1. Polish Fest
ALL WEEKEND | HENRY MAIER FESTIVAL PARK
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.
FRIDAY AND SUNDAY | BRADLEY SYMPHONY CENTER
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will be pairing Bach’s Serenade No. 2 and Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 1 at this weekends 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.
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FRIDAY 5:30 P.M. | LION’S TOOTH
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.
FRIDAY AT 6:30 P.M. | 123 E. STATE ST.
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.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY | 315 W. COURT ST.
Curated by local artist Color Corazon, this exhibition showcases LGBTQ+ artists. The exhibition’s goal is to capture 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 p.m. on Saturday.
FRIDAY 6-8 P.M. | 597 E. ERIE ST.
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.
FRIDAY 6-9 P.M. | THE YARD AT BAYSHORE
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.
FRIDAY 7-11 P.M. | HOUSE OF RAD
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.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY | MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM
Drop-in Art Making will have family-friendly art-making activities inspired by the museum’s current collections and exhibitions. This event begins at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
SATURDAY 11:00 A.M. | WISCONSIN AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN’S CENTER
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.
SATURDAY NOON-4 P.M. | ZAO MKE CHURCH
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.
SATURDAY 1-6 P.M. | DOWNTOWN RACINE
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.
SATURDAY 5:30-9:30 P.M. | VETERANS PARK
In addition to the launch of a flotilla of lanterns that float out onto the water, this event features live music and food trucks. Attendees can design their own lanterns before the launch. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and tickets are required for this event.
SATURDAY 8-11 P.M. | GREENDALE’S GAZEBO PARK
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. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets.
SUNDAY 8:30 A.M. | DISCOVERY WORLD
This hour-long outdoor yoga lesson will feature views of Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee skyline. Yoga mats and water bottles are encouraged. Pre-registration is required.