*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.*
Milwaukee’s dripping with cool hidden spots to catch a flick for free, and this week we just can’t choose between two of them.
First up, Milwaukee Bike-In Movie Series is showing the cult-classic Donnie Darko in Tire Swing Park, across the street from Trocadero and underneath the bridge that connects to Lakefront Brewery. BYO chairs in case all swings are taken.
Second, our perennial favorite Paul’s Alley Cinema is going to get the alley rocking across from Just Art’s Saloon and a block north of Purple Door Ice Cream with a Time Warp back to 1975’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Paul supplies the seats, but space is limited.
Either way, bring some (spiked?) hot chocolate and a blanket for cuddling.
2) Library Loud Days: Haunted Central (all ages)
Saturday 10/22: Central Library; 6pm – 10pm
Sunday 10/23: Central Library; 1pm – 5pm
Now’s your chance to let your children scream and yell all they want at the library, with less shushing and more frightening. Central Library is hosting “a weekend of haunted fun” with their Library Loud Days Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.
It’s free to enter into this giant haunted house, with plenty of activities for all children, and even a “literary scream contest”.
3) 39th Annual UW-Milwaukee Autumn Pow Wow (all ages)
Saturday 10/22: UW-Milwaukee; 12pm – 10pm
For those of you who missed the Indian Summer festival a couple months back, the UWM American Indian Student Services is hosting their free 39th(!) Autumn Pow Wow this Saturday. Come to participate or watch numerous dance and drum groups show off their local heritage.
NOT TO DO
1) Falsely assume that Vera Bradley is just for women
Real men wear flower patterns.