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 email@example.com and put “5 things” in the subject line by noon Thursday.
1. Mitchell Park Domes Dia de los Muertos celebration: Friday, Oct. 25
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., on Friday, Oct. 25. In honor of the Mexican celebration, the Desert Dome will be decorated with candles, orange marigolds and other colorful decorations. There will be mariachi music and dancing in the Show Dome as well. The celebration will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and can be found here.
2. Gallery night and day on King Drive: Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26
King Drive Commons Gallery & Studio, 2767 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, is hosting two gallery showings, titled “God gave me a song,” on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26. The event is open to the public. The showings will include an art exhibit, music and more. Friday’s event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday’s will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
3. Franciscan Peacemakers grand opening: Saturday, Oct. 26
The Franciscan Peacemakers, a group that provides street outreach to women dealing with prostitution, substance addiction and trauma, is opening a retail store on Saturday, Oct. 26. The store, 3333 W. Lisbon Ave., will feature handcrafted bath and body products and jewelry, all made by women who have dealt with sexual exploitation and trafficking. The grand opening will take place from noon to 4 p.m. To learn more about the Franciscan Peacemakers, click here.
4. I-43 reconstruction and HUD consolidated plan: Saturday, Oct. 26
The 5 Points Neighborhood Association is hosting a discussion regarding the I-43 transportation project and the HUD consolidated plan on Saturday, Oct. 26. Participants will learn how routes and businesses will be affected by I43’s plan and about the HUD consolidated plan. Residents, business owners, organizations and more are all invited to offer their input and ask questions. The meeting will be held at Grace Fellowship Church, 3879 N. Port Washington Rd., from 10 a.m. to noon.
5. Latino family expo and festival: Saturday, Oct. 26
The ninth annual Latino Family Expo & Festival is happening this Saturday, Oct. 26. Latinx families from all over Wisconsin attend this event. There will be a fashion show, trick-or-treating, a cooking workshop and a home-buying seminar. The festival will be held at St. Augustine Preparatory School, 2607 S. 5th St., from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
Bonus: Win free popsicles at Pete’s Pops: Friday, Oct. 25 – Sunday, Oct. 27
Pete’s Pops, 3809 W. Vliet St., is closing for the season. Its final weekend will take place Friday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 27. This weekend is the last chance to get a popsicle until the season starts again in 2020. To celebrate its last weekend, Pete’s Pop is selling a limited quantity of Mystery 10 packs for $20. As a special bonus, three of the boxes have a golden pop, and whoever finds it wins free popsicles for a year. The store will be open all weekend from noon to 6 p.m.