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. Community painting in Muskego Way: Monday, May 1
Muskego Way Forward will be painting the benches at La Plazita in the Muskego Way neighborhood. Stop by anytime from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 1 at 1608 W. Forest Home Ave. to help paint. More information on this and upcoming events in Muskego Way here.
2. Teen storytelling workshops: begins Wednesday, May 3
Ex Fabula, a storytelling organization that organizes storytelling slams and workshops throughout the city, is hosting storytelling workshops specifically for teenagers who want to hone their storytelling skills. The workshops take place throughout May, beginning from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 at Escuela Verde Newline Community Cafe, located at 3618 W Pierce St. After the workshops, teens will be able to tell their stories at Ex Fabula’s “Teen StorySlam” on Wednesday, May 24 at Escuela Verde Newline Community Cafe. More information on the workshops here.
3. Deadline to apply for the Greater Milwaukee Urban League’s $1,000 scholarship: Wednesday, May 3
The Greater Milwaukee Urban League has organized a $1,000 scholarship to help incoming college students purchase books and a laptop. Applicants for the scholarship must submit an application, essay, transcripts and two letters of recommendation by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3. More information and application link here.
4. Live music at 5 Points Art Gallery + Studios: Wednesday, May 3 and every Wednesday in May
Every Wednesday in May, 5 Points Art Gallery + Studios is hosting performances from local artists through its “Have a Seat” concert series. This week, Ms. Lotus Fankh brings her unique sound inspired by soul, funk, jazz and rock to life from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 to 5 Points Art Gallery + Studios, located at 3514 N Port Washington Ave. More information on the full month’s event schedule here.
5. TRUE SKOOL student performance and art showcase: Thursday, May 4
TRUE SKOOL, an organization that uses the arts and hip-hop to empower youths, is hosting a student performance and art showcase to celebrate the work of its student artists participating in its Spring 2023 after-school sessions. This showcase, free and available to all ages, will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 4 at Radio Milwaukee, located at 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave. More information on the event here.
BONUS: “No Mow May”: all month
Organizations such as the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Urban Ecology Center, Hummingbird and others are asking residents to hold off on mowing their lawns until June. This allows pollinators time to emerge from winter hibernation, which helps plant life in Milwaukee thrive. Learn more about “No Mow May” here.
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