Friday, August 10, 2012


Milwaukee Greek Weekend is here and starts TONIGHT!

The anticipated annual event "Milwaukee Greek Weekend," was formerly know as Unity Weekend and falls on the weekend after African World Festival out of respect and so people can enjoy both! The weekend has been around for many, many years but NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Council) has made some changes to ensure bigger and better turnouts for years to come!

Here is the lineup of events:
1 Friday August 10th- “Luau at the Palms” featuring DJ MISTER MARTIN!!!
Party at Palms Bistro
221 N. Broadway St.
$10 All Night

2 Saturday August 11th – “Sip and Sizzle” featuring DJ KAOS - THE ONE & ONLY!
Annual Cookout for Family & Friends at Johnsons Park
1919 W. Fond Du Lac Ave
I've heard rumblings of an afterparty Saturday night that's gonna be "COLD AS HELL"

And the finale....
3 Sunday August 12th – “Alumni Appreciation Celebration"
Honoring members of all D9 orgs w/ 25 years or plus of active service
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union 2-4pm

Hope to see Greeks young and old, friends and supporters come out!
Nadi G

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Happy Juneteeth Day!

Milwaukee's 41st annual Juneteenth Day celebration is going down TODAY with live music, food, and Miss Juneteenth Day appearances!
If you're from Milwaukee, you know the celebration kicks off with a parade that starts at 19th  & Atkinson. I surely remember the parade from WAAAAAY back in the day coming down my block of  24th & CENTER Street and the "floats" (that are really just cars of people) throwing candy at us kids, so they have definitely RE-ROUTED!  I went to the Juneteenth parade last year and they still shoot candy at the neighborhood kids.
Opening ceremonies are at 12 noon TODAY at King Drive and Locust St., and the party goes on until 6:00p.m.  I will not be getting there until 5PM especially since Juneteenth seems to be the meeting place for thugs with pitbulls, but methinks I can spend my lunch at the opening ceremony to snap a picture or two!
Juneteenth Day, officially celebrated as a state holiday since 2010, marks the day in 1865 when word reached slaves in Texas that the Civil War had ended and our great city of Milwaukee has one of the largest Juneteenth celebrations in the country. That is something to truly celebrate!! The event is organized by good old Northcott Neighborhood House.
Hope to see you there!

Juneteenth Flag

-Nadi G

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Jazz in the Park is back, baby! Bee-Bop-a-Doo!

Milwaukee's FAVORITE free, outdoor, summer music concert series, best known as JAZZ IN THE PARK is back! Every Thursday evening from  5pm-9pm from June 7 through September 6 you can catch a jazz, funk, R & B, reggae or blues band or performer in Cathedral Square Park.

Jazz in the Park Happy Hour offers great drink specials from 5-6pm at the park & surrounding restaurants!  I love Jazz in the Park because you not only get to walk in the streets LOL, but  you can run into friends, old & new, walk in and out of the downtown venues and have a sip or two or three whilst enjoying some awesome music!

Since Jazz in the Park is produced by a non-profit organization, you can no longer bring your own drinks like we did back in the day :(  ... but ALL proceeds help offset costs of the performers and contribute to its continued success!

Hope to see you walking the streets!

-Nadi G


Charles Woodson of the Green Bay Packers & Your Favorite Milwaukee Socialite
 So I was greatly blessed to meet one of my favorite football players of ALL time at the Grapes & Gridiron wine tasting event for TwentyFour Wines by Charles Woodson last Saturday in Milwaukee. 

Feast your eyes!

-Nadi G

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Grapes & Gridiron with Charles Woodson

I'm seriously GEEKED today about this event!

Grapes & Gridiron is a collaboration event to sample the Napa Valley TwentyFour Cabernet Sauvignon by the one & only Charles Woodson and enjoy some arena footballl!

This event is presented by the Milwaukee Mustangs, (TODAY) Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center 1001 North 4th Street!

5:00 PM - 6:45 PM Reception

7:00 PM Game Start

For my $
30 ticket, I gain access to:

Meet & Greet with Charles Woodson,
VIP Pre-Game Wine Tasting & Charity Art Auction to benefit the Charles Woodson Foundation featuring the Break Band & a ticket for the Milwaukee Mustangs vs. San Jose Sabercats game following the VIP wine tasting reception.

