What’s going on in southeastern Wisconsin area in winter 2021-22

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The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will perform a number of shows at its new home, the Bradley Symphony Center, this winter.
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will perform a number of shows at its new home, the Bradley Symphony Center, this winter.

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FESTIVALS & FAIRS

Second Hand Purrs: Spring Craft Fair and Bake Sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 9. Shop vendors, artists, and crafters, with raffles to benefit the kitties. Knights of Columbus, 732 Badger Ave., South Milwaukee.

Washington County Fair Park: Spring Fair to Remember, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 9. Arts and crafts, door prizes, free parking. $3 admission. 3000 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend.

EASTER

The Bartolotta Restaurants: Easter Brunch and Dinner, April 17. Reservations available at: Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant, Harbor House, Joey Gerard’s, Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro, Mr. B’s - A Bartolotta Steakhouse in Brookfield and Mequon, Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993, and the Italian Community Center. Visit bartolottas.com

Bay View Lions Club: Pancake breakfast, 8 to 11:30 a.m. April 2. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages and beverages. $7 per person; $5 for children ages 4 to 11; $20 for a family of up to six (cash only). Humboldt Park Pavilion, Park Road and E. Idaho St.

East Troy Railroad Museum: Bunny Trains, April 9-10, and 16. Take a ride to the Elegant Farmer with onboard activities, followed by return trip to get photo op with the Easter Bunny. All child and toddler ticket holders receive a stuffed bunny, with jelly beans for all. Advance purchase required. Depot, 2002 Church St., East Troy. (262) 642-3263; easttroyrr.org

Humboldt Park: Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. April 2. Open to children one-year-old through fourth grade. The Easter Bunny will be available for free photos with children and families from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and following the Egg Hunt. On the west side of the park pavilion. Park Road and E. Idaho St.

North Shore Kiwanis: Pancake Breakfast with the Bunny, 8 to 11 a.m. April 2. Adult $8; child $5. Breakfast features pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee. Have your photo with the Bunny and try a raffle. Dominican High School, 120 E. Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay.

St. Florian Parish: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 10. Adults $12; Child $6. All-you-can-eat buffet and beverages. Easter bunny arrives at 9 a.m. and breakfast includes one photo per family with the Easter Bunny. 1215 S. 45 St., West Milwaukee. (414) 383-3565.

St. George’s Melkite Greek Catholic Church: Palm Sunday Breakfast, noon to 2 p.m. April 10. Pancakes, eggs, ham, fresh fruit, pastries, and beverages. $12 adult; $6 child, under 12. 1617 W. State St. (414) 342-1543.

NIGHTLIFE

The Bend: The Jimmys, 7:30 p.m. March 26. 125 N. Main St., West Bend.

Blu: Live music, 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave.

Bub’s Irish Pub: Live music, 9 p.m. Almighty Vinyl, March 26. N116-W16218 Main St., Germantown.

Cedarburg Cultural Center: Live music, 7 p.m. Band of Ringers, April 1. W62-N546 Washington Ave., Cedarburg.

Clark Hotel: Dick Eliot jazz, 6-9 p.m. April 1 and April 15. 314 W. Main St., Waukesha.

County Clare: Dick Eliot, 5-8 p.m. April 17. 1234 N. Astor St.

Cue Club of Wisconsin: Addiction, March 26. 2454 N. Grandview Blvd., Waukesha.

Joe’s K Ranch: Jazz Unlimited Open Jam, 1-4 p.m. March 27. 4840 S. Whitnall Ave., Cudahy.

Story Hill FireHouse: J Ryan Trio, 6-8:30 p.m. April 7. 407 N. Hawley Road.

COMEDY

ComedySportz: Comedy show matches every Friday-Saturday. All ages improv comedy. 420 S. First St. (414) 272-8888; cszmke.com

Improv at The Corners of Brookfield: New comedy venue features two live performance stages with full food and beverage service. 20110 Lower Union St., Brookfield. (414) 928-5400; improv.com/milwaukee

The Laughing Tap Comedy Club: Weekly live comedy shows and bar featuring Wisconsin craft beer and spirits. 706 S. Fifth St. laughingtap.com

Memories Dinner Theater: Tim Walkoe, March 26. Memories Ballroom, 1077 Lake Drive, Port Washington. (262) 284-6850.

