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1. Rad Milwaukee Woman: Teri Sullivan from Arts @ Large
Arts @ Large founder Teri Sullivan is one of 15 women who will be honored for her radness at "The Rad Women Celebration: Being Rad for Social Change." The event is hosted by the Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee and will take place on Thursday, Oct. 20.
2. IndiaFest: Aug. 20
Come celebrate Indian culture, history and heritage!
3. Relax or rip it at Tosa Skatepark
Last year, Tosa Skateboarders United launched Tosa Skatepark, an open space at Hart Park where anyone can skate or bike in a fun and safe environment. We decided to drop by and check out what the skatepark has to offer.
4. DanceMKE competition debuts in Milwaukee
For the first time ever, Cream City will host a unique dance competition featuring talented dancers of all styles from all over Milwaukee. Thanks to milwaukeejobs.com, Marcus Center of Performing Arts and Danceworks, you will get your dance fix this summer for four weeks.
5. MAM will move library to Jason Downer mansion
The Milwaukee Art Museum today announced plans to move its art library, archives and related programs to the historic Judge Jason Downer mansion on Prospect Avenue in close proximity to the museum. The 1874 home was designed by architect Edward Townsend Mix.
6. Riverside hosts Pokemon MSO show, complete with Pokemon Go, on Sept. 30
For those of you out there hunting around the city for Pokémon, the Riverside Theater just announced your next big event. On Friday, Sept. 30, the Riverside will host Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, a live video game concert event - with an exclusive Pokémon Go meet-up.
7. Milwaukee Public Museum hosts first ever adult sleepover on Sept. 23
On Friday, Sept. 23, the Milwaukee Public Museum will host its first ever adult sleepover. Exclusively for adults 21 and older, the sleepover will feature tours, curator chats, Dome Theater films and exhibit-based programming.
8. Pierluissi presents 52 poppy pantings
Adrienne Pierluissi, who owns The Sugar Maple in Bay View, will display 52 paintings at Lakeshore State Park on Sunday, July 17, from 3 to 7 p.m. It is the fourth and final installation of the show.
9. Foundation's Nohl Fund grants $338,000 toward area arts programs
Twenty visual arts and arts education programs in the community were recently awarded $338,000 in funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary L. Nohl Fund.
10. Holton Street bridge swing park is still one of Milwaukee's hidden gems
During my last few years in Milwaukee, I've found that this city has a number of interesting nooks and crannies just waiting to be discovered. My latest adventure was to the famed, yet hidden, Holton Street bridge swing park.
11. Milwaukee author Ellie Cahill talks about the local flavor in her latest book
Born and raised in Milwaukee and Wauwatosa and now living in Brookfield, Liz Czukas is the definition of a lifelong Milwaukeean. So it only makes sense that her latest novel, written as Ellie Cahill, is set in Milwaukee and features many familiar sights.
12. Milwaukee's Jeremy Novy to paint first street art in Black Cat Alley
Jeremy Novy, a Peck School of the Arts grad and a nationally-renowned street artist behind the colorful koi fish that have been swimming around the city for years, will paint the first street art in the East Side's new Black Cat Alley.
13. Milwaukee Public Museum's Science on Tap talks evolution and ... the pelvis?
At the MPM's upcoming Science on Tap event on Thursday, June 16, Dr. Caroline VanSickle from the University of Wisconsin - Madison will share with us her findings on human evolution based on her studies of the human pelvis.
14. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in concert with the MSO
For the first time ever, experience the entire film of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone" featuring live accompaniment by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. This ultimate Harry Potter fan experience comes to the Riverside Theater for three shows Dec. 16-17.
15. Riverwest's Jazz Gallery Center preps for Night of the Arts local showcase
On Friday, May 27, The Jazz Gallery Center in Riverwest hosts LV & LV Night of the Arts, where up-and-coming local artists will be able to perform and display their creative works.
16. Insomnia Cookies serves up cookies for a cause on June 7
There's never a bad reason to indulge in some free cookies, but next month, Insomnia Cookies and the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) will give you a particularly good one with a free cookie giveaway on Tuesday, June 7.
17. Museum preps new public health perspective for Streets of Old Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Public Museum's Streets of Old Milwaukee changes its theme twice a year, with the next change coming on July 1 as the Streets will offer a new, public health perspective in the beloved exhibit.
18. 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!
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. 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.