5 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: Jan. 8-10

Your guide for what to do this weekend in Milwaukee.

1. Los Rostros Ocultos/ Hidden Faces: Exhibit by Angelica Conteras


Latino Arts, Inc. is holding an art exhibit featuring Angelica Contreras. The works compare tradition with identity and pop culture. The artist uses acrylics, oil and collages to express growing up in the U.S. and Mexico. Pre-registration is required to follow social distancing guidelines. Face masks are required, and hand sanitizer will be provided upon entrance.

2. Milwaukee County Zoo Samson Stomp & Romp


The Milwaukee County Zoo is hosting their 41st Samson Stomp & Romp where you can run or walk around the zoo. This year there is the option to run your own course, whether it is on a treadmill, your neighborhood or around another park. With your registration, you get a long-sleeved t-shirt and parking until Jan. 17. The shirts will be mailed to you the week of Jan. 17. They have gorilla trophies for the top three female and male finishers. If you finish with a place ending in 41 then you get an extra prize as well in honor of the 41st year. Registration is $30 for either the 5K or the 2-mile individual races, $25 for the group races, and $20 for the 1-mile race. Those who participate at the zoo must practice social distancing and wear a mask.


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3. Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market

SATURDAYS FROM 8:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. | 524 S. LAYTON BLVD. 

Looking for some fresh produce to cook just like Gordon Ramsey? Milwaukee has a winter farmers market that hosts 30 vendors in the Mitchell Park Domes. The vendors have a variety of fruits, vegetables, meat, and dairy. You can also expect tasty toppings and treats like maple syrup, honey, and baked goods.

4. Beer + Hand Pie Pairing with GoodKind


MobCraft Beer and Goodkind are holding a virtual pie and beer pairing for all the couples or friends out there. You can order a pairing kit and pick it up before the event. Once you have your kit, you can log onto zoom at 7 p.m. and they will walk you though it all. They have a blueberry-lavender hand pie and a Sour Support Sour Ale, a chevre, walnut, rose and harissa hand pie with their Believe in Beer Barrel Aged Fruited Sour, a mushroom lamb hand pie with their MC Amber, and more. Orders stop at noon on Friday and pick-up begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

5. Bonfire with Lakefront Brewery and S’Mores

SUNDAY FROM 2 P.M.-5:45 P.M. | 1872 N. COMMERCE ST. 

Nothing beats the gooey sweetness of a perfectly toasted s’more, and Lakefront Brewery and the Sugar Maple are hosting a bonfire where you can roast s’mores while enjoying a local brew or three. This event is free to anyone who would like to come and will be hosted at 441 E Lincoln Ave on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.