5 things to know and do on the weekend of November 18

It’s Friday in Milwaukee and here are some things we think you should know. If you would like your event to be considered for this column, please submit your news via click here at least two weeks in advance.

Works by Rosy Petri are for sale this weekend. (NNS file photo by PrincessSafiya Byers)

1. ThriveOn Art Visioning Session: Friday, November 18

The ThriveOn King Collaboration holds vision sessions on what art should go for in the ThriveOn King building. The building is under construction and will function as a community center and apartment building. This month’s vision session runs from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Friday, November 18 at the America’s Black Holocaust Museum at 401 W. North Ave. More information about the building here. RSVP here for the free event.

2. Two events with local artist sales and meet-and-greets: Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19

Paradise Home, a project by Milwaukee-based artist Rosy Petri, is hosting an RSVP-only studio sale and open house. You can view products for sale here and read more about Paradise Home, 2650 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive #12654. A 20% discount will be applied to sales completed before the end of Friday, while a 15% discount will be applied to Saturday sales. Works can now be purchased online, but the open house portion is on Saturday, November 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You must RSVP to attend the open house and all in-person visitors must wear a mask. You can respond here.

Meet Sheniqua Freeman, resident artist of the Happy Days Bar, and purchase her works at this gallery night event. Dress code “professional / after 5” is encouraged. There is no cost to attend. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 19 at the Happy Days Day Bar, located in Sherman Phoenix, located at 3536 W. Fond Du Lac Ave. More information here.

3. Visit Harambee’s art, healing spaces and culture: Saturday, November 19

Riverworks Development Corporation has been running themed tours of Harambee through November. This weekend’s tour covers Harambee’s art and culture spaces, including existing murals, the neighborhood’s seven healing spaces, and future plans for the Harambee community. Each participant receives a gift from an artisan to commemorate the tour.

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The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, November 19 and begins at St. Marcus Lutheran School, located at 2210 N 1st St. RSVP here for free. More information here.

4. Northwest Side juvenile detention listening session: Saturday, November 19

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections is seeking input on a proposed new juvenile detention center on the Northwest Side at 7930 W. Clinton Ave. Residents are invited to review plans and provide feedback from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 19 at the Milwaukee Police Academy, located at 6680 N. Teutonia Ave.

You can read more about the plans for the facility here.

5. Winter Farmers Market in Jackson Park: Sunday, November 20

The Winter Farmers Market in Jackson Park is back with maple syrup, beer, produce and more from local farmers. The market will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 20 at the boathouse in Jackson Park, located at 3500 W. Forest Home Ave.

BONUS: Multi-ethnic family dinner and discussion: Friday, November 18

Experience an evening of food from around the world, facilitating discussions of cultural history and action steps to connect people from the city and suburbs. The event will run from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, November 18 at the Medical College of Wisconsin Alumni Center, located at 8701 W. Watertown Plank Road in Wauwatosa. Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under.

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