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December 2002

Send your event information to by the 15th of the month to have it included in the Currents. 1 SUNDAY CIRCLE A: RootSunday w/DJ Sheppy’s Classic Jazz LINNEMAN’S RIVERWESt inn: Royce Hall. PEACE action wisconsin: Sr. Dianna Ortiz Speaks. “No One Shall be Subjected To Torture.” 2-4 PM. Mt. Mary College Auditorium. 2900 N. Menomonee River Pkwy. CIRCLE A: Rockin’-A FRIDAY w/DJ Rob McCuen. VEGETARIAN POT LUCK: Sponsored by Milwaukee Area Resources for Vegetarianism. Friends Meeting House, 3224 N. Gordon Place. 5:30 PM. Free. Bring a dish to pass. 962-2703. Woodland Pattern: Music: Audiotrope. 2 PM. 2 MONDAY Bremen cafe: Open Jam. 6:30-11 PM. COA: Adult Basic Education/GED. 8:30-1:30 PM. Free. Call Wendy Green at 263-8383. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Sigmund Snopek. 9 PM. Free. PEACE action wisconsin: Milwaukee Coalition for a Just Peace meeting. 7 PM. Peace Action Center. 3 TUESDAY CIRCLE A: Savage Jook. COA: Adult Basic Education/GED. 8:30-1:30 PM. Free. Call Wendy Green at 263-8383. Family Drop-In Time: 9:30-11:30 AM. ONOPA BREW PUB: Mobile Sound Unit/ Ribbon Effect/Low Skies. $3. 10 PM. OUTCARE: Planned Parenthood Health Center in the LGBT Community Center. Gyn exams, STD screening and more. Walk in. 5:30-9:30 PM. 277-9370. PROJECT Q: Drop-in center, age 24 & under. 5-9:30 PM, LGBT Community Center. 223-3220. URBAN ecology center: Burdock Brigade. 9-11 AM. Free. Improve biodiversity by removing alien plant species. 4 WEDNESDAY Bremen cafe: The wonderful voice of Mariah. 8:30 PM. CIRCLE A: FreeForm w/DJs Opuszczony & Johnsin. COA: Adult Basic Education/GED. 8:30-1:30 PM. Free. Call Wendy Green at 263-8383. Family Drop-InTime: 9:30-11:30 AM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Acoustic Open Stage. Feature: Bluegrass Metal. MILWAUKEE catalyst: How do you know your child is learning? Testing and Assessments. 5:30-7 PM. PEACE ACTION WISCONSIN: Milwaukee Coalition for a Just Peace. 7 PM. Peace Action Center. SPIRITUAL path: Classes in Christian Mysticism. 3465 N. Fratney. 7:30-9 PM. Call Theresa: 962-6727. URBAN ecology center: Wednesday walks with Ken. Free. Call ahead to confirm: 964-8505 UWM Union theatre: The Puppet Master. 8 PM. $3/$4. 5 THURSDAY Bremen cafe: The forty string station of Jim Bartz. 8 PM. CIRCLE A: Warlock the JookBot. COA: Adult Basic Education/GED. 8:30-1:30 PM. Free. Call Wendy Green at 263-8383. Family Drop-InTime: 9:30-11:30 AM. FIRST THURSDAY COMMUNITY DRUMMING: Bring drums, shakers, bells, or just about anything that makes noise. We have lots of extra stuff for people to play. No experience necessary. Contacts: Russ Anderson at 414-962-5502 or Darrell Smith at 414-372-9758. Quaker Meeting House, 3224 N. Gordon Place. 7-9 PM. A small donation is appreciated. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: The Form. MAD PLANET: Mod Night, featuring the Noble Brothers. ONOPA BREW PUB: Mambo Surfers. URBAN ecology center: Early morning bird walks. 9 AM. Free. Call ahead to confirm: 964-8505. Riverside Camera club: 7-9 PM. This helps you enjoy nature in an artistic light. UWM Union theatre: The Puppet Master. 8 PM. $3/$4. 6 FRIDAY Bremen cafe: The music of Bob Olson, Edgar Allen Cash & Co. 8 PM. CIRCLE A: Rockin-A FRIDAY w/ DJ Lars’ Weird Garage. