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Mexican Fiesta and other things to do in Milwaukee this weekend

Nov 21, 2023Nov 21, 2023

The 50th annual Mexican Fiesta comes to Maier Festival Park Aug. 25-27. There's plenty of music, a Día de Los Muertos parade, the popular custom car and motorcycle show, a cultural pavilion, food and more. Mexican Fiesta runs from noon to midnight all three days. Admission is $24; kids younger than 9 get in free when accompanied by an adult. (Everyone gets in free from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 25.) Info:

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The 13th edition of WMSE's Backyard BBQ camps out in Humboldt Park, 3000 S. Howell Ave. in Bay View, from noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 26. The lineup includes six musical acts, including headliner Bob Mould at 6:45 p.m., with nine food purveyors on the grounds. Admission is free. Info:

The second annual Brown, Black & Brews: The Fifth Ingredient, pours out samples from regional minority-owned breweries from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 26 at Pilot Project Brewing, 1128 N. Ninth St. Tickets for the event — sponsored by HYFIN, Radio Milwaukee's urban alternative channel at WYMS-FM (88.9 HD2) — are $50, $75 for VIP admission an hour earlier. Info:

The East Side Business Improvement District is throwing a series of dance parties in Black Cat Alley, the open-air art gallery between Ivanhoe Plaza and Kenilworth Place off Farwell Avenue. The first bash in the BID's Sound System DJ Series, curated by Club Ritual, is from 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 26. Admission is free. (Future event dates are Sept. 30, Oct. 28 and Nov. 25.) Info:

The 2023 Fresh Coast Jazz Festival brings eight jazz performances over two nights to the Pabst Theater. The music starts at 5 p.m. Aug. 25 and 6 p.m. Aug. 26. Tickets are $89.50 to $129 for each night. Proceeds go to support scholarships, school music programs and health care initiatives. Info:

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