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OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview, Feb. 16-19, 2017

Watch beauty unfold at Milwaukee Ballet's Genesis Dance Competition this weekend.
Watch beauty unfold at Milwaukee Ballet's Genesis Dance Competition this weekend.

The great Milwaukee weekend is here. Are you ready? You are now with the one and only OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview. 

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SUNDAY

MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS VS. CHARLOTTE CHECKERS
Grab your fellow hockey fans and spend an afternoon at the ice rink as the Admirals take on the Checkers. Learn more here.

ALL STAR SUNDAY, GO GIANNIS GO! 
The NBA takes to the court Sunday night for the annual NBA All Star Game.  Giannis is a starter!  Cheer him on, Milwaukee.  Game information is here

DRAG QUEEEN STORY TIME
This family event will include stories and songs that promote diversity, education, and creativity. This free event is brought to you by Progressive Moms of Milwaukee, Thrive Learning MKE and The Point. We will be collecting items to benefit Courage MKE, which is a local non-profit organization that serves homeless LGBTQ teens in Milwaukee. For more info head here.

DOROTHY
Bring out your inner metalhead as the Rave hosts L.A. based band Dorothy for this stop of their Rock is Dead tour.

BACONFEST
Bacon lovers rejoice this Sunday as Potawatomi hosts Baconfest, where guests can taste original bacon creations crafted by Southeast Wisconsin’s best chefs.

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HAPPY HOUR AT THE BARRE
Spend Happy Hour at the Barre. Barre Code that is! Read all about it from our Carolynn Buser - and then get to a 4:45 p.m. in Brookfield or 5:45 in the Third Ward. Bottoms up!

MIDWINTER BREWFEST
Taste the best beers Brew City has to offer at the Milwaukee Ale House’s 20th Midwinter Brewfest. The event benefits Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer.

#GOIN CRAZY CONCERT
Get crazy this Sunday to hot hip hop beats as Milwaukee artist Bushie B performs at the Miramar Theatre.

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CHILI COOK-OFF
February means chili tasting time as the Riverwest Co-op hosts a Chili Cook-off at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn. Vote for your favorite chili or bring in your best dish.

SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO
One of New York City’s most legendary theaters comes to the Midwest as The Point hosts talented local artists at Showtime at the Apollo: Milwaukee Edition.

KEG STAND UP
Have a laugh and a beer at Lakefront Brewery’s Keg Stand Up, where guests can enjoy top regional stand up comics and savor specials including half off cheese curds and $1 off taps.

WINTERFEST
Embrace the cold and head to the Cedar Creek Settlement shops for Cedarburg's Winter Festival. Enjoy a Sunday filled with bed races, wine tasting, live music and an outdoor chili bar.

MUSIC SALE
Browse through a vast collection of CDs, DVDs, vinyl and more as the American Serb Hall hosts this month’s Milwaukee Music Fest.

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Don’t miss out on great shows at one of Milwaukee’s premier concert destinations, The Rave. Get show info, tickets and more at TheRave.com.

ANDY BLACK
Enjoy 80s synth and goth-inspired tunes as the Rave debuts Andy Black for his Homecoming Tour Curtain Call.

SOUND TRAVELS LIVE
Join the Nomad every Sunday night at 9 p.m. to unwind with 88nine’s Marcus Doucette and guest DJs. You will be able to dance and drink the night away before having to take on the long week ahead. Specials of the night include $5 Great Lakes double mixers, $3 Lakefront drafts and $2 Pabst beer.

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Get your skin ready for winter. Cora Beauty + Spa is ready to make your Sunday better by getting your skin in tiptop shape. Pre-book your Sunday now.

MU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Cheer on the Golden Eagles as the Marquette Women’s Basketball team takes on DePaul this Sunday at the Al McGuire Center.

