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5 things to do this weekend | Sept. 8th-11th

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"Good Morning, Milwaukee" Photo Exhibition Opening Night


200 photos of places around Milwaukee -- some of them buildings that no longer exist. Milwaukeean Blyth Renate Meier will feature her photo collection at the Portrait Society Gallery. Opening night is this Thursday. Her work is a compelling view of Milwaukee that depicts an established city. These photos preserve the ancient corners of the place we call home. Get some culture! Go to the show. It's a chance to see Milwaukee from a perspective you wouldn't otherwise get to witness.

Thursday, Sept 9, 6pm to 9pm -  @ Portrait Society Gallery (207 E. Buffalo Street,  Set 526)


Sankofa MKE Festival

What is the Sankofa MKE Festival? As their mission states, “Sankofa MKE is a festival to celebrate the beauty of Black lives, music, and culture. Whether you are Black American, African, or part of the African diaspora of the world. You're worth celebrating. We're not simply creating another festival. We're opening another front in the war to uplift Black folks here in Milwaukee.” Sankofa MKE Festival is in its inaugural year. It will feature tons of diverse Milwaukee music. Get your tickets here.

Saturday at 2pm @ Washington Park Bandshell (1859 N. 40th St.)


Tribute to Ornette Coleman

One of the most important (and controversial) innovators of the jazz avant-garde, Ornette Coleman gained both loyal followers and lifelong detractors when he seemed to burst on the scene in 1959 fully formed. Company Brewing is hosting a jazz night to honor the late Ornette Coleman. Now taking Dinner Reservations for tables with a view of the stage for 8:00pm, 8:15pm, 8:30pm. Visit or call (414) 930-0909. Click here to check out the event Facebook page. Saturday, 8pm @ Company Brewing


The Get Down: Milwaukee Funk and Soul Dance Party


Last party of the summer? First dance of the fall? Christmas under the harvest moon of September? Whatever your pleasure, The Get Down DJs return to the Mad Planet in full force. Wanna check out the event page? Click here.

Saturday @ Mad Planet 


WMSE Backyard BBQ

WMSE will host its 7th Backyard BBQ, an incredible day of music and fun at Humboldt Park Band Shell. It’s the station’s small thank-you to its listeners and members for their continued support.

This year’s lineup is nuts: Doghouse Flowers, gypsy calypso, Midwest Death Rattle, Trapper Schoepp, Balkun Brothers, Sonny Knight and The Lakers.

Saturday at 12pm @ Humboldt Park

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