Christmas in the Ward, Nohl Fellows, MAM and more
MAM commemorates World AIDS Day, the Historic Third Ward celebrates Christmas, and events at Jazz Gallery, Brady Street, RedLine, Peltz Gallery and UWM.
Oh, what a weekend it will be as we breeze into December. Here’s to merriment, remembrance, and holiday cheer.
As Goes Janesville
- UWM Union Theater, 7 p.m.
- 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Directed by Nohl Fellowship recipient Brad Lichtenstein, this documentary film explores middle class life from the vantage point of Wisconsinites who have faced the loss of an industrial base in their town, and are caught in the political crossfire between business interests and workers’ concerns. The director will be part of a panel discussion following the film.
THURSDAY, NOV. 29
American Fantasy Classics “Nite Life”
- Inova/Kenilworth, 6 p.m.
- 2155 N. Prospect Avenue
Billed as an evening of “arts and entertainment, architecture, cuisine, nightclubs, dancing, education, cinema, and friendship,” the artist collective American Fantasy Classics hosts an evening in the gallery.
FRIDAY, NOV. 30
Christmas in the Ward
- Seasonal fun abounds throughout the Historic Third Ward with music, food, art, fireworks, horse-drawn carriage rides, reindeer, and of course, a jolly old elf! Check the Christmas in the Ward website for the full schedule of events, starting at 5 p.m.
SATURDAY, DEC. 1
Christmas in the Ward
- Continues, beginning with Breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m. (reservations required, see website for details and reservation info). Festivities continue until 6 p.m.
Warped Milwaukee Crafter’s Marketplace at Jazz Gallery
- 926 E. Center Street
- Sponsored by ABK Weaving Center
- Saturday and Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
Holiday gifts by local artists on sale in the Warped Milwaukee Crafter’s Marketplace. A percentage of all sales goes to ABK Weaving Center, a local resource located in Gaenslen Elementary school, which offers fiber art classes through MPS recreation.
Commemoration of World AIDS Day
- Milwaukee Art Museum
- 700 N. Art Museum Drive
Work by noted contemporary photographer, Taryn Simon, is exhibited in honor of World AIDS Day. Live HIV, HIV Research Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (2007), is a recent gift to the MAM collection from Joseph Pabst and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Johnson and Pabst LGBT Humanity Fund.
HIV in 2012: Hidden and Unfamiliar
- Milwaukee Art Museum Lubar Auditorium, 2 p.m.
A presentation by Ronald Johnson, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for AIDS United, Washington, D.C., on current policies and responses to the AIDS epidemic. A question and answer session including AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin President and CEO Mike Gifford will follow.
Festivus on Brady Street
- Various businesses on Brady Street, 9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Yes, the tradition continues! Air your grievances, participate in feats of strength, and just maybe you will be the winner of the coveted Festivus pole.
Holiday Card Making Workshop
- RedLine Milwaukee, 12-3 p.m.
- 1422 N. 4th Street
- $10 adults / $5 kids. Pre-registration not required.
Visit the RedLine Printshop and make unique holiday cards. RedLine provides supplies for making cards, you provide your creativity and inspiration.
Saturday Matinee at Peltz Gallery featuring artist Anne Kingsbury
- Peltz Gallery, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
- 1119 E. Knapp Street, Milwaukee
Kingsbury will present “Personal Journey: A Series of Pen and Ink, Collage, and 3-dimensional Drawings from the 1960s.”