10 Things to Do this Weekend: March 28-31

Hold on, Milwaukeeans! This weekend is filled with beer, music, entertainment and more.


Mumford & Sons

The iconic band comes to Milwaukee on Sunday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. at Fiserv Forum (1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave.). Mumford & Sons tours as part of their 2018/2019 Delta Tour with Cat Power opening. They will feature classic songs like “Little Lion Man” and “Holland Road” along with new songs such as “Guiding Light.”

Zach Pietrini performs at MilMag Live: Talk Radio
Photo by Moriah Bame

The Zach Pietrini Band

We rated them one of the Best Live Act in Milwaukee in 2017, and we still stand by that. The Zach Pietrini Band just performed at South by Southwest in Austin and is coming back to Milwaukee to continue their tour. The band will perform on Friday, March 29, beginning at 7 p.m. at The Ivy House (906 South Barclay St.). Expect hits from all albums, including their sixth and newest release Denver Sessions.

Festival City Symphony

For those with a more classical taste in music, this could be a night for you. The Festival City Symphony takes on Milwaukee for a Symphony Sunday on Sunday, March 31, starting at 2 p.m. at the Pabst Theater (144 E Wells St.). This concert is Copeland and Levy: American Masters and will feature music from Todd Levy, Principal Clarinet for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and more.

Eric Church: Double Down Tour

It’s time to put on your cowboy boots and hats! Country singer Eric Church makes his way to Milwaukee on Friday, March 29, at 8 p.m. at Fiserv Forum (1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave.). Church’s newest album Desperate Man came out in October of 2018. Some of the songs will include classics like “Smoke a Little Smoke” and newer songs like “The Snake.”

Photo courtesy of MobCraft Beer


Sour Fest

Pucker up! MobCraft Brewery (505 S 5th St.) opens up its taproom and brewery for all to taste from a selection of 40+ Wisconsin sours for Sour Fest on Saturday, March 30, starting at noon. The taproom will include 25+ of MobCraft’s Wild and Sour Program. Or go into the brewery with 11+ other Wisconsin brews. Bonus? MobCraft is releasing the 2019 vintage of “The Golden Series.”

Lager and Friends

There are plenty of reasons why Milwaukee is known as a beer hub, and this is one of them. Join other like-minded lager fans for Lager and Friends on Saturday, March 30, from noon to 4 p.m. at Turner Hall Ballroom (1040 Vel R. Phillips Ave.). The beer festival will feature over 40 lagers from across the country. Tickets are on sale now and get you unlimited samples of beer, beer demonstrations, a new glass and more.

Captain Frederick Pabst Birthday Party

For those who love beer, this date should already be a holiday. Pabst Milwaukee Brewery and Taproom (1037 West Juneau Ave.) hosts a 183rd birthday party for the man who was one of the greatest brewers, Frederick Pabst on Thursday, March 28, starting at 7 p.m. The celebration includes live music from The Grovelers and The Red Flags, food from Great Lakes Galley and of course, plenty of beer.

Pint glasses at Pabst Milwaukee Brewery
Photo courtesy of Pabst Milwaukee Brewery


Legally Blonde – the Musical

Bend and snap your way through Milwaukee this weekend. Legally Blonde – the Musical comes to Milwaukee on Saturday, March 30, with shows at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Riverside Theater (116 W Wisconsin Ave.). Based on the popular movie, this musical will take you through all of the ups and downs of the infamous Elle Woods and her journey from the sorority house to Harvard Law School.

Kid Friendly

Kid Boogie Down Glow Dance Party

While it’s finally starting to warm up, your little ones might not be ready to play outside just yet. No worries, though. Bounce Milwaukee (2801 S 5th Ct.) has you covered with a Kid Boogie Down Glow Dance Party on Thursday, March 28, 5-8 p.m. The event will feature live music from DJ Lukewarm, bubbles and plenty of inflatable sports and games as well.

Photo courtesy of Bounce Milwaukee


The Social

Love networking? Hate networking? Trying to improve your networking skills? Either way, NEWaukee’s The Social will try and make networking with other Milwaukeeans as enjoyable as possible. The Social takes place Thursday, March 28, 6-9 p.m. at the Tavern at Turner Hall (1034 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave.). There will be music from Jay Matthews, beer from Third Space Brewing and plenty of younger professionals to meet.



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.