Out on the Town

  • Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie — Jan. 18

    After fifteen years in Death Cab for Cutie, Ben Gibbard released his debut solo album, Former Lives, in 2012, and a collaborative studio album, One Fast Move or I'm Gone, with Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt's Jay Farrar, in 2009. This special solo show features music spanning Gibbard’s career with Death Cab and The Postal Service, solo material, and more. 8 p.m. on Jan. 18 at The Pabst Theater in .... Read More
  • ‘Season 8. The Queens’ — Jan. 19

    SEASON 8. THE QUEENS features contestants from season eight of RuPaul's Drag Race performing live on stage. Hosted by season-eight winner Bob the Drag Queen, the show also includes Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Chi Chi DeVayne, Thorgy Thor and Acid Betty. The performance is at the Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St. in Milwaukee, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $50 with limited VIP tickets also availabl.... Read More
  • MJ LIVE: Michael Jackson Tribute Concert — Jan. 20

      MJ LIVE is a Michael Jackson tribute show featuring a full theatrical stage production with powerful sound, lighting, visual effects, team of dancers and live band, taking audiences back to when the King of Pop ruled the charts. Rotating impersonators including Justin Dean, Jalles Franca and Tony Kouns perform as MJ. In addition to Michael Jackson’s solo hits, MJ LIVE also includes.... Read More
  • Art Garfunkel — Jan. 20

    Iconic singer Art Garfunkel brings his In Close-Up tour to Milwaukee.  The show encompasses his solo hits, Simon & Garfunkel songs, cuts from his favorite songwriters — including Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman and George Gershwin — and parts of his forthcoming autobiography. Guitarist Tab Laven accompanies Garfunkel. (See article for more information) 8 p.m. on Jan. 20 at The Pabst Theater.... Read More
  • Yonder Mountain String Band — Jan. 21

    Yonder Mountain String Band has always been more than a bluegrass band, with a sound touching on everything from reggae to rock, and even the occasional Ozzy Osbourne or Frank Zappa cover. The band explores harmonic and melodic territory away from the song’s basic structure, with healthy doses of jamming, working through a completely different set list every night and keeping the crowd dancing. .... Read More
  • The Wailers — Jan. 21

    The world’s premier reggae group performing Bob Marley’s music, The Wailers have played to an estimated 24 million people across the globe, performing an average of 200 dates a year. Today’s line-up combines old school know-how with lead vocals from some of Jamaica’s most exciting new singers. The band performs varied sets from the extensive Wailers discography. Recalcitrant, Spare Change .... Read More
  • Well-Known Strangers — Jan. 21

    Southeast Wisconsin-based Well-Known Strangers is an alternative rock/pop act featuring cellist and singer Betsy Ade, a past Wisconsin Area Music Industry winner for Female Vocalist of the Year. The group has appeared at Summerfest and was also a finalist for Radio Milwaukee Music Awards’ Video of the Year for its track “Splinter.” The show celebrates the band’s new release Aligned. 8:3.... Read More
  • Village Playhouse presents ‘Facing the Finding: A Mirror in Three Acts’ — Jan. 13 to 21

    Village Playhouse presents Facing the Finding: A Mirror in Three Acts, running Jan. 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Inspiration Studios, 1500 S. 73rd St. in West Allis. The show deals with the idea that change will come only when we turn the mirror around and face the darkness, bias and fear in ourselves. Admission is available for a minimum donation of $10 per ticket. (See article for more inf.... Read More
  • ‘Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience’ — Jan. 21

    Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience makes its Milwaukee debut Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St., in Milwaukee. The multi-media event features host Mark Rodgers and an assemblage of movies, 3D-animations of machines and inventions, and images of codices, artwork, paintings and sculptures. Tickets are $25 to $45. 414-286-3663 or pabsttheater.org.... Read More
  • ‘WHAT A JOKE’ Comedy Fest — Jan. 21

    In response to Donald Trump’s repeated threats against civil rights, comedians in over 20 cities are coordinating shows to raise money for the American Civil Liberties Union on Inauguration Day weekend. The WHAT A JOKE Comedy Fest is being organized and produced by New York comedians Jenn Welch (New York Comedy Festival) and Emily Winter (writer for TV Land, Fusion TV). The tour takes place simu.... Read More