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Go for an early Easter egg hunt, shop for locally-made goods or see a legendary musical group perform.

Food

CHEFS

If you can’t decide whether you’d rather spend the evening watching “MasterChef” or Magic Mike, you’re in luck Thursday, March 22. This interactive show invites you to feast your eyes on scantily clad hunks cooking, and stripping, on stage at The Pabst Theater (144 E. Wells St.).


Music

Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo

Latino Arts is celebrating Women’s History Month by showcasing the talents of women from around the world. On Friday, March 23, female artist Betsayda Machado will perform with a group of her lifelong friends. Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo will highlight the Venezuelan Afro-Soul genre called ‘Tambor’ with a performance at the Latino Arts Auditorium (1028 S. 9th St.).

Earth, Wind & Fire

For nearly fifty years, this Chicago-based funk band has been a force of nature, selling more than 100 million records and touring the world. They’re coming to The Riverside Theater (116 W. Wisconsin Ave.) on Friday, March 23, “chasing the clouds away” with smooth harmonies and electrifying horn solos. 

Tony DeSare

From Friday, March 23 through Sunday, March 25 at The Marcus Center (929 N. Water St.), Tony DeSare will tickle the ivories while belting out hits by some of the world’s greatest pop music pianists, past and present. Think Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Elton John and Jerry Lee Lewis.


Easter Celebrations

Spring Fling Egg Hunt

Discovery World (500 N. Harbor Dr.) is hosting a family-oriented egg hunt on Saturday, March 25. Find all seven differently colored eggs and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a free family membership at Discovery World. Enjoy free Danish samples and explore the museum.

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Film

Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

William Shatner

In 1966, an idealistic crew of space cadets set out to “body go where no man had gone before,” and William Shatner has been a star ever since. On Saturday, March 24, catch a screening of the 1982 movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan at The Riverside (116 W. Wisconsin Ave.), then listen to Shatner field fan questions about his life and career. 


Photo by LocalChangeMKE

Shopping

Milwaukee Makers Mart

Sunday, March 25 marks the first Milwaukee Makers Mart of the season. Check it out at Good City Brewing (2108 N. Farwell Ave.) from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See what a dozen vendors have to offer when it comes to arts, crafts, clothing and other stuff. Drinking Good City brews while you’re doing it makes it even better.

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