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A listing of Milwaukee Day activities that run the gamut of everything that the city has to offer. Read more

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Many people don’t need a reason to enjoy a few cocktails after work. But National Gin and Tonic Day, celebrated April 9, is just one of many holidays dedicated to fine spirits. Read more


The Shepherd’s Fall Drink Guide 2017 shares 10 of our favorite establishments for finding one of Wisconsin’s favorite drinks, the old fashioned, in forms both traditional and modern. Featured establishments are: Boone & Crockett, Camp Bar, ... Read more


Review of Milwaukee’s Great Lakes Distillery. Read more

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Milwaukee has become a destination for ecologically concerned tourists with many sustainable buildings and sites. Read more

News Features

December 5 marks the 83rd anniversary of the repeal of the 18th amendment, aka the end of Prohibition. If you're in the mood to celebrate, here are some spots you can find like-minded friends. Read more

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Catina Cole has commissioned a group of 5 Black women playwrights to develop a set of shorts for MPower Theater. The program is called UNTAMED: Hair, Body, and Attitude: Short Plays by Black Women. According to the official announcement, t.. Read more


As part of our recent fall drinks guide, I compiled a listof Milwaukee'sseasonal fall beers. But what about spirits? Not every occasion calls forbeer, and plenty of distilleries get into the fall spirit (see what I didthere?) with seasonal liq.. Read more

Brew City Booze


The Supremes

Even if you only sporadically listen to the radio, you’ve probably noticed that the term “oldies” doesn’t mean what it used to a decade or two ago. The early rock hits of the ’50s and ’60s have been gradually pushed out by the hits of the ’70s .. Read more

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Saturday is Independence Day, and the skies are going tolight up with fireworks all across the city. There's events going on in manyparks, including parades, concerts and games. For more information about parkevents and fireworks near you, chec.. Read more

Brew City Booze


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Over the past several years there have been a lot of changes in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood. New restaurants and businesses are replacing many of the vacant, rundown buildings. The Walker’s Point Association and residents are wo... Read more

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The Shepherd Express’ Spring Drink Guide 2015 explores 10 of Milwaukee’s best establishments for Bloody Marys. Read more

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The Shepherd Express’ second annual Woman Up! Festival (Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Wisconsin State Fair Expo Center) features 200-plus woman-focused exhibitors and vendors ranging from health, fitness and wellness professionals... Read more

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If you’re craving creamy ice cream and flavorful sorbet, Purple Door Ice Cream’s new retail location is unquestionably one of the most delightful ice cream shops to visit in town. Launched in 2011 by Lauren and Steve Read more

Dining Preview

With aims of empowering young women, last year Milwaukeeans Valerie Lucks and Ashley Smith, along with a team of volunteers, organized the first-ever Girls Rock Milwaukee, a week-long music camp. Clearly it struck a chord: The camp doubled its enr.. Read more

On Music

Transnational corporate Goliaths dominate the world, yet the Davids are fighting back. Steve Akley’s book Small Brand America looks at 25 of those Davids in the food and beverage industry Read more

Dining Preview

 There will be a silent auction. There will be a cash bar. And it will be in tribute to the Banana as Pink Banana Theatre hosts its Second Annual Fall Fundraiser.  The Pink Banana Theatre Company is a young veteran theatre group. In the world .. Read more


Adding a tasting room to the Great Lakes Distillery was no small task. A Wisconsin law prohibited distillers from serving liquor, so before the Walker's Point distillery could open its tasting room in 2010, owner Guy Rehorst had to lobby fo... Read more

Dining Preview

Join the Great Lakes Distillery (616 W Virginia St., Milwaukee) for their 2nd Annual Festivus Celebration! The party is on Thursday, December 23 from 5pm until 11pm. Gather around the Festivus pole, air your grievances, conduct feats of str... Read more

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