9 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: April 8th-10th

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1st Terrarium Workshop of the Center for Urban Ecology

FRIDAY AT 4 PM | MENOMONEE VALLEY MUNICIPAL ECOLOGY CENTER

Create your own ecosystem of greenery and plants with this excursion. Hosted by the Urban Ecology Center, tickets range from $9 to $14 and include all the materials you need to create your own terrarium. Children under the age of three are free when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. A full list of Urban Ecology Center program offerings can be found here.

2. Doggy Day in the Deer District

SATURDAY 9AM-2PM | THE PLAZA AT THE DEER DISTRICT

This event is presented by Winston’s Wishes and Central Bark Downtown. Expect local vendors, live entertainment, prizes, and four-legged friends of all sizes (on leashes, of course). Proceeds from the event benefit the rescue and the dogs they are sheltering until they can find their forever homes.

3. WMSE’s Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser

SATURDAY FROM 11 AM TO 4 PM | MSOE CORE CENTRE

can you handle the heat WMSE Radio’s annual Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser returns this weekend with over 30 different chilies from across Milwaukee. Fundraiser attendees will have the opportunity to vote for the show’s Best Meat, Spicy, Vegetables and Chili. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available online and each ticket includes 4 chili samples.

4. JK Lee’s Great Midwest Tournament of Champions

SATURDAY 9AM-5PM | BROOKFIELD EAST HIGH SCHOOL

This event is the largest tournament of its kind in the Midwest and will host over 1,000 marital artists of various ages. The event is open to the public and will highlight a professional display by martial arts masters at 12:30pm. The event also includes a board break competition and a fundraiser by the Red Cross for Ukrainian refugees.

5. Milwaukee Makers Market – Celebrate MKE Day

SUNDAY FROM 10 AM-4 PM | DISCOVERY WORLD MUSEUM

Join these local makers and celebrate Milwaukee at this Makers Market. The market is free to the public and will feature stained glass work by @coolafglass, crocheted creations by @littlewomancreations and foodie favorites like those by @heirloom.mke. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Visit @milwaukeemakersmarket and their website to see more work from the featured creators.

6. Bayshore Bunny Hop & Egg Hunt

SATURDAY AT 1 PM | THE COURTYARD AT BAYSHORE

This weekend, hop aboard to Bayshore for fun, free, and festive Easter activities. The egg hunt begins at 1:30pm, with one lucky duck having the opportunity to find the golden egg which includes a one year certificate to Kilwins Ice Cream! While you’re there, be sure to snap a photo with the Easter Bunny as well.

7. Del Amitri

SATURDAY AT 3 PM AND 8 PM | SHAFT HALL

The “Roll To Me” artists are in Milwaukee this weekend, playing two shows at Shank Hall. Their new album “Fatal Mistakes” will be released this Friday, April 8th. The 8 p.m. show is sold out, but tickets for the 3 p.m. show are still available from $35.

8. Haiku Slam and Poetry Showcase

SATURDAY AT 1 PM | WOODLAND PATTERN BOOK CENTER, INC.

Are you good with words? This event hosted by haiku poets “Darling” Nikki Janzen, is open to all, whether you’re a participating wordsmith or just a keen eye. Interested parties must register in advance.

9. JoJo: The JoJo Tour

FRIDAY AT 8 PM | THE RAVE/EAGLE CLUB

The ‘Too Little Too Late’ singer will hopefully be on time when she takes the stage at The Rave this Friday night. The setlist for JoJo’s tour is sure to include songs from her previous discography as well as tunes from her latest album, Trying Not to Think About It. The show is open to all ages and general admission tickets start at around $26.






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