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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
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
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
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
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.