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. NNS family holiday portraits sign-up deadline: Tuesday, Dec. 15
To celebrate the end of the year, NNS is offering to take your family’s holiday portrait for free. If you or someone you know lives in one of the neighborhoods we cover, please consider signing up. Photographers from NNS will meet families at the door for a physically distant photo shoot. The deadline to sign up is 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
2. ThriveOn Collaboration virtual office hours: Tuesday, Dec. 15
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is hosting virtual office hours for its ThriveOn Collaboration project, a community-centered collaboration led by the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and Royal Capital Group. The project involves transforming the North King Drive corridor into a hub for residents and includes offices for MCW centers and programs as well as the foundation’s new headquarters. This week, Laice Perry, a fellow with ThriveOn, and community leaders will be available to answer questions regarding community spaces, the Medical College of Wisconsin programs, resources and more. Office hours will be from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
3. “REPair Divides: Creating Home in 2020”: Thursday, Dec. 17
The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre has a new virtual dialogue series, “REPair Divides.” The series focuses on celebrating Milwaukee’s collective resilience and creativity. This week’s theme is creating a home in 2020 and features performances by Idris Goodwin and Melody Betts. A facilitated discussion in partnership with the Zeidler Group also will take place. If you are interested in attending, you must RSVP by noon on Wednesday, Dec. 16. To RSVP, email email@example.com. The conversation will take place virtually from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17.
4. Yoga class with Eat Move MKE: Thursday, Dec. 17
Milwaukee Recreation in partnership with Eat Move MKE is hosting a yoga class on Facebook Live. The class is 45-minutes long and will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17. Participants are asked to arrive a few minutes early so that class can begin on time.
5. “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” virtual performance: Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19
The Marcus Performing Arts Center, 929 N. Water St., is offering a virtual performance of “The Hip Hop Nutcracker.” The show will be available to watch at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18 and at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19. “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” is a contemporary take on the classical ballet. The performance was recorded live at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $50 for VIP.
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