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.
- Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s “On The Table MKE”
Monday, Oct. 12 to Wednesday, Oct. 14“On The Table MKE” is going virtual this year. The Greater Milwaukee Foundation created the initiative to address issues plaguing Milwaukee. This year’s theme is healing justice. The conversations will take place from Monday, Oct. 12 to Wednesday, Oct. 14. To join a conversation, click here.READ: What happened after folks left the ‘Table’? Catching up with On The Table MKE grant winners
- Black is Beautiful stout release party
Tuesday, Oct. 13The Reverend Doctor Brewing Cooperative is launching its Black is Beautiful stout at Alice’s Garden, 2136 N. 21st St., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Weathered Souls Brewing Company created the stout in an effort to bring awareness to the injustices that people of color face and invited breweries across the country to join. The proceeds from this launch will go toward Maroon Calabash. Click here to learn more.
- Latino Arts Day of the Dead ofrendas exhibit
Wednesday, Oct. 14To celebrate Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, Latino Arts, 1028 S. 9th St., is having an ofrendas exhibit. The exhibition will be on display from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14. It will remain on view through Friday, Nov. 20. The ofrendas have been created by community members and organizations, including the Mexican Consulate, University School of Milwaukee and other local artists.
- “See Me Because”: Art Start portrait project volume eight
Thursday, Oct. 15Art Start’s portrait project, “See Me Because,” is coming to Milwaukee. This is the eighth volume in the organization’s collection. The project portrays young men of color as they wish to be seen. Art Start has partnered with the Milwaukee Public Schools’ Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement. The exhibition will be on display at Alice’s Garden, 2136 N. 21st St., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. It will remain on display through Saturday, Nov. 7. Additional showing details can be found here.
- Darick Books youth entrepreneur workshop
Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17Darick Books, 2877 N. 76th St., is hosting a youth entrepreneur workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16 and from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. Space is limited and the workshop is for youth ages 14 to 19 interested in becoming an entrepreneur. Tickets cost $25.
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