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1. Come party with us this Friday at MAM After Dark: MKE Icons
Join in the fun at MAM After Dark: MKE Icons Friday night. We'll be there, as a proud sponsor, with coloring pages, fun LocaMoji's, temporary tattoos and more!
2. Louis C.K. returns for Aug. 1 BMO Harris Bradley Center show
The "Louie" and "Horace and Pete" mastermind will perform at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Monday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m.
3. Cirque Italia returns to Milwaukee in June
Cirque Italia - the first traveling water circus in the United States - will make a second splashdown in Milwaukee this summer, returning to the Italian Community Center the weekend of Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5.
4. Baumgartners make historic endowment gift to Milwaukee Art Museum
The Milwaukee Art Museum today announced that Donna and Donald Baumgartner will make an $8 million gift to the Museum's endowment. Their gift is dedicated to support the position of Museum Director, whose title will be named the Donna and Donald Baumgartner Director of the Milwaukee Art Museum. This is the largest gift made to the Museum's growing endowment fund in the institution's history.
5. Black Cat Alley mural corridor on East Side announces roster of artists
The Black Cat Alley, a major new arts destination, will be a corridor of world-class murals created by a diverse group of professional and student artists. This "outdoor gallery" will be located in an alleyway between Farwell and Prospect.
6. MPL launches Stories from the Stacks video series
Milwaukee Public Library has launched a new video series called "Stories from the Stacks," and the segments offer a mix of interesting stories about the library, including a powerful one about an author that wrote a book at the Central Library while she was homeless.
7. Milwaukee Art Museum launches new Family Access Membership program
The Milwaukee Art Museum announced the launch of the Family Access Membership, a $20 year-long family membership to the museum for families who qualify for specific forms of public assistance.
8. 5 reasons you should see David Sedaris at The Riverside on Saturday
David Sedaris, award-winning humorist, essayist and radio personality, returns to Milwaukee this Saturday as part of his current book tour for "Let's Celebrate Diabetes with Owls." Here are five reasons you should go to the show.
9. Rock the Green hosts Earth Day Celebration
If you're looking for something to do for lunch this Friday, be sure to stop by the CityCenter building, 735 N. Water St., Downtown, for food, live music, and a sneak peak at what Milwaukee is doing to make the Earth a better place.
10. David Cross takes on politics at Super Tuesday Pabst performance
Comedian David Cross was not scared to voice his liberal viewpoints at The Pabst last night in appearance that was part of his "Make America Great Again" tour.
11. "Marvel Universe Live" swoops into Milwaukee
Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more deliver live performances this weekend in "Marvel Universe Live," described as "the most technically advanced live show ever."
12. Shorewood plans "Ghost Train" public art project
The Shorewood Public Art Committee announced that it's begun planning a new public art project, an "artistic sensory experience" called "The Ghost Train."
13. Pink's "Dorian Gray" receives national praise from Huffington Post
Michael Pink, the artistic director at Milwaukee Ballet has once again proven that his unique and individual style continues to gather high-level praise on a national level from the Huffington Post.
14. Prize winners and classic dramas highlight 2016-17 Rep lineup
"Man of La Mancha," the classic Tony award winning musical will kick off the Milwaukee Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse 2016-17 to be followed by a Pulitzer Prize winner by Milwaukee native Ayad Akhtar
15. Black Cat Alley project offers artists $1,000
Black Cat Alley, a project that will pay artists to create murals in an East Side alley, is currently seeking applicants.
16. UPAF taps Mindpool to bring The Fonz into the new millennium
UPAF has rediscovered a pair of 1979 television commercials featuring Henry Winkler and has tapped Mindpool Productions to update them to promote this year's United Performing Arts Fund campaign to support the arts in Milwaukee.
17. Florentine Opera delivers a Valentine's Day combo of romance and music
Nothing says "I love you" like romantic music, and the Florentine Opera delivers with a Valentine's Day weekend full of romantic music from opera, operetta and musical theater. It promises to be better than candy.
18. Milwaukee Fringe Festival premieres this summer
Milwaukee Fringe Festival, a new, city-wide art fest, is a two-day performance and visual art event celebrating Milwaukee's arts scene. It will take place Downtown from Aug. 27-28.
19. Alverno Presents closing permanently at end of season
Alverno Presents, the performing arts series of Alverno College, will end for good at the close of the 2015-2016 season.
20. Can you help ID these Tula Erskine works?
This morning I received a note from Nancy Aten, who was scanning works by Milwaukee artist Gertrude Kundman Erskine to be included in Erskine's archive, when she came upon 8x10 photographs of a series of six works that especially caught her attention. Do you recognize them?
21. Northern Brewer can teach you how to make a winning wine
Northern Brewer is a homebrew supply store that also offers classes for all of your brewing needs. OnMilwaukee's Zoe Benjamin decided to get in on the fun at their wine and mead making class.
22. New Riverside marquee is being installed now; unveiling is on Monday
The new Riverside marquee and sign will be unveiled at an event on Monday, Dec. 14, but a crew is out there today working on the marquee, which Mayor Tom Barrett has said is designed to evoke West Wisconsin Avenue when it was lined with theaters.
23. Broadway blockbuster "Hamilton" is coming to Chicago
This afternoon, the Chicago Tribune reported that the hit musical "Hamilton" will begin its first national tour right here in the Midwest on Sept. 27, 2016 at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre.
24. Pinterest and Etsy lovers: Save the date for re:Craft and Relic shopping event
re:Craft and Relic is a two-day, indoor ticketed shopping and entertainment event that aims to be the premier marketplace for antiques, vintage, art, handmade goods and collectibles.
25. Amy Schumer comes to BMO Harris Bradley Center on Dec. 4
2015 has gone pretty well for Amy Schumer and now she'll be wrapping up her breakout year with a seven-city arena tour that includes a stop at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Friday, Dec. 4.