Pop Cul­ture

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Conversation be­tween Stephen King and Owen King Septem­ber 30 · The River­side The­ater What’s it like to be Stephen King’s son? And co-write a book with the in­ter­na­tional best-sell­ing au­thor? Ex­pect the fa­ther-son dis­cus­sion to en­lighten on this strange re­la­tion­ship, while also cen­ter­ing on the duo’s new book Sleep­ing Beau­ties, an orig­i­nal work set at a women’s prison in a small town in Ap­palachia. A ticket scores you a hard­cover copy of the book.

State of Craft Beer Book Re­lease Party Oc­to­ber 11 · Com­pany Brew­ing When the city’s beer scene ex­ploded, seem­ingly overnight, writer and pho­tog­ra­pher Matthew Janzen took note. His new cof­fee ta­ble book – more than two years in the mak­ing – of­fers a glimpse into what's been brew­ing in Wis­con­sin.

Mil­wau­kee Mag­a­zine's An­nual "Best Of" Party Septem­ber 21 · Good City Brew­ing Join the editors of this mag­a­zine to cel­e­brate ev­ery­thing that's new and note­wor­thy in the Cream City. This big bash co­in­cides with the re­lease of our an­nual "Best Of" is­sue.

PopCon Mil­wau­kee Novem­ber 4-5 · The Crowne Plaza Ho­tel & Con­ven­tion Cen­ter Pop cul­ture nerds unite! This an­nual get-to­gether of multi-genre en­ter­tain­ment con­cerns all things nostalgia, in­clud­ing meet-and-greets with ath­letes (MLB all-time hit leader Pete Rose), ac­tors (Lee Meri­wether, the orig­i­nal Cat­woman, and Sam Jones, who played Flash Gor­don) and comic book artists (Mike Grell and Arvell Jones), plus col­lec­tors dis­play­ing and sell­ing clas­sic mem­o­ra­bilia, Q&A pan­els and, of course, a sta­ple at any fan con­ven­tion: cos­play­ing.

Ex Fabula: Risk­ing It Novem­ber 17 · South Mil­wau­kee Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter What’s the riski­est thing you’ve ever done? This fall, you can lis­ten to true tales about risks, and tell your own, at a story slam hosted by Ex Fabula. A live lit se­ries “com­mit­ted to strength­en­ing com­mu­nity bonds through the art of sto­ry­telling,” Ex Fabula is now in its ninth sea­son.

Harry Pot­ter and the Cham­ber of Se­crets fea­tur­ing The MSO De­cem­ber 15-17 · The River­side The­ater The fan­ci­ful wiz­ard­ing world of Hog­warts re­turns to Mil­wau­kee for a one-of-a-kind ex­pe­ri­ence. The Mil­wau­kee Sym­phony Or­ches­tra per­forms the mag­i­cal John Wil­liams score live to a spe­cial screen­ing of the sec­ond film in the Harry Pot­ter se­ries, The Cham­ber of Se­crets.

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