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1. Muslim CommUNITY Eid Festival: Monday, May 2
Celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the last day of Ramadan, with rides, a petting zoo, henna and performances. The festival runs from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 2 at Wisconsin State Fair Park, located at 640 S. 84th St. in West Allis. The event is free to attend, but parking may be up to $10. More information here.
2. Bronzeville Overlay Public Meeting: Monday, May 2
Ald. Milele Coggs invites Bronzeville residents to a meeting to discuss a zoning plan that “will add rules for land use and building design decisions” in the Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District. The meeting takes place virtually starting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2. Register to attend here.
3. MATC Diversity Job Fair: Wednesday, May 4
Milwaukee Area Technical College, or MATC, is hosting a job fair featuring about 31 employers focused on creating a diverse workforce The fair is open to the public but is geared toward students and recent graduates. The fair runs from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 in Room M605 at the downtown MATC campus, located at 700 W. State St. More information here.
4. Clase de Zumba / Zumba Class: Wednesday, May 4
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers hosts this weekly Zumba class for those looking for low-impact exercise and fun. The class starts at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4 and every Wednesday thereafter at Hispanic Disciple of Christ, located at 2906 W. Scott St.
5. Opening Reception for Reflections: A Self-Portrait Exhibition: Friday, May 6
The Milwaukee Art Therapy Collective, an art studio and gallery geared toward community wellness, presents the opening reception for “Reflections: A Self-Portrait Exhibition.” The exhibition is a collection of “traditional/representational, expressive, and abstract self-portraiture,” on display from Monday, May 2 to Friday, July 1. The opening reception takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 6 at Milwaukee Art Therapy Collective, located at 9224 W. Burleigh St.