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5 things to do this weekend, March 31 - April 3

Spring has sprung and April showers are getting mingled with snow in this weekend's forecast, so let's just stay dry at some indoor events, okay?

Here are five ideas for some rainy day fun in and around Milwaukee:

1. Trapper Schoepp CD release show

Here at Radio Milwaukee, we've been fans of Trapper Schoepp for awhile, and we're looking forward to the release of his new album, Rangers and Valentines.

Produced by Brendan Benson (The Ranconteurs), the new album will continue Schoepp's take on Americana with his imaginative storytelling with a cast of diverse characters.

The Anodyne release party Friday will be a homecoming following his recent overseas tour. Preview the experience with last week's 414 Music Live session HERE.

What: Trapper Schoepp CD release party with special guest Jesse Malin
When: Friday, April 1 @ 8PM
Where: Anodyne Coffee, 224 W Bruce St, Milwaukee, WI
How much? $15 tickets:

A sneak peek of the new release:

2. Pfemmes of Psychedelia

For the past few years, Cactus Club has hosted an international music fest highlighting the psych music and you can get a taste tonight with a female-centric night of music.

Milwaukee Psych Fest presents "Pfemmes of Psychedelia" featuring Summer Twins, Moving Panoramas, Jab Jugular and Apollo Vermouth.

What: Pfemmes of Psychedelia
When: Thursday, March 31 @ 8PM
Where: Cactus Club, 2496 S. Wentworth Ave. Milwaukee, WI

3. Kaleidoscope Eyes

The Milwaukee Ballet is featuring the music of The Beatles in Trey McIntyre's "A Day in the Life" - full of Fab Four classics. Kaleidoscope Eyes is a trio of performances, in addition to "A Day in the Life," Timothy O'Donnell's "The Sixth Sin" and Garrett Smith's "Addendum" will be performed.

What: Three part ballet performance
When: Multiple dates/times:

  • Thursday, March 31 - 7:30pm
  • Friday, April 1 - 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 2 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 3 - 1:30pm

Where: Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI

4. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

We were thrilled to host Thao & the Get Down Stay Down here for a Studio:Milwaukee session. Thao and band got us really hyped for the real deal tonight at Turner Hall Ballroom!

What: Thao & the Get Down Stay Down with Saintseneca
When: Thursday, March 31 @7PM
Where: Turner Hall Ballroom, 1034 N 4th St, Milwaukee, WI

5. Yonatan Gat with Rio Turbo and Lorde Fredd33

If you need more psych rock this weekend, Yonatan Gat is bringing his worldy take on the genre to Company Brewing in Riverwest. Known for his work with Monotonix, Gat was named "Best Guitarist in New York, 2013" from The Village Voice. Flamboyant synth-pop artist Rio Turbo opens along with 88Nine favorite Lorde Fredd33.

What: Yonatan Gat w/ Rio Turbo, Lorde Fredd33
When: Thursday, March 31 @7PM
Where: Turner Hall Ballroom, 1034 N 4th St, Milwaukee, WI
More info: