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WEEKLY PICKS: Sept. 1,
2014 through Sept. 7, 2014
Monday, Sept. 1:
Labor Day celebrations this year include an appearance by President Obama at
LaborFestMKE on the Summerfest grounds.
The annual free festival sponsored by labor unions begins with a parade to the grounds beginning at 11 a.m. in Zeidler Union
The festival runs from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 1:
Today is the last day to see the Milwaukee Art Museum’s special summer
exhibition, a retrospective of the long and varied career of modern master
Wassily Kandinsky. Paris is the
next destination for this excellent exhibition.
Tuesday, Sept. 2:
Book a tour today at Milwaukee’s
Great Lakes Distillery and see
how the city’s reputation as Brew City now extends to hand-crafted,
Wednesday, Sept. 3:
believers will be at the BMO Harris Pavilion on the Summerfest grounds
tonight to hear the popular band whose music becomes more popular as the
years go on. Familiar Looking Strangers joins Journey in the concert that
begins at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 4:
Now in the stretch run for a berth in the Major League Baseball playoffs,
Milwaukee Brewers return home
tonight to face the St. Louis Cardinals in a four-game series. Game time
is 7:10 p.m. at Miller Park. Should be full house tonight. A
free restaurant shuttle is a good
way to avoid parking hassles.
The international sounds of
Yanni, including music from his
new album, “Truth of Touch,” will fill Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater
tonight. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8.
Friday, Sept. 5:
Milwaukee’s always popular
Indian Summer Festival adds a new
dimension this year – American Indian ponies and horses, along with
renowned horse experts. The last of the ethnic festivals at the Summerfest
grounds and the largest Native American celebration of its kind in the
country, Indian Summer opens at 4 p.m. and continues through 8 p.m.
Once again, the
Paramount Blues Festival brings
the nation’s top blues musicians to Grafton, where the blues sound was
first recorded. The festival is a don’t miss today and Saturday in Lime
Kiln Park. A harmonica workshop by celebrated musician Joe Filisko is set
for Saturday and is open to all.
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, Sept. 6 Walk or drive
down to Milwaukee’s lakefront for the 36th annual
Frank Mots International Kite Festival
today and Sunday. If the weather cooperates you’ll see kites of all sizes
and types in the air over Veterans Park, just north of the Milwaukee Art
Museum. Be part of the fun from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-5 pm.
Sunday. Look to the skies for the noon launch of an estimated 600 kites.
Sunday, Sept. 7: There is
something very different at today’s annual
Starving Artists Show at Mount
Mary University, 2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway. Local and
national artists at the one-day show are limited to artwork selling for
$100 or less. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Supermoon Walk with naturalist
Naomi Cobb from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at the Lynden Sculpture Garden in
River Hills. The naturalist leads a walk through Lynden’s back acres
beneath the light of the (almost) supermoon, ending with a bonfire.