You can still buy tickets here!!!

Order tickets via Eventbrite:

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Shaquille O'Neal's All Star Comedy Jam - JUNE 29th


I posted this on my Facebook page about a month ago, but to reiterate... Shaq's Comedy Jam is coming to the Riverside Theater, Friday June 29th!!

"Featuring Capone, Michael Blackson and Tony Roberts, with host Gary Owen and special guest DJ Spinderella!" is one caption on the Pabst's website, then we have "In addition to tour host Gary Owen, the lineup may also include All-Star comedians such as Aries Spears, Corey Holcomb, Tommy Davidson, Capone and Tony Roberts" in another caption. 

Which one is it though?  LOL  They'd better not fool me and have Shecky Shabazz in that piece!

Either way, I'm trying to go!  Are you?

-Nadi G


Ok, it's crunch time and the Barrett for Governor campaign is pulling out the big guns!

Former President Bill Clinton is confirmed to arrive in Milwaukee around lunch time tomorrow JUNE  1st to help get out the vote with Tom Barrett at a rally!

"Folks in Wisconsin have been on the front lines of fighting for working, middle-class families across America for more than 16 months. I'm coming to Wisconsin to help Tom and the extraordinary grassroots volunteers on the ground.
We have 5 days to get out the vote and win on June 5." Bill Clinton

I'm excited about this... the link below will have access to more details as they are solidified!!!

Rally with President Bill Clinton for Tom Barrett for Governor

-Nadi G

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Some Pre-Holiday Fun: The All White Affair

Ladies, I know you are excited to don that pristine white in your wardrobe!  I AM!

I simply LOVE LOVE LOVE Memorial Day... it's the official day to kick off the summer, and the pass for all to wear ALL WHITE rolled into one!

Since most of us do get to enjoy a day off on Memorial Day,  the ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho - Iota Psi Sigma Alumnae Chapter are hosting the All White Affair on Sunday, May 27, 2012 to give us Milwaukeeans a pre-holiday party!

Fellas, dust off that white linen, ladies find that white dress you've been wanting to rock and join them at Blackthorn Pub &Grill at 750 N. Jefferson! Tickets are $10 in advance!

-Nadi G

A Nite of Flava II @ Ivy Lounge

Looking for a guaranteed party on a Saturday?  Join the men of Global Legends as they present A Nite of Flava II at Ivy Lounge located across the street from the newly renamed BMO Harris BRADLEY CENTER (I will still say Bradley Center though :) ) at 1118 N. 4th Street.

Featuring the musical talents of DJ KAOS -the one & only - and the emceeing mastery of Mike Love of V100, this is sure to be a formula for a hot night!!

-Nadi G

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Karaoke with the Candidate

For those of you that want that mid-week release AND crave some political awareness, Karaoke with the Candidate tonight at Chic Lounge will satisfy both your needs!

Mandela Barnes for State Assembly and supporter, Ossie Kendrix are hosting an evening that will give constituents a chance to meet the candidate for state representative of the 11th District.

Now, I've heard Mandela sing and he's got a little soul. We will see if that's the case tonight!

Supporters can choose to contribute as well by the following levels:

$25 <suggested contribution>
$50 Friend
$125 Host
$250 Sponsor

Event starts at 7pm
Chic Lounge
131 N. Jackson

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Brunch, anyone?

Recently, a friend asked me about the nicest spots to have brunch.  Since I shared a few places with her, I wanted to go the extra mile and reveal some more to my friends and my beloved Foursquare followers.

The Nadi G Brunch Guide:

Cafe Calatrava (a personal fave)
Located in the Milwaukee Art Museum, offers Sunday brunch 11am-4pm

Cafe Benelux
Rooftop in the spring & summer months is the
346 N. Broadway

The Wicked Hop
345 N. Broadway Sunday 10am-2pm

Coquette Cafe
316 N. Milwaukee Sun 11-5pm

217 N. Broadway
They do NOT, have a brunch menu but they make a killer mimosa & their food is still pretty delicious!

Happy brunching!!!! :)

-Nadi G