Fall Gallery Night

Hello-Hello

So, this Friday is Gallery Night again, and once again you are invited to come and see the progress made in my studio at the Pfister Hotel.  Then, after all of the galleries close down, come to the Rouge Ballroom, just off of the lobby of the hotel for the after party. There will be a cash bar and complementary food.

Work by Milwaukee artists Eriks Johnson and Chris Miller will be the featured in the ballroom.

Here’s the schedule.

Oct 15, Friday: Open studio 5-10pm

After party in the Rouge: 9-11:30pm

Oct 16, Saturday: Open Studio 10-4pm

Come on by, and hang out after seeing all of your favorite shows.  I’d love to see you.

Katie Musolff

The Pfister Recommends: Peter Sciortino’s Bakery [VIDEO]

Peter Mortensen, the Chef Concierge of the Pfister Hotel is full of amazing recommendations. This week, Peter visits one of his favorite stops on Brady Street, Peter Sciortino’s Bakery.

The Pfister Recommends: Peter Sciortino’s Bakery from PfisterHotel on Vimeo.

Blu’s Official 10th Anniversary Party

Blu is celebrating a decade of Milwaukee’s best views and creative cocktails. Located on the 23rd floor of downtown Milwaukee’s historic Pfister Hotel, click the bar and lounge is commemorating its 10-year anniversary with a huge bash, new live music series, weekly drink specials and events and more.

From drink specials and live music, pharm to raffle prizes, free appetizers, complimentary mini spa treatments and a midnight champagne toast, Blu’s official 10th anniversary party will start off the next decade with a bang. The party will be held on Sat., doctor Oct. 9, 2010, from 4pm to bar close.

The anniversary party kicks off a 10-week live music series in Blu that runs Saturdays through December. Acts performing the night of the anniversary party include Greg Flattery, Kyle Feerik, Color Truth and Colin O’Brien. Kidd O’Shea from WMYX will be our emcee from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm

A timeline of the night follows:

  • Beat the Clock happy hour from 4pm–8pm (with $4 drinks from 4-5, $5 drinks from 5-6, and so on) – so get there early
  • Mini spa treatments in Twenty-3 and complimentary appetizer buffet from 6pm-8pm
  • Midnight champagne toast and Blu anniversary cake celebrating 10 years on 10/10/10
  • Midnight raffle drawing with a grand prize of two roundtrip Frontier Airline tickets

The event also serves as a kick-off for a 10-week Saturday night live music series.

We hope you all will come out and join us in celebrating 10 wonderful years.

Music on Mason [LIVE MUSIC]

The East Town Association’s Jazz in the Park has come to an end for the season, but the music doesn’t have to stop.

Soothe those Jazz blues at Mason Street Grill, where the music is playing Tuesday through Saturday.

Jamie Briewick Group performs Tuesday & Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 p.m. to Midnight.

Jamie is regarded as one of Wisconsin‘s most in-demand and versatile jazz trumpet players. Jamie has shared the stage with many nationally recognized musicians including: Dan Nimmer, Joe Sanders, Willie Pickens, Jim Pugh, Steve Houghton, Brian Lynch, Pete Zimmer, Rob Wilkerson, Rick Germanson, Dan Kinzelman, and Carl Allen.

Mark Thierfelder Jazz Trio performs Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Mark Thierfelder is a native of Milwaukee, WI and began his musical studies on trumpet at age 12. Some of his strongest musical influences include, but are not limited to, Miles Davis, Benny Green, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Louis Armstrong. Mark Thierfelder performs unique arrangements encompassing many different styles and genres.

Edgewood Entourage performs Saturdays from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Luke Edgewood performs piano music with song arrangements that have just the right blend of pop & jazz. Solo, duo, trio or quartet; Luke Edgewood is versatile & will provide you with just the right level of entertainment.

Comment Lottery Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in our comment lottery on the Pfister Blog.

We received a lot of great comments and appreciate the great feedback and personal stories involving the Hotel.

And now the winners.

CJ O’Reilly

Lindsay Sprengeler

Zoy Begos

Mary Turner

Jenna J.

You’ll be receiving a message shortly with instructions on how to claim your prize.

Thank you again for participating and we hope you visit us again soon.

Kurt Fogle, Pfister’s Pastry Chef, in “Kings of Pastry”

Today’s the big day. It’s opening night of the Milwaukee Film festival and the Pfister is ready to walk the red carpet.

If we had to pick a recommendation of what to see this year at the festival, it would have to be Kings of Pastry, featuring our very own Pastry Chef, Kurt Fogle.

Want to learn more?

Here’s the film’s description and trailer.

Once every four years come the Olympics, the World Cup… and the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France. The what? The striped collar worn by The Best Craftsmen in France is more than the ultimate recognition for every pastry chef—it is a dream and an obsession. Influential documentarians D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus profile three chefs during the intense days leading up to the judgment of their art. These sultans of sugar concoct edible edifices that must satiate both the eye and the palate in order for the creators to become one of the Kings of Pastry.

KINGS OF PASTRY Theatrical Trailer from Pennebaker Hegedus Films on Vimeo.

Kings of Pastry will be screening on Sunday, September 26 at 4:15 p.m. at North Shore Cinema and Tuesday, September 28 at 5:15 p.m. at the Oriental Theatre.

Kurt will be in attendance at the Sunday screening. Hope to see you there!

Chef Kurt Fogel will also be on WISN-TV for a live interview Sunday, September 26th at 7:45 am. He’ll be talking about the film and his role in the movie.

Kurt Fogle in the trailer of Kings of Pastry

Start and/or end your night at the Pfister

At the Pfister, medical we are proud to be part of the community of Milwaukee. We encourage everyone, both locals and visitors to explore our great city and see what it has to offer. Newer technologies and mobile applications like Foursquare, allow you to see Milwaukee in a whole new way. It aims to encourage people to explore their neighborhoods and then rewards people for doing so.

The Pfister Hotel is happy to announce that we will now be offering a Foursquare special to our guest.

By starting and/or ending your night at the Pfister Hotel, when you check in on Foursquare at Blu on the 23rd floor of the Pfister Hotel, inform your server or bartender to receive complimentary parking in our attached structure for up to five hours with any purchase.

The Pfister Blog Comment Lottery

It’s the Pfister Hotel’s Comment Lottery!

Just make a relevant comment on any post from the Pfister Hotel and include a valid contact information on the form. From all the comments on the Pfister Blog, we’ll select five winners to receive a set of four tickets to see Cabaret at the Milwaukee Rep valid September 14 to October 17. The winners will be chosen at random from all of the blog comments.

This is your opportunity to share your thoughts with us. We encourage everyone to do so.

Details:

Who: Anyone can participate!

What: Leave us a relevant comment between now and 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, September 29.

Where: On the Pfister Blog.

When: Cabaret runs at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater from September 14 to October 17.

How: Winner’s will be announced on the blog on September 30 at 12:00 p.m. Following the announcement, winners will be contacted via email for additional information on how to claim their prize.

[VIDEO] Rocco Landesman visits Katie Musolff

Rocco Landesman, online the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, treatment made a stop in Milwaukee to visit Katie Musolff, our Artist in Residence.

Rocco Landesman visits Katie Musolff from PfisterHotel on Vimeo.

[VIDEO] The Pfister Recommends: George Watts & Son

Peter Mortensen, tadalafil the Chef Concierge of the Pfister Hotel is full of amazing recommendations. See what he has to say about our neighbor to the north, treatment George Watts and Son and their second floor gem, cheap Watts Tea Room.

The Pfister Recommends: George Watts & Son from PfisterHotel on Vimeo.