OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: July 18-21, 2019

Welcome to the great Milwaukee weekend. As always, it’s brought to you by OnMilwaukee and it’s ready to have you make the best of the heatwave to come. Festa Italiana is back at the Summerfest Grounds. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with lunar parties and the film festival. Embrace the arts and culture of the Third Ward with their Gallery night and day. Shop at the Milwaukee Makers Mart for local goodies. Jazz in the Park returns after a few week hiatus. The Admirals will be throwing a party. Join in on some physical activity for World Jump Day. Listen to blues, gospel and jazz at Garfield Days. Hop on a bus to Alpine Valley to see Jimmy Buffet. Take in the Armenian culture with its festival, hop on your bike for the Colectivo Coffee Bean Classic, cheer on the Chinooks, relive the past at the Renaissance Faire and so much more awaits for you this weekend!

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THURSDAY

AN EVENING WITH CHUCK KLOSTERMAN
Boswell Book Company and The Back Room at Colectivo Coffee present a special evening with beloved cultural critic Chuck Klosterman. He will be in conversation with Doug Gordon, producer and host of WPR’s “BETA,” about his latest book, “Raised in Captivity.” Buy a ticket to this show and get a copy of the book. See all the deets here: https://pabsttheater.org/event/chuckklosterman2019/

BALLET BEAT FINALE
Come to see a free dance performance at the Peck Pavilion. You can catch it at 6:30 p.m.

TARANTINO THURSDAY
In honor of Quentin Tarantino’s return to the big screen this summer with his ninth cinematic opus – “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”– the Avalon Atmospheric Theater is presenting a two-month-long film tribute to the powerhouse writer, director and pop culture rabble-rouser. This week they will be screening 2015’s “The Hateful Eight.” It begins at 9:45 p.m. All tickets are five bucks.

JAZZ IN THE PARK
It’s that time again in the summer to make Cathedral Square Park your hotspot on Thursday nights. Per usual, Jazz in the Park will bring you a night of wine, food trucks and soulful music. This time around you can catch Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal at 6 p.m.

PABST BINGO
Head to Pabst Milwaukee Brewery & Taproom for a friendly bingo game. There will be food from Great Lakes Galley and of course brews from Pabst. It all starts at 8 p.m.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT
Every third Thursday, you get to enjoy free admission from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Betty Brinn Children Museum. Grab your families and have a blast.

WONDER WOMAN: A BARTOLOTTA CHEF EVENT
Celebrate the women in the kitchens of Bartolotta Restaurants. They will be coming together at Bacchus to create a six-course meal with wine pairings. The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Reserve your spot here.

WORLD MUSIC SUPERSTARS THE GIPSY KINGS
This crew will be celebrating 25 plus years of flamenco, salsa and pop fusion. Come to dance and jam out at The Pabst Theater. The music will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are still available for purchase here: https://pabsttheater.org/event/gipsykings2019/

BEER & ICE CREAM PAIRING
MobCraft Beers and Babe’s Ice Cream Shop are teaming up to give you a night of an unexpected duo. For $20, you will receive a beer and ice cream flight to enjoy. You can grab one, starting at 6:30 p.m.

MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS SUMMER PARTY
Our hockey squad will host a free summer party at the UWM Panther Arena from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. At the event, the team will make announcements, will have an autograph signing, interactive activities and more.

MUSICA DEL LAGO
Colectivo Coffee and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UW-Milwaukee will be continuing their summer Latin American music series this week with Golpe Tierra. Get a beer (or a coffee) and take a seat on the lakefront.

ADULT SPELLING BEE
Relive your elementary school life and prove that you are a great speller at for their adult spelling. See if you are the finest, fastest tipsy speller in the city at Lost Valley Cider Co. with this competition at 7:30 p.m., but swing by 30 minutes earlier to sign up.

SMOOTH HOUND SMITH
Rock out to them at Shank Hall. They will be playing some foot-stompin’ music at 8 p.m. You can catch them for ten bucks.

