What’s going on in southeastern Wisconsin area in winter 2021-22

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The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will perform a number of shows at its new home, the Bradley Symphony Center, this winter.
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will perform a number of shows at its new home, the Bradley Symphony Center, this winter.

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FESTIVALS & FAIRS

Waukesha JanBoree: The festival continues through Jan. 23 with activities for all ages. Most events are free. janboree.org

Winter Warmer Beer Festival and Fun Run: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 5. Run starts at 10 a.m., and the festival kicks off at 12 noon. $50 entry fee to the Fun Run and Beer Festival includes sampling glass, knit hat, a 1 mile run, and access to 25 beers during hours of sampling. Event takes place outside of PUBLIC Craft Brewing Co., 628 58th St., Kenosha. publiccraftbrewing.com

Cedarburg Winter Festival: Dr. Seuss themed weekend, Feb. 19-20. Parade, bed races, shopping and music, hot mulled wine, cider and cookies, with food and product sampling in several shops. Shops of Cedar Creek Settlement, N70-W6340 Bridge Road, Cedarburg. (262) 377-8020.

NIGHTLIFE

Blu: Live music, 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave.

Cedarburg Cultural Center: Live music, 7 p.m. Another One, Feb. 4. Southbound, March 4. W62-N546 Washington Ave., Cedarburg.

Clark Hotel: Dick Eliot jazz, 6-9 p.m. Jan. 21; Feb. 4 and 18. 314 W. Main St., Waukesha.

County Clare: Dick Eliot, 5-8 p.m. Feb. 14. 1234 N. Astor St.

Cue Club of Wisconsin: Live music, 8:30 p.m. Superfly, Jan. 29. 2454 N. Grandview Blvd., Waukesha.

COMEDY

ComedySportz: Comedy show matches every Friday-Saturday. All ages improv comedy. 420 S. First St. (414) 272-8888; cszmke.com

Improv at The Corners of Brookfield: New comedy venue features two live performance stages with full food and beverage service. 20110 Lower Union St., Brookfield. (414) 928-5400; improv.com/milwaukee

The Laughing Tap Comedy Club: Weekly live comedy shows and bar featuring Wisconsin craft beer and spirits. 706 S. Fifth St. laughingtap.com

PERFORMING ARTS

Cedarburg Cultural Center: WhiskeyBelles and Ryan Necci & The Buffalo Gospel, 7 p.m. Jan. 29. Pat McCurdy "Makin' Friends” Valentines Party, 7 p.m. Feb. 12. McMann & Tate present “Luck of the Tater,” 7 p.m. March 12. W62-N546 Washington Ave., Cedarburg. (262) 375-3676.

Cedarburg Performing Arts Center: Swearingen & Kelli, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21. W68-N611 Evergreen Blvd., Cedarburg. (262) 376-6161.

Cedarburg Performing Arts Center: Shaun Johnson and The Big Band Experience, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25. W68-N611 Evergreen Blvd., Cedarburg. (262) 376-6161.

Danceworks Performance MKE: Sonder, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27-28; 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29; 2:30 p.m. Jan. 30. Next Act Theatre, 255 S. Water St. (414) 277-8480, Ext. 6007.

First Stage: “The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963,” 7 p.m. Jan. 21; 1 and 4 p.m. Jan. 22-23; 7 p.m. Jan. 28; 1 and 4 p.m. Jan. 29-30; 7 p.m. Feb. 4; 1 and 4 p.m. Feb. 5-6; 7 p.m. Feb. 11; 1 and 4 p.m. Feb. 12; 1 p.m. Feb. 13. Marcus Center Todd Wehr Theater, 929 N. Water St. (414) 267-2961.

Florentine Opera: Zarzuela, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Marcus Performing Arts Center, 929 N. Water St. (414) 291-5700.

Irish Cultural and Heritage Center: Dervish, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26. The High Kings, 7 p.m. March 9. Socks in the Frying Pan, 7:30 p.m. March 10. 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave. (414) 219-0010.

