Hannah McCarthy
MKE This Week

A bit of everything

The Lakefront Festival of the Arts launches, a plethora of classical music, more Spring Green shows and Theatre Gigante brings an accordionist to Paddy's Pub.

By - Jun 18th, 2013 04:00 am


feature_buy-ticketsQuad Graphics and Milwaukee Magazine present the Lakefront Festival of the Arts. This weekend of art, entertainment, and community celebration will take place at the Milwaukee Art Museum. There will be family friendly activities, art tutorials, a silent auction to benefit the museum and much more. General admission to the Museum during the event is $15, or $8 for members. Three-day passes can be purchased for $20 and children under 16 are free. This event is available during normal museum business hours.


The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts hosts the first in a summer series of  Starry Night concerts at the Gerlach Outdoor Theater, featuring Warren Wiegratz’ Vivo, an international jazz fusion group. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 21. Tickets are free but can be reserved by calling 262-781-9520. Picnics are welcome, but food and beverages are available for purchase.

imagesUWM’s Fine Arts Quartet series continues with a concert performance featuring guest pianist Xiayin Wang. This evening will include Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Stravinsky’s Double Canon in Memoriam Raoul Dufy and Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major. This is the third in a series of free performances being held at the  Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts. The performance begins at 7:30 PM and seats can be reserved by calling 414-229-4308.

Cellist Peter Thomas will continue his Beethoven cycle at the Milwaukee Conservatory of Music on Sunday at 7:30 PM. Thomas plays with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the local band I Am Not A Pilot. Joined by guest pianist Matthew Bergey, Thomas will finish his three part series with the Sonata for Horn/Cello in F Major and Sonata No. 3 in A Major. Tickets for this performance for can be purchased for $10 by calling 612-730-1878.


americanplayers110512The American Players Theater will open Hamlet this Friday, June 21. The Shakespeare classic, directed by John Langs, will play at the Up the Hill Theater through October. Showtimes vary, but opening night will take place at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $46-60 and can be purchased by calling 608-588-2361.

Special Events

Accordionist Guy Klucevsek will perform a collection of self-composed music at Theatre Gigante‘s annual Paddy’s Pub show. Performances are June 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 414-961-6119.

National Saengerfest will take place at the Milwaukee Theatre this weekend starting on Friday. The two-day festival is held every three years as a celebration of German and Austrian cultural heritage. The event will feature several singing societies from all over the country. Saengerfest has been a Milwaukee tradition since 1886, when it was the staple of tourism in the city. More information about this event can be found by calling 800-745-3000.

To read a Third Coast Daily article about a particular show, please click on the show title. For more information about the show itself, please click on the venue.

Last Chance

UWM Peck School of the Arts: Fine Arts Quartet Series, though June 30


Marcus Center: Wicked, though July 7

Milwaukee Art Museum: 125th Anniversary Celebration, through Aug. 10

Milwaukee Art Museum: Veterans Book Project: Objects for Deployment, through Sept. 2

Milwaukee Art Museum: 30 Americans, though Sept. 8

JMKAC: Uncommon Ground, through Sept. 6

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