*Now through Sunday, Jan. 13, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater is presenting “Sense and Sensibility” onstage based on the novel by Jane Austen. The plot features two very different sisters working to move past family tragedy and navigate true love. The play is being performed at the Quadracci Powerhouse, located at 108 E. Wells St. in Milwaukee. Tickets range from $10 to $65. For more information about show times or to purchase tickets, visit www.milwaukeerep.com.
*Thursday, Jan. 3, Target Free First Thursday will grant free admission to visitors at the Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. in Milwaukee. Admission is free from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the first Thursday of each month, courtesy of Target. For more information, visit http://mam.org/calendar/events/.
*Thursday, Jan. 3, the Milwaukee Admirals will take on the Chicago Wolves at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St. in Milwaukee. The game begins at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.milwaukeeadmirals.com.
*Tuesday, Jan. 8, the Milwaukee Public Museum will host its January Lunch & Lecture Series focused on “The Rise of Ye Rovers: the Example of the Whydah.” The event will feature a lecture related to the museum’s new exhibit “Real Pirates” presented by Al Muchka, collection manager/history at the museum. Muchka will discuss pirate life and crews living aboard ships like the Whydah. The lecture is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. in Gromme Lecture Hall on the first floor of the museum, 800 W. Wells St. in Milwaukee. A buffet lunch will be held in the Garden Gallery at 12:30 p.m. Tickets for both the lecture and lunch cost $19 for members and $24 for nonmembers. Attending the lecture only is free for members and costs $5 for nonmembers. Registration is required and can be coordinated by calling 414-278-2728. For more information, visit www.mpm.edu/events/lunchlecture/.
*Thursday, Jan. 10, the Institute of Real Estate Management Milwaukee Chapter will host the 21st annual Forecast Breakfast focused on anticipated trends in the real estate market during 2013. The event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Mark Eppli, an address from Gov. Scott Walker, and input from real estate experts Dan Jessup, Bruce Westling, Peter Ginn and Barry Mandel. The breakfast will be held at the Italian Conference Center, located at 631 E. Chicago in Milwaukee, from 6:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Cost is $65 per person in advance, $75 per person at the door, $500 for a reserved table of 10, and $650 for a reserved table after Jan. 5. For more information or to register, visit www.iremwi.com.
*Friday, Jan. 11, Arté, a wine and painting studio, will celebrate its first anniversary with a wine tasting, appetizers, special drink offerings and discounts on the Paint Bar. The party will run from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Arté, located at 7511 Harwood Ave. in Wauwatosa. For more information about the studio, visit www.artewineandpaint.com.
*Tuesday, Jan. 15, Waukesha County Business Alliance will host its monthly “Networking After 5” event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to give area business professionals an opportunity to learn about each other’s products, services and business operations. The event will be held at the Business Alliance’s new office (a floor above its previous office space) located at 2717 N. Grandview Blvd., Suite 300, in Waukesha. Cost is $15 for Business Alliance members and $30 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit www.waukesha.org/.
*Friday, Jan. 18, BizTimes Media will present its annual Economic Trends Breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St. in Milwaukee. The event will feature a panel discussion on industry forecasts for the year ahead in energy, health care, manufacturing, economics and technology. The event will also include breakout sessions covering topics like Obamacare, tax planning strategies and asset protection. Cost is $60 for individuals and $600 for a corporate table of 10. For more information, visit www.biztimes.com/trends.