Let the holiday festivities begin!


88Nine Backline Showcase

On Friday, November 16, join the Backline Fellows for a showcase following their grueling fall fellowship. Artists for the show include: Abby Jeanne, Lex Allen, Zed Kenzo and Crystal Knives.

The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 15th Anniversary Christmas Rocks!

Rock your way into the holidays with the Brian Setzer Orchestra. On Saturday, November 17, concert-goers will hear music from the group’s four best-selling holiday albums, as well as original Brian Setzer hits.

Present Music: Thanksgiving Concert

Present Music rehearses for their Thanksgiving concert; photo by Alayna Pecora

On Sunday, November 18, Present Music performs their annual Thanksgiving show at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, featuring performances by the Bucks Native American Singing and Drumming Group, Ronald Reagan IB High School, Homestead High School Choir and the Hearing Voices Vocal Ensemble.


Blue Ribbon Comedy Show

Wrap up the week on Thursday, November 15, with laughs and beers at the Blue Ribbon Comedy show. Hear from local and regional comics and enjoy delicious Pabst craft beers at the Pabst Milwaukee Brewery & Taproom.

Impractical Jokers: “The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour” Starring the Tenderloins

TruTV’s famous pranksters are making their way to Fiserv Forum on Sunday, November 18. Find out what crazy stunts they’ll pull next.

Napoleon Dynamite: A conversation with Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez and Tina Majorino

On Friday, November 16, fans of the indie classic Napoleon Dynamite will have a chance to watch the movie and talk with three of the film’s fan favorite cast members. Bring out your inner teen and dive into one of the greatest indie films of all time.

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Holiday Fun

Downtown Milwaukee lit up with Christmas lights

Photo courtesy of www.milwaukeedowntown.com

Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which means the most wonderful festival of the year is back! Get into the holiday spirit with lights, dancing, jingle rides, letters to Santa, hot cocoa and so much more! The festivities begin Thursday, November 15. 

Holiday Folk Fair

Travel around the world in three days at the Holiday Folk Fair. Beginning Friday, November 16, through Sunday, November 17, event-goers can explore the food, music, dance, art and customs of several different cultures all while bringing a message of welcome and unity.


One the nation’s best holiday markets will be making its way to Milwaukee on Saturday, November 17. The market will feature hand-crafted ornaments, toys and unique holiday gifts as well as traditional German foods, sweets and beverages.


Fall and Winter Wine-tasting

On Thursday, November 15, get a taste of Italy at Glorioso’s fall and winter wine-tasting. There will over 40 wines to try as well as special holiday appetizers for all who attend.

Milwaukee’s Largest Bloody Mary Party

Drink for a cause on Sunday, November 18, at the largest bloody mary party, taking place at Great Lakes Distillery. The only cost is a requested canned goods donation to benefit Hunger Task Force.


Steve Wozniak: US Cellular Tech Tour

On Thursday, November 15, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will be at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts to discuss how IoT (Internet of Things) technology and wireless innovations can enhance operations for Wisconsin businesses.

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Science on Tap: The Incredible World of Bats

Drink, learn and be amazed by the incredible world of bats. On Thursday, November 15, join Dr. Merlin Tuttle at the Milwaukee Public Museum as he talks about all things bats and shares his stunning photographs taken throughout his world travels.