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Sammy Llanas (of the Bodeans). MAD PLANET: Retro Night. Music from the ’80s. ONOPA BREW PUB: Blue Valentine. OUTCARE: Planned Parenthood Health Center in the LGBT Community Center. Gyn exams, STD screening and more. Walk-in. 5:30-9:30 PM. 277-9370. PROJECT Q: Drop-in center, age 24 & under, for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender youth and their allies. 5-9:30 PM, LGBT Community Center. 223-3220. Peace Action wisconsin: Anti-War Vigil. Water & Wisconsin. 4-6 PM. UWM Union theatre: Alphaville. 8 PM. $3/$4. 7 SATURDAY BI DEFINITION: Milwaukee’s bisexual community organization, open to new members. Support, socials, activism, fun & discussions. 7 PM, LGBT Community Center. 299-9612. Bremen cafe: “Still Standing Proud,” the critically acclaimed Wiciwen Apis-Mahwaew a.k.a. Wade Fernandez. 8 PM. CIRCLE A: Psychedelic Psaturday w/DJ “Not I” Bill LIGHT up the neighborhood: Help decorate St. Casimir’s Church and the surrounding neighborhood for the Holidays. Sponsored by Bremen St. Area Block Clubs. Food and music. Bring white outdoor lights to donate; come and help; come and enjoy. 10 AM-6 PM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Heartsfield Acoustic Band.MAD PLANET: 21 & Over Dance Party & Ladies’ Night. Free admission. ONOPA BREW PUB: Hudson. Peace Action wisconsin: Annual Holiday Gift Sale at Friends Meeting House. 3224 N. Gordon Pl. 9 AM-5 PM. Benefits AFSC. Visit our Peace Action table. PROJECT Q: Drop-in center, age 24 & under. 5-9:30 PM, LGBT Community Center. 223-3220. tamarack community school:Holiday Fair. Arts, Crafts, Music and Food. 1150 E. Brady St. 11 AM – 4 PM. URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER: Science Saturdays. Learn scientific principles with activities, experiments or games. 10 AM-4 PM. Free. Burdock Brigade: 9-10:30 AM. Free. Improve biodiversity by removing alien plant species. UWM Union theatre: Alphaville. 8 PM. $3/$4. Woodland Pattern: Ann Waldman. 7 PM. Workshop 10 AM-Noon. 8 SUNDAY BREMEN cafe: Bob Olson & Edgar Allen Cash. CIRCLE A: RootSunday w/DJ Dollar Bill. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Royce Hall. ONOPA BREW PUB: Del Mar. PEACE ACTION WISCONSIN: Living Activism Benefit for Peace Action Wisconsin. Singer Robin Pluer in Concert. The Coffee House. 631 N. 19th St. 7:30 PM. Woodland Pattern: Annual Open House with special film screenings from UWM Film Department & Woodland Pattern Experimental Film & Video Series. 12-5 PM. 9 MONDAY Bremen cafe: Open Jam. 6:30-11 PM. COA: Adult Basic Education/GED. 8:30-1:30 PM. Free. Call Wendy Green at 263-8383. Family Drop-InTime: 9:30-11:30 AM.LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Melaniejane ONOPA BREW PUB: One Drum. Waldorf Information Evening: Prospective parents can learn more about the Waldorf curriculum. 7 PM. Tamarack Community School. 1150 E. Brady Street. Free. Contact: 277-0009. 10 TUESDAY CIRCLE A: Jook Savagery. COA: Adult Basic Education/GED. 8:30-1:30 PM. Free. Call Wendy Green at 263-8383. Family Drop-InTime: 9:30-11:30 AM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Royce Hall. 9 PM. Free. OUTCARE: Planned Parenthood Health Center in the LGBT Community Center. 1:30-9:30 PM. 277-9370. PROJECT Q: Drop-in center, age 24 & under. 5-9:30 PM, LGBT Community Center. 