Shorewest Weekend Preview: Animals, Art and Ireland!

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Zoo a la Carte, West Allis

August 15-18, the Milwaukee County Zoo invites guests to “Feast with the Beasts” at this year’s Zoo a la Carte. 26 restaurants from the metro-Milwaukee area have brought delicious foods for you to sample while you enjoy all the zoo has to offer. Some of our real estate agent’s favorite restaurants at Zoo a la Carte this year include casual lunch foods from Jake’s Deli, sour cream and chive fries from Saz’s and sushi from Wasabi Sushi Lounge. Once you’re done sampling, enjoy live music at night, a mobile kid’s art experience at the Family Farm and a visit to the Sting Ray and Shark Bay exhibit to pet and feed the rays. Enjoy it all this weekend at the zoo!

Irish Fest, Milwaukee

The nationals “largest and best Irish cultural event in North America” according to the Smithsonian Institute kicks off Thursday, August 15 and runs through Sunday, August 18. Located at Henry Maier Festival Park, Irish Fest attendees can expect a celebration of Irish Music with Irish Dance lessons, Irish bands performing and the Irish Fest choir concerts. Fan favorite Gaelic Storm will perform back-to-back-to-back on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Other festival activities include indulging in Irish fare, visiting the marketplace, family activities for those of all ages and a traditional Sunday mass. Celebrate your Irish heritage and culture all this weekend!

Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts, Oconomowoc

Visit the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts, Saturday and Sunday August 17-18 to see what Lake Country artists have to offer. Nationally recognized artists will show ceramics, drawings, leather work, graphic and printmaking, jewelry, glasswork, painting, photography and sculpture for visitors to enjoy. Enjoy live performances of dances from all genres — ballet, African, Latin American and more await. Children’s events are available for the budding artist in your family! Attend the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts and come away with a unique piece for your home!

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