Activities in Downtown Milwaukee

$11 for the Skywaukee Walking Tour for Two from Historic Milwaukee ($20 Value)

Historic Milwaukee

Milwaukee

Walking tour gives sightseers an overview of Milwaukee’s early history from the modern skywalk system

$20 $11

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One or Three One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions at Drench Fitness Boutique (Up to 63% Off)

Drench Fitness Boutique

Drench Fitness

Trainers develop custom personal-training sessions to help exercisers achieve their fitness goals

$70 $31

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$16 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $16

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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Milwaukee Repertory Theater's "A Christmas Carol" at Pabst Theater on December 2–11 (Up to 45% Off)

"A Christmas Carol"

Pabst Theater

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The Milwaukee Rep celebrates a holiday tradition for the 39th year running by bringing Charles Dickens’s classic morality tale to life

$35 $20

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$65 for 10 Hot Vinyasa Classes or Yoga Flow Classes at YamaYoga ($130 Value)

YamaYoga

Third Ward

Heated Vinyasa classes help boost flexibility and remove toxins through the sweat; Flow classes connect movements with breath

$130 $65

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10 or 20 Mat Classes, or Two or Four Private Reformer Classes at Flying Squirrel Pilates (Up to 65% Off)

Flying Squirrel Pilates

Milwaukee

Pilates instructors lead core-toning mat exercises; private Reformer sessions enhance balance and strength with custom workouts

$100 $39

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Two or Three Private Dance Lessons and Two Group Parties at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Up to 91% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

Studio cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

$268 $24

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Bootcamp Classes at EMPOWERED Bootcamps & Fitness (Up to 87% Off). Two Options Available.

EMPOWERED Boot camps & Fitness

Juneau Town

Motivating trainers help students get fit in boot camp classes that employ high-intensity intervals of resistance and cardio training

$305 $40

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5, 10, or 20 Yoga Classes at SPIRE Fitness (Up to 70% Off)

SPIRE Fitness

Milwaukee

Athletically focused yoga classes emphasize strong, fluid movements, healthy alignment, and muscular endurance; sequences vary by instructor

$95 $30

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$35 for Six Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Monkey Bar Gym ($225 Value)

Monkey Bar Gym

Third Ward

Certified trainers lead small-group boot camps with hands-on instruction

$225 $35

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Five Dance-Fitness Classes at A Bailar Milwaukee! (70% Off)

A Bailar Milwaukee!

Kilbourn Town

From the merchant: Afro-Latin movement combined with body sculpting choreography will help burn fat, tone muscle and build stamina.

$100 $30

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Midwinter Gaming Convention for 2, 4, or 6 at Hilton Milwaukee City Center on January 15–18 (Up to 53% Off)

Midwinter Gaming Convention

Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Enjoy hours of live-action and tabletop roleplaying games, miniature war games, and a library of 1,400+ board games

$30 $15

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$15 for $50 Worth of Pilates — SportBody Pilates + Physical Therapy

Sportbody Pilates + Physical Therapy

Milwaukee

Pilates equipment classes designed to reshape your body and improve strength and endurance; for all levels from beginners to advanced.

$50 $15

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Two or Four Private Pilates Lessons or Four Small-Group Equipment Classes at SportBody Pilates (Up to 71% Off)

SportBody Pilates

Milwaukee

Variety of mat and reformer classes for pupils of all ages

$100 $29

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Milwaukee Bucks Game Plus a Poster Set at BMO Harris Bradley Center on November 25 (Up to 74% Off). 3 Seating Options.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons

BMO Harris Bradley Center

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As one of the NBA’s early-season surprises, the Bucks look to stay hot during a home matchup against the Pistons

$38.25 $10

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Cirque du Soleil's “Varekai” at BMO Harris Bradley Center on December 18–21 (Up to 37% Off)

Cirque du Soleil's “Varekai”

BMO Harris Bradley Center

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A wounded hero wanders a magic forest populated by aerialists, acrobats, dancers, contortionists, jugglers, and clowns in surreal costumes

$42.75 $30

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Three or Five Personal Training Sessions at Concept 10 10 Milwaukee (Up to 76% Off)

Concept 10 10 Milwaukee

Concept 10 10

Personal trainers lead you through resistance exercises scientifically calibrated to build muscle quickly

$199 $48

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six to the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear (40% Off)

Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

Avenues West

Be amazed at the well-kept rooms and artifacts filling this building, taking you back in time to see everyday life in the early 1900s

$10 $6

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One or Three Aerial Flow Playshops at ZenZen Yoga Arts (Up to 64% Off)

ZenZen Yoga Arts

Walker's Point

Participants work against gravity using silk hammocks to stretch deeper & lift from the floor during this two-hour-long aerial flow workshop

$35 $15

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Admission for Two or Four or a Family Membership to Jewish Museum Milwaukee (63% Off)

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Milwaukee

Museum celebrates the history of Jewish people in Wisconsin through rotating engaging exhibits

$12 $4.50

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Airsoft with Optional Equipment Rental for Two or Four, or a 10-Rental Punch Card at Airsoft Jungle Club (Up to 55% Off)

Airsoft Jungle Club

Milwaukee

An indoor airsoft arena with wood buildings, hallways, and open spaces; referees monitor close-quarters battles

$30 $15

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Core Essence Yoga (Up to 60% Off)

Core Essence Yoga

Lower East Side

Yoga classes for students of all levels focus on flowing poses, sustained stretches, or stress-melting meditation

$75 $30

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Admission or Membership to Charles Allis Art Museum or Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum (Up to 64% Off). Four Options Available.

