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Try a new beer, watch the Bucks take on Golden State or learn how to snowshoe this weekend.

Beer

Barrel-Aged Nexus Tap Takeover

Third Space Brewing is bringing some big beers to Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) during the Barrel-Aged Nexus Tap Takeover on Thursday, January 11. Try varieties of Liquid Layers Barleywine, Haunted Barrel Porter and, of course, Nexus of the Universe Imperial Stout. Get there at 6 p.m. to start sipping. Cost is $15 to the general public and reservations are encouraged.


Image courtesy of The Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Theater

Animal Farm

George Orwell wrote Animal Farm more than 70 years ago, but his story about the residents of Manor Farm is still startlingly relevant. The Rep’s adaptation of the classical political novel reminds us that power still corrupts, and many politicians still care more about lining their pockets than providing for their constituents. Catch the production at The Milwaukee Repertory Theater (108 E. Wells St.) beginning Tuesday, January 9, through the weekend and until February 11.


Tennis

Photo by Luca Venter

Music

Tennis with Overcoats

Warm up with the laid-back ’70s pop sounds of yacht rock duo Tennis along with New York-based electro-pop artist Overcoats at Turner Hall Ballroom (1032 N. 4th St.) on Friday, January 12 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 at the door.


Sports

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors

Can Giannis Antetokounmpo measure up to the towering talents of Steph Curry and Kevin Durant? Find out on Friday, January 12, at what’s sure to be one of the most talked-about-games of the season at the BMO Harris Bradley Center (1001 N. 4th).

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Science

Photo courtesy of STEM Forward

Future City Competition

On Saturday, January 13, STEM Forward takes the old adage that “children are our future” literally, inviting middle school students to create and present a city of tomorrow using SimCity software and recyclable model materials at The Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Kern Center (1245 N. Broadway). The winning team scores an all-expense-paid trip to Space Camp.


Winter Fun

Photo courtesy of the Urban Ecology Center

Snowshoeing for Beginners

Learn how to snowshoe at the Urban Ecology Center’s Menomonee Valley branch (3700 W. Pierce St.) on Saturday, January 13 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. With your Urban Ecology Center membership, you can borrow snowshoes and other equipment for free. Don’t forget to dress warmly and wear waterproof shoes!


Family-Friendly

Light Up the Garden & Lynden by Night

At 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, the Lynden Sculpture Garden (2145 W. Brown Deer Rd.) will host its annual family workshop, where guests of all ages can create their own lantern out of recycled jars or tea light candles. At 5 p.m., naturalist Naomi Cobb will lead a lantern-lit walk through the garden, where you’ll learn about outdoor nightlife. The night ends with a bonfire and hot cider.

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