Happy June! So many great events are happening this weekend, including E.B. Garner's Annual Fishing Day and the Milwaukee Highland Games.
Thursday, June 2
Downtown Dining Week: Sample some of the city's top steakhouses, bistros and ethnic eateries during this special dining week. Three-course meals are $12.50 for lunch and $25 or $35 for dinner. Runs through June 9. For a list of participating restaurants, visit milwaukeedowntown.com.
MakeShift: Enjoy a fire pit, s'mores and fun fire toys and effects at this adults-only night. Betty Brinn Children's Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. 6-9 p.m. $10/person. (414) 390-5437, bbcmkids.org
Friday, June 3
Meijer Free First Friday: Get free admission at the Milwaukee Art Museum on the first Friday of each month. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (414) 224-3200, mam.org
Saturday, June 4
E.B. Garner's Annual Fishing Day: Learn the art of fishing from water safety to baiting the hook to reeling the fish in. Some equipment is available. Urban Ecology Center Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th, Milwaukee. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. (414) 342-3929, urbanecologycenter.org
Family Mystery Dinner:Help Clancy Shrew and his friends investigate the systery of why there are so many mosquitoes at their favorite hang-out spot. Ideal for families with children ages 4-8. Urban Ecology Center Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Pl., Milwaukee. 5-8 p.m. $15/adult, $10/child. $10. (414) 964-8505, urbanecologycenter.org
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse: This production tells the story of Lilly, a young mouse who is ready for anything. Ideal for kids ages 3 to 6. Todd Wehr Theater, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. 3:30 p.m. $12.50-$32.50. firststage.org
Milwaukee Highland Games: Enjoy bagpipes, Scottish foods, Highland dancing and athletic events. Hart Park 70th and State streets, Wauwatosa. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. $10/adults; Free for children 12 and younger. milwaukeehighlandgames.com
Racine's Rubber Duck Derby: Race a rubber ducky down the Root River to raise money for youth programming in Racine. Enjoy games, food, music and more, too. Island Park, Racine. First race starts at 12:30 p.m. $5/duck. focusracine.org
Storytime in the Galleries: Hear a story that relates to a work of art in the museum and then make a drawing. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee. 10:30 a.m. Free for ages 12 and younger. (414) 224-3200, mam.org
Sunday, June 5
Free Open Climb: Try rock climbing for free on the first Sunday of the month, May through September. Urban Ecology Center Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Pl., Milwaukee. 2-4 p.m. (414) 964-8505, urbanecologycenter.org
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse:1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. See June 4 listing.
West Allis A La Carte: Check out more than 30 food vendors, carnival games, dancers and live music at this kickoff to summer event. West Allis Downtown Greenfield Avenue between 70th and 76th streets. 12-6 p.m. westallisdowntown.com
For more events and activities, visit metroprentmagazine.com/events.