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Dec
31
Mon
EXCELSIOR New Year’s Eve @ Oak & Shield Pub
Dec 31 2018 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 2:00 am

We’re giving the late, great Stan Lee the sendoff he deserves… Excelsior!

Forget about Asgard, skip Xavier Mansion, and nerd out hard over the creative genius of a true comic book hero.
Join us for EXCELSIOR! New Year’s Eve, featuring:

  • All Night DJ Dance Party fit for Tony Stark himself
  • Champagne Toast at Midnight
  • Laser Light Show by Nightcloud

Cosplay and/or Formal Wear is encouraged—bonus points for giving your outfit a formal twist!

Drink Package Available
Don’t just make a cameo. Hulk out all night.

$75 gets you All-You-Can-Drink Rail Drinks, Domestic Beers, and Exclusive New Year’s Cocktails
Drink package does not include tips, so please show your waitstaff some appreciation by tipping.

DJ Dance Party

  • DJ Flash
  • DJ Greenflow

Champagne Toast is included in your cover.

Jan
2
Wed
Karaoke @ Oak & Shield Pub
Jan 2 @ 9:00 pm

Karaoke Wednesdays! Every Wednesday night with DJ Jason Rocks!

Let your hair down and come sing with us!

Help decide this week’s flux rule!
Everyone who sings will receive one vote toward tonight’s special drink deals. The available deals change every week, so every karaoke night is full of new drinking opportunities!

Mic-shy? No worries, congratulate one of the other, ehem, “performers” with a $5 inspiration token, and you’ll get a vote of your own.

Jan
3
Thu
Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ Oak & Shield Pub
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm

Geeks Who Drink brings the nation’s best live hosted pub quiz to Oak & Shield Gaming Pub! Join us for 8 rounds of audio, visual and live hosted trivia.

Our weekly quiz is free to play and we’ll be giving away prizes for answering bonus questions and gift cards for our top teams at the end of the night. Geeks Who Drink rules limit the total number of players on your team to 6, so gather your smartest friends and come down.

Prizes courtesy of O’so Brewing Company – Tap House featuring delicious beer and gift cards to Oak and Shield!

Jan
4
Fri
Returning in 2019: Friday Night Magic (and Food!) @ Oak & Shield Pub
Jan 4 @ 6:30 pm

Update: Friday Night Magic will NOT be held this week. Oak & Shield has closed out its 2018 Friday Night Magic season. But fear not! We’ll be back in 2019. Stay tuned for details.

Every Friday night in the downstairs 42 Lounge, we’re taking our Magic game to the next level and keeping you fed between every round of play!

Whether you’re getting off work downtown, hopping over after classes, or just want us to feed you while you play—join us at the pub for an amazing weekly event of play, prizes, plates, planeswalkers, and other P words we’ll think of later!

Need dinner? Our courses will be snack-y fare, and will arrive between rounds over the course of the event. If you need something more substantial, we suggest arriving a while before the event to grab a dinner upstairs!

The FNM Fare

Registration: Chips & Dips
After Round 1: Bacon Chicken in Little China—Hand wrapped chicken bacon ranch wontons with ranch
After Round 2: Chef’s choice, Jalapeno Poppers or Eyeholes—Deep fried mac and cheese balls with jalapeno

Constructed Formats Only: For the moment, the pub’s FNM event will feature the Standard, Modern and Commander formats. With enough player interest, we can also run other constructed formats.

Bring multiple decks! Each week, we’ll gauge interest in each format. If there isn’t enough interest in your first choice of format, we still want you to be able to play, so bring decks for two or three formats if you’re able.

Pints! There’s another P word. Are we drinking at FNM? Yep! Alcoholic beverages will be available, and yes, you can drink while you play.

Does that mean the event is 21+? Nope! This is an All Ages event, and we’re here to make it equally as fun for every player who came to play and chow down!

Event Structure & Prizes

Standard—Three Best-of-Three Rounds—Booster pack per match win!

Modern—Three Best-of-Three Rounds—Booster pack per match win!

Commander/EDH—Single Multiplayer Game in a Pod of 3-5—Everyone gets a booster pack, pod winner gets two additional packs!

Other Multiplayer Constructed—Single Multiplayer Game in a Pod of 3-5—Everyone gets a booster pack, pod winner gets two additional packs!

 

Jan
6
Sun
Commander at the Pub @ Oak & Shield Pub
Jan 6 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for a casual Commander format Magic: the Gathering event—Sunday afternoons at Oak & Shield Pub!

Upon arriving, you’ll be given a pod of players to join, and settle in for an afternoon of legendary creatures, unforgettable plays, and free-for-all fun!

Then, for anyone who wants to play more games, we’ll break into new pods and do it all over again!

One Drink/Appetizer Minimum Per Person
We’re proud to host public gaming events in our pub, and to offer free admission to those events.
Please help us continue to run these events with a minimum order of one drink or appetizer.
Event minimum orders are subject to an 18% gratuity. Find out more.

New to Commander?
You’re welcome to join us! The Commander format, also known as Elder Dragon Highlander (EDH) is a casual Magic format featuring some truly unique deckbuilding options.

In Commander, each player chooses a legendary creature as the commander of their deck. They then play with a 99-card deck that contains only cards of their commander’s colors. Also, other than basic lands, each deck can only use one copy of any card. During the game, you can cast your commander multiple times, meaning your favorite Legendary Creature can come back again and again to lead the charge as you battle for victory!

