Beer and sausage, one last patio party and plenty of ways to get your weekend culture fill.


David Gilmour: Live at Pompeii

This concert flick about Pink Floyd’s legendary guitarist and singer screens in theaters around the world for one night only on Wednesday, September 13. The Oriental is the only Milwaukee theatre slated to show the film. Tickets for the film, which starts at 7 p.m., are $15.



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The dulcet tones and steady rhythms of Spoon epitomize millennial-era indie rock. The Austin, Texas-based group defines a time with its distinctive laid-back rock formula. Catch them at The Pabst Theater on Wednesday, September 13, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony

Following the departure of Edo de Waart, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra begins its 2017-18 season without a music director. Fortunately, accomplished guest conductor Cristian Mâcelaru deftly leads a Beethoven symphony at the Marcus Center from Friday, September 15, to Sunday, September 17, and – later – the “Moby Dick Suite,” a substantial work by Jake Heggie, based on his 2010 opera.


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Debra Loewen opens Wild Space Dance Company’s 31st season with “Artifacts,” a collaboration with visual artists to create six “living dioramas” of Milwaukee neighborhoods. From Thursday, September 14, to Saturday, September 16, the performance will take place at 7:15 p.m. at the Goat Palace, a community center in the Riverwest Creative Arts District. Tickets are $22, or $18 for students and seniors.


The Iron Horse Hotel’s 9th Anniversary Party

The Iron Horse Hotel is celebrating its 9th anniversary with a party at The Yard, its outdoor patio, on Friday, September 15. Custom cocktails and $3 New Glarus beers will be served all night, and hungry party-goers can enjoy the four food trucks onsite or the $9.99 ticketed buffet. The free party kicks off at 5 p.m., and local band Katie Mack & The Moan will hit the stage at 6.  

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John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous

On Friday, September 15, stand-up comedian and Emmy winner John Mulaney is taking his comedy tour to the Riverside. Mulaney, who spent six seasons writing for Saturday Night Live, recently co-starred with comedian Nick Kroll in the Broadway theater hit “Oh, Hello,” which was recently filmed and added to Netflix. The first show starts at 7 p.m. and the second begins at 9:30. Tickets are $35.


Photo by Scott Starr

Cafe Centraal’s Sausage Fest

From noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, Bay View’s Cafe Centraal will be closing off Lincoln Avenue in front of the restaurant for its annual Sausage Fest. For $10, you can stuff yourself to the gills with all-you-can-eat sausage and take part in the “Sausage for a Cause” tradition that has taken place in Milwaukee for over a decade. All proceeds benefit Camp American Legion, a retreat for veterans and active duty service members suffering from physician-documented physical and/or psychological disabilities, illnesses or injuries.


Photo by Tres Jolie

Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival

Cedarburg’s 45th annual Wine & Harvest Festival welcomes autumn with delicious food, hayrides, live music and a marketplace filled with local produce and seasonal arts and crafts. The free, family-friendly event opens Saturday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, September 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. New this year to the festival is the Color Blaze Fun Run, a 5K that will raise money for the festival and Cedarburg Parks and Recreation. The race begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday. 

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