Pleasure Thief, Siren, Shle Berry, Tontine Ensemble and others led a night of stunning performances for the festival's 2017 kickoff. more

Apr 28, 2017 9:55 AM Concert Reviews

The shop local mantra shouldn't be limited to just giftboutiques and farmer's markets, but extend to drinking, too. I mean, why not?Wisconsin is rife with distillers, brewers, vintners and cocktail ingredientmakers. So the next time you .. more

Sep 9, 2016 2:03 PM Brew City Booze

Lakefront Brewerypicked up a Good Food Award for thefourth straight year. This year’s winner is Growing Power Farmhouse Pale Ale, aBelgian-style beer made with organic barley and organic hops. The recipe was developed in coll.. more

Jan 27, 2016 3:52 PM Around MKE

Murder-themed burlesque. It kind of sounds like the setting for a murder/mystery dinner theatre show. This time around it’s exactly what it sounds like. Beautiful Disaster: A Night of Murder, Blood & Boobs sounds like a natural mix. Campy mu.. more

Jun 14, 2015 11:00 AM Theater

Itkind of looks like a cross between Halloween and Christmas. The TwistedX-Mas Variety Act Show looks like a fun, little adult evening ofholiday fare that will manifest itself within Club Anything on theevening of Dec. 20.Theshow features the.. more

Nov 25, 2014 9:45 AM Theater

 In some societies, shopping was always autilitarian endeavor, and at the start of the British television series"Mr. Selfridge," it was grim business indeed. According to thisfictionalized version of a true story, the upstart Americ.. more

Mar 14, 2013 12:45 PM I Hate Hollywood

Last night was thefirst OUR Milwaukee listening session, organized by Milwaukee County BoardChair Marina Dimitrijevic and hosted by Supervisor Jason Haas. OUR Milwaukee’sgoal is to get public input on how county government can be reformed so th.. more

Mar 13, 2013 8:48 PM Daily Dose

  There was not any mention of it in Mark Bucher's curtain speech this past weekend. At least, not on Saturday night. His production of The Last Romance will be one of the final show was staged at the Boulevard Theatre. Somewhere in the mix of thi.. more

Feb 27, 2013 2:21 AM Theater

2012 has been a very active year for local restaurants. As the year began, Braise Restaurant was the new place to go. The emphasis is on locally sourced produce and meats, which deserves to be called the Trend of the Year. more

Dec 27, 2012 4:36 PM Dining Preview

Filming for the web-TV show “Mediocracy” began in January and the comedy is slated to continue its run with another webisode this upcoming January. With help from Kickstarter and a great deal of effort from more

Dec 23, 2012 8:59 PM Off the Cuff

As the owner of Soup’s On in the Third Ward for nearly a decade, Mary Krimmer took a lot of requests, often from customers with special dietary needs or ideas for breakfast soups or brussels sprout soups or other creations. more

Nov 19, 2012 8:45 PM Dining Preview

The Charles Allis Art Museum presents “Wisconsin’s Own: Aaron Boyd,” an exhibition sure to delight the eye and the imagination.Boyd, who grew up in Milwaukee and still calls the city home, works from a studio more

Nov 19, 2012 8:21 PM Visual Arts

Compassionate Cake owner Jessica Kelter-Weisnicht admits that vegan bakery has a bad rap. The problem as she sees it is not that most readily available vegan bakery isn’t good—on the contrary, she explains, a lot of it is quite more

Nov 15, 2012 2:52 PM Dining Preview

Each season arrives with its own specialty brews, from the light, crisp pilsners of summer to the heavy, robust stouts and double bocks of winter. Many of these seasonal offerings fall into familiar patterns—every beer drinker can expect th... more

Jun 13, 2012 12:00 AM Dining Preview

“I wanted to put a name on the forward thrust of what we're doing,” Paul Cebar says of his decision to change band names a few years ago. Except for the group he once shared with John Sieger, the R&B Cadets, he had performed under... more

Apr 11, 2012 12:00 AM Local Music

For much of Summerfest's history, local bands were an afterthought. With so many touring acts dominating the schedule, local bands were left to compete for unglamorous day slots, with preference often given to reliable draws like cover band... more

Jun 29, 2011 12:00 AM Music Feature

According to Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja, a "square grouper" was '70s slang for a burlap bag of pot cast overboard by Caribbean smugglers during hot pursuit by the law. The documentary by Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman (out on DVD.. more

Apr 23, 2011 1:23 PM I Hate Hollywood

I was way ahead of the media uproar over the latest airport security procedures that include either zapping passengers with radiation to look under their clothing or feeling them up.I’ve long opposed the rituals of pretend airport security.... more

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM Taking Liberties 2 Comments

Sketch comedy group Broadminded opens Lions and Tigers and . . . Zombies? In a couple of weekends. The sketch comedy group has established itself as being one of the more reliably funny ongoing comedy names in town.This coming Saturday, there a.. more

Nov 2, 2010 7:09 PM Theater