Cultural happenings and athletic adventures. Our picks for April's best events.
Florentine After Dark
➸ April 1-2
The Florentine’s current crop of studio artists – soprano Ariana Douglas, mezzo-soprano Katherine Fili, tenor Thomas Leighton and baritone Leroy Davis – will perform cabaret classics at the opera’s Wayne and Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center.
Mamiffer, Jon Mueller
➸ April 3
Both acts deal in richly layered soundscapes that will make for one fascinating night of aural exploration at Cactus Club.
➸ April 7
The mustachioed “Parks and Rec” actor will drop by the Riverside to discuss his latest book, Gumption, which retells familiar stories of his favorite historical and pop culture figures and explains why they’re so dear to him.
➸ April 15
Thirty Milwaukee artists have been busy creating 30, six-inch mini-masterpieces each, all of which will be unveiled at Var Gallery in time for Gallery Night.
Wisconsin Alpaca & Fiber Fest
➸ April 23-24
That’s right. More than 300 of these fluffy beasts will be present and accounted for at the Washington County Fairgrounds, along with fiber artists and instructors who will teach you to knit.
➸ April 26-May 22
David Alan Anderson, a Lunt Fontanne Fellow, stars as Troy in the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s performance of August Wilson’s Fences – the story of an African American former baseball player trying to make a life for himself and his family in an industrial post-war city.
Bucks vs Orlando Magic ◆ April 1
We’re in it for the cereal bowl giveaway.
Brewers vs San Francisco Giants ◆ April 4
The home opener presents the best opportunity to dust off your mini grill.
The Professional Bull Riders BlueDEF Tour ◆ April 9
Study the art of riding animals.
BrewCity Bruisers Bout #4 ◆ April 23
Your second-to-last opportunity of the season to see the four women’s roller derby teams face off.