A note to those visiting the Milwaukee-based museum in October: winter hours begin October 1. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for Thursday when it closes at 8 p.m.Following is a list of October events at the Harley-Davidson Museum:Good Colors, Bad Decisions with Eric Von Munz in the Cafe Racer (Friday, Oct. 17, 5-9 p.m.)The Museum features a rock art collection by Eric Von Munz, and a live WMSE 91.7 FM broadcast with the artist, during the upcoming Historic Third Ward Association Gallery Night on Oct. 17. The special display of Von Munz’s work, and the live broadcast, will take place in Cafe Racer located next to MOTOR Bar & Restaurant.During Gallery Night, complimentary admission to the Museum offered from 5-9 p.m., and the first 50 visitors during this time receive a Von Munz print. Regular Museum admission applies on Saturday during Gallery Day. Good Colors, Bad Decisions is on display through Oct. 31, and is free and open to the public.Central Waters Brewery Co. Beer Dinner at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant (Wednesday, Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m.)Experience true Wisconsin brews at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant on Oct. 22 when Central Waters Brewing Co. teams up with MOTOR’s Executive Chef Kirk Wright for an expertly paired beer dinner. Wisconsin-owned for nearly two decades, Central Waters is known for producing some of the finest, most responsibly-brewed craft beers in the state.The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a hand-crafted beer cocktail and passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The dinner portion of the evening will be hosted by Anello Mollica, co-owner of Central Waters. Tickets are $40 per guest and can be purchased online at h-dmuseum.com. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (414) 287-2778.Customize your Halloween Pumpkin at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant (Saturday, Oct. 25; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m._MOTOR invites the smaller ghosts, goblins and ghouls to stop by and decorate a pumpkin just in time for trick-or-treating. Everything is provided to create a customized Halloween masterpiece to take home. Space is limited and reservations are required. $14.95 per pumpkin. Call 414.287.2778 for reservations and more information.Skulloween Bike Night at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant (Thursday, Oct. 30, 5-9 p.m.)It’s time to get out the costumes and get ready for a true Harley Halloween. On Oct. 30, Skulloween Bike Night celebrates bikes and beer at one of Milwaukee’s most popular haunts, MOTOR Bar & Restaurant.The evening festivities include a performance by Milwaukee’s own Doghouse Flowers, and Harley-Davidson prizes for the best skull-inspired attire. Participants can also enjoy a smokes and spirits sampling outside the restaurant in the Museum Plaza. Skulloween Bike Night is one of the last chances to see Good Colors, Bad Decisions, a rock art display by Eric Von Munz.New displays to see at the Museum
- Project LiveWire display in the Design Lab (1st floor) – In June, Harley-Davidson introduced Project LiveWire to get insight into rider expectations of an electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The Project LiveWire display in the Museum’s Design Lab provides a glimpse into the styling and engineering process behind the first Harley-Davidson® electric motorcycle.
- Scott Jones’ Born Free motorcycle in the Custom Culture Gallery (1st floor) – This display features Scott Jones’ 2009 Harley-Davidson Dyna Custom built for the 2014 Born Free competition – the biggest chopper show in the U.S. Design inspiration for the motorcycle came from a visit to the Museum last year, and Jones’ story is presented through an interactive monitor showcasing video and images.