Category: Milwaukee Events

Saint Kate Milwaukee's Arts Hotel: a sneak peek before opening day

Saint Kate Milwaukee's Arts Hotel: a sneak peek before opening day
Saint Kate, (139 E. Kilbourn Ave) Milwaukee’s exciting new arts hotel is almost ready for its close-up. Here’s what we saw, five days prior to opening day–coming June 4. Part of Milwaukee’s transforming downtown, Saint Kate, named after Saint Catherine, the patron saint of artists will offer an experience unlike any other hotel in the... Read more »

Win the Ultimate Milwaukee Road Trip Package on Show Me Chicago

Win the Ultimate Milwaukee Road Trip Package on Show Me Chicago
The contest is now closed and the winner has been notified. Thanks to all for entering. This contest shows, once again, that there are some really strange sites across America—interestingly many from Wisconsin including a life-sized pink elephant wearing horn rimmed glasses. The contestant can’t remember exactly where she saw the pink elephant but was... Read more »

Wisconsin Getaway: Destination Milwaukee

Check in: 2 p.m. The Iron Horse Hotel. The Iron Horse Hotel, complete with 300-year-old oak timber beams, soaring ceilings, cushy seating and ambient lighting, is set in an 100-year-old repurposed mattress factory. Dine outdoors in "the Yard" or indoors at Symth, their elegant bar area or the Library. The loft-style guest rooms with exposed brick walls and wood timbers are spacious and beautifully appointed. 500 W. Florida St. 414.374.4766. Photo credit: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
A Wisconsin getaway to Milwaukee from Chicago is easy. The ride is less than two hours from downtown Chicago to downtown Milwaukee–even shorter by Amtrak from Chicago’s Union Station (1 1/2 hours) or one hour from the Glenview Station. Why Milwaukee? Milwaukee, Chicago’s sometimes overlooked little sibling, may just surprise you. If you’re looking for... Read more »
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Milwaukee Summerfest 2014: Top Ten List (Beyond the Music)

Milwaukee Summerfest 2014: Top Ten List (Beyond the Music)
Everyone knows Milwaukee’s Summerfest, The World’s Largest Music Fest,” that is now underway in Milwaukee has awesome music. But there’s more. Show Me Chicago was in Milwaukee for the opening of Summerfest 2014 and a look behind the scenes. Here are the top ten things we liked beyond the music. 10. The Food. Cheeseheads and... Read more »

Milwaukee Summerfest 2014: Win Free Tickets on Show Me Chicago

Milwaukee Summerfest 2014: Win Free Tickets on Show Me Chicago
Congratulations, Amanda, Tyler, Carrie and Doug the winners of the tickets to Milwaukee Summerfest 2014. Thanks to everyone who participated. The contest is now closed. Show Me Chicago is giving our readers a chance to win tickets to Summerfest 2014.  The highly anticipated fest kicks off this Wednesday, June 25 and continues through July 6... Read more »

Summerfest 2013 Milwaukee: World's Largest Music Festival is Ready to Rock 

Summerfest 2013 Milwaukee: World's Largest Music Festival is Ready to Rock 
We can almost Taste it...Summerfest, Milwaukee’s highly anticipated summer celebration featuring over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, a “Taste of Wisconsin” a boatload of activities and more–all in a world-class lakefront setting returns for its umpteenth year tomorrow. Summerfest in Milwaukee has been drawing Chicagoan’s from their hometown to Brew Town since 1968–12... Read more »
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Best of Milwaukee: Top 10 Picks on Show Me Chicago

Best of Milwaukee: Top 10 Picks on Show Me Chicago
With the three-day Memorial Day weekend almost upon us, Show Me Chicago is debuting a new feature highlighting NEARBY GETAWAYS. The occasional series will explore places in the Midwest that are a short drive, Megabus ride or train ride from Chicago.  We will look at the food, neighborhoods, arts, theater, festivals and more. Our first... Read more »
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