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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:16:05 CDT


OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: Aug. 17-20, 2017

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:00:00 CDT

August is officially here and so is your Weekend Preview. Celebrate your weekend in the city we love by rockin' out at MKE Punk Fest, hanging out with your family and friends at Irish Fest, eating with the beasts at Zoo A La Carte, checking out our new brunch food truck series and much, much more.

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Meet Pamela Kieck, OnMilwaukee's fabulous new fashion columnist

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:06:00 CDT

This great city has some fabulously dressed residents, amazing boutiques and super talented people in the local fashion industry - and I will use this column to show that, whether you are a size 0 or a 26, there is something here to inspire you!

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Milwaukee happy hour guide

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:01:00 CDT

There's nothing quite like a great drink special to help you unwind after a long day. We've done an exhaustive search and found Milwaukee's happiest Happy Hours.

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Silverspot Cinema to open their first Wisconsin location in Brookfield

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:03:00 CDT

Silverspot Cinema will bring its luxury theater experience to Wisconsin in Brookfield's new luxury shopping mall, The Corners.

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Army Navy Surplus Sales features unique owner, history and merch

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:02:00 CDT

Downtown's Army Navy Surplus Sales is a treasure trove of quirk. It was also, allegedly, visited by Johnny Cash and Jeffrey Dahmer.

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Community and creativity come together at Gathering Place Brewing Co.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:02:00 CDT

During Gathering Place Brewing Company's grand opening this weekend, folks will get a first look at the new brewery and tap room. But, they'll also meet the brains behind the operation: Joe Yeado, a Kansas City native who made the decision to call Milwaukee home.

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Fagen's gigs - like upcoming one here - mix music of Steely Dan and solo era

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:02:00 CDT

Donald Fagen - a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with Steely Dan - brings his new band The Nightflyers to Milwaukee on Tuesday, Aug. 29 for an 8 p.m. show at the Riverside Theater. Expect a mix of music from Fagen's four solo records and Steely Dan's oeuvre.

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Odelay: Beck brings back his fun side in long-anticipated show

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:09:00 CDT

Beck Hansen's music has always been a Venn diagram of art, with balls-out unironic rap occupying one circle, and beautiful melodic folk in the other. Right in the middle is when Beck rocks, and it was super cool to see all slices of him a live performance.

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7 cool places to watch the solar eclipse in Milwaukee

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:13:00 CDT

The last total solar eclipse to cross the contiguous United States was in 1979, more than 38 years ago. The next one won't be until April 2024. It's a big deal. Here are seven great places to see this singular moon-sun spectacle Monday afternoon in Milwaukee.

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Milwaukee Film Festival announces its 2017 Cine Sin Fronteras selections

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:36:00 CDT

Milwaukee Film is on a roll with its rollout of movie selections for the upcoming festival coming to a theater near you next month, today unveiling the selections for the sophomore year of its Cine Sin Fronteras program.

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Taste of the Gateway showcases airport neighborhood on Aug. 17

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:01:00 CDT

Later this week, The Gateway to Milwaukee will host a free event that showcases the neighborhood's assets through an evening of food, beverages and live music. The event is free and open to the public and will feature food and beverages from area restaurants.

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Kristin Godfrey announced as new East Side BID Executive Director

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:00:00 CDT

Kristin Godfrey was announced as the new East Side Business Improvement director today, replacing Jim Plaisted after his departure in July.

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Sendik's stores host Hatch chile pepper roasting extravaganza

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:56:00 CDT

We've entered the dog days of summer, and Sendik's is celebrating with a special offering: Hatch chile peppers from New Mexico. These unique peppers, which are common in Southwestern cooking, are rarely - if ever - found in Wisconsin in their fresh form.

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State Fair attendance tops 1 million for fifth straight year

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:41:00 CDT

Wisconsin State Fair officials announced today that the 2017 fair drew 1,028,049 visitors, marking the fifth straight year that attendance has exceeded 1 million people.

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"Bachelor in Paradise" recap: All that buildup for a bizarre bore

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:46:00 CDT

The lone positive to come from the first four hours of "Bachelor in Paradise" is that, finally, the show is moving on from the allegations, meaning now it can focus its energy on its other major problem: It's really, really, phenomenally boring.

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10 great Beck samples

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:28:00 CDT

Even though it's almost as rare as a solar eclipse, Beck is known to play an amazing show when he comes to Milwaukee or Chicago. Amazingly, he finds a way to replicate some of his great samples, but live, in concert. However, those catchy loops are part of what made his early records great.

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Free Westallion Citywide Pub Stampede is this Sunday in 'Stallis

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:01:00 CDT

The Westallion Brewing Company has organized the first annual Citywide Pub Stampede, taking place Aug. 20 and showcasing "what West Allis drinking has to offer." From noon to 6 p.m., all are welcome to join in the bar crawl, for free, at any of the participating locations.

