Every Friday, Stuff We Missed looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for, well, stuff we missed throughout the week. This week: the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair! And more!
• The Wisconsin State Fair is currently conducting an online survey, asking folks if they feel comfortable attending the fair in 2021. “Do you plan to attend the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair?” asks one question. “If the Wisconsin State Fair does take place this year, how would you view companies who sponsor events or attractions like the State Fair?” asks another. Are masks, capacity limits, and other safety precautions important to you? Would you still ride the Giant Slide or hang out in SpinCity? The Wisconsin State Fair would like to know. (A large chunk of comments on the State Fair Facebook page, meanwhile, would like you to know that IF YOU’RE SCARED YOU SHOULD JUST STAY HOME.)
The 2020 Wisconsin State Fair was canceled due to COVID-19. (Also because of COVID-19, the State Fair Expo Center was used as a field hospital. A total of 170 patients were treated there between October and January 1.) The 2021 fair is currently set scheduled for August 5-15. [Wisconsin State Fair]
• In other festival news, Mexican Fiesta is going ahead with plans to hold its 2021 celebration at Henry Maier Festival Park August 27-29. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• The Hue Vietnamese Restaurant in Wauwatosa is closing April 10. The Hue Vietnamese Restaurant in Bay View remains open. The owners say “they will be focusing their energy and efforts on an expansion plan in Bay View, which includes the redevelopment of the Sven’s Café land and building at 2699 S Kinnickinnic Ave., which they acquired in 2019.” [OnMilwaukee]
• 88Nine Radio Milwaukee mainstay/legend Tarik Moody has been appointed to the City Plan Commission. The commission “provides design oversight on rezoning requests, land sales and other built environment issues.” [Urban Milwaukee]
• Beginning Monday, April 12, Milwaukee County Transit System is bumping its bus capacity limits from 15 to 20. Still gotta wear a mask, though. [Urban Milwaukee]
• New episode of Pizza Sutra! [YouTube]
• Milwaukee artist Greg Gossel will paint a 10,000-square-foot mural on the south wall of the former Schlitz Brewery. The mural design/concept has not been revealed. [OnMilwaukee]
• Betty Brinn Children’s Museum will reopen to the public on May 20—with “significant” safety measures in place, of course. A members-only reopening is set for May 6. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• After a year away, the WAMI Awards are back, baby. The 2021 ceremony is set for Sunday, October 17 at Turner Hall. [OnMilwaukee]
• Remember when Major League Baseball announced it was pulling the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta and then everyone in Milwaukee (including Mayor Barrett) was like “COME TO MILWAUKEE”? Well, that ain’t happening. The 2021 All-Star Game is moving to Denver. [Urban Milwaukee]
• R.I.P. The Dogg Haus on the campus of Marquette University. The one on Brady Street—the original—is the last Dogg standing. [OnMilwaukee]
• Have a great weekend, Milwaukee!