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5 things to know and do this week in Milwaukee: Nov. 29 to Dec. 3

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

It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are a few things we think you should know. If you would like your event to be considered in this column, please send an email info@milwaukeenns.org And put “5 things” in the subject line by Thursday afternoon.

1. “Black Cradle” Langston HughesTickets on sale now

Black Arts MKE presents “Black Nativity,” which tells “the story of birth through a mixture of scripture, poetry, dance and song from an African American perspective.” Audience conversations with the director and actors will take place after each performance at the Marcus Center. Shows don’t start until December 9, but tickets are now on sale here.

2. Lincoln Creek TalksTuesday, November 30

From the Havenwoods State Forest to the Milwaukee River, Lincoln Creek stretches along with many of the North Side’s neighborhoods. In this community conversation, Nature Nearby Milwaukee wants residents’ input regarding their relationship to the creek and how the creek cannot be kept healthy. The conversation begins at approximately 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30. Register to attend here.

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3. The PRT lives in Mr. J’s lounge: Wednesday December 1

The Reconstruction Band brings the spirit back into music wherever they go, whether it’s Summerfest, Bastille Days, or your local spot. Watch them on this free admission 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 OpenThursday, December 2

Milwaukee Area Technical College, or MATC, hosts an open house for prospective students to explore programs across all MATC campuses and classrooms for tours and apply for the FAFSA. MATC also waives fees for applying to the school. The open house operates from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 2 at 816 W. National Ave. Register for free here.

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

The Southeast Asian American Student Center at UW-Milwaukee celebrates the Hmong New Year. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday, December 3 in the UW-Milwaukee’s Wisconsin Room, located at 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. Register for free here.

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