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FRIDAY: Starry Nights Opens, Dive-In Movie and Family Camp Out

Friday is full of family-friendly activities in Brookfield: the Starry Nights outdoor concert series opens at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center, and a family camp-out and "dive-in" movie are held at Wirth Park / Aquatic Center.

Starry Nights Concert

Set out your blankets or lawn chairs and tables — and bring your own food and drink or buy some on site — at the 2012 debut of the free outdoor concert series, Starry Nights.

Held at the , 19805 W. Capitol Dr., Starry Nights concerts start at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays from June 22 to July 27.

First up: the Starry Nights Orchestra with Florentine Opera. The group will perfom "a mix of famous opera arias and duets from Carmen, the Marriage of Figaro, and Broadway show tunes by Cole Porter, Richard Rogers, and Jerome Kern," the website says.

Florentine Opera guests are mezzo-soprano Adriana Zabala (The Marriage of Figaro in May 2013) and bass-baritone Dan Richardson (Lyric Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, former Florentine Opera Studio Artist). The Orchestra will be conducted by Carter Simmons, Artistic Director of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra is comprised of members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, Present Music, and other metro-Milwaukee ensembles. The concertmaster is Elizabeth Warne, Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra.

Dive-In Movie

Bring your inner tubes and air mattresses and watch Kung Fu Panda 2 in the . The movie will start about 8:45 p.m. and run until about 10:30 p.m. The cost is the regular pool admission of $4 per adult and $3 for seniors and youth ages 3 to 17.

Family Camp Out

Registration was required and the deadine to register has expired. Registrants can set up their tents in between 5 and 6 p.m. Friday and take them down by 10 a.m. Saturday.

There will be games, hikes, swimming, an evening entertainer, bonfire with s'mores and the Dive-In Movie. Saturday morning there will be continental breakfast and an early morning swim.


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