Unsure what to do this weekend? Looking for a great restaurant, the hottest movie, or what bands are playing in your favorite clubs? Check out the Hatch Weekender! We will give you the Hatch Team’s picks of the latest and greatest events happening in your town!!
Shop til you drop!
Monograham, located at 719 Genesee St. in Delafield, is a quaint gift boutique. They also have a wide variety of greeting cards and paper. The owner of Monograham is also the Creative Director and Designer of Smock, an internationally renowned paper and invitation company, so the store specializes in personalized items. At Monograham you can find candles, jewelry (from designers such as B.U. which happens to be one of my personal favorites), baby gifts, greeting cards for every occasion under the sun, gift-wrap, and personalized invitations and stationery.
Due to a friendly staff and unique merchandise Monograham has become a must stop for me any time I’m in the downtown Delafield area.
Walking in a Wisco Wonderland: Runs / Walks
It would appear that spring has finally decided to grace us with its presence. It doesn’t last long in Wisconsin so take advantage of the blue skies and 70 degree weather with some activity outdoors. Whether you are a runner or walker, there are always activities for you to enjoy throughout the state and this weekend is no different!
• The Habitat for Humanity Home Run/Walk, a 5K is taking place on Saturday, May 18th at Frame Park in Waukesha.
• Run the Bay in Whitefish Bay includes a 5K run or walk along with a kids run also on Saturday.
What is more Wisconsin than Lambeau Field This marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 5K and kids run will give you the opportunity to see Lambeau from a whole different perspective. Starting on Lombardi Avenue you will get to be a participating athlete as opposed to watching the athletes!
Alright music fans…..Big weekend!! We a have a little bit of everything for all types of music lovers out there. First thing is first though! Kenny Chesney is coming to Miller Park this weekend and if you love Country Music you have to go see this!!
This is going to be a party, the park opens at 1pm so tailgating at Miller Park is game on…its going to be fun and crazy for the “No Shoes Nation” coming to town. Cowboy up and get there!
The concert will also feature special guest Eric Church, whose new album “Chief” was selected as “Album of the Year” at the 2012 Country Music Awards!!
Here are two other notables you need to get out and see too!
The Mystic Crew will be doing a mixture of rock, country and blues covers and originals. Great cover band this weekend on Saturday! Check these guys out!
Rocco’s Bar and Hall
2860 S KK, Bay View, Wisconsin
Saturday, May 18th at Starting at 8:30
Now for the final pick this weekend….the Jazz Estate on Murray Street is the best kept secret in Milwaukee. If you want to see some of the best Jazz in the city you have to visit here. Most locals don’t even know it’s here but its pitch black in the place with just lights on performers, like jazz was made to be played.
This Sunday at 6pm come to the Jazz estate to celebrate the life and music of the legendary Melvin Rhyne. They have a great lineup of musicians coming in to play his music. Sunday are made for Jazz!
Theater Releases May 15th -17th:
Most Popular/Anticipated release:
Star Trek Into Darkness:
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
· Michelle’s view: Fans of the series will probably love. Reviews have been mixed, but it is anticipated to do very well at the box office this weekend!
2 Other notable releases – Limited release locations:
· Erased: Standard action flick where a CIA agent is marked for death and needs to uncover the real people and truth behind it.
· The English Teacher: Comedy starring Julianne Moore – shy, introverted English teacher decides to move outside her comfort zone and enter the Theater to help a former student.
Hey there sports fans! We have a slow weekend out there. Never fear, I will have multitude of options soon. UWM baseball team is in Ohio playing in NCAA qualifier, Brewers aren’t back until Monday, Not Packer time yet(boo), and no Milwaukee wave. I am deciding to offer the following: Brewers game on Monday night or watching PBA (yes, Professional Bowlers) open practice and Pro-Am in Waukesha on Sunday. Stay tuned for next week!
Brewing a Cure
Bargain Hunters Corner-Flea Markets, estate sales, city wide rummages, free events, etc.
For instance, this weekend, on Sunday is Elkhorn Flea Market at Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 Court St. Elkhorn, WI. Find bargains galore at this one day event from 7:00am – 4:00. Over 500 dealers bring a wide range of merchandise from furniture in the rough to fine refinished, glassware to pottery, advertising to linens, decoys to dolls, and everything else in between. The pickin’ is great, and so are the people.
Adrenaline Junkies beware!!!!!
Are you brave enough to conquer the Zombie Run? Are you fast enough to survive?! On Saturday, the Zombies will take over a 5K mud run that begins at 8:30AM at the Waukesha County Fair Grounds. Over 13 obstacles and Zombies looking to infect, will you become a statistic or will you survive! My pick for this week is by far the Zombie Mud Run! If you dare to compete, be sure to give us Feedback on Facebook!
Food Glorious Food
If you haven’t experienced a night at La Merenda (http://lamerenda125.com/) then you must stop what you are doing and make a reservation NOW. Right NOW! Are you calling??
La Merenda is a popular Milwaukee favorite, so make sure you reserve a table, or get in there early to snag a seat at their bar. La Merenda will take your taste buds on an international tapas tour you won’t soon forget. From Colombian Empanadas to Jamaican Jerk Trout, to Argentinean Style Beef, there is something for everyone! Their menu changes with the seasons and they focus incorporating as much locally grown ingredients as possible.
If you do have to wait a little while for a table, I recommend the Sangria. Hits the spot!
I’m ready for my close up…
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…
This Friday night Skylight Music Theatre will mount a new production of the Gershwin masterpiece Porgy and Bess May 17 through June 9 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee WI). Come enjoy the Gershwin’s beautiful melodies, and moving story along with the talented cast and crew it will be a night to remember.
Fun for the Whole Family
Helium Trampoline Park
Grab the kiddos and head out for some good ole family DODGE BALL!!
With a foam pit, rock wall, and a variety of jumping options this is sure to be a hit for mom and dad and kiddo’s alike!
$10 for 60 minutes $13 for 90 minutes $16 for 120 minutes
Hot Water Wherehouse Heats Up the Milwaukee Dance Scene
Lake Michigan may still be a little too chilly to take swim in but the temperature is just right to do some dancing at the Hot Water Wherehouse. This bright, contemporarily renovated warehouse on Milwaukee’s Southside is home to numerous social events including dance classes and socials almost every night of the week. Saturday Night Salsa provides its participants with a free lesson starting at 9:00pm followed by a night of fun and rhythm with some of Milwaukee’s best dancers. If you feel like your dance flame may be ignited by Swing Dance, Country Line Dance, or Argentinean Tango then check out Hot Water’s calendar of events to take part in free lessons and dancing socials throughout the week. If you’re a little shy about busting a move, be sure to check out the live music on Tuesday nights which will surely get your feet tapping.
Although, let’s face it, dancing isn’t unique to Milwaukee, but the atmosphere, people, and location make dancing at the Hot Water Wherehouse a one-of-a-kind experience that ALL Milwaukeeans should take advantage of! So don’t just step into summer, dance in at Hot Water Wherehouse at 818 S. Water Street. http://www.hotwatermilwaukee.com/