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. Wild Child Film Festival: Friday, Aug. 5
Bring the family to Havenwoods State Forest for 16 short films on the theme of “Earth.” The event kicks off with an “animal meet and greet” at 5 p.m. and the films end around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5 at 6144 W. Hopkins St.
2. Bronzeville Week: Saturday, Aug. 6 through Saturday, Aug. 13
Bronzeville Week is back again this year to celebrate Black Milwaukee culture, history, art and more. The week’s celebration begins on Saturday, Aug. 6 with the seventh annual HaRUNbee, a 5K (run or walk) in support of the National Coalition for Healthy Black Families at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Pete’s Fruit Market at 2323 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Register for the 5K here.
3. Black Arts Fest MKE: Saturday, Aug. 6
Black Arts Fest MKE, a full day of festivities celebrating the deep roots of African heritage, the creative magnificence of Black cultural arts and local Milwaukee talent, takes place from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds.) General admission tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and $10 for youths.
4. Neighborhood rummage sale: Saturday, Aug. 6
Get your knickknacks from your neighbors in the Silver Spring neighborhood at this rummage sale, running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Redemption Lutheran Church parking lot at 5641 N. 68th St. There are $5 space rental and $5 table rental fees.
5. Historical talk and walk in Washington Park: Sunday, Aug. 7
Learn about Washington Park’s storied past, including its time as a zoo and its connection to New York’s Central Park, from journalist and historian Virginia Small. The tour runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 at Washington Park. Fees start at $10.
BONUS: Super Saturday back-to-school festival: Saturday, Aug. 6
This festival has free school supplies, free haircuts for youths, bounce houses, free food, clothing and more. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Jericho Church Without Walls, located at 8086 N. 76th St.
BONUS II: Back-to-school supplies: Saturday, Aug. 5.
Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin, partnering with Outreach Community Health Centers, hosts its annual Community Health and Resource Fair on Saturday, Aug. 5 at Ebenezer Church of God in Christ, 3132 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Molina will pass out backpacks and school supplies. Also included: health information for children and adults.