SEPTEM­BER 21 TO 29

Wisconsin Gazette - - Opinion -

Walker’s Point plays host to the first Sept. 23, fea­tur­ing a line-up of mu­sic, food and en­ter­tain­ment that cel­e­brates the neigh­bor­hood’s di­ver­sity and cul­ture. The fes­ti­val takes place noon–10 p.m. on Fifth Street between Na­tional Av­enue and Vir­ginia Street in Mil­wau­kee. En­ter­tain­ment in­cludes lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions and mu­si­cians, such as Core el Cen­tro, a neigh­bor­hood non­profit ded­i­cated to heal­ing and well­ness; the Mil­wau­kee Bal­let; mu­sic from Big Style Brass Band, Abraxes, Evan Chris­tian, Funk Sum­mit Bass Team, Lo­vanova, and oth­ers; Ham­burger Mary’s Drag Show; and more. The fam­ily-friendly event also in­cludes food from area ven­dors. 5thstreet­fest.com

Co­me­dian brings her cur­rent Fresh Off the Bloat tour to The Or­pheum Theater, 216 State St., Madi­son, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $26–$55. Cho’s stand-up cri­tiques so­cial and po­lit­i­cal prob­lems, es­pe­cially re­gard­ing race and sex­u­al­ity. She has also fre­quently sup­ported LGBTQ rights and has won awards for her hu­man­i­tar­ian ef­forts on be­half of women, Asians and the LGBTQ com­mu­nity. 608-250-2600 or madis­onor­pheum.com

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