FRIDAY

MENOMONEE VALLEY BINGO
Menomonee Valley Partners is getting ready to fete two decades of helping re-imagine and re-make the Menomonee Valley and part of the celebration is Valley Bingo, a community game that anyone can play. Valley Bingo will be unveiled on Friday, July 19 at the Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St., during Gallery Night & Day. Players mark their bingo cards when they visit businesses and natural landmarks in the Menomonee Valley and each bingo card with a completed row can be redeemed for promo deals on food and beverage, and merchandise. Learn more about it here: https://onmilwaukee.com/buzz/articles/menomonee-valley-bingo.html

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Ballet Beat Finale
July 18 at Peck Pavilion (6:30pm)
July 20 at Indaba Band Shell (12:00pm)

Milwaukee Ballet presents two FREE shows at outdoors stages this weekend as the conclusion to the Ballet Beat tour. Soak in the sunshine as you enjoy performances from the Company’s professional dancers and win summer swag at the giveaways! See details here. >> https://www.milwaukeeballet.org/performance/balletbeat2019/

CINEMA HOOLIGANTE
Milwaukee Record and Oriental Theatre MKE bring you this new series of movies, Cinema Hooligante. This time around you can catch “The Wicker Man” at 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY NITE MUSIC SERIES
Enjoy local, live music every Friday night at the Lakeshore Colectivo. This week they will feature B-Free & Quinten Farr at 7 p.m.

EX MACHINA
Ampersand Theater Company is bringing this show back where the crew of the starship EX MACHINA ventures through the universe to solve a burning question from the Galactic Council. Join them at Urban Harvest Brewing Company as this comedy troupe navigates their way through this improvised sci-fi show. It starts at 7:30 p.m.

WORLD JUMP DAY
Get yourself out of the heat and into the fun at Rockin’ Jump for World Jump Day! Only $5/hour for access to all the attractions including the Trampoline Slam Dunk Zone, Jousting Pit, Rock Tower, Dodgeball, Stunt Bags and more! And after you work up an appetite with all the jumping and climbing, grab a $2 ICEE or a dollar slice of pizza and check out the other discounts on annual passes and birthday party packages. Check the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/447102556084585/

COUNTRY NIGHT @ THE RAVE
Throw on your cowboy boots and hats and get ready for some tunes from Dwight Yoakam. He will be at The Rave this Friday at 8 p.m. along with Clayton Anderson. It’s not too late to snag your tickets, so get them here: https://www.therave.com/concert_details.asp?id=7056

RETRO DANCE PARTY
Dance the night away to the DJ spinnin’ tunes from the ’80s and ’90s. Come party all night long at Mad Planet starting at 9 p.m. Cover is five bucks.

$1 PETE’S POPS
Treat yourself during this heatwave to a popsicle. Pete’s Pops and Tree Ripe Fruit Co. are coming together to create a Georgia Peach pop. From noon to 7 p.m., you can snag one from their window for only one buck.

MOVIE @ SWING PARK
The beloved Brady St. swing park is hosting a movie night. Come on by at 8 p.m. to watch a screening of “The Dark Crystal.”

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FRIDAY FISH FRY
The Friday fish fry is one of Milwaukee’s most cherished and distinctive traditions. Save a night of cooking and head to one of these many places to partake in a typical Wisco Friday night.

BALLROOM SOCIAL
It’s time for the monthly ballroom social at Delaware House. Take a lesson and then show off your new skills starting at 7:30 p.m. It is $15 per pair.

MOVIE WITH CATS
Head to Sip & Purr Cat Cafe to enjoy a screening of “Oliver & Company” and some kitty cuddles. Popcorn and lemonade will also be available. Don’t miss it at 7 p.m.

$10 SHOW
Milwaukee crews–Beach Burial, Snag and Entrana– are taking the stage at Cactus Club. Come to rock out to all of them at 9 p.m.

32ND ANNUAL WHEELS AND HEELS
Walk, run or roll at this annual race that supports National Spinal Cord Injury Association. It will take place at Veteran’s Park at 5 p.m. To join in you can register here: https://www.facebook.com/events/371669976795248/

MIKE LOVE
This genre-blending crew will be ready to take the stage at Colectivo’s The Back Room this Friday. At 8 p.m., you can see them as well as their opener, Mikey Pauker. Tickets are available for purchase here: https://pabsttheater.org/event/mikelove2019/

SOCIAL DANCE SERIES
Every Friday night for an hour, couples can come to learn a style of dance together. This week at 7 p.m. it’s the Urban Rhythm Series, so the focus will be on Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and the Tango. If you want to join, sign up here.

