It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about. If you would like your event to be considered for this column, please submit your news by clicking here at least two weeks in advance.
1. Green Talks at the Lounge: Sustainability and Collage-Making: Friday, June 3
Make collages and learn about environmental health at the first workshop of this summer’s “Green Talks at the Lounge” series, hosted by Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers and other community partners. The workshop lasts from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3 at Pete’s Community Garden, located at 1561 S. Muskego Ave.
2. Book Launch: “Caring All Around Me” by Tia Richardson: Saturday, June 4
You may know Tia Richardson from her murals throughout Milwaukee, but she is now also a published author and illustrator. Get your copy of the children’s book, “Caring All Around Me,” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at Arts @ Large, located at 1100 S. 5th St. More information here.
3. Viva MKE Marketplace 2022: Saturday, June 4
The second annual Viva Marketplace includes a free event with local vendors, artists and musicians alongside a margarita fundraiser for Mexican Fiesta, which is the group that organizes the annual party by the same name at the Summerfest grounds. The marketplace and fundraiser run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 at Flores Hall, located at 2997 S. 20th St.
4. 5th Annual Promise Zone Bike Ride: Saturday, June 4
Tour the 30th Street Industrial Corridor on two wheels, with community leaders, including Aldermen Khalif Rainey and Ashanti Hamilton. The ride goes from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, starting and ending at Garden Homes Park, 2600 W. Atkinson Ave. There will be snacks and prizes, and DreamBikes will be present for tune-ups and light repairs. The event is free. The rain date is Saturday, June 11 at the same time and location.
5. “Identity is Impolite” workshop: Saturday, June 4
This workshop, led by “daydreamer, educator and elected official” Ariel “Ari” Owens, will help participants become more comfortable discussing topics such as race, gender, sexuality, religion or other “sensitive subjects.” The workshop is from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 4 at the Sojourner Family Health Center, located at 619 W. Walnut St.