Things To Do In Shorewood

Rooftop Fireworks Show from Milwaukee Skydeck (53% Off). Three Options Available.

Skydeck's Top Shelf Events Incorporated

Milwaukee War Memorial

$80 $38

Lakefront location with private rooftop view of Big Bang fireworks, DJ, private bathrooms, and cash bar with wine, beer, cocktails, and soda

$50 for Two Tickets to the Film Festival at Horny Goat Brew Pub on Saturday, September 20 or 27 ($100 Value)

Horny Goat Brew Pub

Bay View

$100 $50

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Sip Horny Goat microbrews and dine on American food while taking in films during festival and pig roast

Private Dance Lessons and Practice Parties at Fred Astaire Pewaukee (Up to 89% Off). Three Options Available.

Fred Astaire Pewaukee

Pewaukee

$128 $20

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

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

Monkey Bar Gym

Third Ward

$225 $35

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

Three-Hour Pontoon-Boat Rental Monday–Friday for Up to 12 from Smokey's Bait Shop (50% Off).

Smokey's Bait Shop

Pewaukee

$150 $75

Spacious pontoon boats ferry up to 12 passengers comfortably across Pewaukee Lake

"Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life" for Two at the Milwaukee Public Museum, May 31–June 20, 2014 (Up to 50% Off)

Milwaukee Public Museum

Milwaukee Public Museum

$50 $25

Discover the science and intrigue of the human body's inner workings and the effects of age in this presentation of the human form

$55 for Hands-On Sea Lion Splash Program on Animal Training at Oceans of Fun ($100 Value)

Oceans of Fun

Oceans of Fun

$100 $55

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During the 2.5-hour program, kids ages 5–10 feed sea lions fresh fish poolside and learn the basics of animal training and conservation

Tony Bennett at Riverside Theater on Friday, June 6, at 8 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Tony Bennett

Riverside Theater

$71.76 $35

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Bennett delivers an evening full of standards and show tunes with his signature golden voice and charm

$25 for Wild Goose Chase Urban Beer Scavenger Hunt for Team of Two on Saturday, September 13 ($50 Value)

Team Player Productions

Stubby’s Pub & Grub

$50 $25

Goose Island Beer Company sponsors beer-drinking scavenger hunt, in which teams of two race through Milwaukee in search of five golden eggs

Kayak, Canoe, Paddleboat, and Standup Paddleboard Rentals from Wheel Fun Rentals (Up to 54% Off). Two Options Available.

Wheel Fun Rentals

Veteran's Park

$35 $16

Rentable standup paddleboards, paddleboats, canoes, and kayaks escort people down the pristine waterways of Veteran's Park lagoon

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

$29 $16

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

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

$90 $29

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

Three or Six Weeks of Boot Camp at Mission: Metabolism Bootcamp (Up to 61% Off)

Mission: Metabolism Bootcamp

Bay View

$99 $39

Trainers blend circuit and interval training to blast calories and encourage muscles to keep consuming energy well after the workout

Bootcamp Classes at EMPOWERED Bootcamps & Fitness (Up to 84% Off). Two Options Available.

EMPOWERED Boot camps & Fitness

Juneau Town

$305 $49

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

Three-Hour Intro to Winemaking Class for One, Two, or Ten at Vino 100 (Up to 50% Off)

Vino 100

Milwaukee

$110 $55

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Participants learn the finer points of winemaking, from the selection of grapes to aging to bottling, at this wine boutique and bar

$45 for an Indoor Rock-Climbing Membership & Intro Climbing Lessons at Adventure Rock Indoor Climbing Gym ($125 Value)

Adventure Rock Indoor Climbing Gym

Brookfield

$125 $45

Package includes membership for six weeks, one On The Rocks introductory lesson, and gear rental

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

Sabree3 Taekwondo Center

Mount Mary

$60 $27

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

10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform with Option for Test and a Graduation Belt at Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate

On Location

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

$60 for a Shooting-Range Package for Two with Safety Gear at Brew City Shooter's Supply ($105.98 Value)

Brew City Shooter's Supply

Layton Park

$105.98 $60

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

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Waves creeping onto a sandy shoreline. The sun dipping into the glassy horizon. The sound of laughter and clinking bottles. These are the sort of recollections Big Bay Brewing wants to evoke with each sip of its frosty beers. The master brewers use natural ingredients, such as proprietary yeast and real sugar, while concocting the tasty pours that comprise their menu of small-batch seasonal ales and year-round staples.

Big Bay Brewing's tasting room and retail center also prompts visitors to recall memories of relaxing vacations with its teakwood tables, crackling fireplace, and confused tourists standing around with maps. Those enamored with the tasting room—described by Shepherd Express as decorated with boathouse adornments and daubed in aquatic blues—can rent out part or all of the space for holiday parties, fundraisers, and other gatherings.

4512 N Oakland Ave.
Shorewood,
WI
US

Anytime Fitness, which boasts 2,398 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they?re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness?s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.

4009 N Oakland Ave
Shorewood,
WI
US

Prohibition did more than halt the production of beer in America for 14 years. It also signaled the end of small brewing operations and resulted in a more limited range of lagers once Prohibition ended. But in 2004, a team found a recipe scribbled down in a logbook that dated back to before the 18th Amendment. So the team decided to brew it, and thus Batch 19 was born. Their namesake lager is a pleasantly hoppy beer at 26 IBUs, combining Hersbrucker and Strisslespalt hops to create herbal and black currant notes.

311 North Plankinton Avenue
Milwaukee,
WI
US

The perception of pole dancing is changing. When Maureen Metzger and her business partner DJ Hamilton started Blush Pole Fitness & Dance six years ago, Maureen says, "people thought [the instructors] were strippers." Since then, she's seen attitudes adjust as pole dancing went from taboo to a possible Olympic sport. Maureen equates pole dancing with aerial arts, on par with performances seen in shows such as Cirque du Soleil. She leads a series of classes and workshops that focus on upper-body and core strength or hone in sensual spins and dances. "You can be sexy and sensual," Maureen says, "and it doesn’t have to be tasteless . . . I watch Dancing with the Stars, and I think that is way more sexual than anything we do."

Occasionally, she still has to spend some time fighting inaccurate stereotypes, including an episode in early 2012 that involved inviting Jim Stingl of the Journal Sentinel to studio for a fact-finding mission. But mostly, Maureen and DJ concern themselves with empowering women to be "strong physically and emotionally." There comes a time, she says, when "you stop feeling sexy, you age, you gain weight, you get so busy with other parts of your life. . . I think we lose [that] and [pole dancing] reminds us to be women." She credits pole dancing as a vital ally in boosting her self-esteem during a double mastectomy in her battle against breast cancer.

And though Maureen is the first to tout the power of pole dancing, she is also one of the first to undercut some of its weightier connotations, much like a doctor who uses a stethoscope that squeaks. "[We're] totally willing to laugh at ourselves," she says. "Nobody is taking this too seriously." The lighter mood, in particular, helps welcome shy students, who Maureen and DJ witness transform into "strong, confident, sexy, and feminine [women]."

7701 West Greenfield Avenue
West Allis,
WI
US

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
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