Pedro Rafael Gonzalez Chavajay

9 Things to Do This Weekend: April 13-16

Milwaukee Day, Easter and more!

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Great Expectations
Image courtesy of Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Great Expectations

More popularly known in paperback form, Charles Dickens’ novel Great Expectations comes to Milwaukee in theater form. The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents Great Expectations, directed by Molly Rhode, running from Thursday, April 13, to Sunday, April 30, at the Broadway Theatre Center.

Visiones e Historia @ Latino Arts Gallery

Mayan artists from Guatemala take the spotlight this Friday at the Visiones e Historia exhibit, held at the Latino Arts Gallery. Stop by April 14, between 9 a.m and 8 p.m., to view a collection of paintings rich in culture and color. The exhibit will only remain at the Latino Arts Gallery until June 2, so don’t miss out on this “mesmerizing collection of paintings.”

Celebrate Milwaukee Day

On April 14 (4/14), we celebrate everything Milwaukee has to offer. Check out our Milwaukee Day Guide for 11 ways to celebrate your city.

Exterior of Valhalla restaurant and bar in MilwaukeeValhalla Grand Opening

Milwaukee finally has a Scandinavian restaurant, and their grand opening event is Saturday, April 15. Party like a Viking from noon to 8 p.m. with free Icelandic beer, raffles and food specials. 

Brew City Half Marathon & 10K

Get a head start on working off that Easter candy – or should we say running off. Milwaukee’s Brew City Half Marathon & 10K is this Saturday, April 15, and it’s not too late to sign up! Last minute registration is open from 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. with the official start of the race at 8:30 a.m.

Runners in the 2016 Brew City Half Marathon & 10K
Photo courtesy of Brew City Half Marathon & 10K

Laughing Liberally Milwaukee

The topic of politics rarely produces light-hearted feelings, especially recently. But “Laughing Liberally Milwaukee, a monthly progressive political comedy show is looking to change that. Join comedian and progressive talk radio host Matthew Filipowicz, along with some of Milwaukee’s top liberal and progressive comedians at the Comedy Sportz Theater for the next show on Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m.

Belgian Progression Pack Release Party

Head to Sprecher Brewery at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 15 and enjoy a taste of Belgium. The pack has four Belgian ales including an Enkel, a Dubbel, a Tripel and a Quad.

Milwaukee County Zoo Egg Day
Photo courtesy of Milwaukee County Zoo

Egg Day @ Milwaukee County Zoo

Hopefully you haven’t forgotten about Easter Sunday this coming weekend. Maybe you’ll be entertaining the whole extended family, or maybe just your own. Either way, check out this year’s Egg Day this Sunday, April 16, starting at 9 a.m. Activities for all ages include an egg hunt, craft projects, face painting, the Bubble Wonders Show and a parade beginning around 2 p.m.

11 Places to Have Easter Brunch in Milwaukee 

Easter is this Sunday, April 16. Check out our Easter Brunch Guide and make your reservations today. A number of local Milwaukee restaurants and hotels are hosting Easter brunch buffets or special brunch menus. Word on the street is the Easter Bunny might even make an appearance at a few!