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12 celestial snacks to enjoy during the eclipse

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:02:00 CDT

Cheers! The eclipse of 2017 is nearly upon us. But the big question is, what should we eat? Milwaukee's first views of the eclipse begin just before the lunch hour, so eating is precisely the appropriate way to celebrate this solar spectacle.

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New Memory Cafe marks step toward dementia-friendly Milwaukee

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:01:00 CDT

In Milwaukee County's latest effort to improve quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, a number of area organizations are opening the sixth Milwaukee County Partnership Memory Café at Daddy's Soul Food and Grill, 754 N. 27th St.

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Classic old East Side firehouse is getting a makeover and we'll trace its progress

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:48:00 CDT

Jalem Getz, the president of Wantable, an online retailer based in Milwaukee, has purchased the decommissioned Milwaukee Fire Department Fire House, Ladder Company No. 5, at 1945 N. Bartlett Ave. and plans to convert it into a single family residence.

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Zoo a la Carte: Aug. 17-20

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:56:00 CDT

Zoo a la Carte - celebrating more than 30 years of fun at the Milwaukee County Zoo - features more than two dozen area restaurants on hand serving food, beverages and treats and multiple stages of music.

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IndiaFest Milwaukee, Aug. 19

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:02:00 CDT

A celebration of Indian culture in Wisconsin, the fifth annual IndiaFest will be held Saturday, Aug. 19 at Humboldt Park. It features delicious Indian food, elaborate costumes, cultural shows and demonstrations, traditional music, dance and other activities.

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Do this: Story Hill BKC's Bar Bites Beer Bash on Aug. 28

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:02:00 CDT

If you love trying new, interesting beer, you won't want to miss Story Hill BKC's upcoming Bar Bites Beer Bash, which features beer samples from 12 breweries along with great bar bites. Preview tappings are also available Tuesdays leading up to the event.

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Solar specs: Where to get your eclipse glasses

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:16:00 CDT

Eclipse fever is currently covering the nation, but even with a gigantic celestial body floating in front of it, it's not a great idea to stare straight at the sun - at least without a pair of eclipse glasses. Here's where you can find some.

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"Grandma Book" series teaches kids culture, compassion

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:56:00 CDT

Milwaukee's Raejean Kanter - aka "Grandma Book" - recently published her first-in-a-series of travel books for kids called "Grandma Book Travels: Vietnam."

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Petition asks Von Trier not to change

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:01:00 CDT

After this morning's announcement that the German-themed Von Trier would morph into a mid-century cocktail lounge by early 2018, a petition appeared on

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Chicago's Aloha Poke Co. plans two Milwaukee restaurants

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:59:00 CDT

Though the specifics are sparse, Chicago's multi-location poké purveyor, Aloha Poké Co. has announced that it will expand to a number of cities, including Milwaukee, which will get two restaurants.

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Is a new beer garden coming to Pere Marquette Park?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:26:00 CDT

There is a proposal to bring a beer garden back to Pere Marquette Park next year - between the Milwaukee River, Kilbourn Avenue and 3rd and State Streets - and an upcoming meeting will unveil details of the plan.

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Marquette signs seven-year agreement to play home games at new Bucks arena

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:31:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Bucks and Marquette University have signed a seven-year agreement for Marquette's men's basketball team to play its home games at the new Bucks sports and entertainment arena, beginning with the 2018-19 season.

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Mequon Joey Gerard's will close this weekend and reopen as Mr. B's

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:01:00 CDT

The days are growing short for last meals at Joey Gerard's Supper Club in Mequon. The restaurant will close on Saturday, Aug. 19 as it makes way for its transition to a Mr. B's Steakhouse.

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Research turns up Tula Erskine's Joan of Arc paintings at Washington High

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:02:00 CDT

Milwaukee artist Tula Erskine said she'd painted a 12-foot mural of Joan of Arc for a Washington High School hallway, but no such work hangs there. Research has led to the rediscovery of the work.

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Milwaukee Film Festival announces its 2017 Black Lens selections

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:16:00 CDT

Ever since its inaugural year in 2014, the Black Lens selections at the Milwaukee Film Festival have been some of the event's most recognized and most lauded. And this year's picks - just announced today - look no different.

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Von Trier to become mid-century cocktail lounge

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:59:00 CDT

Rumors that Von Trier was about to undergo major changes flew around for months, and this morning owner John Sidoff confirmed they were true.

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"Bachelor In Paradise" recap: The premiere refuses to let the clouds pass

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 02:56:00 CDT

For some odd reason, "Bachelor in Paradise" wanted to linger on the alleged sexual misconduct that took place between DeMario and Corinne during its season premiere Monday night, sucking any fun out of this summer sleaze.

