We're excited to announce the first-ever Girls Rock MKE Pumpkin Carving Contest! The competition will take place at the Beet Street Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 13th.  Think: Paint! Glitter! Yarn! Make those pumpkins fancy.

$5 suggested donation to Girls Rock MKE to enter your pumpkin. All proceeds go to Girls Rock MKE!

Award ribbons will go to the following categories:
-Best In Show 
-Most Creative
-Most Rockin' Punkin'
-Spookiest Punkin'
-Biggest Punkin'

The Best In Show winner will also receive a pair of tickets to see Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits at the Milwaukee Film Festival!

Entrants can drop off their pumpkins from 8am to noon at Palomino Bar at 2491 S. Superior in Bay View on Saturday the 13th, or at the Girls Rock MKE tent at Beet Street Festival starting at noon. We'll also have a photo booth at the tent where you can take photo with your punkin'. Start working on your designs now and we will see you on Saturday!

Need some last minute decorations for your pumpkin to make it stand out? We'll have a craft table on site with paints, yarn, and more to help bedazzle your entry! You can even purchase a pumpkin there at the Bay View Neighborhood Association's Pumpkin Pavilion.

Anyone who wants their pumpkin back can pick it up after the awards at the Girls Rock MKE tent until 5pm.

The 3rd annual Beet Street Harvest Festival is a family friendly event proudly presented by the Cactus Club, Goodkind, and the Palomino Bar. The afternoon will feature live bands, seasonal beer, cider & cocktails, local foods, the Great Midwestern Pie Championship, a Punk Rock Rummage sale and more! 


Girls Rock Milwaukee is a proud Community Partner of the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival!

Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits

Sunday, October 21, 9:30pm at the Times Cinema
Friday, October 26, 7pm at the Oriental Theatre

Contemporaries of both The Clash and The Sex Pistols, the groundbreaking all-girl punk outfit The Slits brought a much-needed feminist slant to the hardcore music scene, pioneering the musical movement that came to be known as Punky Reggae and inspiring the countless musicians that followed in their footsteps. Raucous archival footage and interviews with members of the band track their career over three decades of existence, a rollicking chronicle of rock 'n' roll excess that made music history.

Watch the trailer here!

Ladies Rock Milwaukee is a proud Community Partner of the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival!

Bad Reputation

Thursday, October 25, 6pm at the Jan Serr Studio
Sunday, October 28, 9:30pm at the Oriental Theatre
Wednesday, October 31, 3:45pm at the Times Cinema

Ever since she burst onto the scene as a member of the iconic punk rock outfit The Runaways, Joan Jett has been a musical trailblazer. More than just her No. 1 hit "I Love Rock 'n Roll," Jett rode her status as a rock pioneer and staunch activist all the way to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Take a rollicking look back through her storied career, with candid interviews with Jett herself (as well as luminaries like Iggy Pop and Kathleen Hanna) combined with ass-kicking archival footage. 

Watch the trailer here!


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