AGENDA

MAY

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The merry month of May.

PAT BENATAR AND NEIL GIRALDO

May 3 The North­ern Lights Theater

Four-time Grammy Award-win­ning per­former and bona fide rock leg­end Pat Benatar is back with her gui­tarist, col­lab­o­ra­tor and hubby. The duo will per­form their chart-top­ping hits from the ’80s and ’90s.

CREO STU­DENT DE­SIGNER FASH­ION SHOW

May 5

Turner Hall Ball­room

Mount Mary Univer­sity’s Fash­ion De­sign pro­gram show­cases stu­dent work in a run­way show in­clud­ing de­signs in­spired by the Mount Mary his­toric cos­tume col­lec­tion. Eat your heart out, Project Run­way.

THE BAR­BER OF SEVILLE

May 5-7 Uih­lein Hall at the Mar­cus Cen­ter

Fi­iii-garoh! Opera’s most fa­mous bar­ber will close out Floren­tine Opera’s 84th sea­son. Rossini’s The Bar­ber of Seville is a love story filled with fol­lies.

KITES OVER LYN­DEN

May 6

Lyn­den Sculp­ture Gar­den

Cel­e­brate spring by vis­it­ing the stu­dio to make and dec­o­rate earth-friendly kites and then let them take flight in the im­pres­sive sculp­ture gar­dens.

RE­CY­CLED PER­CUS­SION

May 6 Mar­cus Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts

This in­ter­na­tion­ally tour­ing act was dis­cov­ered on “Amer­ica’s Got Tal­ent.” Now you can be the judge as they per­form mu­si­cal feats on just about any­thing they can get their hands on.

PAUL TAY­LOR DANCE COM­PANY

May 12 Sharon Lynne Wil­son Cen­ter for the Arts

See modern dance at its finest – from one of the most in­flu­en­tial chore­og­ra­phers and widely toured com­pa­nies of our time.

MAYFEST

May 12-13 and May 19-20

The Bavar­ian Bier­haus

Two week­ends to soak in all the bratwurst and hefeweizen you can han­dle in a newly re­mod­eled Ger­man beer hall, com­plete with live mu­sic. How Mil­wau­kee is that?

COLOR VIBE 5K RUN

May 13

Veter­ans Park

It sounds strange, but re­ally, it’s thrilling. Get blasted with col­or­ful pow­der while you run. By the fin­ish line, you’ll look like an Easter egg.

THE POWER OF LOVE

May 13 St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church

Con­cord Cham­ber Orches­tra’s look at love through mu­sic from mas­ter­pieces like “Schindler’s List,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “West Side Story.”

HALL & OATES AND TEARS FOR FEARS

May 13

Bradley Cen­ter

All the ’80s you can han­dle in one night with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall and John Oates, and Tears For Fears. Don’t for­get your jean jacket and hair­spray.

TEEN PO­ETRY AND SPO­KEN WORD OPEN MIC NIGHT

May 13

MPL’s Cen­ten­nial Hall

Hear what young peo­ple have to say (or, if you are a teen, stand up and be heard!) on the theme of anti-vi­o­lence.

MOTHER’S DAY FAM­ILY EVENT

May 14

Bo­erner Botan­i­cal Gar­dens

This free event is a great way for kids to cre­ate make-and-take gifts for Mom. And then give Mom what she re­ally wants, with brunch on-site hosted by Zilli’s.

MIL­WAU­KEE MU­SEUM MILE DAY

May 14

East Side

Have you been mean­ing to visit all of Mil­wau­kee’s mu­se­ums? Here’s an easy way to see five and get free or re­duced ad­mis­sion: Jewish Mu­seum Mil­wau­kee, Charles Al­lis Art Mu­seum, Mu­seum of Wis­con­sin Art at Saint John’s On The Lake, Villa Ter­race Dec­o­ra­tive Arts Mu­seum, North Point Light­house.

EX FABULA ALL STARS

May 18

Turner Hall Ball­room

Hear true sto­ries from the sea­son’s best tell­ers, on the theme of un­fin­ished busi­ness. At the end of the night, the au­di­ence votes to crown a sea­son au­di­ence fa­vorite. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll clap for more.

NINE­TEEN THIR­TEEN

May 19 An­o­dyne Cof­fee Roast­ing Co.

Vic­tor DeLorenzo of Vi­o­lent Femmes fame teams up with cel­list Janet Schiff and her 1913 Ro­ma­nian cello to cre­ate mys­te­ri­ous, ro­man­tic and thought-pro­vok­ing mu­sic in this in­ti­mate per­for­mance.

CHUCK KLOSTERMAN

May 19

Boswell Book Com­pany

New York Times best­selling au­thor and cul­tural critic Chuck Klosterman will read ex­cerpts and es­says from his new book, Chuck Klosterman X, that ex­plores pop cul­ture icons from the past decade.

WMSE PRESENTS: ART & MU­SIC

May 19

His­toric Prit­zlaff Build­ing

Show some love for WMSE ra­dio at this arty fundraiser, fea­tur­ing a fig­ure-draw­ing class, break-danc­ing and more.

ARMED FORCES DAY CEL­E­BRA­TION

May 20

Har­ley-David­son Mu­seum

Sup­port our troops with an iconic Amer­i­can brand. Hal’s Har­ley-David­son will serve a pan­cake break­fast, kick­ing off a ride to the Har­ley-David­son Mu­seum where there’ll be a per­for­mance by the Amer­i­can Le­gion Band, mil­i­tary dis­plays, a spe­cial Armed Forces cer­e­mony and more.

THE BEST BUD­DIES FRIEND­SHIP WALK

May 20 Man­power Group Head­quar­ters

Grab your best buddy, or find one there.

This fun 5K run/walk raises aware­ness and funds for peo­ple in our com­mu­nity with in­tel­lec­tual and de­vel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties.

MIL­WAU­KEE FOOD TRUCK & CRAFT BEER FES­TI­VAL

May 20 Wauke­sha County Expo Cen­ter

Eat and drink to your heart’s con­tent with Wis­con­sin’s most pop­u­lar lo­cal food trucks and dozens of craft brew­eries, all on wheels.

MIL­WAU­KEE PUG FEST

May 21 Mil­wau­kee County Sports Com­plex

Pre­pare for a tsunami of cuteness at the largest pug gath­er­ing in North Amer­ica. The cos­tume con­test (1:30 p.m.) is made for In­sta­gram.

MIL­WAU­KEE BREW­ERS VS. D-BACKS

May 28

Miller Park

For the kids! Fans 14 years old and younger eat free, while those up to 16 years old can run the bases af­ter the game’s over.

152ND AN­NUAL MIL­WAU­KEE MEMO­RIAL DAY PA­RADE

May 29

Down­town Mil­wau­kee

One of the na­tion’s long­est-run­ning Memo­rial Day pa­rades starts at the in­ter­sec­tion of Fourth and Wis­con­sin and ends at the War Memo­rial Cen­ter. Wreath-lay­ing to fol­low, to honor miss­ing sol­diers/war pris­on­ers.

Paul Tay­lor

Dance Com­pany

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