Through Nov. 24
Racine Art Museum’s Wustum Museum
Since 1979, the Racine Art Museum has been sponsoring a statewide photography competition and displaying the winners’ work at its Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts. Swing by and see 110 pieces by 52 of our state’s best photographers.
For three decades, the WBHS has chronicled Wisconsin’s African-American history. Tonight, it’s inviting the city to its Center Street museum to share stories, showcase its latest exhibits and honor its founding director, Clayborn Benson III.
Nov. 15-Dec. 9
Next Act Theatre
This musical comedy tells the story of Mary, a young actress who spots her fiancée kissing another woman at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Susie Duecker stars in this one-woman play, with the Doherty Sisters and Jack Forbes Wilson providing musical accompaniment.
City Hall, Pere Marquette Park
For 104 years, the city has celebrated the start of the holiday season with a tree-lighting ceremony. As Mayor Tom Barrett lights the tree, at 5:29 p.m., hundreds of thousands of holiday lights around the city flare to life too, and revelers are encouraged to wander over to Pere Marquette Park to admire them while sipping cocoa and listening to live music.
Milwaukee Art Museum
Looking for a new way to celebrate Thanksgiving? Head over to the MAM’s feast tonight to get your fill of food (much of it inspired by traditional Native American cuisine) and drink. Then you can waddle over to the galleries – the popular mid-century modern design exhibit, “Serious Play,” is still on view.
Nov. 23-Dec. 26
When the horrible Herdman siblings – all six of them – are cast in their church’s annual Christmas pageant, the rest of the congregation panics. But the director thinks she can help them understand the meaning of the season in time for the performance.
Nearly 30 years have passed since Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park premiered, and the film still looks and sounds great – especially when it’s being projected onto a giant screen and members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra are playing its memorable score live.
Mitchell Park Domes
Dozens of Milwaukee makers and retailers come together each year – under the gleaming glass Domes – to put together a holiday market that highlights local products. CityTins, Orchard Street Apparel and Tippecanoe Herbs were just a few of the 60-plus merchants that participated last year