No time for naps. Just Mon­day-Fri­day fun.

From music in a park to team trivia to bird watch­ing, use this guide to re­cur­ring events, and keep your­self busy all sum­mer long.

Milwaukee Magazine - - Content - BY ANNA MILLER


TEAM TRIVIA NIGHT May 29-Sept. 4 Estabrook Beer Gar­den 6-8:30 p.m. Sip beer out­side and munch on over­sized pret­zels as you and your team com­pete for prizes. MU­SI­CAL MON­DAYS July 3-Aug. 28 Lake Park 6:30-8 p.m. En­joy a wide range of in­stru­men­tal en­sem­bles, in­clud­ing a brass quar­tet (7/3), a gypsy gui­tarist (7/24), and a New Or­leans-style jazz band (8/28). Feel free to bring your own blan­kets or chairs (as well as your fa­vorite bev­er­age – al­co­hol is al­lowed), but when the music starts, be ready to get up out of your seat and dance. MON­DAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES June 12-Aug. 21

Les Paul Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, Wauke­sha

8-10 p.m. Bring the kids to these fam­ily-friendly flicks, in­clud­ing clas­sics like Mary Pop­pins (6/26) and newer hits like Find­ing Dory (7/10) and Moana (8/14).


EARLY MORN­ING BIRD WALKS Ur­ban Ecol­ogy Cen­ter, Menomonee River Val­ley 8-10 a.m. Tread lightly as you traipse around Three Bridges Park with a group of fel­low bird­ers. Binoc­u­lars are avail­able for bor­row­ing, but be sure to bring your own bug spray! SKYLINE MUSIC SE­RIES Kadish Park, River­west 5:30-8:30 p.m. Craft work­shops and kids shows keep chil­dren busy dur­ing in­ter­mis­sion, while peo­ple of all ages en­joy Skyline’s eclec­tic lineup, which in­cludes Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz band De La Buena (7/11) and reg­gae band King Solomon (8/15). CHILL ON THE HILL June 8-Aug. 29

Hum­boldt Park, Bay View 6-8:30 p.m. The lineup of rock bands is rounded out by a per­for­mance of the Mil­wau­kee Sym­phony Orches­tra (6/20) and the Amer­i­can Le­gion Band (7/27). A stel­lar lineup of food trucks, such as Streetza Pizza and the Gouda Girls, will be on hand.


LIVE @ THE LAKE­FRONT July 12-Aug. 30

Ro­tary Am­phithe­atre, Dis­cov­ery World 5:30-9 p.m. En­joy the sur­round­ings while lis­ten­ing to groovy lo­cal bands play at this gor­geous venue. WASH­ING­TON PARK WED­NES­DAYS July 5-Aug. 23 Wash­ing­ton Park 6-8:30 p.m. This con­cert se­ries has themed events, such as “Farm to Park,” fea­tur­ing hip-hop col­lec­tive New Age Nar­cis­sism and ven­dors of­fer­ing farm-grown food. RIVER RHYTHMS June 14-Aug. 30 Pere Mar­quette Park, Westown 6:30-9 p.m. This sum­mer con­cert se­ries hosts ev­ery­thing from salsa bands to coun­try to reg­gae. WED­NES­DAY NIGHT LIVE May 31-Aug. 30

State Fair Park grounds 7-10:30 p.m. Ex­pe­ri­ence the fair grounds sans fun­nel cakes, and hear lo­cal fa­vorites such as Chasin’ Ma­son (6/14) and The Love Mon­keys (7/19).


JAZZ IN THE PARK June 1-Aug. 31 Cathe­dral Square 5-9 p.m. De­spite its name, salsa and reg­gae can be heard as of­ten as jazz at this muchloved se­ries. See Leg­ends of Mil­wau­kee Jazz (6/22) and Salsa Man­zana (8/10). AYRE IN THE SQUARE July 13-Aug. 31 Cata­lano Square 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring fam­ily, friends and pets to the Third Ward for lo­cal mu­si­cians – pri­mar­ily folk and Amer­i­cana. CON­CERTS IN THE GAR­DENS June 29-Aug. 31

Bo­erner Botan­i­cal Gar­dens 6:30-8 p.m. This se­ries fea­tures ev­ery­thing from the MSO to oldies to blue­grass and coun­try. While you’re there, ex­plore the gar­dens for free. MU­SICA DEL LAGO/ FLORENTINE OPERA AT THE LAKE June 8-Aug. 17 Lake­front Colec­tivo 7-9 p.m. Latin rhythms al­ter­nate with op­er­atic arias, de­pend­ing on the week.


FRI­DAY FISH FRY June 2-Sept. 1 Estabrook Beer Gar­den 12-8 p.m. Soak up the am­biance in this recre­ated early 20th cen­tury beer gar­den on the bank of the Mil­wau­kee River while en­joy­ing your meal. Come early, as this fry closes down when it runs out of fish. SUM­MER SOUNDS June 16-Aug. 18

Cedar Creek Park, Cedar­burg 6:30-10 p.m. Prom­i­nent lo­cal bands and na­tion­ally known artists per­form in a large park in this quaint Mil­wau­kee sub­urb, with high-pro­file ven­dors, like the Falafel Guys and Blue Cow Creperie. STARRY NIGHTS June 30-July 28 Sharon Lynne Wilson Cen­ter for the Arts 6:30-8:30 p.m. Re­lax at the end of a long week at this con­cert se­ries fea­tur­ing clas­si­cal en­sem­bles such as the Wisconsin Phil­har­monic (6/30) and singer/song­writ­ers such as Rob­bie Fulks (7/21). BelAir Cantina is on hand to ful­fill all your taco needs.

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