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January 2003

Send your event information to by the 15th of the month to have it included in the Currents. 1 WEDNESDAY 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. After School Activities: Ages 7 to 18. 2:30-7:30 PM. GREAT lake ZEN center: Buddhist Peace Fellowship Celebration. 10 AM-Noon. Regular Practice. 7:30 PM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Acoustic Open Stage. SPIRITUAL path: Classes in Christian Mysticism. 3465 N. Fratney. 7:30-9 PM. Call Theresa: 962-6727. 2 THURSDAY 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. After School Activities: Ages 7 to 18. 2:30-7:30 PM. 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. MAD PLANET: Mod Night, featuring the Noble Brothers. PEACE ACTION CENTER: Draft Counseling Training. 7 PM. 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. 3 FRIDAY Bremen cafe: Music by Bob Olson. 8 PM. COA: After School Activities: Ages 7-18. 2:30-7:30 PM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Jessi the Mont Messy Hour. 5:30-7:30 PM. Brian Burghardt Band. 10 PM. MAD PLANET: Retro Night. Music from the ’80s. ONOPA BREW PUB: Moving Parts. 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. 4SATURDAY BI DEFINITION: Milwaukee’s bisexual community organization, open to new members. Support, socials, activism, fun & discussions. 7 PM, LGBT Community Center. 299-9612. GREAT lake ZEN center: Regular Practice. 8 AM. PEACE ACTION CENTER: Draft Counseling Training (Repeat). 7 PM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Bill CamplinMAD PLANET: 21 & Over Dance Party & Ladies’ Night. Free admission. ONOPA BREW PUB: The Uptown Savages. 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. Animal Feeding: 1 PM. Free. Burdock Brigade: 9-10:30 AM. Free. Improve biodiversity by removing alien plant species. 5 SUNDAY LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Royce Hall. URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER: Skiing, Snowshoeing, Sledding. 9:30 AM. 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. 6 MONDAY Bremen cafe: Open Jam. 7-11 PM. COA: Adult Basic Education/GED. 8:30-1:30 PM. Free. Call Wendy Green at 263-8383. After School Activities: Ages 7-18. 2:30-7:30 PM.GREAT lake ZEN center: Regular Practice. 7:30 PM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Sigmund Snopek. ONOPA BREW PUB: Karoke. PEACE ACTION CENTER: Milwaukee Coalition for a Just Peace meeting. 7 PM. RIVERWEST PARK TRUST: Planning Committee Meeting. COA, 5:15 PM. 7 TUESDAY 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. Family Lunch Bunch: 11:30-1:30 PM. After School Activities: Ages 7-8. 2:30-7:30 PM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Ben & Seamus. 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. URBAN ecology center: Burdock Brigade: 9-11 AM. Free. Improve biodiversity by removing alien plant species. 8 WEDNESDAY Bremen cafe: The wonderful voice of Mariah. 8 PM. 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. After School Activities: Ages 7-18. 2:30-7:30 PM. GREAT lake ZEN center: Regular Practice. 7:30 PM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Acoustic Open Stage. Feature: David Taffet. 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. 9 THURSDAY Bremen cafe: Forty String Station of Jim Bartz. 8 PM. 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. After School Activities: Ages 7-18. 2:30-7:30 PM. MAD PLANET: Mod Night, featuring the Noble Brothers. ONOPA BREW PUB: Chris Gustaphson Quartet. 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. Riverside Snowshoe Hike. 6 PM. 10 FRIDAY Bremen cafe: Music by Bob Olson. 8 PM. COA: After School Activities: Ages 7-18. 