Erin Petersen
What’s Happening

June 22-28

By - Jun 22nd, 2009 06:00 am
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Monday, June 22

wizard-of-ozThe Wizard of Oz
7PM * $5
Times Cinema
5906 W. Vliet

Come to the Times this week to see one of the most beloved films of all time! Watch as Dorothy Gale is swept away over the rainbow and embarks on a whimsical journey to find her way home. I’ll be in the front row, most likely wearing ruby slippers and grinning like an idiot.

Tuesday, June 23

WWE Smackdown
6PM * $15-$60
The Bradley Center
1001 N. 4th St.

You know, I thought twice about listing the WWE Smackdown in this week’s Haps, but what the hell? Sure, it’s totally fake and pretty ridiculous, but dammit, it sure is entertaining. I’d bet a dime that by the end of it, you’ll be hooting and hollering with the rest of ’em.

Wednesday, June 24

flowFlow: For the Love of Water
7:30PM * FREE
People’s Books Cooperative
2122 E. Locust Ave.

Join People’s Books for a free screening of Irena Salina’s award winning documentary about the world water crisis.  In the film, Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel, all the while asking the question ” Can anyone really own water?”

Thursday, June 25

Summerfest
June 25-July 5
Noon-11PM
Henry Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbor Dr.

It’s that time again — for the next 11 days, Milwaukee’s lakefront will be jam packed, the freeways clogged and every bar within a five-mile radius is going to be mobbed every night. But, that also means 11 days of hot music — this year’s lineup includes a ton of great local talent, plus all the cheese curds and Miller beer your gullet can take. Woot woot!
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2nd Annual Big Taste
6:30PM * $40
Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Dr.

So, you’re not the Summerfest type, but you still want to join in the festivities down on the lakefront this summer? What can you do? Join your pals at MAM for the 2nd Big Taste for an evening of unlimited food and entertainment — plus you’ll have the best seats in town for this years’ Big Bang.

Friday, June 26

Greek Fest
June 26-28
Wisconsin State Fair Park
640 S. 84th St.

If you need a little distance from the “Big Gig” this year, take a short trip over to ‘Stallis for Greek Fest, featuring music and dancing by the Hellenic Dancers all weekend, and of course copious amounts of delectable Greek food that I can neither spell nor pronounce, but can eat the hell out of. Admission is free!

Saturday, June 27

Bay View Bike Club Lake Country Classic
7AM-10AM (depending on mileage) $25
First Congregational Church, Oconomowoc
815 S. Concord Rd.

Fifteen, 25, 45, 65 and 100 mile routes for all levels of bicyclists. Cycle through flat to rolling hills in Lake Country and Kettle Moraine Forest. Free home-baked treats added to all food/drink-stocked rest stops, plus riders enjoy a free delicious spaghetti dinner with dessert at end of ride. Register before Saturday for just $20 ($15 kids).


Sunday, June 28

0437-diana_krall_02Diana Krall
8PM * $55
The Riverside Theater
116 W. Wisconsin

The highly acclaimed Canadian jazz pianist and chanteuse comes to Milwaukee to promote her latest album, Quiet Nights.

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