Milwaukee native Cristina Costantini’s award-winning film kicked off the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival as its opening night feature presentation on October 18 at the Oriental, the same theater she grew up watching movies at while, as a student, Costantini herself competed in science fairs. The National Geographic documentary and Sundance Festival Favorite is an account of America’s annual International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), a gigantic competition open to high-school science students from all over the globe. At the annual final in Los Angeles, 1,700 young people must present their projects in trade-fair style booths and be prepared to...Read More
As an award-winning director and playwright with numerous production credits in Milwaukee, Edward Morgan has worked at regional theaters, Shakespeare festivals, and universities across North and South America. His latest project with Danceworks combines his love of history and the arts with the original presentation of “Against the Grain: The Life & Times of Levi Fisher Ames.” The Milwaukee Independent attended several of the play’s rehearsals for a behind-the-scenes look at its creative process, and spoke with Morgan about his life and work. | Q&A with Edward Morgan Milwaukee Independent: When did your enthusiasm for early United States history...Read More
“Pac said ‘Thug Life’ stood for “The Hate U Give Little Infants F*cks Everybody. T-H-U-G-L-I-F-E. Meaning what society gives us as youth, it bites them in the ass when we wild out.” – Angie Thomas, “The Hate U Give” The Oriental Theater hosted an exclusive preview screening of the new movie The Hate U Give on October 10, including a question and answer talkback session with the film’s director, Milwaukee native George Tillman Jr. When Angie Thomas began writing what would become a 2017 young adult novel, The Hate U Give was a short creative writing project inspired by...Read More
“My collage shows activists like Vel Phillips and Father Groppi fighting for free housing rights. It shows them marching and locking arms. I chose Father Groppi as my hero because even though he is a white priest and got a lot of hate, he still fought for fair housing.” – Sara Orozco The Milwaukee County Historical Society (MCHS) presented an art exhibition by student artists from around the Milwaukee area on October 9 at its downtown location In partnership with the UW-Milwaukee ArtsEco program, the event was the third annual program to feature artwork from area students. The purpose...Read More
People who use their skin as a living canvas for art to be painted on filled the Wisconsin Center and flowed into the streets of downtown over the September 21 weekend, as the annual Milwaukee Tattoo Arts Convention celebrated its 9th year. Kyle Dunbar, a tattoo artist featured on seasons three and four of reality television series “Ink Master,” has come to the convention every year since it started. He said he has done a wide variety of unusual tattoos – but the convention is about more than just tattoos. The convention also attracted some out-of state-artists. Jove Garza...Read More
Mayor Barrett announced the City’s Green Infrastructure Plan Framework to add functional greenspace to Milwaukee streets, schools, and parking lots on September 26. The Mayor made the announcement at Brothers Business Interiors at 400 S. 5th Street in Milwaukee. That building has undergone a major restoration and added green infrastructure to its parking lot with support from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and the City of Milwaukee. These improvements support a vibrant urban environment around Milwaukee’s 6th Street roundabout. | Every generation has the opportunity to reshape its environment through decisions we make about development. We are experiencing a...Read More
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Day of the Dead Remembrance
Day of the Dead Remembrance at Forest Home Cemetery. Co-sponsored with Mexican Fiesta this is a FREE community event. Join us for children’s activities, a Service of Remembrance given by Father Norberto Sandoval of St Roman’s Parish and a Procession led by the Dance Academy of Mexico. Feel free to bring pictures, artwork, and flowers for the procession. Father Sandoval will be blessing the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Other performances include “música de son” by Milwaz Talleres/CoraSon y Madera and Grupo Renacer playing all of our favorite songs to end the event. Margarita Sandoval will setup a Genealogy booth and teach you how to trace your family history. Families who have loved ones resting at Forest Home may decorate graves from October 3th through October 10th. This will be a spectacular event in honor of our loved ones that have passed. Everyone is welcome to celebrate with us.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
Forest Home Cemetery
2405 W Forest Home Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53215
The Bay View Neighborhood Association,
The Bay View Neighborhood Association, along with Bill Rouleau, Pumpkin Pavilion Creator, would like to invite you and your family to this annual Bay View tradition. This four-day, family-friendly event brings over 2,000 Bay View residents and Milwaukee neighbors to Humboldt Park Pavilion. Guests come to carve pumpkins, admire the display of 1,000 lit pumpkins, enjoy live music, eat local food, and embrace the fun that is Halloween. This event is entirely volunteer-powered. Since it’s inception, the Pumpkin Pavilion has added attractions, displays and new events each year.
October 17 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm - November 20 (Tuesday) 8:00 pm CST
Humboldt Park Pavilion
3000 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207