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10 Things to Do This Weekend: April 25-28

From runs to shows to music to art, there’s a lot going on in Milwaukee this weekend that you won’t want to miss.


Annual Milwaukee Riverkeep Spring Cleanup

Celebrate a belated Earth Day by taking some time to clean up. The Annual Milwaukee Riverkeep Spring Cleanup takes place Saturday, April 27, starting at 9 a.m. at 65 different locations across the Milwaukee River Basin. Milwaukee Riverkeeper will give you the bags, gloves and even a free t-shirt, so all you have to do is clean. There will even be an after party with Rock the Green at Estabrook Park.


East Side Fitness Crawl

Social Sweat at RunFit MKE
Photo by Maria Christianson

Everyone loves a good bar crawl, so why not take some time for a more active one? The East Side Fitness Crawl takes place on Saturday, April 27, from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The crawl takes participants to different fitness facilities with a half-hour workout at each stop. While registering, you can even decide what specific kind of workout you prefer. Reward yourself after with an after party at Good City Brewing.

The Office Bar Crawl

Do you think doing alcohol is cool? If so, the Office Bar Crawl could be a great place to meet other Milwaukee Office fanatics. The Office Bar Crawl comes to Milwaukee on Saturday, April 27, from 4-10 p.m. beginning at Nomad World Pub (1401 E Brady St.). There will be Office Trivia and four rounds of 25 questions for you to master your trivia skills. There will be Dundies given out to those who place.


Run for Beer

Running and drinking beer? Well maybe not at the same time. The Fermentorium (7481 Wisconsin 60 Trunk Cedarburg) hosts a 5K as part of the Wisconsin Brewery Running Series on Saturday, April 27, starting at noon. The run will start and end at the Fermentorium and even includes a free craft brew and swag from the Brewing Running Series. Stay afterwards for live music, food and local vendors.


Black Cat After Dark

Photo courtesy of Black Cat Alley

Are you the night owl out of your friends? Or perhaps the night cat? Black Cat Alley (behind the Oriental Theatre) hosts a new Black Cat After Dark event for every gallery night, starting on Friday, April 26, from 6-11 p.m. The event features a nighttime tour of outdoor street art, beer from Hacienda and live DJ music.


Wisconsin Foodie Smörgåsbord

An afternoon filled with nothing but the finest foods and drinks. The Wisconsin Foodie Smörgåsbord takes place Sunday, April 28, starting at noon at the Turner Hall Ballroom (1040 Vel R. Phillips Ave.). The event features top Wisconsin chefs and local artisans serving cheeses, meats, beers and more.


Billy Joel

The legendary musician Billy Joel is coming to Milwaukee. Billy Joel takes center stage on Friday, April 26, at Miller Park (1 Brewers Way) with the show beginning at 8 p.m. He’s sold over 150 million records, had 33 Top 40 hits and remains one of the most iconic names in music.

Photo courtesy of Miller Park Billy Joel Concert

Manty Ellis

Legendary guitarist and Milwaukee icon Manty Ellis takes center stage. Ellis and his protégés will perform on Saturday, April 27, at 8 p.m. at the 88Nine Performance Space (220 E Pittsburgh Ave.). Ellis co-founded the jazz program at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and will now perform with some of his talented students to celebrate 60 years of jazz.


Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival

One of Milwaukee’s leading festivals is back. Milwaukee Film and the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition have partnered together to form the Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival from April 25-28, with movie screenings at the Oriental Theatre (2230 N Farwell Ave.). The line-up includes four films and seven different film presentations to create community dialogue about the Muslim experience.

Kid Friendly

The Three Little Pigs

Who doesn’t love this classic children’s tale? The Florentine Opera (926 E Burleigh St.) hosts a free performance of The Three Little Pigs on Saturday, April 27, with three different showtimes available. Before and after the show, there will be arts and crafts for all the kids and even a Q&A session with the cast.



Caroline Blair is a digital marketing intern for Milwaukee Magazine. She just finished her sophomore year at Syracuse University studying magazine journalism and marketing. She grew up in Milwaukee and is excited to be spending her summer here interning at Milwaukee Magazine.