Milwaukee Weekend Guide: January 13-15

1. Bloom anniversary party and new space reveal

Friday from 6-10 pm | bloom

Bloom’s antique boutique in Bayview They celebrate their fifth anniversary with a party and the reveal of their new space, The Crest. Guests can enjoy drinks by Discourse, Aura Imagery, Readings by Aura/Iris, and Tarot Readings by Temple of Heka while browsing the new space. The Crest will be an extension of their existing collection along with more options for plus size, occasion, masculine and decor.

2. nocturnal movements

Friday at 8 pm | Shank Hall

Minneapolis indie-rock band, Night Moves, released their first album in 2012, and have since toured across the country and gained international acclaim. their latest EP, revisioncame out last year.


Let your voice be heard in all that you love about suburban Milwaukee. VOTE A LOT – Polling reopens every day, and every time you vote, you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing to win great prizes.

3. Criminal Monk

Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm | Laughing tap

Comedian based in Chicago Criminal Monk Coming to Milwaukee for the Laughing Tap weekend. Monk is best known for his role as Hassan on ABC’s “For Life”, DJ Dee Nuts on “Block Party” and Andy the Blegghead on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. His comedy is a mixture of family anecdotes and observations on society. Tickets are available online.

4. funny face

Saturday at 12:30 PM | Avalon Theatre

Watch Audrey Hepburn on the big screen during Saturday check up funny face (1957). The story follows Dick Avery (played by Fred Astaire), a New York City fashion photographer who stumbles upon bookstore clerk Joe Stockton (Audrey Hepburn) and is struck by her beauty. The plot unfolds as the two characters try to build a modeling career for Jo.

5. MLK Jr. Freedom Bill Workshop

Saturday at 1 pm | 9175 North 76th Street.

This Saturday, Milwaukee group FATE (Fashion, Arts, and Entertainment) is hosting a Freedom Bell Workshop, where participants can make and paint a Liberty Bell to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. FATE’s mission is to provide an outlet for the expression of the youth of Milwaukee through visual and performance art activities. All supplies and bags of assorted snacks are included in the $5 entrance fee.

6. Owl Goose: Family Journey

Saturday at 5:30 pm | Grant Park

Do you have a future ornithologist in the family? Join Wehr’s naturalist for an Owl Prowl outing this weekend in Grant Park. Hikers will walk in search of great and eastern horned screech owls while learning about the natural habitats and behaviors of native owls. Curious children will be guided through the anatomy of an owl pellet to discover what owls eat every day. Avid hikers can sign up for the family Online.

7. Milwaukee Vintage Style Society Snow Globe

Saturday at 7 pm | 5020 W.VLIET ST.

The Milwaukee Vintage Style Society invites you to step back in time at Snowball Saturday, hosted at Dandy’s. A password (which you get after registering) is required for an evening of “classic delight” featuring live music from Professor Pinkerton’s irreverent orchestra and classic cocktails. Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite black tie/cocktail attire. Tickets are available Online.

8. Emmett James

Saturday at 7:30 pm | VAR gallery

Emmett James, a mixed-media artist from Milwaukee, returns to Cream City for a stopover on his “Too Cold For Tour.” James’ music has a hip-hop meets jazz sound, and you can see his multimedia artistry in much of his merchandise – Including his mouth-watering chocolate molds and his trademark “drip and dip” coffee kits. Buy tickets for his Var show online.

9. Plant orbits train show

Opens Saturday | Bishop Mitchell Park

This year’s Plant-itary Orbits train show is a space-meets-plant adventure that features model trains moving across 800 feet of tracks through the many beautiful plants of the Domes—including miniature white azaleas, Vietnamese cypress trees, and matrix pansy.” The show runs until the 26th. March and is included in the price of admission to the domes.

10. David Spade

Sunday at 8 pm | Pope’s Theatre

Saturday Night Live alum David Spade is coming to the Pabst Theater to take away the Sunday scares with an evening of comedy. The comedian has had a comedic work spanning several decades including several collaborations with Wisconsin native Chris Farley. If you can’t make the offer on Sunday, He also performs at Appleton on Fridays and Madison on Saturdays.

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