Things to Do This Weekend: Nov. 29-Dec. 2

It’s sure to be a festive weekend.


The Motet

On Thursday, November 29, grab your dancing shoes and get funky with the Motet at Turner Hall Ballroom. Since 1998, the Colorado-based group has created a unique blend of jazz, funk and soul that enchants listeners and creates an unforgettable music experience.


Dubbed as one of rock n roll’s greatest independent bands, Dispatch will be making their way to Turner Hall Ballroom on Friday, November 30, for a night of great music and good energy.

Straight No Chaser

This isn’t your typical a Capella group. These nine talented men create powerful sound that is captivating and moving, and also bring a sense of humor. On, Saturday, December 1, see for yourself why they have taken the world by storm at the Riverside Theater.


Hmong New Year

Help to celebrate the Hmong New Year this Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2, at the Wisconsin expo center.


A Christmas Carol

One of the greatest Christmas tales ever told will be returning to Milwaukee this Tuesday, November 27, through December 24.

MIAD Sale of Student Art

Support local artists and students this weekend at the 8th annual MIAD holiday sale. Proceeds from the sale support over 100 artists and designers and help MIAD student scholarships. The sale begins Thursday, November 29, and ends Saturday, December 1.

Photo courtesy of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

Marquette Christmas Concerts

This Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2, join the Marquette Chorus, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensembles, Symphonic Band and Orchestra at the MU Chorus Christmas Concert, the Music Area Holiday Concert, and the annual Lessons & Carols Concert. After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! 


Andrea Gibson at Boswell

On Saturday, December 1, poet Andrea Gibson visits Boswell Books for a short reading from her book, Lord of the Butterflies. There will also be a conversation after the reading with Andrea and Audrey Nowakowski of WUWM’s Lake Effect.

Holiday Events

Miller Holiday Lights

For 15 years, Miller Lite has been lighting up the valley and giving Milwaukee residents an out-of-this-world experience through their Holiday Lites experience. The magic returns on Friday, November 30, and goes through December 22.

Christmas in the Ward

This Friday, November 30, help celebrate the 30th anniversary of an old tradition and Milwaukee holiday favorite. There will be a tree lighting, fireworks, Santa and live reindeer to help kick off the holiday fun.

Christmas Around Milwaukee Bakery Bus Tour

Hop aboard the bakery bus and try (or buy) various holiday treats and sweets from bakeries all around the city! Tour-goers will also get to learn about different ethnic holiday traditions while en route. Tours begin this Saturday, December 1.

Santa Hustle

Get your holiday hustle on this Sunday, December 2, at the Santa Hustle 5K run. All participants will receive a Santa hat & beard, 5K finisher medal and a performance hoodie.

Santa Hustle; photo courtesy of ASM events

Holiday Markets

Check out our roundup of Milwaukee Holiday Markets and shop local. You won’t want to miss these!

Kid Friendly

Super Bowl 31 show

Packer fans unite this Saturday, December 1, for a team reunion and autograph show with the Super Bowl 31 players and coaches.

Family Free Day at the Zoo

Head to the Milwaukee County Zoo this Saturday, December 1, for a fun day with the family. Best of all, admission is free!