El Dia de Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) Celebration
To Mexicans the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) represents something more than just remembering their loved ones no longer with them. It is also an opportunity to poke fun at the ever gloomy "Grim Reaper." It is an opportunity to visit the family plot and to display beautiful and very creative pieces of popular art with very specific accouterments that fill markets and popular shops all over Mexico. In the meaning the Day of the Dead is a celebration that in may regards may be considered very close to Memorial Day in the US or Remembrance Day up north in Canada. It is a day set aside to honor the departed, although in the Day of the Day the memorial is dedicated to honor any and all dead nor just those fallen during military service La Casa Community Center—www.lacasadeesperanza.org
"World of Wines & Beer" Tasting Event
Sip over 150 wines, 30 beers, delectable hors d'oeuvres & desserts, souvenir wine glass, commemorative tasting notebook, live entertainment. $40 per person/$75 for two Davians Banquet & Conference Center - 16300 W. Silver Spring, Menomonee Falls-- 7:00 pm -10:00 pm -- www.waukesha.org -- 262-542-4249
Fall Gallery Night
Visit Oconomowoc merchants and enjoy exciting exhibits and mixed media by prominent artists and designers, many of whom will be on hand to greet their guests. Enjoy refreshments and the ambience of our specialty shops. Downtown Oconomowoc-- 5:00-9:00pm -- www.oconomowoc.org -- 262-567-2666
Waukesha Gives Thanks
Enjoy art activities and make a food donation for Waukesha's local food pantry -- Historic Downtown Waukesha. www.cuddles2u.com
"Christmas in the Grove"
Handmade gifts, collectibles, wearable art, jewelry & decorations along with food options, raffle, and musical entertainment. 13885 Watertown Plank Rd., Elm Grove-- 4pm- 9pm (Fri); 9am- 4pm (Sat) -- www.egwc.org -- 262-782-5930
Waukesha County EXPO-- -- www.waukeshacountyexpo.com -- 262-896-8490
Spargo Salon & Day Spa Holiday Open House
Event features 10% off all product and gift package purchases, a free gift with purchase of a $125.00 gift card, complimentary mini-services, raffle drawings, hors d'oeuvres and wine. Spargo Salon & Day Spa-- 4:30p.m.-8:00 p.m. -- www.spargosalon.com -- 262-695-7400
If you haven't been here since they moved...
The Planetarium is a MUST- SEE!
Charles Horwitz Planetarium (inside Retzer Nature Center) offers a variety of programs that are inexpensive and open to the public. Friday, November 7th at 7pm and at 8pm featuring "The Legends of Rock and Roll"- Experience spectacular laser light visuals featuring the classic music of AC/DC, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Van Halen, Queen, Aerosmith, Kiss, Boston, Journey and Pink Floyd! Don't miss it! Admission: $4.00.
Also in November (Thursdays: 13th & 20th; Saturdays: 15th & 22nd) experience "The Extraterrestrial Files," is there live in outer space? If so. what would these creatures look like? These questions and many more will be explored in this fascinating search for ETs. Admission: $4.00 (adult); $3.00 (senior citizens and children).
Charles Horwitz Planetarium
S14W28167 Madison St.
Waukesha, WI 53188