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. MATC cosmetology students’ fashion show: Friday, July 26
Nine groups of cosmetology students from MATC will showcase their skills during a fashion show on Friday, July 26. The show, which will take place in the Cooley Auditorium, 1015 N. 6th St., is a part of their final project. The students will demonstrate their skills with makeup, hair, fashion design and nails. The show will go from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
2. TRUE Skool’s 2019 block party: Saturday, July 27
On Saturday, July 27, TRUE Skool is hosting its annual block party at the Marcus Performing Arts Center, 929 N. Water St. The block party kicks off at 11 a.m.
3. Family free day at Lynden Sculpture Garden: Saturday, July 27
Lynden Sculpture Gardens, 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., is opening its doors for a family free day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Families can explore the garden, enjoy performances and more. The event is a part of Call & Response summer arts project.
4. BBQ Fest at Fondy Farmers Market: Saturday, July 27
Fondy Farmers Market, 2200 W. Fond du Lac Ave., is hosting its annual BBQ Cook-off and Greens Throwdown, Saturday, July 27. There will be a plethora of restaurants and caterers, including Pop’s BBQ, The Tandem and Brisket Boyz BBQ. The event starts at 10 a.m.
5. Public opening of the Refuge Garden of Shechem: Sunday, July 28
The Hope Street Ministry, a nonprofit based on the North Side, is launching the Refuge Garden of Shechem on Sunday, July 28. The space was once a condemned building but has been transformed into a garden for the community. Milwaukeeans can catch their first glimpse of the garden, North 26th Street and West Capitol Drive, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
BONUS: Make time this weekend to nominate our neighborhood heroes for Today TMJ4’s annual “Positively Milwaukee Awards.” The deadline is July 31.