FAIRS & FESTIVALS
All Saints Lutheran Church: Spring Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 20. Crafters, raffle, bake sale, and hot lunch to-go. Free admission and free parking. Please bring a nonperishable item for the food pantry. 9131 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek.
Wisconsin State Polka Festival: May 14-16. Sterling Chalet, 1271 Highway 175, Richfield. wisconsinpolkaboosters.com
228 Tap Haus & Eatery: Totally Neon, 9 p.m. March 20, 228 N. Sixth St., West Bend.
AJ’s Bar & Grill: The NOW, March 27. S90-W13970 Boxhorn Driive, Muskego.
Belfast Station: Music at 8 p.m. Ben Janzow, March 20. Chaz Duo, March 27. N64-W23246 Main St-, Sussex.
Brewtown Eatery: Blues and Jazz Experience Trio with Miller, Stoll, and Zarcone host an open jam, 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday. 5121 W. Howard Ave. Call for table reservation, (414) 321-3900.
BuB’s Irish Pub: Live music at 9 p.m. Bella Cain, March 19. The Now, March 20. The Toys, 9 p.m. March 27. Cherry Pie, April 2. Madison County Country Band, April 3. Stetsin & Lace, April 27. N116-W16218 Main St., Germantown.
Cafe Centraal: Live music, 6 to 8 p.m. Sarah Day, March 19. Red Rabbit, March 20. Derek Pritzi & Joe Weiss, March 25. Brooklynn Marti, March 26. Red Rabbit, March 27. 2306 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Clark Hotel: Dick Eliot jazz, 6 to 9 p.m. April 2 and 16. 314 W. Main St., Waukesha.
Cue Club of Wisconsin: Live music at 8:30 p.m. Cherry Pie, 9 p.m. March 20. Ten Feet Tall, 8:45 p.m. March 27. Rokken Dokken, with NightSnake, April 10. JOE 2.0, April 17. Road Crew, April 24. 2454 N. Grandview Blvd., Waukesha.
Fox & Hounds: Jake Williams, 6 p.m. March 20. Larry Lyne, 6 p.m. March 27. Tinker, 6 p.m. April 3. Brian Boehlen, 6 p.m. April 10. 1298 Friess Lake Road, Hubertus.
Greenfield Pub: Ten Feet Tall, 8:30 p.m. March 20. Breaking Cadence, 8:30 p.m. March 27. 16461 W. Greenfield Ave., New Berlin.
The Hive Taproom: Live music, 6 to 9 p.m. Paulie & The Poorboys, March 20. Smooth Blues Band, March 27. Scott Huffman Duo, April 10. W2463 County Road ES, East Troy.
Kelly’s Bleachers II: Smart Mouth, 8 p.m. March 20. Scott Berendt, 8 p.m. March 24. Addiction, with Dawn of Day, 8 p.m. March 27. Cherry Pie, 9 p.m. April 3. Rebecca and the Grey Notes, 8 p.m. April 7. 7805 S. Loomis Road, Wind Lake.
Kochanski’s Concertina Beer Hall: Polka Open Jam & Pierogi/Polish Sausage Extravaganza, 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays. 1920 S. 37th St.
Matty’s Bar & Grill: Jon Rouse, 8 p.m. March 20. 14460 W. College Ave., New Berlin.
Mequon Public Market: Christopher’s Project, 6:30 p.m. April 2. The Oxleys, 6:30 p.m. April 16. Mezzanine level, 6300 W. Mequon Road, Mequon.
The Mineshaft: Music starts at 8:30 p.m. Chaz Band Duo, March 20. Jim Gaf Trio, March 27. Saddlebrook Duo, April 3. Vinyl Road, April 10. 22 N. Main St., Hartford.
Nicole’s Third Ward Social: Live music 7 to 10 p.m. Raine Stern, March 19. Zach Seidl, Collin Smith, March 26. 333 N. Broadway.
Our Place: Cherry Pie, 9:30 p.m. April 10. 4721 Highway 33, West Bend.
The Packing House: Live music, 6 to 9 p.m. Joe Jordan, March 19. Cameron Webb, March 20. Jeff Stoll, March 26. Carmen Nickerson, March 27. 900 E. Layton Ave.
Saloon on Calhoun: Open Jam, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Cherry Pie, 8:30 p.m. April 17. 17000 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield.
Splash Martini Bar: Brian Boehlen, 8:30 p.m. March 19. Ripple Effect, 8:30 p.m. March 27. 134 N. Main St., Oconomowoc.
