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. Opening reception at Latino Arts Inc.: Friday, Dec. 2
“Between Yesterday and Where, the Magic of Macondo” is a new art exhibition at Latino Arts Inc. exploring themes of magical realism, personal identity, geography and culture. The exhibition is on display through Feb. 17, but the opening reception takes place at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 at Latino Arts, located at 1028 S. 9th St.
A ticketed performance by the Latin Jazz band Carlos Adames Group will follow the opening reception. The show runs from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 , also located at 1028 S. 9th St. More information and tickets here.
2. Movie night at Milwaukee French Immersion: Friday, Dec. 2
The Milwaukee French Immersion Foundation is hosting a screening of “Ratatouille” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 at Milwaukee French Immersion School’s gymnasium, located at 2360 N. 52nd St. The event is free, but paid concessions will be available with proceeds going to the Milwaukee French Immersion Foundation. RSVP here.
3. Disco skate party for World AIDS Day: Saturday, Dec. 3
Vivent Health and Neighborhood House of Milwaukee have organized this evening of fun, food, resources and remembrance of those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS. The event is free and will include dinner, roller skating and resources related to HIV testing and awareness. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Neighborhood House, located at 2819 W. Richardson Place.
4. Jingle and mingle with Milwaukee Recreation: Saturday, Dec. 3
Milwaukee Recreation has organized “Sparkle and Shine,” a holiday event for those celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or who just love being in community with their neighbors. The celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at OASIS Community Center, located at 2414 W. Mitchell St. Cost is $3 per person, kids under 3 are free. More information and registration here.
5. Deadline for small businesses to apply for capital through JPMorgan Chase: Saturday, Dec. 3
Small businesses in Milwaukee can apply for one-time grants of $1,000 to $5,000 for their business through Scale Up Milwaukee’s holiday bonus cash program supported by JPMorgan Chase. The deadline to apply for this money is Saturday, Dec. 3.
BONUS: Winter parking regulations have begun: ends March 1
From now until March 1, overnight parking on bus routes and through-highways is not allowed, and some side streets may only allow parking on one side of the road. Check signage carefully when parking and sign up for parking alerts from the city to stay informed here.
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