Erin Petersen

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By - Jul 13th, 2009 07:00 am
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Monday, July 13

baimePeter Baime

6:30PM * FREE
Lake Park
3233 E. Kenwood Blvd.

More free music to start your week off on the right foot. Tonight you can catch highly acclaimed (and local!) flamenco guitarist Peter Baime at lovely Lake Park.

Tuesday, July 14

Merry Weisner-Hanks
7PM * FREE
Boswell Books
2559 N. Downer Ave.

UW-Milwaukee’s own Distinguished Professor of History Merry Weisner-Hanks reads from her latest novel, The Marvelous Hairy Girls– a tale of three sixteenth-century sisters, ranked among nobles in the courts of Europe, who were afflicted with unusual genetic disorder that allowed them a double identity as both human and beast. In her novel, Weisner-Hanks examines this family’s story through the lens of upheaval during this era of human history.


Wednesday, July 15

lorettalynnMerle Haggard and Loretta Lynn
8PM* $65-$75
Potawatomi Casino
1721 W. Canal St.

Holy Christ! The “Van Lear Rose” is in Milwaukee! Loretta Lynn comes to town with Merle Haggard to rock the hell out of the crowd at Potawatomi this evening. Sure, it seems like a tame night at the old casino, but both Lynn and Haggard were known as some of the most controversial country artist’s to date- Haggard was a well known figure in the Outlaw Country style and song’s like “The Pill” and “Rated X” had Lynn banned from radio stations for years.Giddy-up.

Thursday, July 16

Festa Italiana

July 16-19 * $10
Henry Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbor Dr.

One of the nation’s largest Italian-themed festivals kicks off tonight on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Come down for four days of delectable Italian eats, plus nightly fireworks, amusement rides and a Pinocchio sand sculpture competition.

bluegoldBlue Gold: World Water Wars

8PM * FREE
Brewing Grounds for Change
2008 N. Farwell Ave

In nearly every corner of the world, people are polluting, diverting and wasting the limited supply of fresh water available on the planet, and as the population continues to grow, water and other vital resources are becoming scarce- much more thank we know. This award- winning documentary, narrated by Malcolm McDowell, examines how humankind can survive the global water crisis.

Shorewood Criterium International Cycling Classic
4PM
N. Oakland Ave in the Shorewood Business District

This exciting race celebrates its sixth year and features both pro and amateur cyclists, with races for women, men and kids ages 3-7. Cheer on your favorite cyclists while enjoying live music andentertainment.

Friday, July 17

sunrise_bradford_beachBonfire at B.E.D.
6:30-11Pm * $10
Bradford Beach
2400 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.

Grab your blankets and beverages for a good ol’ fashion bonfire at the beach. The evening features live and unplugged sets from Mark Waldoch (of The Celebrated Working Man) and Aaron Schleicher (Juniper Tar) along with a cookout and  s’mores! All proceeds from this event go to the Pathfinders Teen Homeless Shelter– better yet, this concert is only one of many events to raise support for Pathfinders- check the website for more details.

Saturday, July 18

Flea Market & Craft Fair

9AM * FREE
Marian Center for Nonprofits
3211 S. Lake Dr.

The Marian Center hosts a flea market featuring a variety of arts, crafts, jewelery, furniture and all the rummage items you can carry.

Sunday, July 19

art2929wideaGarfield Avenue Festival
Noon-8PM
Garfield Avenue, between MLK and 7th St.

What better way to wind down your weekend than with a free outdoor festival in the streets of Milwaukee? Come to Garfield Avenue this Sunday for a full day of  music, local crafts and all the soul food you can eat.

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