Tickets & Events in Milwaukee

Chris Botti at Riverside Theater on December 4 at 8 p.m. (Up to 57% Off)

Chris Botti

Riverside Theater

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Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer serenades audiences with romantic pop, smooth jazz, and classical instrumentals

$58.57 $25

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Big Band Holidays with Jazz at Lincoln Center at Uihlein Hall Marcus Center on December 1 (Up to 41% Off)

Big Band Holidays With Jazz At Lincoln Center

Uihlein Hall Marcus Center

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Wynton Marsalis’s ensemble, Jazz at Lincoln Center, celebrates the holidays with vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant

$75.80 $45

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Cirque du Soleil's “Varekai” at BMO Harris Bradley Center on December 18–21 (Up to 37% Off)

Cirque du Soleil's “Varekai”

BMO Harris Bradley Center

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A wounded hero wanders a magic forest populated by aerialists, acrobats, dancers, contortionists, jugglers, and clowns in surreal costumes

$42.75 $30

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Milwaukee Repertory Theater's "A Christmas Carol" at Pabst Theater on December 2–16 (Up to 45% Off)

"A Christmas Carol"

Pabst Theater

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The Milwaukee Rep celebrates a holiday tradition for the 39th year running by bringing Charles Dickens’s classic morality tale to life

$35 $20

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South Shore Premium Wine Tasting at Ubeer Gastropub on Sunday, December 7 (Up to 35% Off)

South Shore Premium Wine Tasting

Ubeer Gastropub

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Wine tasting event showcases rare selections from the world’s major wine regions

$48 $31

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Mistletoe Market Craft and Art Fair for 2, 4, or 6 from Craft Productions, Inc (Up to 50% Off)

Craft Productions, Inc

Waukesha Expo Center

Shoppers peruse 80 booths with plenty of handmade wares, crafts, and artworks available for purchase just in time for the holidays

$6 $4

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The Dancing Horses Theatre Show with Backstage Pass Through January 11 (Up to 52% Off)

The Dancing Horses Theatre

Delavan

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Equestrians and various horse breeds do a Vegas-style performance; backstage pass includes horse-training info and equine meet-and-greets

$37.50 $18

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Rockin' the Holidays with Felix Cavaliere's Rascals at Genesee Theatre on Saturday, December 6 (Up to 49% Off)

Rockin' the Holidays with Felix Cavaliere's Rascals

Genesee Theatre

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Voice of The Rascals, behind hits such as “Groovin’” and “Good Lovin’,” lends his tenor to holiday favorites with help from a local choir

$62.25 $32

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Two-Hour Movie-Screen Video Gaming Session at Buffalo Grove Theater (52% Off)

Buffalo Grove Theater

Buffalo Grove IL

Bring up to 20 friends to play Xbox, Nintendo Wii, or PlayStation games on one of the theater’s movie screens

$120 $58

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Rembrandt Chamber Players: "Holiday Baroque" on Sunday, December 7, at 3 p.m. (Up to 46% Off)

Rembrandt Chamber Players: "Holiday Baroque"

Alice Millar Chapel at Northwestern University

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A holiday tradition continues before the stained glass of Alice Millar Chapel, with a cheerful program including Bach and Vivaldi

$35 $19

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Tournament Dinner & Show for a Child or Adult with Optional VIP Package at Medieval Times in Schaumburg (Up to 44% Off)

Medieval Times

Medieval Times

Ironclad knights joust atop horses and battle with swords while viewers feast on a four-course meal; VIP package with DVD and banner

$43.79 $29

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Going to the movie theater should be more enjoyable than watching a movie at home??a concept that Rosebud Theater has down pat. Cinephiles regain the sparkle in their eyes as they enter the historic venue, which originally opened as The Tosa Theatre in 1931 and was recently modernized to have great views and stellar sound. Unlike cramped multiplex theaters, Rosebud houses one solitary, comfortably spaced theater, where visitors won?t have to worry about hearing explosions from the monster-truck movie next door or accidently walking into the wrong monster-truck movie.

