*Just in case you didn’t already have plans for the next few days (as if, you popular person, you), here’s your list of 3+ things to do in Milwaukee this weekend…and 1 not to do.*


1) Festivus on Brady Street (21+)
Saturday 12/03: Brady Street (Lower East Side); 7pm – 2am

It’s the most “high strength-to-weight ratio” time of the year! Festivus, the annual celebration of aluminum poles, feats of strength, and airing of grievances, is back on Brady Street this Saturday. For most it’s just another excuse to be ornery while drinking on Brady, but this year they’ve added a 5280-foot “race” that features some great swag.

Festivus yes! Bagels no!

Note: Featured photo is of Joe at Brady Street Festivus 2015, having just won (stolen) the Festivus pole.

2) Hover Craft MKE (all ages)
Sunday 12/04: The Pritzlaff Building (Menomonee Valley); 12pm-6pm ($5)

The line to enter Hover Craft MKE 2015 at Turner Hall. All photos by Joe Powell.

The line to enter Hover Craft MKE 2015 at Turner Hall. All photos by Joe Powell.

The biggest maker fair of the year is back just in time for the holiday shopping season. Featuring 70+ local vendors, (including some we’ve recommended ourselves on The Squeaky CurdHover Craft MKE is your one-stop-shop for unique artisan-crafted goods. Make sure to bring a bag to carry the inevitable pile of things you’ve bought; you’ll run out of hands and pockets quickly.

3) Pundamonium: The Milwaukee Pun Slam! (21+)
Saturday 12/03: Shank Hall (Lower East Side); 7pm – 10pm ($6)

The national pun-promoting organization, Modern Antics, is bringing their hit Pundamonium competition to Shank Hall this weekend. Contestants are first-come-first-picked from audience members, and each has 2 minutes per round to impress 5 judges (also chosen from the audience) with their pun-skills. The final 4 contestants end the night in a winner-take-all, pun to the death battle royale. It’d be the purrfect night out for a couple cool cats. Yeah, I wouldn’t win.


1) Pass the 18th Amendment again… So instead celebrate it’s repeal!
Monday 12/05: Great Lakes Distillery (Walker’s Point); 6pm – 9pm (free)


This Monday, the 5th of December, we honor the passage of the 21st Amendment, which repealed the 18th Amendment (ie. Prohibition). Great Lakes Distillery, Wisconsin’s first distillery to open since that dark age, is throwing an annual Repeal Day Celebration in Walker’s Point. Throw on your best 1930s outfit and come grab a bottle of their aged rye whiskey, only available once a year.

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