Tally Ho Pub: Marcell, 8 p.m. March 20. 1855 Highway 82, Hartford.
Laughing Liberally Milwaukee: “Pan-niversary” Extravaganza virtual streaming show, 8 p.m. March 19. $5 per household. laughingliberallymke.com
Memories Dinner Theater: “Chicken Comedy” with Chris Barnes, April 3. 1077 Lake Drive, Port Washington. (262) 284-6850.
Milwaukee Comic Book Convention: Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28. Free. Root River Center, 7220 Rawson Ave., Franklin. Buy and sell with dealers from three states displaying comic books from the golden age to the present, and collectibles. Information: Alan, (309) 657-1599, or visit www.epguides.com/comics
Oak Creek Celebration Commission: Easter Drive Thru for children under 12, 10 a.m. to noon March 27. Adults are invited to bring their children, in the car, to receive an Easter Goodie Bag, until bags run out. Lake Vista Park, 4001 Lake Vista Parkway, Oak Creek
Riverside Theater Ghost Tours: Behind-the-scenes tours of theater for paranormal activity, Friday-Sunday, April 16-18. 116 W. Wisconsin Ave. Visit website for tour times and tickets. pabsttheater.org
St. Jude Thrift Shop: Clearance sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 20. All men’s and women’s clothing, including coats, suits, dresses, athletic, jeans, sweaters and many other items, will be sold for $2 during the two-day sale. 822 Glenview Ave., Wauwatosa,
Waukesha Civic Theatre PIX Flix: It Happened One Night, 6:30 p.m. April 12. Aladdin Live Action, 6:30 p.m. May 3. 264 W. Main St., Waukesha. (262) 547-0708; waukeshacivictheatre.org
West Allis Public Library: Virtual ARTalk program “Adventures in Public Art,” 6:30 p.m. March 23..Free. Artists Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg discuss several public art projects. Register for the program at westallislibrary.org/events
- ARTalk: Jewelry Design Beyond the Torch, April 27.
Wisconsin African American Women’s Center: Annual Hat Show, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 26-28. Hats, headbands, and handbags for sale to benefit the center. 3020 W. Vliet St. waawcenter.org
Wisconsin Book Festival: Watch past festivals online, and view ongoing book talks with authors throughout the year. wisconsinbookfestival.org
FOOD & DINING
Apple Holler: Orchard Market and Cider & Bakery Barn walk-up windows are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. The To-Go menu includes Lenten specials, homemade heat n’ serve meals, pie specials and soups. 5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant. appleholler.com
The Bartolotta Restaurants: The following dining destinations are open, featuring new menus. Pricing is per person or a la carte – depending on the restaurant – plus tax and gratuity, unless stated otherwise. bartolottas.com
Bacchus, 925 E. Wells St. Reservations: (414) 765-1166.
- Staglin Family Vineyard Napa Wine Dinner. March 31.
Harbor House, 550 N. Harbor Drive. Reservations: (414) 395-4900.
Joey Gerard’s – A Bartolotta Supper Club, 5601 Broad St., Greendale. Reservations: (414) 858-1900.
Lake Park Bistro, 3133 E. Newberry Blvd. Reservations: (414) 962-6300.
Mr. B’s – A Bartolotta Steakhouse, 18380 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield. Reservations: (262) 790-7005.
Mr. B’s – A Bartolotta Steakhouse, 11120 N. Cedarburg Road, Mequon. Reservations: (262) 518-5500.
Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993, 7616 W. State St., Wauwatosa. Reservations: (414) 771-7910.
- Lombardia (Milano) menu begins March 18.
- Marche (Ancona) menu begins April 8.
- Lazio (Roma) menu begins April 29.
Cedar Creek Winery: Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seasonal wine and cheese tastings by reservation, Friday-Saturday. No tours, or groups over 6 people. N70-W6340 Bridge Road, Cedarburg. (262) 377-8020; cedarcreekwinery.com
Central Standard Craft Distillery: “Spring Forward” discounts now through March 20. $2 discounts on bottles of the new Red Cabin bourbon, or a free jar of the distillery’s spirited cherries when purchasing a bottle of Red Cabin or Central Standard’s North Brandy at participating retailers. thecentralstandard.com
Cooking with Class: Food demonstration classes by Staci Joers. For complete schedule, including other locations, visit: cookingwithclass.us
Elegant Farmer: Shop the Farm Kitchen Bakery, Deli & Market, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 1545 Main St., Mukwonago, (262) 363-6771; elegantfarmer.com
Glorioso’s Appetito: Culinary center offers virtual cooking classes. Italian Market. 1011 E. Brady St. (414) 272-0540; gloriosos.com
Hop Harvest & Vine Public House: Restaurant at Good Harvest Market offers a weekday breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch menu. Dishes are prepared using organic produce, all-natural pasture-raised meats and sustainably sourced seafood. 2205 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee. (262) 232-8866; hopharvestvine.com
- Air Fried Fish Fry, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays, (through April 2).
