Friday, Sept. 21, the Milwaukee Art Museum will host MAM After Dark: Live! from 5 p.m. to midnight at the art museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive in Milwaukee. Presented by Northwestern Mutual Foundation, the evening will include live music with performances by The New Seven, Kyle Feerick, Michael Gerlach, and Guy Fiorentini, and artists will work live for visitors to watch. A DJ will also provide music. Café Calatrava will offer specialty drink tastings, and food will be available from VIA Downer. Admission is free for museum members, $12 at the door for nonmembers and $6 in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://mam.org/afterdark/.
Saturday, Sept. 22, ART Milwaukee and NEWaukee are throwing a Wisconsin Avenue Bridge Celebration on the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge and the Riverwalk between North Plankinton Avenue, North Water Street, Wells Street and Michigan Avenue. The event, scheduled to run from noon to 10 p.m., will celebrate downtown Milwaukee and promote its vitality with a parade of decorated boats, a yoga lesson on the bridge, a tug of war challenge, live music, a happy hour and more. The event is free and open to the public. Participants who arrive by bicycle, bus, boat or kayak will be given a free beverage. For more information about the day’s schedule of activities, visit http://www.bridgepartymke.com.
Sunday, Sept. 23, the 1st annual Oktoberfest Party will take place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, 901 W. Juneau Avenue in Milwaukee. The event will feature Sprecher and Lakefront Oktoberfest beers, beer history tours, raffles, live music by both the Brewhaus Polka Kings and accordionist and pianist Erich Adam, and food from Bubb’s BBQ. A $20 Stock Certificate Package is available and includes four tickets for beer or soda, 10 general raffle tickets, a grand prize raffle ticket, Bubb’s meal combo, a souvenir pint glass and a souvenir Pabst stock certificate. For more information, visit http://www.bestplacemilwaukee.com.