Ever have one of those Mondays where a bunch of good Milwaukee shows are announced at once? Of course you have, because today is one of those Mondays. Steve Martin and Martin Short at the Riverside! Horseshoes & Hand Gernades at the Miller Caves! “The Mads” from MST3K at the Times! (Okay, that last one isn’t really “just-announced,” but we just found out about it this morning.) Here are those shows and more, with info from their respective press releases.
The Mads from Mystery Science Theater 3000
Friday, November 2 + Saturday, November 3 @ Times Cinema
Two nights! A different film each night! The Mads! Live Movie-Riffing with “TV’s Frank” Conniff and Trace Beaulieu from Mystery Science Theater 3000. Join MST3K‘s Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu at the The Times Cinema in Milwaukee, WI for an evening of fun and laughter as they screen some endearingly bad films and roast them, live-and-in-person, in the same style as their classic TV series. Ticket price includes meet and greet event, photos, and autographs. If this show were rated it would probably be PG-13, but keep in mind it is a live show so anything could happen!
Tickets: $25 for Friday night; $25 for Saturday night
The Found Footage Festival
Saturday, November 24 @ The Back Room @ Colectivo
Hosts Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show With David Letterman) return home for the holidays with a guided tour of their all-time favorite VHS finds. From the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to Goodwill, the Found Footage Festival resurrects these forgotten treasures and serves them up in a lively celebration of all things found.
Tickets: $12 advance / $15 day of show
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
Saturday, December 29 @ Miller Caves; Monday, December 31 @ Pabst Theater
Bluegrass mavericks Horseshoes & Hand Grenades return to the Pabst Theater on New Year’s Eve to ring in 2019! The band has ignited stages since 2013 with their high energy shows alongside everyone from Greensky Bluegrass and Yonder Mountain String Band to Railroad Earth and Merle Haggard. In addition to their New Year’s Eve show at the Pabst Theater, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades will take the stage for an especially unique performance in the legendary Miller Caves on Saturday, December 29. Tickets for the show at the Miller Caves are only available with the purchase of tickets to the New Year’s Eve show at The Pabst Theater—see both shows for only $60! Don’t miss this one of a kind opportunity to see a fantastic live show in the caves where Fredrick Miller first stored his famous Miller beer over 160 years ago. A very limited amount of tickets to the show at the Miller Caves is available.
Tickets: $25 advance / $29.50 day of show; $60 Miller Caves + NYE
Friday, January 25 + Saturday January 26 @ Riverside Theater
Umphrey’s McGee has announced their 2019 Wax On, Wax Off tour, kicking off on January 11th with a double header in Richmond, VA. Umprhey’s McGee will play with special guest The Marcus King Band on Milwaukee’s date. The tour announcement follows Umphrey’s McGee’s surprise 10-track companion album, it’s you. Their most recent single, “Upward” from it’s you quickly became a fan favorite.
Tickets: $32.50 per night in advance / $35 day of show; $60 both nights
Steve Martin and Martin Short
Friday, April 19 @ Riverside Theater
Steve Martin and Martin Short, featuring Jeff Babko, will perform at the Riverside Theater. In “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t,” the comedy legends present new material in a variety of musical sketches and conversations about their iconic careers, most memorable encounters, and of course, their legendary lives in show-business. The tour also features renowned pianist and Jimmy Kimmel Live band member Jeff Babko.
Tickets: $75.50 – $250