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OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: May 18-21, 2017

The great Milwaukee weekend is here … and so is your Weekend Preview! Make it a great one!

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SATURDAY

STRING SERENADE
The Milwaukee Youth Symphony will perform an all string ensemble at Shattuck Music Center at Carroll University. It will be an afternoon of smooth, soothing tunes, so be sure to check it out.

MAD HOT BALLROOM
Come see what the youngsters have to offer at this intense dance competition this Saturday at the BMO Bradley Harris Center.

SPONSOR

The Miller Brewery Tour offers a 1 hour indoor/outdoor guided walking tour of Miller Valley, home to over 160 years of brewing history. See how we brew, package and distribute our great beers. Lastly, a stop in our historic caves with beer samples to follow for those 21+.

METAMORPHOSIS
The Sinfonia Philharmonic and Wind Ensemble of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra will play the music of Metamorphosis. Check it out at Shattuck Music Center at Carroll University.

LADY GAGA VS. MADONNA
"Like a Prayer" or "Just Dance?" "Vogue" or "Bad Romance?" or "Into the Groove" or "Telephone?" Which diva will win this battle for you? Come to Mad Planet to support your chosen pop queen and dance to the rhythms all night.

BAD BUNNY
Get a taste of the sounds of Puerto Rico from the music of Bad Bunny this Saturday at the Rave.

SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO
He says what we are all thinking, but in the funniest way possible. Come to the Riverside Theater to get some laughs this weekend at 7 p.m.

KENDRICK X DRE VS. CHANCE X KANYE DANCE PARTY
California rap vs. Chicago rap, who wins the battle? Find out at Company Brewing's two-year anniversary party hosted by Milwaukee's own Klassik.

BIRDS OF CHICAGO
These critically-acclaimed musicians will amaze you with incredible vocals and the electrifying guitar. Hear for yourself at the Colectivo Back Room.

GET PSYCHIC TOUR
A night of EDM music is headed your way at Miramar Theatre. Come jam to Zebbler Encanti Experience Sixis, Elucidate and Casual Conversation.

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD
Step back in time at Wilson Theater with some classic Hollywood tunes. Enjoy songs including "Over the Rainbow" and "Moon River" come to life on stage. Sing along and snag some tickets before it's too late.

YAPPY HOUR
The Yard at Iron Horse Hotel wants to support doggy season with their Yappy Hour. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., bring your pups out for this bark-tastic doggy mixer. Your dog can meet some new pals while you enjoy snacks and drinks.

LOS TRES TRISTES TIGRES
See this live music group at Pabst Theater this Saturday at 9:00 p.m. Get the deets on the group and tickets here.

THINK FLOYD USA
Get pumped to hear your favorite Pink Floyd tunes from this legendary cover band. The group will be covering music from "Pipers at the Gates of Dawn" through "Division Bell." The show is at Shank Hall at 8 p.m.

HERB FAIR
The Boerner Botanical Garden will be full of local artisans and vendors for the chance to help you purchase herbs, plants and other items. Grab your wallet and get some goodies.

4TH ANNUAL ZUCCHINI PARTY
Zucchini party is back and better than ever at Cactus Club. Come out to giggle at some comedians and to jam out to some music. It is a free night of fun, so be sure to attend.

NAMI WALKS
Support mental health awareness by taking a walk through Veteran's Park. Get some exercise, fresh air and raise money for a good cause.

SUNDAY

SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION
Enjoy a Symphonic Celebration with the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Shattuck Music Center at Carroll University, featuring the Percussion Ensemble, Philharmonia and Chamber Orchestra.

FOX AND BRANCH
Spend Sunday morning at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. and see Milwaukee-based duo Fox and Branch play uplifting family sing alongs.

SPRING SERENADE
Join the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center for a Spring Serenade and celebrate the sights and sounds of the budding season.

SEED SOUNDS
Head to the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts and enjoy Seed Sounds, a trio performing experimental music.

