Things To Do In Milwaukee


Taking on Melanoma Presents 1920s Murder Mystery Mingle on Saturday, March 7 (Up to 51% Off)

Taking on Melanoma

Milwaukee

Complimentary appetizers join live music and murder at a 1920s speakeasy, with proceeds benefiting melanoma research; free parking included

$135 $69

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Standup with Appetizers for Two or Four at Jokerz Comedy Club on March 6–July 31 (Up to 72% Off)

Jokerz Comedy Club

Jokerz Comedy Club

Top standup comedians perform while audiences munch on loaded fries, beer-battered cheese curds, and nacho platters

$35.50 $12

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Rock: Dave Mason's "Traffic Jam" at Turner Hall Ballroom on March 8 (Up to 51% Off)

Dave Mason’s "Traffic Jam"

Turner Hall Ballroom

Dave Mason plays hits from his time with the psych-rock band Traffic, then shares cuts from his latest album, Future’s Past

$50.67 $25

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Two-Hour Ceramics-Painting Class for Two, Four, or Six at Ceramics Plus (Up to 56% Off)

Ceramics Plus

West Allis

Choose from more than 14,000 ceramic figures, paint your piece, and fire it during two-hour class

$49 $24

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Private Dance Lessons and Practice Parties at Fred Astaire Pewaukee (Up to 93% Off). Three Options Available.

Fred Astaire Pewaukee

Pewaukee

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

$128 $12

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5, 10, or 20 Semi-Private Personal-Training Sessions at Anytime Fitness Greenfield (Up to 83% Off)

Anytime Fitness

Greenfield Club

Trainers lead small groups in fitness regimens aimed at setting and meeting fitness goals

$200 $35

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$21 for Two Movie Tickets, Two Beverages, and One Popcorn at Times Cinema ($40.50 Value)

Times Cinema

Washington Heights

Digital projection and 3D screens show new releases in theater outfitted with comfortable seats, concessions, and cocktails

$40.50 $18

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$28 for Movie for Two with Beverages and Pizza at Rosebud Theater (Up to $50.50 Value)

Rosebud Theater

Wauwatosa

Duos feast on pizza and sip cocktails and microbrews while settling into cushy loveseats and enjoying Hollywood hits

$50.50 $28

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Movie for Two or Four with Small Popcorn at Fox Bay Cinema Grill (55% Off)

Fox Bay Cinema Grill

Fox Bay Cinema Grill

Renovated art-deco theater with digital sound and projection transports imaginations with romantic and adventurous Hollywood films

$21.99 $10

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 54% Off)

AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

More than 200 locations across the country offer two-hour bowling packages for groups of two, four, or six

$30.38 $17

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$79 for Spartan Race Entry to the Miller Park Sprint on May 23 ($125 Value)

Spartan Race

Miller Park

3-plus mile sprint through Miller Park, home of the Brewers baseball team

$125 $79

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5 or 10 Barre Classes at The Movement Center (Up to 57% Off)

The Movement Center

Pewaukee

Instructors lead students in highly controlled dance movements at a ballet barre

$80 $35

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Firearm-Safety and Concealed-Carry Course for One or Two from Shield Defense Firearm Training (Up to 53% Off)

Shield Defense Firearm Training

West Allis, WI

Professional instruction in a comfortable setting helps students qualify for concealed-carry permits in Wisconsin and several other states

$125 $59

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Children's Cookie-Decorating Class or High-Tea Class for One or Two at Superior Culinary Center (Up to 52% Off)

Superior Culinary Center

Milwaukee

Kids learn how to decorate cupcakes and cookies or prepare high tea during fun, hands-on classes

$29 $16

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Sabree3 ATA Martial Arts (55% Off)

Sabree3 Taekwondo Center

Mount Mary

Learn the beginner basics of blocks, kicks, and strikes while focusing on traditional values such as respect and discipline.

$60 $27

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One or Three Months of Kung Fu, Kenpo, and Tai Chi Classes at Rising Dragon Martial Arts (Up to 73% Off)

Rising Dragon Martial Arts

Milwaukee

Master Instructor Steve Jungmann teaches traditional Chinese martial arts forms alongside full-contact sparring

$90 $29

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$55 for a Shooting-Range Package for Two with Safety Gear at Brew City Shooter's Supply ($105.98 Value)

Brew City Shooter's Supply

Brew City Shooter's Supply

Owned and operated by military veterans with an eye toward safety; training facility with 14 pistol lanes and 2 rifle lanes

$105.98 $55

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Month of Unlimited Metcon Madness Classes for One or Two at SELF Fit (Up to 55% Off)

SELF Fit

CrossFit Milwaukee

Metcon Madness classes employ the elements of CrossFit workouts without the heavy lifting

$120 $60

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$125 for a High-Speed Drive in a Ferrari or Lamborghini from Gotham Dream Cars ($249 Value)

