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WEEKLY PICKS: Aug. 25, 2014 through Aug. 31, 2014

■  Monday, Aug. 25:  Take the kids to the Milwaukee County Zoo today before school bells ring. Only a week remains to see Sting Ray & Shark Bay, the zoo’s special interactive summer exhibition.

■  Tuesday, Aug. 26:  Be sure to see Kandinsky: A Retrospective at the Milwaukee Art Museum before it departs for Paris next week. The only-in-Milwaukee exhibition provides an in depth look-at the many different artistic periods of this modern master.

■  Wednesday, Aug. 27:  Get a preview of The Beatles Invade Milwaukee, a documentary film of the first and only Beatles concert in Wisconsin. The film includes interviews with the daughters of the show promoter and individuals who attended the sold-out concert along with rare footage of the Beatles arriving at Mitchell Airport. Showings are scheduled at the Milwaukee Theatre, 490 W. Kilbourn Ave., at 6 and 7 p.m. The showings are free and include a tour of the adjacent Arena, now called the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, which was the site of the concert 50 years ago.

■  Milwaukee Boat Lines, 101 W. Michigan St., hosts a special Mondo Milwaukee Boat Cruise tonight at 8 p.m. It’s a two-hour tour of Milwaukee’s strange, illicit and notorious hidden history via the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan.

■  Thursday, Aug. 28:  Join Harley-Davidson riders from throughout the Midwest tonight at Bike Night at the Harley-Davidson Museum. Live music, the H-D 2015 Motorcycle Display and a custom bike show are on tap from 5-11 p.m. Bike Night kicks off the annual Milwaukee Rally, which includes four street parties and continues through Sept. 1..

■  Friday, Aug. 29:  If you’re a golfer and enjoy a challenging round, take a drive north of Milwaukee to The Bull at Pinehurst Farms this holiday weekend. Our golf editor and plenty of accomplished professionals consider this Jack Nicklaus course one of the most challenging in Wisconsin. If you’re just starting or not up to par, Milwaukee County offers courses for every skill level.

■  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, Aug. 30:  Check out the Third Ward Art Festival today and Sunday in the heart of Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. You’ll find live music, great music and a wide variety of art at this free festival on Broadway and in Catalano Square. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day.

■  Sunday, Aug. 31:  Visitors to Cedarburg’s Maxwell Street Days don’t always know what they’re looking for, but they usually find something to take home. Gates to Firemen’s Park open at 6 a.m. today for this event packed with antiques, collectibles, vintage treasures, rummage and more.


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