Erin Petersen
What’s Happening

July 6-12

By - Jul 6th, 2009 07:00 am

Monday, July 6

garageSteve Peplin & Neil Davis
The Hi-Hat Garage
1701 N. Arlington Place

Wind down after a long Monday with some exceptional jazz in the Garage. In addition to great music, the Garage boasts awesome drink specials, including a $5 liter Mug-of-the-Week (yes, that’s 33 ounces of beer for five bones) and a brand-spankin’ new menu serving food until Midnight!

Tuesday, July 7

schlitzSchlitz Summer of ’69
9-11PM * FREE
The Bomb Shelter
1517 S. 2nd St.

Celebrate the history of Schlitz at the Bomb Shelter. There will be Schlitz giveaways, a scavenger hunt, raffle prizes and drink specials.

Wednesday, July 8

circusparadeGreat Circus Parade Festival
July 8-11
Veteran’s Park
1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.

Even though the official Great Circus Parade isn’t until Sunday, The Kelly Miller Circus doesn’t want you to miss a minute of the high-flying fun. Come down to the lakefront this week for  live performances , animal rides, circus wagon displays and a petting zoo!

leopoldLes Leopold
Boswell Book Company
2559 N. Downer

Join Boswell Books for a reading and discussion of Leopold’s new book The Looting of America: How Wall Street’s Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed Out Jobs, Pensions, and Prosperity- and What We Can Do About It.

Thursday, June 9

bastilleBastille Days
July 9-12 * FREE
Cathedral Square Park
520 E. Wells

This week, Cathedral Square Park will be transformed into a Parisian playground for Bastille Days. Come for a beignet and a glass of vino, but stay just in case someone tries to scale the fake Eiffel Tower…again.

The Cheese Bar Grand Opening
5-9PM * FREE
Wisconsin Cheese Mart
1048 N. Old World 3rd St.

What better night to open a new wine and cheese bar? If you need to take a break from all the French-themed fun at Bastille Days, scoot over to the Wisconsin Cheese Mart and help them celebrate with delicious artisan cheeses, perfectly paired with the best wine or Wisconsin beer counterparts.

aljearreauGathering on the Green
July 9-11
Mequon Rotary Park
4000 W. Highland Road

The festivals just keep on comin’. Mequon’s Gathering on the Green 2009 features performances from Milwaukee’s own Al Jarreau, the Milwaukee Ballet and the Florentine Opera Company, along with the Gathering on the Green Festival Orchestra.

Friday, July 10

lebowskiFree Outdoor Movie & Fish Fry

5:30PM * FREE
Discovery World
500 N. Harbor Dr.

The Pabst Theater, along with Discovery World and Bartolotta Catering present a free summer outdoor movie series! Come to the lakefront for a bazaar of Milwaukee retailers, a delicious fish fry ($9.95) and a movie screening at dusk. The series kicks off with a double feature screening of The Big Lebowski and Kingpin. See you there dudes!

South Shore Frolics
July 10-12
South Shore Park
2900 S. Shore Dr.

The South Shore Frolics is one of the oldest neighborhood festivals in Milwaukee. It starts with a fish fry on Friday night, and the weekend continues with a gigantic parade, classic car show, local art and fireworks every night, just in case you didn’t get your fill from last weekend’s Independence Day show.

tomjonesTom Jones
8PM * $39.50
The Riverside Theater
116 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Good lord. All of our grandmothers will flood the Riverside tonight, armed with red roses and their best underpants for throwing. If the tickets weren’t so much ($55 at the door or $125 for “Gold Circle” VIP tickets — making me wonder what the hell happens in the Gold Circle — shudder) I’d be there too, dancing to “Delilah” and belting out the words to “My Yiddish Mama. Awesome.

Saturday, July 11

Fair Flicks Drive-In
6:30PM * $15/car, $5/walk-ins
Wisconsin State Fair Park
640 S. 84th Street

I can barely remember the last time I was at a drive-in movie. If my memory serves me, I was in my parent’s Dodge Horizon and was sneaking out to see The Blair Witch Project (don’t judge me) at the drive-in theater in Kenosha (don’t judge me for being in Kenosha).

If you can’t make it that far for a good flick, never fear! State Fair Park is opening the gates for drive-in movies each Friday and Saturday this summer. Tonight they’ll be showing E.T. and Star Trek: Wrath of Khan. Even better- all proceeds go to benefit the Hunger Task Force of WI, so bring a non-perishable food item and get a $5 discount.

Sunday, July 12

blackfrancisBlack Francis
8PM * $20
Shank Hall
1434 N. Farwell

End the week on a high note with an all acoustic set from Black Francis, aka Frank Black- that wonderfully nasal rock legend behind The Pixies- at Shank Hall.

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