It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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1. “Los Rostros Ocultos/Hidden Faces” exhibit: Friday, Dec. 4
Angelica Contreras’ exhibit “Los Rostros Ocultos/Hidden Faces” is on display at Latino Arts, 1028 S. 9th St. The exhibit will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4. It will remain on display until Friday, Feb. 19. The opening reception will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4. The exhibit explores the relationships between tradition, identity and pop culture. Pre-registration is required to visit the gallery.
2. Family free day: Milwaukee County Zoo: Saturday, Dec. 5
Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., is having a family free day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Tickets are required and can be purchased here. Parking and concession fees still apply but entry to the zoo is free. Masks are required for guests ages 3 and older.
3. Candlelight hike for children: Saturday, Dec. 5.
The Urban Ecology Center is hosting a candlelight hike designed for children. The hike will take place at the Riverside Park location, 1500 E. Park Place, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Walks begin at 4 p.m. and continue every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $14 or $9 with the price break. Participants are asked to register in advance. Children will hear the story “The Mitten” by Jan Brett during the hike and receive a goodie bag with hot chocolate and cookies.
4. District 6: Dr. James G. White District Difference Makers Awards: Ongoing
Ald. Milele Coggs is asking District 6 residents to submit nominations for the annual Dr. James G. White 6th District Differences Makers Award. The award is given to individuals who have worked to improve the quality of life for themselves, their neighborhoods and the City of Milwaukee. Nominations are being accepted from now until Friday, Jan. 8. To find a nomination form, click here or call 414-286-2994.
5. Kohl’s Family Sundays: The gift of art: Sunday, Dec. 6
The Milwaukee Art Museum and Kohl’s are hosting “The Gift of Art.” The event is a part of the museum’s “Kohl’s Family Sunday” series. This week, families can make creative gifts and sing along with Kai Simone of Skai Performing Arts Academy. The event will take place virtually beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. For more information, click here.
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