Lee’s “In the Know” This week: C.U.B.A, West Side Story & Bruisers Roller Derby

Each week head concierge, Lee Semke, gives his top picks for events in Milwaukee. Here are this week’s.

1. Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A (Lee’s Pick of the Week!)

April 13, 2012 7:00 p.m. Riverside Theater Tickets are $39.50 to $45. Unique, indescribable & totally mesmerizing! It’s the pulse pounding acoustic guitar virtuosity of Rodrigo Y Gabriela! Rodrigo y Gabriela will be bringing the band C.U.B.A. on the road in order to showcase the thrilling and dynamic hybrid of metal, latin and jazz featured on their new album “Area 52″ in a live setting. It will mark the first time in their careers that Rodrigo y Gabriela have toured and performed with a backing band. Bobby Long is the opening act. http://www.pabsttheater.org/show/rodrigogabriellacuba

2. West Side Story

April 10-15, 2012 Marcus Center for the Performing Arts More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it’s back, and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time. Directed by its two-time Tony® Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents, West Side Story remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.”  http://www.marcuscenter.org/West-Side-Story-Milwaukee-Tickets.html

3. The Naked & Famous

April 13, 2012 7:00 p.m. Turner Hall Ballroom With special guests Vacationer and Now Now. Tickets are $16.  Passive melodicism and aggressive innovation clash in a dazzling blaze of psych/sonic fireworks. http://www.pabsttheater.org/show/thenakedandfamous2012

4. Kohl’s Art Generation Studio

April 10, 2012 10:00 a.m. – April 15, 2012, 4:00 p.m. Milwaukee Art Museum Just in time for spring break, the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio is extending its hours. Children and families can spend their spring break exploring the hands-on studio and creating art together. Entrance is free with museum admission. Kids 12 and under are free! http://mam.org/learn/

5. Death Cab for Cutie

April 15, 2012 7:00 p.m. Riverside Theater Featuring the Magik*Magik Orchestra, with special guest Low. Tickets are $29.50 and $25.50.                   One of the most influential bands in alternative & indie rock of the last decade come to The Riverside for a very special show backed by a full string section with San Francisco’s ‘The Magik*Magik Orchestra’. http://www.pabsttheater.org/show/deathcabforcutie2012

 6. Brewcity Bruisers Roller Derby 

April 14, 2012 6:00 p.m. U.S. Cellular Arena Come watch as the Crazy 8’s, Maiden Milwaukee, the Rushin’ Roulettes, and the Shevil Knevils battle against one another. Tickets are $20. http://www.brewcitybruisers.com/

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