PERFORMING ARTS

Acacia Theatre Company: Last Train to Nibroc, 7:30 p.m. March 25; 4 p.m. March 26; 3 p.m. March 27; 7:30 p.m. April 1; 4 p.m. April 2; 3 p.m. April 3. Norvell Commons, St. Christopher’s Church, 7845 N. River Road. (414) 744-5995; acaciatheatre.com

Carthage College: Alash, 7:30 p.m. March 24. A.F. Siebert Chapel, 2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha. (262) 551-6661.

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist: Wednesday Concert Series, 12:15 p.m. Anthony Padilla, piano, March 23. DSHA String Ensemble, March 30. Jeremy Kiolbassa, organ, April 6. 812 N. Jackson St.

The Coffee House at Plymouth Church: Earth Poets and Musicians annual performance, 7:30 p.m. April 16. 2717 E. Hampshire.

The Constructivists: Babel, (through April 2). Broadway Theatre Center-Studio Theatre, 158 N. Broadway. (414) 291-7800.

First Stage: “The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors,” (through April 3). Marcus Center Todd Wehr Theater, 929 N. Water St. (414) 273-7206.

First Stage Young Company: Macbeth, 7 p.m. March 25; 2 and 7 p.m. March 26; 1 p.m. March 27; 7 p.m. April 1; 2 and 7 p.m. April 2; 1 p.m. April 3. Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut St. (414) 267-2961.

Forte Theatre Company: Little Women, 7:30 p.m. April 22-23; 3 p.m. April 24; 7:30 p.m. April 29-30; 3 p.m. May 1. Fine Arts Center, Martin Luther High School, 5201 S. 76th St., Greendale. (414) 366-3634.

Irish Cultural and Heritage Center: RUNA, 7:30 p.m. March 26. 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave. (414) 219-0010.

Lake Country Playhouse: Camelot, 7:30 p.m. March 25; 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 26, (through April 10). 221 E. Capitol Drive, Hartland. lakecountryplayhousewi.org

Latino Arts: Quetzal, featuring the Latino Arts String Program, 7 p.m. April 8. 1028 S. 9th St. (414) 384-3100.

Marcus Performing Arts Center-Uihlein Hall: Trinity Irish Dance Company, 7:30 p.m. March 26. 929 N. Water St. (414) 273-7206.

Memories Dinner Theater: A Bad Year for Tomatoes, April 1-3, 8-10. Memories Ballroom, 1077 Lake Drive, Port Washington. (262) 284-6850.

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre: Indecent, (through March 27). Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway. (414) 291-7800.

Milwaukee Opera Theatre: Preludes, 7:30 p.m. April 1; 2 p.m. April 2; 7:30 p.m. April 4; 2 p.m. April 5; 7:30 p.m. April 7-8; 2 p.m. April 9. Woman’s Club of Wisconsin, 813 E. Kilbourn Ave. milwaukeeoperatheatre.org

Milwaukee Repertory Theater-Stackner Cabaret: My Way: Tribute to Frank Sinatra, (through May 1). Baker Theater Complex, 108 E. Wells St. (414) 224-9490.

Milwaukee Repertory Theater-Stiemke Studio: New Age, 8 p.m. March 25, (through May 1). Baker Theater Complex, 108 E. Wells St. (414) 224-9490.

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra: Peer Gynt, March 25-27. Bradley Symphony Center, 212 W. Wisconsin Ave. (414) 291-7605.

Polish Center of Wisconsin: Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, 6 p.m. April 10. 6941 S. 68th St., Franklin. (414) 529-2140.

Racine Theatre Guild: Clue: On Stage, 7:30 p.m. March 25; 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 26; 2 and 7 p.m. March 27; 7 p.m. March 31; 7:30 p.m. April 1; 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 2; 2 p.m. April 3. 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine. (262) 633-4218.