 

Jan
7
Mon
Milwaukee Chess Wizards @ Oak & Shield Pub
Jan 7 @ 7:00 pm

We’ve never heard a group of people laugh so much while playing chess!

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to play chess, improve your play, or upgrade your tactical arsenal—the Milwaukee Chess Wizards are here for you! Settle in for a great night and meet other local chess players while we duke it out in some fast-paced blitz games.

We’ll be meeting in the downstairs bar area, known as 42 Lounge. We’ll have a few physical boards and clocks available, but please feel free to bring your own sets. If you want a great way to play on your phone, we recommend grabbing the Lichess app as it’s completely free and comes with a bunch of cool features.

One Drink/Appetizer Minimum Per Person
We’re proud to host public gaming events in our pub, and to offer free admission to those events.
Please help us continue to run these events with a minimum order of one drink or appetizer.
Event minimum orders are subject to an 18% gratuity. Find out more.

Jan
8
Tue
Drop-In Dungeons & Dragons @ Oak & Shield Pub
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm

Get in on Drop-In D&D every Tuesday! Each week, you’ll explore brand new stories and face off with exciting challenges in the 5th Edition of D&D.

DMs drink for free!*

Each session, your table will feature a different one-shot adventure. Space is very limited, and is first-come first-served.

Please bring one or more pre-built characters for each week’s session. If you do not have a character, or your character is not an appropriate level for the adventure, we will have pre-built characters available for you to use!

We also ask that players have a basic understanding of the rules.
If you have never played D&D before, we suggest learning the ropes at one of the many weekly events at Board Game Barrister locations.

One Drink/Appetizer Minimum Per Person
We’re proud to host public gaming events in our pub, and to offer free admission to those events.
Please help us continue to run these events with a minimum order of one drink or appetizer.
Event minimum orders are subject to an 18% gratuity. Find out more.

*DM Perks
We appreciate all the time and energy that goes into being the Dungeon Master, and we’d love to buy you a drink or a snack.
– DM for a table of 4+ players, and you’ll get two $5 “Inspiration Tokens” for a $10 total!

Find more information on being a Drop-In Dungeon Master.

Jan
9
Wed
Karaoke @ Oak & Shield Pub
Jan 9 @ 9:00 pm

Karaoke Wednesdays! Every Wednesday night with DJ Jason Rocks!

Let your hair down and come sing with us!

Help decide this week’s flux rule!
Everyone who sings will receive one vote toward tonight’s special drink deals. The available deals change every week, so every karaoke night is full of new drinking opportunities!

Mic-shy? No worries, congratulate one of the other, ehem, “performers” with a $5 inspiration token, and you’ll get a vote of your own.

Jan
10
Thu
Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ Oak & Shield Pub
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm

Geeks Who Drink brings the nation’s best live hosted pub quiz to Oak & Shield Gaming Pub! Join us for 8 rounds of audio, visual and live hosted trivia.

Our weekly quiz is free to play and we’ll be giving away prizes for answering bonus questions and gift cards for our top teams at the end of the night. Geeks Who Drink rules limit the total number of players on your team to 6, so gather your smartest friends and come down.

Prizes courtesy of O’so Brewing Company – Tap House featuring delicious beer and gift cards to Oak and Shield!

Jan
11
Fri
Yule Ball 2019 @ Turner Hall Ballroom
Jan 11 – Jan 12 all-day

On behalf of the Office of the Headmaster, we would like to welcome students, alumni and faculty to attend this year’s bewitching celebration of the Triwizard Tournament at our annual Yule Ball, hosted at Turner Hall Ballroom, on January 11th and 12th.

Wizards, witches, alumni and magic students are all invited. Our beloved Headmaster has put the finishing charms on this year’s festivities and encourages all who attend to wear their very best dress robes, fancy dresses, cosplay or other festive apparel.

Please take caution when traveling via floo–some dark wizards have tampered with the chimneys. Best use caution and ride your broom or apparate instead.

 

Event Details

NOW TAKING PLACE ON TWO EVENINGS
Early Entry Doors at 6pm
Event Begins at 7pm

Doors open at 7pm. Purchase a Waltz Package ($10) to join us an hour earlier (6pm) and learn the waltz with our professional dancers so you’re prepared for the Champion’s Waltz at 8:15pm.

We will then turn things over to the enchanting sounds of the wizarding world’s most esteemed DJs. Our potions master is proud to share with you her newest spellbindingly delicious elixirs.

This party is for adults (18+), so leave little wizards under the care of your (free and fairly compensated) house elf and join us for what’s become known as ‘adult prom’!

Pre-sale begins Wednesday, 09.19 at noon (CODE: Dumbleball2019)
Public on sale begins Friday, 09.21 at noon
Save on fees and purchase tickets directly at the box office or Oak & Shield

 

 

 

 

General Admission ($25):
– Allows ticket holder into event at 7pm.

VIP Package includes ($65):
– Magic School Acceptance Letter
– Private entrance
– Private coat check
– Private seating area
– Prefect bathroom
– Private bar
– Specialty cocktail only available at VIP bar
– Goodie bag

Champion’s Waltz Package add-on includes ($10):
(Must purchase GA or VIP ticket first to get Champion’s Waltz Package option)
– Early entrance to event (6pm)
– One hour of waltz instruction from a professional instructor