Our fat-free, dolphin-safe Milwaukee events calendar is chock-full of things to do, but only a handful of events are worthy of the lofty honor of “Record Recommended” (patent pending). Here are our recommendations for December 20-26, 2021.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 20

WWE Monday Night Raw @ Fiserv Forum
Hey! Monday Night Raw returns to Milwaukee for the first time in more than three years! What to expect? How about a FATAL FOUR-WAY MATCH FOR THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH WWE CHAMPION BIG E VS. KEVIN OWNES VS. SETH ROLLINS VS. BOBBY LASHLEY? And don’t forget RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION BECKY LYNCH VS. BIANCA BELAIR! And MORE!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21

Movie Night: ‘Home Alone’ @ Lakefront Brewery
Take it easy on the Pepsi, Milwaukee, and enjoy a delicious Lakefront beverage (a Riverwest Stein, perhaps?) as you watch the original Home Alone on Lakefront’s 165-inch projector screen. It’s free! Here’s that two-woman remake from a few years ago!

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22

OMG Amelinda Is 40 Birthday Bash: Fun Bois + LUXI, Chit Chat, DJ Jaffy Jaff @ Cactus Club
Musician Amelinda Burich is a fixture of the Milwaukee music scene, having played with groups as varied as Group Of The Altos and Detenzione. Oh, and she’s a swell person to boot. Amelinda will celebrate her 40th birthday by performing with her newest group, Fun Bois, and presenting a killer supporting bill that includes Fun Bois bandmate LUXI and new Harrison Colby project Chit Chat. OMG is right.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23

Here’s To You Friend, An Ode To Mike Hoffmann @ The Cooperage
Milwaukee lost a music icon in October with the passing of Mike Hoffmann. A member of groups like Semi-Twang, The Delta Routine, and Yipes!, Hoffmann was seemingly everywhere, seemingly forever. This free tribute show will feature performances from Semi-Twang, Yipes!, Mood Vertigo, Nineteen Thirteen, The Delta Routine, The Carolinas, and more.

Breaking & Entering Presents: Wave Chapelle + Von Alexander, Bre Bougie, Hektik, Sounds By DJ Snack Daddy @ Cactus Club
Twas the night before Christmas Eve and all through the Cactus Club, people were stirring as they were enjoying an outstanding lineup put together by the Breaking & Entering guys. Start the holiday festivities a night early with some high-quality hometown hip-hop, including Wave Chapelle, Von Alexander, Bre Bougie, and Hektik.

The Lovelies + Stephen Ziel from Pet Engine @ Shank Hall
Gosh, The Lovelies were a great Milwaukee band, weren’t they? The group disbanded in 2002, but reunion shows bubble up every few years. Come out and see Liv Mueller, Barbara Endes, Damian Strigens, and Bill Backes for this latest Lovelies get-together.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24

It’s Christmas Eve.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25

It’s Christmas. CHRIIIIIISSSSSTMAAAASSSSS.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour 2021 @ Fiserv Forum (3 p.m and 7:30 p.m. shows)
It’s the day after Christmas. If you haven’t had enough, enjoy the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

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