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Kids & Family - Oct. 22, 2014
Kooky Cooky House to return
Many Milwaukeeans who grew up in the `60s, `70s and `80s remember the Kooky Cooky House - an electronic gingerbread cookie factory that featured dozens of moving parts - that was located in the now defunct Capitol Court Mall. This year, an updated Kooky Cooky House will return to Discovery World.
Music - Oct. 21, 2014
Milwaukee Talks: Shank Hall owner Peter Jest
Milwaukee music venue Shank Hall will celebrate 25 years in business in November. For this latest segment of Milwaukee Talks, OnMilwaukee.com sits down with owner Peter Jest to hear about the best shows of the past 2 1/2 decades, the fire that almost destroyed the music room, the role Spinal Tap played in it all and much more.
Arts & Entertainment - Oct. 19, 2014
"Spencers: Theatre of Illusion" levitates the stereotypical magic show
Kevin Spencer is well aware of the backlash that can happen from calling oneself a magician or an illusionist. Spencer - along with his wife, Linda - brings "Spencers: Theatre of Illusion" to the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. The show is a mix of theater, rock concert and magic.
Dining - Oct. 19, 2014
Lai Lida Cookies heat up the local cookie industry
What started out as a hobby for Laron Taylor is now a demanding full time job. His small business, Lai Lida Cookies, is doing better than ever and Taylor says he will soon offer bake-at-home cookie dough, too.
Arts & Entertainment - Oct. 18, 2014
Contreras marches the Dia de los Muertos parade into Milwaukee
This year marks the fifth anniversary of Milwaukee's Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) parade and celebration, which takes place Saturday, Nov. 1 from noon to 5 p.m. in Walker Square Park. Milwaukee's Celeste Contreras has organized the parade since its inception in 2010 and OnMilwaukee.com recently checked in with Contreras to find out more.
Dining - Oct. 17, 2014
Mango's combines night club, tiki lounge, sports bar and Caribbean restaurant
Tonight, Edwin Ordonez - along with his two business partners - will open Mango's Tropical Bar & Grill, 721 S. Cesar Chavez Dr. "This will be the most unique sports club and night club in the city," says Ordonez. "We want to bring something new to Milwaukee."
Dining - Oct. 16, 2014
Green Fields owner plans Riverwest Pizza
Shawn Hutchens, owner of Green Fields and Greenfields on Brady, purchased the old Cafe Vocar building a couple of weeks ago and plan to open Riverwest Pizza.
Dining - Oct. 15, 2014
Dino's makes a comeback
It's been three months since Dino's reopened in Riverwest. Brothers Anthony and Lawrence LoCoco - the grandsons of the original owner, Leo "Dino" Dinon - have worked tirelessly to fine tune the menu and create an inviting space that's appealing to the Riverwest neighborhood and beyond.
Music - Oct. 15, 2014
Adams delivers an energetic and honest performance
Ryan Adams performed an extraordinarily solid and heartfelt show tonight. Known as eccentric and erratic - in both good and not so good ways - the prolific North Carolinian continues to serve up a hearty slice of the very best in roots, folk, rock and Americana. But the beauty and the curse of Adams is you never know what you're going to get.
Marketplace - Oct. 14, 2014
Hoffer's Tropic Life Pets will close after 41 years
After 41 years in business, Mike Hoffer will close Hoffer's Tropic Life Pets, 7323 N. 76th St. But first, Hoffer has to find homes for hundreds of animals.
Dining - Oct. 12, 2014
Frozen yogurt shop doubles the delicious with food art
Yo Factory, 2203 N. Farwell Ave., has seven fun paintings of retro food packages. The show runs through October.
Arts & Entertainment - Oct. 12, 2014
Art Is For Lovers provides a positive space for artists
Karl Reeves has dedicated his life to art. He didn't focus on art until four years ago, when he started skateboarding and was introduced to a new, worldwide community of skaters and artists. At the end of last year, Reeves opened Art Is For Lovers, a spacious art gallery and performance space at 2228 N. Martin Luther King Dr. that covers 1,600 square feet and four adjoining rooms.
Marketplace - Oct. 11, 2014
Midwest Yarn gets tangled up in Bay View
Melina Gingras learned to crochet by watching her mom when she was a little girl, and within a few years, she was, ahem, hooked. With this in mind, it's no surprise that Gingras went on to become a talented, impassioned yarnsmith who recently opened a shop, Midwest Yarn, at 3385 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. in Bay View.
Dining - Oct. 11, 2014
Local food folks weigh in on "food porn"
The term "food porn" was popularized with the onset of social media and people's obsession with photographing savory-looking food items, but it originated years before Twitter or Facebook. Now, local "foodies" share their thoughts on this term and the concept behind it.
Milwaukee Buzz - Oct. 9, 2014
P.ink Day provides healing through tattooing
Four women, all of whom have had mastectomies, are en route to Milwaukee to receive a free tattoo to cover their scars with art. This is made possible through an organization called P.ink, which launches in Milwaukee on Friday, Oct. 10, and the work of numerous volunteer tattoo artists.
Sports - Oct. 8, 2014
A rock 'n' roll Packers T-shirt
The "Red Hot Julius Peppers" T-shirt is now available at the Too Much Metal Showroom.
Bars & Clubs - Oct. 5, 2014
Featured bartender: Brenner Brewing Co.'s Nicole Henzel
OnMilwaukee.com recently stopped in during a Friday night happy hour and chatted with Brenner Brewing Co.'s Nicole Henzel about beer and New Zealand and beer and life and beer and cupcakes and beer. And beer.
Milwaukee Buzz - Oct. 4, 2014
Griswold ignites Burning Man culture in Milwaukee
Curious about Burning Man festival? Eric Griswold, one of two regional contacts for Burning Man, shares stories and a Burning Man documentary on Thursday, Oct. 16 at Southtown Cinema.
Movies & TV - Oct. 3, 2014
"She's Beautiful When She's Angry" tackles complexity of Women's Lib Movement
"She's Beautiful When She's Angry" documents the impassioned and sometimes audacious women who challenged and changed women's roles in the 1960s by starting the Women's Liberation Movement. It screens two more times during the Milwaukee Fim Festival.
Dining - Oct. 3, 2014
Thiele folds cake into art
Brooke Thiele dabbled in cake making, but it wasn't until she dropped out of college and took classes at The Wilton School of Chicago that she started taking the confectionary arts seriously. And not so seriously, too. Penis cake, anyone?
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