Upcoming Dates

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Storytime at The Waxwing - 11am
1800 E North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 [map]
Price: FREE

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Free & open to all ages: Come enjoy storytime at The Waxwing, featuring 2-3 books read aloud by Miss Jannis and with songs/interactive dances & body movement exercises in between each book.

Storytime will occur twice a month, in February it will happen on Sunday the 14th & the 28th at 11am.

See our Facebook event page for more information:


Saturday, February 20th, 2016

February Detours: Tour of North Avenue - 10am
North Avenue East to West
Milwaukee, WI 53202 [map]
Price: $30

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Join this month's Newaukee Detours and take a bus tour of North Avenue.  The Waxwing is the first stop on this tour and as a tourist you'll receive 15% off any purchases you make at the shop and we'll have coffee & treats for you as well!  Learn more about this historical Avenue and the businesses on it!

For tickets & more information, check out their Facebook Event Page here:


Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Artist Talk at The Waxwing featuring Jessica Kaminski - 6pm-9pm
1800 E North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States [map]

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Come meet Jessica Kaminiski, the photographer behind The Milwaukee Beard Book-available at the shop. Hear her talk about her experience as a photagrapher in the city of Milwaukee and the process of making her book, plus she'll be signing books after her talk

As a Portraitist Jessica Kaminski (www.refinerymke.com) is galvanized by the ability to capture a cross-section of people at the height of their cultural zeitgeist, so we started right here at home with Portraits of the many dynamic bearded men of Milwaukee.

Jessica believes that midwestern men are the inspiration for the resurgence of the beard movement. While Milwaukee has its fair share of stylish gents, we are also home to the blue collar worker, the bearded Harley Davidson rider, and to men who simply want to keep warm during our endless winter months.

The photography shoots for the book took place throughout the city of Milwaukee, while some portraits were captured in Jessica's downtown photography studio. Portraits range from rich black and whites, to colorful images that pop. Some portraits show the environment of our city, while others are purely headshots showing off the vast colors and textures of the hair.

In addition to documenting the men of her hometown, Jessica wanted to give back to the community. With every purchase of the MKE Beard Book, $5 will be donated to the non-profit men's health organization, No Shave November.

Save 15% on all Milwaukee Beard Book purchases during the event AND enjoy live music by local band, Thriftones! Every purchase of $25 or more will enter you to win a FREE book that night at the event!!! (*must be present to win)

Check out our Facebook event for more information & to invite your friends:



Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Storytime at The Waxwing - 11am
1800 E North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 [map]
Price: FREE

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Free & open to kids of all ages!

Come enjoy Storytime with Miss Jannis at The Waxwing

Featuring 2-3 books with songs & body movement exercises in between.

We'll be doing storytime twice a month, in February it occurs on February 14th & 28th at 11am.

Check out our Facebook Event for more information: