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. Healing circle for women: Friday, Dec. 27
Walnut Way, 2240 N. 17th St., is hosting a healing circle for women of color from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27. The healing circle provides a safe space for women to learn about self-care and self-love. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Angela Smith at (414) 264-2326, Ext. 14 or email@example.com.
2. Kids paint party: Friday, Dec. 27
Vibez Creative Arts Space, 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave., is hosting a paint party for kids from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27. LeTasha Smith will lead participants through a step-by-step process to create a work of art. Tickets cost $25 and include all the supplies.
3. Dread Friday at Naturally Naps Salon: Friday, Dec. 27
Naturally Naps Salon, 5804 W. Forest Home Ave., is hosting its weekly Dreads Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27. Persons with dreads or locs can receive a palm roll for $45 or an interlock for $55. Both include a wash, deep condition or deep soak, maintenance and styling. To schedule an appointment, call Ange at 414-339-7921 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. SistaStrings + Nickel&Rose: Saturday, Dec. 28
SistaStrings and Nickel&Rose will be performing at Shank Hall, 1434 N. Farwell Ave., starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The concert is restricted to those 21 and over.
5. Ujamaa Marketplace at Coffee Makes You Black: Sunday, Dec. 29
The Ujamaa Marketplace will be at Coffee Makes You Black, 2803 N. Teutonia Ave., from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29. The marketplace is a collaboration between Lilo Allen from the Bronzeville Collective and Coffee Makes You Black. It is a space for black-owned businesses to celebrate Kwanzaa. There will be music, food and drinks, local vendors and more.
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