Who doesn’t love beer, live music and a little bit of exercise? The Beer Garden 5K running series kicks off on Thursday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Juneau Park (900 N. Prospect Ave.). Enjoy a free pint of Sprecher beer or root beer after finishing running or walking the 5K. There’s even a special 1K kid’s race that is free for all under 10 years old.
Instead of sticking to your favorite brewery, maybe it’s time to venture out and try some more. The Brewery District is kicking off the summer festival season on Saturday, May 25, beginning at noon on Juneau Avenue from 9th to 11th Street. The street festival is free and includes three stages of live music and craft and draft beer tappings by Pabst Milwaukee Brewery and Taproom, Milwaukee Brewing Co., the Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery and more.
While it may not be everybody’s thing, fans of heavy metal should be excited for this performance. Judas Priest takes on Milwaukee as part of their Firepower 2019 tour on Thursday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverside Theater (116 W. Wisconsin Ave.). The heavy metal band has been together for 40 years and could take audience members back to some of their greatest hits throughout the years.
This ensemble is more than just your average orchestra. The Glenn Miller Orchestra tours Milwaukee on Friday, May 24, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Marcus Performing Arts Center (929 N. Water St.). The popular big band’s unique jazz sound has made them a musical sensation.
If there’s one thing the Milwaukee Brewers love, it’s theme nights. To celebrate this, they are throwing a special post-game concert featuring Flo Rida on Saturday, May 25, after the Brewers v. Phillies game at Miller Park (1 Brewers Way). The artist, known for hits like “Low,” “Whistle,” “Wild One” and more will get fans excited about future summer theme nights.
You know it’s starting to feel like summer when it becomes block party season. The 8th Annual Heal the Hood Block Party takes place on Saturday, May 25, from noon to 6 p.m. on 10th and Atkinson. The annual block party outreach campaign offers free food, live music, various performers and more.
When the sun comes out, so do the bottles of rosé. Strange Town (2101 N Prospect Ave.) hosts a Rosé All Day block party on Sunday, May 26, starting at 11 a.m. The block party will feature hand selected rosés, food and craft vendors, tarot readers, a bounce house, DJs and more.
A whole week of events promoting music and the arts sounds good to us. The Riverwest FemFest returns from Sunday, May 26, through Sunday, June 2, all week long at various galleries, arts centers and even a brewery. The week-long event features music, visual art, performance art, film and video, comedy, spoken word, poetry, a maker’s market and workshops. All proceeds go toward community-based organizations that work to help and protect women, LGBTQIA+ individuals and families.
An entertaining night that also helps a good cause, Feast of Crispian is a non-profit organization that unites veterans with professional actors together to express themselves. The organization will perform various productions from Thursday, May 23, through Sunday, May 26, as part of the First National Veterans Theater Festival.
Long week? Need a laugh? This event could be for you. The Real Comedians of Social Media Tour comes to Milwaukee on Thursday, May 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Greater MT Sinai Church (5384 N. 60th St.). The show is hosted by Tahir Moore, with performances by Tony Baker and headlined by KevOnStage. Tickets start at $15.