What’s Happening in Milwaukee

August 15, 2019

Leslie Jones
Friday, August 16
7 p.m. Doors // 8 p.m. Show
The Pabst Theater
144 E Wells St,
Milwaukee, WI 53202
You’ve seen this hilarious comedian and actress on “Saturday Night Live”—now see her live on stage at the Pabst Theater!
Ticket Purchase Required

The War and Treaty
+ special guest Philippe Bronchtein
Thursday, August 22
7 p.m. Doors • 8 p.m. Show
Turner Hall Ballroom
1040 Vel R. Phillips Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
As The War and Treaty, Michael and Tanya Trotter serve up healing and pain robbing with freewheeling joy on their new fulllength album, Healing Tide. Funky bass lines, keys, lap steel, acoustic strings, and stripped-down percussion create a swampy Southern soul bed for the couple’s transcendent vocals. A tour-de-force produced by Buddy Miller, the collection swaggers with confidence only gained by artists who are wholly, proudly, themselves.
Ticket Purchase Required

King Solomon Lives! Featuring
Tony Hightower – 2 Shows!
Sunday, September 1
3 p.m. Doors • 4 p.m. Show
7 p.m. Doors • 8 p.m. Show
The Riverside Theater
116 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
“King Solomon Lives”…A Nubian Love Story is a breathtaking and dazzling production full of zest, zing and zeal. This powerful drama tells the true legendary love story between the wise and wealthy King Solomon and the exotically beautiful Queen of Sheba. The storyline magically moves back through time, presenting a parallel between the story of a young mother and her son living in an inner-city project in Baltimore in 1996 and the ancient love story from the biblical period of 976 B.C. The audience will experience an incredible journey with musicians and dancers adorned in eloquently colored costumes, all while celebrating the message of family, love and trust. If you loved the movie Black Panther, and if you were mesmerized by The Lion King – don’t miss this play! It’s a show for the entire family to enjoy!
Ticket Purchase Required

Events

KidZ Days at the Marcus Center –
Free Entertainment!
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Marcus Performing Arts Center
929 N. Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202
KidZ Days At the Center is the Marcus Performing Arts Center’s free programming for children, held outdoors on KidZ Stage throughout the summer months on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Free and open to the public

Music in Mitchell Park – Abraxes
Sunday, August 18, 2019
3 p.m. through 6 p.m.
Mitchel Park Amphitheater/Stage
(near S. 24th & W. Pierce St.)
Gather the family for a FREE Sunday afternoon concert on the third Sunday in July and August.
Free and open to the public

“Discarded” Exhibition Opening
September 6, 2019
6-9 p.m.
Five Points Art Gallery & Studios
3514 N Port Washington Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
5 Points Art Gallery & Studios extends its visual representation of Chicago artists from its “This Is America” group exhibition to “Discarded”, the two-person showcase of conceptual found-object assemblages by Marvin Tate and Spencer Hutchinson, opening September 6, 2019. Friday, September 6, 2019 from 6-9 p.m. (CST), “Discarded” demonstrates the continual lifecycle of objects in the world as two Chicago- based artists, Marvin Tate and Spencer Hutchinson, execute masterful up-cycled assemblages from the tossed, lost, and gentrified rubbish saturating Chicago’s urban landscape.
Open to the public