It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some events that can enrich your weekend. If you would like your event to be considered for this column, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “5 things” in the subject line by noon Thursday.
1. Sculptures and stories walking tour: Friday, July 19
Join Ex Fabula and Sculpture Milwaukee for a walking tour inspired and based on the sculptures on Wisconsin Avenue on Friday, July 19. The event features father and son duo, Shawn and Dominic, as the storytellers. The group plans to meet at the Monarch Lounge, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and the walk takes place at 1:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 the day of.
2. Parks & Public Safety Day: Saturday, July 20
The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office and Milwaukee County Parks are meeting with community members at Kosciuszko Park, 2101 S. 7th St., on Saturday, July 20. The event is free and provides an opportunity for Milwaukee residents to engage with the sheriff’s office. The event starts at 11 a.m. and includes giveaways, snacks and more.
3. 50 Books Kids club meeting at the library: Saturday, July 20
Families are welcome to join the 50 Books Kids book club on Saturday, July 20 for a club meeting. Children up to age 13 can participate in literacy, STEM and art activities. The meeting will take place at the Washington Park Public Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
4. Neighborhood-wide rummage sale: Saturday, July 20
The Martin Drive Neighborhood Association, 1235 N. 44th, is hosting its 16th annual rummage sale, which spans the entire neighborhood. The sale starts at 8:30 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m. To learn more, register or get an online map, click here. Registration is free.
5. Music in Mitchell Park: Sunday, July 21
Milwaukee residents are invited to Clark Square’s concert series, Music in Mitchell Park, on Sunday, July 21. Robert Hawkins, an award-winning gospel singer, will be performing. The concert will be held in the Mitchell Park Amphitheatre, South 24th and West Pierce streets, and starts at 3 p.m.
Bonus: NNS “Family Portraits” photoshoot during Music in Mitchell Park: Sunday, July 21
Come meet NNS Photographer Sue Vliet, along with others from our team, during a free photo session at Mitchell Park, South 24th and West Pierce streets, on Sunday, July 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. as part of Music in Mitchell Park. Families, friends and neighbors will get the opportunity to pose in front of the Domes for a professional photo.
Bonus 2: Don’t forget the annual Garfield Days Jazz, Blues, Gospel and Arts Festival, which takes place from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20 on West Garfield Avenue from North King Drive to North 7th Street.
And don’t forget our NNS Summer Survival Guide.