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Events

Join us for these events at Jewish Museum Milwaukee:

Thursday November 21st, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
November 'Thirdsday' + Master Mystery Screening
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

We will be screening the entire "Master Mystery" series throughout the run of 'Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini;' this "Thirdsday' we will screen parts 6-10 and finish the film on December 'Thirdsday.' Join us to view this important piece of film and Houdini history.  

Friday November 29th, 2019 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Black Magic Friday
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Escape from those crowded shopping malls and join Jewish Museum Milwaukee to learn about the "Sensation of the World," the "Man From Beyond," the "Expert Handcuff Manipulator," the great Harry Houdini this #BlackFriday! Special Black Friday discounts included!

Sunday December 1st, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Houdini Hocus-Pocus with Glen Gerard
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join magician and Houdini historian, Glen Gerard, for this family-friendly combination magic show and history lesson featuring some of Houdini’s original magic tricks including Metamorphosis and the East Indian Needle Trick. Be entertained by mystery, comedy and a great opportunity to discover things you never knew about the amazing life of legendary Milwaukee illusionist, Harry Houdini.

Thursday December 5th, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Houdini and the Cult of Celebrity
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Houdini was the last of the steam-age celebrities, whose fame grew from many of the same developments that transformed American life in the industrial age. Explore how the notion of celebrity has evolved between Harry Houdini’s time and today with Rick Popp, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies at UWM.

Thursday December 12th, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini with Joe Posnanski
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Joe Posnanski as he draws inspiration from his lifelong passion for and obsession with magic, blending biography, memoir, and first-person reporting, to uncover why Harry Houdini's legacy endures, and what he still has to teach the world about wonder.

Thursday December 19th, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
December 'Thirdsday' + Master Mystery Screening
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

We will be screening the entire "Master Mystery" series throughout the run of 'Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini;'  this "Thirdsday' we will screen the conclusion of the film. Join us to view the last five parts of this important piece of film and Houdini history.

Wednesday December 25th, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Annual Christmas Cinema: Houdini
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Looking for something fun to do Christmas Day? Come to Jewish Museum Milwaukee to enjoy Houdini, the 1953 biopic starring then husband-and-wife Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh as Harry and Bess Houdini. Film begins at 1:00 pm, giving you enough time to view the permanent and special exhibits before or after the film.