In the Know with the InterContinental Milwaukee – Oct. 10 – 16

Here’s Lee’s top five recommendations for the week of October 10 – 16, 2011.

1. Lombardi at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater starting Oct. 11, 2011 7:30 p.m. The legendary coach comes home to Wisconsin in this post-Broadway regional premiere production. Although football’s Super Bowl trophy is named for him, few know the real story of Lombardi the man – his inspirations, his passions and his ability to drive people to achieve more than they ever thought possible. Exploring his relationship with his wife, Marie, and three of his legendary players – Paul Hornung, Jim Taylor and Dave Robinson – this family-friendly tribute takes you into the life and times of one of America’s most inspirational and mercurial personalities.

2. Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt at the Milwaukee Public Museum running Oct. 14, 2011 – April 29, 2012.  The world of Cleopatra VII, lost to the sea and sand for nearly 2,000 years, surfaces in Milwaukee on its third stop in the exhibition’s world tour. “Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt” features nearly 150 artifacts from Cleopatra’s time and helps visitors experience the present-day search for the elusive queen, which extends from the sands of Egypt to the depths of the Bay of Aboukir near Alexandria.

3. The Smashing Pumpkins on Oct. 13, 2011 7:00 p.m. at the Riverside Theater with special guests Fancy Space People and Light FM. Tickets are $45.

4. Madeleine Peyroux on Oct. 13, 2011 8:00 p.m. at the The Pabst Theater featuring special guest Nellie McKay. Tickets are $29.50.

5. Building a Masterpiece: Santiago Calatrava and the Milwaukee Art Museum running October 2011 – Jan. 1, 2012 at the Milwaukee Art MuseumDesigned by world-famous architect Santiago Calatrava, the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Quadracci Pavilion was the Spaniard’s first commission in the United States. Now, as the visionary structure celebrates its 10th anniversary, the museum presents a special exhibition to highlight the construction of the entirely custom-made project – a testament to Milwaukee’s tradition of precision manufacturing and craftsmanship.

Now is your chance to be “In the Know.” Be sure to follow the InterContinental Blog to find out what Lee recommends each week.

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