Community Briefs


The Mandel Group presents “an immersive cinematic experience” tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The North End, one of the largest apartment developments in Milwaukee’s history.

Milwaukee Film Fest plans another 15-day run

Written by WiG Friday, 18 January 2013 08:32

The Milwaukee Film Festival plans another 15-day run this year.

Festival organizers extended last year’s event from 11 to 15 days and say it was such a success they are doing it again. The festival will run from Sept. 26 through Oct. 10.

News roundup for the Midwest

Written by WiG,
AP reports
Thursday, 27 December 2012 13:19

Retiring U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl of Wisconsin. - PHOTO: Provided


Cat Doctor launches pet food drive, pictures with Santa opportunity

Written by WiG Monday, 19 November 2012 11:58

The Cat Doctor, 236 N. Water St. in Milwaukee’s Third Ward, has launched a pet food drive to help people in need feed their pets through the end of November.

Milwaukee LGBT Center to host Oscar viewing party on Feb. 24

Written by WiG Thursday, 31 January 2013 17:42

The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center will celebrate the Oscar nominations of its Project Q alumnus Michael Raisler with an Academy Awards viewing party at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24.

Raisler, a native of Wauwatosa, is executive producer of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” which earned a total of four Oscar nods, including for best picture and best director.

D&R seeks leadership nominations

Written by Louis Weisberg Friday, 11 January 2013 13:32

Every year, Diverse & Resilient recognizes individuals and organizations for leadership in, and on behalf of, Wisconsin’s LGBT community.

D&R is seeking nominations for community leaders who showed significant leadership on the community’s behalf during 2012.

Rep. Moore, NEA announce $50,000 for Milwaukee arts

Written by WiG Tuesday, 27 November 2012 16:27

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, and the National Endowment for the Arts announced this week the release of $50,000 in grant funding to support Milwaukee arts.

This grant money will help create and preserve the arts through dance and theater as well as support artist residencies, according to Moore's office.

SAGE Milwaukee makes holiday plans

Written by WiG Monday, 19 November 2012 06:03

Sage Milwaukee plans to celebrate the holiday season with a luncheon at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Double Tree Hotel, 611 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Reservations are required by Dec. 4.

Milwaukee groups host Honduran LGBT activist

Written by WiG Wednesday, 30 January 2013 09:33

Honduran LGBT activist Jose "Pepe" Palacios will talk about the movement in his country in a program at 7 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, 1110 N. Market St., Milwaukee.

Palacios is a founding member of the Honduran LGBT group, Diversity Movement in Resistance and a member of the steering committee of the National Front of Popular Resistance.

Women's Voices Milwaukee performing holiday show

Written by WiG Tuesday, 27 November 2012 05:21

Women's Voices Milwaukee performs a holiday concert – All I Want for Christmas – Dec. 7 and Dec. 8.

The performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee.

Milwaukee LGBT community hosting Thanksgiving dinner

Written by WiG Monday, 19 November 2012 05:53

Milwaukee’s LGBT community gathers at 5 p.m. Nov. 24 for the 11th annual Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner at Plymouth Church, 2717 E. Hampshire St., Milwaukee.

An open invitie said, “Join the greater LGBTQ family in celebrating Thanksgiving! As you are able, please bring a dish to pass.”