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Wisconsin Events for April 26 through May 02

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 MYSO presents Fanfare and Finale
Sunday, April 26, 2020. 6:00 pm. Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, and Senior Symphony are showcased in the ensembles' final performances of the season. Adult: $12; Student/Senior: $10; Premium Reserve: $25. Uihlein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-267-2950. Subjects: Music [E-109219]
 Be A Maker: Art Studio
Tuesday, April 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-109690]
 Trail Trekkers
Wednesday, April 29, 2020. 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Join us for a relaxing 3-mile evening hike along the west side of the Zillmer Yellow Loop with a forest naturalist. Wisconsin State Park System vehicle admission sticker. 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, OutdoorRec, Walking [E-109503]
 Tot Time
Thursday, April 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-109656]
 Words & Friends for Literacy 2020
Thursday, April 30, 2020. 5:30 pm. Support adult literacy services in Portage County! Play Scrabble as a team of four for a good cause. No experience necessary! Enjoy a catered meal, door prizes, cash bar, and raffle. Sign up by April 23 at our website. 715-345-5341. $100.00 per team. Moose Family Center, 1025 2nd Street N, Stevens Point, Portage County. Call 715-345-5341. Subjects: Community, Education [E-109562]
 A Spring Garden Series-Invasive Plants
Saturday, May 2, 2020. 1:30 pm. Candy Krepel on Invasive Plants followed by a hike with Jon Lunz, Southeast WI Invasive Species Consortium from 3 pm-4pm. Presented by WDNR, SWMG, MMSD, and SEWISC Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Environment, Nature, OutdoorRec [E-109802]
 Art Park Open Studio
Saturday, May 2, 2020. 1 pm to 3 pm. All ages drop in to create posters in the style of those on view in LAffichomania, using pastels and paint on oversized paper. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109782]
 Family Nature Hike-Spring Birds
Saturday, May 2, 2020. 10:30 am. Spend time with a naturalist on a family-friendly hike. Dress for the weather. Just in time for the spring migration! We'll look for birds returning for the summer and birds that are just passing through. Free. Havenwoods State Forest - Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-527-0232. Subjects: Environment, Nature, OutdoorRec [E-109799]
 Full Steam Ahead
Saturday, May 2, 2020. 10 am - 4 pm. Discover the process of printing large scale relief cuts using a steamroller as a massive makeshift printing press! Many prints will be available to purchase at this FREE event. Come to watch and interact with this team of artists as they explore this moving and fascinating art form. Free. RAM's Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-636-9177. Subjects: Art, Museums [E-109583]
 John McGivern's "Summer Stories"
Saturday, May 2, 2020. 2:00 and 7:00 PM. John McGivern, Emmy Award winner, brilliant comedian and storyteller, presents "Summer Stories" at the BDACT Fine Arts Center. McGivern, star of the popular "Around the Corner" PBS series, wholeheartedly engages audiences with reminiscences about the best times of summer and feeling like a kid again. Tickets: $32, $37, & $42 at the BDACT Box Office (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 am - 7 pm 920-885-6891) or Rechek's Food Pride (920-887-7675). Group discounts. $32, $37, $42. Group discounts. BDACT Fine Arts Center, 117 W. Maple Ave, Beaver Dam, Dodge County. Call 920-885-6891. Subjects: Comedy, Theater, Community [E-109807]
 Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats
Saturday, May 2, 2020. 7:30 pm. Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass as a founding member (along with Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom), of the Grammy nominated music group The Stray Cats, who sold over 10 million albums and garnered 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide. Come hear Lee and his band perform Stray Cats hits like "Sexy and Seventeen" and "Rock This Town." $36/$32. Schauer Arts Center, 147 N. Rural Street, Hartford, Washington County. Call 262-670-0560. Subjects: Music [E-109394]
 Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats
Saturday, May 2, 2020. 3:00 pm. Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass as a founding member (along with Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom), of the Grammy nominated music group The Stray Cats, who sold over 10 million albums and garnered 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide. Come hear Lee and his band perform Stray Cats hits like "Sexy and Seventeen" and "Rock This Town." $36/$32. Schauer Arts Center, 147 N. Rural Street, Hartford, Washington County. Call 262-670-0560. Subjects: Music [E-109393]
 Reptile Education Through Contact
Saturday, May 2, 2020. 10:30am - 12:00pm. The Betty Brinn Children's Museum's offers weekly programs for visitors, free with regular admission. Join Reptile Education Through Contact, a group of experienced reptile handlers that encourage hands-on learning with live reptiles and educational resources. Recommended for children of all ages. Admission for the Betty Brinn Children's Museum is $9 per person; $8 for seniors (ages 55+); children age 1 and younger are free; out-of-state visitors will be charged $1 more per person. Regular museum admission. Betty Brinn Children's Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-390-KIDS (5437). Subjects: Families, Kids [E-109692]
 Events Spanning Multiple Days 
 Death of a Salesman
Friday, April 17, 2020 through Sunday, April 26, 2020. 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm. "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller at the BDACT Fine Arts Center, April 17-26 This Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize story by Arthur Miller revolves around Willy Loman, a failing salesman, whose quest for the "American Dream" kept him blind to the people who really loved him. This thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty is a classic American theater drama, revived on Broadway multiple times. BDACT Fine Arts Center, 117 W. Maple Ave, Beaver Dam, Dodge County. Call 920-885-6891. Subjects: Theater, Classical [E-109806]
