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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Today @ the Chase Tower at Water and Wisconsin - 11:45 a.m.

The quickest way to a downtown worker’s heart is through his or her stomach. It’s with that in mind that the organizers of Downtown Employee Appreciation Week, which hosts a slew of activities, contests, giveaways and timewasters throughout the week, has organized two food giveaways today. From 11:30 . . .
Thursday, July 31, 2008

Today @ the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds

Here’s hoping you’ve worked up an appetite, because it’s cream-puff eating time. The Wisconsin State Fair kicks off its 2008 run today. In true state-fair fashion, REO Speedwagon will be headlining the event’s main stage tonight at 8 p.m. Although the group’s classic lineup dissolved years ago, the band’s current roster . . .
Sunday, July 27, 2008

Today @ the Summerfest Grounds

Last call for knoedel! If you’re still got a craving for kuchen, sauerbraten, rollbraten, bienenstich and strudel, then get to German Fest, which completes its weekend-long run at the Summerfest grounds today, and get your fill while you can. There will, of course, also be music, dancing, fireworks and beer, beer, beer.
Sunday, July 27, 2008

Today @ St. John the Baptist Armenian Orthodox Church - 11 a.m.

Armenian Fest, which runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at St. John the Baptist Armenian Orthodox Church, might not have the cachet of the larger ethnic festivals at the Summerfest grounds, but the free event has been around far longer than they have: It began in the 1930s. You won’t find deep-fried cheese sticks here. The . . .
Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 4:30 p.m.

If you needed further proof that death metal is the new emo, look no further than this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, which is sponsored by Hot Topic, long the country’s No. 1 source of Fall Out Boy T-shirts and Nightmare Before Christmas novelties. The shrieking Michigan metalcore act The Black Dahlia Murder headlines . . .
Saturday, July 26, 2008

Today @ the Summerfest Grounds

German Fest continues its run at the Summerfest grounds today with plenty of schnitzel, lederhosen, yodeling and beer—all the good stuff. Special today is the 3 p.m. dachshund races, your chance to see adorable but seemingly un-athletic wiener dogs flutter their stumpy little legs in an extreme contest for . . .
Saturday, July 26, 2008

Today @ Brady Street - 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Once the hub of Milwaukee counterculture, Brady Street has gentrified over the years, becoming in the process a commercial powerhouse and one of the East Side’s most revered destinations. Similarly, the annual Brady Street Festival has calmed down somewhat, becoming a popular, well-attended family festival . . .
Saturday, July 26, 2008

Today @ Potter Ave in Bay View - Noon to 8 p.m.

In a brilliant marketing move, Pabst Blue Ribbon opted against advertising directly to its growing consumer base of young, bohemian types who view drinking unpretentious, bargain beer as a badge of honor. Instead, it courted them in more clever ways, sponsoring events like this one, a low-key gathering featuring . . .
Friday, July 25, 2008

Today @ Miller Park - 4 to 7 p.m.

Before tonight’s game, the Brewers’ wives will be raising money for the Sojourner Truth House at a tailgate event from 4 to 7 p.m. at Helfaer Field. Autographed team memorabilia will be up for grabs at a silent auction, and team owner Mark Attanasio will present a donation check, while costumed celebrities Bernie Brewer . . .
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 . . .

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