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10 Things You Must Do in Milwaukee This Winter

Published On 01/13/2016 Published On 01/13/2016
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Riverwest FemFest

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Jan 21 Thu

Unleash your girl power at Riverwest FemFest See some bands, buy some art, and support your community. In total Riverwest style, proceeds go to MKE organizations that protect and empower women, including providing all Riverwest bars with date-rape drug-test strips. 

Multiple Riverwest locations

Unleash your girl power at Riverwest FemFest Multiple Riverwest locations See some bands, buy some art, and support your community. In total Riverwest style, proceeds go to MKE organizations that protect and empower women, including providing all Riverwest bars with date-rape drug-test strips. 

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Jan 31 Sun

Show you're not a fair-weather fan at Brewers on Deck Get yourself acquainted with the newest Brewers, because there are a lot of them. Boost their confidence by actually getting an autograph, even if you have no idea who they are. 

Wisconsin Center

Show you're not a fair-weather fan at Brewers on Deck Wisconsin Center Get yourself acquainted with the newest Brewers, because there are a lot of them. Boost their confidence by actually getting an autograph, even if you have no idea who they are. 

Burnhearts

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Feb 6 Sat

Clog the streets of Bay View at Mitten Fest Burnheart's annual winter celebration jams as many people as possible into a short stretch of road. Keep warm with barrel-aged Old Fashioneds from "Brandy Land" while jamming to live music. There will also be lots of rare keg tappings, because Burnhearts. 

Burnhearts

Clog the streets of Bay View at Mitten Fest Burnhearts Burnheart's annual winter celebration jams as many people as possible into a short stretch of road. Keep warm with barrel-aged Old Fashioneds from "Brandy Land" while jamming to live music. There will also be lots of rare keg tappings, because Burnhearts. 

Greater Milwaukee Auto Show

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Feb 20 Sat

Drool over cars you can't afford at the Greater Milwaukee Auto Show Feel free to check out that Lambo while your wife reminds you that you're probably going to end up with another Toyota. Maybe she'll let you take something sporty for a test drive.

Wisconsin Center

Drool over cars you can't afford at the Greater Milwaukee Auto Show Wisconsin Center Feel free to check out that Lambo while your wife reminds you that you're probably going to end up with another Toyota. Maybe she'll let you take something sporty for a test drive.

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Feb 28 Sun

Drink Bloodies for blood disorders at Milwaukee's Best Bloody 2016 Sip your way through Serb Hall deciding which local bar has the best tasting Bloody and the most ridiculous garnish. Then appreciate the fact that the Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation has enough of a sense of humor to host a Bloody fundraiser.

American Serb Hall

Drink Bloodies for blood disorders at Milwaukee's Best Bloody 2016 American Serb Hall Sip your way through Serb Hall deciding which local bar has the best tasting Bloody and the most ridiculous garnish. Then appreciate the fact that the Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation has enough of a sense of humor to host a Bloody fundraiser.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Sports Show

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Mar 2 Wed

Earn your man card at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show Boats, blaze-orange jackets, guns, trucks, sausages... everything a man needs for up north. You probably won't even be looked at twice if you let off a Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor-style grunt. 

Wisconsin State Fair Park Expo Center

Earn your man card at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show Wisconsin State Fair Park Expo Center Boats, blaze-orange jackets, guns, trucks, sausages... everything a man needs for up north. You probably won't even be looked at twice if you let off a Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor-style grunt. 

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Mar 5 Sat

Practice drinking for St. Patrick's Day at the Shamrock Shuffle Choose your bar area -- Brady St, North Ave, Water St, or 3rd St -- throw your kelly-green event T-shirt on and get to bar-hopping. It's the second day of the year to pretend you're Irish in Milwaukee. 

Multiple locations

Practice drinking for St. Patrick's Day at the Shamrock Shuffle Multiple locations Choose your bar area -- Brady St, North Ave, Water St, or 3rd St -- throw your kelly-green event T-shirt on and get to bar-hopping. It's the second day of the year to pretend you're Irish in Milwaukee. 

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Mar 11 Fri

Cosplay as Sailor Moon at Anime Milwaukee Finally, an event where no one will think you're nuts when you dress up as your hero, the red Power Ranger. You may even find your true love in the form of Hello Kitty at speed dating. 

Wisconsin Center

Cosplay as Sailor Moon at Anime Milwaukee Wisconsin Center Finally, an event where no one will think you're nuts when you dress up as your hero, the red Power Ranger. You may even find your true love in the form of Hello Kitty at speed dating. 


Gaelic Storm 

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Mar 17 Thu

Party like you're Irish at a Gaelic Storm concert Remember that band in steerage from Titanic where Jack and Rose were dancing on a table? This is that band, just many years, a few members, and some actual lyrics later. This is a rockin' St. Patrick's Day tradition because they love MKE, so show them some love back. Then meet them at the pub afterwards. 

Pabst Theater

Party like you're Irish at a Gaelic Storm concert Pabst Theater Remember that band in steerage from Titanic where Jack and Rose were dancing on a table? This is that band, just many years, a few members, and some actual lyrics later. This is a rockin' St. Patrick's Day tradition because they love MKE, so show them some love back. Then meet them at the pub afterwards. 

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