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The Mitchell Park Dome invites visitors to relax in its current Show Dome exhibition. The Japanese Zen Garden Show features a variety of Japanese plants, including cherry blossoms, and Japanese sculptures. Entry into the Show Dome is included with general admission. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $6 for juniors. Children under 5 are free and Milwaukee residents receive a discounted rate.
2. Neu-Life art show luncheon: May 4
Neu-Life Community Development is hosting its annual art show at its headquarters, 2014 W. North Ave. The theme this year is dreams. The art featured was created by the children and young adults involved in Neu-Life. Proceeds from the event go directly to the Neu-Life program, which engages Milwaukee’s youth through art, urban agriculture, educational classes, work opportunities and more. Ticket and sponsorship opportunities can be found here.
3. Pilates in the park: May 5
Anointed Hands Massage Therapy is hosting a free Pilates class in Dineen Park, 6901 W. Vienna Ave. The class starts at noon and all levels are welcome. Those interested are asked to bring their own mat, water bottle and towel.
4. Shindig Coffee Presents: Sunday Vibes with Two Tones: May 5
Shindig Coffee, 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave. is hosting a musical performance by Two Tones. The event begins at 2 p.m. Shindig’s first Sunday Vibes show is free.
5. The role of art in economic development: May 5
The 30th Street Corridor, the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Kho-Thi Dance Company are hosting a panel discussion at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St. The free event starts at 4 p.m. Attendees can register here.
Bonus: Black author pop-up book fair: May 3
Coffee Makes You Black is hosting its first ever pop-up book fair. There will be a variety of books by local black authors for sale, live music and prizes. The pop-up will take place at Coffee Makes You Black, 2803 N. Teutonia Ave., from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. For more information and to register for the free event, visit eventbrite.