8 Things To Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: Nov. 6-8

If nothing else, get outside. It’s going to be a beautiful weekend in Milwaukee.

1. Being Earnest

THROUGH SUNDAY | VIRTUAL

Skylight Music Theatre presents its first virtual musical. The musical Being Earnest is based on Oscar Wilde’s play, The Importance of Being Earnest. The performances have been pre-recorded and compiled like a film for your viewing convenience. Now through Nov. 12, purchase tickets to view the show. Viewers will have 48 hours to view the production on their selected date. Tickets are $25.

2. Halloween Blackout at The Rave/Eagles Club

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 7 P.M.-MIDNIGHT | THE RAVE/EAGLES CLUB (2401 W. WISCONSIN AVE.)

Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get your scare on! The Rave/Eagles Club is well-known for the spooky stories, whether it’s the abandoned pool or the penthouse lounge, we’ve all heard rumors of what haunts its halls. This Friday and Saturday, embark on a midnight exploration of The Rave/Eagles Club and explore one of Milwaukee’s most talked about haunted buildings. The event is for those 18 and over and has a limited number of spots. Masks and social distancing required.

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3. Elf Step-by-Step Painting Class

FRIDAY FROM 7-9:30 P.M. | VIRTUAL

Goodbye Halloween and hello to the holidays! Get your holiday spirit this Friday with an Elf Step by Step Painting Class hosted by The Farmhouse Paint Bar & Banquet Hall. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be an artist to join this beginner’s acrylic painting class. Don’t have your own supplies? Class participants can order a package with the same supplies as the artist in the class. 

4. Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market

SATURDAY FROM 8:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. | GREENHOUSE ANNEX AT THE MITCHELL PARK DOMES (524 S. LAYTON BLVD.)

It’s November and you know what that means? The 12th season of the Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market! The Winter Farmers Market will be occurring at new times this year from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Shop from 30 local vendors and get all the fresh produce, meats, cheese, canned goods any galore your heart desires. Face masks are required.

5. November Family Free Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo

SATURDAY FROM 9:30 A.M.-3 P.M. | MILWAUKEE COUNTY ZOO (10001 W. BLUEMOUND RD.)

You know the drill, it’s Family Free Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo this Saturday! Head on over to get a dose of fresh air and some animal love with November’s Family Free Day sponsored by North Shore Bank and WITI Fox 6. This year tickets are required for Family Free Day, so make sure you get yours! Masks are required for ages three and over.

6. Story Hill FireHouse 2020 Holiday Market

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 10 A.M.-3 P.M. | 407 N. HAWLEY RD. 

Shop Story Hill FireHouse’s second annual holiday market this Saturday. Support small and local businesses while getting your holiday shopping out of the way. The event is free and masks are required. Shop from vendors such as Cream City Creations & Events, Made with Puns, Refresh MKE Curated Goods, and more!

7. Elizabeth Wein with Carole E. Barrowman at Boswell Book Company

SUNDAY FROM 3-4 P.M. | VIRTUAL

Calling all book lovers! Boswell Book Company is hosting a special Thrillwaukee/YA event this Sunday. The event features Elizabeth Wein, author of Code Name Verity, which won the Printz Honor Book Award. Wein is an Edgar winner in the Young Adult (YA) category with a new novel The Enigma Game that was released Nov. 3 featuring characters from her books Code Name Verity and The Pearl Thief.

8. Tots on the Street at Black Husky

SUNDAY FROM 3-5 P.M.| BLACK HUSKY BREWING (909 E. LOCUST ST.)

Black Husky Brewery in Riverwest is back with their event Tots on the Street this Sunday. The event features Tots on the Street, a food truck servicing the 414 with handmade, gourmet stuffed tater tots. What’s not to love? Head on over on Sunday to get some tots and some Black Husky beer for yourself.

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Allie is an Editorial Intern at Milwaukee Magazine. She is a senior at UW-Milwaukee studying Creative Writing and Journalism. You can follow her on Instagram at @alliehabck