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. Indigenous shorts screening: Monday, Oct. 10
Monday is Indigenous Peoples Day, and Milwaukee Film is screening six short films directed by Indigenous filmmakers from the U.S., Mexico and the Philippines. The 93-minute screening starts at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 at the Oriental Theatre, located at 2230 N. Farwell Ave.
2. Give input on where city grant funding should go: Tuesday, Oct. 11 and Wednesday, Oct. 12
The Community Development Grants Administration has compiled a report on how it plans to allocate $23.6 million in grants during 2023. You can read the report here. You can also give feedback on the plan at meetings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and Wednesday, Oct. 12. You can attend these meetings in person at City Hall, Room 301-B, located at 200 E. Wells St. You can also attend virtually here or call in to the meeting by dialing (408) 650-3123 and with the access code 996-739-941.
3. Intro to jewelry making: Wednesday, Oct. 12
Learn how to create custom jewelry in this free class from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Milwaukee Public Library Capitol branch, located at 3969 N. 74th St. This is a recurring monthly class.
4. New art installations on Cesar Chavez Drive: Thursday, Oct. 13
La Familia de Arte, a community-based arts group on the near South Side, is celebrating two new installations across from El Rey at 915 S. Cesar Chavez Drive. One of the installations reflects on wisdom learned over the COVID-19 pandemic, and the other “honors the different people who have made Milwaukee their home, starting with the First Nations and including immigrants up to 1920.” The celebration of the two installations includes food and will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13.
5. Criminal and eviction record expungement clinic: Friday, Oct. 14
The Milwaukee Justice Center’s Mobile Legal Clinic will be hosting a workshop on criminal record expungement, pardons and eviction expungement. The workshop takes place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 at the Milwaukee Public Library Mitchell Street Branch, located at 906 W. Historic Mitchell St.
BONUS: Mega Sukkot street party: Wednesday, Oct. 12
Celebrate Sukkot with the local Jewish community with a live DJ, carnival rides, a beer garden and more. The street party starts at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 6789 N. Green Bay Ave. More information here.