Lake Country Playhouse: The Commons of Pensacola, staged reaeding, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14-15; 2 p.m. Jan. 16. 221 E. Capitol Drive, Hartland. lakecountryplayhousewi.org

Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra: Mozart and Mahler, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Calvary Community Church, N2620 Harris Road, Lake Geneva. (262) 359-9072.

Latino Arts: Ninth Annual Guitar Festival Concert, 7 p.m. Feb. 5. 1028 S. 9th St. (414) 384-3100.

Marcus Performing Arts Center-Uihlein Hall: Mean Girls, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25-27; 8 p.m. Jan. 28; 2 and 8 p.m. Jan. 29; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30. 929 N. Water St. (414) 273-7206.

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre: Mala, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, (through Feb. 13). Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway. (414) 291-7800.

Milwaukee Entertainment Group: The Diary of Anne Frank, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20-22. (through Jan. 22). Historic Brumder Mansion, 3046 W. Wisconsin Ave. (414) 388-9104.

Milwaukee Repertory Theater-Quadracci Powerhouse: Toni Stone, 8 p.m. Jan. 14, (through Jan. 30). Baker Theater Complex, 108 E. Wells St. (414) 224-9490.

Milwaukee Repertory Theater-Stackner Cabaret: Piano Men, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11-13; 8 p.m. Jan. 14; 3 and 8 p.m. Jan. 15; 2 and 7 p.m. Jan. 16, (through Feb. 27). Baker Theater Complex, 108 E. Wells St. (414) 224-9490.

Milwaukee Repertory Theater-Stiemke Studio: Antonio’s Song/I Was Dreaming of a Son, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, (through March 6). Baker Theater Complex, 108 E. Wells St. (414) 224-9490.

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra: Stage to Screen, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21-22. All That Jazz, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28-29. Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4-5; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Michael Feinstein, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11-12; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Beethoven’s Pastoral, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18-19; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 20. Renée Elise Goldsberry, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Mother Goose Suite featuring Enchantment Theatre Company, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Bradley Symphony Center, 212 W. Wisconsin Ave. (414) 291-7605.

Morning Star Productions: “Father Brown Rides Again” interactive mystery, 5-8 p.m. Feb. 25 and March 4; 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. Feb. 26 and March 5; 1-4 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 6. A new show starts on the hour. The Kneeland-Walker Mansion, 7406 Hillcrest Drive, Wauwatosa. Tickets online, or at the door. www.morningstarproductions.org

Racine Theatre Guild: Nunsense, 7 p.m. Jan. 20; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22; 2 and 7 p.m. Jan. 23. 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine. (262) 633-4218.

Skylight Music Theatre: Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22; 2 p.m. Jan. 23; 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26-28; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29; 2 p.m. Jan. 30. Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway. (414) 291-7800.

Sunset Playhouse: 4 Weddings and an Elvis, Jan. 20-Feb. 6. Surf’s Up, Jan. 24-25. BoyGirlBoyGirl, Feb. 10-13. Barefoot in the Park, March 3-20. Get Ready!, March 7-8. 700 Wall St., Elm Grove. (262) 782-4430.

Village Playhouse: 36th Annual Original One Act Festival, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4-5; 2 p.m. Feb. 6; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11-12; 2 p.m. Feb. 13. Interchange Theatre Co-Op, 628 N. 10th St. villageplayhouse.org

Wilson Center for the Arts: Ted Yoder Band with String Quartet, 8 p.m. Jan. 21. 3270 Mitchell Park Drive, Brookfield. (262) 781-9520.

Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Series: Bill Camplin, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon. (262) 457-4399.

LECTURES

Marcus Performing Arts Center-Uihlein Hall: National Geographic Live Speaker Series, 7:30 p.m. Filipe DeAndrade: Untamed, Jan. 21. Kobie Boykins: Exploring Mars, Feb. 24. 929 N. Water St. (414) 273-7206.

ETC.

Hales Corners Library: Wednesday Afternoon Movies, 2 p.m. Jan. 12 and 26. Beverages sold prior to film. Hunt Room, 5885 S. 116th St., Hales Corners. (414) 529-6150.

