There's a lot going on in MKE this weekend, from beer events to Easter celebrations to great music.
While we all love the classic big brewery beers, why not try something new for a change? Come enjoy some of the smaller breweries from around Wisconsin at Nano Fest on Saturday, April 20, starting at noon at Stock House Brewing Co. (7208 W North Ave.). The event features seven breweries, and all you have to do is try as many as you can.
Why choose just one beer when you can have all of them? Wisconsin’s first collaboration beer festival, Joint Beer Fest, takes place on Saturday, April 20, starting at 11 a.m. at Eagle Park Brewing Company (823 E Hamilton St.). Breweries from across the Midwest will craft 10 unique beers. There will also be live music, a special food menu and more.
Laugh Out Loud
Steve Martin and Martin Short make an appearance in Milwaukee on Friday, April 19, at 8 p.m. at the Riverside Theater (116 W Wisconsin Ave.). The duo comes as part of their “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t” tour for new musical sketches and a legendary live show.
The iconic American rock band Godsmack ventures to Milwaukee on Saturday, April 20, for a 7 p.m. show at Fiserv Forum (1111 Vel R Phillips Ave.). Their spring North American Tour will include tracks off their newest album “When Legends Rise” as well as other classic hits.
Think you know the violin? Think again. Will B. and Kev Marcus are both classically trained string players who will be joined by DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes to create a blend of classic and hip-hop. The Black Violin – Impossible Tour takes place on Saturday, April 20, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Marcus Performing Arts Center (929 N Water St.). The band uses their music to overcome stereotypes and break down all cultural barriers.
Everyone loves all things Milwaukee and Wisconsin, so it’s time to celebrate that together. The Milwaukee Art Museum (700 N Art Museum Dr.) hosts After Dark: Local Talent on Friday, April 19, from 7-11 p.m. The event includes live music, a photo booth, a Wisconsin Trivia Quiz, games and of course plenty of beer. MAM will highlight a new exhibition by Wisconsin artist Charles Radtke.
Bottomless beermosas and brunch? Yes, please. Have a hoppy Easter by celebrating with the annual Hop Along Can Hunt and Brunch on Sunday, April 21, starting at 10 a.m. at MobCraft Brewery and Taproom (505 S 5th St.). Guests can hunt for hidden beer cans throughout the brewery while sipping on bottomless beermosas and enjoying brunch from Hidden Kitchen MKE. Adult Easter egg hunt, here we come.
Imagine looking up to a clear nighttime sky and feeling like it is just you, the stars and a full moon. The North Point Lighthouse (2650 N Wahl Ave. in Lake Park) will begin Full Moon Tours on Friday, April 19, until October with varying dates from 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. Enjoy a fabulous view while learning more about the lighthouse’s history with Milwaukee.
Fun & Games
Normally, the more we drink the more we tend to lose. But for Pabst Bingo night, the more you drink, the more bingo cards you get. Head over for a fun game night at the Pabst Milwaukee Brewery and Taproom (1037 W Juneau Ave.) on Thursday, April 18, starting at 8 p.m. The Great Lakes Gallery will provide food and there will even be happy hour from 4-9 p.m. as well.