May 21 to June 3, 2017

 

Ongoing

As You Like It, directed by Emily Morrison Weeks, is Madison Shakespeare Company’s first full-length comedy. The production features Early Renaissance-period costuming by Raven Albrecht of Ravenworks and original compositions by musician Tom Kastle. The show runs June 2–June 11 at the Edgewood College Amphitheater, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are available for a suggested contribution of $15 at the door. Advance seating is also available via the MSC website. madisonshakespeare.org

RedLine Milwaukee brings Native American artist Gregg Deal to the gallery for an exhibition, Existence as Protest. Deal, based in Colorado, is a member of the Paiute Tribe of Pyramid Lake. He’s an artist-activist and much of his work deals with Indigenous identity and pop culture — touching on race relations, historical consideration and stereotype. The exhibit runs through June 10 at RedLine Milwaukee, 1422 N. Fourth St. in Milwaukee. Gallery hours are Thursdays 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m.–3 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Admission is free. 414-491-9088 or redlinemilwaukee.com (See related story)

Carlos Hermosilla Álvarez and Colin Matthes: Echoing Concerns features the work of two artists working in distant eras, but toward similar goals of drawing attention to societal injustices they witness every day. The exhibition runs through June 25 at the Charles Allis Art Museum, 1801 N. Prospect Ave. in Milwaukee. Museum admission is $7 for adults; $5 for seniors (62+), military and students; and free for members and children 12 and under. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 1–5 p.m. 414-278-8295 or charlesallis.org

Kambui Olujimi is a Brooklyn-based, multidisciplinary artist who “questions the assumptions underlying our understanding of the world around us.” Olujimi’s solo exhibition Kambui Olujimi: Zulu Time pays attention to contemporary race relations and associated power disparities through two-dimensional and sculptural work. The exhibition runs through Aug. 13 at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art State Street Gallery, 227 State St. in Madison. Hours at the MMoCA are Tuesdays through Thursdays noon–5 p.m.; Fridays noon–8 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; and Sundays noon–5 p.m. Admission is free. Olujimi will also discuss his work on June 2 at 6:30 p.m., in conjunction with the opening for the exhibition. 608-257-0158 or mmoca.org (See related story)

Racine Art Museum presents The Box Project: Uncommon Threads, showcasing commissioned works by 36 fiber artists. Though many of them usually work on a large scale, they were challenged for this show to create an original piece within the confines of a small box. The exhibition runs May 21–Aug. 27 at the Racine Art Museum, 441 Main St. in Racine. Museum gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday noon–5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for seniors (62+) and students; and free for children under 12 and RAM members. 262-638-8300 or ramart.org.

May 21 to May 28

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra celebrates Edo de Waart’s eighth and final season as the orchestra’s music director. His final Madison performance with the MSO takes place May 21 at 2:30 p.m. at Shannon Hall at the Wisconsin Union Theater, 800 Langdon St., and will feature principal cellist Susan Babini on the cello. Tickets are $25 to $49. 608-265-3000 or union.wisc.edu

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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

WMYX (99.1 FM) presents The Mix Spring Fling with violinist, dancer and performance artist Lindsey Stirling, with special guest Broods. The performance takes place May 25 at 7 p.m. at The Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee. Tickets range from $29.50 to $65. Stirling has become “one of the 21st century’s most innovative stars by clinging to her groundbreaking vision of cinematic violin-driven electronic music.” 414-286-3663 or pabsttheater.org.

From the producers of Fire Ball Masquerade comes Geekesque Burlesque 3esque, taking place May 27 at 9 p.m. at the High Noon Saloon, 701A E. Washington Ave. in Madison. Tickets are $15. Star Trek, Star Wars, superheroes, science, etc., will all be represented at the third Geekesque Burlesque. 608-268-1122 or high-noon.com

Dancing with the StarsDerek and Julianne Hough bring their Move – Beyond – Live on Tour show to The Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee, May 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $47.50 to $85. The pair will perform salsa, ballroom, hip-hop, tap and everything in-between in an all-new production. 414-286-3663 or pabsttheater.org

With a career spanning more than 60 years, Tony Bennett has had worldwide record sales in the millions, dozens of platinum and gold albums, and 18 Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The veteran entertainer brings his show to The Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $55 to $125, with $1 from each ticket being donated to Exploring the Arts, Inc. 414-286-3663 or pabsttheater.org

May 29 to June 3

Snow White is reimagined as both dream and nightmare in Michael Pink’s dance drama Mirror Mirror. This famous story of good and evil, dark and light, and lust and love is told through “evocative sets, couture costumes and Philip Feeney’s striking score.” The Milwaukee Ballet production plays at Uihlein Hall at Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. in Milwaukee June 1–3 at 7:30 p.m. and June 4 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets range from $34 to $106. 414-273-7206 or marcuscenter.org

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The Milwaukee Ballet production Mirror, Mirror.

The Bonfire Music & Arts Festival is a three-day festival featuring more than 20 bands, including Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Charlie Parr, The People Brothers Band, Chicago Farmer, Frogleg and more. The festival runs June 1–3 at Driftless Music Gardens, 20265 Pine Ave. Road in Hillsboro, Wisconsin. Day passes are $40 and full weekend tickets are $90. RV and camping passes are also available. 608-571-3443 or driftlessmusicgardens.com

Co-hosts Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson bring their hit Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast to life through games, audience participation, rants, stories, stand-up comedy, and never before seen video in Guys We F@#ked: The Experience. The event comes to The Pabst Theater (lower level), 144 E. Wells St. in Milwaukee, June 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. 414-286-3663 or pabsttheater.org

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Diana Krall

Described as “the most exciting music in jazz today” by Wall Street Journal, saxophonist Steve Lehman joins the Present Music ensemble for the last concert of its 2016–17 season, BOUNDARIES, part chamber concert, part nightclub, and part musical chemistry lab.” The shows take place June 2 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., with entertainment in between by 88Nine’s DJ Jordan Lee, at Wherehouse, 818 S. Water St. in Milwaukee. Tickets are $15 to $35. 414-271-0711 or presentmusic.org

Diana Krall is the only artist to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. The jazz pianist and singer has won five Grammy Awards and eight Juno Awards — and has nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall appears June 3 at 8 p.m. at Overture Hall at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St. in Madison. Tickets are $59.50 to $125. 608-258-4141 or overturecenter.org

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