Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:57 am
Milwaukee Trolley begins service
Milwaukee’s free downtown summer trolley service kicked off on Wednesday with its Hop N Shop and Wine N Dine routes.
The trolleys will run the designated routes Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The trolley is operated by Transit Express. Points of interest along the route include the Milwaukee Public Market, Frontier Airlines Center, Milwaukee Public Museum, Jazz in the Park, River Rhythms, farmers markets, Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, and the theater and hotel districts. Also along the route are dozens of retail destinations, restaurants, spas and salons.For route and schedule information, visit www.MilwaukeeDowntown.com or call 414.562.RIDE..
Walker to be guest at Press Club luncheon
Scott Walker, Milwaukee county executive and a Republican candidate for Wisconsin governor will be the featured guest at the Milwaukee Press Club’s next Newsmaker Luncheon on Friday, June 11 from 11:45 to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St.
Walker is being challenged for the GOP nomination by former Congressman Mark Neumann.
The winner of the Republican primary will square off against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat.
A panel of professional journalists will interview Walker during the Newsmaker Luncheon.
The public is invited to attend the luncheons. The cost to attend is $15 for press club members, $20 for non-members, $10 for students. Lunch is included. Seating will be limited. Pre-registration and advance payment is required and may be done online at www.milwaukeepressclub.org.
Harley-Davidson Museum hosts Chef Challenge
The Harley- Davidson Museum will host the Chef Grill Challenge on Tuesdays during the month of June. Chef competitions will include mystery boxes of ingredients, judges and prizes similar to the Food Network’s Iron Chef.
Competitors will have one hour to plan, prepare and grill one entrée for the judges. They will be judged on flavor and taste, use of ingredients, creativity and presentation.
Attendees to the event will have a chance to act as judges for the event.
The event will take place outside the Harley-Davidson Museum, under the overhang on the south side of the archives building, 400 W. Canal Street, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Three local HOG chapters will nominate their worst griller to be paired with a celebrity chef on the three nights. That chef will instruct the HOG member, but will not be allowed to do any of the actual cooking.
The celebrity chefs for the event will be Leo Domiquez, executive chef at Lambeau Field on June 8; Peter Gebauer, executive chef at Potawatomi Bingo Casino on June 15 and Dave Hamm, executive chef at the Bradley Center on June 22.
The grand prize winner will receive the Top Hog trophy and a $250 gift certificate to Motor Bar & Restaurant after the final week.
Last Chance to see Raphael exhibit at Art Museum
One of the most celebrated paintings of the Italian Renaissance, Raphael: The Woman with the Veil (La Donna Velata), is on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum until Sunday, June 6.
It was completed in 1516, and was once considered to be the most famous painting in the world.
“We understand that TheWoman with the Veil will not leave Florence again for many years because of its artistic and cultural significance,” said Laurie Winters, director of exhibitions for the Milwaukee Art Museum.
The Milwaukee Art Museum is the final stop on a tour of three museums in the country for the painting. After Sunday, the painting will return to Italy where it will likely not leave again for many years.
Raphael died at the age of 37, just four years after he completed The Woman with the Veil in response to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. The portrait depicts his own idea of female beauty.
BizTimes launches 2010 Technology Directory
BizTimes Milwaukee is now accepting submissions to the second annual Technology Directory. This directory features metropolitan Milwaukee companies that offer products and services to assist in implementing cost-effective technology solutions for businesses. Companies listed in the directory offer the following products and services web hosting, web development, software development or integration, hardware, internet service and IT support. The 2010 BizTimes Technology Directory deadline is Monday, June 14. To submit your organization, go to www.biztimes.com/tech.