Weekend Agenda: Sept. 12-13
What to do over the next couple of days in Milwaukee
Quintessential Milwaukee party band The Uptown Savages has long been among the city’s finest purveyors of hot ‘n’ sweaty rock ‘n’ roll, so much so that it’s somewhat surprising that they’ve only been around for 10 years. But that’s the anniversary the Savages will be celebrating Sunday with a free “fan appreciation” show at Frank’s Power Plant. Also celebrating a 10th birthday this weekend is 1956, which has survived a decade making moody indie rock that still sounds very much like a product of the late ’90s. (We mean that in the best possible way.) 1956 celebrates its anniversary Saturday at the Cactus Club.
Also taking place this weekend is Center Street Daze, which happens today in Riverwest. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. the neighborhood will be hosting a block party that will include food, drinks, a shopping bazaar, a pool tournament, children’s art activities and music. Other festivals taking place this weekend include the Indian Summer Festival at the Summerfest grounds and the East side Tomato Romp—yes, it includes a tomato fight, as well as a Bloody Mary competition.
If you prefer to take it inside with your festival-going this weekend, be sure to head over to the Milwaukee Short Film Festival which takes place at Lubar Auditorium in the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Oriental Theater. Check out the festival's MySpace page for features and showtimes.