MINI PUTT PUTT
Grab four friends and head to Walker's Pint for a mini putt putt around the neighborhood.

TONIC TAVERN SUNDAY
Head to the Tonic Tavern and enjoy an evening of music from Milwaukee based swinging R&B band The Hungry Williams.

FOOD TRUCK SUNDAY
Come down to the South Milwaukee Farmers Market for Food Truck Sunday, featuring 14 food trucks and live music.

ACE PARKER
Jam out to artist Ace Parker this Sunday at the Miramar Theatre.

CUBAN DAY
Join Cubanitas for a Cuban Day Street Celebration, including dance, live music and plenty of mojitos and guac.

PUGFEST
Pug lovers rejoice as the Milwaukee County Sports Complex hosts Pugfest, featuring vendors, rescues and over 1,900 pugs, pug mixes and "smoochie-faced" breeds.

KEG STAND UP
Have a laugh and a beer at Lakefront Brewery's Keg Stand Up, where guests can enjoy top regional stand up comics and savor specials including half off cheese curds and $1 off taps.

LEE DEWYZE
Enjoy a night of music as singer-songwriter and "American Idol" winner Lee DeWyze performs at Shank Hall.

SPONSOR
Don't miss out on great shows at one of Milwaukee's premier concert destinations, The Rave. Get show info, tickets and more at TheRave.com.

ALL WEEKEND LONG

ANIMAL FARM
Adapted from George Orwell's classic book, the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center will be putting on a production of "Animal Farm." See this story of tyranny and power corruption at First Stage.

MAYFEST
Celebrate the arrival of spring with live bands, plenty of food and beer, pig roasts, carnival rides and more as The Bavarian Bierhaus hosts Mayfest.

SWEENEY TODD
Enjoy a night of bloody revenge at the Skylight Music Theatre with Sondheim's classic production "Sweeney Todd," a broken barber whose life and family were stolen from him by an unscrupulous judge.

MAJESTIC BRUCKNER
Celebrate the sounds of strings this weekend at the Marcus Center as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents Majestic Bruckner.

JANE EYRE
Come to the Milwaukee Rep to see the award-winning Shared Experience Theatre Company in the U.K. perform an engaging adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's epic story of a spirited young woman looking to find herself. Head to Milwaukee Rep and enjoy watching her journey.

JUNIE B JONES IS NOT A CROOK
Bring one of your favorite children's book to life at Marcus Center. Junie B. Jones has to deal with someone who took her brand new black furry mittens. This made her feel like "Finder's Keepers" is a new mantra in her life, causing her to get into some trouble. Watch her kindergarten conundrums Friday through Sunday.

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO
Head to the Milwaukee Rep to see "An Evening With Groucho" for 90 minutes of hilarity. Frank Ferrante will do his impersonation of the best Groucho one-liners and songs like "Hooray For Captain Spalding," and "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady." He may even treat MKE to some of his ad-libs.

MAM COLLECTS
The new "Milwaukee Collects" exhibit is on view at Milwaukee Art Museum. Get the details in Bobby Tanzilo's story about the exhibition here.

100 THINGS TO DO IN MILWAUKEE
Can't exactly come up with what to do this weekend? Don't sweat it; we've got you covered. Here's a list of 100 things you, your family and your friends can do: https://onmilwaukee.com/visitors/articles/100things.html

BUY A MILWAUKEE GIFT THIS WEEKEND
Searching for the perfect Milwaukee gift for a dear friend or loved one? Buy local – and buy often – from this guide of 100 Milwaukee gifts.

MOVIE GUIDE - SEE A MOVIE IN THE THEATERS THIS WEEKEND
Showtimes, tickets, reviews and more are here inside the Milwaukee Movie Guide.

FIND YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT
Looking for the right place to eat this weekend? Check out the OnMilwaukee.com Dining section here.

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