10 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: July 8-10

From a new art exhibit to an ice cream social, this weekend is full of fun!

1. JJ Williamson at Milwaukee Improv

ALL WEEKEND | MILWAUKEE IMPROV

Comedian and actor JJ Williamson will be coming to Milwaukee for an improv comedy performance. Williamson has been on The Monique Show, Comedy Central, Showtime at the Apollo and more. Tickets range from $20 to $70.

2. “William Kentridge: See for Yourself”

OPENS FRIDAY | THE WAREHOUSE MKE

See South African artist William Kentridge’s prints, films, sculptures and more this weekend at The Warehouse art museum. The celebrated artist will be displaying pieces from throughout his career – giving a glimpse into how Kentridge sees and thinks. Admission is free.

Wait, Wait by William Kentridge, 2018 (Lapis Lazuli pigment printed on found thesaurus page);Photo by Robb Quinn

3. Dude Perfect: That’s Happy Tour

FRIDAY AT 7 P.M. | FISERV FORUM

Dude Perfect is a group of Youtubers who upload videos consisting of trick shots, stunts, sports and more. The Dude Perfect: That’s Happy Tour will headline scenes from their “Overtime” series, including Cool not Cool and Wheel Unfortunate with Ned Forrester as well as new segments like Get Crafty and Top 10. Tickets start at $29.


 

 

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4. Investigating Insects – A Family Program

SATURDAY FROM 10 – 11:30 A.M. | URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER

Families will be able to capture insects and use tools to learn about them. After catching the bugs, they will be able to examine and release them back to the ecosystem. Tickets range from $5 to $7.

5. Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend

OPENS SATURDAY | MILWAUKEE PUBLIC MUSEUM

Starting this weekend, the museum will have a life-sized model of a male narwhal as part of the new exhibit Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend. People will be able to engage in digital and physical activities and will be able to learn about the sea-creature, the wavering Arctic and global climate change. The exhibit will run until Oct. 2. Tickets are available online.

6. Printmaking & Clay with Paul Andrews Wandless

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT 9 A.M. | RACINE ART MUSEUM

This class at the Racine Art Museum will teach participants how to print on clay using screen and relief printing approaches by printmaker and ceramicist Paul Andrews Wandless. Participants will use clay exteriors as canvases for the designs, patterns, colors and texts from the prints. All experience levels are welcome.

7. Whitefish Bay Art Fest

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. | DOWNTOWN WHITEFISH BAY

The Merchants of Whitefish Bay are hosting Whitefish Bay Art Fest, featuring 100 artists who will display and sell artwork of all kinds. The free event will also have local restaurants, cafes, boutiques, live music, activities and beer from 1840 Brewing. 

8. Clark House Museum Ice Cream Social

SUNDAY FROM 12 – 4 P.M. | CLARK HOUSE MUSEUM

Buy an ice cream treat and tour the Clark House Museum for free. And after ice cream, you can have fun playing old-time kid’s games.

9. Broadway’s Best Summer Stars Cabaret

SUNDAY AT 2 P.M. AND 4 P.M. | SUNSET PLAYHOUSE

This performance will highlight young performers from Milwaukee and surrounding areas as they sing their favorite Broadway songs. This Sunset Playhouse fundraiser will be outside on their north lawn, so audience members are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and an umbrella for the shade if needed for the hour long performance. Tickets are $15.

10. Marion Coffey Honored in Solo Exhibition at MOWA

ENDS SUNDAY | MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART

It’s the last weekend to attend the exhibition, The Art of Color. It includes nearly 40 pieces of Marion Coffey’s work throughout seven decades. For lots of her work, this is the first time the public has been able to see it.


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