Erin Petersen
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June 8-14

By - Jun 7th, 2009 11:59 pm
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Monday, June 8

Bicycler Breakfast
7-9AM * FREE
Urban Ecology Center
1500 E. Park Place

The Urban Ecology Center wants to thank bike commuters for reducing consumption of fossil fuels and opting for a cleaner mode of transportation. They’re showing their gratitude this week with free breakfast for all commuters. Afterward, meet up with fellow riders on the Oak Leaf Trail or at the Washington Park Lagoon. The Urban Ecology Center will hosts this event June 8- June 11. Breakfast is free, but donations are encouraged.

grizzly_bear_announces_summer_tour_plans_430x280Grizzly Bear
8PM * $15
The Pabst Theatre
144 E. Wells St.

The Brooklyn-based indie rock quartet Grizzly Bear stops into town to promote Veckatimest, their first full-length album in over three years. Veckatimest proves to be a more artfully produced album with complex vocals, tighter arrangements and more affected lyrics than albums past.


Tuesday, June 9

The Sharking Hour and Aimless Blades
6:30 PM * FREE
Humboldt Park
3000 S. Howell Ave

Bay View’s Chill on the Hill series welcomes The Sharking Hour and Aimless Blades this week for some good old hometown rock n’ roll.

Wednesday, June 10

48hfp-289x300Milwaukee 48-Hour Film Festival
6 & 8 PM * $9 single screening, $15 both screenings
Landmark Oriental Theater
2230 N. Farwell

On June 5th, filmmakers participating in the 48-Hour Film Project were given a character, a prop, a line of dialogue, a genre and one weekend to write, edit and score the film. Come and see the product of this wild and crazy weekend for the premiere screening of the 48-Hour Film Project at Milwaukee’s lovely Oriental Theater. Get your tickets early- screenings sell out fast!


Stand Together Milwaukee
8:45 AM * FREE
The Urban Ecology Center
1500 E. Park Place

Collaborate with other organizations and individuals to stand together to confront gun violence in Milwaukee and restore a sense of healthy community through collaborative action. This event is for adults only. There is no charge to attend, but a donations are encouraged.

Thursday, June 11

Meet Me on the Patio: Living Large
6-8 PM * $8
The Racine Art Museum
441 Main St, Racine

Join your friends on RAM’s outside patio for an evening of interesting conversation over a sampling of icy cold beers. Plan for an exhibition tour like no other. Go back stage and discover how the huge artworks displayed in Bigger, Better More: The Art of Viola Frey were brought together from lending museums and galleries all over the country. RAM’s curatorial staff reveals the juicy details from three years of preparation for this groundbreaking exhibition. Please RSVP to 262.638.8300

The Spanglish Band
Alterra on the Lake
1701 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.

Alterra heats up the summer with Musica del Lago, their annual free concert series. Head down to the lakefront Alterra this Thursday for fantastic local Latin music. Make sure you bring your own blankets and chairs, and arrive early — even seats on the grass fill up fast!

Friday, June 12

4PM * $13
Henry Maier Festival Park

Summer festival season is in full swing, so head down to the lakefront this weekend for PrideFest! Headliners for the weekend include Cyndi Lauper, Brandy and Etta James. Holy crap! Etta James! It’s gonna be great. Check out the website linked above for festival hours or read TCD columnist Michelle Sieg’s heartwarming preview here.

IMAX Summer Film Festival
Milwaukee Public Museum
800 W. Wells

Now through September 30, 2009, you can catch a fantastic line-up of some classic IMAX films for a fraction of the price. Just $20 will get you admission to five IMAX films – that’s half of what you would normally pay! Receive a Film Festival punch card for $20, and use the punch card to receive IMAX tickets to 5 of the IMAX films of your choice. Available films include Ring of Fire, The Living Sea, Magnificent Desolation, Everest, NASCAR, and Sea Monsters. For more information and show times, please visit the link above.


Saturday, June 13

Strong Communities Fair
10 AM-2 PM
Northside YMCA
1350 W. North Ave.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee is partnering with the Dominican Center to provide community members with an array of organizations and vendors to build strong communities and provide needed resources. Community members will have the opportunity to network with area organizations, receive valuable resources and information for homeowners, receive lead tests for children, as well as participate in various family activities and games. The event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, June 14

2572531866_d442361919Locust Street Festival
11 AM- ?? * FREE
Locust Street, between Humboldt and Holton Ave.

This year, the Locust Street Festival celebrates 33 years of music, beer runs and local culture. Head to Riverwest this Sunday and start your summer at one of Milwaukee’s best and most-loved neighborhood block parties.

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