Performing and visual arts events worth seeking out in Milwaukee this week

If you're a fan of the arts, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to artsy events in Milwaukee this week, from stand up comedy at a brewpub to a play about the 1980s economy. 

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Keg Stand Up at Lakefront Brewery

Comedy lovers: Check out this hilarious night at Lakefront Brewery that will combine stand-up comedy and a variety of beers. The Wednesday evening show will feature the best comics from around the area and also fare from a special show-night menu. 

When: Wednesday, February 6, 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Lakefront Brewery, Inc., 1872 N. Commerce St.
Price: $10

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'Mark Twain's River of Song'

This event explores the music and culture of 1800s America on the Mississippi River. From Minnesota to Louisiana, this play shows that the mighty Mississippi carries more than just boats from the north part of the country to the south. Expect a variety of musical numbers. 

When: Wednesday, February 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 E. Wells St.
Price: $45

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'Junk'

In the need of some theatrics? From Pulitzer-prize-winning director Ayad Akhtar, Junk is set in the financial world of the 1980s and inspired by bond kings, magnates, lawyers and journalists. In this play, debt is an asset, and a valuable one. 

When: Saturday, February 9, 4 p.m.
Where: Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 E. Wells St.
Price: $30

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