Join Waukesha resident Brien Lee and his blog, Sir Fido, as they explore the city and report on the interesting things they find.
Email Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sadly, some things are soon coming to an end. Did you have a good summer? I had a good time working and playing hard. I'm ready for yet another wet fall and long, cold, dark winter. Change is good.
One of the best reasons for looking forward to the weekend, the eight free outdoor stages of Freeman Friday Night Live, ends for the season with this coming Friday the 30th. Some businesses will continue live entertainment indoors, but it's just not the same. FFNL was blessed with good weather most of the summer. Street closing went a long way to bring more people downtown, especially families with young children.
Waukesha Civic Theater's Smoke on the Mountain also ends it's run next weekend. I've been waiting a long time for a production like this and thoroughly enjoyed it. The ticket price may be a turn-off to some - I paid $19.00 to get in - a little high, but worth every cent. In encouraging everyone to see this who would like to, I'm ready to let you in on a well-kept secret. For years the Civic Theater has opened one performance in a production's run for anyone to "pay-what-you-can". It certainly helps those without a lot of money maintain a certain sense of culture and dignity. If you are one of the above mentioned then this Saturday, Oct. 1st, at 2:00 is your opportunity to pay only what you can afford and catch a great musical before it's gone. Of course, seating is limited to what is left at showtime, but there's really not a bad seat in the house.