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special events - september 2014

Complete address of sites is listed with first mention. Area codes of phone numbers are 414 unless shown otherwise. Please confirm events when possible; listings are subject to change.

MILWAUKEE RALLY, Aug. 28-Sept. 1; Various locations throughout the metro area. Harley-Davidson riders gather for free concerts, street parties, tattoo contests, vendor malls and the largest H-D Museum Bike Night of the year.

WISCONSIN HIGHLAND GAMES, Aug. 29-31; Waukesha Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road (Highway FT), Waukesha.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENCAMPMENT & REENACTMENT, Aug. 30-31; Ozaukee County Pioneer Village. Saukville. 262-377-4510.

THIRD WARD ART FESTIVAL, Aug. 30-31; Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. Juried artists, food and live music on Broadway from E. St. Paul to E. Menomonee.10 a.m.-6 p.m.

MAXWELL STREET DAYS, Aug 31; Cedarburg Firemen’s Park at Fairgrounds, W65 N796 Washington Ave. One of area’s largest flea markets. 6 a.m.-3 p.m. 262-377-8412.

TARGET FREE FIRST THURSDAY, Sept. 4; Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. Admission to MAM is free for everyone on the first Thursday of each month, courtesy of Target. 224-3200.

PARAMOUNT BLUES FESTIVAL, Sept. 5-6; Lime Kiln Park, Grafton. See feature story.

TOSAFEST, Sept. 5-6; 7615 W. State St., Wauwatosa. Includes live music, food and family activities.

INDIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL, Sept.5-7; Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds). See feature story.

FAMILY FARM WEEKEND, Sept. 6-7; Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd.

FRANK MOTS INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL, Sept. 6-7; Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s Lakefront north of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Grand launch of 600 kites at noon. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.

STARVING ARTISTS' SHOW, Sept. 7; Mount Mary University, 2900 N. Menomonee River Pkwy. Over 200 artists offering works priced at $100 and under. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

A SUPERMOON WALK, Sept. 7; Lynden Sculpture Garden. Naturalist Naomi Cobb leads a walk through Lynden's back acres beneath the light of the (almost) supermoon (the moon will be full two nights later). Ends with a bonfire. Free with admission. 7-8:30 p.m.

ELEPHANT APPRECIATION DAY, Sept. 13; Milwaukee County Zoo. Colorful crafts, behind-the-scenes tours of Elephant Barns and elephant talks and presentations.

BAYVIEW BASH, Sept. 13; Kinnickinnic Avenue between Potter Street and Clement Avenue. Live music, children’s area, art, vendors and demonstrations. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

GOLDEN DRAGON CHINESE ACROBATS, Sept. 13; Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St.

HIDDEN RIVER ART FESTIVAL, Sept. 13-14; Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield. See cover feature this month.

OPEN MIC NIGHT, Sept. 16; Blue Heron Artisans Art, Gifts, Boutique, 102 E. Pier St., Port Washington. Held every third Tuesday of the month. 262-268-0243.

ORCHID SHOW, Sept. 13-14; Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes), 524 S. Layton Blvd. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. 649-9800.

UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS, Sept. 17-21; Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis.

24th ANNUAL FALL HOME & REMODELING SHOW, Sept. 19-21; Wisconsin State Fair Park, Expo Center, 640 S. 84th St.

44th ANNUAL BONSAI EXHIBIT, Sept. 19-21; Boerner Botanical Garden Education & Visitor Center, 9400 Boerner Dr., Hales Corners. Milwaukee Bonsai Society program includes workshops demonstrations, vendors and appearance by guest author and artist Colin Lewis.

MILWAUKEE RIVER CHALLENGE, Sept. 20; Milwaukee and Menomonee rivers, downtown Milwaukee. College and club rowing teams compete. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN, Sept. 20; Lynden Sculpture Garden. Dogs welcome every month on third Saturday. Also a great picnic opportunity. 12-5 p.m.

DOORS OPEN MILWAUKEE, Sept. 20-21; Downtown Milwaukee. Annual Historic Milwaukee event opens the doors to scores of buildings free-of-charge. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 277-7795.

WINE & HARVEST FESTIVAL, Sept. 20-21; Cedarburg. 42nd annual festival. See feature story.

MILWAUKEE FILM FESTIVAL, Sept. 25-Oct. 9; 755-1965. See feature story.

HARVEST FAIR, Sept. 26-28; Wisconsin State Fair Park. See feature story.

WORLD BEEF EXPO 2013, Sept. 26-28; Wisconsin State Fair Park, Coliseum.

2014 MILWAUKEE NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR, Sept. 28; Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. Noon-3:30 p.m.

WWE SMACKDOWN, Sept. 30: BMO Harris Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St. 800-745-3000.




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