Oconomowoc Gallery Night
The Downtown Oconomowoc Business Association will sponsor Oconomowoc Spring Gallery Night from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 5. The event features merchant specials, strolling minstrels and live music entertainment in stores, free horse drawn carriage rides and local artisans creating and selling original works of art and crafts. For information, visit downtownoconomowoc.org.
Lake Country Players
The Lake Country Players present “Amateurs” May 5-21. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The show is appropriate for ages 16 and older. Written by Tom Griffin and directed by Jessica Sosnoski, the raucous comedy explores the rambunctious world of “show people,” and the highs and lows of the dramatic business of live theater. For information and tickets, visit lakecountryplayhousewi.org.
Theatre on Main
The new Theatre on Main presents “The Thing About Men” May 5-21. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 4 p.m. The show is a musical comedy with music by Jimmy Roberts and lyrics and book by Joe DiPietro. Based on the 1985 German film “Men” by Doris Dorrie, the plot revolves around a love triangle and shows what men will do to keep their pride and love affairs intact. For information and tickets, visit theatreonmain.org.
Oconomowoc Memorial Auxiliary
The annual Style Show, Luncheon and Raffle, “40 Years of Fashion,” fundraiser for Oconomowoc Memorial Auxiliary will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Golden Mast Inn on Okauchee Lake. The event includes raffles, Gift Box Boutique shopping, luncheon and a style show featuring area establishments. Former news anchor Mike Miller will serve as one of the commentators.
Proceeds from this year’s event are designated for an S2 Ultrasound System for Surgical Services and other worthwhile causes. For information and to make reservations, contact Tammy Fox-Husband, (262) 569-0293 or email@example.com.
PAAC Spring Bling
The Pewaukee Area Arts Council will host its eighth annual Spring Bling luncheon and fashion show, “PAAC in Bloom” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd. in Pewaukee.
This year’s “artistic” fundraising event features art, music, dance, auctions, raffles and more. The annual event provides the resources to promote and encourage the arts in the greater Pewaukee area. For information and tickets, visit pewaukeearts.org.
Chillin' on the Trail
Lake Country Fine Arts School and Gallery, Hartland Lakeside Community Education and the Hartland Business Improvement District will sponsor Chillin’ on the Trail, A Walk of Art from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 12.
Take a stroll through downtown Hartland where various establishments will feature artwork created by local budding artists from Hartland Fine Arts Leadership Academy, North Shore Middle School, Life Entrepreneurial School, Lake Country School, Swallow Elementary School, St. Charles Catholic School and local homeschoolers.
Featured art will include a documentary created by students in Life Entrepreneurial School celebrating Hartland’s 125 years, fused glass tiles depicting trail scenes, paintings, sculptures, drawings and more. For information, visit lakecountryfinearts.com.
Friday Film Series
The Delafield Public Library will host Cult Classic Friday at 9 p.m. May 12. The monthly program shows cult classic films in a fun and interactive way, as well as activities, trivia, and themed snacks. Attendees are invited to dress in costume for a chance to win a prize for best costume. The program is free, limited to adults 18 and older, and registration is required. For the title of the film being shown or to register, visit delafieldlibrary.org.
Delafield Art Walk
The Delafield Chamber Spring Art Walk will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 19, downtown Delafield. There will be original creations from guest artists, live music, free horse drawn carriage rides, shopping and more. For information, visit visitdelafield.org.
Oconomowoc Arts Center
The Armed Forces Day USO Show will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, on the OAC’s Main Stage. The two-act show features “The Accidental Hero,” a multi-media one man show about a WWII American officer who liberates the Czech villages of his grandparents. The true story is written and performed by his grandson, Patrick Dewane. For information, visit accidentalhero.net.
After the play, The Radio Rosies will hit the stage with a musical tribute to the songs of WWII, featuring the nostalgic tunes of jazz, boogie-woogie and swing from the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. For information, visit theradiorosies.com. For information and tickets, visit theoac.net.
Lake Country Orchestra
The Oconomowoc Chamber Orchestra Organization presents the Lake Country Orchestra Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 21, on the Oconomowoc Arts Center Main Stage. The LCO offers players from the Lake Country Area the opportunity to be part of a large community ensemble and performs several concerts each year at the OAC. For information, visit oconchamberorch.org and for tickets, visit theoac.net.
The second annual Run for the Stage 5k Run/3K Walk fundraiser for SummerStage of Delafield will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 27, at Lapham Peak State Park in Delafield. Proceeds go toward helping to improve the outdoor venue. For information, visit summerstageofdelafield.org.