10 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: Jan. 17-19

Celebrations, art, performances and owls. Here’s 10 ideas to get you rolling into the weekend.


 

 

1.

“Toward the Texture of Knowing”

STARTING FRIDAY | HAGGERTY MUSEUM OF ART (530 N. 13th Street) | FREE

An exhibit based on making you feel and understand the human condition. Can’t make it this weekend? No worries. You can stop by the exhibit through May 24th.

Photo via event listing


 

 

2.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

SUNDAY | MARCUS CENTER (929 N. Water St.) | FREE

Did you know Milwaukee is one of three cities that has celebrated Dr. King’s birthday annually since 1984? Join the celebration by supporting youth in the community interpret his art, speech, and writing.

Theme: “Your Life Has Significance”

Photo courtesy of the National Archives.


 

 

3.

Corners of Brookfield Winter Wonderland

FRIDAY-SUNDAY| THE CORNERS OF BROOKFIELD (20111 W. Bluemound Rd.)

The region’s only synthetic ice rink, ice sculpture games and Milwaukee Admirals mascot, Roscoe? Perfect for celebrating the weekend snowfall. For every $5 ticket purchased you’ll also receive a free voucher to any Milwaukee Admirals game.


 

 

4.

Opening Party for the World After Us

STARTS FRIDAY| SAINT KATE – THE ARTS HOTEL (139 E. Kilbourn Ave.) | FREE

Technology may be taking over in more ways than you think. Check out how author and writer Nathaniel Stern explores new realms for our electronic waste.

Photo via event listing


 

 

5.

An Evening With Me

FRIDAY-SUNDAY | INSPIRATION STUDIOS (1500 S. 73rd St.)

Travel through six decades in one night with Tom Zuehlke. This stand-up comedy show will most definitely have you on your feet.


 

 

6.

Trolls Live!

SATURDAY-SUNDAY | MILLER HIGH LIFE THEATER (500 W. Kilbourn Ave.)

Trolls on their first ever live tour! Need we say more?


 

 

7.

Family Owl Prowl

SATURDAY | GRANT PARK CLUBHOUSE (100 Hawthorne Ave.)

We’ve got the perfect bonding event for you and it may include pellet dissection, which is not poop, but is a way to find out what the birds ate for dinner that night. So after you eat dinner, find out what an owl ate owl dined on too.


 

 

8.

Yule Ball

FRIDAY-SATURDAY | TURNER HALL BALLROOM (1040 N. 4th St.)

Calling all witches and wizards to party like you’re at prom again. Wear your best robe or dress. No Muggles allowed.

Photo via event listing


 

 

9.

The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes

SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. | RIVERSIDE THEATER (116 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Curious about the secrets and tales behind the iconic film? Cary Elwes is here to spill the details.

Photo via event listing.


 

 

10.

On the Nature of Wisconsin

STARTING FRIDAY | THE WAREHOUSE (1635 W. St. Paul Ave.) | FREE

This is the first exhibition at The Warehouse to feature only artists who were born or spent significant time in Wisconsin. Celebrate our state and these artists this weekend!


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Morgan is a 2020 MilMag intern. She's Minnesota born, but has a Milwaukee heart. An Alverno College undergraduate and will be graduating in December 2020 . Follow her on social media @morgan_lemner