Journal Sentinel Sports Show: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 10-12; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 13. $12. Show features outdoor activities and vendors highlighting fishing, hunting, camping, kayaking, boating, and hiking. Wisconsin State Fair Park, Exposition Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis. jssportsshow.com

Milwaukee Boat Show: Noon-9 p.m. Jan. 21; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Jan. 22; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 23; noon-8 p.m. Jan. 26-27; noon-9 p.m. Jan. 28; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Jan. 29; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 30. $12. Display of newest boats retailed in the region. Wisconsin State Fair Park, Exposition Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis. www.MilwaukeeBoatShow.com

Muskego Public Library: Book talk with Steven C. Harms, 7 p.m. Feb. 2. S73-W16663 Janesville Road, Muskego. (262) 971-2100.

Pabst Theater: Author Jordan B. Peterson “Beyond Order Tour,” 7:30 p.m. March 10. 144 E. Wells St. (414) 286-3663.

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center: Full Moon Hike, Jan. 17. Lake Michigan Winter Hike, Jan. 18. Illuminated Hike, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Maple Sugar Time, March 19. Spring Equinox Hike, March 20. 1111 E. Brown Deer Road. Registration required: schlitzaudubon.org

Three Bridges Park: Urban Candlelight Hike, 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 26. Two miles of candlelit trails on the Hank Aaron State Trail, with campfires at the Fireside Plaza. 610 S. 35th St.

FOOD & DINING

Milwaukee Public Market: The Market offers both hands on and demonstration classes in the second level demonstration kitchen. Registration required. 400 N. Water St. (414) 336-1111; milwaukeepublicmarket.org

  • Homemade Marshmallows and Hot Cocoa. Jan. 19.

  • Kid’s Cooking Class: Soft Pretzels. Jan. 22.

  • Risotto with Staci Joers. Jan. 27.

  • Chocolate Truffles. Feb. 9.

Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993: Tasting tour of Italy currently features the Piemonte regional menu. 7616 W. State St., Wauwatosa. Reservations: (414) 771-7910.

  • Valle D’Aosta menu begins Jan. 6.

Stone Bank Farm Market: Winter Market begins Jan. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Support local farmers, makers and vendors. N68-W33208 County Road K, Stone Bank. (262) 563-8010; stonebankmarket.com

  • Pasta 101. Jan. 21.

  • Bread Making. Feb. 11.

  • Seasonal Cooking. March 11.

Wade House: Hearthside Dinner, Jan. 15. Prepare unique meals featuring 19th-century dishes on a wood-burning stove and over an open hearth fire, with a sit-down, family-style meal in the Wade House dining room. W7965 State Highway 23, Greenbush. (920) 526-3271; wadehouse.wisconsinhistory.org/

  • Old-Fashioned Night. Jan. 21.

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts: Sweet Connection classes. Two hour candy making experiences. W5050 Portland Road, Cedarburg. wiquiltmuseum.com

  • Valentine Chocolate Truffles. Feb. 2.

  • Irish Whiskey Caramel and Caramel Sauce. March 2.

  • Festive Easter Candies. April 6.

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

Gallery Night MKE: Jan. 21-22. Discover local galleries, art, and artists during free, two-day art event in downtown Milwaukee and surrounding neighborhoods. gallerynightmke.com

The Alice Wilds: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and by appointment. 900 S. Fifth St. (414) 635-0887.

  • A New Day: Group Exhibition, (through Feb. 5).

Almont Gallery: Open daily with fine art and craft items created by local artists, as well as gift items, jewelry, clothing and accessories. 342 W. Main St., Waukesha, (262) 542-1522; almontgallery.org

  • Capture the Moment, , (through Feb. 18).

Anderson Arts Center: Open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 6603 Third Ave., Kenosha. www.kempercenter.com

Cedarburg Art Museum: Open noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. In the historic Jochem-Wittenberg Mansion, W63-N675 Washington Ave., Cedarburg.

  • The History of Wisconsin Art Exhibition, Jan. 22, (through May 8).

  • The History of Wisconsin Art, public reception, 2:30-4:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Jan. 22.

Cedarburg Cultural Center: Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. W62-N546 Washington Ave., Cedarburg. (262) 375-3676.

