It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some events that can enrich your week. If you would like your event to be considered for this column, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put 5 things in the subject line.
1. This week is Black Restaurant Week, April 15-19
BlankSpaceMKE is launching its fourth annual Black Restaurant Week. The weeklong event aims to celebrate local black-owned businesses. It features 23 restaurants. There will be prizes for attendees who take a survey after visiting any of the featured restaurants. Here is a more detailed story about the event. To take the survey for prizes after eating at a featured restaurant, visit BlankSpaceMKE’s website.
2. Intersectionality in Black Male Achievement event, Wednesday, April 17
Ubuntu Research and Evaluation is hosting an event to discuss how to best serve, support and advocate for black boys and men. The event will take place from 9 a.m. until noon Wednesday, April 17 at the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County Volunteer Center, 200 W. Pleasant St. The event is free to attend and space can be reserved here. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
3. Pantry and Mobile Health and Resource Fair, Tuesday, April 16
Community Task Force MKE and New Hope Youth and Family Services are hosting a pantry and mobile health/resource fair Tuesday, April 16. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Carter’s Christian Academy, 2004 N. 33rd St. All residents in need are welcome to attend. There will be food and opportunities to sign up for additional services/resources. For more information, visit the event Facebook page.
4. Milwaukee County Zoo to host Egg Day, Saturday, April 20
Milwaukee County Zoo will be hosting Egg Day. Children under the age of 8 can come to decorate a set of bunny ears, get their faces painted, watch a parade, see special shows, and watch the animals participate in an egg hunt. The event is included in regular ticket purchases for the day. The event will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at the zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road. For more information, visit the event website.
5. Free yoga at the Mitchell Park Domes, Saturday, April 20
The Mitchell Park Domes and MKE Yoga Social will host a free yoga class open to all residents. The event includes free entry to Greenfest at The Domes. To participate, register on Eventbrite. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at The Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd. For more information, visit the event Facebook page.