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. Art Start creative session: Friday, March 26
Art Start’s creative March session is taking place at Nō Studios, 1037 W. McKinley Ave., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 26. Participants are invited to explore Afro-Latino percussion and dance with Bony Plog-Benavides, a master drummer; Imani Jalil, a professional dancer; and Ren Ayá, Art Start’s emerging artist. Space is limited, but the event is free.
2. Sip & Paint at Oasis Milwaukee: Friday, March 26
Oasis Milwaukee, 3120 W. Villard Ave., is hosting a sip and paint from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, March 26. Tickets cost $20 per person. Participants will receive a 11×14 inch canvas along with paints and additional supplies. Payments can be made on the Cash App to $MadeYWHlook. Food and drinks will be available.
3. Last chance for Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market: Saturday, March 27
The Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market’s 12th season is coming to an end. The market is located in the Greenhouse Annex at the Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd. It will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27. Click here for the list of the vendors.
4. Amani and Metcalfe Park community vaccine clinic: Saturday, March 27
The City of Milwaukee and Northwestern Mutual have partnered with local groups to bring the COVID-19 vaccine to the Amani and Metcalfe Park neighborhoods. Individuals 16 and older living in the 53206 and 53210 ZIP codes are eligible to receive the vaccine. The clinic will be at the COA Youth and Family Center, 2320 W. Burleigh St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 27. This is a walk-in clinic; appointments are not required.
5. HAFA community garden: Adopt a plant: Sunday, March 28
The Hmong American Friendship Association Youth Program is launching a community garden. The organization is inviting young people to come and adopt a plant to care for during the spring and summer. The event is free, but supplies are limited. The event will take place at the Hmong American Friendship Association, 3824 W. Vliet St, starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 28.