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Renaissance Garden Opening | Café Sopra Mare

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June 03, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Please join the Museum and the Friends of Villa Terrace for the official opening of the Renaissance Garden. The Demmer-Neptune Gate will be open for entry at Lincoln Memorial Drive, in addition to the Museum's main entrance on Terrace Avenue. 

The Friends of Villa Terrace have Family Fun planned in the garden from 1 to 5:00 p.m. Artists Working in Education will have children's art. Petals will have face painting and balloons. Children's art teacher will create garden craft with kids. Thea Kovac will demonstrate watercolor techniques for adults. And, Pete’s Pops and Little Sprouts coffee bar will have refreshments.

From 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. compositions from Present Music's Creation Project/Compose Milwaukee will be performed. Professional musicians and students from Ronald Regan IB High School, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, Bradley Tech High School and Villa St. Francis & St. Joseph Academy will perform unique and truly inspirational music written together this past year. 

Sunday also marks the beginning of our weekly summer music series, Café Sopra Mare. See performances each Sunday from June through September in the Villa Terrace's Mercury Courtyard. Music starts at 10:30 AM. Coffee and refreshments available from Roast.

Free Admission

Café Sopra Mare Summer Schedule

June 3 - Milwaukee Hot Club - Vintage Jazz
June 10 - Joseph Di Frances - Classical Guitar
June 17 - Peter Baime & Agusta Brilla - Flamenco Artists
June 24 - Good Vibes Jazz - Vibraphone, Guitar, Drums

July 1 - Gorenc & Di Cristo - Accordion, Bass
July 8 - J Ryan Trio - Blues-Jazz Combo
July 15 - Neal Bardele - Keyboard Artist
July 22 - Myserk - Celtic Ensemble
July 29 - Henzel Kunsmann - Keyboard Artist

August 5 - The Flute Studio Quartet
August 12 - Dale Palecek & Friends - Dulcimer, Mandolin, Guitars
August 19 - Bob Maynard Jazz Quartet
August 26 - Jack Grassel & Garrett Wait - Three Necked Guitar Artists

September 2 - Joseph Magnno - Accordion Master
September 9 - Frogwater - Violin & Guitar Duo
September 16 - Carolyn Wehner - Keyboard Artists
September 23 - Siempre Flamenco Ensemble
September 30 - The Worldwind Jazz Trio