Cultural events give children hands-on ways to learn about the world, and they can be used to supplement traditional education. Here are few events happening in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas:
Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music
Jan. 24-April 20
The talented faculty of local Milwaukee musicians have come together to offer instruction in instrumental Irish traditional music to students of all ages. Private lessons, group classes, and workshops are offered for Irish music students of varying ability levels
Black History Month
Feb. 1- Feb. 28
Create art projects based on African-American artists’ work all month in the Artist’s Studio. Visit the Museum on February 21 at 11 a.m. or on February 24 at 2 p.m. to enjoy a special interactive story time celebrating important contributions from a variety of well-known African Americans.
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25 and 26
Internationally acclaimed soprano Katarína Vovková has been invited to the United States by Shorewood based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization IAFED to perform “Casta Diva”, a recital of famous opera arias from La Traviata, Aida, Il Trovatore, Tosca and more.
Saturday, March 12
Vibha Vibe is a multi-cultural event with dances, musical and theatrical performances from all over the world performed by local artists.
D/iva featuring Iva Bittová
Saturday, March 19
The Present Music Ensemble will perform with Iva Bittová (www.ivabittova.com), a Czech singer, violinist and composer with irresistible charm, original use of voice, and fondness of melodies that sit on the border of avant-garde and folk music.
Cantos de las Americas
Friday, March 25
Dozens of children from the Greater Milwaukee Metropolitan Area showcase the splendor of dances and traditions embedded in their cultural heritage and meticulously choreographed by teachers, parents, and school administrators. The concert features students performing songs and dances from the Caribbean, Africa, South America, Mexico, and Europe, in addition to the Hmong, Laotian and Native American cultures.