Believe it or not, there’s stuff to do in Milwaukee this weekend that isn’t Halloween-related.

October 28, 2016

Believe it or not, there’s stuff to do in Milwaukee this weekend that isn’t Halloween-related.

Get ready to hoist a stein of auf wiedersehen (for now) to many of Milwaukee County Parks’ beer gardens, at least two of which close for the season Sunday: The Landing at Hoyt Park, 1800 N. Swan Blvd., Wauwatosa, and Whitnall Park Beer Garden, 5879 S. 92nd St., Franklin. Some beer gardens might hang on a little longer; check the County

This weekend’s your last chance to see a half-dozen arts performances in Milwaukee. Sunday’s closing day for:

  • “The Book of Mormon,” Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 1 and 6:30 p.m., Uihlein Hall, 929 N. Water St.; marcuscenter.org.
  • “Victory for Victoria,” Milwaukee Opera Theatre, 2 p.m., Wauwatosa Women’s Club, 1626 Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa; milwaukeeoperatheatre.org.
  • “The Man of La Mancha,” 2 and 7 p.m., Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Quadracci Powerhouse Theater, 108 E. Wells St.; milwaukeerep.com.
  • “Dracula vs. the Nazis,” 2 p.m., In Tandem Theatre, Tenth Street Theatre, 628 N. 10th St.; intandemtheatre.org.
  • “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” 2 and 7 p.m., Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Stackner Cabaret, 108 E. Wells St.; milwaukeerep.com.
  • “Where the Streetcar Bends the Corner, Down By the Zoo!”, 7 p.m., Plymouth Church, 2717 E. Hampshire St.; Boulevard Theatre’s Facebook page.
  • Speaking of sweets, Burnhearts gears up for its annual Mitten Fest in February with a barrel-filling event beginning at 6 tonight. Bring a nonperishable food item for a chance to win raffle prizes and the opportunity to add some ingredients to the Brandyland barrel. The bar will also be tapping some special brews from Central Waters and Founders.
  • Dock18 Cocktail Lab is pairing cheese with beer and cocktails, plus tours of Enlightened Brewing Co. and Twisted Path Distillery. Tickets for Boo’z & Cheez are $45 and Halloween costumes are encouraged.
  • Over at the Sugar Maple, Left Hand Brewing Co. takes over a few taps with some special brews including Good Juju, Fade to Black and Nitro Wake Up the Dead.
  • The Harley-Davidson Museum moves its Bike Night inside for a special Skulloween edition. Dress up for the costume contest, plus enjoy live music and food and drink specials at MOTOR.
  • Yonder Mountain String Band is at Turner Hall at 8 p.m. Tickets are $21.25.
  • For something a little quieter, the UWM Golda Meir Library plays host to Simon Winchester, the bestselling author of “The Professor and the Madman.” He’ll talk about his most recent book, “Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators and Fading Empires.”