It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know.
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1. Ex Fabula “Around the Table: Stories of Food and Culture”: Friday, Sept. 10
Ex Fabula is hosting “Around the Table: Stories of Food and Culture” as part of MKE Film’s Cultures & Communities Festival. The event will take place at Nō Studios, 1037 W. McKinley Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. In case you missed it: Geraud Blanks’ latest role: Making sure films reflect underrepresented voices in the community
2. “Black Birth”: Maternal health conversation and resource fair: Saturday, Sept. 11
Milwaukee Film is hosting the Cultures & Communities Festival this week. As part of the activities, the organization and Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin are hosting a conversation and resource fair regarding maternal health. The event will begin with a screening of the short film “Black Birth,” followed by a panel discussion featuring doulas, an OB-GYN physician and more. The event will take place at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St., at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11.
3. NNS at Silver City International Festival: Saturday, Sept. 11
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service will be at Silver City International Festival with our vintage orange couch. Stop by to get a free family-style photo and to talk with an NNS team member. The festival will take place at Arlington Heights Park, 3429 W. Pierce St., from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11. NNS and our couch will be there from noon to 2 p.m.
4. Walnut Way’s Harvest Day: Saturday, Sept. 11
Walnut Way is hosting Harvest Day. There will be food, vendors, entertainment, resources and more. The event will take place at Fondy Park and Market, 2200 W. Fond du Lac Ave., from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11. The festival is a celebration of the Lindsay Heights neighborhood.
5. Yoga in Johnsons Park with Embody Yoga: Sunday, Sept. 12
Embody Yoga is hosting a free yoga class in Johnsons Park, 2222 N. 19th St., from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12. The class is appropriate for all levels and participants are asked to bring a mat or blanket. Registration is not required. The class will be offered every Sunday in September.
BONUS: Learn about the Fond du Lac and North Avenue Plan: The community can learn about the new comprehensive plan for the neighborhoods surrounding Fond du Lac and North avenues this weekend and next week. Residents can provide input from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 during Harvest Day at Fondy Park, 2200 W Fond du Lac Ave. In addition, a virtual meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16 via Zoom. You will need to pre-register and can do so by clicking here.