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Hitting the Marq: Fall Break Five

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Here at Marquee, we’re definitely thankful Fall Break is finally upon us. But we were sad not to have an issue next week to tell you about all the exciting events coming up next week.

And then we remembered Hitting the Marq.

So, we rallied, scoured our calendars, and came up with our “Fall Break Five,” the five events we wish we had an issue to cover.

LGBT Film Festival

Presented by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts, Wisconsin’s only LGBT film festival is celebrating its 23rd season next weekend. The fest kicks off Thursday, Oct. 21 with “Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls” at the Oriental Theatre, 2230 N. Farwell Ave., and closes Sunday, Oct. 24 with “Children of God” at the UW-Milwaukee Union Theatre, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

All showings besides opening night are at the Union Theatre. Tickets for “Topp Twins” are $15 general admission and $10 for students and seniors, while all other shows are $9 general admission and $7 for students and seniors.

Dr. Dog

This psychedelic indie rock band, hailing from Philadelphia, is returning to Milwaukee on Friday, Oct. 22 at Turner Hall Ballroom. If this show is half as good as the band’s performance there last year, concertgoers will be in for a night to remember. To prep, we recommend listening to latest album, 2010’s “Shame Shame” or ever-popular 2008 release “Fate.”

Here We Go Magic will open the show. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15.

LCD Soundsystem

If Dr. Dog doesn’t sound like quite your cup of tea, then try instead LCD Soundsystem at the Rave with Hot Chip Friday, Oct. 22. This New York-based group’s sound has been categorized as dance-punk, funk and disco house music, and is a key ingredient in any recipe for a good time. The band is on tour promoting its third album, “This is Happening,” released earlier this year, which made it to the Billboard Top 10 and includes the popular single “Drunk Girls.”

Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $27.

“Around the World in 80 Days”

Off the Wall Theatre, 127 E. Wells St., will open its 11th season with “Around the World in 80 Days,” running Oct. 20 to Nov. 7. This quirky musical comedy tells the story of Phileas Fogg, who bets he can circumnavigate the globe in 80 days, and the private detective Fix who vows to stop him. The adventure is even more “off the wall” than the theater’s usual fare — you have to go to two different parts for the complete performance. Each show may be viewed separately on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday evenings, or you can opt to see the entire production on Saturdays or Sundays with the first performance at 4 p.m. and the second at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $30 for entrance to both parts of the show.

Bo Burnham

That’s right, goofy 20-year-old YouTube sensation Bo “Fo Sho” Burnham is coming to Turner Hall Ballroom Sunday, Oct. 24. We know you can always look him up on the Internet, but why do that when you can see his hilarious musical comedy live and on stage? This is the perfect ticket to help you relax one last time before classes start up on Monday.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $24.50.

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