5 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend That Don’t Involve a Crowd: April 17-19

Looking for some fun things to do this weekend? Here are staff recommendations.

1. Renaissance Theaterworks Presents Actually

This long-running theater troupe is taking its motto – theater by women, for everyone – literally this month, by offering a free recording of its latest show to fans. A candid exploration of the politics surrounding sexual consent, Actually tells the story of two Princeton students who meet as freshmen.

2. Try One of These Cocktail Kits

Bars, restaurants and even a coffee shop have started offering cocktail kits on their carryout menus. The kits include everything you need to make a craft drink from home.

3. Flowers for Dreams: Virtual Workshops

We’ve been fans of this floral company, which donates a portion of its sales to local charities, since it opened a Milwaukee outpost a couple of years ago. And now we have another reason to like it: its team members have started hosting virtual workshops. April 18-19, for instance, they’re teaching locals how to make their own spring bouquets.

4. The David Barnett Gallery: Online

This East Side gallery is Milwaukee’s oldest. But that doesn’t mean it can’t make great use of new technology. Case in point: it recently uploaded high-resolution photos of every work in its collection – more than 6,000 total – to its website. That means that you can now shop for art, or at least get inspired by it, without leaving your house.

5. Isolation Music Festival

The Isolation Music Festival is an online music festival where artists will livestream their talents from their home to yours. Funds from the festival will help local artists.