Welcome back from spring break! This is The Gallery Deck: your weekly guide to off-campus activities in and around Mequon.
Plant-itary Orbit at the Mitchell Park Domes
The Domes are a horticultural conservatory located in Milwaukee. Each dome features different flora and fauna from a different biosphere. This week you can enjoy a collection of trains and mini spaceships in the Floral Show Dome. Six hundred feet of train tracks loop around the floral displays. Wednesdays are free sticker days!
The Mitchell Park Domes are open from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on weekends. Student tickets are $6.00 with ID. You can find more information to help you plan your visit here.
Seven Guitars at Milwaukee Rep
The Milwaukee Rep presents August Wilson’s Seven Guitars. Set in 1940’s Pittsburgh, the play follows the death of overnight music sensation Floyd Barton as he and his friends tackle the fragility of dreams, what it means to be a man, and the nature of death. The play is one of many of Wilson’s plays about African American spirit and culture in 20th-century Pennsylvania.
This week tickets are available Tuesday, March 21st, through Sunday, March 26th. Prices start at $15.00. You can find showtimes and purchase tickets here.
Watch Kandy Gibson, the Cedarburg Cultural Center’s Artist-in-Residence for the month, demonstrate her pottery work on March 22nd and 23rd between 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. You can see a sample gallery of her work here.
Concerts at Anodyne Coffee
Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. is offering a concert on Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00 P.M. The lineup includes Paul Smith & Andy Jehly, a multi-instrumentalist duo with a passion for music history and a variety of genres; Eccentric Acoustic, a strings trio that features swing, blues, country, and contemporary folk music; and The Farwell Kings, a band promising both originals and covers from alt-country, Americana, retro-pop, and rock genres. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. Doors open at 6:00 P.M.
The company is also hosting Fox & Branch. This folk duo loves to create communal atmospheres and provide opportunities for entertainment, education, and engagement to audiences of all ages, and has done so at various festivals across North America and the U.K. Enjoy a cup of coffee alongside this free concert on Sunday, March 26th at 11:00 A.M.
Throwback Movie Matinee
The Frank L. Weyenberg Library showcases a classic film on the last Saturday of every month. This Saturday at 10:00 A.M. you can catch the 1960’s action romance Bonnie and Clyde in the Tolzman Community Room.
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—Mikayla Amack is an editor, webmaster, and writer for The Beacon, the official student newspaper of Concordia University Wisconsin. She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in mass communication, enjoys theater and music, and plans to graduate in 2023.