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. 2023 Milwaukee County budget town halls: Tuesday, Aug. 23 and Wednesday, Aug. 24
Milwaukee County is facing a budget gap of $12.6 million, and leaders are looking for feedback on what funding should be prioritized. You can attend a virtual budget session on Milwaukee County’s Facebook and YouTube pages starting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. You can also attend an in-person session starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 at Kosciuszko Park, located at 2201 S. 7th St.
2. North Side pop-up farmers market series: Tuesday, Aug. 23 and every Tuesday through Aug. 30
This weekly pop-up farmers market series will take place every Tuesday through Aug. 30 at various North Side locations. This week’s pop-up is from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the Century City I building, located at 3945 N. 31st St. The events are sponsored by the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation.
3. “Blue Like Me” screening and discussion: Thursday, Aug. 25
“Blue Like Me” is a documentary that profiles Indian-American-Jewish artist Siona Benjamin, whose work uses vibrant colors and cultural and religious symbols to tell multicultural stories. The screening starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25 at America’s Black Holocaust Museum, located at 401 W. North Ave. Tickets are free for ABHM members and $10 for non-members.
4. “Soul Unplugged” at Garfield’s 502: Thursday, Aug. 25
“Soul Unplugged” is a weekly concert series on the porch at Garfield’s 502. This week features Sondra B Soulful. The show goes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 502 W. Garfield Ave.
5. Playtime in the Garden: Thursday, Aug. 25 and every Thursday
This weekly kid-friendly event allows children to roam Alice’s Garden Urban Farm, with some suggested activities and/or books for children. The playtime runs from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 and every Thursday at 2136 N. 21st St.
BONUS: School supply giveaways: all month
Several businesses and organizations are giving away free backpacks and school supplies all month. See a full list of events here.