FRIDAY AND SATURDAY | VILLAGE OF TOSA
Art lovers can watch brand new creations come to life in real time at the ART 64, a bracket-style live painting tournament. Attendees will be able to stroll through the Village of Tosa to find 64 artists painting their newest masterpieces and vote for their favorites. The competition runs from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday and from 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. The tournament also features live music and food from local restaurants.
FRIDAY AT 7:30 P.M. | ORIENTAL THEATRE
The award-winning dramedy about a father-son road trip from rural Wisconsin to Milwaukee is making its way onto the big screen in its favorite city. Attendees can meet the cast and crew of the film. Grab a bag of popcorn and get ready for some quality Midwestern humor.
FRIDAY AT 6:30 P.M. | BOSWELL BOOK COMPANY
The traumas and joys of growing up in Milwaukee are explored in The Milwaukeean. Joey Grihalva and Kellen ‘Klassik’ Abston will visit the bookstore to discuss and sign their new book and answer questions. While the event is free, attendees must register ahead of time to save their spot.
SATURDAY FROM 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.| CLOCKTOWER ANTIQUES
What goes with food trucks and music? A vintage pop-up market. Shoppers can browse products from over 30 vendors and makers at the first-ever Walker’s Point Pop-Up Market.
SATURDAY FROM 11 A.M. TO 6 P.M. | NORTH AVE. & FARWELL AVE. CORRIDOR
Upgrade your weekend walk with your dog by heading over to Hops & Hounds. This free East Side outing will have over two dozen artists and vendors, live music, henna tattoos, food, drinks and more. There will also be passports available for purchase that get you 15 adult beverage samples for $20. All proceeds will go to The Dogtopia Foundation.
SATURDAY FROM NOON TO 4 P.M. | OLD HEIDELBERG PARK
Sure, you’ve been to beer festivals, but have you ever been to a lager festival? This event, the first to be in person since the exceptional 2019 festival, showcases the range of the world’s most popular family of beers. There will be big bocks and dark dunkels, but many of the lagers pouring will be light and refreshing. More than 20 breweries will be on hand – many from out of state that don’t normally sell beer in Wisconsin.
SATURDAY FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 9:00 P.M.| CROATIAN PARK
This is not a BYOB – bring your own bagpipes – event. Bagpipe and other traditional Scottish music will be provided. Attendees can watch archery, cricket, highland dancing and more. Children 12 and under get in for free, and tickets for adults are $10.
SATURDAY AT 8:00 P.M.| THE RIVERSIDE THEATER
The hit show’s national tour stops in Milwaukee with the promise of a new mystery celebrity being revealed. Fan favorites and new acts will perform. Tickets are available online.
ALL WEEKEND | ROAD AMERICA
The all-weekend fest gives enthusiasts a chance to learn how to ride different motorcycles. Fans can even camp out at nearby sites to extend the fun. If you want to participate yourself, you can enter your motorcycle upon arrival Saturday morning between 9-11 a.m. or pre-register online.
ALL WEEKEND | SUMMERFEST GROUNDS
Pride returns to Milwaukee with flair this summer. Multiple drag shows, comedy acts and musicians are included in the lineup. Lady Gaga fans will enjoy a musical tribute for the musician. Attendees can buy single day admission or a three-day pass.
ALL WEEKEND | THE LAUGHING TAP
Comedian John “Cap” Caparulo, who has written for Showtime, ABC, Netfilx and Disney, kicks off a five-show series, at the local comedy bar. Expect laughs and beer. Tickets are $30.