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This Weekend in Riverwest 4/2-

====================== FRIDAY, APRIL 2 ====================== HOT CAKES GALLERY, 3379 N. Pierce (& Townsend) Show opening for Chicago All-Stars: Sweet Home Chicago. Featuring 6 Chicago-based artists, Lilli Carre, Lauren Feece, Jonathan Gillette, Ellen Greene, Gerard Kilgallon and Michael Merck, who explore the idea of home. Exhibiting in Milwaukee, these six artists proffer their best representation of their hometown, Chicago. For more info, call 961-7704 or ONOPA, Center & Fratney Friday Fish Fry w/Riverwest Accordion Club, 6-8PM. Pedal Steel Transmission, Time Out Drawer, The Silence, 9PM. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/?, 8PM, $2. “Rockin’ A Friday” w/Chuk Le Fuk, 10PM. MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, across from Wal-Mart, 9PM Mrs. Fun. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Afro Drum Ensemble. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke Big Breakfast w/Super Chiefs, $5. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth Retro Dance Party, 21+, secure parking. ======================= SATURDAY, APRIL 3 ======================= SPRING CRAFT FAIR, 9AM-3PM Three Holy Women Parish, St. Hedwigs School Hall, 1702 N. Humboldt (Brady St. entrance). $1.00 Admission. BURKE CANDY, 3840 N. Fratney (& Vienna), 10AM-2PM Fill up your Spring Basket with yummy chocolates and candy made right here in Riverwest. Burke can personalize your Easter Egg for that special someone; order deadline is April 5. Their charming candy shop is open from 10AM-2PM. www.burkecandy.com. WOODLAND PATTERN, 720 E. Locust Master Class w/Renee Gladman. Engaging the Slips: Prose Writing, $20 (includes evening reading), 10AM-NOON. Reading: Renee Gladman & Jen Hofer, $6/$5 Adv/Mem, 7PM. YMCA HOLTON YOUTH CENTER, Burleigh & Holton, 11AM-1PM Healthy Kids’ Day. Families welcome to participate in games & activities to promote healthy lifestyles. ST. CASIMIR SCHOOL, Bremen & Clarke, NOON & 1:30PM Spanish Class ANGELA DAVIS RECEPTION @ LGBT CENTER, 5-6:30PM Welcome Reception for Angela Davis to benefit the fight against Wisconsin’s anti-gay constitutional amendment. $25 donation benefits the work of Milwaukee LGBT Community Center & LGBT Center Advocates, including efforts to defeat the hateful constitutional amendment to ban marriage and civil unions. Angela Davis Reception, 5 – 6:30pm (short program at 6pm). Come welcome international human rights champion Professor Angela Davis and contribute to the struggle for equality. Milwaukee LGBT Community Center (co-sponsored by Center Advocates, the Center’s advocacy affiliate) 315 W. Court St. (just west of King Drive, 2 blocks south of Walnut/Pleasant near the Schlitz Office Park). Tickets at: Outwords Books & Espresso, 2710 N. Murray Outpost Natural Foods, 100 E. Capitol & 7000 W. State St. Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, 315 W. Court St. FOR MORE INFO OR TO CHARGE (MC OR VISA) TICKETS FOR ANGELA DAVIS, CALL Patrick at 414) 271-2656 x112. . MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, across from Wal-Mart The Recliners, 9:30PM. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Southbound. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 10PM Decibully w/Heidi Spencer & Amateur Love, 21+. Secure parking. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke Charlie Wiggins & Ben Burns, $3. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil Psychedelic Psaturday: w/Krautzeit. DINO’S TAVERN, Chambers & Fratney International Night: DJ Mar w/Greek Techno. ONOPA, Center & Fratney Codebreaker w/Innerstance Beatbox. The Changes & DJ CB. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney Maraschino w/20 Reasons Taken. ====================== SUNDAY, APRIL 4 ====================== FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH, 1342 N. Astor, 10:15AM George Martin of Peace Action speaks about his recent trip to Iraq. TAKE A STAND, 1700 N. MLK Drive, 1PM “Study War No More”, 36 years since Dr. King was murdered. Assemble at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Statue. SOLIDARITY AGAINST RACISM & INJUSTICE! Bring Signs! Bring Drums! Prepare to Vote! URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER, Riverside Park Animal Feeding, 1PM, Free. Storytime in the Park for accompanied preschoolers & kindergartners, $5per child/$3 members, 2-3PM. RIVERWEST YOGASHALA, Locust & Fratney, 3-6PM Open House Birthday Party. Free class 3:30-4:30. Potluck from 5-6PM. All are welcome. EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS, 6PM Weekly meeting at St. Mary Czestochowa Church. For more info, call 372-8085. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 6-11PM Open Canvas Night w/Christine Bittner. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/The Riverwest Aces, 8PM, $2. RootSunday w/Sheppy’s Jass Roots, 10PM. MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, across from Wal-Mart Live Music Sundays open mic & sing-a-long with Blue Valentine. QUARTERS, Center & Bremen Mighty Django Hi-Fi w/selectors Eric Blowtorch & Joe the Amabssador. ====================================================== UPCOMING WEEKEND EVENTS ====================================================== ========================== SATURDAY, APRIL 10 ========================== BURKE CANDY, 3840 N. Fratney (& Vienna), 10AM-2PM Fill up your Spring Basket with yummy chocolates and candy made right here in Riverwest. Their charming candy shop is open from 10AM-2PM. www.burkecandy.com. ========================== SUNDAY, APRIL 11 ========================== EASTER SUNDAY ============================== SATURDAY, APRIL 17 ============================== ANNUAL RIVERWEST SPRING CLEAN-UP, 9AM-1PM Ah Spring! Ewww garbage and dog p**p! It’s time to roll up our sleeves and put the sparkle back in our neighborhood. Assemble at the Holton Youth Center on Burleigh & Holton at 9AM. Marquette University students will be assisting again this year. Bags & gloves will be provided. To volunteer or help coordinate a clean-up on your block, call Jim Wilson at the YMCA CDC at 263-1380 x12. COFFEE HOUSE, 631 N. 19 St. (just south of Wisconsin Av.), 8 PM: Earth Poets & Musicians, 17th annual performance. Longtime Earth Poets Louisa-Loveridge Gallas, Jeff Poniewaz, Suzanne Rosenblatt, and Harvey Taylor have performed every year since the first such event in Milwaukee in April 1988. Also performing: Ann Filemyr and Sue Silvermarie, who were among the original members of the group. For more info, call Harvey Taylor at 265-2549. Donation: $4 for the Urban Ecology Center. ============================== SUNDAY, APRIL 18 ============================== DINO’S, Chambers & Fratney Sunday Brunch w/Riverwest Accordion Club, 11:30AM-2PM. ======================== SUNDAY, MAY 2 ======================== TAMARACK COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 1150 E. Brady (& Humboldt) Open House, school tours, meet teachers, 1-3PM. ================================================== 2004 RIVERWEST SUMMER EVENT SCHEDULE: ================================================== *** JUNE *** SUN 13 – 28th Annual Locust St. Festival & Beer Run, 11:30AM-8PM. SUN 20 – Gardeners Market season opening, Garden Park, Locust & Bremen, 11AM-4PM w/live music from NOON- 3PM. Every Sunday thru October 31. *** JULY *** SUN 04 – Riverwest’s humungous Independence Day Celebration. Begins at 9AM with a parade to Gordon Park, free flags & ice cream, music, games, arts & crafts, Talent Show w/prizes & Decorating Contest w/prizes. Grand Finale with Fireworks at dusk. *** AUGUST *** SAT 21 – Rockerbox Moto Fest, Center St. FRI 27 – Riverwest Diversity Celebration, Gordon Park. *** SEPTEMBER *** SAT 18 – Center St. Daze & Pushcart Race, Center St. *** OCTOBER *** SAT/SUN 02 & 03 – ArtWalk Weekend sponsored by RAA. SUN 31 – Last Gardeners Market of the season and Trick or Treat Day. *** TBA?? *** Gordon Park Grooves Summer of Peace Day.