Nonprofit calendar of events

  • Friday, Oct. 21 Arts @ Large will host a Gallery Night exhibit entitled: Growing Great Gardens: Fall Harvest Celebration from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Arts @ Large Gallery, 908 S. Fifth St. The exhibit will feature nature and environmental artwork created by Fifty-Third Street, Fairview, Lowell, Tippecanoe, Vieau and Yeshiva School students, in collaboration with local artist educators, as a part of the Growing Great Gardens initiative. Pieces will also be featured by guest exhibitor Bethesda Elementary School. Those attending are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item for the Hunger Task Force and to be entered into a prize drawing.
  • Saturday, Oct. 22 Bergstrom Chevrolet of Milwaukee, located at 11100 W. Metro Boulevard, will hold a special Lube-A-Thon offering free oil changes with every $15 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin. U.S. Oil and U.S. Tire and Exhaust and Halron donate oil and filters for this charity event. In 2010, Bergstrom raised over $90,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin.
  • Saturday, Oct. 29 Milwaukee Ballet will host a Trans-fusion costume party at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. TRANS-FUSION, The Party, is a vampire-themed costume party, takes place following the 7:30 p.m. performance of Dracula. Join Milwaukee Ballet for an evening of spine-tingling dancing with the stars of Dracula, rousing music by DJ Multidimensional Fortitude, a creative costume contest, small bites, beer and wine, and mingling with an array of Milwaukee personalities. The Party will give people a chance to see the production and then dance the night away with the stars of Dracula. The Party is generously sponsored by Milwaukee’s Contemporary Counsel, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.  A combined ticket including the 7:30 performance and the party is available for $75 or patrons can purchase a single party-only ticket for $50. Event proceeds benefit Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet School and its education and community outreach programs. Tickets for Dracula range from $28.50-$96, and are available online at www.milwaukeeballet.org or by calling 414-902-2103. The show will run one weekend only, October 27-30. Due to the production’s popularity, audiences are encouraged to purchase tickets early to ensure availability.
  • Friday, Nov. 18 The Latino Community Center (LCC) will host a Recognition Dinner at Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water Street, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Elizabeth A. Brinn Foundation, Richard Wiederhold, Bill Jollie and Victor Huyke will be honored at the event. Entertainment will be provided by the Aztec Dancers. Dinner provided by Margarita Paradise. Single tickets are $75.00; please RSVP by calling Bridgett Gonzalez, 414-273-7121, x 211 or email: bgonzalez@marcuscenter.org.

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