Milaeger’s-Racine: Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Expo Greenhouse, 4838 Douglas Ave., Racine. (262) 639-2040.
Milwaukee Food & City Tours: A local guide leads virtual tours of unique food stops, breweries and historic neighborhoods. Virtual tours cost $10 per household, each with the option to add-on a gift box. (414) 255-0534; milwaukeefoodtours.com
Polish Center of Wisconsin: Lent Fish Fry, 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays, (through April 2). $15. Dine-in or take-out features baked or fried cod, with french fries, pierogi, coleslaw and rye roll. Curbside orders, from 4 to 7 p.m., feature fried fish fry, with french fries, pierogi, coleslaw and rye roll. 6941 S. 68th St., Franklin, (414) 529-2140.
Red Elephant Chocolate: Chocolate class and tastings, 1 p.m. March 28. Schedule an appointment by email. Located in Nicole’s Third Ward Social, 333 N. Broadway St. (414) 431-5520; redelephantchocolate.com
The River Club of Mequon: The Cheel Kitchen Takeover at The Nines dinner, 5 p.m. April 10, followed by The Alex Wilson Band at 8 p.m. in the adjacent ballroom. Dinner reservation required. 12400 N. Ville Du Parc Drive, Mequon. thecheel.com
Saz’s State House: 45th Anniversary specials for March feature both signature pork sandwiches and rib dinners. Deals are available Tuesday-Sunday, for dine-in and carryout. 5539 W. State St. (414) 453-2410.
St. Augustine of Hippo Parish: Curbside Fish Fry, 4 to 7 p.m. March 19, and April 2. $10 each, the parish offers three dinner options: hand breaded cod, poor man’s lobster and breaded jumbo shrimp. All dinners are served with a choice of potato: french fries or buttered potatoes, along with hot vegetables, bread, dessert, and homemade coleslaw. Online orders begin 8 a.m. the day of the event, and phone-in orders begin at noon the day of the event. 2530 S. Howell Ave. For more information: (414) 744-0808; Fish Day phone orders: (414) 481-3242.
St. Florian Parish: Drive-thru fish fry, 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 19 and April 2. $11. Five dinners to choose from, and all dinners include coleslaw, applesauce, rye bread and butter, tartar sauce and a dessert. School parking lot, 1215 S. 45 St., West Milwaukee. (414) 383-3565; stflorian.org
Urban Ecology Center-Washington Park: Monthly virtual Healthy Cooking Demonstrations, 5-7 p.m. Learn to create reasonably priced and nutritious meals. 1859 N. 40th St. (414) 344-5460; urbanecologycenter.org
- Salmon Fillets with Chef Frederick Coleman. April 14.
The Village Cheese Shop: Store and cafe offers classes and virtual events. 1430 Underwood Ave., Wauwatosa. (414) 488-2099; villagecheesetosa.com
- Fondue for Two. March 27. $40.
- Spring Cheeses, Spring Wines. April 21. $35.
Waterford Wine Company: Austria Wine Season seminars via Zoom featuring Master Sommelier Jesse Becker, Gabe Clary, and other Austrian wine experts, 6 p.m. Thursdays. Wines available for purchase at both store locations in Delafield at 631 Genesee St., (262) 337-9774; and Milwaukee at 2120 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 231-9393. waterfordwine.com
- Honesty, Integrity & Beauty: Gobelsburger. March 25.
- Kissing Cousins: The Two Veltiners. April 1.
- Hauntingly Beautiful: Nikolaihof. April 8.
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist: Concert series, 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Tyler Kivel, piano, March 24. Duo FAE (violin & piano), April 7. Aaron Zauner, cello & Scott Cook, cello, April 14. Michael Batcho, organ, April 21. Tom Ajack, guitar, April 28. 812 N. Jackson St.
