Agenda: October Happenings

Mark your calendar! From Falloberfest to the Paws and Claws Gala, there’s plenty to look forward to this month.

The Royale. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
The Royale. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

The Taming
through Oct. 23
Far more interesting than an actual pageant, this all-female comedy at Next Act Theatre features a Miss America contestant who attempts to overthrow the government.

The Royale
through Nov. 6
A black boxer seeks to dethrone the white heavyweight champion in Milwaukee Rep’s staging of Sons of Anarchy and Orange is the New Black writer Marco Ramirez’s acclaimed play.

Oct. 1
Enjoy Burnhearts and The Vanguard’s petite fest – taking place at those venues – with a BYO-lederhosen policy that celebrates pumpkin beer and MKE-made sausage.

The Princess Bride. Photo courtesy of The Princess Bride, Ltd.
The Princess Bride. Photo courtesy of The Princess Bride, Ltd.

The Princess Bride
Oct. 8
Previously “inconceivable,” you now have the chance to watch one of the most quotable movies with Prince Westley himself at the Pabst Theater.

Milwaukee Empty Bowls
Oct. 9
MSOE’s Kern Center hosts the fundraiser in which attendees buy a handmade ceramic bowl and fill it with soup prepared by local chefs in the name of raising money for seven groups that feed MKE’s hungry.

Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastic Champions
Oct. 14
Martha Károlyi’s Final Five will take over the BMO Harris Bradley Center to show off all the reasons they acquired serious hardware in Rio.

Paws and Claws Gala
Oct. 22
How many galas include time to mingle with adoptable animals? This month you can celebrate your furry friends at the Pfister Hotel for Wisconsin Humane Society’s Great Gatsby-themed soiree.

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

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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.