The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra playing alongside the first Harry Potter Film

12 Things To Do This Weekend: Dec. 13-16

‘Tis the season for empty wallets and full bellies.


Harry Potter in Concert

This Thursday, December 12, through Sunday, December 16, watch and listen as the magic of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban comes to life on the big screen while a live symphony orchestra performs John Williams’ extraordinary score.

Field Report

On Friday, December 14, the local group will make their way back home for the holidays for an intimate show at Turner Hall Ballroom.

Christmas in the Basilica

A Milwaukee favorite returns for its 10th year in a row. Beginning Friday, December 14, through Sunday, December 16, attendees can enjoy beautifully-sung Christmas carols and songs from the Bel Canto Chorus.

Scotty McCreery

American Idol winner and country music sensation Scott McCreery will make his debut performance at the Rave this Sunday, December 16.


The Moth Story Slam

Choose between being the audience or the talent this Thursday, December 12, at The Moth StorySLAM: INSTINCTS show at the Back Room @ Colectivo. Listen to or share a unique story about a time your intuition resulted in the right or wrong path.

Friday Night Freak Show: Scrooged

This Friday, December 14, get ready to laugh until your cheeks hurt, thanks to WMSE 91.7 FM and The Times Cinema. They have partnered up to bring you a fun dance party followed by a viewing of the classic holiday comedy, all for $5.

UFC Fight Night

On Saturday, December 15, Fiserv Forum will host its first ever UFC fight night. In the ring will be no. 5-ranked Kevin Lee battling it out with no. 9 Al Iaquinta.


Candlelight Walk

On Saturday, December 15, head to the Urban Ecology Center for a candlelit walk with poetry and seasonal readings along the way. After the walk there will be fireside cider, snacks and music.


Stout Fest at Mob Craft Beer

From noon to midnight on Saturday, December 15, Mob Craft Brewing invites you to warm up with 24 of their most delicious stouts. There will be something for every stout lover including barrel-aged imperial stouts and delectable dessert stouts.

MKE Brewing Holiday Party

Join MKE Brewing this Saturday, December 15, for brunch with Santa, live music and prizes for those on the “nice” list.



Make someone’s trash your treasure this year at one of the largest rummage sales in the state. The sale takes place Saturday, December 15, and Sunday, December 16.

Holiday Artisan Craft Fair

Get artsy this Sunday, December 16, at the Holiday Artisan craft fair. The fair will feature handmade hats, scarves, needlework, greeting cards, organic beard care items and much more.