Pabst Theater


Ahead of his Pabst Theater show, David Cross discusses comedy, Donald Trump and bass fishing. more

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The sonically omnivorous Australian psych-rock band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard offered a sampling of the astounding five full-length albums they released last year. more

Concert Reviews



This week, we look at a musical tribute to the legendary Judy Garland at Sunset Playhouse, as well as two classical music concerts by Frankly Music and the Festival City Symphony. more

Performing Arts Weekly

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

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

Dear Ruthie


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Ahead of his Pabst Theater show, Steve Earle talks about the album that reshaped his career. more

Music Feature

The coming week includes the Concord Chamber Orchestra’s concert, “Gods and Heroes,” the Venezuelan Afro-Soul quartet Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo visiting Latino Arts and the Festival City Symphony’s concert, “Passion, Beauty and Light.” more

Classical Music

They Might Be Giants didn’t skimp on old fan favorites Friday night at the Pabst, but their new material was a treat, too. more

Concert Reviews

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Lighting sage every so often to set the mood, Nightmares on Wax turned the Pabst Theater stage into a living room. more

Concert Reviews


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The talented international company-in-training called MBII will perform a showcase on Saturday afternoon featuring new works made for them by international choreographers Kathryn Posin and Mimmo Miccolis. more


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In the midst of a stage crowded with as many as 16 performers, George Clinton sang, directed traffic, clowned and took it all in like the Orson Welles of funk. more

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The Festival City Symphony honors “Saints and Heroes,” the Concord Chamber Orchestra’s season sampler concert offers “People Power,” and the Fine Arts Quartet’s 55-year run of Milwaukee concerts comes to a grand finale. more

Classical Music

For two ecstatic hours, Hancock and his intergenerational compatriots blended jazz, R&B, funk and hip-hop into an experience that was as unclassifiable as it was triumphant. more

Concert Reviews


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The Milwaukee Paranormal Conference goes hunting for bigfoot, as Bay View puts its own spin on the traditional harvest festival. more

This Week in Milwaukee

Angel Olsen’s return to the Pabst Theater was a magnificent upgrade from her last show at the venue at year ago. more

Concert Reviews

On Saturday, Sept. 30, atheist crusaders Mythicist Milwaukee will amass its fourth annual Mythinformation Conference at the historic Pabst Theater. more

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“Mystery Science Theater 3000" is now embarking on their first ever tour, where they will stop at the Pabst Theater for a two-show run on Saturday, July 15. We caught up with creator Joel Hodgson, and talked about creating the show for a... more

Off the Cuff

The ‘Mockingbird’ Lands First Stage and Autism Society riff on Harper Lee By John Jahn  Dutch American author Kathryn Erskine won 2010’s National Book Award for Yo,Performing Arts Weekly more

Performing Arts Weekly

Bess Wohl’s American Hero opens at the Soulstice Theatre on Jan. 27 and runs through Feb. 11; the Festival City Symphony continues its season by “Going for Baroque” at The Pabst Theater on Jan. 29; Momentum, with Milwaukee Ballet II danc... more

Performing Arts Weekly