Here are Lee Semke’s choices for premier events happening in Milwaukee. Lee is the InterContinental’s head concierge and picks several events to highlight each week.
April 3-May 6, 2012 Milwaukee Repertory Theater
One of Shakespeare’s most tragic heroes squares off against literature’s greatest villain in a visceral, sexy, hard-driving story of
intrigue, betrayal and vengeance, as Iago leads Othello to the edge of jealous madness by sewing seeds of doubt about his wife’s fidelity. Culminating in one of Shakespeare’s most powerfully dramatic scenes, this classic revenge tragedy comes to life in a modern and edgy adaptation set in the world of motorcycle gangs. http://www.milwaukeerep.com/season/othello.html
2. Brewer’s Opening Day
April 6, 2012 3:10 p.m. Miller Park Come cheer on the Brew Crew as they begin their 2012 season playing the Cardinals.
3. Giada de Laurentiis
April 6, 2012 7:00 p.m. Riverside Theater The renowned chef, author and Food Network personality will share her favorite tips. Each ticket includes an autographed copy of Giada’s new book Weeknights. http://www.pabsttheater.org/show/giadadelaurentiis
4. Shrek the Musical
April 6-8, 2012 Milwaukee Theater
Based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, Shrek the Musical brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. Part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone! Tickets start at $33 with discounts available and can be purchased online. http://www.shrekthemusicalontour.com/
5. GUSTER & Jeff Garlin
April 7, 2012 7:00 p.m. Pabst Theater A special night of music and comedy. Jeff Garlin has been featured on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “WALL-E,” and “Arrested Development.” Guster will be performing a rare acoustic set. http://www.pabsttheater.org/show/gustergarlin
5. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Charlotte Bobcats
April 6, 2012 7:30 p.m. Bradley Center
Come cheer on the Bucks as they go up against the Bobcats.
6. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Portland Trail Blazers
April 7, 2012 7:30 p.m. Bradley Center
Cheer on the Bucks as the take on the Portland Trail Blazers and make a push for the playoffs! http://www.bradleycenter.com/events/all