June 2017: City Guide

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14 Weekends of Summer Fun
Once summer begins, your weekends can go on autopilot, because we’ve planned it all for you! How to entertain out-of-towners, keep the kids busy, explore the city on foot and much more.

The Great Sub Flub
In 1940, Walter Minx concocted an elaborate (and bizarre) plot to extort money from a Milwaukee businessman. It involved a pipe bomb, a death threat, a chartered airplane and a hidden, homemade submarine.
By Matthew J. Prigge

Frozen Custard Forever
It’s the richest story ever told – that of the Big Three Milwaukee creamy emporiums: Kopp’s, Leon’s and Gilles. But swirled with chunky drama? Nope, this tale is pure smoothness.
By Mitch Teich


Hot Hoods
Cool places to live, or dawdle away the hours.
By Clare Swinarski

Leaks are threatening the Public Museum’s treasure-trove.
By Matt Hrodey

Brick by Brick
Kristi Luzar’s little big job backing entrepreneurs in the city.
By Matt Hrodey


Day by Day
No time for naps. Just Monday-Friday fun.
By Anna Miller

Hot Tickets
Shakespeare, Handel, Calatrava: must-sees.
By Paul Kosidowski

Made in MKE
The MKE-made Dontre Hamilton documentary.
By Jenna Kashou

Don summer’s best looks.
By Amanda Lillian Mills and Elisabeth Wallock

Ear Candy
Folk, psychedelic, heartland rock. So much to listen to.
By Kevin Mueller

Your month at a glance – David Sedaris to Downtown Dining Week.


Winner, Winner Dinners
A summer love song to fried chicken, in the form of Lindsay Heights’ The Tandem.
By Ann Christenson

Dinner on the Farm
Reserve your seat at one or more of these special farm dinners.
By Ann Christenson

Lounging Around
The woven pasts of Bryant’s and At Random.
By Robert Simonson

Ask Ann
Got a dining question? Ask Ann!
By Ann Christenson


Let’s Hear it One More Time
A Summerfest veteran reflects on almost 50 years of great concerts, beers and get-in-free coupons.
By Kris Kodrich

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