2:30-7:30 PM.LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Jessi the Mont Messy Hour. 5:30-7:30 PM. Ashcan School. 10 PM. MAD PLANET: Retro Night. Music from the ’80s.ONOPA BREW PUB: Leval Blessing w/ Segue. 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. 11 SATURDAY COA: Cooks R Us: Kids and Cooking. GREAT lake ZEN center: Regular Practice. 8 AM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Little Jimmy & The Blackbirds. Opener: Melaniejane. MAD PLANET: 21 & Over Dance Party & Ladies’ Night. Free admission. ONOPA BREW PUB: Boney Fingers. 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. Animal Feeding: 1 PM. Free. The Secret Life of Crows (at Lake Park). 3 PM. 12 SUNDAY LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Royce Hall. PEACE ACTION CENTER: Nonviolence Training for those interested in nonviolent civil disobedience or being a support person for those risking arrest. 2-5 PM. Call 964-5158 for information. URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER: Story Time in the Park. 2 PM. Living Activism Night at the Coffee House. 7:30 PM. 13 MONDAY Bremen cafe: Open Jam. 7-11 PM. COA: Adult Basic Education/GED. 8:30-1:30 PM. Free. Call Wendy Green at 263-8383. After School Activities: Ages 7-18. 2:30-7:30 PM.GREAT lake ZEN center: Regular Practice. 7:30 PM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Melaniejane. PEACE ACTION CENTER: Disarmament Committee meeting. 7 PM. 14 TUESDAY BI DEFINITION: Milwaukee’s bisexual community organization, open to new members. Support, socials, activism, fun & discussions. 7 PM, LGBT Community Center. 299-9612. 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. Family Lunch Bunch: 11:30-1:30 PM. After School Activities: Ages 7-18. 2:30-7:30 PM. “Mom Says Yes, Dad Says No, Guess Who Gets to Run the Show?” Family parenting and activities. 6-7:30 PM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Ben & Seamus. OUTCARE: Planned Parenthood Health Center in the LGBT Community Center. 1:30-9:30 PM. 277-9370. PEACE ACTION CENTER: Columbia Committee meeting. 7 PM. PROJECT Q: Drop-in center, age 24 & under. 5-9:30 PM, LGBT Community Center. 223-3220. RIVERWEST NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: Monthly Meeting. YMCA CDC Office, 604 E. Center. 7 PM. TAMARACK COMMUNITY SCHOOL: Waldorf Information Evening. 7 PM. Free. Call to pre-register. URBAN ecology center: Burdock Brigade. 9-11 AM. Free. Improve biodiversity by removing alien plant species. An American Naturalist in Cuba. 7 PM. 15 WEDNESDAY Bremen cafe: The wonderful voice of Mariah. 8:30 PM. 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. After School Activities: Ages 7-18. 2:30-7:30 PM. GREAT lake ZEN center: Regular Practice. 7:30 PM LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Acoustic Open Stage. Feature: Glenn. PEACE ACTION CENTER: Middle East Committee Meeting. 7 PM. RIVERWEST CURRENTS BENEFIT: Taste Emcees at Onopa Brew Pub. $5. 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. Sustainable Living group. 7 PM. 16 THURSDAY Bremen cafe: Richard Pinney. 8 PM. 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. After School Activities: Ages 7-18. 2:30-7:30 PM. MAD PLANET: Mod Night, featuring the Noble Brothers. Milwaukee public Schools Community Open House: “Our Lights Are On.” All MPS schools. 6-9 PM. ONOPA BREW PUB: Rutabaga Blue. URBAN ecology center: Early morning bird walks. 9 AM. Free. Call ahead to confirm: 964-8505. ROMP 4 Dogs. 7 PM. 17-18 FRI-SAT MOBILIZING FOR NONVIOLENCE: Statewide conference. Edgewood College, 1000 Edgewood Dr., Madison. Keynote speaker: civil rights leader Dr. C.T. Vivian. $20 plus $25 for food. Contact Wisconsin Council of Churches, 750 Windsor St., #301, Sun Prairie, WI 53590, 608-837-3108. 