TO DO

1) Smokey’s 17th Birthday Celebration (all ages)
Saturday 01/20: Black Husky Brewing (Riverwest); 12pm – 10pm (free)

There’s more to love at Black Husky Brewing than just their fantastic Northwoods beer: namely, their pack of beautiful dogs. Come join the brewing crew to celebrate 17 (human) years of their dog Smokey with a new beer release, a smoked-food potluck, and birthday cheesecake. And beer. And petting.

2) Public Opening – Back Yards to Big Leagues MKE Sports Exhibit (all ages)
Fri-Sat 01/19-20: Milwaukee County Historical Society (Westown); 9:30am – 5pm ($7)

Photo sourced from the September 27, 1926 Milwaukee Sentinel of the Milwaukee Badgers NFL football team playing the Detroit Panthers at Athletic Park. All other photos by Joe Powell for The Squeaky Curd.

The beautiful Milwaukee County Historical Society is opening its 2018 season with a featured exhibit on the history of our city’s sports teams. We wrote a whole article about the not-so-great Milwaukee Badgers pro football team, but who were the Milwaukee Bears, Bavarians, Bonecrushers, Hawks, Does, Chiefs, and Chicks?

3) The 3rd Annual Punk Rock for Socks (21+)
Saturday 01/20: Sabbatic (Walker’s Point); 8pm – 2am (donations)

Who knew punk rockers loved socks so much? Sabbatic bar did, and that’s why they’re back with a third year of their successful fundraising effort supporting Robyn’s Nest at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Stop on in this Saturday for all-you-can-jam local punk bands, and leave your toddler to adult socks behind for a good cause.

NOT TO DO

1) Feel too overwhelmed by life

Just remember: you didn’t have to unpack hundreds of boxes today after lightning struck your house and burned a giant hole in the roof above your bed and you waited 6 months for renovations to be complete to move back into your home. Ted did, and he looks in great spirits.

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