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WEEKLY PICKS: July 28,
2014 through August 3, 2014
Monday, July 28:
Plan a tour this week in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Food & City Tours offers
delicious opportunities, while
Untapped Tours takes visitors to high
points. You also can get a great downtown overview and narrated historical
Milwaukee Boat Line’s Vista King and Voyager or celebrate
“Margarita Monday” on
RiverWalk Boat Tours’ pontoon vessels.
Tuesday, July 29:
The touring company of
The Phantom of the Opera continues its run at
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts through Sunday. The new production
of the long-running Andrew Lloyd Webber show promises to be “bigger and
better than ever.”
Pat Metheny is joined by Bruce
Hornsby tonight at 8 p.m. on the Northern Lights stage of Potawatomi Hotel
Wednesday, July 30:
Ozaukee County Fair opens today at Firemen’s Park in Cedarburg,
just 15 minutes north of Milwaukee. It’s one of the last free county fairs
in the Midwest and continues through Sunday.
Traveling Beer Garden is in Greene Park at 4235 S. Lipton Ave. today
through Aug. 10. Sprecher Brewing products are featured at this new
addition to summer in Milwaukee County Parks.
Thursday, July 31:
Recognized as one of the top state fairs in the nation, the
State Fair opens today in West Allis. Singer-songwriter Phil Vassar is
joined by up-and-coming country singer Maggie Rose tonight on the Main
Stage presented by Potawatomi (ticket required). In addition, free stages
abound, along with taste treats, livestock judging and much more. Gates
open at 8 a.m. at the fair, which continues through Aug. 10.
Lyle Lovett and his Large
Band play the Pabst Theater tonight. Doors of the historic theater open at
6:30 p.m., with the show at 8 p.m.
Friday, August 1:
The slapstick classic Caddyshack plays tonight at Discovery World’s
Fish Fry & a Flick. The food and fun start at 5 p.m., with the
free movie on screen at dusk.
■ For another unique
Milwaukee experience, visit the fourth annual
Urban Island Beach Party from
4-11 p.m. today at Lakeshore State Park, connected to the Summerfest
To really experience Old World Charm and Hospitality at its finest, you
need to take a beer history tour at
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
in Milwaukee. No reservations are needed. For a small fee, enjoy a
historical guided tour that takes you back to 1844 when Best & Company was
born to present day. Tour fee includes a 16 oz. Pabst or Schlitz tap or
non-alcoholic beverage of your choice. Tours are at 11am, 12 & 1 p.m.
today, Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday, August 2: Only a month
left to see the Milwaukee County Zoo’s special exhibition,
Sting Ray and
Shark Bay. It’s a great opportunity for kids to pet harmless rays and
observe sharks in a 14,000-gallon tank.
■ Sunday, August 3:
Get down to the
Milwaukee Art Museum before the special summer
retrospective of the work of Wassily Kandinsky moves on to Paris. The
museum even offers a special Family Guide for youngsters touring the
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