Plenty of beer, music and winter fun taking over Milwaukee this weekend.

Winter Festivals

Wückfinter

It’s time to celebrate the winter blues with a pint or two. Ray’s Wine and Spirits (8930 W. North Ave.) hosts its first ever Wückfinter in their back lot on Sunday, Feb. 24, starting at noon. 3 Floyds will take over and serve food, brews, wine slushies and more. The February cold should be no problem with a drink in your hand and friends by your side.

Milwaukee’s Best Bloody

When we think of a fabulous Sunday afternoon, it’s pretty hard not to imagine a decked-out Bloody Mary by our side. Milwaukee’s Best Bloody features bartenders throughout Milwaukee coming together to showcase their signature Bloody Mary on Sunday, Feb. 24, starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Italian Community Center (631 E. Chicago St.). The Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation throws the fundraising event for the bleeding disorder community. Supporting a cause while sipping on a Bloody Mary? Yes, please.

Photo courtesy of the Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation

Music

2Cellos

Cellos are much more than just the classics. 2Cellos comes to Milwaukee on Sunday, Feb. 24, for an electric live performance at 8 p.m. at the Fiserv Forum (1111 Vel R Phillips Ave.). The duo will perform as part of their ‘2019 Let There Be Cello Tour’ and will play anything ranging from pop hits to classic rock to original compositions and lots in between.

The Stevie Wonder Strange Arrange Show

Do you want to feel it all over, all over people? The Band Bazaar by Timothy Ricketts will have you singing and dancing to all the classic Stevie Wonder hits. The local musicians come together for the Stevie Wonder Strange Arrange Show on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at Mr. J’s Lounge Live Jazz Blues and R&B (4610 W. Fond du Lac Ave.). The musicians will cover Mr. Wonder’s classics and even some modern remixes.

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In the New Chamber

In the mood for a different kind of music? Present Music’s ‘In the New Chamber’ will be a night full of classical music with pieces only composed by women and non-binary composers. ‘In the New Chamber’ takes place Feb. 21-22 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Jan Serr Studio (2155 N. Prospect Ave.). The program will feature over a dozen new works written by composers from across the world.

Travis Scott

Ready to get Goosebumps? The renowned rapper Travis Scott takes the mic on Friday, Feb. 22, starting at 8 p.m. at Fiserv Forum (1111 Vel R Phillips Ave.). He comes to Milwaukee as part of his “Astroworld: Wish You Were Here” tour, which will feature his greatest hits, including “Goosebumps,” “Sicko Mode” and “Butterfly Effect.”

Family Friendly

Tripoli Shrine Circus

Need something to make your imagination soar? The Tripoli Shrine Circus returns to Milwaukee with some of the most talented circus performers in the world. The Circus comes to the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena (400 W. Kilbourn Ave.) Feb. 22-24 with various showtimes. The whole family can enjoy the magical performances.

Photo courtesy of Dan Snyder

Beer

Good City Brewing’s Downtown Grand Opening

Milwaukee loved Good City Brewing so much that they needed to build another one. Good City Brewing will host a grand opening for their new downtown location (333 W. Juneau Ave.) Feb. 22-23. The weekend celebration includes a ribbon cutting, four different cask ales on Friday, bounce houses on Saturday, live music and of course plenty, plenty, plenty of beer. 

Evolution to Revolution: Ancient Brews to Craft Brews

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Ever wonder how beer first got its start? Brew City MKE partners with the UW-Milwaukee Anthropology Department for an investigation on Friday, Feb. 22, starting at 6 p.m. at the Brew City MKE Beer Museum (275 W. Wisconsin Ave.). During the event, attendees will delve deeper into what ancient brewing used to be like compared to now, and you’ll even get to taste some more medieval beers.

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