Embrace your inner music lover, film connoisseur, train conductor, or art collector in Milwaukee this week.
Put on your conductor hat.
Have you ever wondered what over 70 model railroad exhibits would look like in one room? Well here’s your chance to find out. Trainfest is chugging into the Wisconsin State Fair Park this weekend bringing all of the model train action that you can handle. Make your way through the exhibition center to find clinics and demonstrations put on by America’s most proficient model train builders. This is the largest model train exhibition in the USA, and Milwaukee is right at the heart of it. In fact, The National Model Railroading Association was established in Milwaukee in 1935, and the first Train Fest was held on 6th Street in 1972! This is an event that, year after year, never fails to disappoint. Bring the kids! There are tons of activities for them, including a dedicated Kids’ Activity Zone! With everything from make n’ take kits, train rides, and even controlling the model trains – there is bound to be something to make the conductors in your life smile. All aboard!
Fulfill your early holiday shopping.
Discovery World is at it again! This time with their own Maker’s Market. This Saturday, wander the halls as you browse and fawn over handmade goods of all sorts. Need a new vase? They’ve got ceramics. What about something for that special someone in your life? Check out the clothing or jewelry! Whether you’re looking for something cozy, sweet, or fashionable – you are sure to find it here. Get inspired and support local and independent artists, and believe us, there are going to be plenty of amazing creatives curating this Maker’s Market!
Where you CAN get satisfaction.
Contrary to the song, you're going to find lots of tastes and sounds to satisfy you at The Rumpus Room this Wednesday. The first in a series of Rock n' Roll dinners, you'll be able to jam out with two experts, Steve Palec (Host of WKLH Rock and Roll Roots) and Kyle Cherek (Host of Wisconsin Foodie on PBS), as they take you on a journey through the times of Jumpin' Jack Flash. That's right - you're going to get a history lesson about the legends, The Rolling Stones. Dive into the dark and trying history of their album "Exile on Main Street", which came to be while the band was meandering through the French Riviera. Fitting with this theme, prepare yourself to savor all four of the French Riviera inspired courses that will be served throughout the night (paired with fantastic wines, of course). Tickets are $70 per person. Make your way to The Rumpus Room on Wednesday and "Shine a Light" on what really made "Exile on Main Street" the classic album that it is today.
Experience Sundance in Milwaukee.
We’re in luck – the Sundance Short Film Festival will finally be making an appearance in Milwaukee on Wednesday! UWM’s Union Theatre will be hosting this 95-minute event that is focused on films which are all 16 minutes or less. Release your inner film critic as you embark on a cinematic journey throughout the night, and experience an event that Milwaukee hasn’t seen before. This small Sundance event boasts director alumni such as Wes Anderson, Trey Parker & Matt Stone, and even Spike Jonze. With that said, there is no question that there will be great talented represented here. If that isn’t enough to convince you, check out this awesome trailer
Alas, this post wouldn’t be complete without a list of other noteworthy events this week:
Street Sommelier / Nov. 10 / 5-7 PM / Wine Maniacs on the River
Wines of Piedmont and Chocolate Pairing Class / Nov. 10 / 6-7:30 PM / Indulgence Chocolatiers
A Scrapbooker’s Garden / Nov. 11 / 12-4 PM / Holiday Inn New Berlin
Groovy Dog Gallery Opening / Nov. 11 / 7 PM – 12 AM / Groovy Dog Gallery
Drink Beer, Make Art / Nov. 15 / 6 PM / Bay View Printing Co.
Detours: Sidewalk, Storefront, and Sofa Tours of Milwaukee / Nov. 16 / 10 AM-2 PM / The Rumpus Room
Metal Etching Workshop / Nov. 16 / 6:30-9 PM / Sparrow Collective
Bierklasse: From Luxembourg with Love / Nov. 16 / 7-10 PM / Café Hollander - Mequon
We adore the variety of events that Milwaukee has to offer, there is something for everyone!
We hope you have a fantastic week!