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. Hispanic Heritage Month events: all month
Hispanic Heritage Month began Thursday, and continues through Oct. 15. Events include the official kickoff at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 at the Deer District, Fiserv Forum Plaza. More information on events celebrating Latinx culture this weekend and throughout the month can be found here.
2. Culture and Communities Festival: through Sunday, Sept. 18
Milwaukee Film’s annual Culture and Communities Festival is a selection of screenings and events “focused on traditionally marginalized communities.” This year’s festival includes film screenings, a Latinx pop culture trivia night, a conversation about Black entrepreneurship in Milwaukee and more. The festival runs through Sunday, Sept. 18 at locations throughout the city. Some events are free, others require the purchase of a festival pass ($100 for Milwaukee Film members, $125 for non-members.) More information and a complete list of programs can be found here.
3. Music on the Beerline: Friday, Sept. 16
Music on the Beerline’s last show of the 2022 season features New Orleans-style brass group Extra Crispy Brass Band and the improvisational jazz band Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken. The show runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 at the Beerline Plaza, located at 3350 N. Holton St.
4. Community Baby Shower and Resource Fair: Saturday, Sept. 17
Birthworkers United hosts this community baby shower and resource fair. The event is open to all and will have resources for new parents, such as information about doulas and prenatal care, and non-parents, such as barbers and mental health resources. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum, located at 2620 W. Center St.
5. We Locked In MKE: Saturday, Sept. 17 to Sunday, Sept. 18
As part of an effort to address rising levels of violence involving youths, community partners have organized We Locked In MKE. This overnight event is aimed at youths ages 13 through 17 and will feature food, music, entertainment, resources and more. The event runs from 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17 to 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 3248 W. Brown St. For more information, email email@example.com.