It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about. 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. Near West Side Week: Monday, Sept. 13 to Saturday, Sept. 18
Near West Side Partners is hosting Near West Side Week through Saturday, Sept. 18. Each day features different events, which can be found here. Visit Near West Side restaurants, take historic and mural walking tours, enjoy movie night in the park and more. In case you missed it: OPINION: We created a support system during the pandemic. And we must keep it going.
2. Grohmann Museum presents “Familias Unidas”: Wednesday, Sept. 15
The Grohmann Museum, located on the downtown campus of MSOE at 1000 N. Broadway, is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month in partnership with Latino Arts. The museum will be displaying “Familias Unidas: A Tribute to the Migrant Worker Labor Movement in Wisconsin.” The exhibition will be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15.
3. Auer Avenue Elementary School community resource fair: Wednesday, Sept. 15
Auer Avenue Elementary School is hosting a community resource fair for students, families and community members. The fair will take place at Auer Avenue Elementary, 2319 W. Auer Ave., from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15. The COVID-19 vaccine, flu shots and other immunizations will be available.
4. Learn about the plan for Fond du Lac and North avenues: Thursday, Sept. 16
Milwaukee residents are invited to learn about the plan concerning Fond du lac and North avenues and the surrounding neighborhoods. The draft is available to view and there will be a virtual community discussion from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16. Individuals interested in sharing their input can click here to register.
5. “Rock Da Block” concert and book bag giveaway: Saturday, Sept. 18
Dream Team United MKE is hosting “Rock Da Block,” a concert and book bag giveaway event. There will be free groceries, resources, a cookout and more. Masks and social distancing are required. The event will take place on the corner of North 35th and West Center streets from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18. The African American Roundtable and V100.7 are sponsoring the event.
Bonus: Diversity Employment Day career fair: Wednesday, Sept. 15
City Career Fair is hosting the 21st annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair. The fair will take place at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15. The event is free and open to individuals 18 and older.