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This Weekend in RW, 04-15-04

FRIDAY, APRIL 16 HANG LOOSE, WURST STYLE, ON GALLERY NIGHT There will be a display of art from Riverwurst issues #1-4 at the Luckystar Gallery (downtown near the corner of Water & Buffalo). This is part of their Comic Pop art display and will feature other comic related art. Also there will be a Cowboy & Indian themed display. Original art and prints from Riverwurst will be available for purchase as well as copies of Riverwurst #3 and #4. This will take place on Gallery Night, Friday the 16th, and Saturday the 17th during the day. For more info, contact Tea Krulos at HOTCAKES GALLERY, 3379 N. Pierce Open Gallery Night & Day. “Chicago All Stars: Sweet Home Chicago,” 6 Chicago-based artists explore the idea of home, thru May 28. 961-7714, www.hotcakesgallery.com. JODY MONROE GALLERY, 631 E. Center Exhibit of painting, print, sculpture, and installation by Marshall Weber & Doug Schall, thru April 23. 372-3304. WOODLAND PATTERN, 720 E. Locust Origami, Pop-ups, and Accordions, exhibition by Katherine Ng, thru April 30. 263-5001. ONOPA, Center & Fratney Friday Fish Fry at The Bistro. Later on: Rusty P’s, Carnage, The Crest. LAKEFRONT BREWERY PALM GARDEN, Commerce St. Friday Fish Fry w/The Brewhaus Polka Kings at 6PM. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/The Super chiefs, 8PM, $4. “Rockin’ A Friday” w/Let’s Rock w/Johnny Z, 10PM. MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, across from Wal-Mart, 9:30PM Mrs. Fun. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM The Form. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke Greg Trooper. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth Retro Dance Party, 21+, secure parking. QUARTERS, Center & Bremen Sire Hill w/Union Pulse & Calisto ======================= SATURDAY, APRIL 17 ======================= ANNUAL RIVERWEST SPRING CLEAN-UP, 9AM-1PM 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. BAKE SALE FOR DEMOCRACY, BREMEN CAFE, NOON-3PM After the Spring Clean-Up, stop in at Bremen Cafe (Bremen & Clarke) for some fresh baked goodies. If you are interested in donating baked goods, please call 414-698-8101. All help is very appreciated. All proceeds go to MoveOn.org to support John Kerry’s campaign. . EARTH DAY CELEBRATION, URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER, 9AM-5PM Come enjoy a full day of Earth Day activities at the Urban Ecology Center in Riverside Park, Oakland & Barlett. 9AM-NOON: Annual River to Lake Hike with Executive Director, Ken Leinbach. 9:30AM-NOON: Park Building Project: Help us build an outdoor amphitheater in Riverside Park! To volunteer, contact Darrell Smith at 414-964-8505 or email NOON-5PM: Earth Day Festival! This community-wide celebration is a family favorite, with music, food, rock climbing, crafts, hay sledding, carriage rides and exhibits about earth-friendly living in the city. Musical guests include Celia Farran, Mud River Lee & the Bluegrass Three, Embedded Reporter, and Sweet Diversity! New this year: a performance by two talented young jugglers and a dance parade presented by Dancecircus. Also: Bring used clothing to the festival and leave it in a drop box for USAgain, an organization that recycles old clothing and supplies it to second-hand stores and third world countries in an effort to reduce landfill waste. For more info, log onto www.usagain.com. Meet organic farmers, purchase recycled-plastic compost bins, and more! Bring the family to a full day in the park! . ST. CASIMIR SCHOOL, Bremen & Clarke, NOON & 1:30PM Spanish Class 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. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth Troubled Hubble, The Response, El Oso, The Meteah Strike, All Ages, 5PM. Troubled Hubble, The Response, El Oso, Lesser Birds of Paradise, 21+, 10PM. Secure parking. MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards (across from Wal-Mart), 9PM Eric Blowtorch & the Inflammables. Admission is $3 and restricted to old people like Eric, who will be 40 on the 22nd. See you there! Please speak loudly and be gentle. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Boney Fingers. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke Rachel Raven, Lily Sophia, $3. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil Psychephonic Psaturday w/Headsets’ Playground. DINO’S TAVERN, Chambers & Fratney International Night: DJ Mar w/Greek Techno. ONOPA, Center & Fratney Fame, The (Love) Movement, APE. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney Magnum Force w/Josee Angel, Victor O & Mike Maniac. ====================== SUNDAY, APRIL 18 ====================== DINO’S, Chambers & Fratney, 11:30AM-2PM Sunday Brunch w/Riverwest Accordion Club. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 6-11PM Open Canvas Night w/Erin Riley. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Diesel Crimper, 8PM, $2. RootSunday w/Trail Boss Tim Cook, 10PM. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Tim Goss & Friends. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 10PM Dragonfly Fetish Show, 21+, secure parking. 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 24 ============================== RIVER CLEAN UP, 9AM-NOON 9th Annual River Clean Up followed by Picnic w/River Hero awards at Jacobus Park, 1-4PM. For more info, to volunteer, or to register, contact Friends of Milwaukee’s Rivers by April 15 at 414/287-0207 x28. ======================== SATURDAY, MAY 1 ======================== DEAL CREATIVELY WITH CONFLICT, 8AM-NOON For high school students & adults. Led by Olu Sijuwade & Evelyn Ang, both experienced in effective conflict management and peacemaking. Registration limited to 25-30 people. $10 suggested donation, plus $5 optional Box Lunch. Send registration & fee by APRIL 24 to: Peace Learning Center, 3224 N. Gordon Place, Milw, 53212. Include your name, address, phone, email, if lunch, and fee w/your registration. For more info, call 332-1031 or email ======================== SUNDAY, MAY 2 ======================== TAMARACK COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 1150 E. Brady (& Humboldt) Open House, school tours, meet teachers, 1-3PM. ======================== SATURDAY, MAY 15 ======================== GREENFOLKS GARDEN, Wright St., 9:30AM-DARK Spring Kickoff event at the community garden on Wright St. between Booth & Holton. For more info, call 265-4654 or email ======================== SUNDAY, MAY 30 ======================== LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 5:30PM Annual John Lennon “Peace Thru Music” show w/various local artists performing Lennon’s work. More details to follow. ============================== RIVERWEST SUMMER EVENT SCHEDULE, 2004: ============================== *** 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.