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- “Eclipsed” a play by Danai Gurira: Tuesday, March 10
“Eclipsed” will be performed at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, 108 E. Wells St., from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10. The play was written by Danai Gurira, an actress known for her roles in “Black Panther” and “The Walking Dead.” The story follows the lives of five Liberian women during the end of the Second Liberian Civil War. The play is directed by May Adrales and features Ashleigh Awusie, Nancy Moricette, Jacqueline Nwabueze, Matty Sangare and Sola Thompson. Tickets can be found here. The show run ends on Sunday, March 29. (In case you missed it: Women’s History Month: Meet three ‘SHEroes’ of Milwaukee.)
- Donate blood at Bounce Milwaukee: Wednesday, March 11
Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S. 5th Court, is hosting a blood drive starting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11. All those wishing to donate should register, but same day registration may also be available. This is an opportunity to help save lives. Donors will also receive a free admission to Bounce and freshly baked cookies.
- Prepare for the 2020 census: Thursday, March 12
The U.S. Census Bureau will be mailing letters to households to remind them of the census on Thursday, March 12. The Greater Milwaukee 2020 Census Complete Count Committee is encouraging everyone to participate. Everyone should be counted. The census can be completed online or on the phone. Learn why the census should matter to you.
- Ex Fabula story slam on identity: Thursday, March 12
Ex Fabula is hosting a StorySlam on the topic of identity. Storytelling will take place at Mr. J’s Lounge, 4610 W. Fond du Lac Ave., from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. Tickets cost $12 at the door. The stories will be about hyphens, coming out and claiming or rejecting labels. There will also be opportunities for audience members to share their stories.
- Youth substance use awareness: Saturday, March 14
5 Points Neighborhood Association, 3872 N. 8th St., wants to help parents recognize the signs of substance use in a teen. The group is hosting tours in a replica of a teen’s bedroom during which attendees are encouraged to look for the obvious and hidden signs of substance use. This event is for adults 19 years old and older. Tours will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the half hour mark on Saturday, March 14. Registration is free.