9 Things to Do This Weekend: March 14-17

There are plenty of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, music festivities and more coming to Milwaukee this weekend.

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day Ride

Feeling a bit guilty after all those Irish pints? Not to worry, there’s a quick fix. Lakefront Brewery (1872 N. Commerce St.) hosts a St. Patrick’s Day Bike Ride on Sunday, Mar. 17, starting at 1 p.m. Wear your favorite green gear and bike throughout Milwaukee, with stops at Bavarian Bierhaus and Gathering Place Brewing Company.

2nd Annual Green Ham Bowl

Yes, you read that correctly. While some may celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a green beer, some celebrate it with frozen green hams. Get ready to throw frozen green hams at bowling pins on Sunday, Mar. 17, starting at noon at the Pabst Milwaukee Brewery and Taproom (1037 W. Juneau Ave.). Dress in St. Paddy’s green, and all bowling winners get some Pabst swag.

7th Annual Lucky Leprechaun 7K

Get the whole family involved with a fun run and walk. The 7th Annual Lucky Leprechaun 7K celebrates all things Irish on Saturday, Mar. 16, with a 10 a.m. start time at Hart Park (7300 W. Chestnut St.). There will be pre-race festivities, a post-race party at Leff’s Lucky Town, live music and more.



Photo by Mindy Tucker

Comedian Kevin Allison comes to Milwaukee for his award-winning storytelling show Risk! on Friday, Mar. 15, starting at 8 p.m. at the Back Room at Colectivo (2211 N. Prospect Ave.). Kevin and local MKE storytellers will tell true personal tales that they may have never thought they would share. The show will be recorded for the popular Risk! podcast, too.

Carmina Burana

Acting, singing, dancing and music, oh my. Skylight Music Theatre, the Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Danceworks Performance Company and the Chant Claire Chamber Choir team up for a new kind of performance. Carmina Burana takes place from March 15-31 with various showtimes and dates at the Broadway Theatre (158 N. Broadway). The performance will take members through the pleasures and perils of the human condition.

Photo by Mark Frohna


Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama comes to Milwaukee as part of her book tour Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama. Obama takes the stage on Thursday, Mar. 14, starting at 8 p.m. at the Miller High Life Theatre (500 W. Kilbourn Ave.). Comedian Conan O’Brien will moderate the discussion as Michelle Obama will reflect on various events and experiences that have shaped her.

Photo Courtesy of the Becoming Tour


Mariah Carey – Caution World Tour

Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Mariah Carey will perform in Milwaukee on Friday, Mar. 15, starting at 8 p.m. at the Miller High Life Theatre (500 W. Kilbourn Ave.). Mariah Carey comes to Milwaukee as part of the 22-city Caution World Tour. From classics to new songs, Mariah is sure to keep you singing and dancing all night.


Greater Milwaukee Golf Show

Photo Courtesy of Greater Milwaukee Golf Show

Winter can be a difficult season for Wisconsin golfers. The Greater Milwaukee Golf Show takes place this weekend, Mar. 15-17, at the Wisconsin State Fair Park (640 S. 84th St.). Some activities include a $10,000 Long-Putt Contest, a Hole-in-One Challenge and a Club Demo Area. The first 500 attendees each day will receive a free sleeve of golf balls.


MKE HandMade

Whether you are looking for a small gift or your next new obsession, it doesn’t hurt to scope out the local art scene. MKE HandMade returns on Saturday, Mar. 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Antiques on Pierce (1512 W. Pierce St.). Items include handcrafted jewelry, photography, specialty foods, original art, ceramics and more.



Caroline Blair is a digital marketing intern for Milwaukee Magazine. She just finished her sophomore year at Syracuse University studying magazine journalism and marketing. She grew up in Milwaukee and is excited to be spending her summer here interning at Milwaukee Magazine.