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.
- Amani Youth in Action meet up: Saturday, Aug. 17
Amani Youth in Action is meeting at the Dominican Center 2470 W. Locust St., on Saturday, Aug. 17. The group, which is for Amani youths ages 8 to 18, will be cleaning up the community, learning how to garden and working on team-building. Activities start at 10 a.m.
- NAACP Milwaukee branch monthly meeting: Saturday, Aug. 17
The NAACP’s Milwaukee branch, 2745 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, will host its monthly meeting on Saturday, Aug. 17. The meeting is a good way to stay informed about what is happening in the NAACP community. It will be held in the basement and start at 11 a.m.
- ‘Invisible Lines’ documentary screening: Saturday, Aug. 17
88Nine Radio Milwaukee will be screening its documentary “Invisible Lines,” which explores the question: “What does segregation feel like?” Ten Milwaukee residents of color shared their stories about segregation, racism and prejudice. The screening will take place at the Milwaukee Public Library Center Street Branch, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., from 1-2:30 p.m.
- Back 2 School block party: Saturday, Aug. 17
The Ma’ruf Neighborhood Youth Center, 2110 W. Hampton Ave., is hosting a Back 2 School block party on Saturday, Aug. 17. There will be food, a talent show, a book bag giveaway and more. The party starts at 11 a.m.
- Abraxes performance at Music in Mitchell Park: Sunday, Aug. 18
The Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative is hosting Music in Mitchell Park, 2400 W. Pierce St., on Sunday, Aug. 18. The local Latino rock band Abraxes will be headlining the concert along with Browns Crew. The concert will start at 3 p.m. in the amphitheater.
About Ana Martinez-Ortiz
Ana serves as NNS’ newly created community engagement reporter and is responsible for writing stories that help our readers navigate their lives as well as making sure they know the fun things that are happening in their neighborhoods. You can email her here or call (414) 604-6397.
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