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. Black stories matter: Friday, Feb. 7
Leaders Igniting Transformation and its partners are hosting a storytelling at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, 839 S. 5th St., from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7. The stories will be about Black Lives Matter.
2. Heart health and line dancing: Friday, Feb. 7
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is hosting a line dancing extravaganza to raise awareness about heart health. The event will take place at Longfellow Elementary, 1021 S. 21st St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7. Participants are asked to wear something red. The dance will be facilitated by Nzinga Khalid.
3. Winter and health wellness fair: Saturday, Feb. 8
Milwaukee Recreation is hosting a winter health and wellness fair at Hamilton High School, 6215 W. Warnimont Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 8. There will be free fitness classes, healthy snacks, raffle prizes and more. The event is free and registration for events is first come, first served.
4. “Black women behind the lens”: Saturday, Feb. 8
As part of Black History Month, Black Lens MKE and Milwaukee Film Festival are hosting a series of events centered on black filmmakers. One of the events, “Black women behind the lens,” will take place at No Studios, 1037 W. McKinley Ave., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. The event is free to the public. Local and national black female filmmakers will be in attendance, including Emily Kuester, Princess Garrett, Cai Thomas and Simone Lyles.
5. “Time doesn’t heal all wounds” fundraiser: Sunday, Feb. 9
The Center for Leadership of Afrikan Women’s Wellness is hosting a fundraiser titled, “Time doesn’t heal all wounds.” The event will be hosted at No Studios, 1037 W. McKinley Ave., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9. Board members will be in attendance to discuss the organization. There will also be a movie and discussion regarding trauma and how to raise awareness of the effects of trauma. Tickets cost $10 for general admission.
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