To keep Between the Bars – and you – up-to-date, this weekly post provides a compilation of both the amusing and the significant (mostly the amusing) local stories from the last few days that I've found by keeping a sharp eye on the local newswire. Enjoy the wealth of information, dear readers. You deserve it.
• The Austin-based Air Sex World Championships is bumping and grinding its way into town this Thursday, daring Milwaukee to flaunt their sexual prowess in hopes of, er, victory. It's a lot like Air Guitar, but instead of rocking out with an imaginary guitar, you’re making sweet, filthy love to an imaginary partner for about two minutes. Spanking and moaning are optional.
• In an effort to showcase the hip new restaurants that have begun to revitalize the Walker's Point community, MKEfoodies, OnMilwaukee.com and Milwaukee Food Tours will host the first-ever Walker's Point Food Crawl Saturday, June 23. From 1 to 4 p.m., attendees can stroll through the Historic Walker's Point neighborhood and sample an array of small plates from area restaurants and food venues. Check out OnMilwaukee.com for the details.
• The Daily Show host Jon Stewart recapped Tuesday's recall election in a segment called "Madison Men." The Mad Men opening sequence parody is complete with a smoking cow. It's priceless. Too bad the actual election wasn't.
• The Brewers have lost more players while on the road than they've won games. The latest to go down: Jonathan Lucroy. He'll be out for four to six weeks due to a freak accident while in Los Angeles last week, reports MLB.com.
• Partnering with Festa Italiana and the Italian Community Center, the Milwaukee Brewers will host "Italian Heritage Day" at Miller Park on Sunday, July 1 at 1:10 p.m. when they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Brewers have celebrated "Cerveceros Day", which is hosted in conjunction with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, in each of the last seven seasons. In 2011, the team wore "Bierbrauer" uniforms for "German Heritage Day." I'm wondering when the Brewers are going to have “Czech Heritage Day”? I'm feeling left out.
• According to the Journal Sentinel, a green roof has sprung up on another downtown building - this one six floors atop the Milwaukee Public Museum. The updates to the museum's roof were made last fall. Since then, a canvas of sedum plants have begun to fill in. There are currently six other green roofs built in part with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) tax dollars, including the Milwaukee Public Library, Miller Brewing Co., and the Milwaukee County Zoo. More are in the planning stages. In all, the MMSD's green roof program will cover nearly 9.5 acres of Milwaukee area rooftops.
Original photo comes from styleweekly.com by Henry Linser