5 Things To Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: Oct. 16-18

Whether you’re ready for Halloween and searching for something spooky or just trying to enjoy the beauty of fall as much as possible, we have something for you in this weekend’s event roundup.

FALL’S IN FULL SWING, so it is only natural that this weekend’s events include everything from a ghost hunt to a craft market. 

1. Fall Night Market

SATURDAY 3 – 8 P.M. | MADE LOCAL CRAFTHOUSE

Start looking for holiday gifts, pick up something for yourself or just get out of the house for an evening at the Fall Night Market at Made Local Crafthouse. With over 15 local vendors, there’s sure to be something for everyone. And if you don’t feel like shopping, go for the food and drink specials or the live music by The Steelheads!

2. Gallery Night MKE

FRIDAY | VIRTUAL & LIMITED IN-PERSON EVENTS

This year Gallery Night MKE Is back, featuring a bunch of galleries in the Historic Third Ward, East Town, Walker’s Point and all-around Milwaukee. A lot of the galleries are doing online events, but The Pfister Hotel, the Tory Folliard Gallery, The Warehouse, May Klisch Art Studio and Gallery and a few others are open for socially distanced visiting in person! See the website or download the app for more information.

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3. Enchanted Park(ing Lot) with Danceworks, Performance MKE and Milwaukee Opera Theatre

FRIDAY-SUNDAY 7 P.M. | 1661 N. WATER ST.

Enjoy a night of opera, dance and enchantment outside as you watch Danceworks, Performance MKE and the Milwaukee Opera put on a “hauntingly beautiful” evening of entertainment and mystery. RSVP to reserve a socially distant plot of land, bring a lawn chair or blanket and some refreshments to enjoy this outdoor performance.

4. Riverside Theater Ghost Tours

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS IN OCTOBER | THE RIVERSIDE THEATER

This October, you can visit one of the most haunted places in Wisconsin to see for yourself the paranormal activity that has been a regular occurrence at this theater for over 90 years. You’ll learn about the Riverside’s history from ‘haunted historians,’ hear terrifying tales and unexplainable occurrences from the theater’s past and afterwards, you can enjoy a drink at the bar in true Milwaukeean fashion. Tickets for the 60-minute Ghost Tour are $25, and tickets for the Late-Night Ghost-Hunt are $150, which includes a 3-hour investigation starting on stage with a séance led by a medium, access to ghost hunting equipment, an all-night-long experience and more!

5. Pumpkins on Pitt (Party on Pitt)

WEEKENDS IN OCTOBER NOON – 7 P.M. | 135 E. PITTSBURGH AVE.

This month, 414 Pumpkins: Urban Pumpkin Patch is joining Party on Pitt hosted by MobCraft Beer and Broken Bat Brewery for a month full of good beer and perfect pumpkins! Grab your friends and get out of the house for this socially-distanced social event!

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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.