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Beat the heat at the Milwaukee Public Museum for just $10

July 22, 2016 10:16 a.m.

We already gave you 10 ideas to find relief from the heat wave that's overtaken the Milwaukee area. Now the Milwaukee Public Museum adds another way to keep cool and have fun during the scorching weekend ahead.


Bostyx fuses two classic rock bands into Festa Italiana

July 21, 2016 3:06 p.m.

Boston and Styx may not be the first things that come to mind when you think of Italian culture and heritage. But what Bostyx lacks in Italian cred, they hope to make up for in rocking classic tunes at their Festa Italiana set this weekend.


Icelandic band Kaleo brings soaring sounds to the Turner Hall stage

July 21, 2016 9:56 a.m.

Stuck in a limbo between rock and jazzy blues, Kaleo might be a band that you haven't heard of yet. Named after the Hawaiian word for "the sound," the group brought more than just a single sound to Turner Hall Wednesday night. Kaleo brought many.


Live @ Peck Pavilion: July 26-Aug. 22

July 21, 2016 7:01 a.m.

Live @ Peck Pavilion on the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts grounds along the Milwaukee River Downtown begins July 24 and runs through Aug. 22. Each day of the series will have a different program focus and all events are free.


Riverside hosts Pokemon MSO show, complete with Pokemon Go, on Sept. 30

July 19, 2016 5:00 a.m.

For those of you out there hunting around the city for Pokémon, the Riverside Theater just announced your next big event. On Friday, Sept. 30, the Riverside will host Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, a live video game concert event - with an exclusive Pokémon Go meet-up.


Megadeth coming to UWM Panther Arena on Oct. 8

July 18, 2016 11:27 a.m.

The UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena has announced that Megadeth, with special guests Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church and Havok, will perform one night only at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Downtown, on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.


Mangiate bene! Festa Italiana rolls out 14 new menu items

July 15, 2016 11:24 a.m.

Festa Italiana is a little more than a week away. And if you're counting down the days until you can experience the largest Italian festival in America, you can keep on reading. We've got the lowdown on some of the new foods you can enjoy while you're there.