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. Second annual Hip-Hop Week MKE: Monday, Aug. 19 – Sunday, Aug. 25
Ald. Khalif Rainey will officially launch the second annual Hip-Hop Week MKE, which celebrates old and new hip-hop cultures, at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 during a news conference in City Hall, 200 E. Wells St. There will be various events all week long including a pop-up museum, live performances and more. Click here for full list of events.
2. Concert in Johnson Park: Thursday, Aug. 22
Friends of Johnson Park is hosting a concert in Johnson Park, 1919 W. Fond du Lac Ave., starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22. The concert is family-friendly. Chae Harris and Company will be performing. Those interested in attending are encouraged to bring their own blankets and/or chairs.
3. Women Build with NAWIC and Milwaukee Habitat: Thursday, Aug. 22 – Saturday, Aug. 24
Women Build is a national event that invites women to learn how to build and construct a home. Starting on Thursday, Aug. 22 through Saturday, Aug. 24, women can volunteer to help build one of four houses with Milwaukee Habitat and the National Association of Women in Construction Milwaukee chapter. Event locations vary, but the workday goes from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
4. COA’s Beyond the Book Bag carnival: Friday, Aug. 23
Join COA in Moody Park, 2250 W. Burleigh St., for the Beyond the Book Bag Carnival on Friday, Aug. 23. The first 500 attendees will receive a free book bag. There will also be free carnival games, a bounce house, food and more. The carnival starts at 4 p.m. and goes until 7 p.m.
5. MPS 12th annual Run Back to School: Saturday, Aug. 24
MPS is hosting its 12th annual Run Back to School on Saturday, Aug. 24. The event includes a 5K fun run and a 1.5-mile walk through Washington Park. The run/walk will begin and end at Wick Playfield, 4929 W. Vliet St. Those interested can register online or before the run at 7:30 a.m. The run starts at 9 a.m.
Bonus: Style and Substance: Mental Health and Community resource training: Monday, Aug. 19
The City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention is hosting a specialized training for barbers, stylists and beauticians at the Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N. 10th St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19. Attendees will gain a better understanding of mental health, how to support someone in a crisis and how to identify and make referrals to community resources.
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