special events - february 2012
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MILWAUKEE COUNTY FARMERS MARKET, every Saturday through April 30; Tommy Thompson Youth Center, Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St. Apples, cheeses, farm eggs, baked goods, local meats and veggies. 8 a.m.-noon. 920-478-4277.
EAST TOWN MARKET, second Saturday through May 14; Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Dr. Locally created art, fashions, jewelry, home goods, textiles, beauty and bath products as well as organic meats, cheeses and other foods.
DOWNTOWN WALKING TOURS by Historic Milwaukee, “Skywaukee Walking Tour” through May 26, 1 p.m. Saturday, explore the early history of Milwaukee as seen through the skywalk system. All tours start at Shops of Grand Avenue, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., statue on ground floor atrium beside TJ MAXX. For other tours and starting points visit www.historicmilwaukee.org. 277-7795.
GROUNDHOG DAY, Feb 2; Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd. Ceremony takes place at 10:30 a.m. in the zoo's Family Farm. 256-5412.
TARGET FREE FIRST THURSDAY, Feb. 2; Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. Admission to MAM is free for everyone on the first Thursday of each month, courtesy of Target. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 224-3200.
SCIENCE BAG LECTURE, Fridays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m.; Room 137, Physics Building, corner of Kenwood Boulevard and Cramer Street. Interactive lecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). “Math Puzzlers and Brain Ticklers” by UWM mathematician Bill Mandella. For ages 8 and older.
STREETS OF OLD MILWAUKEE COME ALIVE, Feb. 3-4; Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St. Part of the Celebrations of Culture series. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
FAMILY FREE DAY AT THE ZOO, Feb. 4; Milwaukee County Zoo.
GREAT LAKES PET EXPO, Feb. 4; Wisconsin Expo Center, Wisconsin State Fair Park, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave. Newest pet products, Wisconsin’s largest interactive reptile exhibit, and entertainment showcasing pets. Hundreds of animals available for adoption and educational seminars. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 840-7411.
CEDARBURG WINTER FESTIVAL, Feb. 4-5; Historic Cedarburg, 20 minutes north of Milwaukee. See KeyMilwaukee.com Cover Feature.
STORY TIME IN THE GALLERIES, at 10:30 a.m., DROP-IN TOURS at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., SKETCHING IN THE GALLERIES at 1-3 p.m., Saturdays, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr.
OPEN STUDIO at 10 a.m.-4 p.m., DROP-IN TOUR at 2 p.m.; Sundays, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Milwaukee Art Museum.
MILWAUKEE/NARI SPRING HOME IMPROVEMENT SHOW, Feb. 9-12; Wisconsin Expo Center, State Fair Park. Newest products, trends, and services for the home in more than 700 booth spaces, plus national and local speakers and chefs, an outdoor living area, an interior design competition, and more. 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 771-4071.
LITTLE SWEETHEART DANCE, Feb. 10; Betty Brinn Children's Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave. 6-9 p.m. Reservations required.
MUSKIE EXPO, Feb. 10-12; Wisconsin Products Pavilion, Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St. Get a head start on summer fishing. Includes the world's largest traveling aquarium for demonstrating muskie lures. Don’t miss the booth for Shumway Guide Service and Shumway Tackle line of muskie/pike baits developed by innovative guides with more than 45 years of combined experience. (shumwaysmusky.com). Noon-9 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. 608-445-4645, www.muskieexpo.com.
WINTER CARNIVAL, Feb. 11; Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., River Hills. Outdoor art-making, studio activities, tours and tree-walks, ice skating (weather permitting) and more. Watch or participate on foot, skis, snowshoes or skates (bring your own). 446-8794. See KeyMilwaukee.com feature.
GOLDEN DRAGON CHINESE ACROBATS, Feb. 11; Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St. 286-3663.
VALENTINE ICE CREAM SOCIAL, Feb. 11; Betty Brinn Children's Museum. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
47TH ANNUAL ST. MONICA SOCIETY ANTIQUE SHOW, Feb. 11-12; St. Monica’s Donovan Parish Hall, 5635 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. More than 25 Midwestern dealers with furniture, jewelry, accessories, artwork, ceramics, carpets and other items. Also, a bakery and the raffle of a quilt handmade by parish members. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 916-8216.
DINE WITH WINE, Feb. 14; Weisberber’s Seven Seas, 1807 Nagawicka Rd., Delafield. Special evening of food, wine and traditions featuring four wines and six courses. 262-367-3903 for reservations, which are required.
MAM AFTER DARK, Feb. 17; Milwaukee Art Museum. Exclusive exhibition access, curator led tours, Photo Booth, DIY Studio, Radio Milwaukee’s hottest DJs, free snacks, cash bar, and more. 5 p.m.-midnight. 278-2728.
THE WOODWORKING AND DIY SHOWS, Feb. 17-19; Wisconsin Expo Center, State Fair Park. Woodworkers and DIY'ers will find the tools and supplies; classes in finishing, cabinetmaking, power tools, designing a safe and healthy workshop and more. 800-826-8257.
ANIME MILWAUKEE, Feb. 17-19; Frontier Airlines Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. Includes panels on everything from gaming and anime to martial arts, industry news, nostalgia, fan fiction, artwork and other sessions and presentations organized by local experts. 908-6001.
WORLD OF WHEELS CUSTOM CAR SHOW, Feb. 17-19; Wisconsin Expo Center, State Fair Park. Competitive car, bike and truck classes, from sport compacts to customs and low riders to hot rods are included. 422-9505.
FOOD & FROTH FEST, Feb. 18; Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St. Sip stout in the Streets of Old Milwaukee and browse the other halls of the museum. Fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of MPM. 7-10 p.m. 278-6170.
TASTE OF GREECE, Feb. 18-19; James Pihos Cultural Center, 9400 W. Congress St. Traditional Greek dishes, dance performances by the Hellenic Dancers, Greek music and tours of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Noon-8 p.m. www.annunciationwi.com.
WWE ELIMINATION CHAMBER, Feb. 19; Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St. 6:45 p.m. 800-745-3000.
MILWAUKEE RV SHOW, Feb. 23-26; Wisconsin Expo Center. State Fair Park. Exhibitors featuring pop-up campers, truck campers, travel trailers, fifth wheels, motor homes, and park models of all sizes. 463-7640.
TRIPOLI SHRINE CIRCUS, Feb. 23-26; U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Klbourn Ave. The circus is a combination of strength, skill, beauty and mystery. With amazing lighting and sound, human and animal performers transport the audience into the magical world of the circus. 800-745-3000.
GREATER MILWAUKEE AUTO SHOW, Feb. 25-March 4; Frontier Airlines Center. See the latest models at this show produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows and presented by Automobile Dealers Association of Mega Milwaukee. 3-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 1-9 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 908-6001.
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