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.
Editor’s note: Because of concerns about COVID-19, events may be canceled. Please check with organizers to confirm an event is still happening.
1. Pi(e) day with Venice Williams at The Tandem: Saturday, March 14
Join Venice Williams at The Tandem, 1848 W. Fond du Lac Ave., from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 for a Pi Day celebration. Pi Day is the annual celebration of the math constant pi, which begins with the numbers 3.14. Vegetarian, vegan and chicken pies will be available for purchase. Pre-order will also be available.
2. Mayoral candidate forum: Saturday, March 14
Metcalfe Park Community Bridges in collaboration with the African American Roundtable is hosting a mayoral forum at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St., from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. This is an opportunity for residents to hear from the candidates on issues that are important to them. Both Mayor Tom Barrett and Sen. Lena Taylor have been invited.
3. “Faces of Milwaukee” reception: Saturday, March 14
Photography students from Milwaukee High School of the Arts will be displaying their ethnographic project, “Faces of Milwaukee” at the Jazz Gallery, 926 E. Center St., from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. The exhibit will be on display until Saturday, March 28.
4. African dancing with Sumeya: Saturday, March 14
Sumeya Osman is hosting an African dance party at Center Street Wellness, 2701 N. Martin Luther King Drive, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. The event is free but a $10 donation is suggested to help raise funds for refugees in Kampala. Participants will be able to learn traditional African dance steps.
5. Spring equinox celebration at the Domes: Sunday, March 15
The Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., is celebrating the spring equinox from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. The event will feature animals, a chance to look through telescopes, guided tours, music and food. Entry to the event is included with general admission.