While it may not be any warmer, the season of baseball, pub crawls and more live concerts is upon us.
If you missed the Brewers’ opening day on Monday, the Brewers will be playing at Miller Park (1 Brewers Way) all weekend against the Cubs. They play at 7:10 p.m. on Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6; at 3:05 p.m. on Saturday, April 7; and at 1:10 p.m. on Sunday, April 8. Many believe the Brewers’ off-season was proof that they’re done rebuilding, and this just might be their year.
Milwaukee-born, Los Angeles-based comedian Jake Kornely is bringing his one-man show about an eccentric woodsman from Wisconsin back to his home state from Thursday, April 5 to Saturday, April 7. A changing roster of local comics and improvisers opens for Kornely each evening at The Underground Collaborative (161 W. Wisconsin Ave.).
His name is Ron White, but he also answers to “Tater Salad.” A headliner of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, this Texas-born comic performed alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engval and Larry the Cable Guy for years. Now he’ll bring his solo stand-up act to the Riverside stage (116 W. Wisconsin Ave) this Friday, April 6.
Next Act (255 S. Water St.) closes out its season with an award-winning drama by one of America’s most produced playwrights, Lauren Gunderson. David Cecsarini directs this tightly wound teen coming-of-age story starring Cristina Panfilio and Ibraheem Farmer. The production runs from Thursday, April 5 through Sunday, April 29.
Earlier this year, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded First Stage a $10,000 grant to fund the most ambitious play of its 2017-18 season, an original commission written by Australian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer. The end result is a folkloric story about a young Milwaukeean named Lenny who sees cracks, literal and figurative, running through his fair city like fissures in an iceberg. Catch Antarctica, WI at the Marcus Center (929 N. Water St.) from Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 22.
Broken Bat Brewing (231 E. Buffalo St.) celebrates its one-year birthday starting at 11 a.m on Saturday, April 7. The brewery is releasing a limited Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Imperial Farmhouse Ale. They’re also providing free food and giving away two sets of Brewers tickets. Cheers to Broken Bat.
If you haven’t tried the delicious Mike’s Hot Honey at Fixture Pizza Pub (623 S. 2nd St.), the New York-based brand is coming to the Walker’s Point restaurant on Saturday, April 7 for a “honey party.” There will be a celebratory neon sign hanging, giveaways, specialty house cocktails and a Brooklyn vs. Milwaukee tap takeover featuring Evil Twin Brewery and MKE Brewing Co.
Funds brought in from the 2018 Riverwest Pub Crawl will once again benefit the Riverwest Food Pantry. For $20 (pre-sale) or $25 (day of), you’ll get enjoy food and drink specials while helping those in need. The Pub Crawl kicks off at Tracks Tavern (1020 E. Locust St.) at noon on Saturday, April 7 and includes over 20 different bars.
Catch Portland indie rock band The Decemberists at The Riverside (116 W. Wisconsin Ave.) at 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 8. With the purchase of a presale ticket, you’ll receive a digital download of the veteran band’s eighth studio album, I’ll Be You Girl, which was just released last month.