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This Weekend in Riverwest 5/21-

WHISKEY WATERS IS NOW OPEN!

Whiskey Waters (formerly Nita’s) at 630 E. Locust (&

Pierce) has re-opened under new management. The new owner

is Ben Rivera, a Riverwester, who loves whiskey and is a

former bartender at Wilber’s in Walker’s Point. The bar features about 40 different kinds of whiskey, bourbon & scotch. The jukebox has a broad range of tunes including R&B, hip hop, blues & country. Hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 7PM-close. Check it out!

THE TRACKS, Humboldt & Locust

Friday Fish Fry, served from 11AM (lunch) to 11PM.

LAKEFRONT BREWERY PALM GARDEN, Commerce St.

Friday Fish Fry w/The Brewhaus Polka Kings at 6PM.

ONOPA, Center & Fratney

Friday Fish Fry at The Bistro.

The Superchiefs, 6:30PM.

Tame 1, Nightcrawlers, Rusty-P’s, 9PM

WOODLAND PATTERN, 720 E. Locust, 7PM

READING/PERFORMANCE by PAUL McCOMAS

Paul McComas was born and raised in Milwaukee. He

received his BA in English from Lawrence University,

and his MA in Film from Northwestern University.

McComas is the author of the novel *Unplugged* and the

short story collection *Twenty Questions*, now in its

third printing. He teaches fiction writing both in his

own workshop and through the non-degreed Continuing Ed

program at Northwestern.

As a performance artist and monologist, Paul has

presented his work at more than 40 venues from coast

to coast. He recently concluded six years of service

on the board of his local Mental Health Association

(MHA) chapter where he co-founded its Youth Advisory

Committee with his wife, Chris, an art therapist,

artist and poet. He lives in Evanston, IL, a suburb

of Chicago. More info: 263-5001, www.woodlandpattern.org.

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URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER, Riverside Park, 7-9PM

Friday Fire complete with popcorn, s’mores, and sing-a-long

fun for all ages. Darrell Smith combines drumming, storytelling, and poetry in a lively full-participation format. Learn more about him at www.gotgoodvibes.com.

Afterwards, enjoy stargazing lead by the Urban Stargazers!

$5 per person, or $10 per family (UEC members free).

CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil

“Alive at 8” w/Brian Damage & The Accelerators, 8PM.

“Rockin’ A Friday” w/Johnny Z, 10PM.

ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 9PM-1AM

Resident DJ: Progressive/Acid Jazz.

LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM

Del Mar, $5.

BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke

Rick Walters & friends w/Sara Pace, $5.

MAD PLANET, Center & Booth

Retro Dance Party, 21+, secure parking.

MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards

Mrs. Fun.

RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney

Moto w/The antrums & The Cop Haters.

UPTOWNER, Center & Humboldt

Blues Junior.

SATURDAY, MAY 22

HUGE MULTI-FAMILY RUMMAGE, 10AM-6PM

Back yard of 2423 N Bremen St., weather permitting. Beds, dressers, mattress, vacuums, electronics, TV’s, small kitchen appliances, infant/toddler clothing boys/girls, infant swing, Men/women’s clothing, maternity wear, toys for all ages, computer, coffee table, movies, books, infant car seat, and much much more!!!!

RESEARCH FOR WRITERS WORKSHOP, 10AM

At E’s Online Spot, 833 E. Center (& Bremen)

This workshop will teach writers new and powerful ways to

use libraries and the Internet to find print and online

sources adding depth of detail to your writing. Learn how

to find historical and technical information that will

increase the accuracy andinterest of your stories.

This workshop will also teach you techniqueson how to

searchthe web to find the Internet’s “Dark Matter” such as government and commercial databases invisible to conventional search engines.

Instructor: George Fluharty – Mr. FluhartyaRiverwest

resident is a writer with a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science. Pre-registration is $10 by May 10thor $15 after May 10th or for on-site registration. For more info call 414-263-0910 or e-mail to .

FREE ETHNIC FEST, 9th & State, 11:30AM

Free ethnic fest at annual meeting of Urban Anthropology at

St. Ben’s church cafeteria on 9th & State. View new documentaries on the Latinos & Poles on the South Side or about the Milwaukee Hmong community. Open to the public; bring friends or family.

