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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 Square. 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, distilled spirits.





■  Wednesday, Sept. 3:  Journey 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, the 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. Sunday.




■  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.


■  Take a 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.
 

 
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