It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know.
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1. Sculpture Talks 2021: Trenton Baylor and Michelle Grabner: Friday, Oct. 8
The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Milwaukee Art Museum African American Art Alliance and Sculpture Milwaukee are hosting a dialogue series called “Sculpture Talks.” Trenton Baylor and Michelle Grabner will talk about Baylor’s sculpture practices and the work of Thaddeus Mosley. The conversation will take place virtually and in-person at the Milwaukee Artists Resource Network, 191 N. Broadway, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8.
2. Music Under the Stars with Sam Guyton and Generation Z: Friday, Oct. 8
Arts @ Large is hosting Music Under the Stars. This week’s concert features Sam Guyton and Generation Z, a pop cover band. The concert will take place at Arts @ Large, 1100 S. 5th St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8. Proof of vaccination or a negative test result are required upon entry.
3. Criminal record expungement and pardon readiness orientation: Saturday, Oct. 9
Clean Slate Milwaukee is hosting criminal record expungement and pardon readiness orientations. This week, the orientation will take place at City On A Hill, 2224 W. Kilbourn Ave., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. Click here to register. The next orientation will take place at COA Youth & Family Centers, 2320 W. Burleigh St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
4. Pete’s Pops annual Pop Art Day: Sunday, Oct. 10
Pete’s Pops is bringing back Pop Art Day. Children 12 and under can exchange one piece of art for a popsicle. The art will be displayed at the pop shops. Pop Art Day will be happening at all three locations: the Pop Window, 3809 W. Vliet St.; the Pop Shed, 916 E. Russell Ave.; and the newest pop shop, 1977 S. 71st St., from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10.
5. “Everyday Heroes of the Pandemic” art installation: Sunday, Oct. 10
La Familia De Arte and Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative created 12 tiled concrete posts, which will be installed as a memorial to the pandemic. The tiles were designed by 30 local artists and include inscriptions made by youths and adults listing their everyday heroes. The installation will be taking place at 911 S. Cesar Chavez Drive, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10.
Bonus: First Fall Festival: Saturday, Oct. 9
The Northwest Side Community Development Corporation is hosting its first Fall Festival. The event will take place at the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District West Basin, formerly known as the Bee Bus Line, 4330 N. 35th St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. There will be free pumpkins, crafts, music, food, games and more. Representatives from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District will be on site to talk about the West Basin stormwater project.