The Jewish Museum Milwaukee (1360 N. Prospect Ave.) will screen From Swastika to Jim Crow on Thursday, February 1 at 7 p.m. The film is based off a book by the same name that recounts the story of Jewish refugee scholars who came to the States to evade Nazi persecution, only to face antisemitism at American universities. Following the film screening, Joyce Mallory, Organization Development Consultant for the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, will speak about her experiences with Ernst Borinski, who helped undercut Jim Crow laws in the 1950s and 1960s. The evening will wrap up with a talk-back session with Dr. Fran Kaplan, who recently retired from America’s Black Holocaust Museum.
“Come on down” to The Riverside Theater (116 W. Wisconsin Ave.) on Friday, February 2 and Monday, February 5 for a live (non-televised) version of America’s longest-running game show, where select audience members get to spin “The Big Wheel” and compete for some of the same prizes as their TV counterparts.
Zombies from the Beyond runs Friday, February 2 through Sunday, February 18 at the Skylight Theatre (158 N. Broadway). Call Skylight at 414-291-7800 to purchase tickets or visit skylightmusictheatre.org.
Enjoy a free scenic, candle-lit hike along the Hank Aaron State Trail at Three Bridges Park (3700 W. Pierce), from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, complete with a pit stop for s’mores. Register at urbanecologycenter.org. And check out the after party at Third Space Brewing.
Current and prospective pet owners won’t want to miss the 14th Annual Great Lakes Pet Expo on Saturday, February 3 at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park (8200 W. Greenfield Ave.). Hundreds of rescue animals and pets from local shelters will be available for adoption. Fascinating animal exhibits will be on display throughout 140,000 square feet, in addition to a showcase of new pet products, interactive educational areas and presentations. Highlights include dancing horses, local firefighters competing against canine agility stars, the Parade of Rescues and, of course, the Puppy Bowl.
Grab your yoga mat and get your zen on inside the Milwaukee Art Museum’s (700 N. Art Museum Dr.) gorgeous and airy Windhover Hall, with a stunning view of the lake on Saturday, February 3 at 8:15 a.m. Pre-register your spot with a $15 donation and you’ll receive free same-day access to the museum. Walk-ins are available if there’s enough room. Parking is $5 in the underground garage.
Every other year, the Museum of Wisconsin Art (300 S. 6th Ave., West Bend) shines a spotlight on the state’s most promising artists – such as Shorewood photographer Lois Bielefeld. At the opening day party on Saturday, February 3, MOWA also awards $10,000 in cash prizes. And the museum extends a solo exhibition to one artist. The exhibition runs through April 8.
On Sunday, February 4 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Vino Third Ward (219 E. Erie St.) is hosting a DIY/wine tasting workshop, where you’ll paint lovely lettering onto reclaimed Wisconsin barn wood while enjoying a wine flight and variety of gourmet snacks. You’ll need to reserve your spot online with a $40 ticket, plus $25 directly to Vino Third Ward on the day of the event for wine and snacks.