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Give thanks this weekend...for all the fun things to do around town!

Black Friday

Observers of this unofficial holiday are beginning to diverge into two distinct camps: beer-lovers and shoppers. If you fall into the first camp, check out our beer-lover’s guide to 14 Black Friday beer events happening around the city. If you fall into the second camp, godspeed. And if you deny this “holiday’s” existence, we’ve also compiled a list of family-friendly shopping alternatives happening this Friday, November 23.


Music and Entertainment

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

This weekend, watch as one of the most well-known Christmas tales unfolds before your eyes. The show will begin on Tuesday, November 20, and goes through Sunday, November 25.

Christmas in Babylon

In this new theatrical comedy, a man is contacted by his ex-fiance after a 25-year fight. Will they forgive each other after all this time? Find out this weekend at the world premier of Christmas in Babylon. There will be showings Wednesday, November 21, through Friday, November 23.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Can sweet Ms. Bradley bring the Herdman kids, and the town, together to discover the true meaning of Christmas? Find out Friday, November 23 through Monday, November 26.

Jurassic Park in Concert

This Saturday, November 24, and Sunday, November 25, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will be performing John Williams’s score live as the movie plays on the big screen.


Dining

Thanksgiving Feast at the Iron Horse Hotel

Relax and let the Iron Horse Hotel do the cooking on Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving Day). The feast will feature a full buffet with autumn flavors and brunch favorites.

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Go Out to Eat

Wondering which restaurants are open on Turkey Day? For more Thanksgiving feast options, our food critic Ann Christenson has got you covered.


Get Active

Drum Stick Dash

Give back, get exercise and have fun this Thursday, November 22, at the 7th annual Drum Stick Dash. Every $1 raised provides three meals for those in need.  

Turkey Trot

Get fit before the big feast this Thanksgiving by running the Turkey Trot run/walk on Thursday, November 22. This run joins Thanksgiving runs around the nation to form the world’s largest Thanksgiving running festival.

Yoga and Brunch

This Sunday, November 25, start your morning off right with yoga, Bloody Marys and a delicious brunch from Black Sheep’s new brunch menu.


Holiday Festivities

Tree Lighting Ceremony

This Friday, November 23, one of the most anticipated holiday traditions is back at the Pfister Hotel. Enjoy holiday treats, music and hot cocoa and watch as Santa and Mrs. Claus light the tree.


Shopping

Small Business Saturday

Shop small this Saturday, November 24, and support local businesses throughout the Third Ward. Each participating store will be featuring different deals and specials throughout the day.

Urban Garage Sale

This Saturday, November 24, and Sunday, November 25, 60 local artists, makers and shops will be coming together for a shopping extravaganza at the Mitchell Park Domes. Check out our list of Milwaukee holiday markets for more ideas.

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