Since opening last summer, Lost Whale has been an excellent source of sustainable craft cocktails served in a whimsical setting. On Saturday, April 20, the Bay View cocktail bar’s focus on fun and the environment will continue when Lost Whale celebrates Earth Day a couple days early with a Bio-Dome-themed party.
The event, based on the the 1996 film starring Stephen Baldwin and (backhanded Wisconsin appreciator) Pauly Shore, will double as a fundraiser for the Mitchell Park Domes. In addition to screening the cult comedy, proceeds from cocktails sold from 6 p.m. to close will be donated to “The Domes.” Lost Whale co-owner Tripper Duval says the bar intends to make the Earth Day party an annual affair, with the hope of making it bigger and more interactive each year.
“For our kickoff, we chose Bio-Dome because it’s one of our favorite movies, and unlike most cities, Milwaukee has domes.” Duval says. “The Domes have been hit with a lot of hurdles these last few years, and we figured we’d do our part in helping.”
Lost Whale’s Bio-Dome party will also include special cocktails to fit the occasion. The bar’s take on “Purple Sticky Punch” features Roku Japanese Gin and a violet liquor. There will also be a drink called “Keep On Cruisin,” made with Cruzan rum, blueberry, and fresh lime juice. A third cocktail (made with Maker’s Mark) has been teased, but Duval says people will have to come to the event to find out more about it.
On top of the film and the drinks, DJ Fuzzy Logic will spin event-suited music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and there will be live art with a collaborative theme. Whether you’re brought there for the movie, the Purple Sticky Punch, the music, or the art, you’ll be helping Lost Whale raise money for Mitchell Park Domes in the process.
“My kids love them, I grew up with them, and I think they are a very cool, unique aspect of what makes Milwaukee…Milwaukee,” Duval says.
Celebrate Earth Day and Bio-Dome this weekend. And bring a buuuuuuuhhh-dee or two with you.