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An anime convention, DIY get-together and winter festival.

Home Improvement

Milwaukee NARI Spring Home Improvement

It may still be freezing outside, but spring has sprung when it comes to the remodeling industry, making it the perfect time for homeowners to prep and plan for remodeling projects both inside and outside the home. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet dozens of home professionals at the 56th Annual Milwaukee Nari Spring Home Improvement Show, which runs Thursday, February 15 through Sunday, February 18 at the Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center (8200 W. Wisconsin Ave.). 


Beers to Chamber

Sip beer while mingling with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre staff and supporters at this inaugural event at Milwaukee’s new beer museum, Brew City MKE (275 W. Wisconsin Ave.) on Friday, February 16. Enjoy comfort food and museum tours in addition to a free beer. Tickets are $25.

Food and Froth

If you’ve always wanted to wander through the “Streets of Old Milwaukee” with a Brew City beer in hand, you’re in luck. At this after-hours fundraiser on Saturday, February 17, you can eat and drink – more than 70 breweries poured samples last year – as much as you want while strolling through the Milwaukee Public Museum’s (800 W. Wells St.) exhibitions. 


Anime Milwaukee 2018

Tokyo may be 6,000-plus miles to the west, but Wisconsin’s largest anime convention is located right in Milwaukee and taking place this weekend, from Friday, February 16 to Sunday, February 18 at the Wisconsin Center (400 W. Wisconsin Ave.). Fans who sign up for the three-day con can snag autographs and art from the stars, compete in karaoke contests and catch anime screenings. 


Galentine’s Day DIY

Get your girls together for an hour-and-a-half of crafts and mimosas on Saturday, February 17 at the Pin-It LIVE studio (522 N. Water St.). Registration is $30 and includes a $25 DIY credit, fresh fruit and bakery goods, mimosa bar and swag bag filled with goodies from local businesses.

Family Friendly

Discover the Dinosaurs: Time Trek

This family-oriented event, which will take place at the Wisconsin Center (400 W. Wisconsin Ave.) on Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18, will transport you back to prehistoric times. The two days of fun will feature a dinosaur time lab, hands-on activities, modern-day shark tracking, trivia contests and plenty of other dino-centric fun.  

Winter Fun

cedarburg winter festival

Winter Festival. Photo courtesy of Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce

Cedarburg Winter Festival

See idyllic Downtown Cedarburg transformed into a winter wonderland at this February weekend festival on Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18 complete with an ice-carving contest, chili cook-off and camel rides. And don’t miss the Japanese-style “Snow Battle,” an event that’s part snowball fight, part dodgeball tournament.


Photo by Adam Ryan Morris.

(From left) Dameion Perkins, Nathaniel Hamilton Sr., Nate Hamilton Jr. and Maria Hamilton. Photo by Adam Ryan Morris.

The Blood is at the Doorstep and Talkback Session

If you still haven’t seen The Blood is at the Doorstep, you’ve got another chance to catch the disquieting documentary, about the 2014 police killing of disabled Milwaukee man Dontre Hamilton. Director Erik Ljung and members of the Hamilton family discuss the film after the screening. The free event, which will be held at Marquette University (1326 W. Wisconsin Ave.) on Sunday, February 18, is currently at capacity, but check the film’s Facebook page for possible updates.