Monday, June 15
Movies on the Patio
Brocach Irish Pub
1850 N. Water
Throughout the month of June, Brocach will hold free film screenings on their lovely patio, featuring free kettle corn, $2.50 Lakefront Bottles and lovely views of the Reservoir. This Monday, come for the 1973 classic The Sting — a film set in the 1930s about convicts, murder and revenge starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford.
Wednesday, June 17
WUWM Project Milwaukee Forum: Black & White
6-8PM * FREE
Mitchell Park Domes
524 S. Layton
WUWM 89.7 FM Milwaukee Public Radio will examine the history and evolution of black-white relations in Milwaukee and explore ways to improve and build a more integrated community. This public forum also includes a roundtable discussion with a diverse panel of community leaders. Space is very limited, so call 414-227-3355 or visit them online to reserve your seat. If you can’t make it to the panel discussion, tune into WUWM for Lake Effect on June 19 for a full broadcast.
Thursday, June 18
Florentine at the Lake
7PM * FREE
Alterra on the Lake
1701 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.
Join the Florentine Opera Co. and your pals at Alterra for a free night of arias, ensembles and opera favorites. This season, audiences can also take advantage of Florentine Opera ticket and merchandise promotions, have a chance to win free tickets and get a sneak peek into the Opera’s 2009-10 season. Bring blankets and chairs, and arrive early — grass seats fill up fast!
Friday, June 19
Juneteenth Day Celebration
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, between Center and Burleigh St.
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Since 1865, Juneteenth has been a symbol of African American freedom, education in acheivement. In Milwaukee, Juneteenth will be celebrated with a parade and day-long street festival in Riverwest.
Noon * $5
Henry Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbor Dr
Come celebrate another year of America’s largest Polish festival. The festival showcases folk dancing, Polka music, exhibits, folk art demonstrators, fireworks on Friday and Saturday Nights, ethnic marketplace, children’s stage, delicious food, vodka tasting, and so much more! As usual, festival goers can enjoy 50-cent admission on Friday between Noon and 5 p.m. Yay summer festivals!
Lakefront Festival of Arts
10am-7pm * $10
Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Dr.
This event features more than 170 leading artists from around the nation who will exhibit and sell their work on the grounds in front of the museum’s Calatrava addition. The artistic creations showcase a broad spectrum of media such as painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, printmaking, wood, ceramics, fiber and more.
Die River Rat Festival of Die F*ing Arts
7pm * FREE
112 W. Wisconsin Ave
Dear friends of degenerate art: you are invited to this two-day gallery event that, according to Jimmy Von Milwaukee, is “a fine art event dedicated to all the little people on Mary Louise Schumacher’s “Art City” blog.” This oughta be interesting.
Saturday, June 20
Summer Soulstice Music Festival
Noon-Midnight * FREE
North Ave., between Oakland and Prospect
The 2009 Summer Soulstice Music Festival, Milwaukee’s official solstice celebration, kicks off another great summer in the city. In honor of the longest day of the year, the celebrations will begin at noon, featuring extreme sports, family fun, sidewalk artists, and the best of East Side fare. The sun shines late into the evening with an impressive and eclectic musical line up of 10 bands on three stages, beginning at 5 p.m. and continuing long into the night. Check out the website for a full line-up of events.
Sunday, June 21
Father’s Day at the Zoo
9am-5pm * Dads are FREE!
Milwaukee County Zoo
10001 W. Bluemound Rd.
It’s Father’s Day, and your dad deserves a little special treatment. Get him out of that old La-Z-Boy and bring him down to the zoo for a wild afternoon. Plus, all dads get in for free, and from what I know, ALL dads love a good bargain.
Father’s Day Brunch Buffet
Noon-4PM * Call for reservations/prices
Fuzion Cafe & Lounge
524 S. 2nd St
Who says your pops doesn’t enjoy the finer things in life? Bring him out for an upscale brunch buffet at Fuzion, featuring eggs, bacon, pastries, fruit, steak, effervescent cocktails, bloodies, crawfish etoufee, chicken, and even live music!
10am-5pm * FREE
Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin
500 N. Harbor Drive
Take your dad to Discovery World for his special day, where he’ll get free admission to all exhibits. Take him to see the Reiman Aquarium, let him rock out in Les Paul’s House of Sound and get electrified at Tesla Lives!