1. Tula Erskine works identified!
This morning I received a note from Nancy Aten, who was scanning works by Milwaukee artist Gertrude Kundman Erskine to be included in Erskine's archive, when she came upon 8x10 photographs of a series of six works that especially caught her attention. Do you recognize them?
2. Black Cat Alley debuts new murals and an urban garden during Doors Open MKE
Visitors during Doors Open Milwaukee 2017 will enjoy a beautiful new urban garden executed by Sam Alford, a brand-new mural by local illustrator and artist David Zimmerman, and the live installation of another mural by Chicago artist Goosenek. All on Milwaukee's East Side.
3. Silverspot Cinema to open their first Wisconsin location in Brookfield
Silverspot Cinema will bring its luxury theater experience to Wisconsin in Brookfield's new luxury shopping mall, The Corners.
4. Walker's Point Center for the Arts turns 30 today, celebration begins next week
Though the celebrations won't really kick in for another week or so, today is 30th anniversary of the incorporation as a nonprofit organization of the Walker's Point Center for the Arts and that definitely seems worthy of note.
5. Check out ReStore's recycled art contest entries during April Gallery Night
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity's ReStore is hosting its eighth annual Recycled Art Contest. You can see the entries at the Walker's Point ReStore during spring Gallery Night, April 21-22.
6. Skylight Music Theatre names veteran Ray Jivoff new artistic director
Executive Director Jack R. Lemmon today announced that Ray Jivoff has been named Skylight Music Theatre's new artistic director. Jivoff has been serving as interim artistic director since 2016. He joined the Skylight staff as education director in 1999.
7. UPAF support crucial to Renaissance's mission to increase work for women
For more than two decades, Renaissance Theaterworks has produced some of the most memorable shows I've seen in Milwaukee. And the health of this group was made possible, in large part, by support from the United Performing Arts Fund.
8. Former Buck Desmond Mason leads UPAF Ride for the Arts honorary co-chair trio
An old Bucks fan favorite will grace Milwaukee yet again, as UPAF today announced that dunk-tastic former Buck Desmond Mason will serve as one of the three co-chairs for this year's UPAF Ride for the Arts.
9. "Rent," "School of Rock" and more highlight Marcus Center's 2017-18 season
A mix of familiar classics ("Rent," "Les Miserables") and new favorites ("Waitress") comprises the Marcus Center's newly announced 2017-18 touring Broadway musical theatrical season.
10. The Rep meets incredible demand with summer run of "McGuire"
If you are one of the hundreds of fans who couldn't get a ticket to see "McGuire," reach for your wallets because The Rep announced today that the show is coming back in June for a limited run in the Stackner Cabaret.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. The Pfister Hotel announces Artist-in-Residence finalists
The Pfister Hotel has announced the six finalists for its 2017-18 Artist-in-Residence program.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. 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).
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. 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.