10 Things to do in Milwaukee This Weekend: March 6-8

Brace yourself. There’s a lot happening this weekend!

Brewers Restaurant To Be Named Later Grand Opening

Brewers Restaurant To Be Named Later – Miller Park (One Brewers Way) | Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Miller Park’s newest restaurant is finally opening. The moniker Restaurant To Be Named Later – yes, that is really its name – was the idea of legendary broadcaster Bob Uecker as a play on a throw-in player in a trade. RTBNL (we might night to work on a shorthand name for it) will be open daily, year round, and its grand opening Friday will offer a first taste (pun intended) of the upcoming season.

Family Free Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo

Milwaukee County Zoo (10001 W. Bluemound Rd.) | Saturday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

During the winter months, the zoo has Family Free Days one Saturday a month. Make sure to enjoy this month’s Family Free Day because it will be the last until October. Although admission is free, fees for parking and concession still apply.

4th Annual Veterans Light Up the Arts

Milwaukee Art Museum (700 N. Art Museum Dr.) | Friday 6-9 p.m.

A celebration for veterans filled with art and performances is what the evening will hold. Come out to support and leave entertained. Tickets range in price.  

Caffeine Con 2020

Uptown Art (W249 N5267 Executive Dr., Sussex) | Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Addicted to caffeine? Can’t survive without your morning coffee? Then this event may be for you. Taste a variety of coffees, teas and more at Caffeine Con in Sussex. Immerse yourself in the world of caffeine with vendor booths, speakers and art. 

Skywaukee Tour

The Shops of Grand Avenue (275 W. Wisconsin Ave.) | Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Too cold to go outside but want to explore the city? Try the Skywaukee Tour. Walk Milwaukee’s skywalk system on the guided tour where you can explore downtown and its landmarks all while keeping warm.

18th Annual Local Farmer Open House

Urban Ecology Center – Riverside Park (1500 E. Park Place) | Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

This free, once-a-year event is great for the whole family. Chat with your local farmers and learn more about their produce and what they do. There will be children’s activities, cooking workshops, door prizes and more! 

11th Annual Shamrock Shuffle

Various Locations around Milwaukee | Saturday 12-6 p.m.

That’s right, St. Paddy’s day is right around the corner, and Milwaukee’s largest celebration is ready to party! Whether you’re Irish or not, this bar crawl for a cause (last year’s event raised raised $10,000 for the Hunger Task Force, Courage House and Special Olympics) is a celebration for the books. Don’t forget to wear green!


Turner Hall Ballroom (1040 N. 4th St.) |Sunday At 10 a.m.

Are you planning a wedding and don’t know where to start? You’re just in luck (St. Patty’s is coming up after all)! This Sunday, WEDMKE will be taking place. Unlike some wedding expos, WEDMKE is an intimate and unique experience where you can chat with potential vendors to hire. Whether you are weighing your options or need to start planning ASAP, the event is sure to spark some inspiration and some wedding fever.


18th Annual WMSE Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser

MSOE Kern Center (1245 N. Broadway) | Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ever wondered what business has the best chili in the city? Wonder no more as 50 Milwaukee businesses compete against each other to see who wins the coveted title of Milwaukee’s Best Chili. The Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser for MSOE’s venerable indie radio station is where it will all be happening. The name even rhymes, so it’s bound to be fun, right?

Taste & Toast 2020

Downtown Milwaukee (Various Locations) | Friday 4-7 p.m.

If you’re like us and you’re a sucker for happy hour, then you might want to check out Taste & Toast. The happy hour event includes specially priced drinks (including nonalcoholic ones) and appetizers from over 25 restaurants and bars throughout the city. So, if you’re still looking for something to do on Friday night, Taste & Toast might be for you.

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Allie is an Editorial Intern at Milwaukee Magazine. She is a senior at UW-Milwaukee studying Creative Writing and Journalism. You can follow her on Instagram at @alliehabck