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. Milwaukee Rep’s “SoundStage MKE”: Ongoing
This summer, Milwaukee Repertory Theater is presenting “SoundStage MKE,” an audio play experience set in Milwaukee’s Downtown. SoundStage MKE takes listeners on a tour of Milwaukee beginning at the Milwaukee Public Library, 814 W. Wells St., and ending at the War Memorial, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, with many stops in between. SoundStage MKE consists of four original audio plays written by Marissa Carr, an Indigenous playwright, and “Soundbytes” written by Deannie Vallone. To access SoundStage MKE for free, click here.
2. Native community COVID-19 vaccine event: Tuesday, June 22
The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, 930 W. Historic Mitchell St., is hosting a Native community COVID-19 vaccine event from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22. Enrolled tribal members and household members ages 12 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine. Parental and guardian permission is required for youth ages 12 to 17. The Pfizer vaccine will be administered. To pre-register, call 414-383-9526.
3. Level Up: A virtual networking and mentorship event: Thursday, June 24
Leaders Igniting Transformation, or LIT, is hosting an event for young people of color. A panel of Black and brown leaders will be offering advice on how to level up your networking skills and mentorship game. The panel will take place online from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 24. To register, click here.
4. Latino Arts: Pinto con tinto: Thursday, June 24
Latino Arts is hosting a Pinto con Tinto, an evening of painting, wine and tapas. Participants will be painting talavera birdhouses. Tickets are $25 and include refreshments and the art supplies. Guests must be 21 or older and are required to wear masks when not eating or drinking. Pinto con Tinto will take place at Latino Arts, 1028 S. 9th St., from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 24.
5. MKE Black’s monthly summer marketplace: Saturday, June 26
MKE Black is hosting a summer marketplace the fourth Saturday of the month throughout the summer season. The first marketplace will take place at Beerline Plaza, 3356 N. Holton St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 26. The marketplace highlights Black-owned businesses. This month’s marketplace also marks the official launch of the “Love, Milwaukee” campaign, a collaboration between diverse community organizations and breweries. MobCraft Beer will be in attendance as the featured guest brewery. READ: New app aims to showcase Milwaukee’s black entrepreneurs and creatives
Bonus: Virtual kickoff for new Milwaukee Climate and Equity Plan: Thursday, June 24
The City-County Task Force on Climate and Economic Equity is hosting a virtual kickoff event for the new Milwaukee Climate and Equity Plan at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 24. Learn about how climate change is affecting Milwaukee, what the planning process will look like and how you can get involved. Guest speakers will include Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, State Rep. Supreme Moore Omokunde and Brenda Coley, executive director of Milwaukee Water Commons. You can register by clicking here. Translation will be available in both American Sign Language and Spanish. E-mail email@example.com with any questions.