Things to Do This Weekend: March 1-4

Get ready for plenty of beer and everything green. St. Patrick’s Day revelry kicks off this weekend.


Fair State Brewing Cooperative Hot Dish Potluck and Competition

In honor of Fair State Brewing Coop’s arrival, Burnhearts (2599 S. Logan Ave.) is hosting the Hot Dish Potluck and Competition at 6 p.m on Thursday, March 1. Bring a Crock-Pot brimming with any delicious concoction and see how it measures up to others.


Photo by Andrew Whitton

Lorde: Melodrama World Tour

The reigning queen of radio-friendly electro-pop, Lorde is kicking off the U.S. leg of her 2018 Melodrama world tour right here in Milwaukee on Thursday, March at the BMO Harris Bradley Center (1001 N. 4th St.). Expect pulsing strobes, screaming fans and bedazzling costumes. 

Paula Poundstone. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Paula Poundstone

She’s added “best-selling author” and “beloved radio personality” to her resume, but Paula Poundstone is still best known for her stand-up comedy. Catch her at The Pabst Theater (144 E. Wells St.) on Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m. Reserve a seat up front, if you’re brave – Poundstone likes to talk to, and about, audience members.


Women Who Dance

Venerable Milwaukee company Danceworks is celebrating its 25th anniversary season with a special show called Women Who Dance, featuring potentially 25 women. See Women Who Dance at Next Act Theatre (255 S. Water St.) Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 4 at 2:30 p.m. Dance works is also hosting a series of pre-show events to thank its supporters for 25 years of patronage. There’ll be a champagne toast Friday night, March 2 (as well as a special talk-back after the performance), a maker’s fair featuring women-owned businesses on Saturday and a Brazilian samba lesson on Sunday.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Guinness Beer Dinner

Three Lions Pub (4515 N. Oakland Ave.) is kicking off its month-long St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a Guinness beer dinner on Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. For $45, you’ll get a complimentary pint of Guinness Blonde, four beers from the Guinness portfolio, four house-made courses plus prizes and giveaways. The delicious four-course meal includes oysters, foie gras and more. 

Photo by Nick Chenow via Shamrock Shuffle Facebook page.

Shamrock Shuffle

Billed as “Wisconsin’s largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration,” the Shamrock Shuffle is a sprawling block party – stretching across four city streets – that touts food and drink specials, live Irish music and a 4k charity run. Head to 3rd Street, Brady Street, Cathedral Square or Water Street on Saturday, March 3 at noon to partake in the revelry. 


8th Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party

Enjoy tea Alice in Wonderland-style at The Charles Allis Museum (1801 N. Prospect Ave.) on Saturday, March 3. Watch the story unfold live, performed by local actors, while enjoying assorted teas, hors d’oeuvres, sandwiches and desserts. Prizes will be awarded for the “maddest” adult and child hat, and you’ll get the chance to meet and take pictures with the characters. The event starts at 3 p.m. and costs $30 for adults, $25 for members of The Charles Allis Museum and $12 for children 12 and under.