Even if you have to work on President's Day, there's plenty going on in Milwaukee all weekend.

The Illusionists

Feb. 14-19
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Eight magicians – each specializing in their own form of the dark arts – bring their respective bags of tricks to the Marcus Center (via Broadway) for a spectacle that would have David Copperfield picking his jaw up off the floor.

Milwaukee Ballet: Genesis

Feb. 16-19
The Pabst Theater

Attendees of this Pabst Theater ballet spectacle will be treated to an evening of breathtaking choreography by some of the best up-and-coming choreographers in the world. 

Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth

Feb. 16-Feb. 26
Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre

Burlesque, farce and satire come together in Marquette’s production of Thornton Wilder’s 1943 Pulitzer Prize winner, The Skin of Our Teeth. Accompany the intrepid Antrobus family from the ice age to the present as they fight to survive through disaster after disaster. 

Venice Baroque Orchestra

Feb. 17
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts

Fans of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Geminiani’s Concerto Grosso for Strings in D Minor should head to Brookfield for an evening of 17th and 18th century works.

19th Annual Food & Froth

Feb. 18
Milwaukee Public Museum

It’s fitting that the fundraiser for the museum brings one thing we presently hold very dear (adventurous culinary delights) with another that represents our past and happens to have a booming future (suds). 

Cedarburg Winter Festival

Feb. 18-19
Downtown Cedarburg

Bed races, chili, pancakes, and…golf? Yes, this is the Cedarburg Winter Festival and it’s going on its fifth decade of ultra-eclectic fun. 

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Making Zines & Printing T-Shirts with Shaun Watson

Feb. 19
The Charles Allis Art Museum

Learn how to make your own handmade zine in this workshop led by Milwaukee-based artist and illustrator Shaun Watson. Workshop participants will also create a page for a collaborative zine that will be published and sold at Groovy Dog Gallery. Bring a t-shirt to screen print your own Groovy Dog Gallery shirt. 

Midwinter Brewfest

Feb. 19
Milwaukee Ale House

This annual beer-a-palooza is always a party, and this year the proceeds benefit the MACC Fund. In addition to imbibing, you can capture the fun in a slow-motion video booth.