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Planning Pride

PrideFest Milwaukee is selling tickets for the June 10-–12 LGBT Pride festival taking place at Henry Maier Festival Park on the lakefront. Single-day tickets purchased before May 10 cost $13. At the gate, tickets cost $17. For more info, go to pridefest.com.

Drag for Pride

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee presents the UWM Drag Show Feb. 27 at the Milwaukee Theatre. Performer tips at the performance — billed as the largest drag show in the Midwest — benefit Project Q, the youth program at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, and also Pathfinders Milwaukee. The event is free but the UW-M LGBT Resource Center will accept donations at the door, which opens at 6 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. show. For more, email Milwaukee Pride at

For Feingold

The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and the Sierra Club endorsed Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin. In a joint announcement, the groups cited Feingold’s commitment to combating climate change, support for clean energy investment and record as an environmentalist. The Democrat is running to unseat Republican Ron Johnson. “Russ Feingold is the Sierra Club’s choice for Senate because we know he will work to protect our environment for Wisconsin families,” said Bill Davis, director of the Sierra Club/John Muir chapter. For more, go to lcv.org.

Lunch reservations

Women’s Leadership luncheons presented by the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce take place March 22 in Madison and March 23 in Milwaukee. Tonya Atkinson, vice president for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and a volunteer for many LGBT efforts, is the keynote speaker at both events. For more, go to www.wislgbtchamber.com.

Running into 20

Front Runners Milwaukee, an affiliate of Frontrunners International, is celebrating 20 years. Since 1996, runners have met at the east end of North Avenue for Saturday morning runs and walks, followed by breakfast. For more information about the primarily LGBT group, go to www.frontrunnersmke.com.

Death scene protocol

Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore of Milwaukee — working with leaders at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Safe States Alliance, the Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin and other groups — drafted a bill to create national guidelines for investigations and autopsies after the death of an infant or child, or a stillbirth. “I find it shameful that America’s infant mortality rate rivals that of many developing countries,” Moore said. For more about the proposed Reducing Unexpected Deaths in Infant and Children Act, go to gwenmoore.house.gov.

College costs conversation

Milwaukee Area Technical College president Vicki Martin talks about a plan to offer free college educations to eligible students. She’ll present the plan at 12:15 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Marquette’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.

Arriving author

On March 1, Boswell Book Company welcomes Loung Ung, author of First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, as part of a highly anticipated program at the University School of Milwaukee’s Virginia Henes Young Theatre. Ung is the spokeswoman for Campaign for a Landmine-Free World. Angelina Jolie recently went to Cambodia to begin work on a film adaptation of Ung’s memoir. For more on author events, go to boswellbooks.com.

Banking for Bernie

Volunteers are gathering to staff phone banks for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. One phone bank will be 6–9 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the DPMC office, 900 S. Fifth St., Milwaukee. 

Networking and nourishment

North Shore Presbyterian Church, 4048 N. Bartlett Ave., Shorewood, is the site of the annual Grassroots North Shore Winter Chili Warmup that takes place at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 28. Attendees can expect to hear from political candidates and vote for GNS leadership. For more, go to grassrootsnorthshore.com.

Economic uncertainty

John Nichols speaks about “Automation, Globalization and a Jobless Future?” at the Siena Retreat Center, 5635 Erie St., Racine, at 6:30 p.m. March 1. For more, go to milwaukeedems.org.

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