- Sunday, Dec. 25 The Salvation Army will partner with 1290 WMCS Radio to host the 22nd Annual Christmas Family Feast at the Frontier Airlines Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The feast is a Milwaukee tradition where thousands of people are served a Christmas meal. This year’s Christmas Family Feast menu will consist of ham, turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, yams, green beans, dinner rolls, an assortment of deserts and beverages. Guests will receive complimentary gifts while supplies last. Last year 8,986 individuals were served dinner on Christmas Day during the feast.
- Saturday, Jan. 14 First Stage Children’s Theatre Steps Series presents Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus., a performance based on the books by Mo Willems, at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut St. This interactive theater experience is part of First Stage’s First Steps Series, designed to introduce children ages 3 to 6 to live theater in an engaging and lively environment. The show will run through Sunday, Feb. 5. Tickets can be purchased for $10 online at www.firststage.org or by phone at the First Stage Box Office at 414-267-2961.
- Friday, Jan. 6 through Feb. 26 The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts will open an exhibit featuring the work of Dean Valadez entitled “Our Plastic Visage and the Rainbow Machine Complex. The Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. An open reception will take place on Friday, January 27, from 6:30 to 8 pm. RSVP by calling (262) 781-9520 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and write “dean” in the subject line. Valadez uses an imagery that feels much like a deconstruction of space and matter. Using acrylic, paper collage, and printing, Valadez creates futuristic, mechanical worlds in his works. Valadez’s earlier work draws inspiration from George Orwell’s book 1984 and focuses on the ways in which technology shapes our experience.
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