1. Shen Yun
ALL WEEKEND | MILLER HIGH LIFE THEATRE
The international tour of Shen Yun’s renowned celebration of Chinese culture returns to Milwaukee this weekend. Experience centuries of culture through a visually striking display of vibrant costumes, historical dance and classical music. Tickets can be found on the Pabst Theater Group website.
ALL WEEKEND | SKYLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE
This weekend is your last chance to see the Skylight production of Evita, which opened to acclaim earlier this month. The show follows the true story of activist Eva Duarte and her rise from poverty to becoming the powerful and ambitious First Lady of Argentina. Get tickets online or at the box office.
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3. Flat Out Friday
FRIDAY AT 7 P.M. | FISERV FORUM
This “part race, part rock show and part circus” returns to Milwaukee on Friday evening. Over 300 motorcycle riders of all ages will meet to race on a sticky, soda-covered concrete track for a night of entertainment and fierce competition. Tickets are available online.
4. The Galentine Show
FRIDAY AT 8 P.M. | COMEDYSPORTZ
Brainstorm some suggestions and head to ComedySportz for this Valentine’s Day celebration of female friendship complete with an improv show, live music and a full bar and restaurant menu. Tickets can be bought at the door (cash only), and if you bring a donation of a personal hygiene item. for the Benedict Center, you’ll get a discount. More information is available on the event’s Facebook page.
5. Cedarburg Winterfest
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY | DOWNTOWN HISTORIC CEDARBURG
Giddy-up to Cedarburg for this year’s “The Wild West” themed Winterfest. This free two-day event will offer plenty of cold weather fun for the whole family including an ice carving contest, camel rides, a chili cook-off and Cedarburg’s famous bed races on ice. Find the whole itinerary online.
6. Ski & Tea
SATURDAY FROM 1-3 P.M. | URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER
Intermediate skiers are invited to the Urban Ecology Center for an afternoon of cross-country skiing through the Menomonee Valley. Skis, boots and poles are provided, but bring your own mug for a complimentary selection of Rishi teas. Register online in advance.
7. Good Things Brewing Premiere
SATURDAY AT 6:30 P.M. | WATCH ON NBC
Hosted by Dynamic Events owner David Caruso, this new series will highlight Milwaukee’s rich culture and community with a new guest every week to show you around town. Tune into NBC on Saturday evening for the first episode and check out this season’s special guests at Visit Milwaukee’s website.
SATURDAY FROM 6:30-11 P.M. | 722 E. BURLEIGH ST.
Bring your best creation, or just your appetite, to Art Bar and vote for Milwaukee’s best meatloaf! All are welcome to the free tasting with sides provided by Wonderland. Awards will be given out for Best of Show and most creative. Register your loaf online.
9. ABBA vs. Queen vs. Blondie
SATURDAY AT 9 P.M. | MAD PLANET
One of Milwaukee’s favorite 21+ dance parties is back at Mad Planet with DJ Frank Straka spinning some iconic records from the ’70s and ’80s. Flared jumpsuits, leather jackets and aviator sunglasses are all appropriate attire. Find more information online.
10. A Fun Size Market
SUNDAY FROM NOON-5 P.M. | 5020 W. VLIET ST.
Vintage home goods store Dandy is partnering with 414Flea on a new monthly mini market. Admission is free, and there will be makers and vintage sellers – and a full bar. More information on the event page.
11. Maggie Rogers & Del Water Gap
SUNDAY AT 8 P.M. | RIVERSIDE THEATER
Indie-pop artist Maggie Rogers will make her first-ever stop in Milwaukee at the Riverside on Sunday night as part of “The Feral Joy Tour.” The “That’s Where I Am” singer will be joined by special guest and alternative musician Del Water Gap. Ticket information is available at the Pabst Theater Group website.