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. Milwaukee Justice Center Mobile Legal Clinic: Friday, Oct. 18
The Milwaukee Justice Center Mobile Legal Clinic, a project of the Marquette University Law School and the Milwaukee Bar Association, will be stationed at Mill Road Library, 6431 N. 76th St., on Friday, Oct. 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteer attorneys will be available to provide legal advice regarding family law, landlord/tenant issues, small claims, general civil issues, expungement and bankruptcy.
2. “On the Wings of a Mariposa” a play: Friday, Oct. 18 – Sunday, Nov. 10
First Stage is performing “On the Wings of a Mariposa” starting Friday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 10. The bilingual play will be performed at the Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater, 929 N. Water St. The story follows the journey of a young girl, Pilar, who wants to preserve the memory of her beloved abuelita.
3. The Spirit of Wakanda festival: Saturday, Oct. 19
Near West Side Partners is hosting the Spirit of Wakanda Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19. The festival will take place at the Mobile Design Box, 753 N. 27th St., from noon to 5 p.m. The event is free and family-friendly. There will be a celebration of African American and African culture through art, music and fellowship.
4. African American Community Leadership Forum: Saturday, Oct. 19
The Milwaukee Area Labor Council is hosting the African American Community Leadership Forum on Saturday, Oct. 19. The forum, which is free, will cover topics such as the census, employment, Unlock the Vote, Real ID and more. It will be held at the Johnson Control Volunteer Center, 200 W. Pleasant St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register, email Jay at email@example.com or call (414) 771-7070.
5. Breaking the silence on mental health: Saturday, Oct. 19
Black Authors Pop-Up will be hosting a book fair and mental health discussion on Saturday, Oct. 19. The fair and talk will take place at the Rise & Grind Cafe #2, 2737 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The fair will feature black authors who write about mental health. The mental health talk will be led by Dr. Shon Lewis.