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. Nō Studios presents “Critical Content”: Monday, Jan. 11 through Saturday, Jan. 16
John Ridley, the founder of Nō Studios, and team curated a documentary film event titled “Critical Content: Stories That Matter.” The event is free and open to the public and features a documentary a day starting Monday, Jan. 11 through Saturday, Jan. 16. Featured documentaries include “Time,” “Boys State,” “John Lewis: Good Trouble” and more. For the schedule and registration, click here.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity is hosting a trivia contest with the Milwaukee Public Library as part of the library’s Martin Luther King Day celebration. The contest started Friday, Jan. 1 and will continue through Monday, Jan. 18. Each day, the Milwaukee Public Library will share a trivia question on its Facebook page at 4 p.m., and participants must enter the correct answer by 10 p.m. The contest is for youths 18 and younger. Each day, there will be a daily drawing for a $25 visa gift card.
3. Book chat with Dasha Kelly Hamilton: Tuesday, Jan. 12
Dasha Kelly Hamilton, author and Milwaukee poet laureate, will be reading an excerpt from her book “Life, In Short,” during the Milwaukee Public Library’s book chat. The presentation will take place on Zoom from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12. To register, click here. In case you missed it: NNS Video: A new chapter: Dasha Kelly Hamilton’s next big adventure
4. UWM’s “Culture of Racism, recovery and Resiliency” series: Thursday, Jan. 14
UWM’s School of Continuing Education is offering a 12-session series titled “Culture of Racism, Recovery and Resiliency.” This week, there will be a panel discussion about empowering individuals to impact positive societal change. The discussion will take place on Zoom from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14. The individual sessions cost $29 and the full series costs $99.
5. “Tales for Tots: Winter’s Tale”: Friday, Jan. 15
Hawthorn Glen Outdoor Education Center, 1130 N. 60th St., is hosting “Tales for Tots” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15. The event is for children ages 3 and older and includes a story, crafts and a nature hike. This week’s story is “Winter’s Tale” by Robert Sabuda. The cost to register is $5 for Milwaukee residents and $8 for non-residents.
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