Archive for May, 2012
a.r.t.’s Top 10 List:
How to Feel Like a VIP at the a.r.t. benefit concert
1. Impress your date/friends with these impressive tidbits…
I’m Not a Pilot. Cello player Peter Thomas also plays for MSO (Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra) and recently received a WAMI award for his passion and talents in INAP by receiving the Best Strings award. The band received nominations this year for both the WAMI’s (Best Pop Artist) and also the 88Nine Radio Milwaukee awards.
2. The Delta Routine
They must have a southern twang sound, right? Wrong. Delta is a powerhouse with a rock and blues sound. This has been a big year for the Delta boys. WAMI Artist of the Year Nominee; WAMI Song of the Year Nominee; WAMI Best Alternative Artist winner, and the 2012 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s Band of the Year award.
3. If you, too, are a musician, you will LOVE the sound coming from the back room. Head over to Isaac from Sven Pro Sound and thank him for making you feel like you have your crystal clear headphones on.
Peter Thomas (INAP) and Nick Amadeus (Delta) will be performing a duet the night of the benefit, so you won’t want to leave early.
5. Parking lot
Don’t stress out trying to find a parking spot. This IS the east side. On the west side of The Hamilton is a large parking lot; pull in there.
6. Business in the front, party in the back.
When you walk into The Hamilton, you will see a lounge area and bar to your right. That is where you can start to get your drink on with a custom cocktail. Old Fashioned, anyone? Or if you are a mojito drinker, you MUST try their refreshing ‘Queen of the Bees.’ Mint, lemon, rum, bitters… yum. Go ahead, tip those bartenders well.
After you relax for a bit, head to the back room for the benefit concert. One of our a.r.t. volunteers will assist you or maybe our new intern, Hayley. You will notice a bar in the back corner. There will be enough room to dance… wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Music starts at 8:30pm.
7. Walk away with a special gift!
Here are just some of the items that will be displayed on the silent raffle table:
• TCD (Third Coast Digest) shot glasses / set of 4
• Admission to A.W.E.’s AWEsome Event, The Art of Cheesemaking featuring Katie Hedrich of LaClare Farm @ The Public Market (value: $50)
• FRED boutique gift certificate
• ta.da gift certificate for a children’s dance birthday party
• Stages Photography headshot
How does it work? With each admission at the door (which is only $10 for three bands), a raffle ticket will be placed at the item of your choosing. If there is something that really catches your eye, you can purchase additional tickets. How much? $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets.
Be a smarty-pants and take a look at the table early in the evening.
8. Discover Peter J. Kudlata
Peter is the local artist whose painting is displayed above the main bar. You can’t miss this vibrant and colorful piece. Mr. Kudlata also has his work in the back room. All pieces are available for purchase.
The other art hanging in the main room are a part of owner Kim’s collection. Yep, before a.r.t. showed up, The Hamilton have been supporters of local art. We love that!
9. There’s a patio? Yes.
Check it out. After you are a little warm from dancing to The Delta Routine, head to the patio for some air. There is plenty of room and quiet for some catch up time with a friend you just ran into.
10. Did you know?
3.9 million elementary students do not have access to arts classes.
80% of dance and drama programming in the schools has been cut in the past 10 years. (–Turnaround Arts, new national arts education initiative, President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities)
So go ahead, feel good about that $10 cover charge.
See you May 12! It is going to be a beautiful night to enjoy local a.r.t.-ists, support local musicians, and celebrate us creative types in order to help the little dancers, painters, poets, and musicians in our community.