What’s Happening in Milwaukee

September 19, 2019

China Lights
September 13 – October 20
Tuesday thru Sunday
5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr.
Hales Corners, WI 53130
China Lights: Treasures of China will have 95% new lantern displays featuring cultural gems. The handmade displays range from three-feet to three-stories high. The festival will also include an expanded interactive exhibit area, two stages for Asian folk-culture performances, a marketplace, two dining areas and vendors offering a variety of Asian and Western menu options.
Ticket Purchases Required

BPE Productions Presents
A Motown Christmas
Friday, December 20
7p.m. Doors • 8 p.m. Show
The Riverside Theater
116 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
A Motown Christmas feature a world-class vocal group assembled from past and present members of Motown’s most legendary groups…The Temptations, The Miracles and The Capitols. This is a powerful, family-oriented show combining Motown’s greatest hits with everyone’s favorite holiday classics. This show features those famous Motown trademarks… dazzling choreography and unforgettable harmonies all performed in that memorable, soulful Motown style. An evening not to be missed, bring the family, dance, sing and enjoy this special, holiday spectacular.
Ticket Purchases Required


“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

Saturday, September 21
Art Social 6:00 p.m.
Show 7:30 p.m.
South Milwaukee Performing Arts
Center, 901 15th Ave
South Milwaukee, WI
Imagine an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. With a palette that also mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction, Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun! The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. The result? A one-of-a-kind crossover experience! Artrageous is an interactive experience so come and be a part of the show.

Saturdays at Central:
Monster Bash at Central
Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Central Library
Children’s Herzfeld Activity Center
814 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Do the monster mash at this monster bash! Join us for spine-tingling stories, hair-raising music, and spooktacular activities. Costumes encouraged! Bring the whole family to the library to play and learn together. Family programs every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Central Library Betty Brinn Children’s Room encourage young children to explore and have fun!
Open to the public