12 Things To Do This Weekend: Oct. 11-14

Embrace fall this weekend with some fun seasonal events.


4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince

Prince may be gone, but his music will live on forever. On Thursday, October 11, experience his music in a whole new way with a full symphony orchestra. The magical experience begins at 7:30 p.m.

DJ Pauly D

Fist pump all night long on Friday, October 12, with Pauly D. Best known as one of the seven members of the Jersey Shore group, he has also made a name for himself through performing at various venues across the country.

Simple Minds

Scotland’s legendary alternative band will be making their debut performance at the Pabst Theater on Saturday, October 12. The group is most well known for their hit single Don’t You (Forget about Me).

Tall Heights

What started as two friends playing their guitars on the streets of Boston is now a dynamic duo performing at venues across the globe. Experience their unique brand of electro-folk music for yourself on Sunday, October 14.

Fall Fun

Boo at the Zoo

There’s no better way to get into the Halloween spirit than with corn mazes, spooky train rides, Halloween treats and pumpkins galore. All of these activities and more will be happening on Friday, October 12, and Saturday, October 13.

Autumn Celebration

Enjoy lots of fall fun on Saturday, October 13, at the Urban Ecology Center. Make art and crafts, eat caramel apples, carve pumpkins or hike through their beautiful trails.  

Art and Farm Market

There’s plenty of shopping, sipping and relaxing to be had at 2018’s last Art and Farm Fair on Friday, October 13, and Saturday, October 14. Check out local artists, listen to live music and try some delicious drinks from the new Grainery Bar.

Pet Parade

Enjoy the day on Brady Street with your furry friend Sunday, October 14, at the 3rd annual pet parade. There will be contests, raffles, live music and food for all to enjoy.

Brady Street Pet Parade; photo courtesy of Steph Salvia


Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare

Multi-media journalist and co-founder of USA Today, Gene Policinski will be leading the premier of a unique multi-sensory exhibit known as Blacklist, on Thursday, October 11. The exhibit will explore aspects of politics, arts and economics that had an impact on First Amendment rights during Hollywood’s Red Scare.

Take Me to the River: New Orleans

The creators of the acclaimed documentary Take Me To The River are taking the show on the road. The film explores the influence of New Orleans music the ways the musical community was tested after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Three generations of NOLA musicians hit Milwaukee on Friday, October 12. See The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan and Ian Neville, George Porter Jr., Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Lost Bayou Ramblers Duo and more at Potawatomi Casino.


Fall Flight Night

Bird and beer lovers alike will have the opportunity to sample various seasonal beers while learning about dynamic birds of prey on Thursday, October 11, at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.

Cheese and Beer Pairing

On Thursday, October 11, spend the evening with friends and family trying various beers and cheeses at the Uber Tap Room. Attendees will also have the chance to win some very “cheesy” prizes.