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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Comicality 2018

February 2 @ 8:00 pm - February 10 @ 3:00 pm
Schauer Arts Center, 147 N Rural Street
Hartford , WI 53027 United States
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$19 – $22

Back for the third year, the Hartford Players’ smash-hit musical revue returns with all new material! Blast away the winter chill with a hot new lineup of hilarious songs and comedy routines that will leave you laughing ‘til your sides hurt. The hand-picked cast of Wisconsin’s finest talent will bring you songs and skits from […]

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5:00 pm

Film Screening: An American Ascent

February 8 @ 5:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208 United States
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A staggering number of people of color don’t consider the outdoors as a place for them. By taking on the peak of Denali, the continent’s biggest mountain, nine African-American climbers set out to build a legacy of inclusion in the adventure community. An American Ascent addresses often overlooked issues of race and the outdoors as […]

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6:00 pm

MXE Milwaukee Mixed

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - February 11 @ 11:59 pm
The Pabst Theater, 144 E Wells St
Milwaukee, 53202 United States
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Watch what happens when the talents of five choreographers from Milwaukee Ballet’s Company fuse with a diverse group of local musicians

Milwaukee Ballet Presents:
MKE Milwaukee Mixed
February 8 – 11, 2018
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Watch what happens when the talents of five choreographers from Milwaukee Ballet’s Company fuse with a diverse group of local musicians. This Made-in-Milwaukee performance is the perfect mix of high octane energy, exhilarating music, and athletic dance.


Garrett Glassman choreographing to new music by Tontine Ensemble

Timothy O’Donnell choreographing to original spoken word poetry by Dasha Kelly, performing live.

Isaac Sharratt choreographing to music by The Vitrolum Republic

Nicole Teague-Howell choreographing to a composition by LUXI

Petr Zahradnícek choreographing to the sounds of the Bonifas Electric Band, featuring Brian Lynch, performing live.


Once per season, Milwaukee Ballet presents a dynamic program of new, contemporary work at the historic Pabst Theater. Bold, evocative, and captivating, this contemporary show highlights the athleticism and artistry of our dancers in the intimacy of the famous Milwaukee venue.


Milwaukee BalletMXE Milwaukee MixedPabst TheaterFebruary 8 - 11, 2018