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. Paint and sip: For the love of black culture: Friday, Feb. 14
Imagine MKE, Ellastic Designs and the Wisconsin Black Historical Society are hosting a “paint and sip” event, and the theme is “For the love of black culture.” The event will be held at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. To reserve your spot, click here. Any cash donations will go toward court renovation at Moody Park in honor of Tay Jackson.
2. Black out at Sherman Phoenix: Saturday, Feb. 15
The Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave., is hosting a Black Out vendor market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. Sherman Phoenix businesses will be open for business but there will also be local vendors. This is an opportunity to support business owners of color.
3. The Get Down monthly conversation: Saturday, Feb. 15
Intersectionality Among Men, 2439 N. Holton St., is bringing back its monthly conversations: The Get Down. The discussion will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. The Get Down offers a safe space for gay, bisexual, queer or same-gender loving black men from the ages of 18 to 29.
4. Self-care workshop for girls: Sunday, Feb. 16
Under My Wing, a mentoring organization, is offering a safe and creative space for girls during a self-care workshop. The workshop is an opportunity for young girls to cultivate their character and embrace their confidence. It will take place at the Alpha Personal Care Agency, 9203 W. Bluemound Rd., from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16. The event is also sponsored by Agape Yoga, ImpactHer, Pretty, Plus-Size & Powerful and Sensational Flames.
5. Sing along with the Thunderhawk Tribe: Sunday, Feb. 16
Botanica Galactica, 719 S. 5th St., is hosting a kirtan, an ancient practice in which the community gathers together to sing. The kirtan will take place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16. The Thunderhawk Tribe, which is a group of musicians, will be leading the kirtan. Tickets are available on a sliding scale from $15-$20 and can be found here.