. This third salon of the series is a fascinating and sometimes disturbing exploration into why so many companies are reluctant and even refuse to give us, the consumer, the full story on their product safety. What are they afraid of? Something stinks. $20. Primal Air, 1266 W Main St, Sun Prairie, Dane County. Call 608-333-2235. Subjects: Health, Community, Environment [E-109398]
 Boost Your Brain Health
Monday, January 27, 2020. 5:30 pm. Learn how the brain works and receive tips on improving your brain health and how to lower your risk of developing dementia through nutritional and lifestyle advice. Madison Public Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street, Madison, Dane County. Subjects: Seniors, Health [E-109590]
 Invasive/Non-native Plant Identification & Environmental Impacts
Monday, January 27, 2020. 6pm. Join Friends of North Point in the first of their Winter Speaker Series to hear guest presenter William Sharkey, Associate Lecturer of Geography at University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus, an expert in invasive/non-native plant identification who will speak on their environmental impacts. This program series is free and open to the public with support from the Sheboygan River Basin Partnership and Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership. Free. Mead Public Library, Sheboygan County. Subjects: Environment, Nature, Community [E-109632]
 Be A Maker: Art Studio
Tuesday, January 28, 2020. 10:30am - 11:30am. The Betty Brinn Children's Museum's Be A Maker (BAM) space is a communal workshop space, free to experience with regular admission. Families can attend an Art Studio session to create unique projects with dry, wet and textured materials. Recommended for children ages 4 and older. 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-109684]
 MYSO presents Progressions Winter Wonders
Wednesday, January 29, 2020. 5:30pm. The students of the Progressions program will perform Free. Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-267-2950. Subjects: Music [E-109213]
 Pint-Size Science: Recommended for children ages 2-5
Wednesday, January 29, 2020. 10:30 am - 11:00 am. The Betty Brinn Children's Museum's offers weekly programs for visitors, free with regular admission. Pint-Size Science includes hands-on experiments to demonstrate that science is everywhere. 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-109657]
 Cafe con Arte: Reconstructing Reality
Thursday, January 30, 2020. 9 am. Let our Managing Artistic Director, Jacobo Lovo, guide you on a gallery tour and discussion surrounding our current art exhibit, Reconstructing Reality, by Brianna Lynn Hernandez Baurichter. Enjoy learning more about the art, the inspiration and symbolism behind it, and the unique techniques utilized in each exhibition featured in the Latino Arts Gallery! Event includes coffee and churros and takes place in our Latino Arts Gallery. $3. United Community Center / Latino Arts, Inc, 1028 South 9th Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 4143843100. Subjects: Art [E-108889]
 Tot Time
Thursday, January 30, 2020. 10:30 am - 11:00 am. The Betty Brinn Children's Museum's offers weekly programs for visitors, free with regular admission. Tot Time features songs, stories, games and other activities for the Museum's youngest visitors. Recommended for children ages 1-3. 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-109643]
 Comicality 2020
Friday, January 31, 2020. 8:00 pm. The award-winning Hartford Players' smash-hit musical revue is back for it's 5th year with all new material. Returning to the punny pinnacle of Pikes Peak, you'll have a blast as they wow you with their witty wackiness. The hand-picked cast of Wisconsin's finest talent brings you songs and skits from the best comedy theater writers in NYC and crazy new laughs from the Players' in-house madcap musical mercenaries. TICKETS Premium $25 Standard $22. Schauer Arts Center, 147 N. Rural Street, Hartford, Washington County. Call 262-670-0560. Subjects: Comedy, Music [E-109370]
 MYSO presents Rhythmic Revolution
Friday, January 31, 2020. 7:00 pm. Performance features MYSO's Rumba Latin jazz combo plus the Calypso and Soca steel bands. Admission is pay-what-you-can. Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-267-2950. Subjects: Music [E-109214]
 Our Five Senses: Recommended for children age 3 and older
Friday, January 31, 2020. 10:30 am - 11:00 am. The Betty Brinn Children's Museum's offers weekly programs for visitors, free with regular admission. In Our Five Senses, children can learn about how we communicate by exploring sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. 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-109664]
 5th Annual Sock Hop
