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Super cheap Milwaukee summer

Published Aug. 3, 2013

I don't work in the summers so money is much tighter. But I've also learned it's pretty easy to find yourself buying tickets or paying admission prices to keep the kids entertained as the season wears on. Those costs can add up quickly and they aren't really necessary if you are willing to think ahead, pack a picnic or spend some time outdoors. So far this year, we've tried a few things and here are our favorite examples of free Milwaukee fun.


Buckleys unveil "Jake's How-To" here in Brew City

Published Aug. 13, 2008

Vincent and Kyle Buckley -- Whitefish Bay natives -- returned from Los Angeles to make the feature-length "Jake's How-To" here when it became apparent that Brew City would be a much better place to make a movie. Now, the film premieres at the Oriental.