  • Little Show Exhibit and Blizzard of Art, Dec. 3-Jan. 16.

David Barnett Gallery: Open Tuesday-Saturday. 1024 E. State St. (414) 271-5058.

  • Deirdre Schanen, (through Jan. 21).

EAA Aviation Museum: Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 3000 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh. (920) 426-4818.

Harley-Davidson Museum: Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 400 W. Canal St. (877) 436-8738; harley-davidson.com

Haggerty Museum of Art: Open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Marquette University campus, 1234 W. Tory Hill St. (414) 288-1669; marquette.edu/haggerty-museum

  • Maxim Kantor: Wasteland (Letters from Karakorum), Jan. 14, (through May 22).

  • Gallery Conversation with Rev. Ryan G. Duns, S.J.. 6 p.m. Jan. 20.

Hoard Historical Museum: Open 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 401 Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson. (920) 563-7769; hoardmuseum.org

Jewish Museum Milwaukee: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. 1360 N. Prospect Ave. (414) 390-5730; jewishmuseummilwaukee.org

  • Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling, (through Jan. 30).

Kenosha History Center: Kenosha County history, with educational programs and exhibits. 220 51st Place, Kenosha. (262) 654-5770; kenoshahistorycenter.org

  • Devoted to Comradeship, (ongoing).

Latino Arts: Gallery hours, 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 1028 S. Ninth St. (414) 384-3100.

  • Carlos Barberena: I Have Been a Stranger In My Own Land, Dec. 2-Feb. 18.

Lily Pad Gallery West: Advance reservation requested. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 215 N. Broadway. (414) 509-5756.

  • Into the Mystic: Gene Costanza and Chris Groves, Jan. 21-Feb. 20.

  • Opening reception, 5-9 p.m. Jan. 21.

Lynden Sculpture Garden: Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, (closed Thursdays). Experience art in nature with sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. 2145 W. Brown Deer Road. (414) 446-8794; lyndensculpturegarden.org

  • Ice skating on Saturday-Sunday when weather permits.

MIAD: Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Frederick Layton Gallery, 273 E. Erie St. (414) 847-3350; miad-edu/miad-galleries-overview

Milwaukee Art Museum: Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. 700 N. Art Museum Drive. mam.org

  • Photographer An-My Lê exhibit, (through March 27).

  • Currents 38: Christy Matson, opens Feb. 25, (through July 17).

Portrait Society Gallery: Noon-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. 207 E. Buffalo St. (414) 870-9930.

  • Romano Johnson: Yellow Moon Healing God, (through Jan. 8).

RAM (Racine Art Museum): Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 441 Main St., Racine. (262) 638-8300.

  • In the Round: Vessels and Sculpture, Jan. 26, (through July 30).

RAM Wustum Museum of Fine Arts: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine.

  • Watercolor Wisconsin, (through April 23).

Schlueter Art Gallery: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-9 p.m. Sunday. Wisconsin Lutheran College, 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. (414) 443-4800.

Spectrum Gallery: Hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, or by appointment. East Building of the DeKoven Center, 2050 Wisconsin Ave., Racine. (262) 634-4345.

  • Fine Arts Invitational Show, (through Feb. 6).

  • Fine Arts Invitational Show, opening and artist reception, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 15.

Tory Folliard Gallery: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 233 N. Milwaukee St. (414) 273-7311.

  • Chroma: Color and Abstraction, Jan. 7, (through Feb. 26).

  • Opening Reception, 5-9 p.m. Jan. 21.

  • Artist Talk, 1 p.m. Jan. 22.

UWM Union Art Gallery: Noon-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, noon-7 p.m. Thursday, noon-5 p.m. Friday. UWM Student Union, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd.

Walker's Point Center for the Arts: Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 839 S. Fifth St. (414) 672-2787; wpca-milwaukee.org

  • No More Stolen Sisters, (through March 11).

The Warehouse: Admission is free and open to the public. 1635 W. St. Paul Ave. (414) 252-0677; thewarehousemke.org

  • CHINA: Then & Now: Jan Serr, photography, (through Jan. 28).

  • T’ai Chi intro lessons, 4 p.m. Jan. 6 and 13.

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