OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2016
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:02:00 CDT - The great Milwaukee weekend is here, and so is the one and only OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview. The Film Festival continues, MKE Octoberfest pops up Downtown, the Bucks hold Fan Fest, marathoners take to the Lake, Pokemon pops with the MSO, Boerner lights up with amazing lanterns, the Night Nation Run lights up Miller Park, pets parade on Brady Street and so very much more. Cheers, Milwaukee, your weekend is delivered.

Adversity-filled "Speed Sisters" story makes for a great Sportsball! film
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:09:00 CDT - "Speed Sisters," one of the selections in the Milwaukee Film Festival's new Sportsball! category, knows great sports movies are about more than just the competition. This documentary tells the story of the first all-female race car team in the Middle East, focusing on the people, their lives, adversity and triumph.

"Rent" star Taye Diggs continues fight as AIDS Walk Wisconsin honorary chair
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:01:00 CDT - Taye Diggs is the honorary chair for Saturday's 2016 AIDS Walk Wisconsin at the Summerfest Grounds - not an unfamiliar role for the TV, film and Broadway performer who starred in "Rent," the hit musical that helped push HIV and AIDS awareness into the public eye.

The only good part of having your "Catan" games stolen? Unboxing the new ones
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:16:00 CDT - Two years ago, MIAD instructor Andy Bernier came back to his car to find his entire collection of "Settlers of Catan" - including a handmade game board - had been stolen. Now he's unboxing a newly acquired set. Watch it here!

Comedian Adam Conover talks about ruining everything
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:16:00 CDT - Weddings. Cars. Giving to food drives. Sex. Purebred dogs. Yes, if it's a thing you like, Adam Conover has likely ruined it. And he's bringing that raucously entertaining (and informative) ruin to Milwaukee on Sunday night.

LEGO KidsFest brings a mountain of bricks to Wisconsin Center
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:02:00 CDT - It's been four years since LEGO KidsFest has been to Milwaukee, and during that time, the LEGO craze has grown and grown. The event is back in town and we caught up with master model-builder Chris Steininger to find out what we can expect to find at KidsFest.

First look: 14 photos of China Lights at Boerner Botanical Gardens
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:49:00 CDT - As of October 1, illuminated dragons, lotus flowers, peacocks, pandas, cranes, lanterns, zebras and more will be in "bloom" at the Boerner Botanical Gardens, as part of the stunning China Lights, a traveling celebration of Asian culture featuring 40 massive lantern displays.

Milwaukee Talks Race: Urban League Young Professionals President Sean Lowe
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:16:00 CDT - As the president of the Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals, Sean Lowe's mission is to keep others that are made in Milwaukee, like him, in the city. We sat down with him to discuss Sherman Park, engaging young people in the African-American community and the importance of people expanding their circles.

The Hill Has Eyes frightens, freaks out and electrocutes horror fans
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:19:00 CDT - If experiencing a 60-minute state of "sheer terror" sounds enticing, The Hill Has Eyes at the Rock Sports Complex in Franklin should make your short list of pre-Halloween adventures. Warning: very graphic photos accompany this story.

Trump and Clinton need theater world hints to fix debate performances
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:16:00 CDT - Something like the presidential debates is, in essence, theater. And both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump need to have a better sense of what to do onstage. Over the years directors have helped me, and I want to pass some of that on to the two candidates.

A chat with "Beware the Slenderman" director Irene Taylor Brodsky
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:06:00 CDT - Before its final Milwaukee Film Festival showing on Wednesday, Oct. 5, we chatted with director Irene Taylor Brodsky about her harrowing doc "Beware the Slenderman" - and why true crime has become such a pop culture sensation.

German folk duo Milky Chance owned their time at Summerfest
Thu, 7 Jul 2016 02:56:00 CDT - Milky Chance may be a fairly new group, but its sound is sure to resonate with people for a while. The duo gave us a taste of its particular magic at the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage at Summerfest Wednesday night.

Bay View dining guide
Sun, 4 Oct 2015 13:00:00 CDT - Bay View is a serious contender within Milwaukee's food scene. Whether you are looking for an option that is classic or something new and exciting, Bay View has it.

Sticks and stones? Should the Redskins change their name?
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:03:00 CDT - The Washington Redskins football team is starting the process of getting a new stadium, either in Maryland or Virginia or Washington. A reporter asked team president George Allen if he would be willing to drop the nickname in order to get support for the new stadium. "No," Allen replied.

Bowersox fills Turner Hall with fantastic voice
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:29:00 CDT - The beautiful part of the Turner Hall ballroom on 4th Street is the acoustics in the room can benefit from a band, or a single singer. For Crystal Bowersox, the "American Idol" runner up in the show's 9th season, just her powerful voice filled the space.

15 years in numbers
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 13:01:00 CDT - As we celebrate 15 years in Milwaukee media, OnMilwaukee.com takes a mathematical look at just how much has happened in our city since 1998.

A Meditation on reggae: A great roots harmony trio plays Shank Hall
Sat, 17 Mar 2012 09:03:00 CDT - In honor of this weekend's Milwaukee performance by The Meditations, we present five great 1970s reggae harmony groups - not an easy list to narrow down.

Phoenix Cocktail Club to offer swank craft cocktails in historic digs
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:01:00 CDT - An innovative new downtown cocktail bar is taking shape on Jefferson Street and should be ready to host its first guests within the next few weeks. Phoenix Cocktail Club will open first as a cocktail lounge and eventually add small plate offerings.

Pro-pot Johnson a bad choice for pro-pot millennials
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:56:00 CDT - Gary Johnson may have said some mock-worthy things this past week about space colonization. As it turns out, though, Gary Johnson is pretty serious - maybe not about the science fiction, but in terms of consequences for this election.

"Need for Meat" offers compelling look at intricacies of ethical meat eating
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:01:00 CDT - Marjin Frank is a self-described meat junkie. And her compulsion to continue eating meat is the topic of this frank documentary, which engagingly tackles the cultural symbolism, ethics and (often) hypocrisy involved in the decision to eat meat.