1. Taste & Toast
FRIDAY FROM 4 P.M.-7 P.M. | DOWNTOWN MILWAUKEE
Milwaukee’s longest cocktail hour ends this Friday. Over 15 downtown spots prepared exclusive menus of sips and samples for an evening of mixing and mingling. Find the list of participating bars and restaurants online.
2. “In a Place of Dreams” Opening Reception
FRIDAY AT 5 P.M. | LILY PAD GALLERY WEST
Enjoy an evening of art with the natural landscapes of Canadian artist France Jodoin. The collection will be on view through the end of April. Find more on the event and Jodoin’s work online.
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3. Open Mic Night
FRIDAY AT 7 P.M.| Nō STUDIOS
Pop over to Nō Studios to share your talent and discover new artists. Local musical artists Bentley 92o and Spider Creek will also be there to share the stage. Find ticket information at the event page.
4. “Get The Led Out”
FRIDAY AT 8 P.M. | THE PABST THEATER
“The Mighty Zep” is coming to Milwaukee! This Led Zeppelin tribute band will bring all the hits including “Stairway to Heaven,” “Whole Lotta Love” and “Black Dog” in celebration of the iconic rock band. Get tickets at the Pabst Theater Group website.
5. Signs of Spring Hike
SATURDAY FROM 1 P.M.-3 P.M. | WASHINGTON PARK
Spend the afternoon studying the plants, animals and colors of the park. The Urban Ecology Center will lead families on a guided group hike to learn how nature tells us that it’s almost Spring. Register online.
6. Women and Girls in Science
SATURDAY AT 1 P.M. | WEHR NATURE CENTER
Head to Wehr Nature Center to celebrate women in S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art and math). Children ages 10 and up are invited to participate in science activities and meet local women working in S.T.E.A.M. More information can be found online.
7. Andy Fletcher & Katie Musolff Opening Reception
SATURDAY AT 1 P.M. | TORY FOLLIARD GALLERY
Married Wisconsin artists Fletcher and Musolff will open their state-inspired collection to the public this weekend. Their conflicting but compatible works will be on display until April 15. More information on the collection and the opening is available on the gallery’s website.
8. Girls & S.T.E.M.
SUNDAY FROM 9 A.M.-4 P.M. | DISCOVERY WORLD
Discovery World is kicking off Women’s History Month with an interactive event for girls to learn about science, technology, engineering and math. Girls of all ages will be able to meet with local organizations and participate in hands-on activities relating to S.T.E.M. More information is available online.
9. Women’s Makers Market
SUNDAY FROM 10 A.M.-4 P.M.| DISCOVERY WORLD PROMENADE
Milwaukee Makers Market is celebrating March by highlighting women makers. Browse local women-owned businesses and shop art, jewelry, baked goods and more. Find more information on their Facebook page.
10. MKE Destash Event
SUNDAY AT 11 A.M. | HOUSE OF RAD
Shop 60+ makers selling their overstock, flawed and off-season art and supplies at a discount. Live music, food trucks and beverages will be available. Entry is free for children and $3 (cash only) for adults. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.