BLACK AND WHITE BIRTHDAY BASH
A TommyGun party is coming your way at Shank Hall. Come party hard with free champagne from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Food will be available as well. Dress attire is formal and should be black and/or white. Tickets to get in cost $25. Get the full 411 on this event here.

ALMOST MIDNIGHT
At 11:59 p.m., you can head to Landmark’s Downer Theatre to enjoy “Monty Python and The Holy Grail” on the big screen once again. Tickets are $8.50.

SNAIL MAIL
Before she heads to Pitchfork, check her out at Turner Hall Ballroom. She’s an up-and-coming musician that you won’t want to miss. Buy your ticket here and then enjoy her show at 8 p.m.

LATIN FRIDAYS
Bring some heat on the dance floor and learn how to dance salsa and/or bachata. Get the lesson and then hang out after to show off your new dance moves. If you want to boogie on the dance floor, head to Daync Studio at 8 p.m.

ARTS @ LARGE COMMUNITY CENTER GRAND OPENING
Head to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for this at 5:30 p.m. to be one of the first to see this center come to life. They will have free art-making workshops and performances. This is all happening at the new building on 1100 S. 5th St.

YOU KNOW WHAT? TOUR
The instrument rock fusion squad, The Aristocrats, will be at The Miramar Theatre. Come to jam out to them at 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

THE POSIES
They’ve been around for four decades, and now you can see their musical history before your eyes at Colectivo’s The Back Room. They will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets here before it’s too late.

POETRY IN THE PARK
Head to Juneau Park for five hours worth of poetry. There will be poetry readings every 15 minutes from local writers along with typewritten poems and letters on-demand from Anja Notanja Sieger, a pop-up book shop from Woodland Pattern Book Center, a drop-in poetry workshop with Margaret Rozga and an open mic. Get the full schedule of events here.

YOGA @ MAM
Rise and shine with some yoga. Go to the Milwaukee Art Museum to get fit under the wings. A guest yoga instructor will lead the way from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Pre-register for the event here.

DOUBLE BEER RELEASE
Batch #500, a wheat wine ale, and Scarcity, a passionfruit gose, will be coming at you this Saturday at Good City Brewing. Be one of the first to try these new brews from 11 a.m. to midnight.

SPONSOR

Punch Bowl Social is bringing foodertainment and real-world funning to Milwaukee. Join us for craft beverages, food fit for foodies and endless gaming options. It’s everything you need to spike your summer fun. For more information; punchbowlsocial.com/Milwaukee. Here’s to going out right.

GARFIELD DAYS FESTIVAL
Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites the community to attend the 22nd annual Garfield Days. This is a Blues Jazz, Gospel, & Arts Festival. It takes place on W. Garfield Ave. between N. 4th and N. 7th St. from noon to 8 p.m. This festival is a vibrant annual celebration in the Bronzeville District that features local music, food and more. It is free to attend. See more about it here: https://www.facebook.com/events/garfields-502/garfield-days-jazz-blues-gospel-arts-festival-2019/334647960782971/

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BORN OF OSIRIS
It’s a heavy metal night at The Rave. Get ready to headbang and rock out to them, Bad Omens, Spite and Kingdom of Giants at 7 p.m. Buy your tickets here.

DOG DAYS AT THE MARKET
Head to the weekly Cathedral Square farmers market, but this time around bring your furry friend along. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In honor of your pups, there will be plenty of vendors for them to enjoy.

MOON DAY
It’s the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Come to celebrate with demonstrations and interactive activities at Milwaukee Public Museum. Or, you can go to Discovery World to enjoy everything from aircraft flight simulations to space memorabilia and more. Either way, you will enjoy a lunar-full day.

GIRLS ROCK MKE RUMMAGE SALE
Head to Sugar Maple from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a sale. There will be tons of clothing, shoes, accessories, books, music, movies, household items available for purchase. Some grub will also be available for you to buy, so bring your wallet and get ready for this sale.

LUNAR PARTY
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Apollo Moon landing with an afternoon of activities. It will include food trucks, a DJ, speakers, virtual reality, bounce house and more at the UWM Planetarium. This event is free to attend, and it’s happening from noon to 3 p.m.

FRIENDS TRIVIA BAR CRAWL
Get ready to test your knowledge of the lives of Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Joey, Monica and Chandler at this epic trivia night. Cantina Milwaukee, McGillycuddys Bar and more are coming together to give you drink deals, a costume contest, raffles and more. Come to this ultimate quiz night by registering here.

