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1. “Black Nativity” by Langston Hughes: tickets on sale now
Black Arts MKE presents “Black Nativity,” telling the “story of the Nativity through a combination of scripture, poetry, dance and song from the African-American perspective.” Audience talkbacks will take place with the director and cast after each performance at the Marcus Center. Shows do not begin until Dec. 9, but tickets are now on sale here.
2. Lincoln Creek conversations: Tuesday, Nov. 30
From Havenwoods State Forest to the Milwaukee River, Lincoln Creek runs alongside several North Side neighborhoods. At this community conversation, Nearby Nature Milwaukee wants resident input as to their relationship to the creek and how the creek can’t be kept healthy. The conversation begins virtually at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Register to attend here.
3. Reconstruction Band Live at Mr. J’s Lounge: Wednesday, Dec. 1
The Reconstruction Band brings soul back into music wherever they go, whether it be Summerfest, Bastille Days or your local spot. See them at this free admission show starting at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Mr. J’s Lounge, located at 4610 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
4. Milwaukee Area Technical College Open House: Thursday, Dec. 2
Milwaukee Area Technical College, or MATC, is hosting an open house for prospective students to explore programs at all MATC campuses, tour classrooms and apply for FAFSA. MATC also is waiving fees for applying to the school. The open house runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 816 W. National Ave. Register for free here.
5. Hmong New Year at UW-Milwaukee: Friday, Dec. 3
UW-Milwaukee’s Southeast Asian American Student Center celebrates the Hmong New Year. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3 at UW-Milwaukee’s Wisconsin Room, located at 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. Register for free here.