8 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: Jan 14-16

A race at the zoo, massive book sale and more events to check out in your weekend guide.

1. Funny Girl

MULTIPLE SHOWTIMES | SUNSET PLAYHOUSE – MARLA EICHMANN STUDIO THEATER

While it doesn’t look like snow this weekend, there definitely won’t be any clouds to rain on your parade. Bombshell Theatre Company’s production of Funny Girl is back for its final week of performances. Tickets are priced at $20 and there are various showtimes available.

2. The Yule Ball

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY | TURNER HALL BALLROOM

The Yule Ball is back for its 5th year. This event is hosted by Awkward Nerd Events, and aims to bring the world of Harry Potter to life. Guests are encouraged to dress up or don their best cosplay attire to attend a winter ball decorated to resemble the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Tickets are $40 and admission is open to those 18 years or older. Read more about what to expect at the Yule Ball here.

3. Super Future

FRIDAY | MIRAMAR THEATRE

An artist that describes himself as being part of the “freeform base movement,” Super Future is a mixed-music artist. With support from three other artists, Deerskin, Vibe Check and Exsilium, the show starts at 7 p.m. at the Miramar Theatre. Super Future’s full discography can be found on Soundcloud and Spotify. Tickets for the event can be purchased online for $10. 

4. Gianmarco Soresi

SATURDAY | POTAWATOMI HOTEL AND CASINO/ NORTHERN LIGHTS THEATER/EVENT CENTER 

The Potowatomi Hotel and Casino is welcoming comedian Gianmarco Soresi this weekend. The show is age 21+ and tickets are $20. If you need more details before deciding to attend, check out this clip of his set from Comedy Central

5. Samson Stomp and Romp

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY | MILWAUKEE COUNTY ZOO

The race that honors Milwaukee County Zoo’s beloved and late silverback gorilla, Samson (1950-1981), is back. Perhaps the zoo’s most famous resident, this year marks the 42nd running of this event and long-time Milwaukee tradition. This year, to allow for safe participation,  runners can complete their “stomp” around the course anytime 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and enter their time online to be considered for awards.

6. Midwinter Gaming Convention

ALL WEEKEND | HILTON MILWAUKEE CENTER

Leave your controllers and keyboards at home, because this convention celebrates analog gaming. The event has been coming to Milwaukee since 2000, featuring panels, exhibits and time to play some of the newest games on the market. The schedule for the event lists a plethora of different board, dice and role playing games for attendees to enjoy. 

7. “Art Asks – You Answer”

ALL WEEKEND | HAGGERTY MUSEUM OF ART

Marquette’s Haggerty Museum of Art’s newest exhibition is asking viewers to stop and think for a moment. Art evokes different questions for different viewers, but what is the answer? What is the question? This experiential exhibition is presented in sections framed by these questions: What is art? Who makes art? Where does art belong? How has art changed throughout time? How does art cross curriculum? 

8. Huge Book Sale

ALL WEEKEND | CUDAHY FAMILY LIBRARY

Everyone loves a good sale, especially when it comes to books. Join the Friends of the Cudahy Family Library this weekend for a book sale 2 years in the making. There is something for everyone – hardcovers, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs, manga and more. Prices start at 25 cents. Hours of operation will vary during the duration of the event. 

 

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