Events coming up of interest to WiG readers:
Sept. 6, Thursday
Jazz in the Park presents Random Walk at 6 p.m. in Cathedral Square Park, 825 N. Jefferson.
“Michelle Grabner: The Inova Survey,” features a selection of paintings, prints, sculpture and video spanning the career of UWM alumna Michelle Grabner through Sept. 23 at Inova/Kenilworth, 2155 N. Prospect.
Directed by Mark Clements, “Assassins,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, runs through Oct. 7 in the Quadracci Powerhouse at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 E. Wells. Call 414-224-9490.
American Players Theatre, 5950 Golf Course Road in Spring Green, presents “In Acting Shakespeare,” playwright and APT company member Jim DeVita’s adaptation of Sir Ian McKellen’s 1987 one-man show, through Oct. 4. Call 608-588-2361.
Sept. 7, Friday
The Pabst, 144 E. Wells, presents comedian and PBS’ “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me” panelist Paula Poundstone at 6:30 p.m. Call 414-286-3663.
Phantom Cicada Theater presents the irreverent and controversial comedy “The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged)” through Sept. 9 at Next Act Theatre, 255 S. Water.
Sept. 8, Saturday
Milwaukee’s Marcus Center for the Performing Arts welcomes “Get the Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin” at 8 p.m. in Uihlein Hall. Call 414-273-2787.
Legendary Minneapolis band The Suburbs plays the Majestic, 115 King in Madison, at 8 p.m. Call 608-251-2582.
Sept. 10, Monday
Eric Simonson’s “Lombardi” runs through Oct. 14 at Peninsula Players Theatre, 4351 Peninsula Players Road in Fish Creek. Call 920-868-3287.
Sept. 11, Tuesday
“Cheeseheads, The Musical,” a “modern day dairy-tale with a lotto heart,” runs through Oct. 14 at Door Community Auditorium, 3926 Hwy. 42 in Fish Creek. Call 920-868-2728.
Sept. 12, Wednesday
“Gutenberg! The Musical!” runs through Oct. 14 in the Stackner Cabaret at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 E. Wells. Call 414-224-9490.
Sept. 13, Thursday
ComedySportz, 420 S. First, hosts Renaissance Theaterworks’ 20th season with a shindig beginning at 7 p.m. Visit r-t-w.com for more info.
Sept. 14, Friday
The Riverside, 116 W. Wisconsin, presents the always-topical comedian Lewis Black, at 7 p.m. Call 414-286-3663.
A 7 p.m. premiere party at Turner Hall Ballroom celebrates the launch of Cream City Soundcheck, a video series documenting the experience of national touring acts in Milwaukee. Performing bands will include Kane Place Record Club, The Fatty Acids and R.A.S. Movement, featuring American Idol finalist and UWM dance alum Naima Adedapo. Admission is free.
Sept. 15, Saturday
Miltown Kings kick off a ninth season at the Miramar Theater, 2844 N. Oakland, with an over-18 show titled “Arrgh We’re Glad You Came” at 9 p.m. There’s a reduced cover charge for those in their best pirate/nautical gear.
Veteran’s Memorial Park, 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, hosts Rock the Green, “the second annual not-for-profit, near-zero waste music festival,” with a lineup including Third Eye Blind, Metric, Switchfoot, Imagine Dragons, Atlas Genius and Morning Parade. Visit rockthegreen.com for more info.
Seventh annual Global Union, a free festival of world music and culture, features Panorama Jazz Band at 12:30 p.m., MC Rai at 2 p.m., Rana Santa Cruz at 3:30 p.m. and Swedish hip hop/ swing band Movits! at 5 p.m. in Humboldt Park, 3000 S. Howell in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood – rain or shine.
Sept. 16, Sunday
In support of their musical collaboration “Love This Giant,” David Byrne and St. Vincent perform at The Riverside, 116 W. Wisconsin, at 7 p.m. Call 414-286-3663.
Sept. 17, Monday
A staged reading of “More Losers” by Milwaukee-based playwright James Fletcher is presented at 7:30 p.m. by Milwaukee Chamber Theatre as part of its Montgomery Davis Play Development Series in the Skylight Bar & Bistro at Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway. Call 414-291-7800.
Sept. 18, Tuesday
Built To Spill plays the High Noon Saloon, 701A E. Washington in Madison, at 8 p.m. Call 608-268-1122. The
Sept. 19, Wednesday
Boulevard Theatre, 2252 S. Kinnickinnic, presents the Milwaukee premiere of “Life (X) Three” by playwright Yasmina Reza (“God of Carnage” and “Art”) through Oct. 14. Call 414-744-5747 or visit www.boulevardtheatre.com.
The Jesus and Mary Chain bring their brand of feedback rock to the Majestic, 115 King in Madison. Call 608-251-2582.
Sept. 20, Thursday
American Players Theatre, 5950 Golf Course Road in Spring Green, continues its production of “In Acting Shakespeare,” playwright and APT company member Jim DeVita’s adaptation of Sir Ian McKellen’s 1987 one-man show, through Oct. 4.