With every venue, theater, and public space closed due to COVID-19 concerns, our normally bustling events calendar is pretty barren. So here’s what we’ll be watching, playing, reading, and listening to at home instead. Stay safe, Milwaukee.
MONDAY, JUNE 1
A bunch of great new stuff on Netflix
The first day of the week is also the first day in the month in June, which means Netflix (and many other streaming platforms) just had a ton of great movies added today. Some highlights from the list we linked above include: Cape Fear, Bad News Bears, Clueless, The Disaster Artist, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Help, The Silence of the Lambs, Starship Troopers, Twister, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, West Side Story, Zodiac, and Observe And Report.
A bounty of awesome movies and shows on Hulu
Not to be outdone by Netflix, Hulu has also added some entertaining film titles and TV shows to its arsenal today. Some highlights include: Casino, Cliffhanger, Dirty Dancing, Kingpin, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Meet The Parents, Robin Hood: Men In Tights, Thelma & Louise, the director’s cut of True Romance, Up In The Air, The X-Files (movie), and the complete series of Adult Swim’s outstanding Children’s Hospital.
A ton of new items on HBO Max
If you have the new HBO Max channel, you already have a ton of things to watch. However, HBO has already brought in some additional titles to the young streaming service (and to HBO in general) today. Here are some highlights coming to HBO Max and HBO proper: Adventures In Babysitting (HBO), Amelie (HBO), The Bucket List, Chicago, Doubt (HBO), Drop Dead Gorgeous, Elf, every film in the Final Destination series, Full Metal Jacket, The Goonies, He Got Game (HBO), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Magic Mike, Misery, Mystic River, The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter, The Neverending Story, Summer Catch, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3, Titanic, Uncle Buck (HBO), We Are Marshall, Weird Science (HBO), and When Harry Met Sally.
A wealth of new arrivals on Amazon Prime
Last and probably least is Amazon Prime. While their volume of June 1 releases lacks in comparison to its counterparts, subscribers can still enjoy standout titles like: Dirty Dancing, How To Train Your Dragon, Grown Ups, Kingpin, The Natural, Dragnet (season one), and Sex Drive.
TUESDAY, JUNE 2
Fuller House: The Farewell Season on Netflix
When you’re lost out there and you’re all alone, the creators of the Full House spinoff series Fuller House are waiting to carry the Netflix original series home. Chip-a-dee-ba-ba-dow!
A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood on Hulu
Tom Hanks stars as Mister Rogers. You need this in your life right now (or, more specifically, when it hits Hulu on June 2).
Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On (season one) on Netflix
The first season of A&E’s Garth Brooks docu-series makes its way to Netflix. If you’ve got friends in low places, give them your login info and let them watch The Road I’m On starting June 2.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3
Spelling The Dream on Netflix
Like everything else, the Scripps National Spelling Bee was canceled this year. However, Netflix has the n-e-x-t best thing in the form of its brand new documentary, Spelling The Dream. According to the bio: “Following four hopeful competitors, this documentary explores Indian Americans’ decades-long success at the biggest spelling contest in the U.S.” Spelling the Dream is available starting Wednesday, June 3.
Lady Bird on Netflix
This movie is good. If you haven’t seen this heralded 2017 film (or if you just want to watch it again), it’s on Netflix beginning June 3.
THURSDAY, JUNE 4
#ReviveLiveMKE with Whitney (Pabst Theater Group livestream)
The Pabst Theater Group venues (Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater, Turner Hall Ballroom, The Back Room @ Colectivo) have teamed up with more than 1,000 other venues across the country to pressure Congress for federal assistance; in the meantime, its stages remain dark. Until now. Sort of. Enter #ReviveLiveMKE, a new livestream series that gives music fans a direct way to support both the PTG venues and individual artists. Following the encouraging debut of the series with a Japanese Breakfast and a performance by Sara Evans last month, Whitney will take the virtual stage. (UPDATE: Whitney has postponed the stream until June 11 “out of respect for and in solidarity with the fight against white supremacy and the many black lives that have been taken unjustly by the hands of the police.”)
Miss Snake Charmer on Hulu
This 2018 doc about an unorthodox pageant in Texas looks pretty messed up and seems to be worth a watch. Find out when it comes to Hulu starting Thursday, June 4.
FRIDAY, JUNE 5
Run The Jewels, Run The Jewels 4
After a long wait, one of the year’s most anticipated albums is about to finally see the light of day. Run The Jewels’ fourth album (fittingly called Run The Jewels 4) will be released Friday, June 4. Following George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer May 25 and the resulting protests throughout the country, the duo plans to release the album—which is said to have poignant lyrics about police brutality—for free.
Queer Eye (season five) on Netflix
Following four celebrated seasons and a special trip to Japan, the Queer Eye crew is back to help make people over (both inside and out) when season five debuts on Netflix starting Friday, June 5.
Apocalypse Drive-In at Bounce Milwaukee
Following a great debut two weeks ago and a citywide curfew-abbreviated return last weekend, the fine folks at Bounce Milwaukee are bringing Apocalypse Drive-In back for another go. Come out Friday and Saturday night for a drive-in movie, with food and drinks available for purchase.
Shirley on Hulu
Elisabeth Moss stars in this new Shirley Jackson biopic that won an award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
SATURDAY, JUNE 6
Ad Astra on HBO
This 2019 space thriller starring Brad Pitt hits HBO starting June 6.
Did no one realize that BRAD PITT just played a ROCKET SCIENTIST, who had a CAR?! THOSE ARE THE THREE THINGS THAT DON’T IMPRESS SHANIA TWAIN MUCH!!! pic.twitter.com/emjfYqrsNv
— Andrew Hunt (@Mr_AndrewHunt) January 10, 2020
Apocalypse Drive-In at Bounce Milwaukee
See Friday’s mention of this Bounce Milwaukee event for more details.
SUNDAY, JUNE 7
I Know This Much Is True on HBO
Mark Ruffalo stars as twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in the HBO adaptation of the critically acclaimed 1998 novel, I Know This Much Is True. The penultimate episode of the miniseries airs Sunday, June 7.
Celebrity Family Feud on ABC
Watch Andy Cohen face off against the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, see Kevin Nealon take on Drew Carey, and weep for the world because our society has declined so much that this passes as entertainment.