Saturday, March 2, 2013
The reception is at the library from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 3.
The public is invited to recognize and celebrate artwork created by Greenfield students at a reception in the Greenfield Library Community Room on Sunday, March 3, from 1-3 p.m. There will be a "make and take" project sponsored by the Milwaukee Art Museum and Kohl’s Family Fun, as well as light refreshments. The students' art will be on display throughout March in the library Community Room, Children’s Library, lobby display case, and on the second floor mezzanine area of the Greenfield Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave. Artwork on display in the library Community Room will be available for viewing Tuesdays from 3-8:30 p.m. (except March 26) and all day Fridays and Saturdays (except March 16). For library hours, visit the Greenfield Library …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Patch has a new movie reviewer, Brett Martin. This week he's reviewing "Snitch."
The Rock turns into a Snitch in his latest film about what a father would do to save his son. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson plays a father whose estranged son is framed on a drug-dealing charge in "Snitch." With his son facing a hefty sentence, The Rock pleads with the U.S. Attorney (played by Susan Sarandon). He soon learns that the only way to get his time reduced is to help them find a bigger fish in the drug world. As you might guess, The Rock does just about anything to save his son. You'll be surprised to know that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson does more acting and less action in this movie. Nice try Rock...but the film seeks to make a statement about the futility of the war on drugs, only to take a back seat to its thriller elements. It's …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Handicapping the awards is a favorite of movie buffs; this year, there is a Milwaukee-area interest in one of the nominees.
A Wauwatosa native produced one of the nine films nominated for Best Picture at the 85th Academy Awards, which are Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on WISN (Channel 12). After winning awards at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, Michael Raisler's "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is in cinema’s most elite fraternity, along with: Which one will win? Which one should win? Tell us about your favorite — or one you think may have been snubbed — by voting in our poll and commenting below.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Check out the 85th annual Academy Awards on ABC affiliate WISN (Channel 12). A Wisconsin native is in the running for the Best Picture.
The Oscars, red carpet, fashion, celebrities and most importantly, movies — it all takes place on Sunday, Feb. 24. WISN (Channel 12) will air the 85th annual Academy Awards at 7:30 p.m. The network's red carpet coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. in select markets. After winning awards at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" — produced by a Wauwatosa native — is in the running for the biggest prize of all: an Academy Award for Best Picture. Michael Raisler's "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is one of nine nominees. The movie received three other Oscar nominations on Thursday: Best Director (Benh Zeitlin), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Quvenzhané Wallis) and Best Adapted Screenplay (for Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar). …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Artist deadline to be part of the second phase of the Waukesha GuitarTown project is 5 p.m. Feb. 21.
Do you want to design a 10-foot-tall fiberglass Gibson Guitar that will be seen by thousands in downtown Waukesha? The Waukesha GuitarTown public arts project kicked off in downtown Waukesha in June 2012. Gibson Guitars agreed to a second phase, and the GuitarTown steering committee is seeking artist designs from throughout southeastern Wisconsin. The deadline has been extended to 5 p.m. Feb. 21 for the project that is to be unveiled in June 2013. In addition to the giant fiberglass guitars, regular-sized playable guitars will be placed throughout the downtown area. You can check out some of the guitars from last summer’s GuitarTown events from the Waukesha GuitarTown’s Flickr account. The following information was provided by Norm Bruce …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
If you want them to just go away quietly, we probably have listed them in our poll. Vote or add a name we haven't thought of in the comments section.
Pop culture fame can arrive in a flash. For some, it lasts decades; others see it expire in Andy Warhol’s proverbial 15 minutes. Many of the iconic names in pop culture from 2012 will be long forgotten by the end of 2013. Who are you most rooting for to land in the “Where Are The Now?” file? You can’t watch a commercial during a football game this season without an appearance by Pitbull, whose fame appears entirely attached to appearing in commercials during NFL games. That still exceeds the fame of Kim Kardashian, which appears tied to … well … something. The contest for Biggest Earworm of 2012 is almost a dead heat between “Call Me Maybe” from Carly Rae Jepsen and “Gangam Style” from Psy. Last on our list is Honey Boo Boo, the “Toddlers …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Greenfield Library’s winter story time theme is 'Flights of Fancy.'
Greenfield Library’s winter story time theme is Flights of Fancy. Join library storyteller, Mr. Mark, as he tells stories about flight, creatures that fly, and stories about flight that will send your imagination soaring! Winter story time runs from Jan. 7 to Feb. 28 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 4 p.m. Registration for story time begins on Wednesday, Dec. 26. Register online at www.greenfieldlibrary.org or at the library reference desk. Story time is held in the Story Corner of the Children’s Library and caregivers stay with the children during the program. For more information, call the Library at (414) 321-9595 X104.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The next big blockbuster of the season is appearing in theaters around Greenfield soon with midnight showings. Advance ticket sales are happening now.
You remember "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, right? Well, it's time now for that other giant epic of middle Earth, the latest blockbuster movie coming for the holiday season: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" opens Dec. 13 and it's not too soon to figure out where you'll watch. South Shore Cinema in nearby Oak Creek has a midnight showing planned, including for the 3D version of the film. Regular showtimes start Friday, Dec. 14, and multiple times are available to movie-goers. Tickets for the midnight showings are available now by connecting through The Hobbit's official site or through the websites for Marcus or Cinemark. According to IMDB.com, the movie traces the story of "a curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, (who) journeys to the Lonely…
Artist Catherine Lottes tells Patch how the project evolved over the last 18 months and explains what people will see and experience now.
The Kopp’s Meditation Garden, when completed, will include 8,000 pounds worth of beautiful glass art pieces in the shape of eight large cubes that will appear to be floating off the ground. And while 8,000 pounds is quite a bit, it’s a far cry from the massive amount that would have been needed for a design approved by owner Karl Kopp back in April 2011. That plan called for 8-foot diameter culvert tubes separated by large glass disks. Local artist Catherine Lottes estimated those disks would have required 100 tons of glass—or approximately 200,000 pounds! “And that would have been quite expensive to make, transport and install,” Lottes said. Lottes’s initial instinct, she said, was to “dematerialize” the project, making it more …
Friday, December 7, 2012
General admission tickets go up $1 in 2013, Summerfest announced this week. But do you pay for tickets at all?
Ticket prices will go up $1 for general admission entry in 2013 to Summerfest — but who really pays for Summerfest admission anymore? There are numerous ways to get into “The Big Gig” for free. In 2012, each day had a freebie deal except for July 4, which had a buy-one-get-one opportunity. For most, you have to enter between noon and 3 p.m. A few standing deals also were available. The Blood Center of Wisconsin offered a free ticket for a blood donation; the ticket was good any time. Kapco made general admission tickets for children available. And of course the festival itself gave away 45,000 tickets to opening day, a promotion that temporarily crashed that web page. Despite those freebies, Summerfest 2012 attendance was down 8 percent …