There's a bunch of interesting events this weekend, including a pow wow, spooky hike, Wolf Awareness Day and more!
COSTUME SHOPPING WITH THE PROS
The Milwaukee Rep's costume sale is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enter through the Stiemke lobby. Get expert costume advice from trained professionals. Cash or check only.
PAINT YOUR OWN SCULPTURE
Freckle Face Boutique, 407 E. Buffalo St., offers this event from 10 a.m. to noon. Call for more info, (414) 298-1488. Also, check out Benjamin John Van Male's show, called "Flying," on Gallery Night / Day. "Flying" hangs at Freckle Face until Nov. 11.
UW-Milwaukee holds its 30th annual Autumn Pow Wow Saturday from 1:30 to 10 p.m. It takes place at Union Ballroom and is free and open to the public. The event features Native American dancing, arts and crafts and authentic food. It's all sponsored by the by UWM American Indian Student Services and American Indian Student Association. For more information, call (414) 229-5880.
BOO AT THE ZOO
Tiny ghosts and goblins are invited to enjoy a host of Halloween fun at the Milwaukee County Zoo Saturday night at 6 p.m. Festivities include a Halloween Maze, colorful crafts and not-too-spooky movies. Reduced admission rates apply during the event. For details, call (414) 771-3040. More:
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
Saturday is Wolf Awareness Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., take your pack to the Zoo for special wolf-themed activities. Join in the howling contest, see timber wolves take their daily feeding and learn which enrichment items they enjoy most. All activities are free with regular Zoo admission.
Best care for kids!
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
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SCARY FOREST TREK
Join a night traveler for a haunting, humorous and informative trek through the enchanted forest at the Wehr Nature Center. Meet creepy characters along the jack-o-lantern lit trail. Enjoy refreshments, fortune telling, games and more, starting at 6:30 p.m. One adult must accompany every two children. Cost is $6 per child, 12 and under, and $8 for adults. More:
PINK HOUSE PARTY
Brand new studio/art gallery called Pink House Studio, 601 E. Wright St., hosts an open house on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. Pink House Studio will feature a variety of classes and services including massage, movement coaching, dance, yoga and more. Prenatal yoga will eventually be on the roster as well. The whole family is invited to check out this new space.
YOUR MOM GOES TO COLLEGE
Sorry, we couldn't resist that line from "Napoleon Dynamite." But seriously, wondering where you (or your kid) should attend college? Check out the NACAC College Fair for information on admission requirements, financial aid, testing and college majors. The free event is at the Midwest Airlines Center Sunday from noon to 3:30 p.m. More:
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Celebrate life and Mexican culture at the Milwaukee Art Museum's 10th annual Día de los Muertos event. Paint your face, create crazy skeletons, colorful flowers and more, as you enjoy traditional Mexican treats and music. The event is Sunday at noon. More:
AUTUMN HARVEST FESTIVAL
Autumn Harvest Festival wraps up Sunday at The Elegant Farmer. Pick apples, pumpkins and more before or after riding the trolleys while experiencing the area's autumn colors. More:
ALL WEEKEND LONG
GALLERY NIGHT AND DAY
Gallery Night and Day returns this weekend with a whopping 64 participants. Presented by the East Town and Historic Third War Associations, this 20-year-old tradition offers free parking in Third Ward structures and free bus that makes a loop around the venues. It's one of Milwaukee's most cherished events. More:
UP CLOSE WITH GLOBAL WARMING
Running until the end of the year, the Climate Change Show at the Milwaukee Public Museum is a special object theater exhibition, a barrage of video, visual and physical special effects, relevant objects and lighting changes, that present the serious and complex issues of global warming in a way textbooks cannot. Experience a virtual thunderstorm, take a guided video tour with a talking, animated sheep in rubber boots and learn how our Earth is changing and why. Free with museum admission. http://onmilwaukee.com/events/event-81441.html
Mix education with scary fun at a special Halloween planetarium show. "Spooky Skies" takes viewers back in time to medieval Ireland to trace the roots of the holiday, and then into the heavens to draw parallels between some celestial objects and famous monsters. Runs through Oct. 31 at the Milwaukee Public Museum, More:
GET LOST IN CORN
The Charlotte's Web Corn Maze runs through Oct. 28 at the Homestead Animal Farm in Hartland. Family-friendly fun, goats on grass-roofed barns, hayride and pumpkins -- and of course, the challenging corn maze. The farm is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. More:
LITTLE HOUSE OF HORRORS
The Hubertus House of Horrors is one of the area's longest running haunted houses (and one of the only ones that is actually in a house). New this year, you'll find the Swamp Room, the Tropical Island and The Vortex. Tickets can be purchased at the Haunted House from 6 until 10:30 p.m. Admission is $10 to this non-profit event. The house will be open each Friday and Saturday night in October. More:
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