17 FRIDAY Bremen cafe: Music by Bob Olson. 8 PM. COA: After School Activities: Ages 7-18. 2:30-7:30 PM. Family Pot Luck. 6-7:30 PM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Jessi the Mont Messy Hour. 5:30-7:30 PM. Angie Said Red. 10 PM. MAD PLANET: Retro Night. Music from the ’80s. ONOPA BREW pub: The Kisses. 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. 18 SATURDAY Bremen cafe: The original music of Jessi Lemont. 8 PM. GREAT lake ZEN center: Regular Practice. 8 AM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Salt Creek.MAD PLANET: 21 & Over Dance Party & Ladies’ Night. Free admission. ONOPA BREW PUB: Recycled Future. PEACE ACTION CENTER: Anti-War Rally: A King Day Call for Peace – In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Milwaukee City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Wells. 1 PM. THE TASTING ROOM: Pulaski Playground Benefit w/ Spade Cooley. 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. Animal Feeding. 1 PM. Snowshoe at Kettle Moraine. 10:30 AM. 19 SUNDAY LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Royce Hall. URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER: Sunday Walk with Families. 2 PM. 20 MONDAY Bremen cafe: Open Jam. 7-11 PM. COA: Adult Basic Education/GED. 8:30-1:30 PM. Free. Call Wendy Green at 263-8383. After School Activities: Ages 7-18. 2:30-7:30 PM. GREAT lake ZEN center: Regular Practice. 7:30 PM. KING DAY MARCH FOR JUSTICE: 12 Noon to 1 PM. Meet at 3rd and Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. Walk to Dr. King’s statue on 3rd and Walnut. Sponsored by Peace Action, Milwaukee Area Green Party and other local groups. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Sigmund Snopek. ONOPA BREW pub: Karoke. PEACE ACTION CENTER: Milwaukee Coalition for a Just Peace Meeting. 7 PM. URBAN ecology center: Vegetarian Pot Luck. 6:30-8 PM. Call to register. 21 TUESDAY 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. Family Lunch Bunch: 11:30-1:30 PM. After School Activities: Ages 7-18. 2:30-7:30 PM. CUBA COALITION MEETING: Central United Methodist Church, 639 N. 25th St. Contact 273-1040 ext.12. 7 PM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Ben & Seamus. URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER: Burdock Brigade. 9 AM. Owl Prowl. 7 PM. 22 WEDNESDAY Bremen cafe: Richard Pinney. 8 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. After School Activities: Ages 7-18. 2:30-7:30 PM. GREAT lake ZEN center: Regular Practice. 7:30 PM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Acoustic Open Stage. Feature: Tyson Wyant. ONOPA BREW pub: Dub Night. OUR space benefit: Showing of the Anthony Petullo Collection of Self-Taught & Outsider Art. 312 E. Buffalo St., Suite 200. 5:30-8:30 PM. Suggested donation $25 individual, $40 couple. URBAN ecology center: Wednesday walks with Ken. Free. Call ahead to confirm: 964-8505. 23 THURSDAY Bremen cafe: Thebes. 8 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. After School Activities: Ages 7-18. 2:30-7:30 PM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Jon Burks & Friends. MAD PLANET: Mod Night, featuring the Noble Brothers. ONOPA BREW pub: Salt Creek. TAMARACK COMMUNITY SCHOOL: Waldorf Kindergarten Drop-In. 1:30-2:30 PM. Free. Call to pre-register. URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER: Early morning bird walks. 9 AM. Free. Call ahead to confirm: 964-8505. 24 FRIDAY ANTI-ROTC VIGIL: Marquette U., 12th and Wisconsin. Sponsored by Casa Maria Catholic Worker Community. 1:20-2:20 PM. 344-5745 Bremen cafe: Music by Bob Olson. 8 PM. CEILI FOR PEACE!: Celtic Music and Dancing. Benefits peace Action Wisconsin, the Ulster Project and Casa Maria House of Hospitality. Irish Cultural & Heritage Center, 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. 