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. King Day justice program and march: Monday, Jan. 20
The St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1927 N. Vel Phillips Ave., and the Martin Luther King Justice Coalition are celebrating the 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20. The program begins at 1 p.m. at the church. At 2:30 p.m., there will be a three-block march to King’s statue on Martin Luther King Drive, just north of Walnut Street. Residents can participate in an open microphone and reflect on King’s work and his impact on our lives. In case you missed it: 8 ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in Milwaukee
2. Youth free day for Milwaukee Museum Week: Monday, Jan. 20
Milwaukee Museum Week is kicking off the week with free admittance for youth ages 18 and younger on Monday, Jan. 20. There are 16 museums offering free admission, including the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum, the North Point Lighthouse, the Harley-Davidson Museum, the Pabst Mansion, Discovery World and more. For the full list of activities, click here.
3. Class for expecting moms: Tuesday, Jan. 21
Saving Ourselves Charitable Corp. is offering a four-week class for expecting moms. The class will take place at the SOS Training Center, 7607 W. Townsend Ave., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The classes will go over prenatal and postpartum care and cover information regarding stress management, budgeting, bonding and life skills. Classes are free but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call (414) 215-0878 or email email@example.com.
4. Screening of environmental film “Artifishal”: Wednesday, Jan. 22
Milwaukee Riverkeeper and the Urban Ecology Center have partnered together to present a screening of the film “Artifishal.” The film looks at the future of wild fish and the people involved in the fight to protect the environment. The film will be screened at the Urban Ecology Center in Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St., from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
5. LASP guitar orchestra performance: Saturday, Jan. 25
The Latino Arts Strings Program’s guitar orchestra will be performing at the Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave., from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. The orchestra plays a variety of genres from classical to folk to popular. The performance is a part of Milwaukee Museum Week. To enter the museum, tickets cost $14.