Sick of Summerfest? Try Sunday’s PBR fest
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• It’s only day No. 3 of Summerfest, and you’ve likely already had your fill of boisterous bozos, swerving shuttle buses, and the comedic stylings of Pat McCurdy. Lucky for you, Sunday’s Fourth Annual PBR Street Festival will feature exactly none of those nuisances. Once again, the fest will set up shop outside of Bay View’s Burnhearts, and will play host to a roster of top-shelf local talent. The Wildbirds, The Etiquette, Jonathan Burkes, Fresh Cut Collective, Faux Fir, and DJ Why B will all be on hand to wipe those Summerfest blues away. The fun begins at noon.
• Here’s another perfect Summerfest alternative: staying at home and catching an episode of Something Theater. The brainchild of local filmmakers Andrew Swant, Bobby Ciraldo, and David Robbins, Something Theater is a bi-monthly television show that brings a host of weird and outre videos to the stately manor of WVTV Channel 18. A new episode, “The Title Is A Drawing,” airs Friday night (or, technically, Saturday morning), at 2 a.m.
• We like to kid Ryan Braun from time to time, but deep down inside, we love the guy. (We’re also pretty sure a dude who’s pulling down $150 million doesn’t give a shit what we say about his energy drink.) Add The New York Times to the list of Braun backers: The Gray Lady recently put together a glowing profile of our beloved Hebrew Hammer.
• Last night, the criminally awesome Aaron Rodgers dropped by the set of the criminally underrated Jimmy Kimmel Live to show off his new Super Bowl hardware.
• The always-brilliant Red Letter Media recently entered the 48 Hour Film Project, and the results were, well, brilliant. The Great Space Jam features everything you’d expect from RLM: aliens, monkeys with guns, ropey special effects, and plenty of gratuitous cleavage. The short film ended up taking home only one award, for Best Costumes. For shame, 48 Hour Film Project, for shame.
• We’ll return with our regularly scheduled programming Tuesday, July 5. Happy Fourth, everyone!