It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some events we think you shouldn’t miss this weekend. If you would like your event to be considered for this column, please email firstname.lastname@example.org put 5 things in the subject line by noon Thursday.
1. Take a walk on 35th Street: Saturday, May 11
Milwaukee residents are invited to walk with the Department of City Development, the Department of Public Works and Safe and Healthy Streets. The purpose of the walk, which is part of the Connecting the Corridor Strategic Action Plan, is to discuss traffic safety issues and potential improvements and there will be a nonwalk option as well. The walk begins at 1 p.m. and will start and end at 3850 N. 35th St.
2. Refugee resettlement in Milwaukee discussion: Saturday, May 11
Journey House, International Institute of Wisconsin and Marquette University are hosting a “Refugee resettlement in Milwaukee” discussion. The purpose of the talk is to discuss the results of a 2018 refugee survey and the plan to make Milwaukee a place for newcomers. The event starts at 2 p.m. at Journey House, 2110 W. Scott St.
3. Take a hike at Havenwoods: Saturday, May 11
The Sierra Club is celebrating Wisconsin state parks with several events. Starting at 10 a.m., the Great Waters Group will lead a hike through Havenwoods, 6141 N. Hopkins St., to look at the early spring flowers, see the budding trees and discuss the park’s history.
4. Let’s Talk Presents: “Overcoming the darkness” exhibit: Saturday, May 11
“Overcoming the darkness” is an exhibit that focuses on domestic abuse. Through photography, survivors of domestic abuse will be featured as the victims they once were and the women they are today. The event is hosted by Nō Studios, 1037 W. McKinley Ave., and starts at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.
5. Spread Love Initiative fifth annual Mother’s Day brunch: Sunday, May 12
Spread Love Initiative will be hosting a Mother’s Day brunch for mothers who have lost their children to violence or unforeseen circumstances. Mothers who have lost a child to violence can purchase a ticket via Facebook for free until Friday, May 10. Otherwise, general admissions costs $25 and the sale ends Saturday, May 11. The brunch starts at 11 a.m. at 200 W. Pleasant St.