Sure there's snow in the forecast (again) for parts of this weekend, but that shouldn't stop you from getting out and enjoying some of what southeast Wisconsin has to offer. Here's a round-up of five things we think are interesting happening this weekend:
1. Yesterday & Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience
Love The Beatles? You're going to want to head down to Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall Saturday for 'Yesterday & Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience.' There's no bad wigs and fake accents to be found - the band performs as themselves and leave the song choices up to the audience, according to a news release, meaning every show is different. Buy tickets at MarcusCenter.org.
2. A Brief History of Racism
Racine organizations are gathering together in 2020 for a year-long series called 'Opening Our Hearts and Minds to Racism.' The first event in that series happens this Saturday, and it's taking place at 10:00 a.m. in the Great Lakes Room at Gateway Technical College. The session will open with a 'Voices of Justice' presentation by Milton F. Dockery, Instructional Chairman in the History Department at Milwaukee Area Technical College entitled "Where do we go from here? A brief history of racism and its impact on American society." Get more information here.
3. Froth & Follies Fundraiser
This fundraiser event benefits the Milwaukee Fringe Festival, now in its fifth year. The one-night-only, variety-filled event happening this Saturday will feature performances from local artists. $1 from select Hacienda tap beers will go directly to the Fringe Festival. The goal of the festival is to "provide live performances and art displays to give an opportunity for local, regional, and national artists to perform while strengthening the fabric of Milwaukee's arts-going community." There's more information on Facebook.
4. Brewers on Deck
Believe it or not, baseball season is almost here! Happening this Sunday, Brewers on Deck is your annual opportunity to meet Milwaukee's major league players - both the stars and the up-and-comers. Former NL MVPs Christian Yelich and Ryan Braun highlight this year's attendees - though there are dozens of other players and alumni scheduled to appear as well. We posted the full lineup on TMJ4.com here. Make sure you show up early to avoid the notoriously long lines!
5. 'Miss Virginia' Movie Screening
Here's another Sunday event you can check out. 'Miss Virginia,' a movie starring Uzo Aduba (of 'Orange is the New Black' fame) will screen at 2:00 p.m. at Milwaukee's Avalon Thatre. The school choice-themed drama tells the true story of Virginia Walden Ford - a struggling single mother who "launches a movement to change the system" that has harmed her teenage son. It's a free event, but you're asked to RSVP online here.