Things to Do This Weekend: March 15-18

With spring on the horizon, the weekend is full of ways to celebrate the outdoors (even if that just means drinking Guinness on a patio).


Evolution to Revolution: Milwaukee Reinvents the Classic Lager

On Thursday, March 15, Brew City MKE (275 W. Wisconsin Ave.) hosts an examination of the lager from 6 to 9 p.m. Joining the discussion are plenty of beer luminaries including Third Space brewer Kevin Wright, MobCraft co-founder Andrew Gierczak, Gathering Place founder Joe Yeado, Jim Klisch of Lakefront Brewery and Miller rep Megan Mares. Cost is $20 for presale or $25 at the door.


Photo courtesy of Shen Yun Performing Arts.

Shen Yun

Do your eyes and ears a favor and treat yourself to a Shen Yun performance. From Friday, March 16 to Sunday, March 18 at the Miller High Life Theatre (500 W. Kilbourn Ave.), dozens of dancers – wearing intricate costumes inspired by ancient Chinese culture – will complete dizzying leaps and tumbles set to live orchestral music. 


Trapper Schoepp

Saturday, March 17 before they take off for a month-long European tour. Tickets to the show, which starts at 8 p.m., are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Paddy’s Day Jameson Patio Party

Saturday, March 17 to kick off St. Patty’s Day with a traditional Irish breakfast and live soccer. The free party will continue all day, with plenty of Guinness, Jameson cocktails, live Irish music, dancing and full-service outdoor patio bar.


Wisconsin’s Wild Wetlands Workshop

All ages are welcome to the Freshwater Sustainability Lab at Discovery World (500 N. Harbor Dr,.) on Saturday, March 17 to conduct an experiment that reveals the many benefits of freshwater. The 45-minute workshops take place at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Spring Equinox Celebration at Mitchell Park Domes

The Mitchell Park Domes (524 S. Layton Blvd.) are welcoming spring on Sunday, March 18 and Monday, March 19 with a Spring Equinox Celebration. This means the opportunity to learn about natural gardening, meet live animals, plant seeds and much more. Enjoy the music of Dairyland’s Finest String Band, go on a scavenger hunt for prizes and watch Tai Chi demonstrations. The event goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Photo by Carly Swatek/Riveredge Nature Center.

Riveredge Maple Sugarin’ Festival

It’s maple sugar season, and Riveredge Nature Center (4458 County Hwy Y, Saukville) knows how to celebrate. On Sunday, March 18, you’ll enjoy games and music, learn how to tap a maple tree, take part in hands-on activities and watch live demos. Finally, you’ll watch how sap makes sugar and dig into pancakes drizzled with 100% pure Riveredge maple syrup. Lunch and refreshments will also be available for purchase.