17 Things To Do This Weekend: Sept. 27-Sept 30

Baseball, music and beer… OH MY!


Dark Star Orchestra

Experience the Grateful Dead like never before, with one of the most well known cover bands in the nation. The 20-year-old band will be sharing their infectious vibe on Friday, September 28, at the Riverside Theater.

Greensky Bluegrass

Move and groove on Saturday, September 29th, with Greensky Bluegrass. Their unique mix of string band acoustics with a little bit of rock n’ roll will have you dancing all night long. 


On Sunday, September 30, dive into a mixture of psych, soul and bluegrass with the Oregon quintet Fruition, joined by special guest Dan Rodriguez of Elephant Revival. Attendees get to hear some of their new EP, Fire


Ultimate Beer Run

Run, skip, hop or crawl Saturday, September 29, to Third Space and City Lights Brewing. Participants will receive two free beers, $1 off beers, a t-shirt and plenty of high-fives.


Indulge in a wide variety of Belgian and local beers Saturday, September 29, at Cafe Hollander on Downer. Beer enthusiasts can enjoy live music amd street food and witness the sabering of DeuS Bottles by the hour. 


Harvest Fair

Dive into fall at the 25th annual Harvest Fair. From Friday, September 28, to Sunday, September 29, there will be live music, comedy and lots of fall treats and food to enjoy. Best of all, admission is free!

Maker Faire

Inventors, crafters and hobbyists of all ages will be coming together this weekend to share their creative talents and knowledge with the community. The activities begin Friday, September 28, and will go until Sunday, September 30. 

Sturgeon Fest

Head down to Lake Shore State Park on Saturday September 29, to be a part of one of the biggest conservation events in Wisconsin. The goal of the festival is to help bring the Sturgeon back to the Milwaukee River, where the species has not been seen in over 100 years. 


Milwaukee Brewers vs. Detroit Tigers

There will be plenty of peanuts, cracker jacks, and home runs this weekend as the Brewers take on the Detroit Tigers. The games begin Friday, September 28 and end Sunday, September 30. 

Get Active

Heart and Stroke Walk/Run

Help fight heart disease Saturday, September 29, at the heart and stroke 5K run/walk. Each step is one step closer to happier and healthier hearts.

Birding By Canoe

Get your row on at the Urban Ecology Center Saturday, September 29. Join some of the Riverside Park team as they search for migrating and resident birds along the river.

Lung Force Walk

Let the FUNdraising begin, Sunday, September 30, at the Lung Force Walk. Walk 1.5 miles around the Milwaukee County Zoo to help promote lung health and defeat lung cancer. After the walk, enjoy music, fun and a free day at the zoo.

Photo Courtesy of Michael Paradise, Dave Jonasen, and Kim Stoginski


Sebastian Maniscalco

Famous stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco will be bringing plenty of laughs Thursday, September 28, to the Riverside Theater. The Chicago-born, Italian immigrant-raised comedian is most well known for his extremely successful network specials, “Why Would You Do That?,” “What’s Wrong With People?” and “Aren’t You Embarrassed?”

Waste Cap Emerald Evening Fundraiser

Join Wastecap, Thursday, September 27,  in their efforts to transform waste into resources. Event-goers can enjoy reuse material performance art, sustainable cuisine, free beer and wine and much more.

Movement Media Lab

Take part in a unique art experience this Friday, September 28, and Saturday, September 29 at Danceworks’ Movement Media Lab. This one-of-a-kind show will include movement-focused media highlighting body movement through editing. 


Serious Play at the MAM

Over 40 designers come together in this Milwaukee Art Museum exhibit, beginning Saturday, September 28, to advocate playfulness and whimsy through their art. The exhibit will feature objects such as toys, textiles, films, ceramics and more. 

Bay View Gallery Night

On Friday, September, 28, spend the night appreciating local art, music and business’s throughout downtown Bay View.