What's Happening in Milwaukee,

May 20th-28th, 1998


Here is a potpouri of interesting things going on in Milwaukee through the ISDC Period.


Humphrey IMAX Dome Theater (3 blocks west of Hyatt) (414)319-4629
1) "Africa: the Serengeti" - Never before have audiences seen such beauty and drama on the IMAX screen. Giraffes, hippos, lions and an amazing migration of over a million wildebeasts make "Africa: the Serengeti" one of the most colorful and dynamic films ever made.
2) "Everest" - An inspirational and spell-binding film of an international team of climbers who found hope, beatty, and triumph in the wake of tragedy. Welcome to the "Top of the World"!

Milwaukee Public Museum (4 blocks west of Hyatt)
* Special Exhibit "German American Educators"
* Special Exhibit "Dinosaur Families" - Dinosaur eggs and massive bones and skeletons set the stage for learning how 80-million-year-old dinosaurs nested and cared for their young. A highlight of this travelling exhibit is the skeleton of a 23-foot long mother maissaur feeding her 14 babies in a crowded nest. Robotic models bring the dinosaurs to life with moving parts. The life-sized models are based on actual fossils and were prepared in close collaboration with leading paleontologists. (414) 278-2700

Skylight Opera: "Once On This Island"
In the wake of a storm, island villagers comfort a frightened little girl by telling the story of a peasant girl, a rich boy, and impossible love. This contemproary musical blends myth and reality with a Caribbean beat in ninety minutes of non-stop celebration. Skylight Opera Theatre (414) 291-7800 (10 blocks SE of Hyatt)
Cream City Calligrophers
Two and three dimensional designs on unique surfaces including carved rock, painted silk and cut paper. Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum (2 miles NE of Hyatt) (414) 271-3656

East Side Gallery District Walk
"Building community through the arts" - six galleries within walking distance on the historic East Side: (Begin at) Charles Allis Art Museum (414) 278-8295, David Burnett Gallery, The Gallery, Ltd., Leenhouts Gallery, Uihlein-Peters Gallery, and Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum (2 miles NE of Hyatt)

Under the Big Top
The Schoenhut Company was founded by Albert Schoenhut in 1872. He came from a family of wood carvers and toy makers of Wurttemberg, Germany. Mr. Schoenhut created a special hinged joint that allowed his toys and dolls to move in a more "human-like" way. Products were sold in finer stores and by his catalog. The Schoenhut Circus featured all the characters, animals and props featured in Travelling Circus, The exhibit will showcase the Schoenhut Circus from the collection of Bill Zito, and dolls and toys from the collection of Betty and Quentin O'Sullivan. Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion (414) 931-0808 (mile plus west of Hyatt on Wisconsin Ave.)

African-American Sesquicentennial
150 years of African-American contribution: folk dolls, quilts, folk sculptures, turned wood, jewelry and more. Charles Allis Art Museum (414) 278-8295 (2 miles NE of Hyatt)

A Passion for Porcelain: Three Centuries of Meissen Floral Painting
Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University (414) 288-1669 (1 mile WSW of the Hyatt
(Also on campus, a reconstruction of a 15th century French Chapel in which Joan of Arc prayed)

Jim Iserman, Nestor Quinones, Phillippe Parreno
UWM Institute of Visual Arts (414) 229-5070 (3 miles NE of Hyatt)

through May 25
"Spring Rhapsody" Floral show in the show dome Mitchell Park Domes - a triple Biosphere-like preview of space frontier settlements (414) 649-9830

May 20-21
1998 ITEC Expo
Wisconsin's biggest, most-complete information technology expo! Get the lowdown on the latest hardware, software, services and more. Mecca Convention Hall 10 am- 4pm (414) 271-4000 (across street from Hyatt) - Post ISDC NOTE: The Mecca facility was torn down after ISDC and has been replaced by the larger, newer, grander Midwest Express Center

May 20-21
Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Francisco Giants
Milwaukee County Stadium, 3 miles west of Hyatt on I-94 Wednesday 7:05 pm; Thursday 12:05 pm - (414) 345-3000 Post ISDC NOTE: The Milwaukee County Stadium has since been razed and replaced by Miller Park immediately to the SE in the old centerfield parking lot. The new Park has a retractable roof.

May 21-24
Milwaukee Ballet "The Tempest" - Emmy Award-winning production. A visual extravaganza with breathtaking scenery, spectacular special effects and exquisite costumes. Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (2 blocks east of Hyatt), Uihlein Hall: Thurs 7.30 pm; Fri & Sat 8 pm; Sun 1:30 and 7:30 pm. (414) 6432-7677

May 22
Milwaukee Mustangs Arena Football vs. New Jersey Red Dogs
Bradley Center (1 block north of Hyatt) 7:30 pm (414) 272-1555

May 22-25
Wisconsin Arabian Desert Horse Show
See the state's finest Arabian Desert horses. Judging of the majestic Arabians includes a division of ornately costumed riders and ornamented, track. Wiscconsin State Fair Park (414) 266-7000 (5 miles west of Hyatt, I-94 at 84th Street)

May 23
Milwaukee Public Museum - rated # 1 in exhibits in the country (4 blocks west of Hyatt)
Special Exhibit "Illustrated History of Negro Leagues Baseball"

May 26th "Space Day" (Day after ISDC '98)
James Lovell will be here for the official dedication of North Seventh Street as North James Lovell Street.
At James A. Lovell Discovery World Museum (Part of Museum/IMAX complex 3 blocks west of Hyatt)
Coordinated space activities and exhibits.

May 26th
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Milwaukee County Stadium, 3 miles west of Hyatt on I-94 7:05 pm; Thursday 12:05 pm - (414) 345-3000Post ISDC NOTE: The Milwaukee County Stadium has since been razed and replaced by Miller Park immediately to the SE in the old centerfield parking lot. The new Park has a retractable roof.

We hope you enjoy your stay in Milwaukee! Do come again.


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