8 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: March 12-14

A Northern Lights Show, distillery tour and more this weekend in Milwaukee.

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1. Tour the Great Lakes Distillery

616 W. VIRGINIA ST. | FRIDAY-SATURDAY

If you want to experience history in the making, then tour the first distillery in Wisconsin since prohibition. Sample Kinnickinnic Whiskey, among other spirits, which is a blend of bourbon, rye and malt whiskey. Clocking in at 43% ALC/VOL, it has a near perfect makeup for an optimum flavor profile. This small batch blend leaves nothing to be desired and as a bonus drinking local is environmentally friendly! For an hour-long tour, tickets are $12 or half price if you do not plan on drinking. They are employing social distancing and masks during the tour for protection against COVID-19.

2. Hyphenated Americans

1028 S. 9th ST. | ALL WEEKEND

Curated by Katie Loughmiller, this exhibit features artists and friends of Latinas Unidas en las Artes (LUNA). You can witness interpretations of identity and culture of Latinx people in America. The gallery is contributing to combating the erasure of culture by exploring community and struggle by emphasizing the diversity within the Latinx population. Preregistration and masks are required to enter the gallery.

 

 

3. MMG Cabin Fever Party for Charity 2021

6922 W. ORCHARD ST., WEST ALLIS | SATURDAY

The Milwaukee Motorcycle Gang is throwing a party at the Clubhouse Pub & Grill raise funds for the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative. It is a $10 entry fee for individuals and $15 for couples which covers food and drinks. There will be live music which will go on at 7 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m..

4. Northern Lights Show with the UWM Planetarium

YOUTUBE | FRIDAY-SATURDAY

Tune in at 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday to marvel at the dancing lights unique to the north. Learn about this atmospheric phenomenon in a deep dive into research and the science behind the beautiful natural light show. You can ask questions at the end of the show in the chat box about anything else you may want to learn about the northern lights. This live event is suited for anyone over that age of five.

5. Black Dawn Opening Party

424 E. LOCUST ST. | SATURDAY

After 2020, the year that would not end, some can’t wait to travel but some are itching for a new tattoo. If you are looking for an artist you trust, stop by Black Dawn at 8 p.m.. It is a new tattoo parlor, and they are throwing a mixer to meet the artists and have a few drinks and conversations. It is BYOB, and they ask you wear a mask.

6. Sip & Paint

3120 W. VILLARD AVE. | FRIDAY

Pick up your ticket for $20 to have snacks and drinks while you make art. The event begins at 7 p.m. and goes to 10 p.m. YWH will supply the paint, canvases, refreshments and supplies. All you need is a willingness to create and excitement for a fun and creative environment.

7. City Roast 5

ONLINE | FRIDAY

Tune in at 8:30 p.m. this Friday to laugh and witness sick burns. City roast group is hosting a roast competition where the contestants battle it out to win $1,000 in cash and a City Roast championship belt.

8. Afternoon Tea

424 E. WISCONSIN AVE. | SATURDAY-SUNDAY

If you like all things herbs and a simple environment to take a beat from a fast-paced world, the Pfister Hotel is hosting afternoon tea from noon to 2 p.m.. On their 23rd floor you will have a view on the Milwaukee skyline and Lake Michigan to add to the serenity of tea tasting. You can learn about each of the teas from the Pfister Tea Butler. Sandwiches and pastries will also be available and pairing and herbal blending suggestions will be presented. For a high-end experience, the price of admission is $54 for adults and $29 for children and reservations are required.

 
 

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