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Aug
15
Wed
Milwaukee Record presents ‘Half Baked’ @ Avalon Theater
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm

Join us at Avalon Theater in Bay View on Wednesday, August 15 for a special 20th anniversary screening of Half Baked. The subversive 1998 stoner comedy stars Dave Chappelle as Thurgood Jenkins, a custodian who—with the help of friends Scarface (Guillermo Diaz) and Brian (Jim Breuer)—takes desperate measures to raise enough money to bail out his imprisoned pal Kenny (Harland Williams). Along the way, the friends face some unexpected obstacles, Jenkins meets a woman named Mary Jane, and lots and lots of weed is smoked.

The film, which had a mere $8M budget, earned close to $18M during its initial theatrical run. Between its endless well of hilarious quotes and some memorable cameos from Steven Wright, Bob Saget, Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Willie Nelson, and Tommy Chong, Half Baked is still as enjoyable as it was 20 years ago. Plus, the film helped pave the way for Chappelle and writing partner Neal Brennan’s next project, Chappelle’s Show.

Tickets to this 7 p.m. screening are $5. We’re also offering a $10 “Going Green” package that includes a movie ticket, a pint of Lakefront’s Organika organic white ale, and an Abba-Zabba candy bar. We can’t wait. But we’re not going to do what everyone thinks we’re going to do and flip out, man! All we want to know is who’s coming with us to see Half Baked on August 15?!

Aug
17
Fri
Friday Nite Music: Klassik @ Colectivo Lakefront Cafe
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday Nite Music: Klassik @ Colectivo Lakefront Cafe | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Colectivo and Milwaukee Record put together a weekly concert series called “Friday Nite Music.” Every—you guessed it!—Friday night between mid-June and the end of August, we’ll bring you a different Wisconsin singer-songwriter or band outside Colectivo’s Lakefront Cafe from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The free, all-ages concert series will continue with an August 17 performance by Klassik.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HI8VXww61E

Weezer + White Reaper @ The Rave
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm

Is it okay to like Weezer again? Yeah, Rivers Cuomo and company were in the weeds for a while (everything from Make Believe to Hurley, let’s say), but their last few albums (Everything Will Be Alright In The End, “The White Album,” Pacific Daydreams) have been pretty good! Then there’s that 1994 debut album (the so-called “Blue Album”) and its mythic follow-up, Pinkerton. C’mon, those are undisputed classics! “Buddy Holly”! “Say It Ain’t So”! All the semi-creepy Pinkerton songs Cuomo wrote at Harvard! What’s not to love? Still not enough? White Reaper is opening!

Aug
18
Sat
Greatest Lakes + Airo Kwill, Minor Characters, Bum Alum @ Cactus Club
Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm
Aug
22
Wed
Vanity Plates + Starterjacket, Something Like A Monument, Flat Teeth @ Cactus Club
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm
Aug
24
Fri
Milwaukee’s First Oktoberfest @ Kegel's Inn
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 25 @ 10:00 pm
Friday Nite Music: VoodooHoney Horns @ Colectivo Lakefront Cafe
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday Nite Music: VoodooHoney Horns @ Colectivo Lakefront Cafe

Colectivo and Milwaukee Record put together a weekly concert series called “Friday Nite Music.” Every—you guessed it!—Friday night between mid-June and the end of August, we’ll bring you a different Wisconsin singer-songwriter or band outside Colectivo’s Lakefront Cafe from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The free, all-ages concert series will continue with an August 24 performance by VoodooHoney Horns.

Triple Eye Industries Fest 3 @ Cactus Club
Aug 24 @ 9:00 pm
Aug
28
Tue
Negative Approach + ZÖR, Detenzione @ Cactus Club
Aug 28 @ 9:00 pm
Aug
29
Wed
L.A. Witch + Moonwalks, and Whips @ Cactus Club
Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm

The last time L.A. Witch came to Cactus Club, the dark and dour rock trio was an up-and-coming band that was just starting to turn some heads. This time around, they’re an established band that’s here to stay. The (you guessed it) Los Angeles outfit returns to the site of their first Milwaukee show as part of a tour in belated support for last year’s self-titled debut. Moonwalks will play before them and Whips will ensure this mid-week show is great from top to bottom with some local flavor in the opening slot.

Aug
30
Thu
Strange Fruit 3 @ Cactus Club
Aug 30 @ 9:00 pm
Aug
31
Fri
Friday Nite Music: For The Culture @ Colectivo Lakefront Cafe
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday Nite Music: For The Culture @ Colectivo Lakefront Cafe

Colectivo and Milwaukee Record put together a weekly concert series called “Friday Nite Music.” Every—you guessed it!—Friday night between mid-June and the end of August, we’ll bring you a different Wisconsin singer-songwriter or band outside Colectivo’s Lakefront Cafe from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The free, all-ages concert series will conclude with an August 24 performance by For The Culture.

Genesis Renji + Hiiitribe, Bando, Shle Berry, Trap Junkies @ Cactus Club
Aug 31 @ 9:00 pm