5 things to know and do the weekend of September 23

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 by click here at least two weeks in advance.

As they have done in the past, pitmasters will swoop down at the Mitchell Street Library on Saturday. (NNS file photo)

1. Screening of the film “Selena”: Friday, Sept. 23

A screening of “Selena,” a 1997 biographical drama about Selena Quintanilla, the famed Tejano singer whose life was tragically cut short, takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 23 at the Oriental Theater, located at 2230 N. Farwell Ave. . Tickets can be purchased at the door or here.

2. “Latino Economic Unsummit”: Friday, September 23

The Southeastern Wisconsin Latin American Chamber of Commerce is hosting the fourth annual Latino Economic Unsummit, which will focus on business resilience. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, September 23 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Milwaukee Airport, located at 6401 S. 13th St. Tickets are $25.

3. “BBQ Showdown” Pit Master Challenge: Saturday 24 Sept.

Pitmasters and local chefs go head-to-head in this barbecue showdown, hosted by the Milwaukee Public Library. Grilling and smoking techniques will be demonstrated and participants are invited to taste. The challenge takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 at the Cargill Community Kitchen at the Mitchell Street Library, located at 906 W. Historic Mitchell St.

4. Youth Mental Health and Wellness Summit: Saturday 24 Sept.

Survivor’s Journey to Peace and Neighborhood House of Milwaukee are hosting the return of this annual mental health education and awareness event for youth ages 13-25 and their parents. The event will include art therapy, guest speakers, lunch and more. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 at Neighborhood House, located at 2819 W. Richardson Place.

5. Open doors: Saturday Sept. 24 and Sunday Sept. 25

Doors Open is a city-wide event allowing residents to view buildings and sites in the city that are usually closed to the public. Many buildings in our neighborhoods will participate. There will be activities, for example, at Metcalfe Park, Valor Creative Collective, Green Tech Station and MPS Survive Alive House. The city-wide event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25. However, check individual listings for site-specific times. More information here.

PRIME: Hispanic Heritage Month Events: all the month

Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15 and continues through October 15. Learn more about events celebrating Latinx culture this weekend and throughout the month.

BONUS 2: Harvest Festival In The Garden makes a triumphant return: Saturday, September 24

The annual Harvest in the Garden Festival will celebrate the garden community and neighborhood well-being in and around Westlawn Gardens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 24 at the Great Community Gardens at 6301 W. Custer Ave. Sponsored by MHS Health Wisconsin and the Northwest Fresh Food Access Council, the festival will feature free food, a free farmer’s market and other activities.

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