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. Makin’ Moves Breakdancing Class: Monday, March 20
Your Move MKE is more than just a chess club, it offers a host of recurring events such as this week’s Makin’ Moves Breakdancing Class. This is a free class using breakdancing as a tool for youths to “learn to hit their anger to the floor, releasing endorphins to better themselves and dance as release therapy.” This week’s class is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 20 at Your Move MKE’s community center, located at 1109 W. Historic Mitchell St.
2. Beerline Trail call for art deadline: Monday, March 20
Riverworks Development Corporation is seeking proposals from artists for a hand-painted mural on the Beerline Trail. The mural should be representative of the communities it serves: Harambee and Riverwest. The deadline for artists to submit their concept is Monday, March 20.
3. Audition for “Poetry Unplugged”: Wednesday, March 22
Poets and spoken-word artists are encouraged to audition for Poetry Unplugged 20, a spoken word showcase with artists from the series’ last 20 years of programming. Auditions will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 at Sweet (Suite) Black Coffee Cafe/Lounge, located at 2035 W. Fond Du Lac Ave. For more information, email PoetryPusher@gmail.com.
4. Sacred Garden Open Mic: Friday, March 24
Poets, musicians, performers and artists are invited to this recurring open mic event hosted by Arts @ Large. This week’s open mic runs from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 24 at Arts @ Large, located at 1100 S. 5th St. This event is free to attend.
5. EARN & LEARN applications are open: ongoing
EARN & LEARN is an annual paid summer employment program for young people ages 14 to 24 years old. Participants in the program are placed at businesses and local nonprofits for seven weeks in June and July for 20 hours per week, plus weekly job readiness workshops with Employ Milwaukee. More information and application here.
BONUS: Deadline to sign up for feedback on county health services: Wednesday, March 22
The Milwaukee County Office of Equity is conducting a series of listening sessions to research how “African American residents have been or are affected by health and racial inequities in county services, including planning and decision-making.” It is a chance to give feedback to improve health services that Milwaukee County offers. Listening sessions include refreshments. The first listening session is not until Monday, March 27, but the deadline to register is Wednesday, March 22.
Carlton Barnett says
Wanting information on how I can have my record pardon.
Ricardo Pimentel says
Here is a story we ran on this topic: https://milwaukeenns.org/2022/08/03/legal-aid-society-of-milwaukee-helps-residents-gain-pardons/