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The Shepherd Express’ Dear Ruthie invites you to enjoy some late-summer fun in Milwaukee, with events of particular interest to the local LGBTQ community. more

Dear Ruthie

Ruthie answers a question from a young reader interested in moving to Milwaukee to pursue a drag career. more

Dear Ruthie

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This week, we go Off the Cuff with Ananda Walker, coleader and fire safety manager of Milwaukee fire performance troupe, Prismatic Flame. more

Off the Cuff

Ruthie celebrates Cinco de Mayo! Exciting upcoming events include May 5 parties at This Is It and UMOS as well as a Coffee Connection event (May 8) and appearances by Dita Von Teese (May 8) and Trixie Mattel (May 9). more

Dear Ruthie

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With Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby falling on the same day, there’s no shortage of events happening at area bars and restaurants that day. more

Eat/Drink

Ruthie advises a reader who wants to get more involved in the LGBTQ community, and reveals her fresh weekly social calendar. more

Dear Ruthie

Art*Bar’s current exhibition, “Art Candy,” includes work by Ari David Rosenthal, John Kowalczyk, Brandon Minga and Cassie Genc; while a sense of vivid color reigns, their styles vary in interesting forms. more

Visual Arts

Ruthie advises a woman whose husband wants to change her retirement plan after many years of successful work-finance negotiation. more

Dear Ruthie

Paul Creswell’s songs reflect on small towns or rural settings and are often ringed with an aura of strangeness or foreshadows of catastrophe. more

Local Music

Geared toward holiday shoppers, Art*Bar’s “Mini: Tiny Art at Tiny Prices” exhibition features small-scale artworks priced no higher than $100. Well-known artists including Fred Bell and Mike Kasun have works on display. more

Visual Arts

Check out these Milwaukee businesses offering specials during the holidays! more

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The steampunk subculture is broadly interpreted artistically and curatorially at Art*Bar’s “Steampunk Junque" exhibit. more

Visual Arts

Young Minnesota poet Georgia Lundeen comes to Art*Bar on Saturday, April 29 to read from her debut collection, spare. Also, on Friday, May 5, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Elizabeth Strout will be featured at the Friends of Milwaukee Publ... more

Books

If you don't have plans to skip the Super Bowl this year—and without the Packers, you'd have good reason—you can head to any number of bars and restaurants in the Milwaukee area. more

Brew City Booze

Dear Ruthie gives advice to the aunt of a young girl struggling with sexual orientation and coming out issues. She also offers a list of LGBT-themed events around Milwaukee taking place Nov. 24-27. more

Dear Ruthie

Ruthie answers a question from a reader who wants his ex back. Exciting upcoming events include an opening reception for the mixed-media art exhibition “All Mixed Up” at Art*Bar, Sept. 9; an LGBTQ Picnic at Jackson Park sponsored by the ... more

Dear Ruthie

Ruthie answers a question from a reader who wants his ex back. Exciting upcoming events include an opening reception for the mixed-media art exhibition “All Mixed Up” at Art*Bar, Sept. 9; an LGBTQ Picnic at Jackson Park sponsored by the ... more

Hear Me Out

Some might say that it is the most unusual time of the year. At Art*Bar, “Fear 12” presents a selection of artists visualizing the uncanny and creepy, keeping in tune with the season. On view through Nov. 10. more

Visual Arts

Milwaukee Artist Resource Network’s exhibit “Visual Music: A MARN Member Exhibition” features dozens of small-scale pieces on the walls of the Art*Bar. more

Visual Arts

Dear Ruthie answers a question from a reader who enjoys wearing his wife’s underwear and plugs exciting events including Alverno College’s Eighth Annual Drag Show on April 17, the 2015 Kickoff Party for Ruthie’s Kennel Club at Art*Bar on Ap... more

Hear Me Out

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