5 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Week: Jan. 18-21

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, truffle dinner and more this week in Milwaukee.

1. MLK Day Kid’s Summit

MONDAY FROM 10 A.M.-NOON  | ONLINE

In honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech and legacy, i.c. stars is hosting their annual MLK Day Kid’s Summit. In this year’s virtual format, “The Declaration of Kids’ Summit” will emphasize how technology functions as a tool for social change through its interactive sessions discussing social justice, global climate and racial equality. If you “have a dream today” for your future leader of tomorrow, you can register for this free event on i.c. stars’ website.

2. 18th Annual Black Truffle Dinner at Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro

MONDAY AND TUESDAY AT 5 AND 7:15 P.M. | 520 W. MCKINLEY AVE.

While traveling to France is out of the cards right now, why not indulge in some Urbani black truffles paired with French wine at Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro? At this upcoming annual event, guests can wine and dine with food prepared by executive chef and James Beard award winner Adam Siegel at the lakeside Bistro, taking in great views and even better eats. Tickets, including five courses and five wine pairings, can be purchased online.

   

3. RAM’s Paper Poppies Workshop

TUESDAY FROM 6-8:30 P.M. | ONLINE

Even more fun than trying to say “paper poppies” ten times fast is this crafty, virtual event hosted by the Racine Art Museum. Using crepe paper to imitate the dainty, spring flower, this instructor-led DIY project offers a fabricated, January bloom in shades of pink, peach, yellow, and orange. The event is $28 for museum members and $35 for non-members. A list of required supplies is provided.

4. Trapper Schoepp’s Acoustic Tribute to Bob Dylan

TUESDAY AT 7 P.M. | ONLINE AND 1360 N. PROSPECT AVE. 

To celebrate the closing of the Jewish Museum of Milwaukee’s “Shakespeare’s in the Alley: A Tribute to Bob Dylan” exhibit, singer Trapper Schoepp will be performing “On, Wisconsin,” along with more of Dylan’s classics. Schoepp’s finished 2019 recording of Dylan’s unfinished 1961 ode to the dairy state made him the youngest musician to share a co-writing credit with Bob Dylan. The tribute performance is free to the public in the museum’s soaring atrium and will also stream on the Jewish Museum of Milwaukee’s and Facebook page.

5. I Am a Story: Self-Portraits Exhibit

MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY FROM 10 A.M.-4:00 P.M. | 1635 W. ST. PAUL AVE. 

Depart from the endless stream of selfies on your phone screen and, instead, explore the diverse collection of self-portraits featured in The Warehouse’s “I Am a Story: Self-Portraits” exhibition. Taken from The Warehouse’s permanent collection, it showcases self-portraits spanning multiple mediums, including painting, photography, ceramic, stone, glass and video. The exhibition exploring identity is free and open to the public with a limit of 15 guests in the gallery at a time. Masks are required.

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