11 Things To Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: Dec. 11-13

Featuring the holidays, human rights and plenty of things to at home

1. The Two Gentlemen of Verona

FRIDAY-SUNDAY | VIRTUAL

This Friday through Sunday, Young Company invites you to view attend their performance of The Two Gentleman of Verona, one of Shakespeare’s earliest and least performed plays. The production is a perfect option for families with children ages 13 and up. The performance is approximately two hours and 15 minutes long and with prices ranging from $12-$37.

2. MIAD Exhibition: We Hold These Truths

FRIDAY-SUNDAY 10 A.M.- 11:30 P.M. | VIRTUAL

Join the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design for their first juried faculty and staff exhibition called “We Hold These Truths” showcasing pieces that explore the idea of political truth.

3. Play Date with Art: At Home: Perfect Portraits

FRIDAY 10:00-10:30 A.M. | VIRTUAL

Looking for something to do with the kiddos? The Milwaukee Art Museum is hosting a free virtual Play Date with Art event for children ages five and under (with a caregiver, of course!). They will get to spend half an hour looking at and making their own art through fun and interactive projects.

4. Virtual – A Christmas Carol (2016)

FRIDAY-SUNDAY 7 P.M. |VIRTUAL

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, The Milwaukee Repertory Theater is hosting a virtual showing of their 2016 production of Mark Clements’ A Christmas Carol. The 2016 production of the show was originally filmed at the historic Pabst Theater and is available to watch for free until Dec. 24. 

5. Under African Skies

FRIDAY 7-8 P.M. | VIRTUAL

This Friday, the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium will host a stargazing experience called “Under African Skies” The virtual event will give viewers a chance to experience not only the stars across the continent of Africa but the stories and cultural perspectives as well.

6. Virtual Drag Queen Bingo

FRIDAY 8-10 P.M. | VIRTUAL

Play Virtual Drag Queen Bingo with Delta Beer Lab. The fun and fabulous Kendra Banxs and Bianca Lynn Breeze will be calling numbers, so zip onto Zoom to win some pries this Friday!

7. Crossing Over 2020 (Virtual Exhibition)

FRIDAY-SUNDAY NOON- 11:55 P.M. | VIRTUAL

Check out UWM Peck School of the Arts “Crossing Over” exhibition featuring work by UWM undergraduate students who received a scholarship and/or fellowship award in 2020. Tune in to the free event to support budding local artists.

8. The 2020 Milwaukee Celebration of International Human Rights Day

SATURDAY 10:30 A.M.-12 P.M. | VIRTUAL

Saturday is International Human Rights Day and The United Nations Association of Greater Milwaukee invites you to attend their panel discussion on “Human Rights – What Have We Learned in 2020?” The virtual Zoom event panel members will include Dr. Robert Smith, Professor with the Marquette History Department; Jamil Dakwar, Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Human Rights Program; Dr. M. Riccardo Colella, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and Healthy Equity at the Medical College of Wisconsin and EMS State Medical Director; Sindy Benavides, Chief Executive Officer with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC); and Reggie Jackson, award-winning Senior Columnist for the Milwaukee Independent News Magazine.

9. Dave Koz and Friends: The Greatest Hits of Christmas 2020

SATURDAY 7 P.M. | VIRTUAL

Join Dave Koz and Friends for a virtual holiday concert of the “The Greatest Hits of Christmas 2020.” This one-night-only live event will feature platinum-selling artist Dave Koz, along with Jonathan Butler, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, David Benoit, Peter White and Rebecca Jade. Streaming of the event is $35 per steam and is a great way to get in the holly jolly holiday spirit!

10. Free Online Roast of Home Alone

SATURDAY 9 P.M. | VIRTUAL

The holiday classic Home Alone turns 30 this year! Celebrate this movie milestone by attending a free online roast/riff on the classic film.

11. Quarantine Christmas: Virtual Santa Experience

SUNDAY 9 A.M. | VIRTUAL

It’s Christmas time and Santa’s checking his list! But worry not, he kiddos can still make sure Santa gets their Christmas lists this year, virtually that is. Just like the rest of us, Santa’s learned how to work Zoom too! Kiddos get a five minute, virtual one-on-one visit with Santa to share their Christmas list. The virtual experience even comes with a Make-A-Wish Goody Bag. Limited spots are available, so be sure to purchase tickets early.

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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