Your month at a glance – David Sedaris to Downtown Dining Week.
DOWNTOWN DINING WEEK
Dig into a three-course prix fixe lunch or dinner menu for a reduced price at 40 restaurants.
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
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
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.
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
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
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]
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
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
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
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
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.