Gallery Night Should Draw Crowds
The annual winter event headlines a full week of events.
Two events this week that qualify as must-see shows include Renaissance Theaterworks’ The Understudy (January 17-February 9) and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s (Friday-Saturday) concert with guest violinist Jennifer Koh. But the event that’s likely to draw the biggest crowds is the Third Ward’s Gallery Night and Day, which will feature over 50 art venues and an ice sculpting competition. Also this week, the Marcus Center will host their annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration.
The Waukesha STEM Academy presents The Pirates of Penzance, Jr., a musical and slapstick comedy, at Waukesha Civic Theatre from Jan. 16-18. Tickets are $10, available online or call (262) 547-0708.
Waukesha Civic Theatre presents the annual sketch comedy show ACT Live! on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Waukesha JanBoree. Admission is free.
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms’s “Fifth” Jan. 17-18. Tickets range from $22-$102, available online or call (414) 291-7605.
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra presents Founders’ Concert Sunday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. at UWM Helen Bader Concert Hall.
Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes) presents Johnny Cash Tribute with the Liam Ford Band as part of their “Music Under Glass” series, 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16. Tickets are $6.50, $5 for seniors/students.
Historic Third Ward’s Gallery Night and Day will be held Friday, Jan. 17 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This two day event features over 50 venues to check out and the 11th annual Sculptures on Ice competition. Venues set their own hours for the event so check with specific venues for event details.
Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM After Dark: ¡Baile! at the Milwaukee Art Museum on Friday, Jan. 17 6 p.m. to midnight. There will be a DJ, a Latin jazz band, a Latin dance group, a salsa-sampling bar and happy hour specials. Free for museum members. $14 at the door.
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts presents the 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration at Uihlein Hall on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. The programming highlights youth in the community who interpret Dr. King’s words through an art speech and writing contest and various cultural arts organizations will take the stage. The event is free and open to the public with first come, first served seating.
Marquette University Theatre: The Quiltmaker’s Gift, through Jan. 19
Skylight Music Theatre: El Cimarron, through Jan. 22
First Stage: A Midnight Cry through Feb. 9
Milwaukee Repertory Theater: End of the Rainbow, through Feb. 9
Milwaukee Repertory Theater: Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, through Mar. 9