It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as we head into the weekend.
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1. Milwaukee County prenatal resource fair: Friday, Sept. 3
Milwaukee County Healthy Start is hosting a prenatal resource fair. The event will take place at COA Goldin Center, 2320 W. Burleigh St., from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3. The event is free. Individuals are encouraged to register.
2. Public invited to offer input to Independent Redistricting Committee: Friday, Sept. 3
The Milwaukee County Independent Redistricting Committee is inviting the public to attend this week’s meeting. Residents interested in offering their input can sign up here. The meeting will take place virtually at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3. The maps must be drawn in 13 weeks to prepare for the start of the spring election process.
3. “Taste of Metcalfe Park” rummage sale: Saturday, Sept. 4
Metcalfe Park Community Bridges is hosting a rummage sale called “Taste of Metcalfe Park.” Community members, entrepreneurs and vendors will be selling various goods. The event will take place at Metcalfe Park Rising, 3401 W. Center St., from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4.
4. First Stage launches “Amplify” season two: Ongoing
Earlier this week, First Stage launched the second season of “Amplify,” its short play series featuring BIPOC, or Black, Indigenous and People of Color, playwrights. The newest show is “How to Actually Graduate in A Virtual World” by Nikkole Salter. The plot follows a group of friends and their attempts to make their graduation day a special one. The show is free to stream from now until Sunday, Dec. 5. Read: First Stage’s ‘Amplify’ series raises the voices of people of color.
5. “Fiesta Selena MKE”: Saturday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Sept. 5
The Farmhouse Paint Bar & Banquet Hall, 4511 S. 6th St., is celebrating the musician Selena with “Fiesta Selena.” The two-day art festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4 and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 5. There will be live music, artisan vendors, crafts, food and more.