 African Violet Show & Sale
Saturday, May 2, 2020 through Sunday, May 3, 2020. 10am-3pm. Come see hundreds of beautiful African violets and related plants on exhibit and for sale. Designs featuring blooming African violets and blossoms will be on exhibit. Supplies such as soil, pots, and fertilizer will be for sale. Free admission and parking. Show times are as follows: Saturday, May 2, 10am to 4:30pm Sunday, May 3, 11:30am to 3:00pm Free. St.Jude the Apostle Church Hall, 531 Knapp St, Oshkosh, Winnebago County. Call 920-426-3764 or 920-685-5262. Subjects: Community, Gardening, Hobbies [E-109581]
 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Thursday, April 30, 2020 through Sunday, May 3, 2020. 4/30,5/1-2: 7:30 pm 5/3: 2 pm. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid, Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha. Fredric March Theatre, 1010 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, Winnebago County. Subjects: Theater [E-109515]
 Destiny of Desire
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 through Sunday, May 17, 2020. 7:30 pm. With nods to Shakespeare and Brecht, this fast-paced comedy inspired by popular telenovelas is filled with forbidden love, revenge, glorious music and burning passion, making it the perfect guilty pleasure to end The Rep's 2019/20 Season. 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-108935]
 Hootenanny: The Musicale
Friday, March 27, 2020 through Sunday, May 24, 2020. 7:30 pm. Inspired by David Lutken's storied music career and his own personal ancestry, Hootenanny features songs like "Shenandoah,""St. Louis Blues,""The Wabash Cannonball" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'." Audiences are invited to be a part of four interconnected American musical journeys, filled with beauty, virtuosity, joy, tragedy and the rough-and-tumble history of this country's unique family tree. Please check website for up to date info as date/time are subject to change. Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-224-9490. Subjects: Theater, Musicals [E-108930]
 A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement
Thursday, April 16, 2020 through Sunday, May 31, 2020. Seven shows weekly Wed - Sun. In this installment of The Church Basement Ladies series, the year is 1960 and a reformation is underway. High heels, county fairs, super-highways, driving lessons, and even new love are on the horizon. Against the changing tide, Beverly, Mrs. Snustad, Mavis, Karin, and Pastor Gunderson are "bulwarks never failing" standing strong in their faith and in their friendships with more crazy antics, more great songs, and more lessons reluctantly learned. Dinner Theatre Packages $73.95 per person. Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County. Call 800-477-9505. Subjects: Theater, Musicals [E-109229]
 L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters
Saturday, March 7, 2020 through Sunday, May 31, 2020. Be transported for a sense of Paris this springtime through the remarkable work of five master printmakers - Jules Cheret, Alphonse Mucha, Eugene Grasset, Theophile Alexandre Steinlen, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - which conveys the exuberance of the spirited Belle epoque era. During an artistic proliferation from 1875 to 1910, these pioneering artists reigned in Paris and defined a never-before-seen, and never forgotten, art form. Always free admission. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Education [E-109768]
 Some Illustrator! Pictures by Melissa Sweet
Saturday, March 7, 2020 through Sunday, May 31, 2020. Children's book illustrations by Melissa Sweet, created in her signature watercolor and found-object collage style, comprise this exhibition of her acclaimed biographical work. Sweet, based in Portland, Maine, has illustrated more than 100 books, created toys, puzzles, and games for eeBoo, and her work has been recognized with multiple awards. Always free admission. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Education [E-109769]
 It's Like Poetry: Building A Toshiko Takaezu Archive at RAM
Friday, August 2, 2019 through Sunday, July 26, 2020. While unassuming in her disposition, artist Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011) was a bona fide ceramic superstar who pushed the boundaries of clay in the late twentieth century. Inspired by nature and the environment, Takaezu created work that embodied a poetic balance between art and life. This exhibition in Racine Art Museum's Windows on Fifth Gallery features a selection from the more than 30 Takaezu works now in the museum's collection. Adults: $7, Seniors (62 and over) and Students: $5, RAM Members and Children (12 and under): FREE. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art [E-108988]
 Open Storage: RAM Showcases Ceramic, Fiber, and Regional Archives
Sunday, January 26, 2020 through Sunday, August 30, 2020. This exhibition features the work of 12 artists-Sandra Byers, Gibson Byrd, John Colt, Theodore Czebotar, Lillian Elliott, Joseph Friebert, Ed Rossbach, Kay Sekimachi, Jean Stamsta, Merle Temkin, Murray Weiss, and Beatrice Wood-through multiple examples of their work. Arranged as a series of artist solo showcases, Open Storage also highlights the earliest kinds of work given to RAM-textiles and works on paper. Adults: $7 Students and Seniors (62 and up): $5 RAM Members and Children (12 and under): FREE. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art, Museums [E-109609]
 Depot Tours
Friday, May 1, 2020 through Wednesday, September 30, 2020. 10 am. Depot Tours At Heritage Park. Saturdays 10:00AM-2:00PM June-July-August Nationally acclaimed replica C&NW Depot. Free Admission for Depot tours. -"Operating" railroad telegraph -1949 Diorama of the Village of Zachow -Inter active sound system on diorama -1906-era replica American Express freight cart Shawano County Historical Society 524 N. Franklin St., Shawano, WI 54166 715-526-3323 free. Heritage Park, 524 N. Franklin St, Shawano, Shawano County. Call 715-526- 3323. Subjects: Trains, Museums [E-109560]
 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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