*Sunday, June 2, United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) Ride for the Arts will offer ambitious cyclists an opportunity to bike across the Hoan Bridge to raise funds for UPAF’s support of regional arts groups. A number of bike routes are offered during the event, including 5-, 12-, 25-, 50- and 75-mile rides. Each ride starts and ends at the south gate of the Summerfest Grounds at the intersection of Polk Street and Harbor Drive. The 50- and 75-mile bike routes will begin at 7 a.m. with the other routes following in sequence. Registration on the day of the ride will be available beginning at 6 a.m. Registration fees cost $45 for adults in advance and $50 on Sunday; $35 for kids in advance and $40 on Sunday; and $115 for families in advance and $120 on Sunday. For more information about the ride, ride festivities, sponsors, registration and fundraising details, visit http://events.upaf.org/ride.
*Sunday, June 2, the young professional organization Newaukee will present a wine, cheese and sausage tasting in partnership with Vino 100 and MilwaukeeHome. The tasting will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Vino 100, 219 E. Erie St. in Milwaukee. Attendees will take home a custom etched MilwaukeeHome wine glass and will also have access to special extended hours at MilwaukeeHome’s 159 N. Jackson St. location. Cost is $35 for individuals and $65 for couples. Space is limited. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit http://newaukee.com/events/upcoming-event.
*Thursday, June 6, Target Free First Thursday will grant free admission to visitors at the Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. in Milwaukee. Admission is free from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the first Thursday of each month, courtesy of Target. For more information, visit http://mam.org/calendar/events/.
*Thursday, June 6, BizTimes Media will partner with the Waukesha County Business Alliance to present the annual Top 10 Businesses of the Year Awards, which recognize regional companies for financial growth, excellence in customer service and employee relations, and a commitment to the community. Award winners will be honored at a luncheon scheduled to run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd. in Pewaukee. The luncheon will include a panel of representatives from each of the winning companies. Cost to attend the luncheon for Alliance members is $45 per person or $450 for a corporate table of 10. Non-members can attend for $65 or $650 for a corporate table of 10. For more information on the awards or to register for the luncheon, visit www.biztimes.com/top10.
*Monday, June 3 through Sunday, June 9, the Milwaukee Brewers are scheduled to play home games at Miller Park, 1 Brewers Way in Milwaukee. On Monday and Tuesday, they will face the Oakland Athletics at 7:10 p.m.; on Wednesday they will face the Oakland Athletics at 1:10 p.m.; on Thursday and Friday they will take on the Philadelphia Phillies at 7:10 p.m.; on Friday they will take on the Philadelphia Phillies at 6:15 p.m.; and on Sunday they will face the Philadelphia Phillies at 1:10 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit http://milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com.