5 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend That Don’t Involve a Crowd: June 5-7

From yoga to poetry, here are a few virtual events to check out this weekend.

1. Extraordinary Backyard Wildlife

Friday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Today’s virtual wildlife program, “Starling Wars: Episode I. The Phantom Mimic,” focuses on the natural history of the European Starling. You can register for the Zoom program on the Urban Ecology website, and don’t forget to check out the UEC in My Backyard at-home activities while you’re there! 

2. MilMag Live with Angela Lang

Friday, June 5 at noon

Join us on Facebook for a live-streamed conversation with Angela Lang, the executive director of Black Leaders Organizing for Communities. BLOC is an organization that advocates for political power and economic opportunity for Milwaukee’s black communities.

3. Virtual Barre and Restorative Yoga with MKE Yoga Social

Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Get re-energized for the weekend with this fusion of Barre and yoga techniques broadcast live over Zoom. This class is for students of all levels — just throw on some comfy clothes, grab a yoga mat or blanket, and be sure to register at least 30 minutes in advance. 

4. Milwaukee Art Museum Virtual Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays

Sunday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You can attend this popular family event from your own living room! Today’s theme is animals in the museum and includes a virtual tour, art activities, story time and more. You’ll need the following supplies to fully participate: A Hankie Bunny (handkerchief or square scarf); Painted Birds (pencil, paper, pan watercolor set, brush, cup of water, rag or paper towels); Clay Snakes (1 cup cornstarch, ½ cup hair conditioner, mixing bowl, water-based markers); Animal Sketchbooks (2 or more pieces of plain paper, pencil, stapler with staples, a twist tie, or string).

5. Stephanie Burt Virtual Poetry Reading

Sunday, June 7 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tune in to this evening of livestream poetry hosted by Woodland Pattern bookstore. Stephanie Burt, a Professor of English at Harvard University, has published eight books of poetry and literary criticism and will be reading from her wide selection of work.



Elizabeth Johnson is an editorial intern at Milwaukee Magazine and a journalism major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.