“We got to where we are because we never once negotiated down with ourselves about what we were aiming at. And we were united in one common belief that in Milwaukee, we are world-class whenever we want to be.” – Chris Abele Milwaukee County Executive and co-founder of the Milwaukee Film Festival Chris Abele welcomed the opening night audience for the 2018 Festival on October 18, with a recap of the past decade that saw an impossible idea transform into one of the nation’s largest cinematic events. Running from October 18 to November 1, the annual two-week celebration of...Read More
Author: Lee Matz
The Danceworks Performance Company kicks off its 2018-19 season with a collaboration between theatre, film, and dance in the original production of “Against the Grain: The Life & Times of Levi Fisher Ames,” from October 20 to 21 and 25 to 28. Levi Fisher Ames was a self-taught woodcarver, and a Civil War veteran who carved a menagerie of real and mythical animals and took his show on the road. This interdisciplinary piece imagines Levi on his final day, his memories, family, showmanship, and his fantastical relationship with the creatures he created. “Against the Grain is a dance and...Read More
The oldest cemetery in the region hosted its first Día de los Muertos event on October 6, to honor the historic Mexican tradition and the heritage of the Hispanic population that has been a part of the surrounding South Side community. Organized along with Mexican Fiesta, families attended the free Day of the Dead Remembrance to commemorate loved ones who have departed. The Service of Remembrance was given by Father Norberto Sandoval of St Roman’s Parish, and the procession was led by the Dance Academy of Mexico. Father Sandoval blessed the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe that was...Read More
Community partners and volunteers gathered at Alice’s Garden on the morning of September 15 for a Blox Party to build a massive underground cistern to divert stormwater runoff in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood. The building project was expected to take five hours, but was completed in just over two. A dedicated group of participants assembled, moved, and stacked 640 AquaBlox rain tank storage modules in the area excavated for the cistern. “The Alice’s Garden Rainwater Harvesting Project achieved a major milestone. More than 150 volunteers of all ages came to the garden to build the 20,000 gallon cistern that...Read More
The Milwaukee Fortress, one of the city’s most recognizable historic buildings, has nearly completed its unique transformation into a center for apartments and business offices in the Brewer’s Hill neighborhood. A recent media tour hosted by the Alexander Company highlighted the significant progress of renovation within The Fortress since the previous visit on March 29, when the public was given a first-look inside the iconic brick-masonry structure. The Madison-based Alexander Company has been rehabilitating the six-story, roughly 193,000 square-foot building in an adaptive reuse project to create a new community along the Milwaukee River. “This is the largest historic...Read More
A somber memorial ceremony was held in remembrance of the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center along Lake Michigan.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