Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:15 pm
*Thursday, June 12, Jazz in the Park will feature a performance by Dumpstaphunk, a quartet with a New Orleans take on jazz. The live music will run from 6 to 9 p.m. with a Happy Hour starting at 5 p.m. Jazz in the Park, presented by Boston Store and Columbia St. Mary’s, is held each Thursday in Cathedral Square Park in downtown Milwaukee through Sept. 4. The summer concerts, which draw musicians from across the region and country, are free and open to the public and also feature food and beverage vendors onsite. For more information on the concert series and its lineup of performers, visit www.easttown.com/events/jazz-in-the-park.
*Thursday, June 12, Shully’s Cuisine & Events will hold the first concert of its 2014 outdoor concert series, “Shully’s River Sounds,” at its new event space, Watermark at Shully’s. The event will feature a performance by Streetlife with Warren Wiegratz. The concert is open to the public, and attendees are encouraged to bring two nonperishable food items to donate to Family Sharing of Ozaukee County’s Pantry. Attendees are welcome to bring their own food or purchase food and beverages onsite. Alcohol and other beverages may not be carried into the event. The concert will run from 7 to 10 p.m. with grounds opening up at 6:30 p.m. The Watermark at Shully’s is located at 146 Green Bay Rd. in Thiensville. Additional concerts are scheduled for July 10 and Aug. 14. For more information, click here.
*Thursday, June 12, the “Clips Beer & Film Tour” comes to Milwaukee. The evening event will feature beer samples from New Belgium Brewery, food from area vendors and a lineup of short films. Attendees are encouraged to ride their bikes to and from the event. The “Clips Beer & Film Tour,” organized by New Belgium Brewery, travels across the country to promote bicycling and benefit local organizations. The Milwaukee event will support the Wisconsin Bike Fed. The event is scheduled for 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. in Veteran’s Park along Milwaukee’s lakefront. For more information, click here.
*Monday, June 16, Acuity will hold a dedication ceremony for its 400-foot flagpole, which stands as the tallest in the country. The flagpole was constructed to fly an American flag 60 feet high by 120 feet long. The site is known as the “World’s Tallest Symbol of Freedom” and also honors military veterans with a memorial. During the dedication ceremony, which is free and open to the public, ‘American Idol’ finalist and Wisconsin native Danny Gokey will perform the national anthem. The free event will run from 11 a.m. to noon at Acuity’s headquarters, 2800 S. Taylor Dr. in Sheboygan. For more information, visit www.acuity.com/flag.
*Wednesday, June 18, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce will host “Business After Hours @ Next Act Theatre” from 5 to 7 p.m. During the event, attendees will be able to network, enjoy food from area restaurants, and tour Next Act Theatre’s new venue in the former Transpak Crane Bay building, located at 219 N. Milwaukee St. in Milwaukee. Cost is $10 for MMAC members and $20 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit www.mmac.org/events.
*Friday, June 20, Newaukee will launch the 2014 season of the Koss Lunar Series at the Milwaukee Athletic Club Rooftop. The weekly music series, which Newaukee presents in partnership with the Koss Corporation, features live music, a DJ, food and beverage service. The series, free for Newaukee members, runs every Friday evening from 6 to 11 p.m. through Sept. 5. The event on June 20 will showcase the music of Cherry Ball, DJ Romke, and the Video Villains. Attendees should plan to dress in business casual attire. The Milwaukee Athletic Club is located at 758 N. Broadway St. in Milwaukee. For more information on the Koss Lunar Series and its music lineup, visit www.newaukee.com.
*Monday, June 23, the Milwaukee Press Club and the Rotary Club of Milwaukee will hold a Newsmaker Breakfast with guest Marc Lasry, new co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks. Lasry is the chairman, chief executive officer and a co-founder of New York-based Avenue Capital Group. A panel of Milwaukee journalists will interview Lasry, and the event will be moderated by BizTimes executive editor Steve Jagler. The breakfast, which is open to the public, will run from 7:15 to 9 a.m. in the Memorial Hall at the War Memorial Center, located at 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr. in Milwaukee. Cost is $20 for press club members and $25 for non-members. Breakfast is included. Seating will be limited, and registration and payment are required by June 18. For more information or to register, visit www.milwaukeepressclub.org.