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Welcome September with beer brewing, s'mores and an outdoor movie.

Summer Fun

Stars & S’mores

On Wednesday, August 30, head to UWM’s Manfred Olson Planetarium (1900 E. Kenwood Blvd.) for stargazing and s’mores. Five dollars gets you the materials to make two s’mores, plus access to the telescopes placed around the courtyard.

National Hog Rally

From Wednesday, August 30, to Saturday, September 2, get ready to rev your engines at this massive motorcycle rally, which includes several group rides, professional stunt shows, biker bingo and more than 20 musical guests. And yes, head-to-toe leather is entirely appropriate.

Hi Hat 20th Anniversary Block Party

Celebrate Hi Hat Lounge‘s 20th anniversary with an all-day block party on Saturday, September 2, featuring classic beers, Lakefront Brewery tappings, local bands and DJs, an Old Fashioned contest and a food tent. Admission is free.

Maxwell Street Days

Check out the more than 650 vendors that set up shop at Cedarburg’s Sunday, September 3, flea market event. Ambitious shoppers can hit the market (W65 N796 Washington Ave.) as early as 6 a.m. to browse antiques, collectibles, crafts, fresh produce, pottery, seasonal items and more. Enjoy food and beverages to fuel up for the hunt. Maxwell Street Days ends at 2 p.m.


Theater

Bard and Bourbon Presents Twelfth Night

You have probably seen a few classical theater works, but have you ever experienced Shakespeare with an intoxicated cast in a vaudeville setting? Bard and Bourbon provides its cast members with enough pre-show whiskey to spike the production with plenty of absurd and hilarious moments. Tickets for Pay What You Can Preview Night, Wednesday, August 30, are available at the door only. Purchase tickets for Thursday, August 31, to Sunday, September 3, in advance.

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Family-Friendly

Kohl’s Art Generation Open Studio: A Handful of Clay

At this open studio, located inside the Milwaukee Art Museum (700 N. Art Museum Dr.), kids can create their own art inspired by the works on display in the galleries. Beginning Saturday, September 2, and running Saturdays and Sundays through the month of September, mini Michelangelos are given lumps of clay and instructed on sculpting techniques.


Art

Photo by Cindy Lesky

Third Ward Art Festival

This annual art festival draws impressive crowds, and talent, each year. From Saturday, September 2, to Sunday, September 3, more than 140 artists, 36 of whom are from Wisconsin, sell their wares in galleries and pop-up spaces scattered throughout the neighborhood – at prices ranging from affordable to aspirational.


Beer

Hop Harvest Weekend at Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin’s historic brewing program invites you to its hops field to take part in a traditional community harvest. From Saturday, September 2, to Monday, September 4, brew beers, bake bread and yeast cakes, and enjoy the first weekend of September with a cold beer in hand. Games and root beer will be available for children.


Film

Lakefront Movies in Veterans Park: Groundhog Day/Top Gun

Savor the last gasp of summer at this outdoor screening of the two classic films in Veterans Park (1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.) on Sunday, September 3. Then settle in for a winter hibernation à la Punxsutawney Phil.

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