Things to Do This Weekend: May 10-13

A literary luncheon, bouquet-arranging workshop and yoga followed by a well-deserved beer.


Gathering Place Beer & Cheese Party

The Wisconsin Cheese Mart & Uber Tap Room (1048 N. Old World 3rd St.) are teaming up with Gathering Place Brewery this Thursday, May 10 to bring you delicious local beer and cheese pairings. Did we mention there will be cheese prizes?

Photo courtesy of Third Space Brewing

Yoga in Your Third Space

Yoga in Your Third Space starts at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 13 at, well, Third Space (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.). The hour-long class costs $15 and includes a post-yoga beer. Reserve a spot and get there 15 minutes ahead of time with your yoga mat.


Mount Mary CREO Fashion Show

On Friday, May 11, Mount Mary’s talented design and merchandising students will put on their annual CREO fashion show, showcasing their exemplary work with the support of the city’s top production professionals. Get your tickets for the shows, which take place at 1:30, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.


The Five Star Gala

Every year, the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee hosts a gala to raise funds for its professional development and scholarship programs (HPGM has awarded $400,000 to 97 students to date). Actress Diane Guerrero, best known for her role in “Orange is the New Black,” gives the keynote address at this year’s event, which takes place at the Pfister Hotel (424 E. Wisconsin Ave.) on Saturday, May 12.


Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! at Discovery World

Discovery World (500 N. Harbor Dr.) is hosting a creepy, crawly one-day event this Saturday, May 12. In addition to a day jam-packed with insect-related activities, Madison native Dan Capps (who happens to be a Guinness Book of World Records holder for cricket spitting) is bringing over 40 display cases filled with his impressive insect collection. 


Spring Literary Luncheon

You can chat up author Luis Alberto Urrea while chowing down on upscale cuisine at this luncheon at the Wisconsin Club (900 W. Wisconsin Ave.) on Saturday, May 12 – presented by Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library, Boswell Books and the Wisconsin Club. Urrea’s latest book, The House of Broken Angels, has garnered glowing reviews.

Mother’s Day

Photo by Gabrielle Loomis

Mother’s Day Workshop with Flowers for Dreams

What’s better than handing over a store-bought bouquet to Mom on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 13)? Spending some quality time with her perfecting your flower-arranging skills with Flowers for Dreams (134 W. Pittsburgh Ave.). You’ll learn how to curate beautiful and unique bouquets from the company’s floral designers. Two classes are available, one at 11 a.m. and one at 2 p.m. This class makes for the perfect prelude (or postlude) to Mother’s Day brunch.