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Oct
18
Fri
No F**ks Given—Karaoke and Game Night @ Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
Oct 18 @ 9:00 pm

Once again, Sorta Ridiculous Productions will be giving Two F**ks at the pub!

This time, we’re celebrating the Kickstarter relaunch of Two F**ks the Card Game—with a night of Karaoke and good times with friends, family and fellow Two F**kers.

There will be tables for beginner/casual players to learn the game, so prepare to enjoy this new insult-slinging card game and give a Flying F**k!

 

Oct
24
Thu
Ideological Board Games: A History, Game Night and Book Release @ Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a book release and night of board game history with author Eric Thurm—and join in for a few of the most noteworthy games through the ages.

Eric’s new addition to the Avidly Reads series—Board Games—releases this October and we’re celebrating with a game night! Instead of a traditional release, we’ll play some of the odd, historical games discussed in the book using replicas of the boards, then talk about the experience collectively.

These games will range from classics like  Class Struggle (the world’s first socialist board game) and Mystery Date (the game of learning how to be a teen girl) to something newer with The Grizzled (the game of surviving World War I). You might not win, but at least you’ll learn something.

More about Avidly Reads

The adverb “avidly” is defined as “with great interest and enthusiasm.”  Avidly―the online magazine founded in 2012 by Sarah Blackwood & Sarah Mesle and supported by the Los Angeles Review of Books―specializes in short-form critical essays devoted to the intersection of expertise and passion.  Avidly Reads is an exciting new series of books that are part memoir, part cultural criticism, each bringing to life the author’s emotional relationship to a cultural artifact or experience. Indeed, the editors and authors in the Avidly Reads series invite readers to explore the surprising pleasures and obstacles encountered in our everyday life.

Oct
26
Sat
OAKSIDE DOWN: A Very Stranger Halloween @ Oak & Shield Pub
Oct 26 @ 9:00 pm

Something strange is going on at Oak & Shield. A pile of Ouija boards appeared in the basement, our gaming consoles keep showing cat videos, oh, and then there’s the little girl who can move things with her mind. It all started when those trucks showed up at the unmarked national laboratory in the Pick ‘N Save parking lot. It’s time to investigate, with an “untz untz” Halloween DJ dance party!

Gather your adventuring party, pack your Eggos and slingshots, and join us in the…

<cue 80’s synth music>

OAKSIDE DOWN:
A Very Stranger Halloween

 

FEATURING:

ALL NIGHT DJ DANCE PARTY
Myrage  10PM-to-12AM

DJ GreenFlöw 12AM-to-2AM

Drink Specials All Night: Featuring the Eggo Cocktail, Upside Down shots, Can We Please Play D&D Now, and more!

Costume Contest: During the party, you may be selected as a finalist in the costume contest. Participation is completely optional, and it definitely won’t take up very much of your time 😉

Cosplay and costumes welcome all day long! We will be open for business as usual all day Saturday, seating our last tables at 8pm.
As a reminder, we are 21+ after 10pm.

Weapons Policy: Weapons and props closely resembling weapons are prohibited. When in doubt, err on the side of no-weapons.
Glowy lightsaber—OK.   Replica firearm—Not OK!

Final Dining Seating – 8PM
Doors Open – 9PM
Party Starts – 10PM
$5 Cash Cover

Now, let’s turn down the lights and turn up the tunes.

Scoops Troop, Assemble!

Nov
13
Wed
Destiny: Highlander 40/40 Tournament @ Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm

This event uses the Infinite Holocron for all errata and Balance of the Force. Your deck must be Infinite legal including points and restricted list with the following changes:

Players have a 40-point limit on Characters and Plot cards. Characters may be elite.

Players must have exactly 40 cards in their player deck.

Players can only include one copy of any given card in their deck, INCLUDING characters!!

The following cards are banned:
Double Down
X-Wing
TIE Fighter
Lightsaber Mastery
Order 66

Prizes from the Seasonal Premium Kit
Participation—Full art I Performed Violence promo
Top 8—Full art Mr. Bones promo
Top 2—Seasonal Playmat!

Dec
16
Mon
Painting Class—Milwaukee Holiday Skyline @ Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
Dec 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

We’re thrilled to welcome Stickman Painting Studio for an amazing painting class in the downstairs lounge!

Check-In: 6:30PM-7:00PM
Start Time: 7:00PM

At our first ever class, we’ll be painting a holiday-themed Milwaukee skyline.

