The Best Things to Do This Week, According to Our Editors: June 5

Check out Polish Fest, Flour Girl & Flame, ‘SuperYou’ and more.

1. Baw Się na Polskim Festynie

ARCHER PARQUETTE, MANAGING EDITOR

My uncle Vinny is not going to be happy if he reads this, but this week I recommend going to Polish Fest. From Friday to Sunday, Henry Maier Festival Park is going to come alive with polka and pierogi and all that good stuff. Polish Fest one of the city’s coolest ethnic festivals and a fun way to get your summer started. And Vinny, for goodness sake, please don’t send me another dead fish – I know my heritage, OK, and I also love Festa Italiania. 

2. Eat Flour Girl & Flame’s Pizza

BRIANNA SCHUBERT, ASSOCIATE DIGITAL EDITOR

On Sunday I had the absolute pleasure of witnessing the Flour Girl & Flame team hand out pizza at the Milwaukee Pride Parade. And to be very clear, they were not just handing pizza out, but baking it in the oven on the back of a trailer, cutting it and handing it out all while being a part of the moving parade. It was so impressive that I simply had to find them afterwards to buy a pizza for dinner. I ordered the SMOlwaukee, which had garlic cream sauce, Wisconsin mozzarella, fennel sausage, foraged mushrooms and caramelized onions. It was divine. And fun fact, the oven they use to make the pizzas is 900 degrees (!), and the pizzas cook in just 90 seconds. I’m still not over it. 

Flour Girl & Flame handing out pizza at the Milwaukee Pride Parade; Photo by Brianna Schubert

 

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2. See SuperYou at Skylight Music Theatre

ALLI WATTERS, DIGITAL & CULTURE EDITOR

Skylight’s entry into World Premiere Wisconsin isn’t just a world premiere here in Wisconsin. SuperYou is a highly anticipated musical written by Lourds Lane and produced by Broadway alums, and it’s making its developmental debut at the gorgeous Cabot Theatre before heading to Lonon’s West End and probably a lot of bigger stages around the world. The inspiring production follows the story of comic book artist Katie White. We’re introduced to her as a girl when she meets a group of loveable misfits who are bullied by their classmates, parents and worst of all, the voices in their own heads. But Katie imagines a brighter future for them all. She sketches them as the Boltz, a crew of superwomen who back up the hero she created for herself: Lightning Girl. The performances were incredible, especially from Kennedy Caughell, who is featured on the SuperYou: The Musical Concept Album. It was borderline criminal (call Lightning Girl and The Boltz) that when I saw the show, there were so many empty seats. This is an opportunity to see a live theater production that obviously has bright future right here in Milwaukee. Stay tuned for my full review later this week on milwaukeemag.com.

3. Try Sprecher’s New Door County Cherry Soda

CHRIS DROSNER, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

I’ve always been a big fan of Sprecher Brewery’s sodas (and, I admit, soda in general), so a new flavor announcement was bound to get me bubbling. But this specific flavor – Door County Cherry? Yes. Sprecher’s Cherry Cola is one of the best in Sprecher’s lineup – very sweet, yes, but with actual fruit flavor instead of the plastic artifice of so many cherry-flavored treats. The new flavor follows that precedent, with juice from actual Door County cherries bringing the real, with gently tart and almond-woody flavor accents. It’s sweet, sure, but not over the top, and its pale pink color is another sign that this is not your kid’s cherry soda. Available at local grocery and convenience stores for a limited (unspecified) time, expect to pay about $6 per 4-pack of 16-ounce cans.

Sprecher Door County Cherry Soda; Photo by Chris Drosner

5. See the Premiere of Wisconsin Pride

BRIANNA SCHUBERT, ASSOCIATE DIGITAL EDITOR

This Friday, Milwaukee Film and PBS Wisconsin are hosting the premiere of Wisconsin Pride, a documentary about Wisconsin’s LGBTQ+ history. It looks at historical figures and activists in the state and features contemporary perspectives from Wisconsinites in the LGBTQ+ community. There’s a red carpet beforehand, and the filmmakers will be there. Tickets for the premiere are free, and you can get them on Milwaukee Film’s website. I’m looking forward to attending!

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