ALL WEEKEND LONG

GENESIS DANCE COMPETITION
Delight in the fine art of dance and vote for your favorite choreography at the Genesis International Choreographic Competition. Read Dave Begel’s commentary on the show here.

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MAMA TRIED WEEKEND MOTORCYCLE SHOW
Connect with fellow motorcycling enthusiasts at the Mama Tried Motorcycle Show this weekend at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, featuring over 100 motorcycles from builders of all calibers.

FORE
The temp is heating up this weekend and so are some of Milwaukee’s golf courses. Hit some balls at Lincoln or Grant Park. Call to make your tee times now.

WISCO BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL
The African American Women’s Center is hosting a three day Wisconsin Black Arts Festival, including live spoken word performances, dancers, musicians, vendor displays and more.

CABARET MKE
The Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery serves as the perfect host for a glimpse into the past as Cabaret MKE presents "Curse of The Apothecary."

LOVABYE DRAGON
This world premiere show comes to First Stage this weekend. The story is based on Barbara Joosse’s Dragon and Girl books, which tell the story of an unexpected friendship between a young girl and a lonely dragon. The show is for families and their children. Check out the full deets and description here. Read Dave Begel’s review here.

ANIME MKE
Geek out to the latest trends in Japanese culture as the Wisconsin Center hosts Anime Milwaukee this weekend. Enjoy costume contests, video game and board game contests, anime viewing rooms, merchandise and more.

THE ILLUSIONISTS
Make room for a little magic and be dazzled by a thrilling show by The Illusionists, performing live from Broadway all weekend at the Marcus Center. Read Dave Begel’s review here and Matt Mueller’s interview with a cast member here.

TONY N’ TINA’S WEDDING
Toast to a night of matrimony, comedy and enjoy an Italian buffet dinner as you join in the drama of Tony n' Tina's Wedding this Friday and Saturday night at Turner Hall.

GIANTS IN THE CHAMBERS
Choose your ideal concert experience at a variety of venues through Present Music’s Giants in the Chamber. Learn more about the different musical events this weekend here.

WOMEN OF TROY
Get your Greek on this weekend and explore the ethical, social and political questions of the ages as Off The Wall Theatre presents Women of Troy by Euripides.

ROBIN HOOD
Head to the Marcus Center to immerse yourself in the legend of Robin Hood and fill your weekend with timeless tales and exciting adventures.

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I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
Celebrate love in a playful and witty way with this musical comedy, which takes viewers through the frustrations and joys of relationships throughout life. Laugh, smile and enjoy this show all weekend. Find tickets here.

THE OTHER PLACE
Researcher Juliana Smithton finds a clinical breakthrough but gets distracted by a mysterious young woman when presenting her findings. Soon enough, a mystery unravels and leaves you at the edge of your seat. Shows will be happening all weekend and tickets are available here.

MCGUIRE
Celebrate 100 years of Marquette Basketball and a Milwaukee legend by coming out to see McGuire this weekend at Milwaukee Rep. Marquette University’s legendary basketball coach, Al Mcguire, will be honored in this show for his many accomplishments, including leading the Warriors to the NCAA Championship and being a candid television personality. See the man behind the legend as his story comes alive. Dave Begel shares his thoughts on the production here.

100 THINGS TO DO IN WINTER
Can’t exactly come up with what to do in cold-weather Milwaukee? Don’t sweat it; we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of 100 things you, your family and your friends can do: onmilwaukee.com/buzz/articles/milwaukeewinter.html

BUY A MILWAUKEE GIFT THIS WEEKEND
Searching for the perfect Milwaukee gift for a dear friend or loved one? Buy local – and buy often – from this guide of 100 Milwaukee gifts.

MOVIE GUIDE - SEE A MOVIE IN THE THEATERS THIS WEEKEND
Showtimes, tickets, reviews and more are here inside the Milwaukee Movie Guide.

FIND YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT
Looking for the right place to eat this weekend? Check out the OnMilwaukee.com Dining section here.


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