By the end of this 2-hour class, you’ll have created a beautiful hand-made canvas painting—and just in time for the holidays.

All supplies are provided. Just bring yourself!

Registration is Online Only, and will close at 11:59PM on Sunday, December 15.
Plus—your entry grants you access to optional add-ons at the time of purchase:
• Get $10 off your Painting Class tab for only $8
• Get $20 off your Painting Class tab for only $15

Dec
31
Tue
Game Until It’s 2020—New Years Party @ Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
Dec 31 2019 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 1 2020 @ 2:00 am

We’re welcoming the New Year with our favorite kind of party—GAME NIGHT—featuring  New Years food & drink packages and more.

We had a large private booking cancel on us, so we now have the entire pub free for our party!

We’d love to see you and your crew for an all-night game night to ring in the new year, and we’ve created some great Game All Night packages to make it possible!

Game All Night Dinner Package—$50* Per Guest
Available starting at 7PM
—All-Night Claim to Your Table
—Your choice of Dinner Item (Includes Handhelds, Burgers, Tacos, Pastas, Entrees, Salads)
—Your choice of any two Small Plates and/or Desserts, whenever you want them. Kitchen closes at 11:30pm.
—Four Drink Tickets—redeemable for anything on our drink ticket menu
—Champagne Toast at Midnight

Late Night Gaming Package—$40* Per Guest
Available starting at 9PM
—All-Night Claim to Your Table
—Two Small Plates, whenever you want them. Kitchen closes at 11:30pm.
—Four Drink Tickets—redeemable for anything on our drink ticket menu
—Champagne Toast at Midnight

“I Just Got Here” Package—$5*
Available starting at 11PM
—Champagne Toast at Midnight

*Tax and gratuity will be added at the time of purchase.

Important Note: These packages are NOT reservations. In order to guarantee your seating for a Game All Night Dinner table, a member of your party must make a reservation for the appropriate time on December 31, 2019. It is highly suggested that you confirm your group’s reservation before purchasing this package. Make a reservation here.

 

Now, What Else…

No Dance Party?
No DJ this year. We talked about it at length and had a good back-and-forth. We have a blast with dance parties, but the planning and setup for them requires us to tap into resources and skillsets that we aren’t particularly practiced in, largely because we only do it a few times a year. So for this year’s New Years, we’ve decided to focus on what we do have lots of  experience with, and what we do best, which is great pub food and magical drinks shared over a stack of games.

Is the Party 21+?
Mostly, yes. We’re a 21+ establishment after 10PM, so youngsters are welcome to hang out until 10PM, but not until Midnight.

Jan
1
Wed
New Years Brunch @ Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Planning to be out of bed before Noon on New Years Day? You’re like a unicorn!

Reward your heroic feat of adulting and start 2020 with an Eggs Benedict Cumberbatch or a Millennial Falcon avocado toast—or order a Bottomless Mimosa and head right back to bed.

Our full Weekend Brunch Menu will be available from 10AM until 2PM on January 1.  View the Brunch Menu.

Our full regular menu will also be available.

Jan
20
Mon
Painting Class—Winter Gnome @ Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

We’re thrilled to welcome Stickman Painting Studio for another painting class in the downstairs lounge!

Check-In: 6:30PM-7:00PM
Start Time: 7:00PM

At this class, we’ll be painting a seasonal winter gnome.

By the end of this 2-hour class, you’ll have created a beautiful hand-made canvas painting.

All supplies are provided. Just bring yourself!

Registration is Online Only, and will close at 11:59PM on Sunday, January 19.
Plus—your entry grants you access to optional add-ons at the time of purchase:
• Get $10 off your Painting Class tab for only $8
• Get $20 off your Painting Class tab for only $15

Feb
24
Mon
Painting Class—Llama Chic @ Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

We’re thrilled to welcome Stickman Painting Studio for another painting class in the downstairs lounge!

Check-In: 6:30PM-7:00PM
Start Time: 7:00PM

At this class, we’ll be painting a stylish llama in glasses and a bowtie.

By the end of this 2-hour class, you’ll have created a beautiful hand-made canvas painting.

All supplies are provided. Just bring yourself!

Registration is Online Only, and will close at 11:59PM on Sunday, February 23.
Plus—your entry grants you access to optional add-ons at the time of purchase:
• Get $10 off your Painting Class tab for only $8
• Get $20 off your Painting Class tab for only $15

Mar
17
Tue
COVID-19: All Events Postponed
Mar 17 – Jun 30 all-day