Sometimes in these cold winter months in Wisconsin, it can feel like there is not much to go see and do. The events at the Mitchell Park Conservatory (the Mitchell Domes) provide a perfect remedy to this. Every Thursday night from November 3rd to March 22nd, 2012, the Domes hosts Music Under the Glass. These concerts run from 6:30pm to 9pm and most are in the Show Dome. Out in the lobby food and drinks are available to purchase, including beer and wine. Regular admission is charged ($6.50 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 17), so not only do you get the concert you can also explore the Desert Dome and Tropical Dome.
There are a wide variety of musical acts featured during Music Under the Glass. Genres featured include R&B, Pop, Blues, Country, Jazz, and Rock. They also feature a U2 Cover Band, U2 Zoo, on December 22nd, an Elvis Tribute Night on January 26th, and Liverpool ’64, a Beatles Tribute Band, on February 23. Looking at the concert schedule, http://county.milwaukee.gov/FloralShowampEventSc10360/MusicUnderGlass.htm, you can really see that there is at least one concert to suite everyone’s musical tastes. During a break in each concert and after the show, the Domes also put on a fun and entertaining light show. For the last show of the season (March 22nd), they are hosting a beach party, where they cover the floor with sand, put out beach balls, and feature the music of Caribbean Eclipse Steel Drum Band. If you are about to go stir crazy from winter, at least you can pretend you’re on vacation at this beach party for a few hours. Every Thursday night at Music Under the Glass truly is an enjoyable experience.
Another upcoming event at the Domes is the Gifts Under Glass Art Fair on Sunday, December 4th from 9am to 4pm. This art fair features works by over 15 local artists, including jewelry, pottery, books, and photography.
The Domes also host a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration on Saturday, December 31st, from 6 to 10pm. At this event are crafts, children’s entertainers, balloons, and food and drinks available to purchase. Admission is $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 17. Advance admission is $10 for adults.
On Friday, January 27th, 2012, the Domes will host its 6th annual Restaurants Under Glass. The event runs from 6:30-9pm and features food tasting from some of the best restaurants in Milwaukee. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 17. Advance admission is $12 for adults.
There really are variety of great events featuring music, art, and food happening at the Domes this winter. If you haven’t been to the Mitchell Park Domes in a while, you really should check them out, especially during one of these events. The Domes are recently renovated and are a beautiful place to have fun, relax, and support your Milwaukee County Parks. The Domes are such a unique gem in Milwaukee County. They are located at 524 South Layton Boulevard in Milwaukee. http://milwaukeedomes.org/