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This Weekend in Riverwest! 2/27-

====================== FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 ====================== GREAT LAKE ZEN CENTER, Locust & Bremen, 7:30PM Public talk with Zen Master Dae Kwang. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Vera Dierdre, 8PM, $2. “Rockin’ A Friday” w/Kill-A-Watts Family DJs, 10PM. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM Ben Weaver w/Cory Hart & Keith Bairele, $5. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Andrew Gilles & The Mob. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney B.L.A.X. w/Xperience, DJ Knotts & Open Mic to benefit Hunger Task Force. ======================= SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 28 ======================= ST. CASIMIR SCHOOL, Bremen & Clarke, NOON & 1:30PM Spanish Class MAD PLANET, Center & Booth The Meteah Strike, This Holiday Season, Truth In Fiction, Sunshine Harrison, 5PM. All Ages. Holy Mary Motorcycle Club CD Release, The Danger, Doom Buggy & 1984, 10PM, 21+. Secure parking. CLAMOR MUSIC FESTIVAL, 6PM-2AM At Bucketworks, 1319 W. Martin Luther King Dr. All Ages, $5. Celebrate independent music, independent media, and community organizations here in Milwaukee. Come meet your neighbors and people from all corners of the city during this festive night of music! CLAMOR/DIRECTIONS Bucketworks, 1319 W. Martin Luther King Dr. (large brick building located just north of downtown on the corner of McKinley Ave. The entrance is on the South side of the building in the parking lot that faces towards the giant mountains of what used to be a highway). CLAMOR/MUSIC: Taste Emcees featuring Armagideon (Hip Hop) Cache (Salsa Latin American Rhythms) Motion Disorderz Crew (Breakdancing Crew) Sarai (Acapelo) JoAnn Riedl (Folk/Punk) Signaldrift (Experimental) People Again (Punk) Chip Cruz (Eclectic) CLAMOR/GROUPS/INDEPENDENT MEDIA TABLING: Latino Community Center, Strive Media, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Peace Action Center, Walkers Point Center for the Arts, Riverwest Food Co-op, Milwaukee IMC (Independent Media Center), Education for the People, Coleta’s Pizza Collective, Riverwest Currents, Milwaukee Venue Project, Echo Zine Distribution, AK Press, Milwaukee Bicycle Collective, Glimmer of Hope Book Distribution, Food Not Bombs, Green Dragon Cafi, Riverwurst Comics, Milwaukee I.W.W., Animal Defense League, Fashion Ninja, The Hotboards, UPROC, Riverwest Film and Video TAMARACK COMMUNITY SCHOOL, Brady & Humboldt, 7-11PM A Midwinter Night’s Party & benefit featuring One Drum, jazz from Keith Watling & friends, Barika Bellydance. International hors d’oeuvres & desserts. Silent auction. Tickets: $25, or $40 for 2 tickets. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM Angie Said Red, $5, smoke-free show. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil, 10PM Psychedelic Psaturday: w/Lemonie Fresh. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Neverstatic w/guests Waxing Gibbons & Union Pulse. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney New Flavor Reggae. UPTOWNER, Center & Humboldt The Nelsonics w/The Setbacks. ====================== SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 29 ====================== MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 5PM The Unseen, The Virus, Invalid, Living Dread. All Ages. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Chip Cruz & Friends, 8PM, $2. RootSunday w/Trail Boss Tim Cook, 10PM. QUARTERS, Center & Bremen, 9:30PM-1:30AM Mighty Django Hi-Fi w/selectors Eric Blowtorch & Joe the Ambassador. ====================================================== UPCOMING WEEKEND EVENTS ====================================================== =================== FRIDAY, MARCH 5: =================== BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM Graham Lindsey enthusiasts, GL will be playing Bremen Cafe on Fri. March 5th, kicking off his new tour. ===================== SATURDAY, MARCH 6: ===================== SNAIL’S CROSSING MEETING, 9AM-NOON Help glaze tiles and review progress on the park project. Pizza at noon. Beginning Dreams Forever, Burleigh & Bremen. BREWERY