Things to Do This Weekend: Feb. 22-25

Whether you’re a sports fan, theater buff or motorcycle aficionado, there’s something fun for everyone this weekend.

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2018 Tripoli Shrine Circus

From Thursday, February 23 to Saturday, February 25, the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena  (400 W. Kilbourn Ave.) hosts some of “the best circus performers in the world.” Both human and animal performers will enchant audiences with their awe-inspiring skills. 


The Wiz

The Wiz blew through Broadway with the force of a tornado when it debuted there in 1975, earning seven Tony awards. And the residents of Oz are still as charming as ever, especially when belting out soulful songs like “Ease on Down the Road.” The performance kicks off at the Todd Wehr Theater (123 E. State St.) on Friday, February 23 and runs through March 25. 


Photo by Kat Gallagher

Milwaukee Comic Con

Anyone who purchases a Comic Con ticket scores a free comic book at this event on Saturday, February 24. But the real gift? The hundreds of artists, vendors and special guests visiting the convention hall at Wisconsin State Fair Park (640 S. 84th St.).


Sista Strings by Adam Ryan Morris.
Sista Strings. Photo by Adam Ryan Morris

SistaStrings with Guest Bill Camplin

The magic of SistaStrings is equal parts talent, training and telepathy. Sisters Monique Ross, 27, and Chauntee Ross, 25, finish each other’s musical lines the way they do each other’s sentences. In fact, they can communicate on stage with just a glance or a smile. See the magic of this sister act at Anodyne Coffee Roasters (224 W. Bruce St.) on Saturday, February 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Photo by David Carlo

Auto and Motorcycle Shows

Mama Tried Motorcycle Show

Few bikers brave frigid February temperatures in this city. But Harley fans can still show their hogs some love at this indoor invitational at the Eagles Club (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave.) and BMO Harris Bradley Center (1001 N. 4th) on Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25, showcasing more than 100 home-built bikes and a flat-track race around an arena that’s been sprayed with soda for maximum stickiness. 

Photo courtesy of the Greater Milwaukee International Car and Truck Show

Greater Milwaukee Auto Show

Test-drive the latest models from Chevrolet, Mazda, FIAT and many other manufacturers at this massive show at the Wisconsin Center (400 W. Wisconsin Ave.), which kicks off Saturday, February 24 and runs through Sunday, March 4. And be sure to check out the antique and luxury automobiles on display too, before playing a round of car-themed mini golf.


Milwaukee Bucks vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Watch the Bucks take on the Pelicans at this Sunday, February 24 afternoon game at the BMO Harris Bradley Center (1001 N. 4th). The first 5,000 kids age 14 and under will receive a toothbrush holder courtesy of Dental Associates.