NOTE: The Brick Bar, a LEGO-themed pop-up bar that wascoming to Milwaukee in July has been postponed. A new date in September is expected to be announced.
Maybe you have tubs of LEGOs in your basement that have followed you from apartment to apartment, a pleasant reminder of your youth. Or maybe, you’re a parent who has long forgotten the feeling of stepping on a plastic block and you only remember the hours of fun building with your kids.
Either way, you’ll love The Brick Bar, a LEGO-themed pop-up bar that’s coming to Milwaukee. (The event is not affiliated with LEGO Group.)
The pop-up takes place at Enlightened Brewing Company, 2020 S. Allis St., in Bay View and tickets, which are on sale now, are $22.
Part nostalgia, part creative fun, part unique interactive party, The Brick Bar will have more than a million building blocks, brick sculptures, prizes for best builds, ping pong on a table made of 22,500 bricks and other fun stuff – ball pitttttt!!! – for a fun outing. Plus, a dj will be rockin’ the blocks all day long.
Kids 5 and under get in free, but note that from 6 p.m. onward, the event is 21 and up only.
Tickets (non-refundable) are for timed admissions of 90 minutes.
The pop-up is also visiting other cities, including Los Angles, Chicago, San Francisco, Winnipeg, Denver, Calgary, Cleveland and San Diego.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.