BY ALLI WATTERS AND BRIANNA SCHUBERT
1. Piano Men: Generations
ALL WEEKEND | THE FIRESIDE
The Fireside is bringing back their most popular show from last season, Piano Men: Generations. It features father-son duo Terry and Nick Davies paying tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John. They’ll play hits like “Only the Good Die Young,” “Bennie and the Jets” and, of course, “Piano Man.” Come prepared with song picks, since there are opportunities to shout out requests. Tickets and menu details are available online.
2. Neptune and Water Music
ALL WEEKEND | BRADLEY SYMPHONY CENTER
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is in the midst of their Water Festival, and this weekend, the concert is Neptune and Water Music. The music will feature Rameau’s Suite from Naïs, a French Baroque Opera about Neptune the sea god and his love story with a water nymph. The concert is a great opportunity to get in the stunning Bradley Symphony Center. Tickets are available online here.
3. Yoga and a Pour at Dead Bird Brewing
SATURDAY FROM 10-11 A.M. | DEAD BIRD BREWING
Stop by this local brewery for a one-hour yoga session. Included with your workout is one full pour of your choice. All skill levels are welcome, but it is asked that you bring your own mat. More details are available on the Facebook event page.
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4. Ice Bear Fest ’80s Après Ski Party
SATURDAY AT NOON | THIRD SPACE BREWING
Third Space Brewing is throwing a party to celebrate its winter seasonal beer, the full-bodied and chocolatey Ice Bear Baltic porter. Ski suits, tinted shades and neon headwear are all encouraged – especially since the event will be largely outside in the beer garden. There will be plenty of ’80s music, with a DJ and band both on the lineup. There will also be shotskis, hot drinks from Stone Creek Coffee, Pina Mexican Eats food truck and an ’80s ski gear costume contest. More information is available on the Facebook event page.
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5. Lynden Sculpture Garden Winter Carnival
SATURDAY FROM 10 A.M.-4 P.M. | LYNDEN SCULPTURE GARDEN
This free event invites visitors to spend a wintry day outside. There will be art-making, scavenger hunts, plant walks and other winter activities like ice skating, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing (weather permitting). The full itinerary is available on Lynden Sculpture Garden’s website.
6. Uncle Bucks On 3rd Makers Market
SATURDAY AT 11 A.M. | UNCLE BUCKS ON 3RD
Head to the second floor to shop products from Milwaukee artists and makers over brunch. The mimosas will be bottomless, plus there are sweet and savory menu options. More information is available on the Facebook event page.
7. Bluegrass Winter Heater
SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. | ANODYNE COFFEE ROASTING CO.
Stop by the Walker’s Point Cafe for this wintry concert. It’s the bluegrass fest’s second year, and Milwaukee’s Mama Said String Band, Buffalo Galaxy and The MilBillies are all scheduled to perform. Tickets and more information are available on the event page.
8. Woodland Pattern Book Center 29th Annual Poetry Marathon
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 10 A.M.-10 P.M. | VIRTUAL & WOODLAND PATTERN
This annual stanza extravaganza from Woodland Pattern Book Center features more than 300 poets, musicians and moving image artists from Milwaukee and around the world. All 24 hours of the poetry marathon will be livestreamed. Each hour will spotlight 10 or more poets reading for about five minutes each. More information is available at Woodland Pattern’s website.
9. Re:Craft and Relic Winter Market
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 10 A.M.-4 P.M. | MILWAUKEE COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX
Head to Franklin for a two-day shopping event featuring handmade goods, curated vintage collections, artisan food vendors and local boutiques. There will be 150-plus booths and live music. Tickets and more information are available online.
10. Nineties by Nature
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT 9 P.M. | MAD PLANET
DJ Milkman will be spinning jock jams as well as pop, hip-hop and dance hits from the ’90s at this nostolgia party. Flannels, Dock Martens and ripped denim all fit the theme. Tickets and more information are available on Mad Planet’s website.