Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Another Cool (and Free!) Summer Event in Milwaukee: Fish Fry and a Flick

Milwaukee Events
One of my favorite summer weekly events is starting next week – Fish Fry and a Flick! The outdoor event takes place at Discovery World right on the lakefront and features a free showing of a film along with great prices for fish fry by Bartolotta’s Restaurants and POINT Brewery beers. If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, you can check out the outdoor bowling that is offered from Landmark Lanes. The event also has a great outdoor retail bazaar featuring items from local shops. The event kicks off on Friday, August 6 with a showing of the hilarious “The Hangover”. I can’t wait to chow down on some fish fry and see the hotness that is Bradley Cooper! Some other movies they will be showing are:

  • Inglorious Basterds (August 20)
  • Darkside of Oz (September 10)
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show (September 24)
Will you be hitting up Fish Fry and a Flick?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer Staples: Shows at Alpine Valley, see Jack Johnson and Phish

Though August is quickly approaching, Summer concerts at Alpine Valley are not out of the question and are actually the perfect answer to a fun weekend out of the city! For the lovers of beach-y acoustic ballads, Jack Johnson at Alpine Valley this July 24 is just the ticket. He's on tour in support of his newest album “To The Sea” which came out earlier this year. If you’re more into the psychedelic scene, Phish will be making a two-night stop in East Troy on August 14 and 15. In 2009, Alpine was one of the 13 stops on the band’s much anticipated reunion tour and it will be great to see the east coast improv jam group return to the Midwest. Don't miss out on checking out Alpine Valley this summer, it is definitely one of the best venues in the area and has an excellent sound for being an outdoor amphitheater.

Monday, July 12, 2010

All Quiet On The Western Front? NEVER! Milwaukee Keeps The Ball Rolling on Summer Events

Summerfest may be over and the Milwaukee Brewers might be one of the most terrible teams in the league but fear not, Milwaukeeans! There is still hope for those looking to go out this summer and have a great time! Some cool events coming up this week –

Festa Italiana returns to the Henry Maier Festival Grounds July 15-July 18. Festa is a great place to kick it with the family (or friends) during the day and eat some traditional fare and see music and dancing. If you stay throughout the evening, you can catchFrankie Valli and the Four Seasons at the Marcus Amphitheater on July 18. There is also a great fireworks display every night!

Festa only happens once every year, but we can’t forget about great events that happen weekly throughout the summer season including Chill on the Hill, Jazz in the Park and concerts on the Milwaukee Boat Line. This week on Tuesday night, Chill on the Hill will be taking place at the Humboldt Park band shell with local folk artist Conrad Plymouth and dreamy world beat band Longacre. On Thursday nights, Jazz in the Park takes place inCathedral Square with group Bonerama making an appearance this week. Last but not least, the Milwaukee Boat Line does concert cruises and this week an excellent hometown favorite Decibully playing on the Iroquois this Thursday night.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Are You Ready To Get Wicked? Wicked Musical Starting

Wicked Musical Marcus Center For The Performing Arts Milwaukee
The Big Gig has come and gone and let me tell you, while I had a total blast at Summerfest, it takes a lot out of a person! Lots of eating, drinking and concert going will really wear you out. Now that I have gotten the crazy party portion of summer out of my system, I will move onto more refined things. A performance that will fit the bill perfectly is Wicked at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. This will be the first musical I have seen in years and I seriously cannot wait! If you have been living under a rock for the past decade and haven’t heard of Wicked, it chronicles the lives of the witches of Oz before little Dorothy came along. The musical has received rave reviews on Broadway and everywhere in between and has also won over 30 major awards including a Grammy and three Tony Awards. While fun in the sun is great in the great Wisconsin summers, it is always nice to kick back and enjoy some air conditioned performances and Wicked is the perfect show for this!The musical will be running July 14 through August 8 so there is plenty of time for all Milwaukeeans interested to catch a performance of one of the most popular musicals to hit Broadway.