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 at least two weeks in advance.
1. Bronzeville Week: all week
The annual celebration of local Black culture, history and arts is back all week with events ranging from theater classes to trivia to unplugged soul shows.
2. Learn about efforts to reduce the length of time of eviction records: Tuesday, Aug. 9
Legal Action of Wisconsin is attempting to reduce the length of time eviction records are held and searchable from 20 years to just one year in most cases. Learn more during a virtual session at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 9 on Legal Action Wisconsin’s Facebook page.
3. Black Theater Festival: Wednesday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug. 14
A week-long celebration of local Black theater, including a staged reading of “Khloe’s Beautiful Blues” and the documentary theater production of “Milwaukee Voices of Gun Violence,” begins Wednesday, Aug. 10. More information here.
4. “Stranger Things” trivia night: Wednesday, Aug. 10
Newline Café, Escuela Verde’s student-run and operated café in Silver City, will host a trivia night focused on the TV show “Stranger Things” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 3618 W. Pierce St.
5. Gardening in Menomonee Valley: Thursday, Aug. 11
Urban Ecology Center leads this tutorial on getting your hands dirty in the raised-bed gardens of Menomonee Valley from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11. Registration is required and will close 24 hours before the event’s start time.
BONUS: Election Day: Tuesday, Aug. 9
Tuesday, Aug. 9 is Election Day. Find out what’s on your ballot here and where to vote here. In case you missed it: What you need to know about the Aug. 9 primary election in Milwaukee.