Saturday, February 1, 2020. 7-10pm. Calling all Baby Boomers,everyone old and young! Join The Plymouth Arts Center for its 5th Annual 50's Sock Hop on Sat., Feb.1, 2020, 7 to 10pm. II Cool will provide music for the Sock Hop. It's going to be a good time as we roll back the clock to the 1950's. Cash bar, hula hoop & best 50's attire contest. Costumes optional. Tickets: $8 In Advance - $10 At The Door. Children Under 12 Are Free. Call: 920-892-8409; Mastercard & Visa accepted. $8 in advance/$10 at the door/Children under 12 FREE. Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E Mill Street, Plymouth, Sheboygan County. Call 920-892-8409. Subjects: Dance, Community, Music [E-109572]
 Art Park Open Studio
Saturday, February 1, 2020. 1 pm to 3 pm. Inspired by Robert J. Lang's Morpho Flight, drop in to fold a simple origami butterfly, repeating the fold to create a kaleidoscopic composition of color. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109460]
 Candlelight Ski/Hike
Saturday, February 1, 2020. 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Cross-country ski or hike in the Kettle Moraine State Forest-Northern Unit by candlelight. At the bonfire join fellow hikers and skiers for hot drinks and snacks provided by the Friends of the Kettle Moraine. The trail is perfect for novice skiers with no steep hills or sharp turns. The Zillmer shelter building will be lit and heated. Trail passes waived for this event, but a Wisconsin State Park System vehicle admission sticker is required. Wisconsin Vehicle State Park Admission Sticker. Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit - Zillmer Trail Area, W833 County Road SS, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: OutdoorRec, Nature, Skiing [E-109485]
 Comicality 2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020. 8:00 pm. The award-winning Hartford Players' smash-hit musical revue is back for it's 5th year with all new material. Returning to the punny pinnacle of Pikes Peak, you'll have a blast as they wow you with their witty wackiness. The hand-picked cast of Wisconsin's finest talent brings you songs and skits from the best comedy theater writers in NYC and crazy new laughs from the Players' in-house madcap musical mercenaries. TICKETS Premium $25 Standard $22. Schauer Arts Center, 147 N. Rural Street, Hartford, Washington County. Call 262-670-0560. Subjects: Comedy, Music [E-109371]
 Family Nature Hike-Winter Birds
Saturday, February 1, 2020. 10:30 am. Not all birds fly south for the winter. We'll use binoculars to see who's flying. If the weather is questionable, call before coming. Dress for the weather. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: OutdoorRec, Environment [E-109604]
 Hand Bookbinding Workshop
Saturday, February 1, 2020. 1 pm. Make a hardcover blank book, handy for recipes, journaling, storybook, gift, etc. Materials provided; you bring half yard of jazzy woven medium-weight fabric, scissors for fabric, and sharp needle with eye suitable for fine string. Please register by Jan. 24. $10. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Road, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-1471. Subjects: Crafts [E-109536]
 OutWiGo Snow - Willow River
Saturday, February 1, 2020. 12 pm - 4 pm. Let it snow, let it snow, OutWiGo! Launch into 2020 with Wisconsin State Parks at OutWiGo Snow, a winter recreation celebration. Bundle up with family and friends for an active afternoon of winter hiking, cross-country skiing, fat tire biking, campfire cooking, s'mores and more! Participants of all ages are welcome. A $5 admission fee applies to participants ages 18 and older, cash only. Wisconsin State Park vehicle admission sticker or day pass required for entry. A $5 admission fee applies to participants ages 18 and older, cash only. Willow River State Park, 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, St. Croix County. Call 608-206-5945. Subjects: Wildlife, Nature, Winter [E-109472]
 Plymouth Arts Center Annual 50's Sock Hop
Saturday, February 1, 2020. 7-10pm. Calling all you Baby Boomers, and everyone older and younger! Join us as the PAC presents its 5th Annual 50's Sock Hop on Sat,Feb.1 2020 from 7 to 10pm. Featuring II Cool will provide live music for the Sock Hop.Enjoy a cash bar, Soda Shop, hula hoop & best '50s attire contest. Costumes are optional. Tickets are: $8 In Advance - $10 At The Door. Kids Under 12 Are Free. Call: 920-892-8409; MC&Visa accepted. $8 in advance/$10 at the door/Children under 12 FREE. Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E Mill Street, Plymouth, Sheboygan County. Call 920-892-8409. Subjects: Dance, Music, Families [E-109627]
 Winter Star Gazing
Saturday, February 1, 2020. 5:30-8:30 pm. Look through a telescope or binoculars to bring into focus the wonders of the night sky. With the help of knowledgeable night sky observers from the Northern Cross Science Foundation, spy distant planets, dumb-bell nebulas, globular clusters, and so much more. The program will be held only if the skies are clear. This program is best for anyone more than 8 years old. Drop in any time and stay as long as you like. 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, Astronomy, Environment [E-109486]
 Events Spanning Multiple Days 
 Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)
Saturday, January 25, 2020 through Sunday, January 26, 2020. The primary aim of JSHS is to encourage students at the high school level to engage in original research in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics. JSHS achieves this aim in a symposium format. The program features presentations of research conducted by high school students, public recognition and awards, and interaction with practicing research scientists. $20 per participant ($20 student fee and $20 teacher fee). Treehaven (UW-Stevens Point), W2540 Pickerel Creek Rd, Tomahawk, Lincoln County. Call 608-785-6500. Subjects: Science [E-109411]
 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]
 re:Craft and Relic Winter Market
Saturday, January 25, 2020 through Sunday, January 26, 2020. 10am - 4pm. We're on a mission to rescue you from the Wisconsin winter! On January 25 and 26 we'll be back at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex with another re:Craft & Relic event - our Winter Market! Have your winter coat ready, check it at the door, and beat the winter blues by surrounding yourself with 55,000 square feet of all your favorite things! Visit our website to purchase tickets! $5+ advanced tickets, $7 at the door. Milwaukee County Sports Complex, 6000 W. Ryan Road, Franklin, Milwaukee County. Subjects: Art, Crafts, Fairs [E-109425]
 S.A.S.S.Y. for Success Retreat
Thursday, January 30, 2020 through Friday, January 31, 2020. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Join Kirsty Blattner, renowned coach, speaker and author, at her S.A.S.S.Y. for Success Retreat to create your own recipe for success and transform your undesirable habits into amazing ones. Register today and save $50. Use promo code "Susie" to access discount. There is bonus pricing for groups of 3 or more. Limited spots are available. $347. Garver Feed Mill, 3241 Garver Green, Madison, Dane County. Call 608-333-2235. Subjects: Health, Fitness, Food [E-109401]
 ACT Test Prep Course
Saturday, December 14, 2019 through Saturday, February 1, 2020. 8:15 am. Saturdays, 12/14/2019 - 2/1/2020, 8:15-11:30 a.m.; 1404 Centennial Hall, UWL This unparalleled ACT test preparation course readies students for all four sections of the ACT test, plus the optional writing section. Students take official, retired ACT pre- and post-tests to determine strengths and weaknesses. Qualified instructors work directly with students to work through this comprehensive preparation program. Fee: $199 UWL Extended Learning, 1725 State St, 220 Morris Hall, La Crosse, La Crosse County. Call 608-785-6500. Subjects: Education [E-109002]
 Dog Sled Demo
Thursday, January 30, 2020 through Saturday, February 1, 2020. 9:30 am. Program takes place Feb. 1 at 9:30. Learn about the history of Siberian huskies and the sport of dog-sledding. Assist with the harnessing process in prep for riding. Program is outdoors; snow not necessary. Rides will be available for ages 12 and under, by reservation only. All Ride Tickets Must Be Purchased In Advance By Phone Jan 30 & 31. 920-849-1471. $2 per person; additional $8 for ride. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Road, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-1471. Subjects: OutdoorRec, Families [E-109548]
 Blowout Book Sale
Friday, January 31, 2020 through Sunday, February 2, 2020. Friday, January 31, 2020: Noon - 6 pm Saturday, February 1, 2020: 9 am - 5 pm Sunday, February 2, 2020: Noon - 4 pm Mark your calendars! Save your cash! Book sale time is near! Come browse our big selection of books, paperbacks, movies, magazines, CDs, and much more -- all at bargain prices. Chase away the winter blues with some fresh reading materials! Cudahy Family Library, 3500 Library Drive, Cudahy, Milwaukee County. Call 414-769-2244. Subjects: Books, Sales [E-109603]
 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]
 Comicality 2020
Friday, January 31, 2020 through Saturday, February 8, 2020. 8:00 pm (except 02/08 - 2pm). Winner of not one but TWO Footlights Awards for "Best Performance" (2017 and 2019), the award-winning Hartford Players' smash-hit musical revue is back for its 5th year with all new material. Returning to the punny pinnacle of Pikes Peak, you'll have a blast as they wow you with their witty wackiness. Featuring live accompaniment from the Comicality All-Star Band; you won't want to miss a minute of this libation-laced lunacy! Schauer Arts Center, 147 North Rural Street, Hartford, Washington County. Call 262-670-0560. Subjects: Comedy, Music, Theater [E-109620]
 The Legend of Georgia McBride
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 through Sunday, February 9, 2020. 7:30 pm. Casey is a broke Elvis impersonator with a baby on the way. When the owner of the run down bar where he works brings in a drag show to attract more customers, Casey is out of a job. Or is he? Filled with music, humor, and plenty of sequins, this play is a reminder that the path to prosperity and fulfillment may sometimes take an unexpected turn. Don't miss this hilarious and heartwarming show taking the nation by storm. 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, Musicals [E-108933]