Renaissance Theaterworks: Actually, (through April 3). Next Act Theatre, 255 S. Water St. (414) 278-0765.

Skylight Music Theatre: Raisin, 7:30 p.m. April 8-9; 2 p.m. April 10; 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 13; 7:30 p.m. April 14; 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 16; 6:30 p.m. April 19; 7:30 p.m. April 20-22; 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 23; 2 p.m. April 24. Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway. (414) 291-7800.

Sunset Playhouse: If You Could Read My Mind, March 25-26. 700 Wall St., Elm Grove. (262) 782-4430.

Wilson Center for the Arts: Fred Astaire Dance Studios present Dance Fantasy 2022, 7 p.m. March 25; 2 and 7 p.m. March 26. 3270 Mitchell Park Drive, Brookfield. (262) 781-9520.

LECTURES

Congregation Shalom: Panel discussion of play “The Soap Myth” by Jeff Cohen, 2 p.m. March 27. Free, registration required. 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point. (414) 352-9288; www.cong-shalom.org/form/soap-myth-registration.html

Milwaukee Music Teachers Association: Dalcroze for Teachers lecture and workshop, 3-5 p.m. March 27. Program is designed for participants of all physical abilities, age 16 and up. Admission is free to MMTA members; $5 per nonmember. Steinway Piano Gallery of Milwaukee, 11550 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa. RSVP appreciated by email to: kaymehenkel@yahoo.com

North Point Lighthouse: Lecture Series, 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month. $10 admission; $5 seniors/students; Free for museum members. Masks required. Beer and light refreshments provided. 2650 N. Wahl Ave. (414) 332-6754.

  • Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. April 13.

Wauwatosa’s Woman’s Club: Dan Biesner of Tabal Chocolate will discuss “Crafting Rare Chocolate,” 1 p.m. April 7. Free and open to the public. 1626 Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa.

ETC.

Mitchell Park Domes: “The Barrio Train” Show, (through April 3). See over 700 feet of model train tracks circling through the floral show dome. Hours are: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Reservations are required for all visitors. 524 S. Layton Blvd. www.mitchellparkdomes.com

American Lung Association: Fight For Air Climb, 8 a.m.-noon April 9. Take a timed-climb and partake in post-event activities and refreshments. American Family Field, 1 Brewers Way. Register online at: FightForAirClimb.org/Milwaukee

Badgerland S Gaugers: Model Train Swap Meet, 8 a.m.-noon March 27. All scales of model trains. American Legion Post 537, 9159 W. Beloit Road.

Hales Corners Library: Wednesday Afternoon Movies, 2 p.m. March 9 and 23. Beverages sold prior to film. Family Movie event, 2 p.m. March 25. No registration required. Hunt Room, 5885 S. 116th St., Hales Corners. (414) 529-6150.

Milwaukee Comic Con: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 7. Cosplay contests for adults and children with sign up at the show, and a Commander Pod Tournament. Wisconsin State Fair Park, Exposition Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis. mightyconshows.com/show/milwaukee

Miss Ruby Boutique: Bridal Fashion Show to benefit LGBT Commuity Center, 7 p.m. April 7. $25. Pritzlaff Building, 325 N. Plankinton Ave. www.missrubyboutique.com

Muskego Public Library: Dr. Franklin’s Favorite Inventions, 7 p.m. April 19. Free program for all ages. S73-W16663 Janesville Road, Muskego. (262) 971-2100.

St. Florian Parish: Card Social, 6-11 p.m. April 22. Homemade buffet meal, with beverages, raffles. $15 donation. 1215 S. 45 St., West Milwaukee. (414) 383-3565.

Turner Hall Ballroom: Wedding Showcase, 4-8 p.m. April 13. Vendors include caterers, photographers, bridal, and floral services, with music by Dream City Strings and Dream City Jazz. 1040 Phillips Ave. www.wedmke.com

Waukesha Civic Theatre Film Series: Akeelah and the Bee, 6:30 p.m. March 28. 264 W. Main St., Waukesha. (262) 547-0708.

