By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Aug 11, 2021 at 6:16 PM Photography: Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Facebook

The show (and supper) will go on as Potawatomi Hotel & Casino announces its plans today to reopen its Northern Lights Theater as well as three of its restaurants for in-person dining for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Northern Lights Theater will reopen with a performance from the classic rock band Ides of March featuring Jim Peterik and Mindi Abair on Thursday, Sept. 23, followed by a night with the retro R&B crooners The Manhattans ("Shining Star") on Friday, Sept. 24. The rest of the return schedule for the Northern Lights Theater – including performances from Boney James on Sept. 29, comedian Jim Breuer on Oct. 2, a duo of shows by Herman's Hermits featuring Peter Noone on Oct. 5-6 and Gin Blossoms on Oct. 30 – is available at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino's website

In addition, Potawatomi will reopen Canal Street Cafe, RuYi and the Fire Pit Sports Bar & Grill for in-person dining service beginning on Thursday, Aug. 19. Canal Street Cafe will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., RuYi will open from 11 a.m. until 1:30 a.m. and the Fire Pit will be open from 11 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. To check the menus for all three restaurants, visit Potawatomi's website

The Stone Creek Coffee found inside the lobby, as well as Bar 360 and The Curve Bar on the casino floor, previously reopened. For more information on Potawatomi's current re-opening plans and protocols, click here

Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more reopening news. 

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.