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. Farmhouse Paint Bar open studio hours: Friday, June 18, Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20
The Farmhouse Paint Bar & Banquet Hall, 4511 S. 6th St., is having open studio hours from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 18; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 19; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 20. Reservations are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. During open studio, participants can choose from canvas painting to wood sign making and more. Servers will explain how to perform the activity, but the projects are self-led.
2. Yoga in the garden: Saturday, June 19
Soulshine Yoga and Groundwork MKE are bringing yoga in the garden. The class will take place at Peace Park, 3240 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 19. This is a class for beginners, but all are welcome. The suggested donation for the class is $5 to $10.
3. Voces de la Frontera march for driver’s licenses and citizenship: Sunday, June 20
Voces de la Frontera is planning to march for nine days to encourage the Biden administration to include citizenship in the upcoming infrastructure and jobs budget bill. The theme of the march is driver’s licenses and citizenship for all. The first march will begin at the new Voces offices, 1027 S. 5th St., at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 20. Organizers plan to hold the final march and rally at the Capitol in Madison on Monday, June 28.
4. HOME: World Refugee Day with Lynden Sculpture Garden: Sunday, June 20
Lynden Sculpture Gardens is launching HOME 2021 on World Refugee Day. The event will take place at the garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 20. The onsite schedule includes story time, a symbol carving workshop and more. A virtual program will take place on Facebook Live from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 20.
5. Tricklebee Cafe farmers market: Sunday, June 20
Tricklebee Cafe, 4424 W. North Ave., is hosting a farmers and makers market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 20. There will be produce, jewelry, self-care products, food from the Tricklebee kitchen and more available for purchase. This will be an ongoing market, to become a vendor, email email@example.com.
Bonus: Juneteenth Day events: Saturday, June 19
Juneteenth Day is taking place on Saturday, June 19. This year, Milwaukee is celebrating its 50th annual Juneteenth Day. For the list of Juneteenth Day related events, read: 6 ways to celebrate Juneteenth Day this year.
Bonus: Lakeside at MAM: Friday, June 18, Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20
The Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., is inviting the community to enjoy free outdoor fun through Lakeside at MAM. There will be live performances, family friendly activities and refreshments. Lakeside at MAM will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 18, Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20. Participants are encouraged to bring a blanket and an umbrella.