Polish Fest features a variety of arts, culture and traditions that are uniquely Polish. There will be music, dancers, cultural exhibits, vendors, cooking demonstrations and lots of food. The park will open at noon each day of the festival.
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will be pairing Bach’s Serenade No. 2 and Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 1 at this weekend’s concert. It will be conducted by Music Director Laureate Edo de Waart, and attendees can join a free “Meet the Music” pre-concert talk if they arrive one hour before the performance.
Discuss A Mary Nohl Sunrise, a new project from Diana Chu and Ben Grzenia of Bearbear and Alex Gartlemann, JMKAC’s Mary Nohl program director. The Q&A discussion will be moderated by Lion’s Tooth bookstore, and the book will be for sale at the event.
Milwaukee-native Michael Drescher is brining his comedic biopic to the Todd Wehr Theater this Friday. It’s about him finding his place in the world and listening to his inner angels. And while the stories he tells seem like they’re too funny to be true, they are. Tickets are available online.
Curated by local artist Color Corazon, this exhibition showcases LGBTQ+ artists within the Milwaukee community. The exhibition’s goal is to capture different queer experiences by having artists share their work and stories through different mediums. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Push Fitness MKE’s third-annual pride event features a fitness class that celebrates and supports the LGBTQ+ community. There will be a workout class with a live DJ followed by a dance party with snacks and drinks. Registration starts at 5:45 p.m.
The fourth-annual Sounds of Summer at BAYSHORE is hosting Motown and Legends of Soul to kick-off the summer series. The event will feature food trucks and pop-up vendors all around Bayshore as well. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to this family-friendly event.
A new event, Art Hop Thru the 53212, which will feature gallery-style exhibits, breweries and studios in the 53212 zip code, is coming up soon on June 17. To celebrate the anticipation, House of Rad is hosting a Pre-Art Hop party this weekend. Attendees can eat, drink and dance while listening to DJ Mongo and Roxie Beane.
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Rasool Berry is the director and film host of this unscripted documentary that tells the historical relevance of Juneteenth through stories of direct descendants of those who were newly liberated in 1865. The showing begins at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public.
Zao MKE Church is hosting a celebration for LGBTQ+ families with activities for children. The event starts at noon and will include activities like a drag queen story hour, live DJ, dance party and a clothing and book exchange.
Mini golf your way around Racine at this pub crawl. Each of the 18 participating locations will have their own mini golf hole, and you can golf as many or as few as you want. At the end of the event, there will be a prize ceremony for the best scoring team, among other randomly drawn prizes.
The Milwaukee Lantern Festival has live music, food trucks and a lantern launch. Attendees are encouraged to design their own lantern’s before the launch. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and tickets are required for this event.
The Free Summer Night Movie Series begins this Saturday with a showing of Joseph Kosinski’s Top Gun: Maverick. There will be concessions, including soda, water, ice-cream and popcorn. Attendee’s are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets.