SistaStrings Moving to Nashville
But you can catch their farewell performance. Or choose from lots of other entertainment options.
There’s plenty to do in Milwaukee this weekend while practicing safe social distancing. A local favorite act, SistaStrings, is saying farewell to its home city in anticipation for a move to Nashville. They’ll be performing a farewell show featuring Klassik and other Milwaukee acts, so be sure to help give them a proper sendoff. And head over to Lakefront Brewery for a screening of the local madcap comedy The Lake Michigan Monster while sipping on some tasty craft beer.
Ongoing: Mitchell Park Domes Spring Floral Show
The Mitchell Park Domes is putting on its spring floral show titled “Seasons of Legend.” The show will look at the ways different cultures have crafted intricate stories to explain the changing of the seasons. The show will be divided into five sections, each exploring a different folklore legend. For safety purposes, the domes are now offering time slot reservations. For more information on admission fees and reserving your time slot, click here.
Florentine Opera Company has returned to the stage, but is maintaining some of its digital options from its experience with virtual performances. A digital copy of a recent sold-out performance is now available for purchase. The performance, titled “La Vie En Rose” after the famous song by Edith Piaf, can be purchased for $25. To purchase virtual tickets, click here. To read Urban Milwaukee’s coverage of the opera’s current season, click here.
Ongoing: Florentine Opera’s Eric Ferring Performance Available Digitally
As part of its return to the stage, Florentine Opera welcomed young break-out tenor Eric Ferring to perform in Milwaukee for the first time accompanied by Laurann Gilley, a pianist and coach with the Ryan Opera Center. That performance will be available to stream digitally on April 30th, and tickets are $25. Click here for more info.
Ongoing: Skylight Music Theatre’s KidsWrites Available Digitally
Skylight Music Theatre presents KidsWrites, a writing workshop for students in grades three through eight designed to inspire them to write lyrics and dialogue based on a theme. Those pieces of writing are then turned into musical numbers and performed by Skylight Music Theatre actors. This year’s theme — Time Capsule — is pandemic-inspired. This year’s performances are entirely virtual and available for free streaming on Skylight Music Theatre’s website.
Florentine Opera recently made its recent return to the stage with a production of Little Mahagonny. The Baumgartner Studio Artists performed the Kurt Weill musical in the newly renovated Uhlein Hall — the first production to do so. The performance is now available digitally. For more information, click here.
Ongoing: Milwaukee Public Museum’s Nelson Mandela Exhibition
The Milwaukee Public Museum is teaming up with America’s Black Holocaust Museum for the U.S. debut of Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition. This virtual tour will take visitor’s on a journey through Mandela’s life, highlighting his work as a freedom-fighter and political leader. The educational event will feature previously unseen film and photos and will showcase over 150 historic artifacts and personal items from the Mandela family and museums from all over the globe. Click here for more information.
May 20: Lake Michigan Monster Screening at Lakefront Brewery
Lakefront Brewery will screen an award-winning Milwaukee film — Lake Michigan Monster. Follow an eccentric ship captain on his comedic journey to hunt down the Lake Michigan Monster. The film was directed by Ryland Brickson Cole Tews and was first released in 2020. Tickets are available per table and can be purchased at $16 for a table for two; $32 for a table for four; and $48 for a table that seats up to six people. Lakefront beer will of course be available for purchase.
Mid Coast, a monthly virtual concert and fundraiser, is back with another installment. This month, Mid Coast will feature Sulestial, Yum Yum Cult and Wonderful Bluffer. The concert will be streamed on Facebook, Youtube and Twitch. This month, Mid Coast will be raising funds for The Woman’s Center, an agency that has served those impacted by domestic abuse, sexual violence, child abuse and trafficking since 1977. Click here for the donation and streaming link.
May 21: Living in Oblivion ‘80s Dance Party
Living in Oblivion, a video-dance-party experience, is hosting its first in-person event of the year at X-Ray Arcade. Celebrate in person on X-Ray Arcade’s patio or tune in virtually for a night of ‘80s tunes featuring Depeche Mode, The Cure, New Order and more. The event is free and begins at 7 p.m.
May 22: SistaStrings Farewell Show
SistaStrings, a Milwaukee duo that combines classical, r&b and gospel for a sound that is uniquely theirs, is moving to Nashville. But not before one final show featuring Klassik, Magik Family and more. The show will take place at the Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery at 6 p.m. Reservations are required due to limited capacity, and social distancing rules will be enforced. For more information, click here.
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