Marquette University's Department of Performing Arts beguiles audiences with uplifting main-stage performances. Extracted from the mind of Sally Nemeth, Holy Days sheds light on a tale of a close-knit, grief-stricken family from Kansas. Haunted by the aftermath of the Great Depression, Nemeth's characters hold fast to their ruptured farm while neighbors and friends flee for more prosperous lives as traveling game-show contestants. An all-student design team infuses Holy Days with a heavy dose of creativity, infusing the intimate 226-seat Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre with an engaging sense of time and place.
An all-female, amateur, flat-track roller-derby league, the Brewcity Bruisers' mobile mayhem has dazzled audiences and has been digitally immortalized in the Nintendo Wii game Jam City Rollergirls. Take in a sensory assault of devastating checks and merciless puns in the bout between the Shevil Knevils and Maiden Milwaukee, where respective captains Anita Bier and Moby Nipps throw elbows against Bionika and Betty Clobber in a grudge match. Then stay for the second bout, where captains Blue Siren and Rhoda Ruin lead the Rushin' Rollettes to bang wheelie-spurs with Servin' Justice, Pabsty Cline, and Sharkira's Crazy Eights.
The Maids, a nationally prevalent company, sends uniformed cleaning technicians to homes in teams of four to prettify soiled surfaces with environmentally amenable cleaning supplies. Adopting a 22-step cleaning process, clutter busters attack 22 areas of the home with keen attention to detail, cleaning the kitchen sink, hand washing the floor, emptying all trash cans, and tickling furniture with feather dusters. Cleaners enlist the aid of state-of-the-art backpack vacuums with HEPA filtration systems to eradicate allergens. Paul Grant, The Maids of Milwaukee’s owner, disseminated expert strategies for cleaning on Fox 6 news and overcame the urge to wave or sign to his friends. To maintain the confidence of clients, The Maids prescreens all employees and staffs a team leader for each cleaning job to ensure efficiency.
Mammoth Comics offers an extensive selection of obscure comics as well as current titles from publishers such as Top Cow, Wizard, DC Comics, and Marvel. Snag back issues ($2.50 each, or five for $10) or uncover a hidden gem to complete your neighbor’s Pineapple Man collection. Although Mammoth focuses mostly on comics, they also stock posters, cards, and action figures and statues for mild-mannered shelves. Mammoth's helpful, informed staff will also special-order more-obscure comics still in print, as well as offer recommendations.
The platinum wash comes with a pre-soak wash, the extensive triple-foam treatment, a high-pressure rinsing, and a thorough blow-dry. It also includes an underbody wash to cleanse the car's ticklish belly, plus a cherry wax that leaves your car spotless, shimmering, and ready for a midnight cruise in the hallways of your old high school. Each customer receives a personalized sticker that is automatically read by a machine, eliminating the need to fuss with leaving the car. Once the wash's domesticated terminators scan the barcode, simply drive into the wash for a quick four- to five-minute auto-bath. If any problems arise, a responsive human staff member will be on hand to help you and your bucket of soon-to-be-clean bolts get through the process.