Gotham Dream Cars

Miller Park

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

$249 $125

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Steve Shapson has always taken a do-it-yourself approach to his food, having cultivated wild mushrooms and started his own home-brewing store. One day, a customer entered this brewing facility in search of a thermometer, and Steve quickly discovered the man had something other than brewing in mind. As the customer explained his newfound passion for amateur cheese making, Steve enthusiastically dove into the concept, inviting the fellow foodie to his store to help him discover the process. Since then, he's become The Cheesemaker, striving to pass on hard-earned knowledge that he maintains can't be found in conventional cheese-making guidebooks. Steve teaches techniques for making hard and soft cheeses, butter, yogurt, and kefir in onsite workshops that last either just a few hours or a full weekend. During hands-on workshops, he explains both proper and improper techniques, often citing mistakes he's made in the past as examples and telling cautionary tales about arranging rival cheeses next to each other on a serving platter. To supply his workshops and fill out his take-home cheese-making kits, Steve gathers a range of cultures and inoculants necessary for developing different cheeses, as well as basic-to-advanced gear such as curd knives, strainers, and warming vats.
1500 East Park Place
Milwaukee,
WI
US
After decades of winning the admiration of stock-car racing fans with his aggressive driving strategy and off-track charisma, Rusty Wallace now gives others the chance to experience the rush of racing. He joined forces with Sodikart to roll out the Rusty Wallace Kart Experience, pairing kart with driver at some of the country's most celebrated racetracks. Racers can hop in a custom RT8 (or its kid-friendly counterpart, the LR4) and hit the gas, tearing up everything from the versatile road courses and speedy main track of the Atlanta Motor Speedway to the challenging lava pits of the Milwaukee Mile. But this go-karting business has a big brother?the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. It's a high-speed trip into the pro-racing trade, with breathtaking ride-alongs and racing experiences in stock cars. Guests buckle up and sit shotgun alongside professional drivers as they fly down straightaways and around curves. They can even get behind the wheel themselves, finally feeling what it's like to be a professional driver.
7722 W Greenfield Ave.
West Allis,
WI
US
The 74-foot tower of North Point Lighthouse stretches to meet the neighboring trees of Lake Park. Attached to it are two-and-a-half stories of wood-frame keeper's quarters that once housed historic figures such as Georgia Stebbins, keeper for thirty years. Renovated in 2007, the bright, airy building now acts as home to artifacts and lighthouse-related curios, including an original 1928 Fresnel lens that helped guide seafaring vessels. Additionally, a Chadburn telegraph, recovered from a sunken ship, pays homage to the orders that went to and from the ship's bridge and engine rooms. Guests can browse both the quarters and the lighthouse, and explore the site's more than 120 years of history by perusing the artwork and photographs displayed throughout the galleries. Dedicated volunteers are also on hand to dispense fascinating information and history, and to give limited guided tours that lead visitors to the top of the tower, where they can catch views of the surrounding park and lakefront.
2650 N Wahl Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US
At The ComedySportz Theatre, audience suggestions keep an all-ages, family-friendly and fast-paced vortex of scenes, games, and songs spinning in competitive shows that pit two improv teams against each other. Inside the intimate, 149-seat theater, spontaneity rules as a referee moderates the all-ages-appropriate hilarity pitched between the Chicago Bosses and The Evanston Express. At the end of each comedic duel, the points and audience votes are tallied to determine the winning team, sentencing the losers to feed the doves that live inside the winners' top hats. The ComedySportz Training Center's seasoned instructors also teach six-week courses in the art of improvised hilarity and the essential virtues of spontaneity, risk taking, and engagement with the moment. Through scene work, ComedySportz games, and short- and long-form improv, students learn to keep audiences roaring in order to jump-start a career or become a more affable bank robber.
420 South 1st Street
Milwaukee,
WI
US
As the bartender looks up from his stool, he sees the world around him has started to spin. But drinking on the job isn't to blame: the scenery shifts around him as the mobile Pedal Tavern rolls down the streets of Milwaukee, powered by the cycling feet of up to 15 of his friends. Ten seats with bicycle-style pedals, plus five seats for non-pedaling passengers, circle up around the wooden bar-in-the-round where the “bartender”—actually one of the passengers—leads the carousing and doles out snacks the group has packed. A flat roof shades passengers as a Pedal Tavern employee steers the craft around corners and curves. Though there's no alcohol onboard the Pedal Tavern itself—in line with current legislation—the bars and taverns along routes in the Third Ward and Walker's Point pour beers and cocktails, including perpetual happy-hour specials for Pedal Tavern riders.
338 S 1st St
Milwaukee,
WI
US
It's rare for museums to have cozy dining rooms, but the Charles Allis Art Museum wasn't always a museum. Earlier in the 20th century, it was businessman and arts patron Charles Allis's Tudor-style mansion. Allis bequeathed it to the public along with his massive art collection, though, and nowadays, visitors can stop by to see pieces that span 2,000 years. Some highlights? Works by Winslow Homer, Classic antiquities, a large collection of Asian ceramics, plus rotating exhibits by local Wisconsin artists. The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum nestles in a historic mansion, too, albeit a different one. This one was built in the likeness of an Italian Renaissance villa in 1923, by architect David Adler. Its art spans a smaller period, from the 15th century through to the 18th. Visitors can browse wrought-iron work by Cyril Colnik, and explore a formal, outdoor Renaissance garden.
2220 North Terrace Avenue
Milwaukee,
WI
US
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