FRIDAY AT 5 P.M. | GREAT LAKES DISTILLERY
Great Lakes Distillery is throwing a “Super Small Supper Club Soiree” to celebrate their new supper club-inspired food and drink menu, complete with live jazz piano by Anthony Deutsch. The supper club is a Wisconsin classic, and typically revolves around comfort foods, mood lighting and a classic, Wisconsin old fashioned.
FRIDAY AT 7 P.M. | UWM MANFRED OLSON PLANETARIUM
It’s Aquarius season, and the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium is hosting an indoor stargazing session so you can learn how to find your zodiac constellation in the sky. This is a live, interactive show where you can learn about the science behind the zodiac constellations and what makes Aquarius signs unique.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 10 A.M.-10 P.M. | VIRTUAL
This is two packed days of poetry, music, short films and other performances 250+ poets and artists from Milwaukee, around the country, and abroad. It’s an annual tradition for the Riverwest literary hub, involving people of all ages and at every stage along a writer’s journey.
Know an individual or group committed to bridging divides in our community? Nominate them for a Unity Award by Oct. 31.
SATURDAY AT 7 P.M. | ANODYNE COFFEE ROASTING CO. (WALKER’S POINT ROASTERY)
Anodyne Coffee will host three Midwest string bands at their Walker’s Point roastery with the goal of highlighting the region’s take on blugrass-icana. High & Rising, a “groovy grass” trio from Groovesville will go first at 8 p.m., followed by Minneapolis-based group Goodmorning Bedlam at 9 p.m.. Wrapping up the show is Milwaukee’s own The MilBillies.
SATURDAY AT 3:45 P.M. | SKYLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE
One week into Skylight Music Theatre’s production of “Earnest Shackleton Loves Me,” the theatre will host a free screening of the documentary South, which is made up of actual film taken during Shackleton’s Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1914. The film is a companion to the theatre’s show, which runs through Feb. 6.
SATURDAY AT 3 P.M. | VIRTUAL
The Milwaukee Art Museum will host artist and scholar Patricia Nguyen for a virtual performance inspired by the photography exhibition An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain, on display in the Baker and Rowland Galleries. The exhibition is the first survey of the work of An-My Lê, a celebrated Vietnamese American photographer. Lê photographs the secondary aspects of battle, from training to reenactments, and Dr. Nguyen’s performance based on that work will continue her own explorations of freedom, nation building and war.
SATURDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO NOON | ARTS @ LARGE COMMUNITY CENTER
Join writer Brit Nicole in creating a story using “vocabulary potluck” that will foster connections between participants in a collective experience. Arts @ Large is a nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure that everyone has access to the arts, and is located in the Third Ward.
8. Experience Sonder
ENDS SUNDAY | NEXT ACT THEATRE
Sonder is the realization that every person lives a life as complex as your own, and this experimental show attempts to visualize that feeling. This Sunday is the last chance to catch Next Act Theatre’s Sonder show, an improvised participation between Danceworks Performance MKE and Chicago-based band Twin Talk.
ENDS SUNDAY | UIHLEIN HALL – MARCUS CENTER
This Sunday is the chance to see the Mean Girls musical in Milwaukee. Based on the early 2000s film starring Lindsay Lohan, Tina Fey, Amanda Seyfried, Rachel McAdams, and more, Mean Girls: The Musical follows Cady Heron as she navigates the dangerous terrain of high school in suburban Illinois.
ENDS SUNDAY | MILWAUKEE
The 10-day long “Museum Days” event ends this Sunday, and so do the deals. Beginning Jan. 20, museums throughout Milwaukee have offered discounted admission rates ranging from free to $15. Institutions such as the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Discovery World, the Harley-Davidson Museum, Pabst Mansion and the Villa Terrace Decorate Arts Museum are participating. Just mention “Milwaukee Museum Days” when purchasing tickets in person to cash in.