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Arts @ Large hosts a workshop on the hidden impacts of segregation and Milwaukee celebrates World Refugee Day at Ziedler Park. more

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Festival season continues with Polish Fest and the Lakefront Festival of Art, while Nomad Nacional begins its epic outdoor World Cup festivities. more

This Week in Milwaukee

Being in touch with your intuition can be both a blessing and a curse. It’s pretty crazy-making trying to decipher which of your thoughts, feelings or suspicions are actually true as opposed to mere figments of your hyper-vigilant imagination. more

On the Couch

This is our clearinghouse for all activities in the greater Milwaukee area that peacefully push back against discriminatory, reactionary and authoritarian actions and policies fomented by the right wing. more

Saving Our Democracy


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Milwaukee enjoys a week of outdoor gatherings, including PrideFest, the Locust Street Festival, the start of River Rhythms and the year’s first NEWaukee Night Market. more

This Week in Milwaukee

Check out the Shepherd Express’ Saving Our Democracy column for a list of social and political activism events taking place throughout the greater Milwaukee area for the week of May 31-June 6. more

Saving Our Democracy


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Jazz in The Park and Chill on the Hill return for the summer, while Riverwest FemFest continues and Bay View hosts its enormous Gallery Night and Jazz Fest. more

This Week in Milwaukee

On the Couch’s licensed mental health practitioner gives advice to a reader who contacted her about a wayward adult daughter making all the wrong choices in life. more

On the Couch

Now in its 42nd year, the annual Riverwest blowout will feature nearly 50 acts spread across six outdoor stages and two indoor ones. more

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Like the paper, but on radio. more


Roll out the barrel for these upcoming Milwaukee-area craft beer events. more


Our city and our region have more things to see and do than the calendar has days. This year’s Shepherd Express Summer Festival Calendar is a comprehensive guide to festivals in a city known across the U.S. for its outdoor celebrations. more

A&E Feature

Saving Our Democracy for the week of May 24-30, 2018 is the Shepherd Express’ clearinghouse for activities in the greater Milwaukee area that push back against discriminatory, reactionary and authoritarian policies of Donald Trump and the far right. more

Saving Our Democracy

Riverwest FemFest returns with its biggest, most impressive lineup yet, and Milwaukee bands Greatest Lakes and Sex Scenes play big release shows. more

This Week in Milwaukee


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In a Whiskey vs. Bourbon showdown, 750 attendees sampled both classic and reimagined Old Fashioneds and voted on their favorite Whiskey and Bourbon version, featuring High West Double Rye Whiskey and Elijah Craig Bourbon. more

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Mary Sussman earned the Best Business Story Silver Award for her August 2017 Shepherd Express article, “Milwaukee Taps Water Technology’s Growing Potential.” more



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With “Spring Cleaning” plans looming, how best to get yourself off the couch and into cleaning mode? Read On the Couch and get some helpful suggestions. more

On the Couch

Read Saving Our Democracy for the week of May 17-23 to find out what social and political justice-related events are taking place throughout the greater Milwaukee area. more

Saving Our Democracy


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Gloss Weekend returns for a four-day run in Riverwest, while jazz great Terence Blanchard and indie-rockers Wye Oak come to town. more

This Week in Milwaukee

Every day during Milwaukee Burger Week 2018 (May 14-20) our burger-loving staff will watch the hashtag #mkeburgerweek on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and pick the juiciest burger photos posted for awesome prizes. more

Milwaukee Burger Week