- Thursday, Sept. 27, through Thursday, Oct, 11, the Milwaukee Film Festival will celebrate the art of film with showings of more than 200 films. Film categories include specific tributes to film directors, spotlight presentations, competition, documentary festival favorites, fiction festival favorites and more. Films will be shown at the Landmark Oriental Theatre, the Landmark Downer Theatre, and Fox Bay Cinema Grill in Whitefish Bay. For more information about the schedule of showings, tickets and parking, visit www.mkefilm.org.
- Friday, Sept. 28, Alterra Coffee and more than 35 area businesses will welcome artists and arts supporters into their establishments for Bay View Gallery Night, a community-wide celebration of Bay View, Milwaukee art and music. Presented by The Alchemist Theatre and Made in Milwaukee, the event will feature more than 70 area artists, 20 bands and 35 Bay View businesses. Alterra Coffee’s newest location, 2301 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue, will showcase more than 30 artists and craftspeople and live music from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. For a full schedule of times, events and locations visit http://www.bayviewgallerynight.com.
- Friday, Sept. 28, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Wisconsin Chapter will host its 11th annual Brew Madness, Prost to a Cure! fundraiser and beer tasting at the Peck Pavilion at the Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road in Milwaukee. The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will feature live music, a silent auction, food from Milwaukee-area restaurants and vendors, and a limitless tasting of more than 100 kinds of beer. Individual tickets cost $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Ticket packages and designated driver tickets are available for purchase as well. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.cff.org/Chapters/wisconsin/.
- Saturday, Sept. 29, Mikayla’s Miles Run/Walk will draw athletes and Special Olympics advocates to the Milwaukee Mile at Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th Street in West Allis, to raise funds for Special Olympics Wisconsin. Onsite registration starts at 10 a.m. Opening ceremonies will begin at 11:15 a.m. followed by the run/walk. Participants will complete as many laps around the 1-mile track as they want. Participants must raise at least $25 to benefit Special Olympics Wisconsin and will receive a t-shirt for their efforts. The event will also include live entertainment, refreshments, prizes and giveaways. For more information about the run/walk schedule and registration, visit sowi.kintera.org/mikaylasmiles.
- Saturday, Sept. 29, Live Healthy Milwaukee Festival will take place at Red Arrow Park, 920 N. Water Street in downtown Milwaukee, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hosted by area physicians, businesses and nonprofit organizations, the event is free and open to the public. The festival will offer family fun activities like soccer practice with Milwaukee Wave players and skating with the Brewcity Bruisers Roller Derby, free health exams such as blood pressure readings and body mass index measurements, and information on health and wellness. Event sponsors include Revi Health & Wellness and Milwaukee County Parks. For more information, call Revi Health & Wellness at 414-425-7700 or 847-778-0653.
- Thursday, Oct. 4, BoardStar Inc., a resource for nonprofit board directors seeking guidance, will host a bylaws clinic beginning at 9 a.m. at Pathfinders, 4200 N. Holton Street in Milwaukee. The workshop will teach participants how to maintain and modify bylaws, articles of incorporation and other corporate materials from legal and governance angles. The program will be instructed by Teig Whaley-Smith, principal of Community Development Advocates LLC, and Mary Unkel, interim executive director at BoardStar Inc. and a principal consultant at Unkel Management and Marketing Solutions. The workshop costs $50 for members and $75 for nonmembers. For more information and to register, visit http://www.boardstar.org.
- Friday, Oct. 5, the 11th Annual WMSE Food Slam will take place at Grohmann Museum on the Milwaukee School of Engineering campus, 1000 N. Broadway in Milwaukee, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. With food from more than 30 area restaurants, a silent auction with creations from local artists and businesses, and music manned by WMSE DJs, the event will raise funds for 91.7 WMSE, an independent Milwaukee radio station. Advanced tickets cost $40 and can be purchased online until 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. Tickets at the door cost $50. To purchase tickets and find more information, visit http://www.wmse.org/.
- Sunday, Oct. 7, Brady Street’s 11th Annual Pet Parade will be held on Brady Street in Milwaukee from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include a pet parade, pet blessing, costume contest, tail wagging contest, and pet/owner lookalike contest. It will also feature sidewalk sales, raffles, prizes, pet photo ops and canine agility demonstrations. Registration costs $15 per pet. Discounts are available for multiple pets. All registration fees benefit the Wisconsin Humane Society. Interested participants may register in-person the day of the event or online at http://bradystreet.org/documents/41-pet-parade. Each registrant will receive a free Frisbee thanks to Amica Insurance and a Brady Street bandana.
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