Jeramey Jannene
Eyes on Milwaukee

7 Can’t Miss YP Week Events

Young Professional Week features some 30 events. Here's our pick of the top seven.

By - Apr 11th, 2014 06:16 pm

YP Week

Newaukee’s Young Professional Week kicks off on Saturday with the first of 30 events in 25 locations. The third annual YP Week promises to be the biggest yet, with the best selection of unique events compared to years past. While it’s a laudable goal to attend all 30 events, part of being a professional means that sometimes you have to go to work. With that in mind, I’ve taken it upon myself to pick the seven most important events for you to attend. Consider it a jumping off point for a week of fun.

1. DeTours by Carr – The perfect Urban Milwaukee event that I’m jealous I didn’t think of first. Adam Carr will narrate a bus tour through Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. Four stops and food are included. Adam is always entertaining, so this promises not to disappoint. – Saturday April 12th, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

2. Starting Up in Milwaukee – Come to 96 Square and eat free Ian’s Pizza while hearing a panel discussion about Milwaukee’s start-up scene and how to get involved. You don’t really want to eat that brown bag lunch at your desk anyway. Bonus: Urban Milwaukee is a community partner for this one and it’s on “Milwaukee Day” (more about that later). – Monday April 14th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

3. Transforming Education in MilwaukeeCritics of the back to the city movement claim that young professionals will flee to the suburbs as soon as they have kids. Prove them wrong. Learn from MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton and others what is going on with schools in Milwaukee. You can make a difference, find out how. – Wednesday April 16th, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

4. Wedding: A Marriage Between Artists – An excellent art event, where artists are “married” to create a work together. This event will be held at Surg on the Water (formerly Ryan Braun’s Graffito). – Friday April 18th, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

5. Naked Ballet – The Milwaukee Ballet dancing to the sounds of The Fatty Acids at The Grain Exchange. Awesome concept, great venue. – Wednesday April 16th, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

6. Milwaukee Day – Milwaukee Day, the annual celebration that began in 2010, gives civic pride the kick into gear it needs. The area code (414) lends itself nicely to a day of fun on April 14th. This event is at Turner Hall. – Monday April 14th, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

7. Bubbler Awards: The Lock-In – Spend a night at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Hang out the dinosaurs or wander The Streets of Old Milwaukee. Bonus: Third Coast Daily contributor Timothy Westbrook is one of the award winners that will be honored. Saturday April 19th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Beyond my recommended events, most events fall into a number of slotted times. Rise and Grind, Morning Buzz, Brain and Belly and Night Cap together stretch throughout the day (from before I want to get up to after I want to go to bed). You have no excuse for not making at least one event this week. Young or young at heart, get out and enjoy your city. Almost all of the events are free! Full schedule.

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