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. Hip-Hop Chess Club: Friday, Dec. 30
Your Move MKE’s monthly hip-hop chess club event is meeting for the final time at its current location, Ms. Yesenia’s Creative Studio. The program will continue at a new location that will be announced in early 2023. This weekend’s event runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 at 2926 W. Forest Home Ave.
2. Sound bowl meditation and journaling: Friday, Dec. 30
Clarify your New Year’s resolutions at this evening of sound bowl meditation, intention journaling and yoga. The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 at the Earth Angels Studio at the upper level of Sherman Phoenix, located at 3536 W. Fond Du Lac Ave. Registration is $10.
3. Free New Year’s Eve evening bus rides: Saturday, Dec. 31
The Milwaukee County Transit System is offering free New Year’s Eve “bus crawl” rides on all bus routes after 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31. Some lines will also have extended service until 4 a.m.
4. “517 W. Bruce St, Apt. 504” art exhibition: through Saturday, Dec. 31
“517 W. Bruce St. Apt. 4” is a multi-sensory art exhibition with works by local artist Adam White Ossers exploring the intersections of gentrification, gender identity, pandemic isolation and the movement of time. The exhibition is available for public viewing from noon to 5 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 31 at Var Gallery, located at 643 S 2nd St.
5. Free guided meditation: Sunday, Jan. 1
Mediate Milwaukee helps conflicting parties reach mutually beneficial agreements through guided discussion and has organized a free guided meditation event to help you start your year off right. The guided meditation, with music, takes place from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1 at Riverside Theater, located at 116 W. Wisconsin Ave.
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