10 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: April 9-11

There’s street photography in the Third Ward, spring cleaning the streets of Milwaukee and more this weekend.

1. Underneath the Lintel

ONLINE | FRIDAY AT 7:30 P.M., SATURDAY AT 4 P.M., SUNDAY AT 8 P.M. 

Watch as the life of an introverted librarian turns on its head when she receives a book that is 113 years past-due by an unknown borrower. She sets out to search for the mysterious borrower to collect the fines for the overdue book. Tickets are $35. 

2. Motor Mania Car Show

3000 COUNTY HWY, WEST BEND | FRIDAY FROM 8 A.M.-SUNDAY AT 5 P.M.

Do you like the rumble of an engine? Is your blood made of oil and steel? Do you like looking at custom cars? Well, you might want to stop by the Washington County Fairgrounds in West Bend. Some of the best builders in the state will be there and you can surround yourself with other car people. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 children and kids under five attend free.

3. Blu Performance

424 E. WISCONSIN AVE. | FRIDAY FROM 7-11 P.M.

Enjoy a brandy old fashioned or whatever you enjoy drinking while listening to jazz pianist Mark Thierfelder, bassist John Christensen and drummer Devin Drobka perform. Let the notes of the piano float in your ears, let the bass fill your body, and sway with the rhythm of the drum for a fun and relaxing evening at the Pfister Hotel.

4. Street Photography Meet Up

THIRD WARD | SATURDAY FROM 9-11 A.M.

The Milwaukee Photography group is putting on a clinic where you can collaborate with other artists and learn the basics of your camera. They will be going though how to use different crops and compositions to capture Milwaukee through your eyes. The focus will be portrait photography and architecture photography, but as a wide genre, and part of the meet up is walking around the city, you can walk away with so much more. Tickets are $35.    

5. ARTS4ALL Virtual Workshop with Tiffany Markwardt

ONLINE | SATURDAY FROM 10-11 A.M.

Soon you will have the power to cast a spell on whoever you want with your uniquely made wand. Tiffany Markwardt uses her knowledge of jewelry making and to help you navigate through the different wire types, beads, crystals and charms to help you construct your very own magic wand. You can pick-up your own ARTS4ALL craft kits at the Arts at Large Community Center this Friday. For how to pick up the supplies visit their website.

6. Social Justice Book Club

WAUWATOSA PUBLIC LIBRARY | SATURDAY FROM 11-11:30 A.M.

All fourth graders and up who want to join a book club that will discuss juvenile fiction books that cover hard topics such as race, poverty, identity and immigration can stop by. Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate is the April read, and the book club will be discussing homelessness among the other concepts shown in the book.

7. Values & Variety: The Red Wines of Piedmont

ONLINE | SATURDAY AT 5 P.M.

Experience the region of Piedmont, Italy, one of the most renowned areas of red wine production. In the class they will go through the difference between the three different grapes to start the process of winemaking in Piedmont. You can pick up a tasting kit for yourself that features each of the grapes: a Barbera de Villa Giada – aged in a 200-year-old cellar, a Docetto by the Luigi Einuadi winery and a Nebbiolo from the Anglo Negro estate. You can stream the tasting on Ray’s Wine and Spirits YouTube page. A Piedmont Tasting 3-Pack is $49.99. 

8. Nepali New Year Cultural Program

MITCHELL PARK PAVILION | SATURDAY AT 6 P.M.

Listen to special guest artist Bimal Dangi and experience the Nepali New Year program the Nepali Cultural Program has put together. There is a 30-person limit to this event and seating is on a first-come first-serve basis, so pick up your tickets today. Face masks are required. Tickets are $25 for people 10, $15 for people ages 4-10.

9. Record Shows at Four Points by Sheraton

5311 S. HOWELL AVE. | SUNDAY FROM 10 A.M.-4 P.M. 

Need any new LPs or 45s? Maybe a rare performance on CDs or DVDs? Well, music nuts come on down to the Four Points at the Milwaukee Airport. They are hosting an event where all your favorite record dealers will be in attendance to set you up with some new vinyl. Tickets are $3 at the door, or $2 if you say you saw the Record Shows at Four Points by Sheraton ad.

10. Spring Cleanup!

6TH AND HOWARD AVE. | SUNDAY AT 9 A.M. 

Now that the snow has melted away, we are left with the accumulation of trash littered over the winter. People Power Produce is hosting a clean-up where you can strap on some work gloves, tilt your working hat and do some good for the environment and the community. You do have to bring your own equipment and snacks, but there will be a fun and enjoyable environment full of like-minded people – those who just want to do their part.

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