FOOD & DINING

Glorioso's Appetito & Italian Market: In-person classes. 1011 E. Brady St. (414) 272-0540; gloriosos.com

  • Chicken Piccata. April 1.

  • Porcini Mushroom Risotto. April 2.

  • Lasagna Master Class. April 3.

  • Sicilian Shrimp Pasta. April 8.

  • Italian Brunch Class. April 9.

  • Making Glorioso’s Biscotti. April 10.

Hop Harvest & Vine Public House: Lent dinner entrees include Steamed Blue Mussels ($13.99), Citrus Grilled Salmon ($14.99), Gluten Free Cod Filet ($14.99), served on Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Good Harvest Market, 2205 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee. hopharvestvine.com

Milwaukee Public Market: The Market offers both hands on and demonstration classes in the second level demonstration kitchen. Registration required. 400 N. Water St. (414) 336-1111; milwaukeepublicmarket.org

Mr. B’s Steakhouse: 18380 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield. Reservations: (262) 790-7005.

  • Spring Lamb and Goat dinner. April 6.

Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993: Tasting tour of Italy menu focuses on different regions, and flavors of the country. 7616 W. State St., Wauwatosa. Reservations: (414) 771-7910.

  • Abruzzo dinner. March 24.

St. Florian Parish: Fish fry, 4:30 to 7 p.m. April 1. Dine-in and carry-out. $13 adult/ $8 child. 1215 S. 45 St., West Milwaukee. (414) 383-3565.

St. Matthew’s Parish: Fish Boil, 4-7 p.m. April 1. Fish served with boiled potatoes, carrots, onions, cole slaw, bread, home-made desserts, and beverage. Advance ticket $11.50 for adult. Day of event dine-in or takeout is $12 for adult and $4 for child (3-12 years). 9329 S. Chicago Road, Oak Creek. (414) 762-4200.

Stone Bank Farm Market: Winter Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, (through March 26). Support local farmers, makers and vendors. N68-W33208 County Road K, Stone Bank. (262) 563-8010; stonebankmarket.com

  • Spring CSA Dinners, pickup Thursdays from March 31 to May 5.

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts: Sweet Connection classes. Two hour candy making experiences. W5050 Portland Road, Cedarburg. wiquiltmuseum.com

  • Festive Easter Candies. April 6.

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

The Alice Wilds: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and by appointment. 900 S. Fifth St. (414) 635-0887.

  • Shane McAdams Greener Pastures LLC, (through March 26).

Almont Gallery: Open daily with fine art and craft items created by local artists, as well as gift items, jewelry, clothing and accessories. 342 W. Main St., Waukesha, (262) 542-1522; almontgallery.org

  • A Scenic View, featuring Annie Cannistra, Jean Curley, and Mark Mueller, (through April 1).

Anderson Arts Center: Open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 6603 Third Ave., Kenosha. www.kempercenter.com

Cedarburg Art Museum: Open noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. In the historic Jochem-Wittenberg Mansion, W63-N675 Washington Ave., Cedarburg.

  • The History of Wisconsin Art Exhibition, (through May 8).

Cedarburg Cultural Center: Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. W62-N546 Washington Ave., Cedarburg. (262) 375-3676.

  • 75th Annual Ozaukee County Art Show, (through April 16).

Charles Allis Art Museum: Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday; noon-7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. 1801 N. Prospect Ave. (414) 278-8295; www.charlesallis.org

  • Dressing the Abbey Exhibit, (through May 30).

David Barnett Gallery: Open Tuesday-Saturday. 1024 E. State St. (414) 271-5058.

EAA Aviation Museum: Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 3000 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh. (920) 426-4818.

Gallery 2622: After openings, by appointment only. 2622 N Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa. (414) 257-2622.

