8 Things to Do This Weekend in Milwaukee: Jan. 3-5

Looking for things to do in Milwaukee this weekend? We rounded up eight events just for you.




Making Fresh Pasta: Hand Cuts

Glorioso’s Appetito (1020 E. Brady St.) | Sunday at 1 p.m. 

Ever wanted to learn how to make fresh pasta? Now’s your chance. You can choose to make ecavatelli, lorighittas, fusilli al ferretto, tortellini, tortelli piacentini, farfalle, garganelli, sacchetti, trofie, malloreddus, agnolotti or orecchiette. The class promises “generous tasting portions” of every dish. There will be meat and vegetarian options.

Students learn to make fresh gnocchi at Glorioso’s Appetito cooking school. Photos by Aliza Baran.




Little Women

Oriental Theatre (2230 N. Farwell Ave.) | Multiple Showtimes

The historic Oriental Theatre feels like a fitting setting to see the film portrayal of this literary classic. The New York Times review describes the movie as the “Little Women for a New Era.” It’s a fresh take on both the story and the woman who wrote it, Louisa May Alcott. It’s been a popular choice with critics and has a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes





Air Canada Show

Milwaukee County Sports Complex (6000 W. Ryan Rd., Franklin) | Friday-Sunday

Do you fish? Do you hunt? Do you have an interest in Canada? Well then this is the place to be. Vendors will show you where to find the best hunting and fishing destinations in the Great White North.

Photo via website




Yoga at City Lights Brewing Co. 

City Lights Brewing Co. (2200 W. Mount Vernon Ave.) | Saturday at 10 a.m. 

The first Saturday of every month is yoga day at City Lights Brewing Co. You don’t need experience to participate and the class is followed with some social time. The $20 registration includes the yoga and a beer. 

Photo courtesy of Visit Milwaukee




Menomonee Valley Public Animal Feeding

FREE | Menomonee Valley (3700 W. Pierce St.) | Saturday at 1 p.m.

Watch volunteers feed their resident turtles, snakes, salamanders and more in the Menomonee Valleey animal room. This is a drop-in event, there is no registration required. 




Little Birdies on a Vine Workshop

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (19805 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield) | Saturday at 10 a.m. 

Saturday is National Bird Day so, naturally, the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts though it was the perfect opportunity to paint some cute ones. It will be a watercolor class and all supplies are included in the $25 registration fee. 




Easy Like Saturday with Ole Justy 

Pabst Milwaukee Brewery & Taproom (1037 W. Juneau Ave) | Saturday at 2 p.m. 

Take it easy on Saturday with the band Old Justy. It’s $10 for the live concert and, of course, there’s great beer on tap. 

Photo courtesy of Pabst Milwaukee Brewery




Water Street Dance Presents Centered

Marcus Center (929 N. Water St.) | Sunday at 3 p.m. 

This showcase promises to be a great display of Milwaukee’s dance talent. There will be a pre-show discussion with the artistic director as well as perfomances from local youth companies. 




Elvis Birthday Blast

Clifford’s Supper Club (10485 W. Forest Home Ave., Hales Corners) | Saturday at 7 p.m.

This early celebration for the King’s upcoming birthday is perfect for any superfan. There will be multiple Elvis Tribute artists.

For more events this weekend visit our Milwaukee Events Calendar



Allison Garcia is the Digital Editor for Milwaukee Magazine.