MKE prepares Halloween-themed festivities

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MKE prepares Halloween-themed festivities

A young performer plays the violin at a past Halloween concert with the String Academy of Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of the String Academy of Wisconsin at UWM.

A young performer plays the violin at a past Halloween concert with the String Academy of Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of the String Academy of Wisconsin at UWM.

A young performer plays the violin at a past Halloween concert with the String Academy of Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of the String Academy of Wisconsin at UWM.

A young performer plays the violin at a past Halloween concert with the String Academy of Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of the String Academy of Wisconsin at UWM.

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With Halloween fast approaching, Marquette and the Milwaukee community are offering events for people of all ages, ranging from spooky cemetery tours to handing out candy for kids.

Forest Home Halloween Tour:

Historic Milwaukee, an organization that focuses on bringing attention to Milwaukee’s history, is hosting its sixth annual tour of the Forest Home Cemetery Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

“The purpose (of the tour) is to educate people about the famous residents of Forest Home Cemetery including the Beer Barons (Pabst, Schlitz and Blatz), notable politicians and business families,” Julia Griffith, a program director for Historic Milwaukee, said in an email.

The event is held at the Forest Home Cemetery, 2405 W. Forest Home Ave., and tickets are $50, or $30 for Historic Milwaukee members. More information can be found on the Historic Milwaukee website. The event is also a fundraiser for Historic Milwaukee and Forest Home Cemetery.

All Hallows Eve Party at the Pabst:

The Pabst Brewery and Taproom will host a Halloween event Thursday at 1037 W. Juneau Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

According to the description on Eventbrite, the event will have live music consisting of unique genres, which include surf sounds, pickled punk sounds and art rock.

One of the bands performing, Mechanical Life Vein, is an art rock band that uses video game music in a tribute to classic games, according to their Facebook page.

The Pabst highly encourages costumes and the best costume, which is chosen by the band, will win a Pabst swag package. General admission tickets are $8. More information and registration can be found on the Eventbrite website.

Halloween Party at Alumni Memorial Union:

This event is being put on by Late Night Marquette with help Bass-Schuler Entertainment. Chris King, a sophomore in the College of Education and program assistant for Late Night Marquette, said the event will take place in the AMU ballrooms at 9:00 p.m., where people will arrive, sign in and get an envelope containing their identity and other information. They will then head into the ballrooms which will be set up with round tables. King said the event is slightly vague to keep an air of mystery to the event and the scenarios presented. There will also be food “like meatballs, sandwiches and basic little snicky-snacks, that’s what I call them,” King said. He also said costumes are encouraged.

Family-Friendly Halloween:

JB’s on 41, a bowling alley in Milwaukee, is hosting an all-ages Halloween event Thursday. According to the Facebook page for the event, it runs from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. and have a multitude of events. Anyone in costume can play two free arcade games. There is also an hour of unlimited of arcade-playing for $8 a person. Along with arcade games, there is a happy hour with appetizer and drink deals from 4-6 p.m. and glow bowling starting at 10 p.m. JB’s is located on 4040 S. 27th St. More information can be found on their website.

Halloween Concert at the Milwaukee Art Museum:

The Milwaukee Art Museum will host the String Academy of Wisconsin at University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin’s Halloween concert Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. The String Academy is an after-school program for students age 4 to 18. Darcy Drexler, the director of the String Academy of Wisconsin, said this is the String Academy’s 30th year. To celebrate, it reached out to the Milwaukee Art Museum. The concert will include music from “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” Halloween-themed pieces as well as a variety of classical tunes. Different age groups will be performing as well.

“They’ll play as a group starting with our newest beginners, so this is their big first concert,” Drexler said.

The students will be dressed in Halloween costumes for the performance and it is free to the public.

Mando’s Haunted House:

The Miramar Theatre is hosting DJay Mando’s Haunted House Thursday leading into Nov. 1, which is an evening of music from DJ’s like DJay Mando and Riptide. According to the Facebook event page, there will be costume contests. Cost is $10 with student ID. Tickets are on sale online and can be found on the Facebook page or the Eventbrite website, along with additional information.

Silent Disco Costume party:

Vitucci’s, a cocktail bar located on 1832 N. Ave., will host a Silent Disco Costume Party for those 21 years or older. A silent disco is a dance party where everyone wears wireless headphones rather than listening to the music out loud. According to the Eventbrite website, headsets will be provided and there will be three channels to choose from including electronic dance music/hits, hip-hop/Latin and throwbacks. Costumes are recommended, according to the Eventbrite website. Tickets are $13 online and $15 at the door. More information can be found on the Eventbrite website.

RHA HALLoween:

Marquette’s Residence Hall Association is putting on this event on Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. The event allows kids from around the Milwaukee area to come to Marquette’s campus and trick-or-treat.

“The event is called HALLoween which is kind of a play on words and is one of the most popular traditions we put on as RHA for the Milwaukee community,” Luiz Navarrete, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences,  as well as the vice president of marketing for RHA, said.

Navarrete said HALLoween began in 2014. Students in dorms who are not involved with RHA can volunteer to be candy hander-outers or gHosts, which means they walk the kids around campus.

Because there is a radius limitation for where the kids can trick-or-treat, Straz, Mashuda and O’Donnell residence halls can’t participate.

Navarrete said there will also be a small carnival in the AMU for the families who arrive early and are waiting to trick-or-treat.

Each residence hall will have a table with representatives from its community program council to run games such as inflatable bowling and ring toss.

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