10 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: July 29-31

German Fest, Brady Street Fest, Brewfest and more make this week’s guide.

1. German Fest

ALL WEEKEND | HENRY MAIER FESTIVAL PARK

This Milwaukee favorite returns in full swing, complete with polka music. Listen to German Fest’s featured band Schürzenjäger, a Platinum-winning Austrian group, or sample Haribo gummies alongside the company’s bear mascot. Between the traditional foods and drinks and the Dachshund Derby, you’ll find a way to thoroughly celebrate German culture.

German Fest; Photo by Visit Milwaukee

2. Hora de cuentos (Spanish Story Time)

FRIDAY 9:30-10 A.M. | VIRTUAL

Tune into this virtual story time to listen to stories, songs and games in Spanish to help increase literacy in young kids. Be sure to register online ahead of time. 

3. Ceramic Tiles Workshop

FRIDAY 1-4 P.M. | CHARLES A WUSTUM MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

If you’ve hit a creative rut at this point in the summer, find a new outlet here – with a little help from hexagonal ceramic tiles and paint, of course. Take some time to shape a tile from clay and then decorate it to your taste. Teens 14 and older can attend all adult classes. Price of admission is $30 for Racine Art Museum members and $36 for non-members. 

4. Social Dance Series: Bachata

FRIDAY 6:15-7:45 P.M. | MILWAUKEE RIVERWALK

Want to expand your dancing repertoire? Turn the Riverwalk into your dance floor at this traditional Dominican dance class taught by Jacqui Lefebvre from Danceworks. The class is $35 per couple. Attendees must be 21 or older because the cost of admission covers the price of one beer, wine or non-alcoholic drink per dancer.

5. Lakeside at MAM

SATURDAY 11 A.M.-4 P.M.| MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM

Stop by the Milwaukee Art Museum to enjoy nice weather, yoga, hands-on art projects and music this Saturday at this free event. At 11 a.m., take an hour-long yoga class, or check out folk-jazz duo Sara and Kenny at 1 p.m. Stop on by—lakeside views and artsy fun awaits!

6. Brady Street Fest

SATURDAY 11 A.M.-MIDNIGHT | BRADY STREET

Brady Street goes all out for this day-long festival, where you can see a drag show, go rock climbing, listen to local musicians and more. Grab some friends and explore all the food vendors and maybe even catch The Casablanca Bellydancers perform.

Brady Street Festival; Photo by Dan Profio

7. Milwaukee Brewfest

SATURDAY AT 3 P.M. | MCKINLEY PARK

Fun is brewing down at Milwaukee Brewfest this weekend. At the beer lover’s dream, taste your way through craft beers, ciders, wines and meads. Food and water will also be available. Gates open at 3 p.m., and make sure to leave your kids and pets home for this one. General admission tickets are $65 if bought in advance and $75 if bought the day of the event (as supplies last).

8. Stand Up Comedy at Anodyne Coffee

SATURDAY 8-11 P.M. | ANODYNE COFFEE WALKER’S POINT

This probably isn’t a well-kept secret (or a secret at all) but we’ll spill the beans anyway: comedians Alex Dragicevich, Eric Smith, Jamie Shriner and Judd Reminger are taking over Anodyne Coffee this weekend. Tickets cost $10 if bought in advanced and $15 if bought at the door.

9. Re-Wear It Community Clothing Swap

SUNDAY 11 A.M.-4 P.M. | THE GLASS PANTRY

If you are looking to clear out your closet or find a new statement piece, stop on by this pop-up community event. Bring your gently used clothes and a keen fashion eye to this clothing swap dedicated to creating more sustainable fashion habits.

10. Reading & Potluck: Kitchen Counter Poetics

SUNDAY AT 2 P.M. | LYNDEN SCULPTURE PARK

Participants of Kitchen Counter Poetics, a workshop led by local poet Chuck Stebelton, will be reading their newest work and celebrating the end of the class with a potluck. This free event is open to all poetry lovers.

 

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