What’s Happening in Milwaukee

July 11, 2019

 

Jill Scott
Thursday, July 11
7 p.m. Doors • 8 p.m. Show
The Riverside Theater
116 W. Wisconsin Ave.
A mature R&B vocalist, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott excels with slower sensual songs but is versatile enough to pack plenty of punch with anthems of pride and self-empowerment. Jill brings her humor, sensuality and bold voice to the Riverside Theater for an unforgettable evening.
Ticket Purchase Required

Diana Ross
with special guest Rhonda Ross
Sunday, July 14
6:30 p.m. Doors // 7:30 p.m. Show
The Riverside Theater
116 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Diana Ross is considered one of the most successful recording artists and entertainers of all time. 2019 will be remembered as a milestone in history with a year-long Diamond Diana Celebration marking the 75th birthday of the iconic superstar.
Ticket Purchase Required

Ron Funches
Merriment Marauder Tour
+ special guests Blair Socci & Gabe Dinger
Sunday, July 14
7 p.m. Doors • 8 p.m. Show
Turner Hall Ballroom
1040 Vel R. Phillips Ave.
Ron Funches is a triple threat. He is an excellent stand up comedian, actor and writer. Ron has built an impressive acting resume. Whether it’s lending his voice to projects like Trolls, Bob’s Burgers, and Adventure Time. Or his memorable acting roles on The Goldbergs, Black•ish, New Girl, Transparent, Powerless, and Undateable.
Ticket Purchase Required

Corinne Bailey Rae
with special guest Hailey Knox
Friday, July 26
7 p.m. Doors • 8 p.m. Show
Turner Hall Ballroom
1040 Vel R. Phillips Ave.
From Leeds, England, singer/songwriter/musician Corinne Bailey Rae shot to stardom with her self-titled #1 UK debut album in 2006, featuring the global hits “Put Your Records On” and “Like A Star.”
Bailey Rae has received two GRAMMY AWARDS, two MOBOS, alongside multiple nominations including BRIT and BET Awards. She was awarded her first GRAMMY® in 2008 for Album Of The Year when featured on Herbie Hancock’s River: The Joni Letters.

Events

Opening Night “This is America”
Art Exhibition
Fri., June 28-August 25 • 6-9 p.m.
5 Points Art Gallery & Studios
3514 N. Port Washington Road
Milwaukee, WI
This Is America, 5 Points Art Gallery & Studios’ 4th art show, is a consciously curated group exhibition coinciding with the United States’ Independence Day with visual artworks by 17 artists from traditionally overlooked vantage points, responding to the patriotism and nationalism the holiday was constructed to imbue. This poignant exhibition is on display until August 25, 2019.
Open to the Public

Riverwest Food Truck Rally
Hosted by Gathering Place Brewing Company and 8 others
Fri., July 12, 2019• 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Gathering Place
Brewing Company
811 E. Vienna Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Spend the evening in Riverwest with some of the best food & beer in Milwaukee!
See individual trucks for food prices.

The 11th Annual Great Midwest Book Fest
Sat., July 13, 2019 • 1-4 pm
Nicolet High School
6701 N. Jean Nicolet Rd.,
Glendale, WI
Featuring local and national authors. For more information please visit UrbanReviewsOnline.com.

Mustangs Football
Ages 11-14
Practice begins July 22, 2019
5-6:30 p.m. Mon-Fri
Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club
3000 North Sherman Blvd.,
Milwaukee, WI

Black Arts Fest MKE
Sat., August 3 • 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Henry W. Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee, WI
This annual festival honors African and African American culture, creating a positive atmosphere that unifies all ages.
Adult (12 & over): $12
Seniors (60 & over): $8
Youth (8 – 11): $8
Children (7 & under): Free when accompanied by an adult
Military & Veterans: Free with ID

Wisconsin State Fair 2019
Thu, Aug 1, 2019 – Sun, Aug 11
Gates open at 8 a.m. -Daily
Wisconsin State Fair Grounds
7722 W. Greenfield Ave.
West Allis, WI
Music, food, live animals, and exhibits
Adults (12 & over): $14
Seniors (60 & over): $8
Military/Veterans with ID: $8
Youth (ages 6-11): $8
Children (5 & under): FREE

Milwaukee Public Library

Rashes to Research: Scientists and Parents Confront the 1964 Rubella Epidemic
May 30-July 11
Central Library
814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
During the rubella epidemic that raged in 1964, 20,000 children were born with serious heart, hearing, and vision problems related to rubella exposure during pregnancy. While the nation’s scientists rushed to create a vaccine and develop better screening tests, families faced difficult, complicated decisions about current and future pregnancies. This exhibit highlights the work of researchers and parents to limit the impact of rubella in the years before an effective vaccine nearly eliminated the disease from the United States.
This Event Is Free

Story Time
Young children and their caregivers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays all designed to help little ones develop important literacy skills needed prior to learning how to read. Child care centers are welcome.

Atkinson Branch, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Thursday, July 11, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Also July 18, 25.

Bay View Branch, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Thursday, July 11, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Also July 18, 25.

Capitol Branch, 3969 N. 74th St., Thursday, July 11, 10-10:30 a.m.
Also July 18, 25.

Center Street Branch, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Monday, July 8, 4-4:30 p.m.
Also July 15, 22, 29.

Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Tuesday, July 9, 10:30-11 a.m.
Also July 16, 23, 30.

M.L. King Branch, 310 W. Locust St., Thursday, July 11, 10-10:30 a.m.
Also July 18, 25.

Villard Square Branch, 5190 N. 35th St., Thursday, July 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Also July 18, 25.

Washington Park Branch, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Thursday, July 11, 10:30-11 a.m.
Also July 18, 25.