By Livia Peterson
Milwaukee is always bustling, but offers a lot to do in its exciting arts scene.
Milwaukee Film and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin collaborated to present the inaugural Minority Health Film Festival at the Oriental Theatre (2230 North Farwell Avenue in the Upper East Side) this weekend. Next Saturday, the Oriental Theatre will celebrate artist Mary Nohl, featuring live music performance by Marielle Allschwang and The Visitations accompanied with a film.
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is ushering in an exciting era with the new music director Ken-David Masur this weekend. The season opener Masur Takes The Reins will perform at the Marcus Performing Center’s Uihlein Hall. The Saint Kate Arts Hotel will host the dinner and reception on this Saturday.
The Milwaukee Repertory Theater is currently performing 2 Pianos, 4 Hands in the Stackner Cabaret, followed by West Side Story in the Quadracci Powerhouse and The Niceties in the Stiemke Studio. The Skylight Music Theater’s Oklahoma and Milwaukee Chamber Theater’s Fires in the Mirror are opening this month as well. Dear Evan Hansen touring company is performing at the Marcus Performing Center's Uihlein Hall, as performances commence on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 and conclude on Sunday, September 29, 2019.
The Milwaukee Art Museum’s Portrait of Milwaukee (on view in the Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts through Sunday, March 1, 2020), the Harley Davidson Museum’s Building A Milwaukee Icon: Harley Davidson’s Juneau Avenue Factory (on view through Sunday, September 6, 2020), and the Milwaukee School of Engineering Grohmann Museum’s Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee (on view through Sunday, December 22, 2019) collaborated to present Milwaukee Made exhibits, featuring and reflecting upon the city’s history, as the 2020 Democratic National Convention is around the corner.
The Milwaukee Art Museum’s Nares: Moves is currently on view in the Baker/Rowland Galleries through Sunday, October 6, 2019. Be sure to check out Robert Indiana’s The American LOVE on the East End patio.