223-3220. RIVERWEST NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: Monthly Meeting and Holiday Gathering. YMCA CDC Office, 604 E. Center. 7 PM. URBAN ecology center: Burdock Brigade: 9-11 AM. Free. Improve biodiversity by removing alien plant species. Reptiles and Amphibians in the City. Speaker Kathleen Manke, Alverno college Intern. 7 to 8:30 PM. For Adults. Free. Call 964-8505 to register before December 9. UWM Union theatre: Peggey and Fred in Hell. 7 PM. Free. 11 WEDNESDAY Bremen cafe: The music of Richard Pinney. 8 PM. CIRCLE A: FreeForm w/ Jason Todd & Old Man Malcolm. COA: Adult Basic Education/GED. 8:30-1:30 PM. Free. Call Wendy Green at 263-8383. Family Drop-InTime: 9:30-11:30 AM LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Acoustic Open Stage. Feature: Aaron Bergtron. PEACE ACTION WISCONSIN: Columbia Committee Meeting. 7 PM. Peace Action Center. SHANTY sing-out: Song circle of sea songs led by David HB Drake, Shantyman for the tallship “Dennis Sullivan.” (Bring your own refreshments and musical instruments) Pier Wisconsin, 500 N. Harbor Drive (east end of Michigan Ave.) 7 PM. Free. SPIRITUAL path: Classes in Christian Mysticism. 3465 N. Fratney. 7:30-9 PM. Call Theresa: 962-6727. URBAN ecology center: Wednesday walks with Ken. Free. Call ahead to confirm: 964-8505 UWM Union theatre: Zelig. 8 PM. $3/$4. 12 Thursday Bremen cafe: THEBES. 8 PM. CIRCLE A: Roll-Yer-Own Classic LP Spin. COA: Adult Basic Education/GED. 8:30-1:30 PM. Free. Call Wendy Green at 263-8383. Family Drop-InTime: 9:30-11:30 AM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Keedy & Royce Hall. MAD PLANET: Mod Night, featuring the Noble Brothers. ONOPA BREW PUB: The Muldoons. OUTCARE: Planned Parenthood Health Center in the LGBT Community Center. Gyn exams, STD screening and more. Walk-in. 5:30-9:30 PM. 277-9370. PROJECT Q: Drop-in center, age 24 & under. 5-9:30 PM, LGBT Community Center. 223-3220. URBAN ecology center: Early morning bird walks. 9 AM. Free. Call ahead to confirm: 964-8505. UWM Union theatre: Zelig. 8 PM. $3/$4. 13 FRIDAY Bremen cafe: The music of Bob Olson, Edgar Allen Cash & Co. 8 PM. CIRCLE A: Rockin’-A FRIDAY w/Nato & John Hands-On.LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Lil Rev. MAD PLANET: Retro Night. Music from the ’80s.ONOPA BREW PUB: The Horn Band. OUTCARE: Planned Parenthood Health Center in the LGBT Community Center. 1:30-9:30 PM. 277-9370. PROJECT Q: Drop-in center, age 24 & under. 5-9:30 PM, LGBT Community Center. 223-3220. SAGE: Seniors Active in A Gay Environment. 6:30-8:30 PM, LGBT Community Center. 271-0378. Peace Action WISCONSIN: Anti-War Vigil. Water & Wisconsin. 4-6 PM. 14 SATURDAY Bremen cafe: IO. 8 PM. CIRCLE A: Psychedelic Psaturday w/ Grendel’s Psound Collage. Holiday Cookie & Bake Sale: Riverwest Catholic Faith Community of St. Casimir & St. Mary Czestochowa. St. Casimir, 924 E. Clarke. 10 AM-2 PM. (Deliver baked goods on Fri.,Dec. 13, 7 AM-7 PM) LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Sammy Llanas (of the Bodeans).MAD PLANET: 21 & Over Dance Party & Ladies’ Night. Free admission. MILWAUKEE catalyst: The Advocate in You. 10 AM-Noon. ONOPA BREW PUB: Salt Creek w/ The Wood Ticks. PROJECT Q: Drop-in center, age 24 & under. 5-9:30 PM, LGBT Community Center. 