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. Open jam session for local musicians: Friday, March 10
Arts @ Large’s “Music Under the Stars” is a free monthly concert featuring local musicians. This month, funk artist R.A.T.M.A.N. leads an open jam session, where musicians of all ages are welcome to take the stage. The concert runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 10 at the Arts @ Large Community Center, located at 1100 S. 5th St.
2. Harriet Tubman water trail hike: Saturday, March 11
Celebrate Harriet Tubman Day (officially on March 10 in some states) by attending this river trail hike organized by Nearby Nature Milwaukee. The walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 11 starting at Harriet Tubman Park, located at 4750 N. 48th St. Free registration here. From the archives: NNS Spotlight: How Nearby Nature Milwaukee works to get Black residents interested in the environment
3. Gender violence’s impact on Native and Middle Eastern communities: Saturday, March 11
Learn about the impact of gender violence in Native American and Middle Eastern communities at this presentation from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 11 at Peace Action Wisconsin, located at 1001 E. Keefe Ave.
4. Wedding and quinceañera exposition: Sunday, March 12
If you are planning a wedding or quinceañera soon, check out this exposition for information on services, dresses, cakes and more. The exposition, hosted by El Conquistador Latino Newspaper, takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 12 at American Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave.
5. Youth Poet Laureate application: deadline is March 15
For the first time, Milwaukee will have a Youth Poet Laureate. Juniors attending a Milwaukee County high school or who are Milwaukee County residents can apply. The deadline is Wednesday, March 15.
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