Harley-Davidson Museum: Beginning March 1, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 400 W. Canal St. (877) 436-8738; harley-davidson.com

Haggerty Museum of Art: Open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Marquette University campus, 1234 W. Tory Hill St. (414) 288-1669; marquette.edu/haggerty-museum

  • Maxim Kantor: Wasteland (Letters from Karakorum), (through May 22).

Hoard Historical Museum: Open 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 401 Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson. (920) 563-7769; hoardmuseum.org

Jewish Museum Milwaukee: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. 1360 N. Prospect Ave. (414) 390-5730; jewishmuseummilwaukee.org

  • Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WW ll, (through May 29).

Kenosha History Center: Kenosha County history, with educational programs and exhibits. 220 51st Place, Kenosha. (262) 654-5770; kenoshahistorycenter.org

  • Devoted to Comradeship, (ongoing).

Latino Arts: Gallery hours, 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 1028 S. Ninth St. (414) 384-3100.

  • United Families: Tribute to the Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in the 1960s and 1970s, April 1, (through May 27).

  • United Families: Tribute to the Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in the 1960s and 1970s, opening reception, 5-7 p.m. April 8.

Lily Pad Gallery West: Advance reservation requested. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 215 N. Broadway. (414) 509-5756.

  • Color Space, March 4-April 10.

Lynden Sculpture Garden: Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, (closed Thursdays). Experience art in nature with sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. 2145 W. Brown Deer Road. (414) 446-8794; lyndensculpturegarden.org

  • Cultural Plant Walk, April 9.

MIAD: Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Frederick Layton Gallery, 273 E. Erie St. (414) 847-3350; miad-edu/miad-galleries-overview

Milwaukee Art Museum: Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. 700 N. Art Museum Drive. mam.org

  • Currents 38: Christy Matson, (through July 17).

  • Photographer An-My Lê exhibit, (through March 27).

  • Art in Bloom, April 7-10.

  • Shifting Perspectives: Landscape Photographs from the Collection, (through July 3).

Milwaukee Public Museum: Tyrannosaurs - Meet the Family exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Monday, (through May 18). 800 W. Wells St. (414) 278-2728; www.mpm.edu

North Point Lighthouse: Climb the tower, learn about lighthouses and maritime history of the Great Lakes, 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 2650 N. Wahl Ave. (414) 332-6754.

Pabst Mansion: Visitors learn about Pabst family and details about the architecture and furnishings of the home with guided and self-guided tours. 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave. Advance ticket purchase recommended. (414) 931-0808; www.pabstmansion.com

  • Women’s History Month Tour, 1:30 p.m. Sundays in March.

Portrait Society Gallery: Noon-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. 207 E. Buffalo St. (414) 870-9930.

RAM (Racine Art Museum): Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 441 Main St., Racine. (262) 638-8300.

  • Blurry Boundaries, March 9, (through Aug. 27).

  • RAM Showcase: Abstraction, (through June 11).

  • Precedents: Past meets Present in Contemporary Glass and Clay, (through Sept. 24).

  • Fool the Eye: Addressing Illusion in Contemporary Art, (through Sept. 24).

  • In the Round: Vessels and Sculpture, (through July 30).

RAM Wustum Museum of Fine Arts: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine.

  • Watercolor Wisconsin, (through April 23).

Schlueter Art Gallery: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-9 p.m. Sunday. Wisconsin Lutheran College, 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. (414) 443-4800.

Spectrum Gallery: Hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, or by appointment. East Building of the DeKoven Center, 2050 Wisconsin Ave., Racine. (262) 634-4345.

  • The Anniversary Show, (through May 1).

Tory Folliard Gallery: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 233 N. Milwaukee St. (414) 273-7311.

  • Paula Swaydan Grebel: Interiors, (through April 16).

UWM Union Art Gallery: Noon-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, noon-7 p.m. Thursday, noon-5 p.m. Friday. UWM Student Union, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd.

Walker's Point Center for the Arts: Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 839 S. Fifth St. (414) 672-2787; wpca-milwaukee.org

The Warehouse: Admission is free and open to the public. 1635 W. St. Paul Ave. (414) 252-0677; thewarehousemke.org

  • The Secret Garden, (through May 27).

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