223-3220. riverwest Co-op Spaghetti Dinner Benefit: Falcon Bowl, 801 E. Clarke. 5-8 PM. Adults: $7, Under 12: $3. Under 5: Free. Urban Ecology Center: Little Wild Yards Group at Schlitz Audobon Nature Center. Call 964-4481 for information and carpool. Christmas Bird Count. 8:30 AM – Noon. Call for information. 15 SUNDAY CIRCLE A: RootSunday w/ DJs Billy Boy Brad & Deputy. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Xmas Party with Sixty Watt Sarah/Riverwest Accordion Club/Royce Hall/Sigmund Snopek. 8 PM. Woodland Pattern: Alternating Currents Live: Michael Colligan and Kevin Drumm. 7 PM. 16 MONDAY Bremen cafe: Open Jam. 6:30-11 PM. COA: Adult Basic Education/GED. 8:30-1:30 PM. Free. Call Wendy Green at 263-8383.LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Sigmund Snopek. URBAN ecology center: Vegetarian Pot Luck. 6:30-8 PM. Call to register. 17 Tuesday BI DEFINITION: Milwaukee’s bisexual community organization, open to new members. Support, socials, activism, fun & discussions. 7 PM, LGBT Community Center. 299-9612. Bremen cafe: Living Blues of the Legendary Joe R. 8 PM. CIRCLE A: Savage Jookery. COA: Adult Basic Education/GED. 8:30-1:30 PM. Free. Call Wendy Green at 263-8383. Family Drop-InTime: 9:30-11:30 AM. OUTCARE: Planned Parenthood Health Center in the LGBT Community Center. 1:30-9:30 PM. 277-9370. PROJECT Q: Drop-in center, age 24 & under. 5-9:30 PM, LGBT Community Center. 223-3220. TAMARACK community school: Waldorf Information Evening. 7 PM. Call 277-0009 to pre-register. URBAN ecology center: Burdock Brigade. 9-11 AM. Free. Improve biodiversity by removing alien plant species. UWM Union theatre: Corpus Callosum. 7 PM. Free. 18 WEDNESDAY Bremen cafe: The wonderful voice of Mariah. 8:30 PM. CIRCLE A: FreeForm w/Chuk Le Fuk & Lo Freq. COA: Adult Basic Education/GED. 8:30-1:30 PM. Free. Call Wendy Green at 263-8383. Family Drop-InTime: 9:30-11:30 AM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Acoustic Open Stage. Feature: Zake. SPIRITUAL path: Classes in Christian Mysticism. 3465 N. Fratney. 7:30-9 PM. Call Theresa: 962-6727.URBAN ecology center: Wednesday walks with Ken. Free. Call ahead to confirm: 964-8505. UWM Union theatre: Citizen Kane. 8 PM. $3/$4. 19 THURSDAY Bremen cafe: The music of Richard Pinney. 8 PM. CIRCLE A: JookBot Warlock. COA: Adult Basic Education/GED. 8:30-1:30 PM. Free. Call Wendy Green at 263-8383. Family Drop-InTime: 9:30-11:30 AM. MAD PLANET: Mod Night, featuring the Noble Brothers. ONOPA BREW PUB: lil’ Rev and John Nicholson. URBAN ecology center: Early morning bird walks. 9 AM. Free. Call ahead to confirm: 964-8505. UWM Union theatre: Citizen Kane. 8 PM. $3/$4. 20 FRIDAY Bremen cafe: The music of Bob Olson, Edgar Allen Cash & Co. 8 PM. CIRCLE A: Rockin’-A FRIDAY w/DJ Jonny Z. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Keedy & Royce Hall. MAD PLANET: Retro Night. Music from the ’80s. NEW ENGLAND contra dance: Caller: Tom Senior of Chicago. Music by Maria Terres and Craig Siemsen. Irish Cultural and Heritage Center of Wisconsin, 2133 W. Wisconsin. 8-11 PM. Lessons at 7:30. $6. Call 962-3089 for information. ONOPA BREW pub: The Hi Lonesomes. OUTCARE: Planned Parenthood Health Center in the LGBT Community Center. 1:30-9:30 PM. 277-9370. PROJECT Q: Drop-in center, age 24 & under. 5-9:30 PM, LGBT Community Center. 223-3220. SAGE: Seniors Active in A Gay Environment. 