It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know.
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1. Spooky Vibes and Gerrymandered Lines: Friday, Oct. 29
Join Black Leaders Organizing for Communities, the Hmong American Women’s Association, Leaders Igniting Transformation, Wisconsin Working Families Party and All On The Line Wisconsin for a conversation about how gerrymandering affects your life and what you can do about it. The event is on Facebook Live starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29.
2. 29th Annual Dia de Los Muertos Exhibition: Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 29
Join Walker’s Point Center for the Arts and tour the Dia de Los Muertos exhibition. The reception will include a dance performance, music, art, pan de muerto and atole. Exhibiting artists include Suleika Perez, Ysabel Garcia, Brandom Terres-Sanchez and Cooperativa G. Doors open at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 at 839 S. 5th St.
3. Day of the Dead Concert: Las Cafeteras: Friday, Oct. 29
Join Las Cafeteras and Latino Arts for a special Day of the Dead concert within the United Community Center, located at 1028 S. 9th St. The show begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29. Price of admission varies. More details here.
4. “Repairers of the Breach Day” declared in honor of local nonprofit: Saturday, Oct. 30
Repairers of the Breach is a daytime refuge and resource center open six days per week for homeless adults and is located at 1335 W. Vliet St. In recognition of the center’s 30 years of service, the City of Milwaukee has declared Saturday to be “Repairers of the Breach Day.”
5. Day of the Dead 5K Run/Walk and Festival: Saturday, Oct. 30
Join the Forest Home Cemetery, located at 2405 W. Forest Home Ave., for a 5K run/walk and Day of the Dead Festival. The 5K starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 and the festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dia de los Muertos attire is encouraged. The fee for the 5K is $30 and requires registration, but the festival is free.
BONUS: Dia de los Muertos – Art making with Gilberto Botello: Saturday, Oct. 30
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos for this free and family-friendly event with artist Gilberto Botello. Botello will lead art-making activities from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 30 at Arts @ Large, located at 1100 S. 5th St
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