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Finish the year with our bang-up collection of culture.

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Dec. 2
Put on your dancin’ pants and get thee to Turner Hall Ballroom for what will surely be a rowdy, glitter-filled fiesta. The Milwaukee headliner will be accompanied by Minnesota’s Har Mar Superstar and Detroit’s Flint Eastwood. turnerhallballroom.org

Rafael Francisco Salas: Pastoral Testimony
Dec. 2-Feb. 28
The United Community Center’s Latino Arts Gallery will exhibit the works of local artist Rafael Francisco Salas. His surrealist landscape and still-life paintings depict Wisconsin’s sometimes-conflicting eccentricities. latinoartsinc.org

Traumas of Policing: Stories from Milwaukee’s Youth
Dec. 3
A group called the Youth Video Collective created short films about how segregation, racism and interactions with law enforcement have affected their lives. Washington Park’s Urban Ecology Center hosts a screening.
urbanecologycenter.org

Milwaukee Hmong New Year
Dec. 3-4
The city’s Hmong community rings in 2017 with a song and dance contest, a pageant, plenty of traditional foods and a whole lot more at State Fair Park Exposition Center. mkehmoobnewyear.com

Dead Horses. Photo by Jennifer Newlin.

Dead Horses. Photo by Jennifer Newlin.

Dead Horses
Dec. 9-10
This Wisco-born Americana-bluegrass trio will play two shows in the intimate confines of Colectivo’s Back Room to promote their latest album, Cartoon Moon, released this fall. pabsttheater.org

Milwaukee Bike Bazaar
Dec. 10
Buy a bike, sell a bike or participate in biking-related arts and crafts at the Lindsay Building for the ninth two-wheeled soiree. bfw.org

Ex-Fabula. Photo by Artemio Photo.

Ex-Fabula. Photo by Artemio Photo.

Ex-Fabula’s Story Slam: Perfect Storm
Dec. 14
Mastering the craft of storytelling is a never-ending journey. This month you’ll get to witness nine strangers on that expedition as they tell personal, somewhat improvised tales. exfabula.org

 

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Cheers to Charity

Milwaukee Wave Star Wars GameDec. 3, wisconsin.wish.org
Put on your furriest wookie duds and head to the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena for a little Euro football courtesy of the Milwaukee Wave. Five percent of ticket sales go to the Make-A-Wish foundation.

An Evening of EleganceDec. 10, creamcitylinks.com
This African American women’s service and scholarship group hosts a soiree at the Hyatt Regency Hotel to benefit their education programs and more. Music from MKE’s Davis Family Band will keep your feet a-movin’.

Blutender: Holiday SpiritsDec. 12, unitedwaygmwc.org
If you take the Pfister Hotel’s elevator up to swanky lounge Blu on this day, you’ll find a happy hour during which 10 percent of the proceeds and all the tips go to United Way.

‘Agenda’ appears in the December issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

Find it on newsstands beginning November 28, or buy a copy at milwaukeemag.com/shop.

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