6:30-8:30 PM, LGBT Community Center. 271-0378. Peace Action wisconsin:Anti-War Vigil. Water & Wisconsin. 4-6 PM. URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER: A Celebration of Light: Candlewalk and evening of music in Riverside Park. 7-9 PM. Free. 21 SATURDAY Bremen cafe: Zoe’s Fashion Show. 7 PM. CIRCLE A: Psychedelic Psaturday w/Izod Brothers & MicroKnot. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Little Jimmy & The Blackbirds.MAD PLANET: 21 & Over Dance Party & Ladies’ Night. Free admission. MILWAUKEE catalyst: Parent Support Group. 10 AM-Noon. ONOPA BREW PUB: Jim Liban. URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER: Science Saturdays. Learn scientific principles with activities, experiments or games. 10 AM-4 PM. Free. Burdock Brigade. 9-10:30 AM. Free. Improve biodiversity by removing alien plant species. 22 SUNDAY CIRCLE A: RootSunday Solstice w/ Cousin Carrrrrl. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Royce Hall. 23 MONDAY Bremen cafe: Open Jam. 6:30-11 PM COA: Adult Basic Education/GED. 8:30-1:30 PM. Free. Call Wendy Green at 263-8383. 24 TUESDAY CIRCLE A: Xmas Eve Jook w/Sheppy’sSurprise Package. 25 WEDNESDAY Merry Christmas! CIRCLE A: Post-Family Nausea FreeForm w/john.bts.wrkng. Open at 10 PM. 26 THURSDAY CIRCLE A: Special Boxing Day Roll-Yer-Own: Resurrection of DoorMouse, w/Bacon Manager. COA: Adult Basic Education/GED. 8:30-1:30 PM. Free. Call Wendy Green at 263-8383. Family Drop-InTime: 9:30-11:30 AM. MAD PLANET: Mod Night, featuring the Noble Brothers. URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER: Burdock Brigade. Dress for the weather. Tools provided. 9-10:30 AM. Free. 27 FRIDAY Bremen cafe: The music of Bob Olson, Edgar Allen Cash & Co. 8 PM. CIRCLE A: Rockin’-A FRIDAY w/Retired Punk Rocker. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: The Lovelies. MAD PLANET: Retro Night. Music from the ’80s. ONOPA BREW PUB: The Peacemakers. OUTCARE: Planned Parenthood Health Center in the LGBT Community Center. 1:30-9:30 PM. 277-9370. PROJECT Q: Drop-in center, age 24 & under. 5-9:30 PM, LGBT Community Center. 223-3220. SAGE: Seniors Active in A Gay Environment. 6:30-8:30 PM, LGBT Community Center. 271-0378. Peace Action wisconsin: Anti-War Vigil. Water & Wisconsin. 4-6 PM. 28 SATURDAY CIRCLE A: Psychedelic Psaturday w/ Headsets’ PfreakOut LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: The Mosleys.MAD PLANET: 21 & Over Dance Party & Ladies’ Night. Free admission. ONOPA BREW PUB: The Nelsonics. PROJECT Q: Drop-in center, age 24 & under. 5-9:30 PM, LGBT Community Center. 223-3220. URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER: Science Saturdays. Learn scientific principles with activities, experiments or games. 10 AM-4 PM. Free. 29 SUNDAY CIRCLE A: FifthRootSunday w/TBA. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Royce Hall. 30 MONDAY COA: Adult Basic Education/GED. 8:30-1:30 PM. Free. Call Wendy Green at 263-8383. 31 TUESDAY NEW year’s eve! CIRCLE A: New Year’s Jook: “Up All Night” w/Tag-Team DJs Sheppy, Chuk Le Fuk, Bobby Rivera, GlamourPuss, LoneStar, john.bts.wrking, Dirty, Warlock… LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: The Danglers & Vegas. ONOPA BREW PUB: The Westfall w/Del Mar. Riverwest Currents – Volume 1 – Issue 11 – December 2002