There's a lot going on in Milwaukee this weekend. Whether you're looking for a winter festival or to laugh out loud, we've got a busy weekend planned for you.
There’s so much going on in Milwaukee that we made a separate Valentine’s Day Guide (or check out these anti-Valentine’s Day events.) Plus: 23 of the Most Romantic Restaurants in Milwaukee and dining critic Ann Christenson’s picks for quiet, romantic dining spots.
Laugh Out Loud
In need of a laugh this Valentine’s Day? Milwaukee Comedy presents Jackie Kashian on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Underground Collaborative (161 West Wisconsin Ave.). The Wisconsinite has made thousands laugh with her appearances on Comedy Central, Conan, opening for Brian Regan at Carnegie Hall and much more. Tickets to laugh all night are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
Treat your significant other and yourself (or a friend) to a special Guinness Valentine’s Day dinner. Three Lions Pub (4515 N Oakland Ave.) hosts a Black Hearts Guinness Beer Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 14, starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 and will feature four delicious courses that will all be paired with a Guinness Blend. Also, every guests gets entered into a raffle to win a stay at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Milwaukee Downtown along with a box of truffles and chocolate from Indulgence Chocolatiers.
Warning: no vegetarians allowed past this point. Baconfest MKE will celebrate all things bacon and more on Sunday, Feb. 17, starting at noon at the event center inside Potawatomi Hotel and Casino (1721 West Canal St.). Tickets are $30 and include a bacon sampling, a bacon eating, a bacon tasting, a pint glass and more. Some exciting items include bacon popcorn, maple bacon custard and bacon wontons.
In need of a home revamp or just want to window shop a little? The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) will showcase various culinary demonstrations, presentations and special attractions at the Spring Home Improvement Show Feb. 15-17 at the Wisconsin State Fair Expo Center (8200 W Greenfield Ave.). From kitchen materials to grilling demonstrations, it’ll be a one-stop shop for all.
The only thing better than ice skating at Red Arrow Park? Skating with the Milwaukee Admirals. On Friday, Feb. 15, players from the Admirals will be skating at Red Arrow Park (corner of State and Water St.) from 5 to 9 p.m. Players will skate in five one-hour shifts, and fans are encouraged to take pictures and get autographs.
Whether you’re a fan of winter or not, it clearly isn’t letting up, so you might as well celebrate. The 45th Annual Winter Festival returns from Feb. 16-17 in downtown Cedarburg (W63 N641 Washington Ave.). From camel rides to chili contests to ice-carving contests and even an “IceBurg Open Golf Tournament,” there are plenty of activities for the whole family.
When many people think of Hoyt Park, summer and swimming might be the first thing that comes to mind; but now winter can be just as fun. Friends of Hoyt Park and Pool (1800 N Swan Blvd.) hosts a Family Winter Wonderland on Sunday, Feb. 17, from noon to 4 p.m. There will be plenty of crafts, winter activities, a nature walk and lots of hot chocolate.
Normally when someone says “beer,” we’re there. And now, there are dogs involved. The Pabst Milwaukee Brewery and Taproom (1037 W Juneau Ave.) will let you sip on a pint with your favorite pup at Dog Days at the Pabst on Sunday, Feb. 17, from noon to 5 p.m. Sip on your favorite craft beers and enjoy some snacks with all your best friends.
Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with a T-Rex? Support the Milwaukee Public Museum at Food and Froth on Saturday, Feb. 16, starting at 7 p.m. at the Milwaukee Public Museum (800 West Wells St.). The event offers live entertainment on main exhibit floors, food and beer samples from over 60 restaurants and breweries and of course a one-of-a-kind experience at the MPM.
Get ready to ride dirty…or at least look on as others do. The Mama Tried Motorcycle Show comes to Milwaukee from Feb. 15-17 at the Eagles Ballroom (2401 W Wisconsin Ave.). The show will feature over 100 motorcycles for motorcycle connoisseurs to enjoy.
For six days only, a multiple Tony-winning musician comes to Milwaukee. Fiddler on the Roof comes to the Marcus Performing Arts Center (929 N Water St.) from February 12-17. Whether a night out with friends or a special treat with your significant other, the classic production will help all love life a little more.
The most magical place on ice, Disney On Ice is celebrating 100 years of magic and coming to Milwaukee from February 14-17 at Fiserv Forum (1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave.). From Goofy to Aladdin to Nemo and all your other favorite Disney characters, Disney On Ice will captivate both you and the little ones.