In addition to typical movie snacks such as popcorn, candy, and soda, the Rosebud sports a full menu of appetizers, sandwiches, quesadillas, and pizza, as well as a full bar stocked with wine, cocktails, and microbrews??all of which are delivered to patrons during featured presentations. Rather than standard chairs, the theater is furnished with cushy loveseats with room for 180 movie lovers to savor first-run Hollywood hits without wrestling strangers over armrests.

5906 W Vliet St.
Milwaukee,
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At The ComedySportz Theatre, audience suggestions keep an all-ages, family-friendly and fast-paced vortex of scenes, games, and songs spinning in competitive shows that pit two improv teams against each other. Inside the intimate, 149-seat theater, spontaneity rules as a referee moderates the all-ages-appropriate hilarity pitched between the Chicago Bosses and The Evanston Express. At the end of each comedic duel, the points and audience votes are tallied to determine the winning team, sentencing the losers to feed the doves that live inside the winners' top hats.

The ComedySportz Training Center's seasoned instructors also teach six-week courses in the art of improvised hilarity and the essential virtues of spontaneity, risk taking, and engagement with the moment. Through scene work, ComedySportz games, and short- and long-form improv, students learn to keep audiences roaring in order to jump-start a career or become a more affable bank robber.

420 S 1st St
Milwaukee,
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In 1947, on New York City's Park Avenue, the first Fred Astaire Dance Studio—cofounded by the eponymous toe tapper himself—opened its doors to the public. More than six decades later, now boasting schools across North America, the dancing institution still adheres to the legendary Mr. Astaire's curriculum and instruction techniques.

Specializing in social ballroom and competitive dances, the schools' current consortium of professional instructors shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through dance lessons that span from classic ballroom and foxtrot romps to the modern steps of salsa, swing, or mambo. In addition to classes, the studio hosts social practice parties where up to 40 students hone newly acquired rug-cutting capabilities. As foot-charming music blares from the speakers, instructors work to cultivate a lively social setting where each guest can dance, mingle, and surgically correct their second left foot without fear of embarrassment.

323 North Milwaukee Street
Milwaukee,
WI
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As vaudeville heaved its last breaths in the late 1920s, RKO's Riverside Theater opened in 1928 and served as a performance hall for just a few years before Warner Brothers took it over to screen their films. Decades of neglect followed, reaching a nadir in 1966 when a carelessly tossed cigarette butt incinerated the proscenium's drapery, prompting the cash-conscious owners to replace the opulent teal velour with workmanlike duvetyn. A slated demolition in 1982 nearly replaced the theater with a shopping mall before a coalition of citizens convinced philanthropist Joseph Zilber to save the space. In the subsequent renovations, craftsmen installed plush red drapery, overhauled the obsolete lighting, and repainted the faded French Baroque gilding of the auditorium, restoring the elegant space to its former glory and inspiring it to get back out on the theater dating scene.

1040 N 4th St.
Milwaukee,
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First Stage recently celebrated its 26th anniversary as a children's theater, producing professional productions and developing new plays. It has hosted 40 world premieres and worked with renowned artists and authors including Stephen Schwartz and Cornelia Funke.

Through its theater academy and education program, First Stage aims to inspire a love of learning amongst young people with active teaching tools and a curriculum that emphasizes imagination. The theater-in-education programs reach roughly 20,000 students every year through theater residencies and in-classroom workshops such as the Bully Ban workshop, which teaches students how to respect one another and prevent harassment through improvisational exercises. Schools can also partner with First Stage to bring the arts into their facilities with field trips, workshops, and arts-integrated teaching.

325 W Walnut St
Milwaukee,
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Karma Bar & Grill feels more like a stylish friend's man-cave than a typical sports bar. Upstairs amid the tangy aroma of buffalo wings and the clink of beer glasses, clusters of friends gather around 72-inch TVs, eyes locked onto the game du jour. Downstairs, the Sutra Lounge eases post-victory comedowns with candlelight and sectional sofas, where visitors enjoy cocktails and almond-crusted duck tenders. Located on the site of the former John Ernst Café, Karma has restored the building's crafted stone and hand-carved woodwork, preserved the fireplace, and replaced the springs on the many, many trapdoors. Servers keep the atmosphere inviting as they deliver pitchers of beer, hefty burgers, and plates of six-cheese macaroni.

600 East Ogden Avenue
Milwaukee,
WI
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