Michael Holloway
Entertainment at a Distance

Art Auction Fundraises for Community Meals

Plus, a virtual Flannel Fest, "Sleepy Hollow" at the Domes and a virtual concert from 88Nine.

By - Nov 5th, 2020 03:41 pm
Feed Your Soul. Image from Facebook.

Feed Your Soul. Image from Facebook.

There’s plenty to do in the Milwaukee area this week while still maintaining social distancing.

Each week, Urban Milwaukee is curating a list of events that are taking the necessary safety precautions provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

This week, there are still some Halloween-esque events to explore if you didn’t’ get a chance to properly celebrate. Flannel Fest is still happening this year, though it has pivoted to a virtual format. And if you’d like to purchase some unique Milwaukee art while also helping out communities in need, check out the Feed Your Soul online auction that is hoping to raise money to provide 225,000 meals to families in need.

November 5-8: Last Call for the Sleepy Hollow Exhibit at The Domes

This weekend marks the last chance to check out the Mitchell Park Domes’ “Haunting of Sleepy Hollow” exhibit, where guests can explore areas of the domes that have been fashioned after the classic story, as well as solve a “whodunnit” mystery. The Domes have implemented a new one-way route to allow for social distancing, and it asks that everyone wears a mask. Time slots must be reserved. To do that, follow this link

November 6-8: Halloween Blackout at The Rave

Halloween may be over, but The Rave is keeping the spooky spirit alive by continuing its Halloween Blackout event. Stories of how haunted the venue is have been passed around by locals in the city as well as famous touring musicians. And now you can experience the terror firsthand. The building will have most of its lights shut off and guests will explore by flashlight only, from the penthouse lounge to the abandoned pool. The event is for ages 18 and older and will require masks and social distancing. Tickets range from $30 to $40 and can be purchased here.

November 6-9: Feed Your Soul 2020 

2020 marks the 17th anniversary of Feed Your Soul, an art auction focused on helping the hungry in Milwaukee. This year, the auction is going virtual and the goal is to raise $75,000 to help communities in need of food with approximately 225,000 meals. Some featured artists include Jenna Wilson, Nick Hardrath and Tommy Sweeney. The auction will open Friday at 6 p.m. and will close November 9th at 9 p.m. Follow this link for more information on bidding.

November 7: Flannel Fest 2020

What is typically an outdoor music festival hosted by The Cooperage (822 S. Water St.) will instead be livestreamed on Facebook this year and will raise money for local artists and venues during a time when they desperately need it. Flannel Fest will feature local artists performing from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. with a lineup featuring SistaStrings, Zed Kenzo and WebsterX. To watch it live, grab a beer and a flannel and tune into this Youtube link.   

November 11-12: Veteran’s Day at the Harley-Davidson Museum

The Harley-Davidson Museum is celebrating Veteran’s Day this year by offering free museum admission for all active Military, Veterans and their families. It starts November 11th at 2:30 p.m. and November 12th at 11 a.m.. And from 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., the Museum will present its Military Gallery Talks, where it discusses its involvement with the United States military dating back to World War I. 

November 12: 88Nine’s 414 (Not So) Live featuring B~Free and Quinten Farr

Milwaukee singer and performer B~Free will perform a live set for 88Nine’s 414 Live concert series. The performance will include a full interview with B~Free taken from the 414 Live Variety Hour and will discuss her background as a multi-instrumentalist and educator. Because of COVID-19 the event will be livestreamed. It begins at 5:30 p.m.

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