*Friday, Jan. 18, Northwestern Mutual Foundation will present MAM After Dark: Salsa at the Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. in Milwaukee. The event will run from 5 p.m. to midnight and will feature salsa lessons with Milwaukee’s Cultura en Clave Dance Company beginning at 7 p.m., a live band beginning at 8:30 p.m., Milwaukee’s DJ SLYM, collection gallery tours through the museum and more. Museum members get in free to the event. Attendees who purchase a membership get in free with a friend. Cost is $13 for nonmembers at the door and $8 in advance. To purchase tickets or learn more about MAM After Dark, visit www.mam.org/afterdark.
*Friday, Jan. 18, and Saturday, Jan. 19, the Historic Third Ward Association will present Gallery Night and Day. The event, held four times a year in Milwaukee, gives art lovers a chance to view art and tour galleries and venues throughout the city including the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, CityCenter at 735, and the Milwaukee Public Market. This weekend’s event will include 48 venues available for participants to visit. Participants get in free at each venue during event hours, which vary among locations. A free Gallery Night Xpress shuttle is also available. For more information about the event and a complete listing of venues, go to http://www.historicthirdward.org/.
*Saturday, Jan. 19, the Milwaukee Art Museum will host Yoga @ the Museum from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The monthly yoga session, presented by the museum and omTownYogis, caters to all skill levels. The museum, located at 700 N. Art Museum Dr. in Milwaukee, will open for attendees at 7:45 a.m. Pre-registration is preferred and is available until 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18 at http://omtownyogis.org/. Walk-ins will also be accepted depending on space. Attendees must bring their own mat. A $15 donation is encouraged to support the museum and omTownYogis’ Annual Grant Fund. For more information Yoga @ the Museum, contact Krista Renfrew, director of special events at the museum, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Saturday, Jan. 19, AMF Bowlero will hold the fifth annual “Strikes for Hope” charity bowling tournament to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. Cost to participate is $10, which includes bowling and shoe rental expenses. Organizers also request that bowlers raise a minimum of $25 to donate to the cancer center. Bowling rounds will begin at noon and 3 p.m. with registration at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top bowlers and teams that donate the most money. AMF Bowlero is located at 11737 W. Burleigh Ave. in Wauwatosa. For more information, visit www.strikesforhope.com/index.php/events.
*Saturday, Jan. 19, Laugh It Up Milwaukee 2013: Stand Up to Bullying will be held at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center (JCC). The event will start at 8:30 p.m. and will feature comedians Richard Lewis and Susie Essman. Presented by the Bayshore Community Foundation, the show will support the JCC and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Act Now! bullying prevention program. Tickets cost $125 and include admission to the show as well as a cocktail and dessert gathering at 7:30 p.m. at the JCC, located at 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. in Whitefish Bay. To purchase tickets, visit www.laughitupmilwaukee.org or call 800-595-4TIX (4849).
*Sunday, Jan. 20, the Milwaukee Public Museum will host its Spark! series for caregivers and individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Spark! programs offer interactive, sensory exhibit experiences guided by museum educators. Programs include an hour-long museum experience followed by a half hour-long coffee session to allow participants time to socialize and support one another. The programs scheduled for Jan. 20 will focus on life for humans, animals and plants in the Artic. Programs are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and are free of charge, thanks to funding from the Helen Bader Foundation. Participants must pre-register for Spark! and can do so by calling 414-278-2714. For more information, contact Dawn Koceja at email@example.com.
*Monday, Jan. 21, IndependenceFirst Mobility Store will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its store location, 12040 W. Feerick St., Unit N in Wauwatosa. During open houses, area residents can purchase like new equipment such as wheelchairs and bath aids and also donate mobile and medical devices. Donations will be eligible for tax deductions. People attending the open house will be entered into a drawing for an iPod touch and will receive an extra entry for bringing a friend. IndependenceFirst Mobility Store will hold open houses every Monday through mid-March. For more information about the store, visit www.ifmobility.org.
*Thursday, Jan. 24, NEWaukee will host a social from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at World of Beer, located at 1300 E. Brady St. in Milwaukee. The event will include complimentary food from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., live music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., beer specials and prize giveaways. NEWaukee Socials, held every other week, are free but all proceeds collected benefit an area nonprofit organization. The Jan. 24 event will support Junior Achievement. For more information about NEWaukee Socials, visit www.newaukee.com.