Your month at a glance – David Sedaris to Down­town Din­ing Week.

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DOWN­TOWN DIN­ING WEEK

June 1-8

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions

Dig into a three-course prix fixe lunch or din­ner menu for a re­duced price at 40 restau­rants.

BOUND­ARIES

June 2

The Where­house

The Where­house gets the full Vil­lage Van­guard treat­ment as Present Music crosses into im­pro­vised jazz ter­ri­tory for its fi­nal pro­gram of the sea­son. Sax­o­phon­ist Steve Lehman joins pi­anist Cory Smythe for an “im­pro­vised ad­ven­ture.”

THE MIL­WAU­KEE PAN­CAKES & BOOZE ART SHOW

June 2

Turner Hall

All-you-can-eat pan­cakes, blood­ies, live music and

art. Fifty-plus lo­cal artists in ev­ery medium, in­clud­ing body paint­ing. (Who could ask for more?)

UPAF RIDE FOR THE ARTS

June 4 Routes start and end at Sum­mer­fest grounds

If rid­ing your bike across the Hoan Bridge is on your bucket list, join the 25-, 45- or 70-mile route with thou­sands of other cy­clists for this pop­u­lar ride. There are also fiveor 12-mile fam­ily routes.

CAFÉ SOPRE MARE

June 4 Mer­cury Court­yard, Villa Ter­race

Live mu­si­cal per­for­mances ev­ery Sun­day morn­ing be­gin June 4 and con­tinue ev­ery week through Septem­ber. Cof­fee, tea and fresh pas­tries are for sale, but the con­certs and the beau­ti­ful am­biance are free.

DAVID SEDARIS TALK AND BOOK SIGN­ING

June 7

Boswell Book Com­pany

In his new mem­oir,

Theft by Find­ing, Sedaris re­veals the con­tents of his di­aries dat­ing back to 1977. Fans will have the chance to meet him and score an au­to­graph on any one of his many hi­lar­i­ous au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal books.

PASTA & PUCCINI

June 9 Wayne & Kris­tine Lued­ers Florentine Opera Cen­ter

A fundraiser for Florentine Opera, Pasta & Puccini of­fers sup­port­ers cock­tails, an au­then­tic Ital­ian din­ner, arias and even a rous­ing sing-along.

TANGO CALIENTE

June 9-11

The Mar­cus Cen­ter

The Mil­wau­kee Sym­phony Orches­tra hosts singers, dancers and ban­do­neon player Hec­tor Del Curto for this trib­ute to the dance and music of the tango.

SUM­MER­FEST ROCK ’N SOLE RUN

June 10

Henry Maier Fes­ti­val Park

Runners can com­pete in the half marathon, quar­ter marathon or 5K.

WISCONSIN BLUE RIB­BON CHEESE FEST

June 10-11 The El­e­gant Farmer, Muk­won­ago

Try award-win­ning cow, sheep, goat and mixed milk cheeses, crafted and aged to per­fec­tion.

SUM­MER SOL­STICE SOIRÉE

June 17

River­side Park

The Ur­ban Ecol­ogy Cen­ter’s an­nual gala cel­e­brates the long­est day of the year at River­side Park, with a silent auc­tion fea­tur­ing items for green liv­ing and get­ting out into green spa­ces.

THE ROD­DIS COL­LEC­TION: AMER­I­CAN STYLE AND SPIRIT

June 17 Mu­seum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend

Cel­e­brate this stylish ex­hi­bi­tion at the State of Fash­ion open­ing party and min­gle with the artists and cu­ra­tors. This in­cred­i­ble col­lec­tion of haute cou­ture and ev­ery­day women’s cloth­ing was worn by six gen­er­a­tions of the Rod­dis fam­ily and spans more than 100 years.

FA­THER’S DAY FREE AD­MIS­SION [FOR DAD]

June 18

Har­ley-David­son Mu­seum

Give dads what they re­ally want – an af­ter­noon spent gaz­ing at mo­tor­cy­cles – and then fol­low it up with a beer and burger at MO­TOR Bar & Restau­rant.

GLORIA TREVI VS. ALEJANDRA GUZMÁN

June 18

Mil­wau­kee The­atre

Two of the most leg­endary Span­ish-lan­guage singers will play out their ri­valry on stage. Me­dia scan­dals aside, Trevi and Guzmán are iconic Mex­i­can pop/rock stars.

BEAU­TI­FUL: THE CA­ROLE KING MU­SI­CAL

June 20-25

Mar­cus Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts

Crit­ics felt the earth move when this Broad­way trib­ute opened in 2014. This tour­ing pro­duc­tion fea­tures Ju­lia Kni­tel as the singer.

TOUR OF AMER­ICA’S DAIRYLAND

June 15-25

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions

Don’t blink or you’ll miss the packs of cy­clists surg­ing through city streets with in­cred­i­ble speed. Races in Shore­wood, Bay View, East Side, Wauwatosa – and else­where.

An in­ter­na­tional lineup of driv­ers will com­pete in Pirelli World Chal­lenge races, which are run in a timed, sprint for­mat and be­gin with the se­ries’ trade­mark stand­ing start.

June 24 VER­I­ZON INDYCAR SE­RIES KOHLER GRAND PRIX

June 22-25

Road Amer­ica, Elkhart Lake RA­DIO MIL­WAU­KEE STREET PARTY

220 E. Pitts­burgh Ave.

To cel­e­brate its 10th an­niver­sary, Ra­dio Mil­wau­kee is tak­ing to the streets of Walker’s Point. Ac­tiv­i­ties hap­pen in and out­side the stu­dio all day and night, with lo­cal acts and national head­lin­ers in­clud­ing Strand of Oaks, Field Re­port, Non­ame and Reyna.

LA LA LAND LIVE

June 23-24 Mar­cus Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts

Al­lit­er­a­tion wasn’t the only thing on the Mil­wau­kee Sym­phony Orches­tra’s mind when they planned this screen­ing of Damien Chazelle’s story of Cal­i­for­nia dream­ers. Justin Hur­witz’s score is full of great melodies that evoke the golden age of Hol­ly­wood mu­si­cals.

Pas­tiche

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