CREDIT UNION, 70TH ANNUAL MEETING, 10AM BCU Annual Business Meeting Klemmer’s Banquet Center 10401 W. Oklahoma Ave. 10AM – Registion 10:30 – Meeting Starts Lunch follows meeting. FREE for credit union members. Call 414/273-3170 x22 or email to register. The Nominating Committee has nominated incumbents Kevin Flaherty (a Riverwester), William Druck, and Larry O’Neil to the 3 available terms. Everyone who has been a member for at least 90 days may vote. Remember to bring your ID. — WINTER FARMERS MARKET To Benefit Harvest of Hope Saturday, March 6 12:007:00 p.m. Our Lady of Divine Providence Catholic Parish (St. Casimir Site in Riverwest) 924 E. Clark St. (enter parking lot on Weil St. between Clark and Center; use door between the church and school) 12:00 p.m. Speaker: Tony EndsEating as a Matter of Faith: Sustainable Agriculture and Christianity 1:00-7:00 p.m. Farmers Market Benefit Growers to donate at least 10% of sales to Harvest of Hope Fund, an emergency fund that helps Wisconsin farmers through bleak times. (For more info, see near the bottom of this email.) ======================= SUNDAY, MARCH 7: ======================= ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE BOCK, NOON-4:30PM The annual Blessing of the Bock. will be performed as part of The Milwaukee Beer Festival at Serb Memorial Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Av., Sunday, March 7 from noon till 4:30 p.m. (For more info, see press release at the bottom of this email.) ======================= SATURDAY, MARCH 13 ======================= RIVERWEST FINE ART FAIR, 10AM-6PM Bayshore Mall, sponsored by Riverwest Artists Association. THE COFFEE HOUSE, 631 N. 19th (& Wisconsin) Iberian Spanish flamenco dancers perform “La Luna Gitana”. ======================= SUNDAY, MARCH 14 ======================= RIVERWEST FINE ART FAIR, 10AM-6PM Bayshore, sponsored by Riverwest Artists Association. ======================= SATURDAY, MARCH 20 ======================= GLOBAL DAY OF PROTEST, NOON Global Day of Protest on the One Year Anniversary of the Iraq War. Meet at the Sunburst sculpture on Wisconsin Ave. For more info, contact Peace Action, 964-5158. 4th ANNUAL RIVERWEST PUB CRAWL Start anytime between 1PM and 5PM at 2670 N. Holton and then do the “crawl” in any order on into the night. In an effort to raise money for childrens charities, expose the many qualities of Milwaukees Riverwest neighborhood, and celebrate Milwaukees brewing heritage, the Riverwest Pub Crawl is once again being planned for Saturday, March 20th. As the biggest pub crawl in Wisconsin, 25 Riverwest taverns will be participating in this 4th annual St. Patricks Weekend event. Last year more than 300 people participated, and the proceeds amounted to more than $5,200. This year is no different, with the YMCA Holton Youth Center as the benefactor. Over 20 Wisconsin breweries including Lakefront, Onopa, Sprecher, Milwaukee Ale House, Capital, Hops Haven, Tyranena, Point, Pioneer, Augsburger, Oconomowoc, Harbor City, New Glarus, Water Street, Grays, Essers, Rock Bottom, and City Brewery are all donating to the cause. A $25 donation ($30 at the door) gets you a Pub Crawl 2004 Map and beer samples at each of the participating taverns. Participants may start any time between 1 and 5pm, and then do the “crawl” in any order throughout the night. Tickets are available for $25 until March 19 at the following locations: Macs Red Eye (3865 N. Richards St.), Dinos (808 E. Chambers St.), Circle A (932 E. Chambers St.), Onopa Brewing Co. (735 E. Center St.), and The Gig (1132 E. Wright St.). The starting point is 2670 N. Holton St., where there will be ticket sales, beer samples, and a silent auction featuring local artwork, brewing memorabilia, gift certificates, and more. — ============================= ART BAR OPENING IN MARCH! ============================= ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney Riverwest’s new Gallery/Lounge scene is opening in March at 722 E. Burleigh. Every Sunday is “Open-Canvas” night where a featured artist creates an original painting while your friends watch. The “One Week Painting” will be on display until the next Sunday, when another artist paints over your paiting with