6:30 PM Concert by Ceol Cairde. $8 or $6 and two non-perishable food items, low income $4, children $3. COA: After School Activities: Ages 7-18. 2:30-7:30 PM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Jessi the Mont Messy Hour. 5:30-7:30 PM. Acoustic Showcase with Melaniejane, Heidi Spencer, Stephanie Dosen, Sara Pace. 10 PM. MAD PLANET: Retro Night. Music from the ’80s. ONOPA BREW PUB: Josh Ramen and the Big Escape. 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. 25 SATURDAY COA: SNOW: Fun with Snow in Many Forms…Stories and Art. Bring your hat and mittens! Birth to Age 6. 10 AM-Noon. GREAT lake ZEN center: Regular Practice. 8 AM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Thomas James Vollman. MAD PLANET: 21 & Over Dance Party & Ladies’ Night. Free admission. ONOPA BREW PUB: Mrs. Fun. PEACE ACTION CENTER: Peace Action Steering Committee Planning Day. 9:30 AM-3:30 PM. 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. Volunteer Orientation. 10 AM. Animal Feeding. 1 PM. Candlelight Ski and Hike. 5 PM. 26 SUNDAY LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Royce Hall. URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER: Center open 12-4 PM. 27 MONDAY Bremen cafe: Open Jam. 7-11 PM COA: Adult Basic Education/GED. 8:30-1:30 PM. Free. Call Wendy Green at 263-8383. After School Activities: Ages 7-18. 2:30-7:30 PM. GREAT lake ZEN center: Regular Practice. 7:30 PM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Amy Rohan. 28 TUESDAY 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. Family Lunch Bunch: 11:30-1:30 PM. After School Activities: Ages 7-18. 2:30-7:30 PM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Ben & Seamus. URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER: Burdock Brigade. 9 AM. Clean Water in Milwaukee: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We Are Going. 7 PM. 29 WEDNESDAY CIRCLE A: Fifth-Wednesday Almost-Grand Re-Opening w/ WOODEN ROBOT. 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. After School Activities: Ages 7-18. 2:30-7:30 PM. GREAT lake ZEN center: Regular Practice. 7:30 PM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Acoustic Open Stage. Feature: MRI and the Bluegrass Three. SPIRITUAL path: Classes in Christian Mysticism. 3465 N. Fratney. 7:30-9 PM. Call Theresa: 962-6727. PEACE ACTION CENTER: Dick Cheney Speaks in Madison! Big demonstration mid-day at Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison. Information about bus from Milwaukee call Peace Action 964-5158. URBAN ecology center: Wednesday walks with Ken. Free. Call ahead to confirm: 964-8505. 30 THURSDAY CIRCLE A: FifThursday New-and-Improved Loser-Friendly Warlock Challenge. 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. After School Activities: Ages 7-18. 2:30-7:30 PM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Jessi Lamont & Friends. MAD PLANET: Mod Night, featuring the Noble Brothers. ONOPA BREW PUB: Flamenco w/Peter Baime. URBAN ecology center: Early morning bird walks. 9 AM. Free. Call ahead to confirm: 964-8505. Urban Stargazers. 7 PM. 31 FRIDAY Bremen cafe: Music by Bob Olson. 8 PM. CIRCLE A: Rockin’ A Fifth Friday w/DJ Jonny Z. COA: After School Activities: Ages 7-18. 2:30-7:30 PM. LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN: Jessi the Mont Messy Hour. 5:30-7:30 PM. Eclectic Vibe. 10 PM. MAD PLANET: Retro Night. Music from the ’80s. ONOPA BREW pub: Western Box Turtles 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. FEB 2 Sunday TAMARACK COMMUNITY SCHOOL: Waldorf Open House. 1-4 PM. Free. Call to pre-register. FEB 9 Sunday Riverwest Currents Fundraiser: Desperate Measures String Band at Onopa Brew Pub. 7 PM. $5.