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. A $2.5 million athletic field construction is completed: Friday, May 26
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will signal the grand opening of the athletic field at Washington High School of Information Technology on Friday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The school partnered with Common Ground for the reconstruction. The event takes place at 2525 N. Sherman Blvd. and reservations are required. More information and an RSVP link here
2. Sacred Garden Open Mic Night: Friday, May 26
The mics are on for students across Milwaukee to catch a vibe at Sacred Garden Open Mic at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 26. The event will feature poet Unique Russ. The event takes place at the Arts @ Large, 908 S. 5th St. More information here.
3. Mental wellness conversation: Saturday, May 27
As Mental Health Awareness Month ends, director Chad “C-Note” Roper from the Amplifiers Community Connections program speaks with therapist, Mickell Daniels and counselor Carla Nealy on Saturday, May 27 about various aspects of mental health. This free event will take place in Radio Milwaukee Walker’s Point Studios at 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. or anyone can join in live on Radio Milwaukee and Amplifier’s Facebook pages. More information and an RSVP link here.
4. Black Rides Matter: Saturday, May 27
Black Rides Matter is Black Arts MKE’s first bicycle ride in which Milwaukee North Side residents will be biking to four Black-owned businesses or entities. The meetup starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, and riders will be departing from CopyWrite Magazine at 2209 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The stops include America’s Black Holocaust Museum, Spinn MKE, HoneyBee Sage Wellness & Apothecary and Coffee Makes You Black. The organization partners with Bublr Bikes, but bikes will be limited, so you are encouraged to bring your own bike. More information here.
5. Heal the Hood Milwaukee Block Party: Saturday, May 27
Heal the Hood MKE hosts its 11th annual block party from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 27 on Burleigh Street between 8th and 12th streets. The event is open to everyone and will include vendors, entertainment and resources for families. Vendors can sign up as well. More information here.
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