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. “Electric Eclectic III” and Mi Salgado opening reception: Friday, April 21
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is celebrating two new exhibitions at this opening reception. “Electric Eclectic III” is a collection of photos from 20 southeastern Wisconsin photographers, while Mi Salgado’s feature exhibition “shares reflections of culture, the inspiration of flora and fauna and the collection of human temperament.” The opening reception for both exhibition’s runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 21 at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, located at 839 S. 5th St.
2. Latin, African American music and storytelling: Friday, April 21
“Peace in the beat of the drum” is a free all-day event of Latin, African American music and storytelling that seeks to inspire “a message of peace in Milwaukee.” The event starts at noon at City Hall, located at 200 E. Wells St., and continues with a “Gran Fiesta” at 7 p.m. at South Division High School, located at 1515 W. Lapham Blvd.
3. Spring cleanup on Earth Day: Saturday, April 22
Earth Day is Saturday, and you can celebrate by volunteering to pick up litter and beautify your local area. Milwaukee Riverkeeper has organized cleanups at over 80 locations through Saturday, April 22.
4. Earth Day action bicycle ride: Saturday, April 22
Before or after volunteering with Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Red Bike and Green invites you on another Earth Day mission. The assignment starts with a community clean up at 10 a.m. in Johnsons Park, located at 1919 W. Fond Du Lac Ave., before embarking on a community bicycle ride to the “Rock the Green” Earth Day celebration at Harley-Davidson Museum, located at 400 W. Canal St.
5. Youth open mic: Sunday, April 23
April is national poetry month, and Safe & Sound is celebrating by hosting It Takes a Village Youth Open Mic. Youths ages 18 and younger are invited to share their poetry from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 at Safe & Sound, located at 4422 W. Leon Terrace.
BONUS: Free TV and monitor recycling: Saturday, April 22
Do you have an old TV or monitor sitting around? Usually recycling these items costs a fee, but you can recycle them for free from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 at 5311 S. 9th St.
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