special events - march 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.
GREATER MILWAUKEE AUTO SHOW, through 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.
TARGET FREE FIRST THURSDAY, March 1; 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.
MISS AMERICA 2012 HOMECOMING CELEBRATION, March 1; Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts,
DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS TREASURE TROVE, March 1-4; US Cellular Arena, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. 7 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.; 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. Sun. www.disney.go.com
SCIENCE BAG LECTURE, Fridays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 11, at 2 p.m.; Room 137, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Physics Building, corner of Kenwood Boulevard and Cramer Street. Interactive lecture “Chasing the Light: Mirages, Illusions and the Human Eye.” For ages 8 and older.
GREATER MILWAUKEE GOLF SHOW, March 2-4; Milwaukee County Sports Complex, 6000 W. Ryan Rd., Franklin. Hole-In-One Challenge, Executive Greens Par 3 Challenge, putting contest, Wii Golf Tournament and personalized one-on-one lessons with WPGA Professionals. Hit with the newest clubs and talk equipment. 1-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. www.greatermilwaukeegolfshow.com
FAMILY FREE DAY AT THE ZOO, March 3; Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd. 256-5412.
GERMANY UNDER GLASS, March 3; Mitchell Park Horticultural Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd. Enjoy the tastes, culture and sounds of Germany. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
WISCONSIN KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW, March 3-4; Wisconsin State Fair Park, Wisconsin Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave. Dogs representing over 125 different breeds and exhibitors offering pet products, services and supplies. 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL SPORTS SHOW, March 7-11; Wisconsin Expo Center, Wisconsin State Fair Park. 72nd Annual Sports Show with exhibitors, demos, seminars, competitions and family activities in the areas of hunting, fishing, camping, dog training, kayaking and canoeing, boating, travel and more. Noon-9 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 800-472-2070. www.milwaukeesportsshow.com
ARCHAEOLOGY FAIR, March 9-10; Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St. hands-on activities and presentations. Talk with archaeologists and historians from Wisconsin universities, museums, historical societies and other institutions. 278-2714.
BREWCITY BRUISERS, March 10; US Cellular Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee’s Rollergirls compete at 7 p.m. www.brewcitybruisers.com
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE, March 10; downtown Milwaukee.
BEHIND THE SCENES WEEKEND AT THE ZOO; March 10-11; Milwaukee County Zoo. Held just once a year, this event allows visitors access to areas normally closed to the public. Free with regular admission. 256-5466.
INDIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL WINTER POW WOW, March 10-11; Wisconsin State Fair Park, Wisconsin Products Pavilion, 640 S. 84th St. Traditional pow wow with singing and dancing. Marketplace with more than 50 vendors, frybread and Indian tacos. Entertainment by Indian Community School students, native women singers, Aztec Dancers and more. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 604-1000.
IRISH FAMILY DAY, March 11; Milwaukee County Horticultural Domes. Events for children and live entertainment sponsored by Milwaukee Irish Fest. Noon-4 p.m.
MAM AFTER DARK, March 16; Milwaukee Art Museum. Exclusive exhibition access, curator led tours, live music, special one-night exhibition, cash bar and more. 5 p.m.-midnight. 278-2728.
CEDARBURG SETTLEMENT AND WINERY OPEN HOUSE, March 17-18; Barrel tasting 2011 vintages, live jazz, cooking-with-wine demonstrations and samplings, wine tastings, special events, food samplings, spring showcases and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 800-827-8020.
AN EVENING WITH WILLIAM SHATNER, March 18; Riverside Theater.
REALTORS HOME & GARDEN SHOW, March 23-April 1; Wisconsin Expo Center, Wisconsin State Fair Park, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave. latest in decorating, home improvement, landscaping and garden needs. CLOSED Mon.-Tues., 4-9 p.m. Wed. & Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 778-4929.
DARE TO BE AWARE FAIR, March 24; Mitchell Park Horticultural Domes. A holistic health fair featuring alternative and natural ways to a healthier lifestyle. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
CAPTAIN FREDERICK PABST’S BIRTHDAY, March 28; The Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tour the Pabst Mansion on Captain Pabst’s 176th birthday for only $2. Tours start on the hour at 10, 11, 12, 1, 2, and 3. 931-0808.
ANNUAL ART IN BLOOM, March 29-April 1; Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. 45 floral arrangements inspired by artworks throughout three floors of the museum’s galleries, this event includes guest appearances by celebrity floral designers and master gardeners. Presentations and lectures focus on European High Style design, shade perennial selections, colorful gardens, and easy methods for growing orchids. See page 31.
PABST TRIVIA NIGHT, March 30, 2012, Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, 901 W. Juneau Ave. 9th & Juneau. 931-0808.
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WITH THE BUNNY, March 31-April 1; Milwaukee County Zoo. Pre-registration required at 256-5466.
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