Father John Misty returns to Milwaukee on October 3rd at the Riverside Theater with special guest Suki Waterhouse. Bringing his new album “Chloe and The Next 20th Century,” along with his catalogue of melancholic whimsy and magnificently dark humored tunes, “Mr. Tillman” is just the thing for your “Q4.” Looking for the perfect Milwaukee day inspired by Father John Misty’s songs? “Seems like you and I should have a crazy conversation.” Follow this itinerary for a jam-packed day in Mist-waukee. “Every [Person] Needs a Companion,” so grab a friend and get started!
Breakfast – Sprocket Café - Gear up for the day at Sprocket Café. “Put some coffee on and try, in your words, “to show some initiative,’” with the café’s signature blend of Anodyne Roasters coffee. Pair your morning brew with a signature sandwich like the Bike Club, The Trike, or Rocchetto as well as bagel sandwiches, cakes, and more.
Boswell Books – While Father John Misty’s novel may have been a true work of fiction, you can proudly declare, “I’m [Reading] A Novel” at Boswell Books. Packed floor to ceiling with every genre you can imagine, find a book written by your favorite author or explore one of the staff’s picks. Explore new worlds, “Ride a dune buggy with Neil,” or find a “reality that’s realer than yours,” with a new book.
Lilliput Records – Explore the world of high-fidelity music at Lilliput Records on Milwaukee’s East Side. Peruse the store’s massive collection of vinyl and go on a musical voyage to find your favorite artists, bands, and albums throughout the newly reimagined space. Find an all-time favorite album or take a chance on something new. Bonus points if you find a Father John Misty record!
Lunch – Glorioso’s Deli – Head to the bustling Brady Street neighborhood for lunch at Glorioso’s Deli. A Milwaukee institution and local staple, the 70+ year-old Italian market offers signature sandwiches like the Human Torch and Milwaukee Muffuletta in addition to deli sandwiches, pizza, pasta, flatbreads, and more.
I Went To The Store One Day – After lunch, explore some of Milwaukee’s unique shops for the perfect addition for your “Palace.’ Step into Clocktower Antiques and immerse yourself in their assortment of vintage furniture, kitchenware, cameras, and more to add just the perfect touch to your home’s aesthetic. Looking to add a little greenery to your space? Head over to Bay View for a wide variety of plants from philodendrons to rubber trees housed in unique potted combination at Clover. For a one-of-a-kind experience, visit the American Science & Surplus Store, an 85-year-old store offering an eclectic range of unique products ranging from the educational to the amusing.
Public Art – Find some inspiration or a new profile pic at any of Milwaukee’s murals. Located throughout the city, the public art scene has never been better! Immerse yourself in an outdoor mural gallery at Black Cat Alley on Milwaukee’s East Side. Featuring 21 murals by 24 artists from around the globe wander the alley’s block of art. Just about anywhere you look in Milwaukee, you’re sure to find art, from the towering Giannis Mural by Mauricio Ramirez to the Peacock mural on the UWM-Panther Arena by Kelsey Montague, there’s so much to explore!
Dinner – Black Sheep – A relaxed, yet upscale wine tap bar and restaurant in Walker’s Point, Black Sheep offers the classics with a twist. Enjoy the tantalizing Pancake Battered Cheese Curds served with maple syrup and powdered sugar or scrumptious classics like the Black Sheep Burger, Friday Fish Fry, and more.
Pre-show drink – “Oh, pour me another drink,” and get ready for the show with an expertly crafted cocktail at one of Milwaukee’s oldest craft distillers at Central Standard Crafthouse & Kitchen. Now in their new location, enjoy an award-winning drink in the beautiful tasting room or take in the sights of downtown Milwaukee from the Aviary rooftop patio. More of a beer lover? Make your way over to Sugar Maple and enjoy one of their 60 beers on tap. How about something a little different? Look no further than MobCraft Beer! Brewing crowdsourced beers like Limonista Sunset, Crush Creamsicle, Mobtoberfest, and so much more, MobCraft makes beer-lovers’ dreams into a reality.
Father John Misty – It’s show time! Make your way over to the Riverside Theater to see “The Songwriter” himself take the stage. “Forget who [you] are for one night,” and enjoy Father John Misty’s sharp wit and biting humor as he plays new songs from “Chloe and The Next 20th Century,” along with other fan favorites. “The Night Josh Tillman Came to Milwaukee,” is sure to be a show so special, you’ll remember it, “In Twenty Years or So.”
Total Entertainment Forever – A perfect “Date Night,” be sure to check out the Milwaukee Improv in Brookfield on your next trip to Milwaukee for some Split your sides at enjoying an evening chuckling at life’s little absurdities. See national acts that bring the laughs like Michael Che, Margaret Cho, Dan Soder, Jon Lovitz, and so many more! A perfect “Comedy, now that’s what I call pure comedy.”
“Disappointing [Father John Misty concerts] are the rarest of them all, and the ones that last forever really can’t be that special.” Don’t miss out on your chance to see Father John Misty at the Riverside. Get your tickets today!
Not your perfect day in Milwaukee? “We’re Only People (And There’s Not Much Anyone Can Do About That).” Plan your perfect stay today!