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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 . . .
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

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8 p.m.

For years an outsider in traditional country music and Nashville songwriting circles, Steve Earle has seen his fanbase boom over the past decade, as an inclusive alt-country movement, nostalgia for outlaw country and demand for populist troubadours created a more obvious market for the renowned singer-songwriter. . .
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 . . .

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