After massive holiday happenings, it’s a quieter weekend here in Brew City. However, here are a few things going on all weekend long that will, hopefully, prevent anyone from going stir crazy at your place. No Milwaukeean -- old or young -- gets "cabin fever" on our watch!
Happy New Year, Milwaukee parents!
All weekend long:
WALK THE LINE
Turn your little people onto the man in black. “Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Musical” features 38 of Cash’s legendary songs used to depict everyday life. Celebrate Cash’s contribution to music at the show all weekend at the Milwaukee Theatre. There’s a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.
If you haven’t found the Urban Ecology Center yet, you’re missing out. A natural wonderland provides an urban oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the East Side. Stop in for the opening of “Diverse Voices -- Gathering in the Wild,” featuring the work of four artists. Admission is free but donations are very welcome.
AREN’T WE GRACEFUL
Strap on the blades and hit the ice in Red Arrow Park. If you’ve got your own skates, there’s no charge. Otherwise, rent a pair for just a couple bucks. Who will have better balance: you on skates or the drunks on Water Street?
CURIOUS ABOUT GEORGE
Let the loveable little monkey entertain your little monkeys at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum’s newest exhibit. The kids can let George teach them all about math, science and take part in engineering-based adventures. Its OK, we know it’s running through your head, so here goes: “You never do know what's around the bend / a big adventure or a brand new friend / when you're curious, like Curious George.” That song will run through your head the rest of the day.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.