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East Side Stomping Grounds: A Walking History Tour

Date(s) - Sunday, June 18th
10:30 am CDT - 1:30 pm CDT


Ever wonder how the Oriental Landmark Theater became the world record holder for continual showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show? Or why Landmark Lanes was known as a “Health Factory” in the 1920s?

OnMilwaukee’s Urban Spelunking blogger Bobby Tanzilo will guide you through the East Side stomping grounds of sculptor Adolph Rosenblatt. Rosenblatt was inspired by the zeitgeist of Milwaukee faces and places and his art embodies this spirit.

Tanzilo’s tour will include behind-the-scenes histories and anecdotes from long-time Milwaukee institutions including the Oriental Landmark Theater, Landmark Lanes, and Maryland Montessori School. Hear about the unsettling history of the alley that has recently been transformed into a bright and welcoming place by the Black Cat Alley Project, and wrap up the tour with a happy hour and history lesson at Von Trier.

limited space
Admission: $35 | Members: $30

Meet at Oriental Landmark Theater. Drink ticket at Von Trier included in cost.

Offered in connection with Moments & Markers: An Adolph Rosenblatt Retrospective, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, June 16 – August 27, 2017.

Were you Hooked on Oriental Drugs?

For many years, the Oriental Pharmacy was the epicenter of Milwaukee’s East Side. The Pharmacy’s lunch counter was an important place for Milwaukeeans of all kinds to connect and was immortalized by Adolph Rosenblatt through sculpture. Purchase your very own “I’m Hooked on Oriental Drugs” t-shirt to commemorate Adolph, but also a place that inspired his art! Receive a discount on your t-shirt by adding it on to your program ticket ($15 add on to program / $20 at JMM).

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