February is Black History Month.
Here are some events you should know about in Milwaukee.
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Concert featuring Black Violin: Thursday, Feb. 3
Classically trained violist and violinist Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus combine their training with hip-hop influences to create something new. They are playing at the Marcus Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3 at 929 N. Water St. Click here for more information.
Club Noir book release party: Saturday, Feb. 12
Celebrate Black History Month, and watch Kavon Cortez Jones perform his timeless narrations about his home city. The event starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Between Two Galleries, 423 W. Pierce St. Click here for more information.
“Stars, Stories and Rhythms of Africa”: Wednesday, Feb. 16
Enjoy a night of live music, dancing, storytelling and stargazing in different African cities at the UW-Milwaukee planetarium. This free event begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 1900 E. Kenwood Blvd. Click here for more details.
America’s Black Holocaust Museum “Grand Re-mergence”: Friday, Feb. 25
The wait is over, and America’s Black Holocaust Museum is back. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside the museum at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 25 at 401 W. North Ave. Following the ceremony, the doors of the museum will be open until 5 p.m. Click here for more information. In case you missed it: NNS Spotlight: As America grapples with racist past, leader of America’s Black Holocaust Museum looks toward the future
Ebony Ball: Sunday, Feb. 27
Marquette University’s Black Student Council presents this reliving of a day in 1920s Harlem. The show begins at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27 at the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. Click here for tickets and more details.
Milwaukee Film presents a slate of films, conversations and events all month as part of its Black Lens MKE program. Click here to see the full list of events. In case you missed it: Post from Community: Milwaukee Film dedicates February to Black History Month 2022
The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design’s exhibition explores Black life in America, with work ranging from black-and-white renderings to paintings to assemblage collage work. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at 273 E. Erie St. Click here for more information about the exhibition and related events.
Black History Month Reading Challenge: All month
Kids and adults are invited to join the Milwaukee Public Library’s reading challenge all month. Prizes for adults, teens and children are available. Click here for more information.