*Just in case you didn’t already have plans for the next few days (as if, you popular person, you), here’s your list of 3 things to do in Milwaukee this weekend…and 1 not to do.*

TO DO

1) Milwaukee Paranormal Conference (all ages)
Saturday 10/15 & Sunday 10/16: UW-Milwaukee Student Union (2200 E Kenwood Blvd); all day

The 2016 Milwaukee Paranormal Conference logo, sourced from the event's Facebook page.

The 2016 Milwaukee Paranormal Conference logo, sourced from the event’s Facebook page.

It’s only fitting that spooky October be host to the 2nd annual Milwaukee Paranormal Conference. This year’s schedule features UFOs, werewolves, icemen, ghost tours, a masquerade ball, and, as has become commonplace in our daily lives, creep clowns.

With workshops led by local and international experts, including the world’s leading cryptozoologist, as well as vendors selling all the gear and goodies you need to track down a ghost, this is a fringe for the mainstream event you don’t want to miss. Tickets start at $10 for one day.

Be on the lookout for our personal recap next week.

2) Beet Street Harvest Fest (all ages)
Saturday 10/15: Goodkind (2457 S Wentworth Ave); 11am – 6pm

Bay View is NOT content with the “ending” of festival season in Milwaukee. This Saturday, three of The Beev’s popular hangouts are throwing the Beet Street Harvest Fest: a block party sure to put the “vest” in Harvest (it’s a hipster joke…I’ll see myself out).

Some of the best food in the city, local libations, a ridiculous who’s-who of Milwaukee musicians, and what they’re dubbing The Great Midwestern Pie Championship are going to make this the street to beat this weekend.

Kid friendly (including the musical acts), and if you haven’t had enough you can walk a couple blocks southwest to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church‘s Harvest Fest held the same day. Both free.

3) Boo at the Zoo (all ages)
Friday 10/14 & Saturday 10/15: Milwaukee County Zoo; 6pm – 9pm

The Milwaukee County Zoo in less-spooky times. Photo by Yelp.

The Milwaukee County Zoo in less-spooky times. Photo by Yelp.

It’s the zoo you know and love, only spooooookier. Focused on families, there’s workshops learning about bats and how to make your own house for them, a haystack maze, a “dancing light show”, caramel apples, and more. It’s the perfect way to tucker out your children with fear and sugar. Tickets $7 for kids, $9 for adults.

NOT TO DO

1) Start fantasy football players who are on their bye weeks

Fantasy football for dummies. Photo by Joe Powell.

Fantasy football for dummies. Photo by Joe Powell.

No one would ever be that stupid, would they? For reference, here are the NFL teams on bye this week: Minnesota Viqueens & Tampa Bay Sexy Musketeers.

(The featured image is the 2016 Beet Street Harvest Festival logo, sourced from the event’s Facebook page.)

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