Last night, the Milwaukee Film Festival cracked open its 2015 edition with "Youth." So that's one movie down and only about 300 to go. It's overwhelming slate of impressive cinema, so to help hopefully guide you to some winners, here are my three picks for what to see here on Day 2 of the most wonderful time of the year.
After what she describes as "a truly serendipitous collision of events," Wauwatosa's Erica Riegelman started aftcra, an e-commerce marketplace specifically for American handmade artisans to sell their goods.
Over the course of a year, senior writer Molly Snyder conducted research into the Milwaukee phenomenon that was The Norman - once located at 634 W. Wisconsin Ave. - speaking with firefighters and police, and interviewing numerous residents of the iconic building who shared stories from before the fire, the day of the blaze and how they were affected by it.
As the weather warms, Milwaukee's farmers markets will come out into the light again. But Cortney Heimerl has organized an event that will also shine some light on great Milwaukee crafters, too. The Maker Market will take place the first Sunday of every month from May to September in the parking lot behind the Alterra on Kinnickinnic and Lincoln in Bay View. The first installment is Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
On Friday, March 15, The Waxwing - a gallery / boutique in Shorewood - will host an anniversary party from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be new art on the walls, live music by The Thriftones, raffle prizes and more.
MILWAUKEE ARTBEAT: Unique Arts Showcase Series Kick-Off: April 3rd in Bay ViewA unique and exciting show: Celebrating Milwaukee Area Female Artists, hosted by award-winning producer Annie B. & fun-loving local artist Nick Ramsey. Music, paintings, sculpture, film, photography, dance, & s...