The Best Things to Do This Week, According to Our Editors: July 18

This week we recommend catching a concert, enjoying a four course meal, shopping local and more.

1. Enjoy Four Courses of Awesome at Eldr+Rime’s “Around the World” Series 


Every third Thursday of the month, Eldr+Rime, a great Scandinavian restaurant in Wauwatosa, puts on “Around the World” four-course dinners that show off the cuisine of a particular global region. This week, on July 21, they’re doing North America. The menu has tacos, lobster rolls, BBQ and a bunch of other delicious-sounding stuff. Now this sounds pretty amazing, but I do have to warn you that tickets cost $120. This is the kind of event that a journalist like me can only dream about attending. But it does sound very cool, and so I feel obligated to put it on the radar for those of you who are, let us say, more financially fortunate. You can grab one of those $120 tickets at this link here, if you’re feeling so inclined. If I had gone into investment banking, I would definitely be there.

2. Catch a Concert at the Riverwalk Commons


This brand new concert series is brought to you by the Milwaukee Public Market, in their new venue by the river – and under a bridge. The shade from the interstate was a welcomed gift when I checked out the inaugural concert last month featuring Joe Wray, a Milwaukee talent. The acoustics were surprisingly amazing considering the busy venue and there were plenty of food options, including popsicles from Pete’s Pops. What sets this music series apart is the lineup, which is jam-packed with local favorites. This Tuesday it’s The Panoptics. 

Riverwalk Commons Concert at the Milwaukee Public Market 2022
Riverwalk Commons Concert at the Milwaukee Public Market; Photo by Alli Watters


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3. Art It Up at Gallery Night MKE


What are your thoughts on art? Me, I think it’s cool. That’s why I’m excited for Gallery Night MKE’s return this weekend. Also, it’s free. After my last nervous breakdown at the Kwik Trip pump, I could certainly use free. On Friday and Saturday this week, 25 art galleries across the city are offering free admission, with original art for sale. Check out their website for the full list of galleries participating.

Gallery Day and Night MKE; Photo by VisitMilwaukee

4. Check Out the Whitefish Bay Farmers Market


I’ve been trying to hit a different farmers market – or two – each weekend. One of the markets on my to-visit list is Whitefish Bay’s, because it has come to my attention that I’ve gotta check out Hollyberry Bakery, a cottage enterprise started by a local self-taught home baker named Holly. I’ve heard her croissants are amazing, and the sourdough breads are the bomb. Sourdough bread is my bread of choice, so I’m particularly excited to try it. The market runs Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., through Oct. 15.

5. Shop for Vintage Clothes at Plume 


This year I’ve gotten really into shopping for vintage clothing. I have been thrifting clothes for several years, mostly at Goodwill or other chain thrift stores, but this year I’ve elevated my thrift game to include local vintage sellers, like Plume in Bay View. Not only do they have an amazing selection of unique vintage clothes, accessories and shoes, but they also have the cutest space, full of beautiful decor, furniture and plants. And they host events! This coming Friday (July 23) they’re having an event with Tintypes by Margaret Muza and house plants from Webers Green House to support local nonprofit Teens Grow Greens

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