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PR Quarterly Updates

Hello and happy summer!

What follows is the latest and greatest in Milwaukee attraction, anniversary, and event news. I’d also like to encourage you to create an account in our image and b-roll database, Crowdriff, especially if you ever find yourself covering Milwaukee.

Here are the newsy items at the top of our list for the fourth quarter of 2019. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out with questions, suggestions, or just to say hello.

Attraction News

  • 3Rd Street Market Hall, downtown Milwaukee’s forthcoming 20-vendor food hall located in a former mall, will now open next spring.
  • A relatively new multi-retailer storefront has popped up in Bronzeville called The Bronzeville Collective MKE. There you’ll find handmade jewelry, home décor, art, and more – all made by local artists.
  • Sherman Phoenix, the entrepreneurial hub/food hall that opened late last year, just added a large-scale mural to the side of its building. Also, in mural news, Westown (or the area of downtown Milwaukee west of the Milwaukee River) just received a new, four-story mural.
  • Milwaukee recently gained a shuffleboard and ax-throwing bar called the NorthSouth Club.
  • The city’s first food truck park, Zocalo, just opened in Walker’s Point.
  • Wauwatosa recently opened a new beer garden in the heart of its historic village.
  • Bacchus, one of the city’s best steak and wine restaurants, is undergoing renovations and will reopen mid-September.
  • Brady Street is getting an oven-friend macaroni and cheese restaurants called Mac Shack. It could be open as soon as September.

Anniversaries

  • Milwaukee Ballet’s 50th anniversary season starts in October, and the company is slated to move into its new building around then, too. See the full lineup of productions for the historic season here.

Exhibitions & Shows

  • One of Milwaukee Art Museum’s fall exhibitions includes Portrait of Milwaukee, an exhibition of photographs of the city, its people, neighborhoods and businesses from the 1920s-2010s.
  • Grohmann Museum’s Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee highlights the work of Milwaukee inventors and engineers, who were responsible for giving the world technologies like the typewriter, the QWERTY keyboard, the motorcycle, and the thermostat.
  • Milwaukee Public Museum’s next special exhibition, Spiders Alive!, opens Oct. 5 and runs through Jan. 12, 2020. The exhibition explores a spider’s anatomy, its “little known defense mechanisms” like noise-making and mimicry, and will feature a 100-million-year-old fossil.
  • A contemporary art gem in Milwaukee, the Haggerty Museum of Art’s fall lineup – featuring many prints and lithographs – is the perfect excuse to visit this wonderful free museum.

Events

  • Lace up your shoes because it’s time to prepare for the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon (Oct. 6), which starts north of the city and ends along the shore of Lake Michigan in the heart of downtown.
  • Gallery Night & Day (Oct. 18-19) makes its quarterly return and represents the perfect opportunity to check out a new gallery, purchase Milwaukee-made art, or do both!
  • Milwaukee Film Festival (Oct. 17-31), recently dubbed one of the world’s coolest film festivals by MovieMaker Magazine, returns again for its 11th year.
  • Hunting Moon Pow Wow (Oct. 18-20) returns to the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena to celebrate many Native American cultures and traditions. This annual free event draws a large crowd to see the drum and singing competitions, competitive dances, and more.
  • Dia De Los Muertos Festival (Oct. 25) takes over the Michell Park Horticultural Conservatory (known here as The Domes) with candlelight, orange marigolds, ofrendas, and dancing.
  • Home opener for the Milwaukee Bucks pre-season kicks off Oct. 9 against the Utah Jazz. This is an excellent opportunity to remind you that Milwaukee is currently home to two MVPs: The Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich.
  • The Holiday Folk Fair International (Nov. 22-24) celebrates the over 50 ethnic groups that make up Milwaukee with dance, food, an international bazaar, and plenty of educational opportunities for the entire family.