Sahan Jayasuriya
On Stage 8/07

Summer tap, 1000 Clowns, a kiss in a garden…

Lots to do in Milwaukee's late summer, most of it outdoors.

By - Aug 7th, 2012 04:00 am


The cast of Danceworks on Tap will perform The Pursuit of Tappyness, a melange of tap styles from classic to contemporary on August 11 and 12 at the Danceworks Studio Theatre. With the show’s choreography being a collaborative effort between the entire cast, The Pursuit of Tappyness aims to showcase the wide variety in the art of tap dance. For more information and tickets, please visit the Danceworks website.


The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre opens its season at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, with Herb Gardner’s comedy,  A Thousand Clowns. A Thousand Clowns tells the story of an easy-going and carefree man, attempting to raise his 12 year old newphew in New York. The show runs through August 26th with the performances being held at the Cabot Theatre. For tickets and further information, please visit the Milwaukee Chamber Theater website.

Visual Art


Shona Macdonald’s “Around 4.” Courtesy of the Lynden Sculpture Garden.

The Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., will open its newest installment of the Inside/Outside series with works from artists Will Pergl and Shona Macdonald on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Focusing heavily on common and mundane structures encountered in every day life, Pergl and Macdonald transform and re-contextualize them into new and interesting forms. The opening reception will be held at the Lynden Sculpture Gardens from 5-7 p.m, which is free and open to the public.

On Aug. 9, the Lynden will host an outdoor screening of Andy Warhol’s Kiss, as part of the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival. Admission is $5, free to Lynden members. Picnics at 7 p.m., screening at 8.

Special Event

Elizabeth D’Acquisto, owner of Salone, 925 E. Ogden Ave., has announced plans for Rebuilding Dreams, a combination concert, reception, dance and silent auction to be held August 9, 6-10 p.m. at Lakefront Brewery, 1872 N. Commerce St. All proceedswill be donated to Repairers of the Breach, Milwaukee’s only daytime resource center for the homeless to benefit expanded programs and services at the organization’s newly renovated complex at 1335 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee.

The event will feature live music by Five Card Stud, a performance by the Repairers of the Breach choir, a large variety of hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction featuring numerous unusual gift items and services. Tickets are $60 at Salone or at Repairers of the Breach’s administrative offices, 2819 W. Highland Ave. For telephone orders or to donate items for the silent auction, call 414-291-6161.


Leahys Luck, an Irish folk band, will open the Jackson Park August Nights Series, with a concert at the band shell on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The park is at 3500 W. Forest Home Ave. The series runs every Tuesday through Aug. 28. Supervisor John Weishan, Milwaukee County Parks and North Shore Bank are the sponsors.

The Navy Band Great Lakes Wind Ensemble will celebrate Navy Week with a concert that commemorates the War of 1812 Bicentennial. The band comprises 40 professional musicians under the direction of Lt. Patrick Sweeten.   The Navy Band will play at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Dr., at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. Admission is free.


American Players Theater: The Royal Family, through September 29.

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