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The Dainty Rogues are a local burlesque group that standsapart from other locals for their frontal approach to nerd culture. After showsthat have incorporated themes of steampunk, Dungeons & Dragons and crimesolving mystery, they set the.. more

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This weekend’sinaugural Pop Con Milwaukee is happening Nov. 5-6 at the Crown Plaza Hotel andConvention Center and offers a chance to meet an eclectic array of guests from differentpockets of pop culture.Guests includeinn.. more

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“Minimalism,” as defined by Joshua Fields Milburn and RyanNicodemus, is about decluttering life. Their book Minimalism describes the authors as best friends who “walked awayfrom their six-figure corporate careers, jettisoned most of their .. more

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Quarters Rock ’n’ Roll Palace, despite its grandiose name, is a corner bar on Center Street in Riverwest. Inside, illuminated on a small stage, is Angelica Ortiz, or as she is known when she performs, Reina Fire more

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Read about Milwaukee's two different comic cons, Fantasticon and Awesome Con. Two events, two different animals. more

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Ping! Ping! Ping ping ping! Flip flip!The back corner of the Uptowner is crowded with a group of about a dozen people gathered around the bar’s three pinball machines. The clicking more

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Founded in 2011 by co-curators Paul Kjelland and Peter Murphy, Night School is a series of panels, lectures and film screenings that focus on activism. Most of the presentations have taken place at the cooperatively more

Off the Cuff

The superheroes are among us. Some patrol the dark streets of our town by night, others deliver toys to needy children by day. Real-life caped crusaders come in many costumes and with many agendas. The phenomenon is the subject of Heroes in... more

Books

In 1903, a year of major revolution in transportation, Henry Ford started his motor company and the Wright Brothers got their first airplane off the ground. That year also saw childhood friends Arthur Davidson and more

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“The first cars will be nosed out here,” Cary Maleu says, gesturing at the street in front of Best Place, located in the historic Pabst Brewery building on Ninth and more

Dining Preview

By the time Jon Phillip sloshed off his plane at Mitchell International, he was blackout drunk. more

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It’s the top of the hour inside Hawkins Clock Center and the store erupts into a symphony of clockwork. There are Swiss melodies and Westminster chimes, gonging sounds, birds chirping and springing from cuckoo clocks, and more

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It was a dark and stormy night as I headed over to Milwaukee’s most beloved spot for mystery genre fans—the now 20-year-old Mystery One Bookstore, 2109 N. Prospect Ave. Inside I found the narrow aisles of books crowded more

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It wasn’t just the outcome of a sporting event that made Chicago a great place to be last weekend. I was in town for other recreation, but it was impossible to miss more

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The Milwaukee Ballet Company Presents Ballet: The Nutcracker at Uihlein Hall from December Ballet: The Nutcracker ,Holiday Guide 2010 more

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If you’re looking for a unique restaurant that’s all about Wisconsin, then be sure to stop at the Brat Stop (12304 75th St., Kenosha). Located a short distance from the Wisconsin/Illinois state border, this bi-level restaurant offers a wide... more

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Off the Cuff interviewed The Rep’s Jonathan Wainwright, who plays Scrooge in this year’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol. more

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Hidden in the secret basement of the Hotel Madrid, Mucha Lucha is a specialty bar focusing on Mexican wrestling, alcohol and snacks. more

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Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Christmas in Babylon gives a lesson in familial love when a blue-collar family clashes with the father’s ex-fiancée of 25 years, now a wealthy self-help guru. more

Theater

Artist Isabel Castro is an artist-in-residence on Cesar Chavez Drive, where she helps foster art in the neighborhood. more

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Carol Zippel, founder of Windfall Theatre, talks about the three shows of their 2018-2019 season. more

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A post-apocalyptic-themed street festival called “Doomsday” is described as “beer, food, vendors, bands and anarchy.” more

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To celebrate this Wisconsin grown horror legacy, Voyageur Book Shop will host a Halloween Eve tribute to Derleth, starring Milwaukee’s David Schweitzer. more

Books

The play moves fast and loud with dysfunctional couple Don and Stoli struggling with rent, substance abuse and existential dread. more

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Performed by the Falls Patio Players, Miss Holmes is a gender-bent screenplay by Christopher M. Walsh, based on characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. more

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We go Off the Cuff with Milwaukee Urban Debate League’s John Tao, a national circuit debater in high school and coach for undergraduate speech and debate programs in law school. more

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Milwaukee Entertainment Group’s Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman is about as ridiculous as the title suggests. Staged as a chaotic radio play, the cast constantly breaks the fourth wall, flummoxed with their own script. more

Theater

The Shepherd Express goes Off the Cuff with the new president of the Pabst Mansion, Pamela Williams-Lime. more

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Lost Valley is a combination tasting room and bottle shop, where you can choose from about 80 cans and bottles that can be enjoyed on site or to go. more

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Milwaukee Opera Theatre’s Doc Danger and the Danger Squad unfolds in the pages of “Breathtaking Tales #17” where we meet some favorite archetypes of the pulp fiction. more

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Located in a small storefront among a strip of businesses in the heart of South Milwaukee, Milwaukee Sausage Company (1200 Milwaukee Ave.) has gained a good reception in the couple of months they’ve been open. more

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Drink Brew City Week will feature local craft brewers, pub crawls and contests that celebrate Milwaukee’s renaissance as America’s city than means beer. more

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The Uncorked Summer Wine Festival will feature wines from around the world to sample, and participants get a complimentary Riedel crystal glass to take home. more

Short Order

Lost Whale, a “cocktail-centric” establishment specializing in “fast craft” drinks. Iron Grate BBQ is the first of a series of seasonal food trucks to take up residency in the space. more

Eat/Drink

Walking through the aisles of Makes Cents Variety Store is a trip backward in time—the shelves will catch your eye with familiar faces if you were a toy consumer in the ’80s, ’90s, or 2000s. more

Off the Cuff

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Capitalizing on a current surge of nostalgia for ’80s video games are Milwaukee area arcade bars, including 1983 Arcade Bar and Up-Down Milwaukee (opening this fall). more

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