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. BlackSpaceMKE presents Black Restaurant Week 2021: Monday, April 12 through Sunday, April 18
BlackSpaceMKE is celebrating Black Restaurant Week starting Monday, April 12 through Sunday, April 18. This is the sixth year that BlankSpaceMKE has commemorated Black Restaurant Week. The purpose of this week is to support locally owned Black restaurants. Diners are encouraged to spread the word through photos using the hashtag #MBRW21. Click here for a list of participating restaurants.
2. MCTS to increase capacity limit: Monday, April 12
The Milwaukee County Transit System, or MCTS, is increasing its capacity limit from 15 to 20 passengers starting Monday, April 12. Passengers are still required to wear a mask while riding the bus and contactless fare payments such as the M-CARD or the Ride MCTS app are encouraged. To learn more about MCTS’s response to COVID-19, click here.
3. 414 Day celebration sale at the Bronzeville Collective: Wednesday, April 14
The Bronzeville Collective, 339 W. North Ave., is celebrating 414 Day or Milwaukee Day with a special sale and a Delicious Bites pop-up. The boutique will be offering 14% off all anchor brand purchases, including FlyBlooms, Papyrus & Charms, Distinctive Designs and BeElegant. There are over 20 local brands featured in the store. The Bronzeville Collective will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14.
4. “Building Blocks of a Youth System” webinar:: Thursday, April 15
HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Program or SNAPS is hosting a webinar titled “Building Blocks of a Youth System.” The webinar will feature a panel of Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program communities. Panelists will discuss how the community can develop youth system planning, create a response to youth homelessness and more. The webinar will take place via Zoom from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15. The meeting ID is 948 4384 7053 and the passcode is 587754. To dial in, call 1-888-475-4499.
5. Near West Side Partners and Pete’s Pops are looking for artists: Deadline Sunday, April 25
Near West Side Partners and Pete’s Pops are in search of artists. The duo received $15,000 in funding for a public art project in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Artists will be asked to create a piece for the west facing wall on Pete’s Pops, 3809 W. Vliet St. If interested, email email@example.com for more information. The submissions deadline is Sunday, April 25.
Bonus: Triciclo Perú is hiring for the summer season: Ongoing
Triciclo Perú, 3801 W. Vliet St., is looking to hire food truck operators and beer garden sales people for the summer season. The positions are full time. The final round of interviews will be taking place this week. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.