Day Trips

Buddhist Temple Tour of Milwaukee

buddhist

September 28-29, 2018

Price: $99

How do you practice Buddhism? Where is a good meditation center? Who are some Buddhist masters? What style of Buddhism is right for me? What does a Buddhist temple look like? Get answers to your questions on a Buddhist temple tour of Milwaukee. It’s a first-hand introduction to names, places, and faces. We begin on the West side to learn about (and practice) Zen meditation at a Zen center. Next, we examine Nichiren Buddhism at a Japanese Soka Gakkai center. Then we travel to the South side to visit a Theravada Buddhist temple operated by the Lao community. We then investigate a Mahayana temple operated by Vietnamese Buddhists. We may also visit a Vajrayana center to study Tantric Buddhism, a style of Buddhism that is growing in popularity. Along the way we will enjoy fellowship at a fine Asian restaurant while dining on delicious Asian cuisine. If you’ve ever been interested in exploring Buddhist temples, meditation centers, or Zendos near you, now is your chance. There is no pressure to join the religion, only an opportunity to expand your horizons. Learn about the history of Buddhism in Milwaukee. Talk to Buddhist masters. Enjoy insights into enlightenment. Bring a friend and enjoy this day of exploring together!

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Tootsie (Pre-Broadway Showing)

Tootsi

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Price: $269

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, join UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha and Washington County Continuing Education for another soon-to-be hit musical in its Pre-Broadway run, Tootsie, based on the 1982 film. We have secured seats at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace before it heads to the Great White Way. Tootsie is directed by Scott Ellis (She Loves Me, Elephant Man) and features a new score by David Yazbek (The Band's Visit and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), a book by Robert Horn, and choreography by Denis Jones. Tootsie is about a struggling actor who disguises himself as a woman to secure a role on a soap opera, which leads to romantic and hysterical complications. The film featured Dustin Hoffman. Broadway actor Santino Fontana — the voice of Prince Hans in the animated movie Frozen and recent star in Act One at Lincoln Center will take on the Hoffman role. The $269 trip package includes premium seats, lunch at Macy’s Walnut Room, and Coach USA (a.k.a. our University on Wheels).

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Something Rotten Theater Production

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Wednesday, October 16 OR Thursday, October 17, 2018

Price: (Trip is full - Waitlist only - Payment will be admitted when next seat becomes available)

Register for PLAY DATE, UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha and Washington County Continuing Education's new Theater Group. Join your fellow theater lovers for Broadway musicals at Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  Our first adventure is to see the 2015 Broadway sensation Something Rotten. The response to form a theater group has been so amazing, we needed to offer TWO evenings: Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 17. Set in 1595, this hilarious smash hit tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!  New York Magazine says, “With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten is The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” Our evening begins at 6:00 PM in The Green Room, located in the Lower Level of the Marcus Center. We will be treated to a buffet dinner and some background information to help prepare us for the show. Then, a Marcus assistant will escort us to our Orchestra seats and Something Rotten.

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Hamilton: An American Musical

Hamilton

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Price: $324

In the past several years, UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha and Washington County Continuing Education have taken close to nine-hundred lifelong learners from Continuing Education to see Hamilton.  Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new American treasure is based on Ron Chernow’s 2004 biography of the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. It has won 11 Tony Awards, a Grammy, and the Pulitzer Prize for drama. We continue to offer this tour, and it continues to sell out.  Obviously, the word is out. Hamilton is fabulous!! Our $324 package includes front Mezzanine seats at the CIBC Bank Theater, lunch at Rivers Restaurant, and transportation from UWM at Waukesha or College Avenue Park and ride on a comfortable Coach USA bus, aka UWC’s “University on Wheels”. We hope you choose to join us.

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Two Rivers: F.L. Wright and Hamilton Block Print

Still Bend Schwartz House

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Led by Travel Coordinator Vic Passante

Price: $159

UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha and Washington County Continuing Education is proud to feature artist Tony Drehfal on a day trip to Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, and to Still Bend, a Frank Lloyd Wright home in Two Rivers. Tony is internationally recognized as one of the world’s foremost wood engravers. He presently serves on the Wood Engraver's Network leadership team, which is now in the process of partnering with the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum to create a wood engraving exhibit, classroom, and library space within their Two Rivers museum. At the museum, you will receive a guided tour of the world’s largest premier wood type collection.  A tour of Still Bend will round out your experience in Two Rivers. The Bernard Schwartz House is also known as Still Bend or Life Magazine's "Dream House,” since F. L. Wright originally designed the house for the magazine in 1938. The Schwartz House is one of the few Wright homes that allows guests to spend the night. Although you won’t be spending the night there, you will have an opportunity to have lunch in the Still Bend.

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Christmas Around Milwaukee Bakery Tour

Christmas

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Price: $139

Travel around the world and back in Milwaukee on our Christmas Around Milwaukee Bakery Bus Tour! Climb aboard our Coach bus (aka our University on Wheels) as we explore the history of Christmas holiday traditions of the Polish, Germans, Italians, Irish, and more! It is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the holidays with friends while sampling (and if desired, purchasing additional) delicious holiday cookies from a collection of our favorite bakeries in Milwaukee! Along the way, we will visit 4-6 bakeries and enjoy a sit-down authentic German lunch at Mader’s Restaurant. This tour provides lunch, our expert guide, treats and samples, and shopping time! Grab your Santa hat, elf stockings, or your famous Christmas sweater and join us for a day of learning, shopping, and of course…eating! Trip includes transportation, lunch at Maders, all gratuities and fun with new friends!

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Come from Away Theater Production

Come from away

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Tuesday, May 7 OR Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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Register for PLAY DATE, UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha and Washington County Continuing Education's new Theater Group. Join your fellow theater lovers for Broadway musicals at Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  Our second foray is to see Come From Away, the musical which expresses the humanity and generosity of strangers.  The response to form a theater group has been so amazing, we needed to offer TWO evenings: Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Come From Away takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Our evening begins at 6:00 PM in The Green Room, located in the Lower Level of the Marcus Center. We will be treated to a buffet dinner and some background information to help prepare us for the show. Then, a Marcus assistant will escort us to our Orchestra seats and Come From  Away.

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