It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. 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. You can also submit items directly by clicking here.
Latino Arts, 1028 S. 9th St., is celebrating 50 years of Reynaldo Hernandez, a local artist known for his public murals. The exhibition can be viewed through Friday, Oct. 2. Visit the Facebook event page or website for gallery times and additional details.
2. “On the Frontlines: Doing Journalism that Matters During Turbulent Times”: Tuesday, Aug. 4
The Marquette University Alumni Association is hosting a webinar from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4. titled “On the Frontlines: Doing Journalism that Matters During Turbulent Times.” The panel includes Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reporters Princess Safiya Byers and Edgar Mendez and Journal Sentinel reporters Ashley Luthern and James Causey, who were fellows in the O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism. Click here to register.
3. Washington Heights front yard pop-up: Wednesday, Aug. 5
Local artists, makers and musicians are coming together for a pop-up event in Washington Heights from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5. The pop-ups will be located on North 52nd Street between West Washington Boulevard and West Vine Street. This is an opportunity to support local creatives who would normally be at art fairs and street festivals.
4. Alice’s Garden evening farmers market: Thursday, Aug. 6
Alice’s Garden, 2136 N. 21st St., is hosting an evening farmers market from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6. The evening is an opportunity to purchase fresh produce, meet artisan vendors, enjoy a labyrinth walk and more. The farmers markets take place every Thursday.
5. Bronzeville Week: The Bronzeville ride: Saturday, Aug. 8
Ubuntu Research and Evaluation, along with Red Bike & Green Milwaukee, is hosting the Bronzeville Ride as a part of Bronzeville Week. The Bronzeville Ride will begin at the Ubuntu Research and Evaluation office, 1950 N. Martin Luther King Drive, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. The event will cover and celebrate the history of Bronzeville. Participants will bike about seven miles. READ: Post from Community: Schedule of events is set for 8th Annual Bronzeville Week
Bonus: Wisconsin voter info session with LIT: Monday, Aug. 3
Leaders Igniting Transformation’s Black Hogwarts is hosting a Wisconsin voter information session on Zoom from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3. Shauntay Nelson from All Voting is Local will be answering questions about absentee voting, polling places, registration and more. To join the virtual conversation, register here. READ: What you need to know to vote in the Aug. 11 primary
Bonus: The latest coronavirus coverage from NNS
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