Festival City Symphony: “America Reflected,” 7 p.m. April 21. In-person tickets and virtual live stream available. Harris Theater, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 3270 Mitchell Park Drive, Brookfield. wilson-center.com
Memories Dinner Theater: “Four Old Broads,” March 19-21. 1077 Lake Drive, Port Washington. (262) 284-6850.
Milwaukee Ballet: Re.Gen, April 22-25; April 28-May 2. In-person tickets and virtual on demand access available. Baumgartner Center for Dance, 128 N. Jackson St. milwaukeeballet.org
Quadracci Powerhouse Theater: Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents “Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song” with Alexis J Roston, April 27-May 23. 108 E. Wells St., (414) 224-9490.
South Milwaukee PAC: Paddygrass and Milwaukee Irish Dance Company, 7 p.m. March 20. 901 15th Ave., South Milwaukee. (414) 766-5049.
Waukesha Civic Theatre: “The Language Archive,” (through March 28). 264 W. Main St., Waukesha. (262) 547-0708; waukeshacivictheatre.org
Waukesha West High School: Glen Gerard “Magic & Illusion” drive thru, noon to 4 p.m. March 27. $20 per vehicle. 3301 Saylesville Road, Waukesha. glengerard.com
Wilson Center for the Arts: Fred Astaire Dance Studios for Dance Fantasy 2021, 6:30 p.m. March 19; 2 and 6:30 p.m. March 20. 3270 Mitchell Park Drive, Brookfield. wilson-center.com
Wisconsin Music Ventures: Sunday Surprise Concert, 11:30 a.m. March 21. Free. The online concert series features Wisconsin based musicians via Zoom. To register visit wisconsinmusicventures.com
The Alice Wilds: Wide Eyed: Variations by Jon Horvath, (through April 10). 900 S. 5th St. (414) 635-0887; thealicewilds.com
Almont Gallery: A Scenic View, features work by Annie Cannistra, Jean Curley, and Anna Grosch, (through April 9). Open daily with fine art and craft items created by local artists, as well as gift items, jewelry, clothing and accessories. 342 W. Main St., Waukesha, (262) 542-1522; almontgallery.org
Arts @ Large: Community center offers art experiences for lifelong learning. 1100 S. 5th St. (414) 763-7379; artsatlargeinc.org
Cedarburg Cultural Center: 74th Annual Ozaukee County Art Show, (through April 18). W62-N546 Washington Ave., Cedarburg. (262) 375-3676; cedarburgculturalcenter.org
David Barnett Gallery: Open, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 1024 E. State St. (414) 271-5058.
Discovery World: Re-opening March 27. Hours: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. 500 N. Harbor Drive. (414) 765-9966; discoveryworld.org
Gallery 218: GROUP SHOW: Celebrating 30 years, with painting, mixed media, photography, clay sculpture. 207 E Buffalo St. (414) 643-1732.
Haggerty Museum of Art: Virtual Community Day: Hidden Stores, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 7. Free virtual exploration of behind-the-scenes stories. marquette.edu/haggerty-museum
Harley-Davidson Museum: Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. 400 W. Canal St. (877) 436-8738; harley-davidson.com
The Highground Museum: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The Park, plaza, and trails are open. W7031 Ridge Road, Neillsville. thehighground.us
Hoard Historical Museum: Open by appointment, 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 401 Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson. (920) 563-7769; hoardmuseum.org
Jewish Museum Milwaukee: To Paint is to Live: The Artwork of Erich Lichtblau-Leskly, (through May 30). Open to in-person visitors. Virtual tours available on website. 1360 N. Prospect Ave. (414) 390-5730; jewishmuseummilwaukee.org
Latino Arts Gallery: Hyphenated Americans, (through June 4). Pre-registration required. United Community Center, 1028 S. 9th St. latinoartsinc.org
Lily Pad Gallery West: Journey Elsewhere: New paintings by Canadian artist France Jodoin, opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. April 16, (through May 23). Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 215 N. Broadway. (414) 509-5756.
Milwaukee Art Museum: Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. 700 N. Art Museum Drive. mam.org
Milwaukee County Historical Society: Visitor Center & Research Library is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. The Historical Center features the exhibit Meet MKE, a permanent exhibit of artifacts showcasing Milwaukee history. 910 N. Old World Third St. milwaukeehistory.net
Milwaukee Public Museum: Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. 800 W. Wells St. mpm.edu
- Virtual Lunch & Lecture: Monarch Butterfly. April 13.
- Virtual Science on Tap with Dr. Thor Hanson. April 29.
