5 Things To Do in Milwaukee This Week: Oct. 5-8

A Halloween drive-through, Doors Open Milwaukee and more this week in Milwaukee.

AS THE WEATHER gets colder and the socially distanced barbeques start to wind down, it’s much harder to find fun ways to spend all of our time. Luckily, we’ve found some great events happening in this Milwaukee this week with options for everyone to enjoy.

1. Doors Open Milwaukee 2020

ALL WEEK | VIRTUAL

This beloved Milwaukee event is still going strong despite the unusual circumstances that this year has presented. It is being held virtually this year, with free online tours through photos, videos and 360 virtual reality. We’ve compiled a list of the buildings you’re not going to want to miss this year – so go check it out and explore the city from the comfort of your own home!

2. Abigail Gewitz with Ellie Campbell

TUESDAY  7 – 8 P.M. | VIRTUAL

REDgen and Boswell Book Company are teaming up to bring this virtual event and conversation. Ellie Campbell, Director of Marketing and Communication at REDgen will sit down (via Zoom!) with Dr. Abigail Gerwitz, child psychologist. She is an expert on families under stress and the author of When the World Feels Like A Scary Place, which came out earlier this year. This free event comes with 10% off of Gerwitz’s book from Boswell Books.

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3. Indeed We Can – Milwaukee Parks Foundation

WEDNESDAY 3 – 10 P.M. | INDEED BREWING COMPANY

Whether you like your beers to-go or socially distanced right now, head on over to Indeed Brewing this Wednesday to grab a cold-one and support the Milwaukee Parks Foundation. One hundred percent of the night’s proceeds will be donated to the Parks Foundation, whose mission is to “engage our community in supporting the Milwaukee County Parks to collectively steward a thriving park system.”

4. Quarantine Quilt Exhibition

STARTS WEDNESDAY 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.  (THROUGH REST OF OCTOBER) | VIRTUAL

The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts is showcasing its project, The Quarantine Quilt, that launched in March 2020. Its goal is to “encourage individuals to keep creating while staying safely at home.” The quilt itself is made up of blocks that represent individual and collective experiences – love, loss, injustice, family and more – during quarantine.  Over 450 blocks were sent in, representing states from across the U.S. and countries from around the world. Now, you can see for yourself the blocks as they have become 27 hand-sewn quilts. The virtual event costs $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children.

5. Halloween Glow Drive-Through

STARTS WEDNESDAY 6 P.M. – 9 P.M.  (UNTIL NOV. 1) | RACINE ZOO

Grab your family and friends and hop into your car to drive over to the Racine Zoo for the “spooktacular” light displays at the Halloween Glow Drive-Through. The event, for people of all ages, is $5 per person and free for children under age 2. All of the proceeds go to benefitting the animals and programs of the zoo.

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Brianna Schubert is an editorial intern at Milwaukee Magazine. She is studying journalism, psychology and Spanish and is in the Honors College at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.