This being Wisconsin and all, you’re running out of opportunities to enjoy outdoor festivities quickly. Lucky there’s still the annual WMSE Backyard BBQ, a Labor Day weekend shindig that’ll serve as a great kickoff to the fall. As always, the Milwaukee Film Festival will be distributing its official brochure there, but the real draw is the musical guests. This year, the radio station will be inviting “savior of rock ’n’ roll” JD McPherson as the headliner, along with a number of other acts including Milwaukee’s own Goth-Americana band Devil Met Contention.
At Cathedral Square Park, Milwaukee. Admission is free. Visit wmse.org for full details.
4 to 11 p.m. Sept. 5