With summer known for its rampant parties, beach days and ice cream, we tend to forget that autumn is a gorgeous season with lots to offer. This is no different when it comes to the vibrant city of Milwaukee, whose changing leaves show off their warm magnificence while reflected on the cool surface of our very own Lake Michigan. These aesthetic properties serve to foster an environment for creative community events, art fairs, and music show cases. These and more are listed below in your weekly entertainment list!
You love wine, I know, it’s something that you can’t really lie about. What about showing some of your love from 6-8 PM tonight (Thursday) at Vino 100 for Wine in the Ward? This occasion will help bring out your inner sommelier - offering 6 wine different wine tastings and a variety of cheese and charcuterie plates. For only $8, you can expand your wine horizons and have a nice peaceful night in the Third Ward.
Sustainability? Check. Awesome music? Check. Organic and local food vendors? Check! Rock the Green has your Saturday entertainment! This sustainability focused music festival returns to Milwaukee after a three-year hiatus, and they’ve gone all out. With huge names being brought in like Lord Huron, Robert Delong, Trapper Schoepp, and Milwaukee natives New Age Narcissism, Rock the Green comes through with a fantastically genre-varied lineup for a one-day festival. Now, when I said sustainability focused, I wasn’t kidding (the festival is taking place at Wisconsin’s first eco-industrial park) – they’re boasting a zero waste festival, and one of the stages is even completely powered by stationary bicycles! There’s a children’s stage too, with a ton of awesome activities and music throughout the day, so bring the whole family! Although the event is all about recycling, you won’t be able to recycle an experience like this one as it really is one of a kind. Buy your tickets today and don’t miss out on what is going to be an eclectic extravaganza at the Reed Street Yards.
So you don’t really feel like shelling out money for a ticket to Rock the Green, but you still feel like having a good and environmentally friendly time? Head down to Bayview Bash! You’ll be able to find everything from food, drinks, and art. The bash is claiming to be near zero waste this year! With vendors only able to use compostable and recyclable materials, there won’t be as much trash created. There will be an old-school dance party with grooves from DJ D-ON, a children’s stage, three other stages full of music from the area, and a demonstration stage where you’ll be able to see some acrobatics, feats of strength, and even people playing with fire – so it’s bound to be a hot event. It will be happening all day Saturday, don’t be bashful and get out to Bayview for a great time!
There will be an entire weekend event at the Holy Hill Art Farm! With tons of variety from vendors, and a beautiful 160 year old farm on 70 acres of land in Kettle Morraine, it’s a unique shopping experience that you are sure not to forget. Even if you’re just looking for a getaway from the city to explore some simple healthy living tips throughout the farm, this is the place to be. The whole weekend is free, and you get some live music, refreshments, and foods to go along with it. Just remember – Old Macdonald had a farm, but it definitely was not as cool as this one.
If you’re looking to get active this Saturday, here’s a way that you can do it for a good cause. Founded by former Marquette basketball coach, Al McGuire, 15 years ago, this run/walk has become a Milwaukee staple, and one of the largest events of its kind in the Midwest. Fundraising proceeds go towards the Children’s Hospital, so you feel even better about getting through that 8k. Registration ends at Midnight on Friday, so don’t slack!
This has to be one of the coolest things put on by our City. This weekend, you’ll be able to gain access to more than just a few of Milwaukee’s coolest buildings (full list here). Anything from City Hall and The US Bank Building, to Adventure Rock MKE and a 1920’s Seneca gas station. Some of these tours will be free, while others are going to cost just $10 – which is totally worth it for the places you will be able to see. These places are open to the public so they can experience spaces that they wouldn’t normally be able to. There’s so much more to say about each of these buildings, but I’ll let the website tell you the rest! Doors are only open for the weekend, so get yourself out of bed, shake off the previous night, and head out to check out some awesome new sites.
The Menomonee Valley has a new brewery opening it's doors! Third Space Brewing will be opening on Friday at 2pm! This awesome looking facility will be debuting four new craft brews, and I would highly advise testing them out while lounging in their beer garden (it's rumored that local food trucks are going to be normal visitors). There have been a lot of breweries popping up in Milwaukee lately, but this is one establishment you'll definitely want to keep your eye on.
There’s an amazing street art mural being created on the East Side – it opens Sunday. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post from g.moxie on Black Cat Alley.
Have an amazing week! We hope to see you around.