MKEXPANDED ANNIVERSARY SHOWCASE
Six artists are on the lineup at the Cactus Club. Come to hear what beats they lay down at 9 p.m. Show costs $15.

SPONSOR
The Miller Brewery Tour offers a 1 hour indoor/outdoor guided walking tour of Miller Valley, home to over 160 years of brewing history. See how we brew, package and distribute our great beers. Lastly, a stop in our historic caves with beer samples to follow for those 21+. More info here.

MKE SECRETS
At 6 p.m., Ampersand Theater Company will bring back this show where they use real, anonymously-submitted secrets to inspire their improv performances. They will have one chance for you to see them at the Urban Harvest Brewing Company. Get your tickets here.

NIRVANA VS. SMASHING PUMPKINS VS. PIXIES
It’s time to rock out to these ’90s bands as the DJ spins through their tunes at Mad Planet. The party starts at 9 p.m. Cover is five bucks.

BUS TRIP TO ALPINE VALLEY
Get funky and wear your beach shirts with Jimmy Buffet at Alpine Valley. Catch a ride to this Margaritaville from the Milwaukee Brat House at 2 p.m. The Coach Bus ticket includes a ride and all-you-can-drink specials. Learn more about it here.

SAID AND DONE: BEST FEST
Urban Harvest Brewing Company will have Ampersand Theater Company present Said and Done, a story slam in the form of comedic improv. The theme of the improv is BEST FEST. You will be laughing your booty off from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

CHRIS DUARTE GROUP
Calling all Blues fans to Shank Hall. Come to listen to what this crew has to offer at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.

OBJECTIVE OPEN MIC
Var Gallery & Studio welcomes all musicians, poets, comedians, etc. to join them for their free open mic. Sign up or just watch all of the acts starting at 7:30 p.m.

SCIENCE SATURDAY
Discovery World’s free live science series will be occurring this weekend. Explore explosions with wild chemical reactions and fire. You can sit in on their demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

ARMENIAN FEST
Armenian food takes center stage at this festival, and the offerings resemble Greek and other Eastern Mediterranean cuisines, but with different spices and seasonings. The menu will include chicken and beef kebob, cheese and spinach burek, lamajoun (a pizza-like meat dish served on thin tortilla-like dough), hummus (a dip made of chickpeas), tabouleh (a green salad without lettuce), choreg (breadsticks), vegetarian and meat sarma (stuffed grape leaves) and a mouthwatering array of baklava and other traditional pastries.

BARRE IN YOUR THIRD SPACE
Make your way to this brewery at 10:30 a.m. for a Barre Code class. For $15, you can enjoy this 50-minute workout that helps lengthen and strengthen your muscles, along with a beer afterward. Spots are limited, so reserve yours here.

LOS COAST
Their sound has the spirit of Austin mixed with psychedelic-pop-soul. Come to see what this sound entails at Colectivo’s The Back Room. They will be taking the stage at 8 p.m.

DISNEY TRIVIA
Gather all your knowledge on your fave flicks like “Lion King,” “Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and more and put it to the test at Milwaukee Ale House’s trivia night. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., hang with your squad and see if you are truly a Disney fan and can come out of this all with a prize. The quiz costs $5 per player.

DOG DAYS @ THIRD SPACE
Grab your four-legged friend and then head to the brewery for some beers and dog-friendly fun. From noon to 7 p.m., you can hang out in the beer garden, drink and enjoy food from Maxie’s.

OPEN MIC
Rounding Third bar and grill will host their weekly open mic. Come test out your comedic skills or sit and enjoy the acts. Whatever you choose, be sure to be there at 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY BANDS
The Peck Pavilion once again hosts a free afternoon of music. This time around, they will have the Milwaukee Festival Brass at 2 p.m. Don’t miss it.

SPONSOR
Have Sunday Funday at the bar – The Barre Code that is! FREE 10:30 a.m. Barre Code class on Sundays at both the Third Ward and Brookfield locations. Read about the class here!