a new image. A photo record will be displayed at the end of the year showing all 52 works. This is a great way to get exposure and the artist receives a $50 bar tab during their “Open-Canvas” night. Reserve your Sunday to create the “One Week Painting” by calling Don Krause at Art Bar, 372-7880. (Reprinted from Riverwest Artists Association Newsletter.) — VIA: Lorraine Jacobs ==================== WINTER FARMERS MARKET To Benefit Harvest of Hope Saturday, March 6, 2004 12:007:00 p.m. Our Lady of Divine Providence Catholic Parish (St. Casimir Site in Riverwest) 924 E. Clark Street (enter parking lot on Weil St. between Clark and Center; use door between the church and school) 12:00 p.m. Speaker: Tony EndsEating as a Matter of Faith: Sustainable Agriculture and Christianity 1:00-7:00 p.m. Farmers Market Benefit Growers to donate at least 10% of sales to Harvest of Hope Fund, an emergency fund that helps Wisconsin farmers through bleak times. Our national and political leaders fail to even consider the most vital of questions: As 60 years of trends across our land rapidly continue to displace farm families, who is going to raise our food? As factory farming replaces food production with product production, the physical and spiritual costs are staggering. How do we live out the Christian call in the midst of this to live in right relationship with the land and each other? Come hear Tony Ends speak to these and other issues. Tony is the director of the Churches Center for Land and People in Sinsinawa, WI, a network of churches and organizations working for the betterment of rural families and communities through integration of earth stewardship, community, spirituality and justice. Come and make a difference by voting with your pocketbook at the fair trade winter farmers market! Some items you will see are: woolen goods, farmstead milk soap, cheeses, meats, honey, and organic flour. All vendors make or grow what they sell and follow sustainable fair trade practices. Co-sponsored by the Churches Center for Land and People and the JustFaith groups of the Riverbank Catholic Connection. For more information contact Tony Ends at Scotch Hill Farm, 608-897-4288 or Ryan ORourke at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church., 414-962-2443. — FROM: John Zutz =============== BEER TO BE BLESSED IN MILWAUKEE CONTACT: John Zutz (414) 372-0749, web page: http://www.milwaukeebeerfest.com The annual Blessing of the Bock. will be performed as part of The Milwaukee Beer Festival at Serb Memorial Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Av., Sunday, March 7 from noon till 4:30 p.m. Milwaukee still means beer to people all around the world,2 according to festival organizer John Zutz. 3This event is a celebration of spring as well as a unique religious experience. We gather a variety of Bock and Specialty beers, the priest blesses them, then we drink them.2 Food is included in the admission price – $20 each for groups of 6 or more in advance, $25.00 advance / $30.00 at the door. Advance tickets available through the web page, at Discount Liquor, Lakefront Brewery, and at homebrew supply stores in the Milwaukee area. Proceeds donated to The My Lai Peace Park Project – and Library of Vietnam Project. On March 16, 1968 a US Army company entered the series of villages known as My Lai and killed between 300 – 500 people, mostly women and children, many were lined up and shot in ditches. The My Lai Project (funded through Madison Friends) bankrolls a revolving loan fund to improve future economic possibilities for the citizens of My Lai, and is building a Peace Park, and school. The Library of Vietnam Project builds and stocks libraries throughout a country which has seen it9s population tripple since 1975. Other web pages for more information: The Library of Vietnam Project http://libraryofvietnam.org My Lai Peace Park projects http://www.mylaipeacepark.com Vietnam Veterans Against the War http://www.vvaw.org Vietnam Veterans of America #324 http://www.vvamilwaukee.org The festival is sponsored by Vietnam Veterans Against the War and Vietnam Veterans of America #324, both non-profit organizations which have worked to promote peace and benefit veterans.