Whether it’s temporarily transforming into something new as part of Bay View Gallery Night or celebrating Halloween by adhering to a spooky theme, Alive And Fine likes to change things up on a fairly regular basis. This October will be no different as the Bay View vintage shop (located at 2652 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) will honor legendary director, screenwriter, composer, and Milwaukee Bucks fan John Carpenter with a one-night event devoted to his iconic films and their synth-y scores.
On Friday, October 6, Alive And Fine will host “A Night Of John Carpenter.” From 5-10 p.m., the store will feature a group gallery show with more than 15 local artists showcasing their Carpenter-inspired works in the realms of painting, sculpture, miniatures, drawing, and vintage fashion. Beyond the visual elements involved in the ambitious undertaking, the event will also feature a performance by The Brotherhood Of Sleep—a project featuring noted Milwaukee musicians Nicholas Elert, Barry Paul Clark, and Mike Gamm—playing selections from Carpenter film scores from 9-10 p.m.
There’s no cost to attend “A Night Of John Carpenter,” and Alive And Fine owner Ashley Smith recommends you brush up on Carpenter’s films before coming in. You don’t have to tell us twice.