COLECTIVO COFFEE BEAN CLASSIC
The Colectivo Coffee Bean Classic mountain bike race returns to Minooka Park (1927 E. Sunset Dr., Waukesha) on Sunday, July 21 starting at 9:30 a.m. with racing throughout the day. The race is part of America’s largest state mountain bike race series: Wisconsin Off-Road Series (WORS). Colectivo will pour hot and cold-press coffee all day. Learn more about it here: https://onmilwaukee.com/sports/articles/colectivo-coffee-bean-classic-2019-mtb.html

INDIE NIGHT @ THE MIRAMAR
Every month, they will be hosting a free indie show. This time around you can catch Araminati, Jayne Joyce and Evan Lane Music. It starts at 6:30 p.m.

NATIONAL BELGIUM DAY
Cafe Benelux is celebrating everything Belgium this Sunday. Join them from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for prizes, samples, a chance to see a life-size Delirium elephant and more.

TONIC SUNDAY MATINEE
You can stop by Tonic Tavern at 4 p.m. They will have an afternoon of music for you. You will be able to move and groove to some live music as well as drinking some brews.. This week they are featuring The Hungry Williams. See all the info here.

MILWAUKEE MAKERS MARKET
The Milwaukee Makers Market is the perfect seasonal stop for lovers of art, crafts, alliteration, designers and almost any other hobby. The market meets every third Sunday of the month at different locations in Bay View, in addition to some bonus dates. Drop by Discovery World this time around and find your new favorite living room conversation piece, artistic inspiration or something else completely unexpected.

$8 SHOW
Loose Koozies, Long Line Riders and Hot Dog! Classic Country Record Spin will all be at the Cactus Club. Come check it out at 8 p.m.

SPONSOR
Don’t miss out on great shows at one of Milwaukee’s premier concert destinations, The Rave. Get show info, tickets and more at TheRave.com.

MKE MUSIC NIGHT XII
Go to Riverwest Public House Cooperative for a night of local music. The lineup includes Soul Abode, Modern Joey, The Sunkin Suns and Colorblind Chameleon. See them all take the stage at 8 p.m. There’s a $6 cover.

INTRO TO DANCE SERIES
Danceworks is giving you a chance to try out their classes with their new series. Every Sunday at 11:15 a.m., you can try out a style to see if it’s for you. This week check out their tap class.

POPA CHUBBY
For $20, you can enjoy a night of Blues. It’s happening at Shank Hall at 8 p.m.

ALL WEEKEND LONG

LUNAR FILM FESTIVAL
Spend Thursday through Sunday watching movies all about moons in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. The lineup includes “Wall-E,” “Hidden Figures,” “Apollo 13” and “First Man.” See the whole schedule here: https://www.facebook.com/events/milwaukee-public-museum/lunar-film-fest/356668628370738/

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Ballet Beat Finale
July 18 at Peck Pavilion (6:30pm)
July 20 at Indaba Band Shell (12:00pm)

Milwaukee Ballet presents two FREE shows at outdoors stages this weekend as the conclusion to the Ballet Beat tour. Soak in the sunshine as you enjoy performances from the Company’s professional dancers and win summer swag at the giveaways! See details here. >> https://www.milwaukeeballet.org/performance/balletbeat2019/

GALLERY NIGHT AND DAY
Milwaukee’s gallery hop event invites you to discover local galleries, art and artists throughout the Third Ward. This free, two-day art event will take you through art galleries, restaurants and boutiques to allow you to fully embrace the creative culture of Milwaukee. Learn more about this special weekend here.

SPACE WEEK @ SPLASH STUDIO
Our local paint bar is celebrating the moon with a special weekend full of constellations and space-related paintings and drink specials. Sign up for a slot here.

FESTA ITALIANA
As one of Milwaukee’s oldest ethnic festivals, Festa Italiana continues to build on rich traditions from the past to represent our city’s Italian community in the present and future. Enjoy jazz music, a parade, children’s activities and fireworks each night – and show off your competitive side as you cheer on the players in futsal tournament and nearby flag throwers. This year KC and the Sunshine Band will headline on Saturday, July 20!

RENAISSANCE FAIRE
Grab your corset or your homemade chainmail armor; the Bristol Renaissance Faire is set to make its annual return. Open rain or shine, every Saturday, Sunday and on Labor Day, the Bristol Faire takes visitors for a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., complete with 16th-century arts, crafts, games, rides, food, music and one-of-a-kind encounters with a colorful cast of characters from the era.

LAKESHORE CHINOOKS
Our minor baseball team of Mequon, WI will have a game Saturday for you to go cheer them on. The schedule and tickets can be found here.

