13 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: Feb. 4-6

From bull riding to ballet, it’s a packed weekend in the city.

1. The New Milwaukee Consort

FRIDAY AT 5 P.M. | GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH

First Fridays, a free concert series offered on the first Friday of every month, is putting on The New Milwaukee Consort, a program of “fiery and passionate” French and Italian song featuring lute, viola de gamba, Baroque cello, Baroque guitar and singing by soprano Kristin Knutson.

2. Sebastian Maniscalco: Nobody Does This Tour

FRIDAY | RIVERSIDE THEATER

Sebastian Maniscalco is back for his third standup tour! The Chicago-area born, Italian-immigrant-raised comedian, known for his dramatic and physical style of standup, has had a meteoric rise over the last six years, selling out shows across the country. Tickets start at $40.

3. 48th Winter Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association Show & Sale

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY | WAUKESHA COUNTY EXPOSITION CENTER

The 2022 antiques show and sale brings together more than 55 antique dealers from seven different states for a two-day event. Admission proceeds benefit grants for historical preservation in Wisconsin and Friends of the Wisconsin Historical Society. They’ll also be serving food, including a Friday night fish fry dinner. Admission is $8 and valid for both Friday and Saturday.

4. PBR: Unleash the Beast Tour

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY | FISERV FORUM

Watch the Top 35 bull riders in the world compete against the world’s toughest animal athletes for two hours of pyrotechnics, explosions, flames, music and bull riding action! Tickets start at $15.

5. Milwaukee County Zoo Family Free Day

SATURDAY AT 9:30 A.M. | MILWAUKEE COUNTY ZOO

This Saturday is the perfect time to visit the critters at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Visitors get free admission (but note that that the parking fee remains). 

6. Winterfest at Washington Park

SATURDAY AT 10 A.M.  | URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER

Visit one of Milwaukee’s greatest parks for this day of winter activities. You can ice skate on the lagoon, hit the sledding hill or just relax around the fire. The event is free to the public.

7. Annual Kill Winter Party

SATURDAY AT 12 P.M. | HOUSE OF HARLEY-DAVIDSON

Head to the House of Harley-Davidson for the Annual Kill Winter Party. The free event features the Streetzapizza food truck, music from the Big Al Wetzel Duo, ticket and trip giveaways, raffles and a look at some new 2022 Harley Davidson motorcycles.

8. The One and Only Dick Gregory Film Screening

SATURDAY AT 4 P.M. | ORIENTAL THEATRE

Start off Black History Month with a screening of this feature length documentary examining activist, comedian and thought leader, Dick Gregory. This is one of eight film screenings in February presented by Milwaukee Film’s Black Lens. Tickets are $12 for the public and $9 for members.

9. Betsy Ade & the Well-Known Strangers

SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. | ANODYNE ROASTING CO

Known by Midwest audiences for the group’s cello-infused alternative pop/rock sound, Betsy Ade & the Well-Known Strangers is performing with special guests Would You Kindly? Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $10.

10. Dancing with the Stars: LIVE!

SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. | RIVERSIDE THEATER

The popular dancing show is making its way to Milwaukee this weekend. The tour features 13 professional dancers from the television series, along with guest stars, Kaitlyn Bristowe, the season 29 mirrorball champion, and basketball player Iman Shumpert, the reigning mirrorball champion. For the first time, the Dancing with the Stars live tour will feature same-sex dance routines after JoJo Siwa’s history-making run on the show. Tickets start at $45.

11. Prohibition Ball – “The Great Gatsby”

SATURDAY AT 9 P.M. | THE IRON HORSE HOTEL

Get ready to be transported to “The Jazz Age” as you walk into a speakeasy serving prohibition specialty cocktails and dance to the swing band, Nite Hawks live. Pull together your best flappers, mobster or moonshiner outfit to compete in a costume contest that could win you a one-night stay and a $100 food and beverage credit for a future date at The Iron Horse Hotel. Tickets range from $50-$75.

12. The Lunar New Year Variety Show 

SUNDAY | THE NORTHERN LIGHTS THEATER

Celebrate the year of the tiger at the 2022 Lunar New Year variety show featuring singers Thuy Anh, Manh Dinh, Lynda Trang Dai, Kelly Che, Karen Lo and Khang Ma. The event is open to anyone 21 years old and older. Tickets start at $50.

13. Milwaukee Ballet’s Genesis

ALL WEEKEND | ​​WE ENERGIES FOUNDATION PERFORMANCE STUDIO

Milwaukee Ballet’s biennial choreographic competition returns with “Genesis.” This year’s choreographers are Nadine Barton from the Charlotte Ballet, DaYoung Jung from the Oklahoma City Ballet and Prince Suddarth from the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Tickets are rang from $65-$90 and there are multiple showtimes available.

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