5 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Week: Feb. 1-4

Axe throwing after hours, Valentine’s Day cookies and more this week in Milwaukee.

1. Livestream Workout with Shred415 East Side

MONDAY AT NOON | ONLINE

If your New Year’s fitness resolutions aren’t quite coming to fruition, kickstart it with a HIIT! Shred415 East Side is hosting a 45-minute virtual workout led by owner and instructor Margaux Chandler. Welcome to attendees of all fitness levels, all you need is a yoga mat, sweat towel and a water bottle to partake in the online shred. Attendance is $18.

2. Virtual Book Talk — Franci’s War with Helen Epstein

TUESDAY FROM NOON-1 P.M. | ONLINE

Indulge in the true, engrossing tale of Franci Rabinek Epstein’s survival in World War II as told and discussed by her daughter, Helen Epstein. Offered through the Jewish Museum, Franci’s story travels from one concentration camp to the next as she gives a candid, honest account of how she survived to Holocaust. The program is free and open to the public.

3. Axe After Hours

TUESDAY FROM 9-10 P.M. | ONLINE

Don’t “axe” questions and tune into AXE MKE’s livestream showcasing their Axe Masters’ skills and trick shots. By day, they’re teaching amateur visitors how to throw axes, and, by night, the professionals are letting loose on the lanes while drinking some local brews. While tuning in to this lumberjack live stream is free, viewers are also free to tip as the Axe Masters throw.

4. Virtual Valentine Cookies with Patty Stark

THURSDAY FROM 5:30-6:30 P.M. | ONLINE

Make and decorate something sweet for someone sweet by participating in this virtual, Valentine baking class. Offered through Milwaukee Public Market, wellness coach Patty Stark will lead viewers through baking cookies and crafting a smooth, buttercream frosting, so you can have your cookies and eat them too! Registration is $15 and ingredients for the class are listed on the event’s website.

5. Vision & Voice: An Invitational Exhibit

OPEN ALL WEEK | ONLINE AND 273 E. ERIE ST.

In this exhibit at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, institute alumni across majors use their art to spark conversation on pressing social issues through visuals, using creativity to create a dialogue. Touching on human rights and economic fairness, the exhibit is available online and in-person by appointment.

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