DAC Digest April 23 – May 3

Hello. Here is this week’s Digital Arts & Culture Digest. It will look a little different for the rest of the semester. We are happy to have you send us your comments or items to include. Thanks for your engagement and empowerment! We hope everyone is healthy and doing well.

Thursday, April 23 – Sunday, May 3


Milwaukee Bucks Webinar “So You Want to Work in Sports?”

3 pm – 4:30 pm

During this webinar, they will discuss topics such as what it takes to work in sports and how to get your first chance to work in the sports industry. You will have the opportunity to hear from several representatives who have experience in departments such as the medical team, sales, human resources, community relations, marketing, and reporting.


Nō Studios Unplugged with Mad Rogues Theatre Company

5 pm

Grab a drink and join the online birthday party celebrating the life and work of William Shakespeare, presented by Mad Rogues Theatre Company in collaboration with Nō Studios and the Milwaukee Theatre Alliance. Talented artists from across our community will present some of their favorite snippets of Shakespeare in a hosted video variety show, not only as a tribute to the Bard, but also as a benefit performance for the Imagine MKE Artist Relief Fund.



Virtual MAM After Dark – Pajama Party

7 pm – 11 pm

Join your friends online for a night like no other. Though the Museum is closed, they are hosting Virtual MAM After Dark within the Facebook event. RSVP today, and tune in as they livestream workshops, trivia, and musical performances. Plus, shop works by local artists online and enter to win exciting prizes.



Virtual Forward Music Festival

The goal of the virtual festival is to raise money for Cactus Club, The Cooperage, and X-Ray Arcade, who are hurting right now due to COVID-19. The three-day fest will take place Friday, April 24 – Sunday, April 26 on Instagram Live and Twitch. Participating artists include Klassik, REYNA, and Rose of the West.




12 pm – 1 pm

NEWaukee talks with Claire Koenig, Communications Manager at Visit Milwaukee. They share stories of Milwaukeeans coming together to support one another and local businesses during this tremendously difficult time. They’ll also discuss ways Visit Milwaukee is helping support the community, resources available for Milwaukee residents and #GoodThingsBrewing in the city.


Virtual Band Showcase

6 pm – 7 pm

Join CAB at 6:00 p.m. on Instagram Live for their VIRTUAL band showcase. The event is free/open to the greater UWM community.



Backstage Skill Share: Screenwriting + Producing w/ Michael Starrbury

12 pm – 1 pm

Michael Starrbury most recently co-wrote part 4 of the Netflix limited series When They See Us (2019), which earned him his first Emmy nomination and earned a Humanitas Prize. He is currently the show-runner of an untitled Netflix series and writing an action-comedy for New Line starring Jermaine Fowler and Lil Rel. Previously, he was an Independent Spirit Award nominee for writing the Sundance hit The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (2013) which sold to Lionsgate, and also co-created the Comedy Central series The Legends of Chamberlain Heights, which ran for 2 seasons.


Great Books Roundtable Discussion: David Mulroy’s new translation of Lysistrata by Aristophanes 

7 pm – 9 pm

On a secure Zoom session. No expertise or prerequisites are required. It is only asked that you read the selected text. As the focus is on David’s translation, please use his text to prepare for discussion. A PDF version is available here. David has also supplied an introduction to his translation, if you wish to read this (but it is not necessary for the discussion). If you think you will be attending the session, please send an email to maxyela@uwm.edu about your intention to attend (even if you decide later not to attend).



ForeFront featuring Josh Shefner, Founder/CEO of Agricycle 

4 pm – 5 pm

Join Jeremy Fojut, Co-Founder of NEWaukee, and Alexa Alfaro, Co-Founder of Meat on the Street, for a recurring inclusive and immersive small business show that tells stories of local entrepreneurs and the communities they reside in.



Virtual Social Good Morning: Social Innovation During Social Distancing

9 am – 10:30 am

Social Good Morning presents a discussion with Dr. Anne Basting and other innovators on Social Innovation during a time of Social Distancing. Start the morning off with open networking, music, and BYOC (bring your own coffee), then enjoy a discussion with local leaders led by Mark Fairbanks (UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center Social Entrepreneur in Residence).




Covid-19 MKE

The project aims to document how the Milwaukee area is experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. It was built by students in Professor Christopher D. Cantwell’s “Local History Research Methods” class and is hosted by the Golda Meir Library at UWM. All of the material on the site, however, was contributed by members of the greater Milwaukee community. Your contribution is welcome.




Coronavirus & Society

Social Sciences & Humanities Open is asking for reflective contributions on the impact of COVID-19, and the changes we may expect to see going forward. As a multidisciplinary social science and humanities journal, their consideration is on the social and cultural implications of this unprecedented moment. They are interested in receiving both empirical research – such as it may be conducted in these times – and (shorter) theoretical and critical commentaries on the longer term – and present – implications of the coronavirus. Submissions may be from any social science or humanities discipline, and they welcome interdisciplinary reflections. Papers should be submitted to the journal section ‘Covid-19’. You may submit either a full-length research article (up to 8000 words, excluding references) or a shorter commentary piece (max 4000 words, including references). If you are interested in submitting, you may make enquiries about the suitability of your manuscript via SSAHO@elsevier.com.



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