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 Development Commission open house: Friday, Dec. 6
The Social Development Commission, 1730 W. North Ave., is hosting a holiday open house. All are invited to attend. The open house will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6. There will be door prizes, opportunities for family photos and more. The first 300 guests will receive dinner.
2. Hip-hop paint and trivia night: Friday, Dec. 6
Hip-hop fans are invited to a night of hip-hop music, trivia and painting at Vibez Creative Art Space, 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave., from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Tickets cost $35 and includes the painting materials and a complimentary drink. To purchase a ticket, click here.
3. LADAMA performance at Latino Arts: Friday, Dec. 6
LADAMA, a group of four female musicians hailing from Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and the United States, will be performing from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. The group offers a modern twist on classic Latinx songs and will be performing in Spanish, Portuguese and English. The performance will take place at Latino Arts, 1029 S. 9th St. Tickets can be purchased here.
4. Holiday family arts day: Saturday, Dec. 7
Families are invited to Holiday Family Arts Day at Arts @ Large Community Center, 1100 S. 5th St. Art day will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Participants will be able to make their own ornaments, sing Christmas songs, decorate cookies and more.
5. Forum and training on hate crimes: Saturday, Dec. 7
The Southside Organizing Center is hosting a community forum and training session on hate crimes. Topics covered will include what to do if you suspect a threat or are a victim or witness a hate crime. The forum will take place at the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, 930 W. Historic Mitchell St., from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. To register, click here.
Bonus: Panel discussion on domestic violence: Sunday, Dec. 8
Survivor’s Journey to Peace is hosting a panel discussion on the intersection of domestic violence, family violence, mental health and the impact on the community. The discussion will take place at the Milwaukee Public Library Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. To register, click here.
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