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George Orwell’s Animal Farm

January 9 @ 1:00 am - February 11 @ 1:00 am
Quadracci Powerhouse, The Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex, 108 E. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Among the most famous political novels of all time, Animal Farm is a timeless and devastating allegory of idealism betrayed by the desire for personal power. When the animals of Manor Farm drive out their abusive farmer, they take over running the farm for themselves. Their experiment in collective leadership succeeds—until the pigs step into […]

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Kathryn Dreifuerst Comes to THELMA

January 11 @ 6:00 pm - February 24 @ 5:00 pm
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, 51 Sheboygan St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935 United States
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Free

Kathryn Dreifuerst has been doing art since she was a little girl. She has recently been working with clay but her first love was working with oil painting. She rediscovered that love when she went on a trip to Italy in 2009.

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Humanly Possible: The Empathy Exhibition at MIAD

January 12 @ 10:00 am - March 3 @ 5:00 pm
Frederick Layton Gallery at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, 273 E. Erie Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Free

In our current divisive social and political landscape, the newest exhibit at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) asks viewers to do what lately seems rather difficult: feel empathy. “Humanly Possible: The Empathy Exhibition” is on view in MIAD's Frederick Layton Gallery January 12 – March 3. The public reception is Friday, January […]

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - February 11 @ 3:30 pm
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts – Todd Wehr Theater, 929 N Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$14

With his handmade silk suits, wide array of hats and tiny gold pocket watch, Edward Tulane is the most exceptional toy in Abilene’s room. He is adored and he is happy. But when Edward is thrown overboard on a cruise ship by mean boys, he begins a remarkable journey of discovery across Depression era America. […]

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Hubble’s Cosmic Quest

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - March 2 @ 8:00 pm
UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium, UWM Physics Building 139 1900 East Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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$5

For the last 27 years, the most famous space telescope in the world has captured the imagination of millions of people with the swirling colors of nebulae and galaxies it has photographed. During its impressive career, the Hubble Space Telescope has been instrumental in our understanding of deep space and we celebrate its accomplishments as […]

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Artist explores concepts of connectivity

January 16 @ 7:00 am - February 16 @ 9:00 pm
Mount Mary University – Marian Gallery, 2900 North Menomonee River Pkwy
Milwaukee, WI 53222 United States
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Free Admission

Jordan Acker Anderson, an associate professor in the School of Arts and Design, is displaying work created during her semester-long sabbatical at the Marian Art Gallery at Mount Mary University. The exhibit, titled “The Day Continues to Return,” invites viewers to reflect upon peace and interconnectedness. Anderson offers her work as an invitation to contemplate […]

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Plant Anatomy and Physiology: 6 part series

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - February 22 @ 8:15 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Riverside Park, 1500 park Place
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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$75 – $120

This program is one of a 6-part series. Topics covered in this session include: plant and cell architecture, genome structure and expression, plant cells and water balance of plants. What is the difference between xylem and phloem? How do trees survive the winter? Learn the answer to these questions and more with Caitlin Reinartz, UEC […]

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Black Pearl Sings!

January 19 @ 1:00 am - March 18 @ 1:00 am
The Stackner Cabaret, The Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex, 108 E. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Music unites strangers and bridges racial divisions in this powerful story based on real life events. It’s 1933, and an ambitious song collector for the Library of Congress visits a Texas prison where she meets Pearl, an African-American woman with a soulful voice and steely spirit. Featuring more than a dozen beautiful a cappella renditions […]

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Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat

January 21 @ 11:00 am - February 25 @ 1:00 pm
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W Walnut St
Milwaukee, WI 53212 United States
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$14

Leave it to the Cat in the Hat! Everyone’s favorite feline in the red and white hat turns a rainy afternoon upside down with his madcap mischief and wacky adventures. Speaking only in rhyme, the Cat in the Hat shows Sally and her brother that “it’s fun to have fun, but you have to know […]

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Polymer Art: Recent Acquisitions

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - June 24 @ 5:00 pm
Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street
Racine, WI 53403 United States
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$3 – $62

Open: January 28, 2018 – June 24, 2018 Polymer Art: Recent Acquisitions highlight works made with polymer––commonly known by brand names like Fimo® or Sculpey®––that has come into the collection since the major 2011 debut of the material at Racine Art Museum in Terra Nova: Polymer Art at the Crossroads.

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4:00 pm

For the Love of Ladies with special guest Trish McEvoy NYC Beauty Team

February 1 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Iron Horse Hotel Lobby, 500 W Florida Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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Free Admission

Indigo Blu 'MKE Mercantile' is teaming up with Trish McEvoy to host a fabulous trunk show to give yourself a little Love leading up to Valentine's! During this official Trish Power of Makeup® Party you will discover what’s new, have the opportunity to replenish your essentials, and learn Trish’s effortless techniques for looking your radiant, […]

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6:00 pm

Empathy Through the Visual Arts: An Artist’s Discussion at MIAD

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Frederick Layton Gallery at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, 273 E. Erie Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Free

Join us for an artist's talk surrounding Humanly Possible: The Empathy Exhibition. Exhibit artists Lois Bielefeld, Tina Blondell and Gudrun Lock join curator John Schuerman and moderator Leslie Fedorchuk to discuss the concept of empathy and its manifestation in the visual arts. This program is free and open to the public, with a reception to […]

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7:00 pm

From Swastika to Jim Crow: Film Screening and Talkback

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$6 – $8

Based on a book by the late author Gabrielle Simon Edgecomb, ‘From Swastika to Jim Crow’ tells the little-known story of Jewish refugee scholars who escaped Nazi persecution by fleeing to America, and when faced with anti-Semitic sentiment at mainstream American universities, were hired for positions at historically black colleges and universities in the then-segregated […]

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7:30 pm

Equivocation by Bill Cain

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - February 25 @ 9:30 pm
Next Act Theatre, 255 S Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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$30 – $42

Playwright William Shagspeare is commissioned by Robert Cecil, the most powerful man in England, to write the true historical account of a failed terrorist attempt to kill King James I. But as Shag and his renowned theatrical troupe rehearse the so-called Gunpowder Plot play, they suspect the King's version might be a cover-up. Confronted with […]

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