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AIM Cultural Opportunities


Cultural Events for Spring 2016


Artists Series, Forum, and Theatre Productions

AIM Program - Spring 2016

Program participants may request a free ticket to the following performances by calling the AIM office at (715) 836-5800. Please call by noon of the workday prior to the performance. Tickets must be picked up at the SSD/AIM office, Centennial Hall 2106, by 4:30 p.m. by the day of the performance.

Date & Time



Wednesday, February 3,

The Forum: Eric Hipple –Real Men Do Cry

Eric Hipple, former National Football League (NFL) quarterback, has devoted his life to building Awareness and breaking down the stigma surrounding depressive illnesses since his 15-year-old son Jeff's suicide. His book Real Men Do Cry received a publisher Presidential award, and his message of resilience has provided mental fitness awareness to professional groups, military, law enforcement, schools and communities.

Schofield Auditorium

February 9th
7:30 p.m.

Artists Series: Milwaukee Ballet

Milwaukee Ballet's second company is comprised of 20 young artists from all over the world.The will present three new works by esteemed and international choreographers Lee-Wei Chao, Ilya Kozadayev and Petr Zahradnieck.Classical to contemporary, tutus and tights, limbs and leaps –MBII has something for everyone.

Zorn Arena

March 8
7:30 p.m.

Artist Series: Black Oak Ensemble

From Bach to Balkanx, Black Oak is an exciting and eclectic musical journey traveling from the baroque period to the present with arrangements of ethnic tunes and beloved melodies of the past.This unique ensemble blends and contrasts traditional and classical music from a variety of cultures and times, thus, blurring lines between music genres and eras while delivering a captivating sound that thrills the audience.

Gantner Concert Hall of Haas Fine Arts Center

March 2
7:30 p.m.

The Forum: Lawrence Lessig Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress &a Plan to Stop It

A Harvard law professor, takes a clear-eyed look at how institutional corruption in Congress (and in politics in general) would be something on the mind of many voters as they get bombarded with ads from various candidates and groups who support those candidates. He leaves audiences with a call to action, giving ideas for action or hope that all is not lost, but that we (the people) have a say in making it change for the better.

Schofield Auditorium

April 6
7:30 p.m.

The Forum:Reza Aslan Beyond Fundamentalism: Religion, Tolerance and the Modern World

Reza Aslan, is a bestselling author who appears regularly in the media, on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report among other high profile outlets. He is the host of the new CNN spiritual adventure series Believer, where he participates in endurance worship, rituals and rites of passage, to learn about worlds that have been molded by faith and tradition.

Schofield Auditorium

April 14-16, 20-23
7:30 p.m.

April 24, 1:30PM

 Theatre Production:Roustabout: The Great Circus Train Wreck

Resurrecting the stories of unknown circus performers who met their fate when an American military train plowed through a circus train outside of Chicago in 1918, Roustabout is a cheerful eulogy exploring the nature of performance, self, and tragedy--and the conclusion of this 90-minute collage of "historical fiction" is heartrendingly gorgeous.

Riverside Theatre
May 5-7
7:30 p.m.

Theatre Production: DanceWorks 16

Directed by Julie Fox, featuring the department's premier performing group, The Ensemble, this concert showcases original Faculty and Guest Artist works of the 2015-16 performance season. With explosive and evocative dancing and content, this annual venue is an opportunity to explore the rich spectrum of dance in performance----global dance forms, movement theatre, and contemporary concert dance. A year's journey encapsulated in an evening propelled by the power of the movement experience. See you there!

Kjer Theater