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.
1. “Lager & Listen” series tackles entrepreneurship and raising capital: Tuesday, Nov. 10
MKE Black and MobCraft Beer are hosting “Entrepreneurship and raising capital: Accessibility and challenges from a minority perspective.” The event is part of the “Lager & Listen” series. It will take place virtually at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10. To register, click here. The co-moderators include Henry Schwartz, Aryton Byran, Dana Guthrie, Jason Fields and Abe Chu.
2. Red Cross and Milwaukee Fire Department blood drive: Wednesday, Nov. 11
The Milwaukee Fire Department is hosting a blood drive at the Milwaukee Safety Academy, 6680 N. Teutonia Ave., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Click here to choose a donation time.
3. Volunteer nights at DreamBikes Milwaukee: Wednesday, Nov. 11
DreamBikes Milwaukee is hosting weekly volunteer nights. This week, the event will take place at DreamBikes, 2021 N. Martin Luther King Drive, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Click here to sign up. Volunteers will work on bikes that will be given away to community organizations and in-house projects. Volunteers also will have access to parts at the shop to work on their own bikes.
4. Meet Lindsay Heights entrepreneurs: Thursday, Nov. 12
As part of its Community Wealth Building Campaign, Walnut Way is hosting an online showcase where viewers can meet entrepreneurs from Lindsay Heights. The showcase will take place virtually on Zoom from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12. To register for the webinar, click here.
5. “Embodied Truth: Finding ways to move together”: Friday, Nov. 13
Cooperative Performance’s production “Embodied Truth: Finding ways to move together” will be streaming from noon until 11:45 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13. Click here to purchase tickets. The show combines dance, spoken word and storytelling. It explores the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements. The show will be available until Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021.
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