special events - february 2009
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BETTY BRINN WORKSHOPS, various times; Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave. Same-day registration is required on a first-come basis. Most workshops free with regular museum admission. 390-5437.
DOWNTOWN WALKING TOURS by HISTORIC MILWAUKEE, through May 30; “Skywaukee” walking tour, Saturday only at 1 p.m. See Milwaukee from the city’s skywalk system. Tours start at Shops of Grand Avenue, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. Meet at statue on ground floor outside TJ MAXX. Other tours, www.historicmilwaukee.org. 277-7795.
GREAT LAKES MULTISPORTS AND RUNNING EXPO, Jan. 31-Feb. 1; Wisconsin Expo Center, Wisconsin State Fair Park, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave. More than 150 exhibitors. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. 588-8883.
CROSS-COUNTY SKI FESTIVAL, Jan. 31 & Feb. 1; Brown Deer Park, 7835 N. Green Bay Rd. Free introduction to cross-country skiing with free skis for use while the supply lasts. Cross-country ski instructor Dr. Michael Mandli, who has coached elite and college level skiers, will lead group ski lessons Saturday from 12:30-2 p.m. Concessions available both days from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ice skating on he lagoon and sledding on the old toboggan hill. Festival open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. both days. For more information, call 257-PARK.
GALLERY TALK, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., 1:30 p.m. 224-3200.
MILWAUKEE/NARI SPRING HOME IMPROVEMENT SHOW, Feb. 5-8; Wisconsin Expo Center. Newest products, trends, and services for the home in more than 700 booth spaces, plus national and local speakers and chefs, an outdoor living Area, an interior design competition, and more. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 771-4071.
DISNEY ON ICE, Feb. 5-8; U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave. 65 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 years of magic. 908-6001, 276-4545.
CELEBRATE AFRICAN CULTURES, Feb. 6-7; Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St. Learn about the traditions of Africans through art, crafts, stories, activities, music and dance. 278-2700.
WADA ANTIQUES SHOW & SALE, Feb. 6-8; Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd., Waukesha. 11 a.m.-9 pm. Fri., 11-5 p.m. Sat., 11-4 p.m. Sun. 262-548-7200.
CEDARBURG WINTER FESTIVAL, Feb. 7-8; Historic Cedarburg. 35th annual event. “A Winter’s Knight” includes ice carving contest, parade, Iceburg Open Golf Tournament, barrel-racing, dog weight pull, bed-racing on Cedar Creek and ice-skating on Mill Pond, wine-tasting and special shopping promos. 888-894-4001.
WISCONSIN BABY EXPO, Feb. 7-8; Midwest Airlines Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.
FAMILY TIME IN THE GALLERIES, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; Milwaukee Art Museum. 1 p.m. 224-3200.
DINE WITH WINE, Feb. 10; Seven Seas, 1807 Nagawicka Rd., Delafield. 21st season for these special evenings of food, wine and traditions. This month, the theme is “Valentine’s Extravaganza.” 262-367-3903 for reservations.
LITTLE SWEETHEART DANCE, Feb. 13; Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. 6-9 p.m.
MUSKY EXPO, Feb. 13-15; Wisconsin Products Pavilion, Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St. Muskie Tank (8000 gallons), the world's largest traveling aquarium, features muskie lure demos. Don’t miss the booth for Shumway Guide Service and Shumway Tackle line of musky/pike baits developed by innovative guides with more than 45 years of combined experience. Noon-9 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 9 am.-4 p.m. Sun. 608-833-6955, www.muskieexpo.com.
WORLD OF WHEELS, Feb. 13-15; Wisconsin Expo Center. More than 300 competitive car, bike and truck classes, from sport compacts to customs and low riders to hot rods 5-10 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. 422-9505.
THE PEKING ACROBATS, Feb. 14; The Pabst, 144 E. Wells St. 8 p.m. 286-3663.
VALENTINE ICE CREAM SOCIAL, Feb. 14. Betty Brinn Children's Museum. 1-4 p.m.
BE MY VALENTINE, Feb. 14; Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservancy (The Domes). Candle-lit stroll through the Tropical Dome as romantic music plays. Sip fine wine and savor chocolate desserts. Special event admission. 6-10 p.m. 649-9800.
44th ANNUAL ST. MONICA SOCIETY ANTIQUE SHOW, Feb. 14-15; St. Monica Parish’s Donovan Hall, 5635 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. More than 25 dealers featuring furniture, accessories, jewelry, carpets, prints and collectibles plus tea room and quilt raffle. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday Preview Party, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 964-7499, www.st-monica.org.
JAMIE LEE CURTIS, Feb. 17; Milwaukee Theatre. Part of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Headlines & Biographies Speaker Series.7:30 p.m. 877-873-8124.
NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT, Feb. 19; Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. Free admission with a variety of free workshops. 5-8 p.m.
GREATER MILWAUKEE AUTO SHOW, Feb. 21-March 1; Midwest Airlines Center. See all the 2009 models under one roof. 3-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 1-10 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 908-6001.
MARIANNE WILLIAMSON, Feb. 23; Marcus Center, 929 N. Water St. “Embracing The New Midlife.” Part of the Smart Talk lecture series. 7:30 p.m. 273-7206.
TRIPOLI SHRINE CIRCUS, Feb. 26-March 1; U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave. 908-6001. 276-4545.
Cedarburg Craft Crawl, Feb. 28; Giralte Gems and Beads, Glaze Paint Your Own Pottery and Legacy Scrapbooks, Historic Cedarburg. Visit each participating store for a 30 minute project. At 9:30 p.m., the Rivoli Theatre features a private showing of “Under the Tuscan Sun.” $50 value for $25. Register before Feb. 20. 262-375-5501.
INDIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL WINTER POW-WOW, Feb. 28-March 1; Wisconsin State Fair Park, Wisconsin Products Pavilion, 640 S. 84th St. Traditional pow-wow with singing and dancing. Marketplace with more than 50 vendors, frybread and Indian tacos. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 604-1000.
COLLECTIBLE TRAIN LOBBY DISPLAY & LAYOUT, Feb. 78-March 1, Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes), 524 S. Layton Blvd. 649-9800.
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