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Plan a weekend away at Milwaukee’s Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
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From arrival to checkout, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino makes every step of your vacation an absolute breeze. | Photo by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
All things luxurious and wonderful await at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee (just a ~1.5-hr drive down I-94).

With breathtaking city views, Instagram-worthy decor, and limitless dining experiences to be had across multiple restaurants, bars + more, it’s the perfect location for a little weekend getaway.

From solo trips (hint: a weekend away from the kids or the never-ending house chores) to romantic stays (perfect for an anniversary gift, we might add) to group getaways (hello, perfect bachelor or bachelorette party destination), Potawatomi provides an exclusive experience in a luxurious atmosphere.

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The Curve Bar is a glamorous place to enjoy a craft cocktail.


Photo by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Here’s a sneak peek at what you can experience when you stay at Potawatomi:


You know what they say — location is everything, and Potawatomi has one of the best. Nestled by the Menomonee River and mere steps away from the heart of Milwaukee, it features front-door access to shopping, dining + games galore.

Culinary adventures

Never eat the same meal twice. Whether you’re in the mood for a premiere Milwaukee steakhouse experience at Dream Dance Steakhouse, Asian fusion at RuYi Sushi, or the rockstar experience at Rock & Brews, there’s something for everyone.

Games galore

Ah, games — Potowatomi’s specialty. Try your luck at thousands of slot machines, bingo, poker + a full array of electronic table games, including blackjack, roulette, and craps.

Bonus: Their brand-new sportsbook just launched. Put your sport’s knowledge to the test by betting on every sport, team, player + game you can imagine.

Luxurious accommodations for a blissful night’s rest

End the night in luxury on a plush bed overlooking scenic sights courtesy of the oversized windows. Sweet dreams.
When was the last time you booked a staycation?

A. 3-6 months ago
B. 6-12 months ago
C. A couple years ago
D. I’ve never done it (but now I want to)
Monday, Sept. 11
  • Rigby-oke | Monday, Sept. 11 | 9:30 p.m.-12 a.m. | The Rigby, 119 E. Main St., Madison | Free | Shake off the Monday blues with a karaoke session.
Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • East Side Farmers’ Market | Tuesday, Sept. 12 | 4-7 p.m. | McPike Park, 202 S. Ingersoll St., Madison | Free | Shop your favorite local vendors in a relaxed setting.
  • Our Solar System’s Five-Billion-Year Future | Tuesday, Sept. 12 | 7-8 p.m. | UW Space Place, 2300 S. Park St., Madison | Free | This talk will discuss the late-stage evolution of our sun and its impact on bodies within the Solar System.
Wednesday, Sept. 13
  • Learn to Fish with the DNR | Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 5-7 p.m. | Filene Park, 1610 Sherman Ave., Madison | Free | Anglers ages 16 and older will need a Wisconsin fishing license.
  • Conservation Park Tour | Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Edna Taylor Conservation Park, 802 Femrite Dr., Madison | Free | Rain or shine, easy-paced, and family-friendly.
Thursday, Sept. 14
  • Cheese: Wisconsin’s Delicious History | Thursday, Sept. 14 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Best Western Premier Park Hotel, 22 S. Carroll St., Madison | $60 | Spend an hour with a Fromagination senior staffer expanding your cheese palate.
  • Trevor Wallace | Thursday, Sept. 14-Saturday, Sept. 16 | 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. shows | Comedy on State, 202 State St., Madison | $30 | From the popular “Stiff Socks” podcast, Comedy Central, and Funny or Die.
Friday, Sept. 15
  • Dixie’s Tupperware Party | Friday, Sept. 15 | 7:30 p.m. | Overture Center, 201 State St., Madison | $35-$45 | One of the longest-running off-Broadway tours in American theater history.
  • BoDeans | Friday, Sept. 15 | 8 p.m. | The Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave., Madison | $35 | See one of the best live acts in the business right here in Madison.
Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Walk to End Lupus Now | Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Firemen’s Park, 7400 Lee St., Middleton | $20-$30 | Don’t miss live entertainment from Dimensions in Sound and the Middleton High School dance team.
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News Notes
  • This morning, the Madison Fire/Police Departments are holding their 12th annual Never Forget Blood Drive to honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Appointments will run every 15 minutes at Garver Feed Mill from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the first 75 donors will receive a free mug.
  • Wisconsin Public Radio sat down with co-authors and a patient advocate of a bill that would eliminate patient cost-sharing for people who need further imaging to screen for breast cancer. Listen to the entire interview to learn more about early detection, dense breast tissue, and details of the proposed state law. (WPR)
Plan Ahead
  • Turnkey is hosting its first Contact Wine Festival this Sunday, Sept. 17. Grab your tickets today for all-you-can-drink tastes of skin contact and orange wines. Other activities include a wine Q+A, raffles, and a whine contest.
  • The 115th Fighter Wing of the Wisconsin Air National Guard celebrated 75 years of service and aims to replace its F-16 fighter jets with F-35s — viewed as the future of military aerial combat. The unit has received three F-35s so far, with plans to acquire a total of 20 within the next year, under the leadership of Colonel Bart Van Roo. (NBC 15)
  • In Friday’s event section, we listed a Badger Honor Flight event as taking place today. This took place over the weekend on Saturday, Sept. 9, but you can catch the next welcome home celebration on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 9:15 a.m.
  • ICYMI, September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Discover 30 things you can do (and 1000s of things you can check out) with your free library card. Bonus: When you get a new library card or renew this month, you can take a picture with one of the library’s big cards and pick up a free, themed sticker at any location.*
💸 Madison money moves
Madison Capital + Skyline on MLK Jr. Blvd. | Photo by
Aerial view of the Madison Capital + Skyline looking down MLK Jr. Blvd. | Photo by @sekretempire
Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway unveiled her 2024 Executive Capital Budget and six-year Capital Improvement Plan. Three main goals include investing in essential infrastructure, affordable housing, and sustainability.

🔨 Infrastructure
  • $2 million for Madison Public Library’s Imagination Center
  • Planning funds for potential Amtrak service
🏠 Affordable housing
  • 60% increase in affordable housing fund
  • $500 million for 1,400 mixed-income housing units
♻️ Sustainability
  • $144 million North-South bus rapid transit line project
  • $13 million in federal tax credits to help finance solar installations at Truax, and geothermal systems at Bartillon Drive homeless shelter
Want to give your two cents — pun intended — on the budget? The City Finance Committee will hold two meetings this week:
  • Monday, Sept. 11 | 4:30 p.m. | Virtual | Agenda items include concession sales at Olbrich Park, creating Fire Department positions, and a Capital Budget briefing.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12 | 4:30 p.m. | Virtual | This meeting will be a continuation of Monday’s, focusing solely on the Capital Budget.
On Friday, we asked which leg of the Ironman you’d rather attempt, and here’s what you said:
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68% of 608today respondents would prefer to try out the biking leg. | Graph via 608today

The majority of 608today respondents would take a crack at the biking leg of the Ironman before swimming or running.

I suppose this doesn’t come as a surprise since we are one of the best biking cities in the country.
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