WEIRD NATIONAL DAYS IN JULY
Ever feel like there’s a random national celebration for every single day of the year, hashtagging its way across Twitter and giving publications excuses to list things? (*tips cap*) Well, that’s because, according to the National Day Calendar website, there is pretty much a random holiday every day – and in many cases often a plethora of them packed into just one 24-hour period. Some of them make sense. National Fried Chicken Day on July 6? I will celebrate the heck out of that. National Hire a Veteran Day on July 25? A noble cause if there ever was one. World Emoji Day on July 17? Sigh, I mean … I guess. But some of them are just bonkers, either obviously contrived creations or merely evidence that the shady Illuminati society behind all these national days might have too much time on its hands. Here are the 10 weirdest days you can technically celebrate in the month of July.

POOLS GUIDE
Wisconsin winters steal all the attention, but the summers in Sconnie can be intense too, bringing the heat and humidity. So it’s a good time to remind you that Milwaukee County Parks has a great selection of water-based recreational opportunities – including public pools – opening soon for the season.Whether you test the waters first or jump right in, check out our Milwaukee public pool guide and find the perfect place to cool off this summer.

FATHOMS BELOW UNDERSEA GARDEN SHOW
Mitchell Park Domes are officially decorated for the summer. This season you can explore a summer garden inspired by the depths of the ocean floor. They have featured colorful fish sculptures, a variety of bright succulents, decorative coral reef and a mysterious sunken ship. Come to check it out 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. all summer long.

SHOP @ FARMERS MARKETS
There’s simply nothing better than a farmers market in Wisconsin. It’s the perfect opportunity for local growers to show off their goods, while consumers get a refreshing break from strolling the aisles in the supermarket. Throw in some live music, crafts, fresh flowers and a gentle breeze and you’ve got yourself a homegrown good time. Find a market for you here: https://onmilwaukee.com/seasonal/festivals/articles/farmers-markets-guide.html

BEER GARDEN GUIDE
After spending an overly long winter and non-existent spring watching the snow fall outside your window, your dreams of warm breezes, the glowing sun and a healthy dose of gemutlichkeit are finally reality. Spring is finally here, with summer in hot pursuit, so it’s time to raise the stein to the sunny weather at an area beer garden. Here’s where to find them, when they’re open and what they’re serving up. 414, let’s have one more!

HIDDEN MKE GEMS GUIDE
True to its Brew City nickname, Milwaukee is no stranger to bars – to the point that we have more drinking spots than grocery stores. Some might say we’ve got a problem; we’d say we just have our priorities straight.But with so many places from which to choose, it’s easy for some locales – even truly classic Cream City clubs – to fall between the cracks or hide in plain sight. They may not be the fanciest places or the most hip, but without them, a part of Milwaukee’s welcoming neighborhood soul would go missing. And here are just a few of those hidden gems that deserve a moment in the spotlight – and that you should discover for yourself for your next drink: https://onmilwaukee.com/bars/articles/hidden-gems-guide.html

TRY A BUCKET LIST RESTAURANT
We all get in ruts. We go to our favorite places over and over again. We eat the same dishes. We drink the same drinks.In 2019, I’d beseech you to rethink your dining strategy and really explore the dining landscape in and around Milwaukee. Go somewhere you’ve never been. Eat something you’ve never eaten before. Escape your comfort zone and support the amazing chefs we have right in our own backyards.To support you in your journey, here’s a comprised a list of 52 restaurants for your bucket list in 2019 (in random order) that should be on your Milwaukee restaurant bucket list: https://onmilwaukee.com/dining/articles/52-bucket-list-restaurants-in-milwaukee.html

ON THE BURGER TRAIL
Lori Fredich has been on the burger trail. Join in her by checking out some local favorite burger joints as well. You can get ideas on where to go here: https://onmilwaukee.com/dining/articles/on-the-burger-trail.html

100 THINGS TO DO IN MILWAUKEE
Can’t exactly come up with what to do this weekend? Don’t sweat it; we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of 100 things you, your family and your friends can do: onmilwaukee.com/visitors/articles/100things.html

BUY A MILWAUKEE GIFT THIS WEEKEND
Searching for the perfect Milwaukee gift for a dear friend or loved one? Buy local – and buy often – from this guide of 100 Milwaukee gifts.

FIND YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT
Looking for the right place to eat this weekend? Check out the OnMilwaukee.com Dining section here.

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