 Happy Days
Friday, January 24, 2020 through Sunday, February 16, 2020. Winnie's buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in Beckett's unforgettable masterpiece of modern theater. Often referred to as "the Hamlet for actresses," Winnie is a mountain of a role, both physically and emotionally. A summit part for Milwaukee's virtuosic actor, Laura Gordon. Renaissance Theaterworks, 158 N Broadway #500, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call (414) 291-7800. Subjects: Theater, Women [E-108521]
 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]
 Saturday Night Fever
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 through Sunday, February 23, 2020. Seven shows weekly Wed - Sun. Based on the popular film and told through the eyes of a talented, streetwise kid from Brooklyn who attempts to escape his dead-end life through dancing, this energetic musical explores relationships on and off the dance floor with humor, conflict, style and unforgettable swagger. Powered by the chart-breaking hits of the Bee Gees, the pulsating score includes "Stayin' Alive," "If I Can't Have You," "How Deep is Your Love," "Boogie Shoes," and "Disco Inferno." 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-109227]
 Snowshoe and XC Ski Rental in the Park
Saturday, December 21, 2019 through Sunday, February 23, 2020. 8 am to 4 pm. Snowshoes and cross-country skis are available for individual day-use rental within the park when there is more than six inches of snow on the ground. Beginners welcome. Winter boots worn with snowshoes. Ski boot sizes European 36-49 and two sets of kids' boots/skis. Extra socks help with ski boot fitting. Please call ahead for snow conditions and staff availability for rentals. snowshoes $5/pair; ski sets and trail fee $8. Ledge View Nature Center, W2348 Short Road, Chilton, Calumet County. Call 920-849-1471. Subjects: OutdoorRec, Skiing, Families [E-109547]
 Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami Exhibition
Saturday, December 7, 2019 through Sunday, March 1, 2020. Highlighting the extraordinary power and potential of contemporary origami, nine international artists transform two-dimensional paper into striking three-dimensional sculpture - from intricate and small-scale to expansive and soaring. Emerging from its roots in traditional Japanese paper folding, origami is a highly sophisticated, global art form. Always free admission. Free. Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Science [E-109441]
 Alchemy Unfolding
Saturday, December 7, 2019 through Sunday, March 1, 2020. Known for capturing the delicate nature of paper in his elegant metal sculptures, Kevin Box says the blank page symbolizes the starting point for every creative challenge. Origami is filled with metaphors for life, Box believes; beginning with a blank square, our decisions and actions determine outcomes. With every crease, paper retains the memory of an unfolded origami form. Always free admission. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Education [E-109513]
 FaunaFold
Saturday, December 7, 2019 through Sunday, March 1, 2020. Robert J. Lang is "one of the most talented and versatile origami artists," wrote Meher McArthur about the physicist and artist renowned for his complex, life-like figures of insects, birds, and beasts and considered a "master of origami." From the lyrical installation of his Above the Fold koi pond to his FaunaFold creatures and use of infinite crease patterns, Lang's origami forms exemplify infinite possibilities, too. Always free admission. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109512]
 Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 through Sunday, March 8, 2020. 7:30 pm. To walk away, you've got to leave something behind - and so Hansel Schmidt does, transforming into Hedwig. With her new identity, Hedwig escapes the iron curtain to begin life with her freshly-minted American husband. Everything seems perfect until her husband leaves. With nothing left, she returns to her first love - music. Warning: show contains explicit content 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 [E-108937]
 Chasin' Dem Blues: Untold Story of Paramount Records
Friday, January 17, 2020 through Sunday, March 22, 2020. 7:30 pm. For a few brief, bright years at the height of the jazz and blues age, Paramount Records was the leading label for recording artists of color in the Midwest - and broke down small-town racial barriers along the way. This exuberant musical celebration of some of the greatest jazz and blues music features four sensational quadruple threat performers guiding the journey through story and song. 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-108929]
 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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