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April 2021

Asian Celebrations: Japan

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium, UWM Physics Building 139 1900 East Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Experience celestial celebrations across Asia, from the Chinese New Year to the Japanese Spring Blossom festival. Each date features a different guest speaker who will talk about their country, culture, and connections to the night sky. Join Dr. Aragorn Quinn this week to celebrate the Japanese Spring Festival. We’ll take questions at the end of the program through the chat. This LIVE event will take place on YouTube. To get the link, register at https://uwm.universitytickets.com/?cid=195

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ERIC FERRING WITH LAURANN GILLEY

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Eric Ferring considers it a privilege to help the music of many generations speak to today’s audience. This remarkable young breakout tenor (Chicago Lyric Opera, Santa Fe Opera), debuts in Milwaukee in this intimate exploration of Mozart, Handel, Schumann, and Ben Moore, crossing borders and eras. Laurann Gilley has been a pianist and coach with the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago for the past 15 years, performing frequently with members of the ensemble. She served in the…

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Seek Week & Worship Conference

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until April 18, 2021

Church Unlimited, 14625 Watertown Plank Road
Elm Grove, WI 53122 United States
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Free

Worship conference, Diversity in unity through worship and impact. God is moving in worship and His power this is a 1-day conference alongside seek week. Seek week is about seeking the Lord (15 -19th) nights of worship Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday Nights. Please go to, www.brenttaylorlive.com or www.worshipciti.com Matt Gilman from influence music has ministered at several places I.H.O.P., the send and nationally and internationally and so much more. Brent Taylor from Worship Citi Music has also ministered across the…

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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America – Virtual Book Talk with Richard Rothstein and Lila Corwin Berman

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual Program, 1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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free

Listen in as Richard Rothstein and Lila Corwin Berman discuss contemporary racial segregation across the United States. The panelists will dig into the history of public housing projects, suburbanization, and the actions of the federal housing administration and then interrogate the racial segregation and income gap in America today as a byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state and federal levels. Touching on the negative effects of these policies on African Americans and the United States as a…

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2021 Virtual Spring Literary Luncheon

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Virtual – Zoom, 814 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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$30

Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library together with Boswell Book Company welcome New York Times bestselling author, Kiley Reid, as the featured presenter for the 2021 Virtual Spring Literary Luncheon. Reid will discuss her award-winning novel, Such a Fun Age, with author Chloe Benjamin.

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Milwaukee Riverkeeper Spring Cleanup

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Milwaukee Riverkeeper, 600 E. Greenfield Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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Free

This spring, join together in a community-wide effort across Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties to remove over 100,000 pounds of trash from our river system during the 26th Annual Milwaukee Riverkeeper Spring Cleanup! Milwaukee Riverkeeper provides the gloves, trash bags and FREE T-SHIRTS, you provide the people power, and together we will restore our waterways! **Pre-registration is required this year.

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Celebrate the Earth!

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217 United States
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$10 – $15

Spend a day celebrating the Earth by participating in educational activities around the Center. Set your own pace as you visit different stations around the property. Naturalists will be at each station to teach you about problems and solutions that face various aspects of nature with an assortment of activities. This includes collecting and sorting litter on the shores of Lake Michigan, searching for macro-invertebrates in the ponds, learning how to identify native and migrating birds in a citizen science…

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A Virtual Tapestry Tour with Ted Comet

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Program, 1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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free

Ted Comet explores the five larger-than-life tapestries woven by his late wife Shoshana as she reflected on her experience during the Holocaust. Shoshana’s family barely escaped the Nazis as they fled from Belgium to Portugal. The tapestries show the horrors she and others suffered during those years, something she kept hidden inside until she found art as an outlet to tell her story. Each tapestry is a testament to the power of the mind to turn trauma into creativity and…

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Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 23, 2021

Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$75

Award-winning actress Alexis J Roston salutes America’s favorite jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald. Roston was last seen at Milwaukee Rep in her mesmerizing star turn as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill" (Chicago’s Jeff Award, Black Theatre Alliance Award) and in the 2014 production of "The Color Purple." In a spellbinding performance, Roston effortlessly emits the sultry swing and playful joy that made Ella an American treasure. Classic tunes by Ellington, Gershwin, Porter and more include “Summertime,”…

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EmPower Luncheon featuring Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey

April 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Virtual, On Your Computer
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$50

The EmPower Luncheon honors the courageous voices of survivors, those who advocate for survivors, and those who speak out to effect change. We are very excited to host Pulitzer Prize winning journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein’s decades of sexual assault and abuse for the New York Times. Their book, “She Said, Breaking the Sexual Harrassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement,” revisits their landmark investigative reporting into sexual assault and the “complicity…

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