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. African Americans veterans day of honor: Monday, Feb. 3
The War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, is unveiling an exhibit that honors the contributions of African American men and women in the U.S. Military from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3. Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson, the Army’s first black female reserve officer to reach that rank, will be the keynote speaker.
2. Black Lives Matter poetry and open mic night: Wednesday, Feb. 5
As part of Black Lives Matter Week, Rufus King International Middle School, 121 E. Hadley St., is hosting a poetry and open mic night. The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. The event is free and open to the public. To register, click here.
3. City of Milwaukee career fair: Thursday, Feb. 6
The City of Milwaukee’s Department of Employee Relations is hosting a career fair in Milwaukee’s City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Over 20 city departments are looking to hire, including City Treasurer, Common Council and Neighborhood Services. Workshops regarding benefits, the application process and more will be offered hourly from noon to 3 p.m. To register, click here.
4. Forum for Milwaukee County Executive candidates: Thursday, Feb. 6
A forum for candidates running in the Milwaukee County Executive race will take place at the Albright United Methodist Church, 5555 W. Capitol Drive from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. This is an opportunity to hear from the candidates themselves. The candidates include David Crowley, Bryan Kennedy, Chris Larson, Theodore A. Lipscomb Sr., Purnima Nath and Jim Sullivan.
5. Financial wellness fair at Center Street Wellness: Saturday, Feb. 8
Center Street Wellness, 2701 N. Martin Luther King Drive, is hosting a financial wellness fair from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. The workshop is free and will cover topics such as personal finance, debt management and community economics. The fair is in partnership with Ald. Milele A. Coggs, Educators Credit Union, WWBIC and several others.
Bonus: Screening of “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School”: Tuesday, Feb. 4
As part of Black Lives Matter Week, Milwaukee Public Schools is screening “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School” with a talk to follow. The film will be screened at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St., from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended as space is limited.
Bonus: Long-term street closure: Monday, Feb. 3
The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works will begin working on an underground sewer project on Monday, Feb. 3. Due to the nature of the project, North 27th Street will be closed from West Fond du Lac Avenue to West Center Street. The road will remain closed until early July. Traffic flow and signage is expected to change. Additionally, the MCTS Purple Line will be affected. To learn about detour information, click here.
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