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 by noon Fridays
1. Milwaukee Public Schools to host student ‘iFair’: Monday, April 29
Milwaukee Public Schools will host a student “iFair” at the Harley-Davidson University Building, 3800 W. Juneau Ave., from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m Monday, April 29. The fair will allow students to explore IT, computer science and engineering careers. There will be opportunities to demonstrate FabLab equipment, talk about internships and share app designs. There also will be workshops, business booths and industry professionals to meet.
2. Forum on ‘Reimagining justice for Wisconsinites with mental illness’: Monday, April 29
The Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force will host a forum on “Re-imagining justice for Wisconsinites with mental illness.” The event, co-sponsored by MKE Turner Confronting Mass Incarceration Committee, takes place at IndependenceFirst, 540 S. 1st St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the forum begins at 6 p.m. Monday, April 29. For more information and a list of panel members, visit the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force’s website. Registration is required.
3. ‘Neighborhood’ StorySlam at Journey House: Thursday, May 2
Journey House, 2110 W Scott St., will be the site for “Neighborhood,” an evening of true and personal stories told by community members. For this noncompetitive curated Slam, the storytellers are selected in advance, and each teller works with an Ex Fabula storytelling coach to prepare a story on the theme “Neighborhood.” Audience members can also participate in the storytelling by submitting UltraShorts, which are brief, true personal stories written on slips of paper and then read onstage by the MC. The free event takes place from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2.
4. Get cultured (for free): Thursday, May 2
The Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., will have free admission for all Milwaukee County residents Thursday, May 2. In addition, the Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St., and the Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive, will have free admission for visitors.
5. Black author pop-up book fair: Friday, May 3
Coffee Makes You Black is hosting its first ever pop-up book fair Friday, May 3. There will be a variety of books by local black authors for sale, live music and prizes. The pop-up will take place at Coffee Makes You Black, 2803 N. Teutonia Ave., from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, May 3. For more information and to register for the free event, visit eventbrite.