Fall is here, and there's a whole lot going on.
Through Nov. 3
If you didn’t “fear the deer” before, you will now. This month, the Bucks’ home base is being transformed into a spooky fairground of sorts, with carnival games, themed attractions, food, drinks and a haunted house. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and kids.
“Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie”
Oct. 5-Nov. 24
Woodland Pattern Book Center
FREE — UW-Madison grad and former Mary Nohl fellow Tyanna Buie is gaining national recognition for her multidisciplinary art. Now she’s the subject of a thought-provoking photographic exhibit that examines the relationship between past and present.
Plant No. 4
For two nights (don’t take the name “Fashion Week” too literally), a former knitting factory in the Third Ward is going to see more knits and wovens than it likely has in years. Several local designers, like the creepy-cool Silversärk, will be sending looks down the runway for the show. And fashion lovers with a little extra cash in their Birkin bags can chat up the designers afterward, by purchasing tickets to a gala at the Harley-Davidson Museum to celebrate the culmination of the event.
All eyes are on Milwaukee Ballet this fall. The venerable dance company opened a sprawling new space in the Third Ward last month. And this month, it’s kicking off its 50th season by revisiting the first full-length show it ever staged, the 19th-century comic ballet about a man who falls in love with a doll.
If you liked the Pitch Perfect movies, then you’ll love this. Local high school and college a cappella groups will come together for a workshop led by the internationally acclaimed vocal group Six Appeal (who recently won the Grand Prix prize at the annual Moscow Spring A Cappella festival). And, after spending the day learning how to stay in harmony together, they’ll open for the group at an evening concert. Ticket sales support the Rotary Club of Mitchell Field.
Oct. 12-Nov. 22
Latino Arts, Inc.
In Mexico, legend has it that the spirits of our deceased loved ones return to us each year from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2. Consider that reason enough to attend this striking cultural exhibition to admire handmade altars, candy skulls, original artwork and other offerings for the dearly departed.
Are you wishing for a socially acceptable excuse to dress up your pet? Now you’ve got one! Many of the animals marching in this annual parade will be adorably gussied up. Plus, there are numerous competitions, including best costume, tail-wagging and pet/owner look-alikes. And Father Tim Kitzke will be on hand to bless your four-legged friend.
For 15 years, the Hunting Moon Pow Wow has been celebrating indigenous culture – with singing, dancing and drumming. Even if you can’t claim a single Native American ancestor, you won’t want to miss the sights and sounds of the three-day celebration.