A festival within a festival and a few options for workin' on your fitness this weekend


Future with Big Sean and Migos Headline Summerfest

The show of the festival and perhaps the year is the mega-bill of Future, Big Sean and Migos. All three rappers scored No. 1 albums this year (Future even had two). It could be one of those groundbreaking and inspirational shows that could be written about for the 75th anniversary. Catch their performance at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater.


Future. Courtesy of Photo

Outlaw Music Festival

For Summerfest’s 50th anniversary, festival organizers have presented a first: a festival inside of a festival, with the touring Outlaw Music Festival. The festival takes place Sunday, July 9 at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater and features a conglomeration of acts both old and new: Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Margo Price, and Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real.

Margo Price and Micah Nelson

Photos courtesy of ShockInk and Shorefire


Beer Garden Wrap-Ups

On Sunday, July 9, Sprecher’s two traveling beer gardens wrap up stays at their respective parks. The Roll Out the Barrel Tour ends its four-week stop at Grant Park (100 E. Hawthorne Ave.), and the Pass Me a Pint Tour raises a glass to two weeks at McCarty Park (8214 W. Cleveland Ave.).


Book Launch Party

Head to the Milwaukee Public Library Central Branch on Saturday, July 8, at 2 p.m. for a book launch presentation and party for Faces of a Fish Empire by Joe Kutchera. The book, composed of archived portraits and writings from former Empire Fish Company owner Tom Kutchera, gives a visual history of Empire Fish and the wider decline of commercial fishing on Lake Michigan. The author will present the story behind the photos and research in the Rare Books Room on the second floor.

Photo by Matt Haas


Social Sweat @ RunFit MKE

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Grab your friends and join us Saturday, July 8, at RunFit MKE for the next Social Sweat! Enjoy a 45-minute full body conditioning workout followed by refreshments and mingling. The workout will be conducted by Karen Berenson, NCSF Certified Personal Trainer, who is featured in our latest Milwaukee Health magazine.

Walk Run Wag 2017 for MAADAC

A fundraiser for Friends of Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission, this Saturday, July 8 event, which takes place in Wauwatosa’s Hart Park, includes the option to participate with your dog in a 5K run or a 1- or 2-mile walk. Check out these other dog-friendly fun runs.

Dog running on East Side of Milwaukee

Photo by Visit Milwaukee


Starry Nights

Relax at the end of a long week at this recurring concert series at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. This week’s event, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 7, features music from the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra. BelAir Cantina is on hand to fulfill all your taco needs.

Summer Fun

Sunday Funday on Brady Street

Head over to Brady Street for their monthly Sunday Funday series from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 9. Featuring brunch specials at participating restaurants, sidewalk sales and beer from Lakefront Brewery, this salute to Milwaukee’s “super short summer” happens on the second Sunday of every month throughout the summer.

Wild Ones: Vintage Motorcycle Ralley

Hit the brakes on Saturday, July 8, for this antique, American-made motorcycle ride-in show at the Harley-Davidson Museum for pre-1970s bikes and motorcycle field games, including a slow race and plank ride.

Photo courtesy of Harley-Davidson Museum