5 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: Nov. 20-22

A concert, holiday lights and more this weekend in Milwaukee.

1. Wonderland of Lights at Racine Zoo

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 5-9 P.M. | 2131 N. MAIN ST.

Experience a socially distanced, yet immersive holiday event at Racine Zoo. Drive through the zoo in your own vehicle to view various light displays and decorations, including a 96 ft. tunnel with a mini dazzling light show. Tickets are $5 per person, and free for children 2 years and younger.

2. Watercolor in Nature

SATURDAY FROM 10 A.M.-MIDNIGHT | 3700 W. PIERCE ST. 

If you love art and nature, this event may be perfect for you! Join the Urban Ecology Center for a fun hike through the park. Then have a picnic, relax and enjoy the nature-themed watercolor painting session in the outdoors. All materials will be provided at the event, which can be booked here. Tickets cost $9-$14, but children three years old and under are free.

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3. Hanksgiving

SATURDAY FROM 7-11 P.M. | 1037 W. JUNEAU

This weekend, thee Captain Pabst Pilot House is hosting a fun event for charity. Enjoy live music from God’s Outlaw, Chrissy for the Whiskey Belles and “Hank Williams Jr., Sr. and friends,” while supporting for a good cause. Donations will go to Guitars for Vets and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Donations can be made in cash boxes at the door, or through QR codes. The Pilot House also donates directly to AFSP for every pint of Schiltz that is sold this month. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

4. Maranta Plant Pop-Up at Zocalo

SUNDAY FROM NOON-7 P.M. | 640 S. 6TH ST. 

Join the new Maranta plant shop at Zocalo Food Park for their first pop-up this Sunday. Choose from a variety of Calathea Pinstripe, Monstera, Silver Satin Pothos and Snake Plants.

5. Thanksgiving: Wherein Lies the Good

SUNDAY FROM 5-7 P.M. | VIRTUAL

Present Music is hosting their annual Thanksgiving concert online this year. The program will explore new ways of connecting to people, and will be performed by musicians and guest artists in studios and homes across Milwaukee, including Pulitzer Prize finalist Alex Weiser and instrument builder and composer Mark Stewart. Audience members will can also participate in an interactive event. The performance will be recorded on high-quality video and audio, and ticket holders will have access to the video to watch on-demand until Feb. 22, 2021. The virtual event link can be found here.

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Skyler Chun is an editorial intern at Milwaukee Magazine. She is currently a sophomore at Marquette University studying Journalism and Digital Media.