5 things to know and do this week in Milwaukee: November 29 to December 3

MATC is hosting an open house on Thursday for potential students to explore the programs on all of its campuses. (NNS file photo by Andrea Waxman)

It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know. If you would like your event to be considered for this column, please send an email [email protected] and put “5 things” in the subject line in noon Thursday.

1. Langston Hughes’ “The Black Nativity”: tickets on sale now

Black Arts MKE presents “Black Nativity”, telling “the story of the Nativity through a combination of scripture, poetry, dance and song from an African American perspective”. Audience discussions will take place with the director and cast after each performance at the Marcus Center. The shows don’t start until December 9, but tickets are now on sale here.

2. Lincoln Creek Conversations: Tuesday November 30

From Havenwoods State Forest to the Milwaukee River, Lincoln Creek runs along several neighborhoods on the North Side. In this community conversation, Nearby Nature Milwaukee seeks input from residents on their relationship with the creek and how the creek cannot be kept healthy. The conversation virtually begins at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30. Register here.

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3. Reconstruction Band Live at Mr. J’s Lounge: Wednesday December 1

The Reconstruction Band brings soul back to music wherever they go, whether it’s Summerfest, Bastille Days or your local spot. See them at this free entry show starting at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1 at Mr. J’s Lounge, located at 4610 W. Fond du Lac Ave.

4. Milwaukee Area Technical College Open House: Thursday 2 December

The Milwaukee Area Technical College, or MATC, is hosting an open house for prospective students to explore the programs of all MATC campuses, visit classrooms, and apply to the FAFSA. The MATC also waives the school application fee. The open house will run from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 2 at 816 W. National Ave. Sign up for free here.

5. Hmong New Year in UW-Milwaukee: Friday December 3

The Southeast Asian American Student Center at UW-Milwaukee celebrates the Hmong New Year. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 3 at the Wisconsin Hall of UW-Milwaukee, located at 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. Sign up for free here.

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