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Friday, July 25, 2008

Today @ the Summerfest Grounds

Police fans can use their ticket to tonight’s Marcus Amphitheater concert to get into German Fest, the unrelated ethnic festival running concurrently on the Summerfest grounds this weekend. The popular, long-running festival in celebration of Milwaukee’s most dominant heritage features everything you’d . . .
07.21.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
  Get on your thinking caps, grab a deck of cards, and head to the sheepshead match to “trump” all others. Following tradition, German Fest is hosting hourly sheepshead sessions each day of the Fest. There is a new location this year, so look for the card tourney on the north end of the grounds across from the Potawatomi Bingo Tent. Anyway, if you need a refresher course in sheepshead, I...
Sunday, July 20, 2008

Today @ the Summerfest Grounds

Last call for cannoli! Festa Italiana wraps up its four-day run at the Summerfest grounds today. Among the draws are chef demonstrations, a massive mass and procession, a 43-foot-tall replica of St. Mark’s Bell Tower, fireworks displays and a final performance from Deana Martin, daughter of the celebrated rat packer. Oh . . .
Sunday, July 20, 2008

Today @ the UWM Campus

Alongside the sounds of copy machines churning out paper and staplers crunching zines together, the first Milwaukee Zine Fest will feature three free music shows with 18 local and touring bands. The majority are punk bands, rounded out by some acoustic, hip-hop and indie rock groups. The fest, which ends its weekend . . .
Saturday, July 19, 2008

Today @ the Summerfest grounds

One of the most consistently popular of Milwaukee’s summer ethnic festivals—thanks, in no small part, to all the Italian cuisine it offers—Festa Italiana runs through this weekend at the Summerfest grounds. Among the draws are chef demonstrations, a 43-foot-tall replica of St. Mark’s Bell Tower, nightly fireworks displays . . .
Friday, July 18, 2008

Today @ the Summerfest grounds

One of the most consistently popular of Milwaukee’s summer ethnic festivals—thanks, in no small part, to all the Italian cuisine it offers—Festa Italiana runs through this weekend at the Summerfest grounds. Among the draws are chef demonstrations, a Sunday mass and procession, a 43-foot-tall replica of St. Mark’s . . .
Thursday, July 17, 2008

American Music and a Milwaukee Tradition

Since 1998, the Garfield Avenue Festival has shined a spotlight on local music while dishing out some of the best soul food in the city. After modest beginnings as a blues festival, the free event has grown each year, offering more food vendors, more street performers, more visual artists, more activities and demonstrations for young children and more music. The festival, which runs from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 19 on Garfield Avenue between 4th and 7th streets, now attracts about 15,000 people a year . . .
07.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nancy Wilkes
        You can save your “dough” and eat more strudel at German Fest this year by taking a few tips from me and checking for great admission deals each day of the Fest.  The first thing to know is that everyone is a V.I.P. on Thursday July, 24 with free admission and food deals compliments of Usinger’s Family Night.  So, enjoy $1 brats, hot dogs and ice cream on Thursday, then co...
Thursday, July 17, 2008

Today @ the Summerfest grounds

One of the most consistently popular of Milwaukee’s summer ethnic festivals—thanks, in no small part, to all the Italian cuisine it offers—Festa Italiana returns for its 31st year today, running through this weekend at the Summerfest grounds. Among the draws are chef demonstrations, a Sunday mass and procession, a . . .
Wednesday, July 16, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

HEALTH @ The Borg Ward Collective, 7 p.m., Thursday. Partnered with the Canadian electronic duo Crystal Castles, HEALTH recorded one of last year’s sharpest singles, the disorient ing, Orwellian “Crimewave.” Left to their own devices, though, the Los Angeles group is more of a conventional noise-rock band than that dark dance track suggests, heavy on rusty guitars and cacopho nous drums.

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