Things to Do This Weekend: March 29-April 1

Learn how to make pretzels, see a Cirque du Soleil show or spend Easter at the Zoo.


Wolf Alice 

If you’re a fan of ’90s grunge, you won ‘t want to miss Grammy-nominated British alt-rock band Wolf Alice at Turner Hall (1040 N. 4th St.) this Thursday, March 29. Their list of achievements includes a No. 2 debut in the UK charts, being named one of Rolling Stone‘s 10 Artists You Need to Know and the NME award for Best Live Band, among others.


Cirque du Soleil CORTEO

The Cirque du Soleil show that has delighted millions of people around the world is coming to the BMO Harris Bradley Center (1001 N. 4th St.) from Thursday, March 29 to Sunday, April 1. Fifty-one acrobats, actors, musicians and singers will perform in this awe-inspiring theatrical production, which tells the story of a jubilant parade dreamt up by a clown. 

Photo by Matthew Murphy

Les Miserables Dinner + Show

Prior to seeing the renowned Les Miserables at the Marcus Center for Performing Arts (929 N. Water St.), enjoy a delicious meal at Mason Street Grill on Saturday, March 31. The three-course pre-fixe menu includes options such as herb and mustard crusted Atlantic salmon, petite filet mignon or roasted Amish coq au vin. You will have pre-arranged transportation to and from the show, and can park for free in the Pfister garage. Contact or call (414) 298-3131 for reservations.


Twist, Pretzels, Beer!

It’s not often that you get a chance to learn how to make pretzels. On Saturday, March 31, Brew City MKE (275 W. Wisconsin Ave.) is giving you that opportunity from 1 to 3 p.m. See how Milwaukee Pretzel Company makes its delicious soft pretzels. The $20 tickets price ($25 at the door) includes four Milwaukee craft beers.

Easter Festivities

Egg Day at Milwaukee County Zoo

The Milwaukee County Zoo (10001 W. Bluemound Rd.) has a full day of Easter-themed fun planned on Saturday, March 31, including an egg hunt, parade and plenty of animal-related activities. Admission is $11.75 for adults, $8.75 for children and $10.25 for senior citizens.

Photo courtesy of Riveredge Nature Center.

Riveredge Family Spring Egg Hunt

Kick off the Easter festivities on Saturday, March 31 with an egg hunt at Riveredge Nature Center (4458 County Rd Y, Saukville). Following the hunt, you’ll have the opportunity to meet farm animals and dye eggs. Three egg hunts will be held, at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. One or two of the hunts are expected to fill to capacity before Saturday, so make sure to register beforehand and check the website beforehand for time updates. 

Stella Van Buren’s 45-table dining room. Photo by Chris Kessler.

Easter Brunch at Stella Van Buren

Stella Van Buren (550 N. Van Buren St.) is opening its doors on Sunday, April 1 for Easter brunch. If you have yet to try out the new Italian steakhouse located at the Westin Hotel, you will not be disappointed by their brunch menu, which includes everything from fresh juices and baked goods to lemon ricotta pancakes and Cacio e Pepe spaghetti. 



Elisabeth Wallock is a contributing digital editor at Milwaukee Magazine. She graduated from Colorado State University and has interned at Marie Claire in New York and Urban Outfitters in London.