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Farewell, Hinterland

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:56:00 CDT

There are several restaurants in history where I wish I had dined before they were lost to time. Though not as storied, nationally or internationally lauded, last week, another hallmark of good eating for me personally and my city said goodbye.

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Join us for the Food Truck Brunch Series starting Aug. 20

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:04:00 CDT

The first ever Food Truck Brunch Series takes place on Aug. 20, Sept. 3 and Sept. 17, with some of the most popular food trucks in the Milwaukee area hosting pop-up brunches at Bay View Park, Klode Park and Juneau Park, respectively.

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Bucks' 2017-18 NBA schedule has twice as many national TV games as last year

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:19:00 CDT

The Bucks became one of the NBA's most exciting-to-watch, up-and-coming teams last season, and the league evidently took notice, rewarding them with twice the number of nationally televised games they had last year. Milwaukee's 2017-18 schedule was released on Monday.

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Why you need to be at this week's NEWaukee Night Market

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:18:00 CDT

Newaukee's Night Market is back on Wednesday. It's one of the city's most lively events, and it takes place in the heart of Downtown along Wisconsin Avenue.

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6 views of The Quin apartments coming to Walker's Point

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:56:00 CDT

Pittsburgh-based developer Linden Street Partners - which also has offices in Santa Ana, California - will break ground on The Quin Apartments, its first Milwaukee project, on Tuesday, Aug. 29, on the northeast corner of South 2nd and West Florida Streets.

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Wisconsin, Notre Dame meet in 2020 at Lambeau Field as part of two-year series

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:09:00 CDT

Curly Lambeau surely would have enjoyed today's big college football news. Wisconsin and Notre Dame have agreed to a two-year, neutral-site series, beginning with a game on Oct. 3, 2020 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, the sides announced Monday.

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Though it's only Aug. 14, it's back to school for some

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:03:00 CDT

Sure, it's only Aug. 14, but with a new early start date for high schools, middle schools and some elementaries, too, many Milwaukee Public Schools students are sitting in their classrooms for the first day of school, too.

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The Diplomat opens on Brady Street tomorrow

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:59:00 CDT

On Tuesday, Aug. 15, Chef Dane Baldwin will open the doors to The Diplomat, his highly anticipated restaurant in the former Bosley on Brady space on Brady Street.

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R U Kidding Me Bakery marks new chapter for heart transplant patient

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:02:00 CDT

R U Kidding Me Bakery - a combination deli, bakery and juice bar slated to open later this year - is the brainchild of Darrin Reasby, a native Milwaukeean whose experience with congestive heart failure inspired him to begin a new chapter in his already full life.

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Totality wired: Eclipse fever is everywhere

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:02:00 CDT

It's been nearly four decades since a total solar eclipse has darkened the daytime sky in these contiguous United States. Media outlets (including this one, as you can see) are all talking, writing and posting about this momentous event. Here are some of the basics.

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Irish Fest: Aug. 17-20

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:18:00 CDT

One of the best and most respected ethnic festivals in Milwaukee, Irish Fest - which runs Aug. 17-20 at Henry Maier Festival Park at the lakefront - is one of the only ones with a real international reputation.

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Idina Menzel's vocals and personality shine at the Riverside

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:06:00 CDT

After hearing Idina Menzel's emotive and expressive performances Sunday night at the Riverside Theater, I - and I'm sure my fellow audience members - can honestly say that "I have been changed for good."

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"Game of Thrones" recap: "Eastwatch" takes a breather - barely

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 01:56:00 CDT

After the fire and brimstone last week, it makes sense that "Game of Thrones" would take a bit of a breather. But with only two episodes left in the season, even the breather episodes - like Sunday night's "Eastwatch" - felt like a sprint.

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Giovanni's on Old World Third will look for new location, pending building sale

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:04:00 CDT

Giovanni's, the Italian restaurant at 1033 N. Old World 3rd St. will remain open, at least for the time-being. However, the Italian restaurant is currently entertaining the sale of the building and scouting out a new location.

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Burning Through Brew City: All Things Jerky's Carolina Reaper beef jerky

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 16:06:00 CDT

OnMilwaukee's Nick Barth and Matt Mueller are on a journey, burning their buds across the Brew City to find its spiciest dishes. Their next stop: the State Fair to battle some beef jerky featuring the spiciest pepper on the planet, the Carolina Reaper.

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Weekly sips with Thirsty Passport: The Love Shack

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:06:00 CDT

With our Thirsty Passports in hand we recently stopped at The Love Shack in Walker's Point and quickly realized it's one of the best deals in the book.

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