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 submit your news by clicking here.
1. Alice’s Garden Herbal Apprenticeship begins: Monday, April 25
Learn about cultivating and using herbs. The first gathering runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25 at Alice’s Garden Urban Farm, located at 2136 N. 21st St. The cost to join is $60. More information here.
2. National Minority Health Month Open House: Tuesday, April 26
Aiming to bring awareness to racially disproportionate health outcomes, Milwaukee County is hosting a resource fair starting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center, located at 1531 W. Vliet St. More information here.
3. Midtown Neighborhood Alliance meeting: Tuesday, April 26
There will be a meeting for neighbors in the Midtown neighborhood starting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at PEAK Initiative, located 2480 W. Cherry St. The Midtown Neighborhood Alliance is an alliance of neighborhood associations.
4. Weekly Wellness at Newline Café: Thursday, April 28
This Thursday and every Thursday, learn more about different physical and mental health practices for healthy minds and bodies. The gatherings are from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Newline Café, located at 3618 W. Pierce St.
5. Hiring Event for Talgo: Friday, April 29
Trainmaker Talgo Inc. is hiring for its new plant at the 30th Street Industrial Corridor and is hosting a job fair from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 29 at the Nigerian Community Conference Center, located at 8310 W. Appleton Ave.
BONUS: See the inaugural production of the Voices Included for People of Color (VIP) Theatre Company: Through Saturday, April 30
Marquette Theatre presents Loy A. Webb’s “The Light,” the inaugural production in its Voices Included for People of Color (VIP) Theatre company, through Saturday, April 30 at the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre, 525 N. 13th St.
The VIP Theatre company directly serves people of color and minoritized individuals who self-identify as theater creators in all areas of theater. Led by director Marti Gobel and assistant director Malaina Moore, the entire production crew for “The Light” comprises people of color.
“The Light” introduces audiences to Rashad and Genesis on what should be one of the happiest days of their lives, but their joy quickly unravels when ground-shifting accusations from the past resurface.
Tickets prices range from $12 for students up to $25 for general audience and are available for purchase online through Marquette Theatre’s online box office service.
For more information, call the Helfaer Theatre Box Office at (414) 288-7504 or visit the Helfaer Theatre Box Office website.
BONUS Two: Get vaccinated at St. Matthews CME Church: Friday, April 29
Health Connections Inc, is providing free COVID-19 vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 29 at St. Matthews CME Church, 7500 N. 76th St. A parent or legal guardian must be present and grant consent for those ages 5 to 17.