It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some events we think you shouldn’t miss. 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 Thursday.
1. Rally for sanctuary in Wisconsin: Tuesday, July 30
A rally is being held at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., on Tuesday, July 30. Groups such as Voces de la Frontera and Leaders Igniting Transformation as well political leaders plan to be in attendance. The rally will announce two immigration bills, which aim to ensure Wisconsin provides protection all Wisconsin residents. The event starts at 5:30 p.m.
2. Nonprofit “happy hour” with NNS editor Ron Smith: Tuesday, July 30
Nonprofit Academy of Wisconsin is hosting a “happy hour” at Anodyne Coffee, 224 W. Bruce St., on Tuesday, July 30. Ron Smith, the editor of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, is the special guest. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.
3. Thursday night bike ride with RB&G: Thursday, Aug. 1
Red Bike & Green-Milwaukee, a local group of black urban cyclists, is inviting people of color to join the collective on a bike ride Thursday, Aug. 1. All ages are welcome to join, with the aim being to socialize and relax. Those interested are asked to come with their bike in working order and meet at 5 Points Art Gallery & Studio, 3514 N. Port Washington Rd., at 5:15 p.m.
4. Free legal advice by Marquette’s Mobile Legal Clinic: Friday, Aug. 2
Marquette University’s Mobile Legal Clinic will be at the Mill Road Library, 6431 N. 76th St., on Friday, Aug. 2. Volunteer attorneys will be on hand to offer legal advice regarding family law, landlord/tenant issues, general civil issues, expungement, bankruptcy and small claims. The clinic will be open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
5. Black Art Fest MKE at Summerfest grounds: Saturday, Aug. 3
The second annual Black Arts Fest will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Henry Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr. There will be music, traditional and contemporary African dance, food and more. The festival, which aims to celebrate African and African American culture, will start at noon. Click here for more information.
BONUS: Start your week with a smile. Check out your neighbors at Washington Park and Mitchell Park. (You look mah-velous, darlings.)