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. No garbage or recycling pickup: Friday, April 7
There will be no garbage or recycling pickups on Friday, April 7 in Milwaukee. You can review your collection schedule on the city’s website.
2. Sole Healing Arts open mic: Saturday, April 8
Share your talents with local artists at this open mic, featuring musician Nakara Forjé. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the open mic starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 at LBJ Club, 2302 W. State St. Tickets are $15 at the door.
3. Green Fest MKE: Saturday, April 8
Green Fest MKE is a free showcase of environmental sustainability, weatherization, health and more. The festival will include workshops, lectures as well as entertainment, and runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 at Flores Hall, located at 2997 S. 20th St.
4. Vegetable gardening workshop: Saturday, April 8
Gardening veterans and newcomers are welcome to this free workshop on vegetable gardening to get you ready for spring. The workshop runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 at Havenwoods State Forest Auditorium, located at 6141 N. Hopkins St.
5. WaterMarks Poetry Workshop: Saturday, April 8
Write and perform your own poetry with the help of local poets,Kavon Cortez Jones, Nakeysha Roberts Washington and Portia Cobb. The poems will commemorate the “WaterMarker” pole installation at Green Tech Station. No prior poetry experience needed. This free event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 at Century City Tower, located at 4201 W. North Ave.
BONUS: Pop-up at Bronzeville Collective: Saturday, April 8
Bronzeville Collective MKE, a home to over 30 local creative brands, is hosting five small businesses for a pop-up event “for a mini market full of Black Girl Magic.” The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 at Bronzeville Collective MKE, located at 339 W. North Ave.
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