- Virtual Lunch & Lecture: DNA Sequencing, Morphometric Analysis & Supercomputers. May 18.
Museum of Wisconsin Art: Explore the art and culture of Wisconsin through rotating exhibitions and educational programs. 205 Veterans Ave., West Bend. (262) 334-9638; wisconsinart.org
Pewaukee Area Arts Council: Showcase of Art online exhibit, April 1 (through May 1). pewaukeearts.org
Portrait Society Gallery: Hours: noon-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. 207 E. Buffalo St. (414) 870-9930; portraitsocietygallery.com
Racine Art Museum: 12th Annual International PEEPS Art Exhibition, opens March 25, (through April 10). Museum hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 441 Main St., Racine. (262) 638-8300; ramart.org
- In Stitches: Contemporary Approaches to Needlework, (through May 8).
- Collection Focus: Mary Giles. (through July 3).
- Expect the Unexpected: Unusual Materials in Contemporary Craft. (through July 3).
Spectrum Gallery: Gallery hours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. DeKoven Center East Bldg., 2050 Wisconsin Ave., Racine. (262) 634-4345.
Tory Folliard Gallery: Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 233 N. Milwaukee St. (414) 273-7311.
UW-Parkside Fine Arts Gallery: Beginnings: Three early career Wisconsin artists, (through April 22). Exhibition features new works by Alyssa Krause, Daniel McCullogh and LaNia Sproles. 900 Wood Road, Kenosha. (262) 595-2565.
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts: Is/Isn’t, opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. April 16, (through May 29). Exhibition featuring Milwaukee artists Kate E. Schaffer and Zina Mussmann. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 839 S. 5th St. (414) 672-2787.
Waukesha West End Artists: Art Crawl, 4-9 p.m. May 1. Visit a variety of galleries, meet the artists, and enjoy live music throughout downtown Waukesha. waukeshaart.com
Wustum Museum of Fine Arts: Open noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine. (262) 638-8300; ramart.org
Apple Holler: Apple Blossom Fest, weekends in May. Musical performance of the Apple Blossom Fairy Tale at 11:30 a.m., with orchard tours, food tastings, and more. $10 per person. Reservation required. 5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant. (262) 884-7100.
- Mother’s Day Celebration, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 10.
Boerner Botanical Gardens: Education and Visitor Center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. Information: (414) 525-5600; boernerbotanicalgardens.org
- Adult Garden Walk. April 21.
- Spring Garden opens May 1, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Danceworks: Virtual or in-person workshops and classes for youths and students. 1661 N. Water St. (414) 277-8480; danceworksmke.org
Horicon Marsh: Hiking trails are open during daylight hours. N7725 Highway 28, Horicon. horiconmarsh.org
- Wildflowers for Wildlife. May 15.
Lynden Sculpture Garden: Open for social distance walking, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Wednesday, (closed Thursdays). See website for visitor guidelines. 2145 W. Brown Deer Road. (414) 446-8794; lyndensculpturegarden.org
- Birding with poet Chuck Stebelton. April 11, May 9.
Milwaukee County Zoo: Open 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. 10001 W. Blue Mound Road. milwaukeezoo.org
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory: “Seasons of Legend” Spring Floral Show, opens April 3 (through May 30). Show explores how different cultures around the world use folklore to explain the changing of the seasons. Visit The Domes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Closed Monday-Tuesday. Reservations required. 524 S. Layton Blvd. (414) 257-5611; milwaukeedomes.org
Pringle Nature Center: Take a hike through woodland, prairie and wetland habitats in Bristol Woods. 9800 160th Ave., Bristol. pringlenc.org
Racine Zoo: Open daily, with ongoing special events. 2131 N. Main St., Racine. (262) 336-9189; racinezoo.org
Retzer Nature Center: Grounds are open, sunrise to 10 p.m. daily. Environmental Learning Center buildings, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. No dogs allowed (service dogs permitted). S14-W28167 Madison St. (262) 896-8007.
Schlitz Aubudon Nature Center: Trails are open but all visitors are required to pre-register online and capacity will be limited. 1111 W. Brown Deer Road. schlitzaudubon.org
- Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest Field Trip. April 7.
- Grant/Warnimont Park Birding Trip. April 14.
- Lion’s Den Gorge Field Trip. April 21.
- Forest Beach Migratory Preserve Birding Trip. April 29.
Wehr Nature Center: Trails are open; visitor center open with limited capacity. Whitnall Park, 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin. (414) 425-8550.
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