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. Screening of “Amandla: A Revolution in Four Part Harmony”: Friday, Aug. 30
Throughout the month of August, Peace Action of Wisconsin, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., organized screenings of four documentary films. On Friday, Aug. 30, “Amandla: A Revolution in Four Part Harmony” will be screened. The documentary takes a look at South Africa during the Apartheid and examines the music that came out of the struggle. The event starts at 7 p.m.
2. “Porch Life: An intergenerational open mic”: Friday, Aug. 30
Tina “Ms. Jazzi” Jackson and Neighborhood Creatives in Residence Project are hosting an intergenerational open mic event on Friday, Aug. 30. The event is designed for residents of Linsdey Park to share their memories through storytelling. The event will take place across several porches and begin on West Hampton Avenue and North 89th Street at 7 p.m.
3. Drug Take-Back in the Amani neighborhood: Saturday, Aug. 31
In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, organizers are hosting a Drug Take-Back event at the Moody Park Pavilion, 2201 W. Auer Ave., on Saturday, Aug. 31. Residents will be able to safely dispose of unwanted and expired medication, which can help prevent substance abuse. In addition, there will be a resource fair, games, Rec ‘N’ Roll skate mobile and more. The event starts at 11 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m.
4. Free cupcakes and hugs in Sherman Park: Saturday, Aug. 31
Baked Dreams Creations will be in Sherman Park, 3000 N. Sherman Blvd., on Saturday, Aug. 31 from noon to 3 p.m. The bakery will be handing out free cupcakes and hugs, while supplies last.
5. Black girl magic night at Paint and Sip: Saturday, Aug. 31
Vibez Creative Arts Space, 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave., is hosting a second Black Girl Magic Paint & Sip night on Saturday, Aug. 31. Check-in starts at 7:30 p.m. and the event begins at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $35 and can be purchased via Facebook or here.
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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