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It may not feel like it, but it’s finally spring!

Here are the Gallery Deck’s suggestions for how to embrace a new season and a new week.

Monday Night Dance Break

Skylight Music Theatre hosts a dance class open to all experience levels every Monday night in their fourth-floor rehearsal studio. This week at 6:00 P.M. join Tori Watson, who has spent over a decade working as an actor, choreographer, director, and fitness and dance instructor in NYC and regional theatre. Tickets can be purchased online for $15. Ticket sales close at 5:00 P.M.

Cornhole Tournaments

1st and Bowl in Wauwatosa hosts cornhole tournaments on Tuesdays and Fridays. Playing is free, but reserving in advance on Scoreholio is advised. The facility also offers several other affordable group activities for up to ten people, like football bowling, basketball Connect 4, and Nerf wars.

Urban Ecology Center

The birds are migrating back north, so what better way to enjoy spring than with an early morning bird walk with the Urban Ecology Center? This organization is dedicated to getting people outside and educating the community about science, nature, and sustainability. They host bird watching events across three different parks in Milwaukee every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning. This is a great event for any early riser without an early class to start their day. The center also hosts weekly clean-ups and animal feedings on the weekends. You can find everything they have to offer with their online calendar.

Gardening Seminar

Educational horticulturist Zannah Crowe is offering a free seminar for plant enthusiasts about how to create a garden that generates year-round interest. You can find her on Thursday, March 30th at 7:00 P.M. at West Bend City Hall. Click here to register and learn more about Zannah’s background.

Comedy at Riverside

Stand-up comedian and podcaster Chris D’Elia is coming to The Riverside Theatre this Friday, March 31st at 8:00 P.M. D’Elia has three Netflix specials and was one of four U.S. comics chosen to compete in Netflix’s Comedians of the World series. Tickets start at $26. Doors open at 7:00 P.M.

Little Women

First Stage, one of the nation’s most acclaimed children’s theatres and the second largest theatre company in Milwaukee, presents Little Women, a play based on the classic novel written by Louisa May Alcott. The production is a Young Company Performance Project, which is First Stage’s advanced actor training program for high school students. Little Women has a “pay what you choose” performance on Friday, March 31st, and additional performances are available for $15 per ticket on April 1st and 2nd. You can purchase tickets here!

Did you take one of these suggestions? Tag us in your adventures on Instagram (@cuwbeacon)!

Have an event you think the CUW student body would enjoy? Let me know!

Mikayla Amack, editor of The Beacon

—Mikayla Amack is an editor, webmaster, and writer for The Beacon, the official student newspaper of Concordia University Wisconsin. She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in mass communication, enjoys theater and music, and plans to graduate in 2023.