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All events at Three Lakes Center for the Arts, unless other wise stated


August – November 2014

Willy Porter
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Willy Porter

“Indie with an Edge”

Fri. Aug.22 8:00 P.M.




Mequon, WI born Willy Porter has been touring since 1990 when he released his first album – and the contemporary rock musician’s popularity hasn’t stopped soaring since!
This dazzling fingerstyle guitarist, graduate of UW-Eau Claire, is also an accomplished song writer and onstage improv story teller. He has toured with Sting, Paul Simon, Jeff Beck and more. Porter has  produced many rich, lyrical, moody albums, the latest being “Cheeseburgers and Gasoline.”
Porter on live performances: “You’re in the room with all the people who have come to hear the music. That’s the only thing you can’t replace with technology. I think it’s really a sacred relationship.”

All Tickets ~ $15 advance/ $20 at the door


Affair of the Arts Ball ~ “Hooray for Hollywood” @ The Reiter Center
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm – 11:45 pm


Featuring the John Greiner Little Big Band


at the Reiter Center 5:30PM to ????


This year we are holding the Ball a week earlier, so mark your calendar now so there’s no confusion.
You won’t want to miss this one!
Here is your chance to enjoy the glitz and glamor of tinsel town without leaving familiar surroundings. The Reiter Center will be transformed and you can imagine yourself at Elton John’s Academy Award viewing party or the Vanity Fair annual bash.

Once again the John Greiner “Little Big Band” from Wausau will bring sophistication and panache to the evening.
A grand variety of fabulous auction items will again be available to tantalize and entice!
The heart of a dinner/dance is the food and this year’s menu will not disappoint and promises to make your mouth water and your taste buds tingle! “Jillian’s Catering” created the feast last year and will surely outdo herself this September.
There is no dress code. Wear cocktail clothes or pretend you’re up for an Oscar. Be comfortable and relaxed or go all out and shock everyone with your own designer look!
This is TLCFA’s biggest fund raiser of the year and we want you to have a ball!

Sponsored in part by

Tickets $75.00 each


Mike Mercury, Comedian
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

“Mike Mercury”
Comedian, Writer, “Darn Good Kisser!” September 20 7;30 p.m.

Eight year old Mike Mercury found out he was funny and never stopped. A Wisconsin boy from Madison,
Mercury now plays all across the country, entertaining at everything from small town fire department parties to annual awards banquets and Fortune Five Hundred company galas.
He began doing comedy professionally at the world renowned Comedy Store in Los Angeles with an improv group called High Adventure. He has performed with Bob Sagat, Robin Williams, Tom Arnold, Bill Maher, Leon Redbone, David Lee Roth, Robert Klein, Chris Farley, Pat Paulsen and more.
Locally he’s been heard on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” on public radio. His combination of clean, clever and smart observational humor, audience interaction and lightening quick wit is sure to give you an evening of fun and lots of laughs.

Tickets – Adults:$15.00, under 12: $5.00

Woodland Strings
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Woodland Strings

Sunday, Sept. 28

4:00 P.M.

Under the direction of Three Lakes’ own Kathy Klein (one of the founders of TLCFA), Woodland Strings has
grown from a quartet to a small orchestra over its twenty years of existence. Like good wine, they have improved with age. Their unique performances cover many varieties of music from Bach to the Beatles. Their venues range from Concerts in the Park to festivals and galas. The goal of this talented group is to delight audiences with songs which recall wonderful memories.

All Tickets – $5.00

Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 12 @ 9:30 pm

I Do, I Do

Fri, Sat, Sun Oct 10-12

The show begins with Michael and Agnes on their wedding day. Their vows behind them, they look forward to spending the rest of their lives together.
We watch as they go through their wedding night jitters, raise a family, and negotiate mid-life crises – all the while re-discovering how much they really need each other. Then, after 50 years of marriage, the couple leaves their house to the next pair of newlyweds.
This touching story of two soul mates navigating the perils of life is set to the strains of a tuneful, charming score. (Originally starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston on Broadway, it spawned the hit “My Cup Runneth Over with Love.”)
Lisa Burgess and Gary Anderson star. In 2013 they appeared here in “It Had to be You” and “Lovers and Patriots.”

Friday & Saturday – 7:30 P.M.

Sunday – 3:00 P.M.

Adults Advance Tickets: $12.00 – $15.00 at the Door Students FREE

Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wingra Woodwind Quintet

Thurs. Oct 23 – 7:00

It’s been two years since Wingra has graced our little stage but they left an indelible impression and a yearning for their return.
The talented Mark Fink is no longer with the group on oboe but has been replaced with the equally talented Kostas Tiliakos.
We welcome back Linda Bartley on clarinet, Stephanie Jutt on flute, Linda Kimball on horn and Mark Vallon on bassoon.
Wingra is an ensemble in residence at the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Music. Since its
formation in 1965, the quintet has established a tradition of artistic and teaching excellence. The group tours campuses all across the country and has performed at Carnegie Hall in NYC.

Tickets: Adults $15.00 Under 12 FREE

Mike Mangione & the Union
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm





Saturday,  November 8


Mike Mangione & The Union is a touring group that combines a folk-rock sound with an orchestrated string section, soulful vocals and literate sensibility. The band’s debut album, Tenebrae, received favorable press from all corners of the country, including the honor of being an All Music Guide Album Pick, while Blurt refers to their “tearstained folk, Memphis-styled gospel and bluesy-flavored pop” as “luminous.” In 2011 they released Offering on their own imprint, RODZINKA Records, with sync and digital licensing by DUALTONE Records. The album and band were nominated for “best of the year” by RadioMilwaukee (88.9 FM), along with receiving other kind and warm accolades.

Tickets $15.00 for adults $10.00 for under 12