Things To Do: Folk Fair, Storytelling And Microbreweries In Southwest Milwaukee Suburbs

The Holiday Fold Fair will be held Nov. 17 through Nov. 19, 2017, at the State Fair Park Exposition Center.(Photo: submitted)

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As the weather continues to turn colder outside, events are giving way to things to do indoors for you and your family. This week check out a folk fair at State Fair Park, learn about area breweries in one place or attend a Holiday Folk Fair.

Holiday Folk Fair

The 74th annual Holiday Folk Fair International, touted as "America’s premiere multicultural festival," will be held Nov. 17-19 at the State Fair Park Exposition Center. Hours for the event are 2 to 10 p.m Nov. 17; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 18; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 19.

A program of the International Institute of Wisconsin, The Holiday Folk Fair International celebrates the cultural heritage of the people living in southeastern Wisconsin. This year’s theme, “Celebrate the Culture of Welcome,” will allow fair-goers the opportunity to learn the traditions and symbolism of cultures as it relates to welcoming individuals and how it is incorporated into music, food, dance, arts and crafts.

Admission at the gate will be $12 for adults; $8 for children ages 6 to 12; children under the age of 5 will be admitted at no charge. Those 62 and over will be admitted for $10, and all active/retired military personnel with a military ID card will be admitted free.

Advance tickets can be purchased for $10 through Nov. 16, at the International Institute of Wisconsin, 1110 N. Old World Third St., Suite 420 in Milwaukee, and from all participating ethnic groups.

Advance tickets can also be ordered by phone at 414-225-6225, fax at 414-225-6235 or on-line at folkfair.org. In addition to the individual tickets, family four-packs are available for $36. Advance sale tickets requested by phone or fax, must be ordered by Nov. 10, and there are no refunds.

Boerner BREWtanicals Series

From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 16 MobCraft Brewing will host this version of the monthly series giving you the opportunity to discover area breweries, learn about their history and process, and taste their beers.

Each session is $15 general public or $10 for FBBG members. To register, call 414-525-5653 or head over to boernerbotanicalgardens.org.  You must be 21 to participate and it is recommended interested parties register at least three days before the event.

Greenfield Concert Band

The Greenfield Concert Band is hosting its fall concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Greenfield High School Performing Arts Center, 4800 S. 60th St.

The fall concert will feature a selection of modern seasonal standouts, including Eric Whitacre’s “October” and Mark Camphouse’s “Yosemite Autumn.” The concert will also showcase Mussorgsky’s expansive masterwork “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

The concert is free and includes a raffle conducted by the Greenfield Concert Band. Check out greenfieldconcertband.org for more information or a schedule of upcoming performances.

Sharpie art

Learn how to create art with a sharpie at the Greendale Public Library. 5647 Broad St., from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 18. This is a free program for adults aged 18 and over and the library will provide the sharpies and other materials you need. Call the library at 414-423-2136 or check out the website greendale.org for more information.

Get-Out guide submissions 

Submissions should be emailed to christopher.barlow@jrn.com.

Please include dates, times; address, website, phone number; a short description of the event, pictures, parking information and costs of the event.

Events must be submitted at least two weeks in advance. Listings cannot be accepted by telephone. Ongoing events must be submitted weekly. Submissions are not guaranteed for inclusion as space is limited.

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Source : http://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/southwest/things-to-do/2017/11/07/things-do-folk-fair-storytelling-and-microbreweries-southwest-milwaukee-suburbs/840177001/

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