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. Social Justice Summit screening: Friday, Nov. 8
Nō Studios, 1037 W. McKinley Ave., will screen “Blood is at the doorstep” on Friday, Nov. 8. The documentary follows the aftermath of the shooting of Dontre Hamilton, who was shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer in 2014. After the film, there will be a talk with Dontre’s mother, Maria Hamilton. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are free and can be found here.
2. Healthcare enrollment labs: Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9
Health Insurance Marketplace will help people enroll in healthcare on Friday Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9. Licensed healthcare navigators will be on hand to help guide people through the healthcare process, be they uninsured or curious about their insurance options under the Affordable Care Act. Friday’s clinic will be held at the Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday’s clinic will be held at the Capitol Street Library from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call (414) 270-4677 for an appointment. Walk-ins are accepted if time allows. There will be additional enrollment dates throughout the month.
3. Creatives of color happy hour: Friday, Nov. 8
LUNA is hosting a happy hour mixer for creatives of color on Friday, Nov. 8. The event is an opportunity for local creatives, be they writers, musicians, dancers or visual artists, to come together for an evening of networking and socializing. Happy hour will be held at LUNA, 1037 S. Cesar Chavez Drive, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It is for creatives 21 and older. Guests are encouraged to BYOB as there will be limited drinks provided.
4. “Mother & Son superhero night”: Saturday, Nov. 9
Milwaukee Recreation is looking for volunteers for its second annual “Mother & Son Superhero Night” on Saturday, Nov. 9. The event, now sold out, features mothers and sons who participate in an evening of arts and crafts, superhero activities and more. The event will take place at Hamilton High School, 6215 W. Warnimont Ave., from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Those interested can sign up here.
5. Celebrating poet laureate Dasha Kelly: Sunday, Nov. 10
The Milwaukee Public Library recently named Dasha Kelly as its poet laureate for 2019 to 2021. The library will be celebrating Kelly on Sunday, Nov. 10. The event will take place at the Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave. at 2 p.m.
Bonus: Milwaukee winter farmers market: Saturday, Nov. 9
The 11th season of the Milwaukee winter farmers market is in full swing. Every Saturday from now until March 28 (except Nov. 30), vendors will be selling their products in the Greenhouse Annex at the Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be over 50 vendors and a plethora of local goods to sample and purchase.