special events - april 2011
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DOWNTOWN WALKING TOURS by HISTORIC MILWAUKEE, “Skywaukee Walking Tour” through May 28; 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.
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.
REALTORS HOME & GARDEN SHOW, through April 3; 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.
4th ANNUAL ART IN BLOOM, through April 3; Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. Approximately 40 floral arrangements inspired by artworks, celebrity designers and master gardeners, lectures and workshops, marketplace, sculpture garden and more. 224-3200.
FAMILY FREE DAY AT THE ZOO, April 2; Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd. Free admission except for parking.
GREEN LIVING FESTIVAL, April 2; Mitchell Park Horticultural Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd. Learn about fair trade and “green” programs and products, pick up conservation tips and be inspired by the Re-Fashioned Fashion Show, plus kids activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 257-5600.
BREWERS “RISING STARS” GAME, April 2; Miller Park, west of downtown. Top prospects of the Milwaukee Brewers minor league teams play a special exhibition. All seats $10. 3:10 p.m.
MUSEUM STORYTELLING, April 7; Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St. Storytelling performance in conjunction with the museum’s permanent exhibit, The Hebior Mammoth. Learn how to determine the difference between a mastodon and a mammoth as you step back in time, 12,000 years, to the ice age. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 278-2702.
STORY TIME IN THE GALLERIES, April 2, 9, 26, 23, 30; Milwaukee Art Museum. 10:30 a.m. 224-3200.
SKETCHING IN THE GALLERIES, April 2, 9, 26, 23, 30; Milwaukee Art Museum. Drop in and try your hand at sketching from artworks in a different gallery each week. No experience necessary! Materials are provided. Check out all the Kohl's Art Generation weekend family programs. 1 p.m.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS’ HOME OPENER, April 4; Miller Park just west of downtown. See KEY Cover Feature.
TARGET FREE FIRST THURSDAY, April 7; 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. 224-3200.
DARE TO BE AWARE FAIR, April 9; Mitchell Park Horticultural Domes. See, learn about, and experience services and products related to personal growth, holistic health and awareness, and arts. 50 exhibitors. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 483-8788.
DINE WITH WINE, April 12; Seven Seas, 1807 Nagawicka Rd., Delafield. Special evening of food, wine and traditions. This month, the theme is “Remember the Windows on the World.” 262-367-3903 for reservations.
GALLERY NIGHT AND DAY, April 15-16; Downtown Milwaukee. Gallery hopping Friday night and all day Saturday throughout downtown. 271-1416, 273-1173.
HIPPITY HOP EASTER EVENT, April 16; Port Washington, Wis. 262-284-0900, 800-719-4881, 262-268-1132.
KIDSFEST & BABY EXPO, April 16-17; Wisconsin Expo Center, Wisconsin State Fair Park. Find fun, entertainment, learning and hands-on activities, stages and special areas, plus 100+ exhibitors and vendors. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 647-4728.
KITES OVER LYNDEN, April 17; Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., River Hills. Noon-3:30 p.m. 446-8794.
SPECIAL SPRING BREAK PROGRAMS, April 18-22; Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave. 390-5437.
NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT, April 21; Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. Free admission, 5-8 p.m. 390-5437.
INTERNATIONAL GEM & JEWELRY SHOW, April 22-24. Wisconsin Expo Center, Wisconsin State Fair Park. Quality jewelry of all kinds, including loose colored gemstones, fine finished jewelry and fashion jewelry. 727-8840. www.intergem.com.
EGG DAY, April 23; Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Blue Mound Rd. Activities include hands-on crafts and more.
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