Have you ever attended a grilled cheese and beer pairing, met a bald eagle or ran a half marathon? This weekend is packed with potential firsts.


Schlitz Audubon Flight Night

Get up close and personal to falcons, hawks, owls and a bald eagle while sampling craft beer on Thursday, April 12 at Schlitz Audubon Center (1111 E. Brown Deer Rd.). Participating breweries include Black Husky Brewing, Company Brewing, Enlightened Brewing Company, Good City Brewing, Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee Brewing Co. and Saint Francis Brewing Co. Food will also be provided by Tall Guy and a Grill. Tickets are $60 and go toward Schlitz’s Raptor Program.


Art in Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Photo by Front Room Photography.

Art in Bloom

This floral fete takes root at the Milwaukee Art Museum (700 N. Art Museum Dr.) every April, when art-inspired floral installations sprout up throughout the museum. From Thursday, April 12 through Sunday, April 15, visitors can shop for flower-powered accessories at a pop-up market and attend presentations on flowers, food and sustainability.

re:Craft and Relic

Join over 150 artists, crafters and DIY-ers at this two-day shopping event at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex (6000 W. Ryan Rd., Franklin) on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15. Browse handmade, upcycled and vintage goods or head to the DIY workspace station, where you can purchase your own project kits to complete onsite or take them home to finish another day. 


Photo courtesy of Midwest Gaming Classic

Midwest Gaming Classic

This trade show celebrates all things gaming-related, from retro arcade games and air hockey to collectible card games and pinball machines. From Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 15, you’ll find over 100,000 square feet of gaming competitions, food, presentations, shopping and just about every type of game out there at the Wisconsin Center (400 W. Wisconsin Ave.). 

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National Grilled Cheese Day Dinner

Saturday, April 14 to serve you a variety of grilled cheeses perfectly paired with Wisconsin beers.


Brew City Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Think you’ve got what it takes to run a half-marathon? Sign up for this annual race and find out. Runners get to claim a special medal – and a brat and a beer (this is Milwaukee, after all) – at the finish line. The races, which will take place on Saturday, April 14, will start at multiple locations. 

Outdoor Fun

Lululemon Adopt-A-River Cleanup

On Saturday, April 15, Third Ward lululemon and Healium Hot Yoga are celebrating Earth month by cleaning up a section of the Bay View Wetlands. Sign up here and meet outside Barnacle Buds (1955 S. Hilbert St.) at 11 a.m. Don’t forget to wear waterproof shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet or soiled! All volunteers will be entered to win prizes from Classic Slice, Community Acupuncture, Healium Hot Yoga, Healium Massage and lululemon.