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1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. "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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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!
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. "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."
20. 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."
21. 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.
22. 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
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. 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.