harles Allis Art Museum and Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

Multiple Locations

Explore 2000 years of history at Charles Allis Art Museum or decorative arts and Renaissance Garden at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

$60 $24

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A Grand Avenue Christmas Admission and 10% Off at the Gift Shop for Two or Four at the Pabst Mansion (50% Off)

Pabst Mansion

Avenues West

Flemish Revival mansion dons its Christmas finery for a celebration of Christmas and the historic past of Pabst Brewing Company

$20 $11

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Passengers on the Iroquois, Vista King, and Voyageur cruise ships have passed under century-old raising bridges and laid eyes on history-rich chunks of Milwaukee skyline. However, they've also sat under squadrons of F-18s performing barrel rolls over Lake Michigan. Licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard to perform tours and charters on the lake, Jake Chianelli and his captains offer their passengers a unique perspective on the city's waterside events. They also partner with the nonprofit organization Historic Milwaukee by using their trained docents to lead history tours, which include facts and anecdotes from the arrival of the first fur traders up to modern day.

With kitchen facilities and a full bar on board, each of the three double-decked ships are equipped for tours as well as a range of corporate events, wedding-rehearsal dinners, and Moby Dick-themed improv shows. Climate-controlled lower decks give passengers shelter in all weather, and open upper decks house a stage space where local indie-rock bands play during a summer concert series.

101 W Michigan St
Milwaukee,
WI
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As vaudeville heaved its last breaths in the late 1920s, RKO's Riverside Theater opened in 1928 and served as a performance hall for just a few years before Warner Brothers took it over to screen their films. Decades of neglect followed, reaching a nadir in 1966 when a carelessly tossed cigarette butt incinerated the proscenium's drapery, prompting the cash-conscious owners to replace the opulent teal velour with workmanlike duvetyn. A slated demolition in 1982 nearly replaced the theater with a shopping mall before a coalition of citizens convinced philanthropist Joseph Zilber to save the space. In the subsequent renovations, craftsmen installed plush red drapery, overhauled the obsolete lighting, and repainted the faded French Baroque gilding of the auditorium, restoring the elegant space to its former glory and inspiring it to get back out on the theater dating scene.

116 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee,
WI
US

From their vantage point inside the InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel, diners at Kil@Wat can treat themselves to panoramic vistas of the city, including the bright lights of the neighboring Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Inside the kitchen, chefs use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible to craft elegant meals fit for the awe-inspiring views. This focus on freshness and seasonality translates to a menu of upscale American comfort dishes such as pan-roasted whitefish from Lake Superior and braised short ribs with roasted garlic mash and wild mushroom jus. A staff pastry chef puts her own inventive twist on dessert, concocting delicacies such as peanut-butter-and-chocolate cheesecake with pretzel bark for an added crunch.

These gourmet morsels unite with the restaurant’s elegant décor to forge a luxurious, memorable dining experience. Vibrant chartreuse accents compliment orange suede chairs and crisp white tablecloths. Large light boxes cast a soft glow over people as they sip wine from the extensive list or pose as window washers to get in without a reservation.

100 E Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US

The King of Rock and Roll never relinquishes his throne as four of the country’s top Elvis impersonators team together for Elvis Lives, a multimedia musical tribute to one of music’s premier icons. Endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, which holds the copyright on blue suede shoes, Elvis Lives stars a quartet of bona fide dead ringers, all of whom are winners of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and pay homage to four memorable eras of the pompadour-sporting legend’s career. Fans can swoon and shout as they catch a glimpse of tadpole Elvis and his centrifugal pelvis, movie-era Elvis, leather-jacket “comeback” Elvis, and shimmering, sequined-jumpsuit “Vegas” Elvis. The lavishly-produced show quantum leaps across a memorable career with classic songs sung spot-on, delighting fans and warming the heart of the real Elvis as he watches from the rafters.

116 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee,
WI
US

On Saturday, September 22, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett will gather local businesses, community leaders, and citizens between the two bridge houses of the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge. There, he will ceremonially raise its steel structure and announce a mission to revitalize the street. Following the ceremony, more than 20 motorboats and sailboats will surge down the river and under the bridge, each decked out in Milwaukee-themed decorations and bright colors. Near the bridge, Historical Society members will stage a reenactment of the Milwaukee Bridge War of 1845 and initiate a game of tug of war across the street; on the bridge, meanwhile, trainers from Gold’s Gym will lead lightly sweating groups through yoga poses.

Visitors drink and dine to the sounds of live music and multicultural dance performances as well as the sights of a one-act play on two stages on the Riverwalk. They can browse local vendors at a craft market, explore permanent sculpture installations, and stroke their chins while gazing at art pieces in paint, photography, blown glass, and other media from more than 50 local artists at booths along both sides of the river. As the crowd mills about throughout the event, artists from the Plein Aire Painters’ Association make art live, painting the beautiful city skyline and buzzing groups of people. A complimentary water taxi runs between both Riverwalks throughout the day’s festivities.

161 W Wisconsin, LL300
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Until science allows customized breezes to play concertos through trees and tuned blades of grass, people must fetch their concertos from live musicians. Today's Groupon sings to the ears with premium orchestra-seat tickets to Ohlsson Plays Chopin by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for $20, a $57 value. In two performance dates at the stunning Uihlein Hall on Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3, at 8 p.m., pianist Garrick Ohlsson will capture and tame Frédéric Chopin's famous Piano Concerto No. 2 and two other solo piano pieces in celebration of Chopin's 200th birthday.

700 N Water St
Milwaukee,
WI
US