One of the best places in America to study filmmaking is the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts. That is the takeaway from a survey of industry insiders published by “The Hollywood Reporter.” The news comes as the Peck School’s Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres adds a new bachelor of fine arts degree in animation and prepares for the forthcoming opening of a satellite film-department location in a state-of-the-arts creative hub opening in downtown Milwaukee next month. Top 25 film school The Peck School of the Arts film program was ranked No. 24 in...Read More
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Families across Milwaukee County can leave their cars, minivans, and SUVs at home on September 22, and step on the bus for the Milwaukee County Transit System’s “Take Your Kid on the Bus Day.” All children 11 and under ride for free on all MCTS routes that day. The special event also includes free stickers for young riders and deals and discounts at local attractions. “As adults we realize how important MCTS is to empowering people and strengthening our community but for children the bus is simply fun and exciting– that’s what Take Your Kid on the Bus Day...Read More
No one should die crossing the street. While pedestrian deaths in Milwaukee have decreased from 17 at this time last year to 12, Milwaukee is still over-represented in pedestrian deaths, with 10% of the state population but 44% of the pedestrian fatalities, almost identical to the 45% in 2017 (as of 9/9/18). Local and state agencies and citizens groups are making important safety improvements through roadway design, education, and enforcement actions, but greater community awareness is needed to prevent these unacceptable pedestrian deaths. MilWALKee Walks, a citizens group, is launching Remember Pedestrians, to memorialize and remember each of the...Read More
NewsMatch will double individual gifts to trusted news organizations for another record-setting year. In 2017 NewsMatch helped to raise more than $4.8 million from individual donors and a coalition of private funders. This year the number of nonprofit news organizations participating has jumped by more than 40 percent. “There is an incredible amount of excitement building around NewsMatch 2018 from news organizations across the country,” said Sue Cross, Executive Director and CEO of the Institute for Nonprofit News, which serves as one of NewsMatch’s nonprofit partners. “We are encouraged to see such strong growth in community support of news...Read More
The trend to honor everything and celebrate it as a national holiday fills the calendar with multiple topics each day. For Tuesday, September 18 it is National Cheeseburger Day. AJ Bombers serves fun with a side of burgers, from the crash of the peanut bombs to the sizzle of the smashed burgers. For the week containing National Cheeseburger Day, they have made it into a whole week of celebration. As any self-respecting Wisconsin-based restaurant should, AJ Bombers is celebrating National Cheeseburger Day Week with a “Cheese on Cheese on Cheeseburger.” The specialty burger for the week will feature Bomber...Read More
Grounded in the belief that art can promote dialogue and enable understanding, The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prіsоn uses narrative to examine the ways in which the public might perceive prіsоn populations. Opening October 18, 2018, at the Milwaukee Art Museum, this exhibition suggests that engaging in storytelling can restore dignity. The exhibition debuts a series of visual documents made by artist Nigel Poor (American, b. 1963), in collaboration with men іncаrcеrаtеd at San Quentin State Prіsоn in Marin County, California, the oldest such institution in that state. The series includes...Read More
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Be a part of the
Be a part of the celebration as thousands ride through the streets of downtown Milwaukee celebrating 115 years of freedom before landing at the lakefront for one final hurrah. Be amazed at every turn as riders from around the world wave their hometown flags proudly right here in the birthplace of Harley-Davidson. Riders and the community will line the route to see the beauty and the brawn of customized motorcycles and unique show bikes. The parade kicks off at 45th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, continues east through downtown Milwaukee and lands at the Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary and H.O.G. 35th Moto-Carnival at Veterans Park. We’ve welcomed them home, and we’ll send them off in style.
(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST
400 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53201
For a long time, Milwaukee's
For a long time, Milwaukee’s harbor has been seen as “off limits” or unwelcoming, but it’s time to show everyone its true potential. Join Harbor District, Inc. (Rain or Shine) outside the School of Freshwater Sciences (600 E. Greenfield Ave.) at the East end of Greenfield Ave for Harbor Fest. This family-friendly festival includes fun activities like a boat parade, paddling lessons, fishing lessons, a bike tour, street games, music, and food.
(Saturday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
Harbor District Milwaukee
600 E Greenfield Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204
Since its Inception in 2009,
Since its Inception in 2009, Yacht Blast for Kids has granted more than 160 wishes for deserving wish children through Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. Generous boat owners take more than 30 wish families out on their yachts and return back to celebrate with the public. There will be a large screen TV broadcasting the game, Packer pools, 50/50 raffles, auctions, bounce houses, face painting and more! What better way to celebrate the Packer Game than making wishes come true for children living with critical illnesses.
(Sunday) 11:30 am - 4:00 pm CST
Milwaukee Yacht Club
1700 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Milwaukee Downtown joins the international
Milwaukee Downtown joins the international PARK(ing) Day movement for the second year. On Friday, September 21, 2018, parking spaces around the globe will be temporarily reclaimed for people. In downtown Milwaukee, a dozen metered spaces will be transformed into new territories for creative experimentation, activation, socializing and play.
(Friday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm CST
Milwaukee Downtown BID
600 E Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Join us for the Annual
Join us for the Annual Black Cat Alley Mural Festival where we unveil and celebrate five new artworks created in the Alley in 2018. Official site for Doors Open Milwaukee. Enjoy dance performances, food trucks, and plenty of art as we unveil new murals at Black Cat Alley. Just across Kenilworth at UWM, the mysterious new Fall Experiment will be taking place as well. Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual and gener8tor, Fall Experiment will explore the future with a series of FREE tech talks, art, film, music and gaming experiences. Artists will be available throughout the weekend to talk about their artworks and answer questions about the realities of mural installations. And, the Grand Finale Concert for AlleyWayz, featuring female vocalists Amanda Huff and Hannah Mrozak.
22 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 23 (Sunday) 8:00 pm CST
Black Cat Alley
2122 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Join UBLAC Milwaukee, Black Women,
Join UBLAC Milwaukee, Black Women, and our supporters as we honor the great Vel Phillips, mobilize voters for November elections, and stand in solidarity with our national partner, Black Women’s Blueprint. We will march down Vel Phillips Avenue and conclude at Clinton Rose Park located at 3045 N. MLK Drive with closing speakers and a resource fair. Food will be served after the march.
Allies and Men are welcome to participate during the rallying portions of the event. Please respect the space during the march portion for Black Women Only.
Just like last year, Men wear green, Allies wear red, Black women wear black! We’re all doing powerful work in different ways. Let’s share what we are doing and bring as many other Black women into our work as we can. There are more to reach and teach.
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 2:00 pm CST
2323 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212