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#5: Nick Lowe at the Pabst Theater Why? Because he’s a 60-something legend with connections to a rainbow of rock ‘n’ roll history: Elvis Costello (produced his best albums), Johnny Cash (married his stepdaughter). Because he’s not afraid to explore new territory, as his recent turn to embrace the roots, blues and soulful ballads. Because […]

#5: Nick Lowe at the Pabst Theater
Why? Because he’s a 60-something legend with connections to a rainbow of rock ‘n’ roll history: Elvis Costello (produced his best albums), Johnny Cash (married his stepdaughter). Because he’s not afraid to explore new territory, as his recent turn to embrace the roots, blues and soulful ballads. Because he’ll be in a retrospective mood, touring for “Quiet Please…The New Best of Nick Lowe.” And because it’s still not to late to ask, “What’s so funny ‘bout peace, love and understanding.”

#4: Milwaukee Film Festival at various venues

Why? Because it’s still not too late for a cinema binge and the expansion of the festival to the Marcus Ridge Theater this weekend means the movies might be closer than ever. There are programs of kids shorts for all ages. The harrowing Buried on closing night. And don’t forget to come and root for your favorite local filmmaker at The Milwaukee Show, Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Oriental.

#3: The Rose Ensemble at St. Joseph Chapel (1501 S. Layton Blvd.)
Why? Because this vocal/instrumental ensemble has a stop-in-your-tracks sound that should resonate powerfully in this intimate chapel. If you don’t believe me, just listen to this.  The group is joined by Isacco Colombo, who will accompany them on medieval Italian bagpipes and other instruments you probably won’t find on your Garage Band menu.

#2: “Lying” at Danceworks Performance Company

Why? Because guest artist Amii LeGendre isn’t your basic Ivory Tower choreographer. Her “day job” involves organizing lectures and teaching dance in the New York prison system. But her new work is more universal. “Lying” is about the lies everyone tells others, and themselves. And because the always impressive Danceworks Company is the conduit for her ideas.

#1: Reasons to be Pretty at Renaissance Theatreworks

Why? Because Renaissance and playwright Neil LaBute are a match made in heaven. LaBute is a guy, but his provocative plays often jibe with Renaissance’s mission of women-centered theater. The company’s production of LaBute’s Fat Pig in 2008 was a highlight of the, and Susan Fete is back to direct his latest play about beauty and body-image. Carrie Coon and Georgina McKee head the cast.

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