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 byclicking here at least two weeks in advance.
1. “Aquí / Allá” opening reception: Friday, Dec. 16
An opening reception for Walker’s Point Center of the Arts’ new exhibition “Aquí / Alla” takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16 at 839 S. 5th St. A bomba performance by Joan Luciano will begin at 7 p.m. The exhibition “gathers contemporary artists practicing in diverse disciplines, themes, and methods from around the nation and Puerto Rico.”
2. “Calming Traffic Project” meeting: Saturday, Dec. 17
Learn about the findings of a recent traffic study at the corner of North 25th Street and West Locust Avenue, and hear about solutions for calming traffic and pedestrian safety. The meeting takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Moody Park Pavilion, located at 2201 W. Auer Ave.
3. Zawadi and craftmaking day: Saturday, Dec. 17
Make Christmas or Kwanzaa decorations or gifts and take part in an African dance workshop. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum, 2620 W. Center St. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids.
4. Winter clothing and toy drive: Sunday, Dec. 18
Dream Team United MKE and partners will be giving away winter coats and toys from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18 at St. Paul C.O.G.I.C., located at 2661 N. 53rd St. Donations are accepted through Friday, Dec. 16.
5. Native American winter artist market: Sunday, Dec. 18
Shop unique gifts from Native American art and food vendors from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18 at Black Husky Brewing, located at 909 E. Locust Ave.
BONUS: Buy cupcakes and support a local toy drive: through Saturday, Dec. 17
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