Sip, dance, run. This November we’ve got scads of ways to keep you warm.

Destroyer Solo
Nov. 1
Dan Bejar will bring his guitar, but no Destroyer bandmates, to the intimate confines of Prospect Avenue’s Back Room @ Colectivo as part of his first one-man tour in three years.

The Staves. Photo by Graham Tolbert.

The Staves
Nov. 3
The British folk band made up of three sisters stops by Turner Hall Ballroom in support of its latest EP, Sleeping in A Car. Their second record was produced by Eau Claire’ s Justin Vernon, whose long-awaited follow-up 22, A Million came out in September.

Milwaukee Coffee Festival
Nov. 5
Even coffee lightweights will deepen their appreciation of their stimulant of choice at this one-day fest at the Riverside Park Urban Ecology Center. Plus, many MKE roasters will be on hand to make sure you stay wired.

1116_brett-newski_lasg-art-high-resBrett Newski
Nov. 5
The well-traveled singer brings his set back home to the welcoming arms of the Cactus Club to debut his latest. He’ll be accompanied by Chicago’s indie rock band The Kickback and Milwaukee’s one-man Detlef Schrempf.

Milwaukee Running Festival
Nov. 5-6
This affair offers races for almost every speed ranging from one mile to a Boston Marathon-qualifying 26.2 big one. Think of it as an opportunity for your muscles and vital organs to counter the year’s bacon and beer fests.

Edo de Waart conducts Beethoven
Nov. 19-20
Before Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s director Edo de Waart packs up and heads off to New Zealand, he’ll take one more pass at the always-popular compositions of Beethoven at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

Tory Lanez
Nov. 22
This hip-hop-singing Canadian told Rolling Stone he aims to be the best live performer of his generation. That’s one reason he’s taken crowd-surfing to a new level by walking on the hands of attendees (evidence below). Check his progress, and perhaps his shoes’ soles, this month at The Rave. 

Shop for a Cause

Couture for a Cure
Nov. 1
Raise your pinkies and pull out the Prada. Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (the MACC Fund) is the beneficiary of this fashion show and luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee.

Ronald McDonald house holiday boutique and luncheon
Nov. 5
Faye’s supplies the duds for this fashion show and boutique combo at Pewaukee’s Country Springs Hotel. The catwalking benefits the temporary respite for those with children in the hospital.

Junior League Holiday Boutique
Nov. 18
As the Junior League’s largest annual fundraiser, this mega shopping fest at the Radisson North Shore features local retailers and makers and helps fund the League’s volunteer work.

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Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.