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1. New York City people watching - at Milwaukee Art Museum
You can take the boy out of New York but you can't take New York out of the boy. Long after I left the Big Apple, I still visit often, read tons of books about the city and its history and, as I was reminded last week during a visit to Milwaukee Art Museum, I can stand and stare at images of the city for a really, really long time.
2. Dancer draft first step in development of Genesis competition for MKE ballet
It didn't rank up there with the National Football league draft, but the Genesis draft was just as exciting if you are a fan of ballet.Genesis is the choreography competition staged by Michael Pink and his Milwaukee Ballet Company.
3. Couple's promise to MAM: 500 French posters and a new assistant curator
The Milwaukee Art Museum has announced that by Milwaukeeans Susee and James Wiechmann have promised a gift to the museum of more than 500 posters by French graphic artist Jules Chéret, boosting the MAM's already extensive collection of works on paper.
4. The Pfister Hotel announces Artist-in-Residence finalists
The Pfister Hotel has announced the six finalists for its 2017-18 Artist-in-Residence program.
5. Chris Rock will perform at the Milwaukee Theatre in March
This morning, the Milwaukee Theatre announced comedy icon Chris Rock will bring his "Total Blackout Tour 2017" to town on Monday, March 13. The tour marks Rock's first in nine years.
6. MSO aims to acquire Warner Grand Theatre for dedicated performance center
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra today confirmed that an anonymous patron donor is leading an initiative to explore the possibility of acquiring the former Warner Grand Theatre building on West Wisconsin Avenue to serve as the MSO's dedicated performance center.
7. ICC membership votes to sell 1.8-acre parcel to Milwaukee Ballet
On Thursday night, 86 percent of the membership in attendance at the Italian Community Center voted to sell a 1.8-acre parcel of the center's parking lots in the Third Ward, adjacent to Summerfest, to the Milwaukee Ballet for $2.4 million.
8. Meet the Pfister's writer; apply to be the hotel's artist
Dominic Inouye chats here about his life as The Pfister Hotel's Narrator: what he's learned so far, what he's doing and where he's going with the opportunity. The Pfister is also in search of its next Artist in Residence to move into the studio April 1, 2017.
9. Historic 1927 Riverside Theater chairs up for auction
This morning, the Riverside Theater announced that a limited number of original 1927 theater chairs have gone up for auction, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Center (MADACC).
10. Steve Martin and Martin Short promise "An Evening You Will Forget" at Riverside
This morning, the Riverside Theater announced that comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short will join forces for "An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life," a night of music and merriment, on Sunday, Oct. 8.
11. Streets of Old Milwaukee plans holiday-themed events
The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) is creating yuletide magic and transforming the Streets of Old Milwaukee into a winter wonderland with a trio of holiday-themed events coming this season.
12. Jerry Seinfeld will perform stand-up set at the Riverside on March 10
This morning, the Riverside Theater announced that iconic comedian Jerry Seinfeld will bring his stand-up set to Milwaukee on Friday, March 10.
13. First annual "My Milwaukee" student art exhibition opens tonight
The Milwaukee County Historical Society will host "My Milwaukee," an art exhibition created by student artists around the Milwaukee area, beginning tonight at the Historical Center Museum, 910 N. Old World Third St.
14. MAM chief curator takes director position at Florida museum
The Milwaukee Art Museum announced today that its chief curator, Brady Roberts, is leaving to become the executive director/CEO of the Vero Beach Museum of Art in Vero Beach, Florida. His last day at the museum is Oct. 21.
15. 3 tips for visiting China Lights at Boerner Botanical Gardens
The China Lights exhibit at Boerner Botanical Gardens has seen record crowds in its opening phase. Here are three tips to help you have a great experience this weekend when visiting.
16. Jim Gaffigan adds fourth Pabst show, all ticket sales to go to local food pantry
This morning, comedian Jim Gaffigan announced he is adding a fourth show at The Pabst Theater, with 100 percent of ticket sales will be donated to Milwaukee's Riverwest Food Pantry. The show will be hosted Friday, Dec. 30 at 10 p.m.
17. Milwaukee Public Museum reveals new "Hidden Wisconsin" exhibit
The MPM will unveil some of Wisconsin's best kept secrets in its new temporary exhibition, "Hidden Wisconsin," on Thursday, Oct. 6. The exhibit, spanning MPM's collections in both natural and cultural history, is made up of nearly 50 objects and artifacts that are rarely on display.
18. Calling all Pokémon fans!
Pokémon enthusiasts of all ages will flock to the Riverside Theater on Friday night to check out "Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions," a video game concert featuring the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
19. WaterStone Bank announced as title sponsor for Air & Water Show return
WaterStone Bank announced today that it is signing on as the title sponsor of the 2017 Milwaukee Air & Water Show, bringing Wisconsin's largest free event back to Milwaukee's waterfront after a year-long hiatus.
20. 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.
21. IndiaFest: Aug. 20
Come celebrate Indian culture, history and heritage!
22. 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.
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. 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.