Girls to the Front Festival this weekend!

During yesterday’s Girlina Show (every Thursday, Noon – 3PM), DJ Dori Zori sat down and talked with Lauryl and Evelyn from the Girls to the Front Festival, “a three day party dedicated to the legacy and persevering spirit of the riot grrrl movement!” As proud sponsors of this event, we here at WMSE highly encourage you to attend. The entire three day event is family friendly, filled with workshops and shows and, well, check out the complete event calendar here.

(Make special note of Sunday’s Community Potluck & Sunday Morning Dance Party at Cream City Collective. Breakfast hasn’t sounded so fun since the epic Saturday Morning cartoons runs of the ’80s!)

And in case you missed it, we’re offering up the entire interview segment as a downloadable MP3:

download: Girls to the Front MKE – Girlina Show interview MP3

Come back Monday and let us know what you attended, how it was, and how much fun you had!

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Two weeks for tickets!

We’re a mere few weeks away from our 9th Annual Food Slam event, and if you’re still on the fence about attending (we do have a few tickets left), allow me to woo you a bit with this bullet-pointed list. Because everyone loves bullet-pointed lists. Except numbers. They want you to love numbered lists.

  • Food Slam is essentially an all-you-can-eat buffet for folks who don’t want the caloric burden of full-plate chow sessions. Each restaurant brings a small, tapas-sized portion for you to sample. Which means you could potentially sample it multiple times before it equals one full trip to a normal buffet.
  • Have you ever been been in a conversation where people are talking about a hot new Milwaukee restaurant, but you’ve never been there so you feel like a clueless schmuck? Attending Food Slam will not only allow you to become familiar with some hot new (and old) Milwaukee restaurants, it will also give you a specific dish to talk about. Who’s the embarrassed schmuck now, other-people-in-the-conversation?
  • Your entire $30 ticket is a tax write-off. Nothing appeals to recession-era American more.
  • Your entire $30 ticket supports 91.7 FM WMSE. Bonus!
  • There’s a rather hefty auction of items from area businesses and artist: art, music, gift cards, apparel, and cleverly assembled theme packs that tend to draw some serious bidding wars. Who doesn’t love a good bidding war?
  • Did we mention that, if you win an auction item, that counts as a donation to us also? Double-play!
  • When was the last time you got to eat and drink in an art museum?
  • We have the best DJs on the airwaves, and three of them will be soundtracking the evening. Bootleggers are welcome.
  • The event ends early. Which means you can come to Food Slam, eat a bunch of really great things, have a few drinks, win a few cool auction items, and still have an entire Friday night out ahead of you. Because everyone knows the nightlife here in Milwaukee doesn’t really get started until around 10 PM.

Seeing as how my highly-convincing list has you jonesing for a Food Slam ticket, I give you the online link (click here) to purchase one (or ten). You can also get them by mail or in person. (See here.) And while we do usually have tickets available at the door the night of the event, we’re not sure they’ll last that long. Better safe than sorry.

Tomorrow, I’ll start digging in to some of the restaurants who will be serving up plates of awesome at Food Slam, as well as some of the auction items we’ll be featuring. Check back, mis amigos!