Erin Petersen
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August 3-9

By - Aug 3rd, 2009 07:00 am
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Monday, August 3

Domestic Partner Registration Party
6-8PM * FREE
722 E. Burleigh

Join Equality Wisconsin and your pals at ArtBar to celebrate Wisconsin’s new Domestic Partner Registry! Enjoy appetizers and cocktails and get updates about new provisions for Wisco’s gay & lesbian couples and toast to our state (finally) taking a step in the right direction.

Tuesday, August 4


Tori Amos

8PM * $40
The Riverside
116 W. Wisconsin

Tori… wait, I can just call her Tori, right? You know, the way that all budding young wymyn (heh heh heh) did in the mid-90s, the same with Ani, Alanis…etc. Anywho,  Tori reached her peak back then with her dastardly piano work and bold commentary about once taboo subjects like religion, sex and religion+sex.  Since then, the chanteuse has reinvented herself several times over. Catch her latest incarnation this week when she comes to The Riverside to promote her latest album, aptly title Abnormally Attracted to Sin.

Wednesday, August 5

The Devil and Daniel Johnston
Turner Hall Ballroom
1032 N. 4th St.

To prepare for Daniel Johnston’s return to Milwaukee, Turner Hall offers a FREE screening of The Devil and Daniel Johnston, a stunning biopic about the life and times of one of folk music’s most eccentric characters.

Thursday, August 6

pigsWisconsin State Fair
August 6-16 * $9
State Fair Park
640 S. 84th Street

I personally think that State Fair is one of the more surreal events of the summer. It’s the only place where you’ll see people cooing over baby animals while simultaneously tearing up a plate full of Saz’s BBQ without shame or awareness. Still, the piglet races get me every time.

Lykke Li
8PM* $15
Turner Hall Ballroom
1032 N. 4th St.

In 2008, Swedish songstress Lykke Li placed herself securely on the map of today’s hottest indie-pop music. Her repertoire includes everything from full-throttle dance beats to ballads so sweet and desperate they’ll break your freakin’ heart. Rumor has it that her cover of Tribe’s “Can I Kick It” is something to behold. Intrigued? You should be.

Friday, August 7

sandlot1Riverflicks: The Sandlot
Pere Marquette Park
900 N. Plankinton

More free movies under the stars! This week, catch baseball classic The Sandlot, a film about young boys coming of age through America’s favorite past time.

Deerhunter & Dan Deacon
7PM * $10
Turner Hall Ballroom
1032 N. 4th St.

This show promises to be nothing if not bizarre- but in a good way. Self-described “ambient punk”  group Deerhunter team up with electro-pop-rock-noise sensation Dan Deacon for an unforgettable night at Turner Hall. These band’s previous shows have been known to include sundresses, fake blood and performing smack-dab in the middle of the crowd.

Beer City Tattoo Convention
August 7-9
Harley-Davidson Museum
400 W. Canal Street

The Tattooed Kingpin is back! This year’s convention found a new (and more appropriate) home with Harley and features live music, burlesque shows, tattoo contests, art galleries and folks getting inked all weekend long.

arabworldfestArab World Fest

August 7-10 * $8
Henry Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbor Drive

Enjoy the sights and sounds of 22 Arab countries as Milwaukee’s lineup of ethnic festivals continues. At Arab World Fest, peruse the marketplace for authentic arts and crafts, wander through the fairy tale section for artist’s depictions of the 1001 Nights and load up on all the delicious falafel, hummos and kebabs you can handle.

Saturday, August 8

Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair
August 8-9
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
929 N. Water Street

This craft fair has been named one of the top 100 art fairs in the country, showcasing work from regional and national artists . The Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair celebrates its 35th year with  work in ceramics, fiber, jewelery, metal, leather and much more.

garage-sale-signsLisbon Avenue Neighborhood Garage Sale
August 8-9
Lisbon Avenue, between 92nd and 97th Streets

Holy crap! A whole neighborhood of new found treasures awaits you in Tosa this weekend! I’m a sucker for rummage sales, large and small, and the idea of five blocks worth of thrift is making me light headed.

10th Annual Hank Aaron 5K Run/Walk
7AM * $20 advance, $22 at starting line
Hank Aaron State Trail

Sure, it’s hard to drag yourself out of bed at 7am on a Saturday, but this annual fun run/walk barely feels like exercise.This year, Hank Aaron himself will be the Master of Ceremonies and local faves De La Buena will be on hand to provide the tunes to keep you going.

Sunday, August 9

Vibha Dream Mile 5K Run/Walk
7:30AM * $20
Veteran’s Park

Vibha is a volunteer driven non-profit organization that raises funds to support projects which provide better education, living standards and security for underprivileged children in US and India. Your entry into this 5K run/walk with assist Vibha in these efforts and 20% of all proceeds will also go toward the Toys for Tots program.

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