Bike Races, Brewers Games, Comic Con!
And: Celebrate the Halloween you missed during pandemic, or Emo and Alt music of early 2000s.
It’s time to get that bicycle tuned up and ready to ride, because bike races in Milwaukee are back. Check out the Shorewood Criterium Classic, which will see 10 different groups racing throughout the day. And the Milwaukee Brewers are officially reopening the stadium to 100% capacity, starting with a game welcoming all military members. Bay View Gallery Night is back and so is the East Side Art Market, so there’s plenty of art to check out as well.
June 25: Shorewood Criterium Classic
The annual Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic is celebrating its 17th year. The event will see cyclists racing in a variety of categories, from Novice events in the morning to Pro events in the evening. There are 10 categories total, with the first race starting at 11:10 a.m. Races will begin and end at N. Oakland Ave. and E. Lake Bluff Blvd. A kids’ race will also take place at 6:35 p.m. To register, visit the North Shore Bank tent near the starting/finish line the day of, or visit this link to register or volunteer beforehand.
June 25: Brewers Reopening At 100% Capacity
June 25: Bay View Gallery Night
Bay View Gallery Night returns this year with an extensive list of Bay View businesses participating in the one-night celebration of the arts. Bay View Gallery Night aims to encourage and highlight the connection between local arts, local businesses and the surrounding communities. From breweries to restaurants and bicycle shops to book stores, there’s a little something for everyone at Bay View Gallery Night. For a complete list of participating businesses and the times that their respective events will be open, visit this link.
June 26-27: East Side Art Market
The East Side Art Market returns to the East Side Art Lot, a parking lot that has been transformed into a community space ornamented with painted picnic tables and murals. The market occurs every second and fourth Saturday and Sunday through September and is open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The market will feature over 12 vendors as well as live music. The art lot is located on North Ave. right off North and Farwell. For some backstory on how the art lot came to be, check out Urban Milwaukee’s coverage earlier this year.
June 26: Milwaukee History Via Canoe
The Urban Ecology Center is giving Milwaukeeans a chance to get to know our “terrible city” (according to a recent comment from ESPN’s First Take) from a different perspective — traveling by canoe. Guides will talk about the history of the city and all of its local legends as participants paddle up the Milwaukee River. Participants will meet at the Milwaukee Rowing Club (1990 N. Commerce St.) and all equipment will be provided by the Urban Ecology Center. Tickets are $24 for members and $34 for non members. The event will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
June 26: Sad Boy Saturday at the Bad Moon Saloon
Do you find yourself reminiscing about the Myspace-era of alternative music? Sad Boy Saturday is a nostalgia-inducing dance party prioritizing emo and alternative music from the early 2000’s. The event is making its post-pandemic-shut-down return to the Bad Moon Saloon at 4035 S Clement Ave., and will begin at 7 p.m. The event will be DJed by Sammie Anderson of Wolfbiter, and music requests can be made on the Facebook event page prior to the event.
June 26: Milwaukee Comic Con
The Milwaukee Comic Con, presented by Mighty Con, is back this year and claims to be bigger than ever. The event will return to Wisconsin State Fairgrounds (at the Products Pavilion) and will showcase over 200 tables filled with nerdy pop-culture memorabilia and goodies — from figurines to books and much more. Admission for children is free and everyone gets a free comic book at the door. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 4:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, click here.
June 26: Halloween 2020 Replay at Up-Down
The Up-Down arcade bar at 615 E. Brady St is giving Milwaukee a second chance at celebrating 2020’s Halloween festivities by hosting a costume contest. There will be prizes for best individual and best group costumes with judging beginning at 11 p.m. and winners announced at 11:30 p.m. There will be live throwback music, and a photobooth as well. The event is free and will begin at 8 p.m. and run until midnight.
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