kites over lynden

What to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend

There’s more to this weekend than Cinco de Mayo! Here’s your guide.


Kites Over Lynden
Kites fly high over Lynden Sculpture Garden this Saturday, May 6, in celebration of spring. Make and decorate your own earth-friendly kites in the studio with the whole family, then spend the afternoon setting them free in the air. Former artist-in-residence, Yevgeniya Kaganovich joins visitors for the activity-filled day. Tasty treats will also await participants.


Spring Vegetarian Dinner at Bacchus
You don’t have to be a meat-lover to appreciate the flavors of Cinco De Mayo. This Friday, May 5 at Bacchus Bartolottas Restaurant, indulge in five courses plus beverages during the Spring Vegetarian Dinner. Executive Chef Nick Wirth creates a vibrant menu to please any palate, including features like crispy plantain chips, ramp pico de gallo, tequila-marinated prickly pear cactus and Mexican chocolate mousse. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. at $75.00 a person, plus tax and gratuity.

conservatory at Bacchus
Photo courtesy of Bacchus


5th Annual Eye of the Beerholder Event
Get your crawl on at Major Goolsby’s (340 W. Kilbourn Ave.) this Saturday, May 6 at 4 p.m. for the Eye of the Beerholder Pub Crawl. For the fifth consecutive year, this charity fundraiser is hosted to serve families of veterans whose loved ones are undergoing hospitalization. Benefits go directly to Fisher House Wisconsin. The cost is $25 and participants must be 21 years of age or older. Each attendee receives and “Eye of the Beerholder” t-shirt as well!


Joseph Huber Album Release Show at Anodyne
Head to Anodyne for an album release this Friday, May 5. Joseph Huber, popular for folk recording artist, presents his 4th solo release, ‘The Suffering Stage,” with special guest Al Scorch. Huber’s writing and production styles shift on his new release as he works with Milwaukee’s best players on pedal steel, keys, electric guitar, fiddle and bass. Join the band at the Walker’s Point Anodyne Coffee Roasters on Friday, May 5 beginning at 8 p.m. 


“The Barber of Seville”
The comedic, yet enchanting, story of Figaro comes to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts this weekend. See and hear “The Barber of Seville” for yourself as the Florentine Opera Company teams up with the Marcus Center to present this comedic operatic masterpiece. Tickets are available for Friday evening, May 5, starting at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday afternoon, May 7, starting at 2:30 p.m.

The Barber of Seville at Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Photo courtesy of Marcus Center for the Performing Arts


Art in the Green at the Domes
Celebrate art in the great indoors. This weekend at the Mitchell Park Domes, the second annual Art in the Green takes place, featuring both local and regional artists. Visitors can peruse, as well as purchase paintings, ceramics, sculptures, jewelry, photography and much more from nearly 40 different artists. Guests can also enjoy live entertainment and food/drink for purchase. Kids ages 4-14 even have the creative opportunity to make and take a project home. Art in the Green runs Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Best of the Undergraduate Writers at Boswell
Discover the best undergraduate writers from six colleges and universities around the city. For the eighth year in a row, literary works from written by undergraduate students are presented for the public. Friday evening, May 5, at 7 p.m., hear from Marquette University and UW-Milwaukee. Then, Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m., hear from Cardinal Stritch University, Carroll University, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and Mary Mount University. The Best of the Undergraduate Writers event takes place at Boswell Books.


Color Craze 5K Run
Encourage the whole family, including your furry friends, toward a healthier lifestyle at the Color Craze 5K Run this Saturday, May 6. Take off sprinting, jogging, skipping, walking or even crawling as the run begins at 9 a.m. Event registration starts just an hour earlier at 8 a.m. All proceeds will directly benefit Bultler Middle School in Waukesha, where the Color Craze 5K Run takes place.