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. Milwaukee Recreation’s yoga fest: Friday, Jan. 15
Milwaukee Recreation is hosting a yoga fest to start off the new year. The classes are free but limited to nine participants per class. Yoga Fest began Wednesday, Jan. 13 and will continue through Friday, Jan. 22. There will be a session at Marshall Community Center, 4141 N. 64th St., from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15. To register for any of the sessions, click here.
2. Vigil for racial justice and democracy: Friday, Jan. 15
Souls to the Polls Milwaukee and the SEIU Wisconsin State Council are hosting a vigil for racial justice and democracy. The vigil will be held at America’s Black Holocaust Museum, 401 W. North Ave., starting at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15. Interfaith leaders will be leading the event. The vigil will also be livestreamed.
3. K-pop workshop at Danceworks: Saturday, Jan. 16
Danceworks, 1661 N. Water St., is hosting a K-pop workshop. The class will take place from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16. K-pop blends R&B and hip-hop sounds from the West with cultural elements from South Korea. The workshop costs $16 to attend. It will be taught by Alex Vanissaveth and will be offered in-person and virtually. To register for the class, click here. If you miss this session, the workshop will be offered again on Saturday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 30.
4. Dog days at Lynden Sculpture Garden: Saturday, Jan. 16
Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., is inviting dogs and their owners to come roam around the garden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16. Entrance to the garden is free, and visitors are asked to adhere to social-distancing guidelines.
5. Contactless pickup at Milwaukee Public Library: Ongoing
Last month, the Milwaukee Public Library announced it would be reverting back to contactless pickup in light of the holiday season. Contactless pickup is scheduled to end on Tuesday, Jan. 19. However, if you wish to request an item before then, call Ready Reference at 414-286-3011, use or check out the library’s digital resources. Hours of operation vary per library.
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