ST. CASIMIR SCHOOL, Bremen & Clarke, NOON & 1:30PM

Spanish Class

PEACE ACTION, NOON

Stand for Peace at Water & Wisconsin Avenue.

ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 9PM-1AM

Guest DJ Nite: Kick it up!

LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM

Upside Groove Coalition.

MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 10PM

The Obsoletes (CD release) w/The Reputation & The Leg

Hounds, 21+. Secure parking.

BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke

Joe Rathbone.

CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil

Psychephonic Psaturday w/Lemonie Fresh Au Go-Go.

DINO’S TAVERN, Chambers & Fratney

International Night: DJ Mar w/Greek Techno.

THE GIG, Wright & Dousman

Salt Creek.

ONOPA, Center & Fratney

The Neopolitans.

RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney

Jason Ploetz w/DJ Vial, johnny armstrong, Frankie j Perez &

DJ George E.

SUNDAY, MAY 23

ROOTS RESTARUANT, 1818 N. Hubbard, 10AM-2PM

Sunday brunch, every Sunday.

URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER, Riverside Park, 2-3:30PM

Spring Wildflower Walk: Join natural landscaper Paul Ryan

for an exploration of wildflowers in the Park. Delve into

the beauty, history and lore of wildflowers in our urban

area. This program is the first of a three part series

spanning the full season of the region’s wildflowers.

Adult: $5 (Members: $3).

ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 6-11PM

Open Canvas Night w/Sarah Pelsoh.

CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil

“Alive at 8” w/Ted Wulfers & Beggar’s Bridge, 8PM, $3. RootSunday w/Cousin Carl, 10PM.

LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM

Royce Hall & Keedy, no cover.

MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, across from Wal-Mart

Live Music Sundays open mic & sing-a-long with Blue

Valentine.

ONOPA, Center & Fratney

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QUARTERS, Center & Bremen

Mighty Django Hi-Fi w/selectors Eric Blowtorch & Joe the Amabssador.

UPCOMING WEEKEND EVENTS

SATURDAY, MAY 29

LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM

Paul Cebar & The Milwaukeeans, $10.

SUNDAY, MAY 30

LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 7PM

Annual John Lennon “Peace Thru Music” Concert to benefit

Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE) and The Brady

Foundation, $7 donation.

Musical guests include a virtual who’s-who of Milwaukee

artists: Southbound, Robin Pluer, Sigmund Snopek, Amy

Rohan, The Lackloves, Keedy & Royce Hall, Tim Goss, Heidi Spencer, Little Jimmy & The Blackbirds, Eclectic Vibe, melaniejane, Zach Kopka, Jim Linneman.

Sponsors: Riverwest Currents, Lakefront Brewery, Miller Brewery, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap, Woodland Pattern Book Center, The Wisconsin Athletic Club.

For more info, contact Marty Hacker of Linneman’s at

263-9844, , or www.linnemans.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 5

RUMMAGE, 3302 N. Humboldt, 9AM-3PM

The Sierra Club Great Waters Group will be holding its

annual rummage sale June 5th, from 9am-3pm and June 6th,

from 9am-12pm at 3302 N Humboldt. Come to buy or stay to volunteer, all for a worthwhile cause. Proceeds will

benfit the Great Waters Group, which represents the Greater Milwaukee area and Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha Counties. We need volunteers to help organize the

event and to help sell items. We are also looking for

donations of any old furniture, books, clothing, or

sporting goods that you may not need anymore, but

someone else would love to buy. If you would like to

volunteer or make a donation please contact Jodi Goocher at 414-423-5442 or by email at Hope you can stop by!

SUNDAY, JUNE 6

RUMMAGE, 3302 N. Humboldt, 9AM-NOON

Sierra Club Great Waters Group annual rummage sale.

FRIDAY, JUNE 11

SNAIL’S CROSSING PARK, Bremen & Burleigh, 1-7PM

Grand Opening Celebration!

1PM: Opening Ceremony w/guest speakers, parade w/school children & Milwaukee Public Theatre, entertainment by Jahmes Finlayson, and Root Beer provided by Lakefront Brewery.

2PM: Reception at Beginning Dreams Forever w/wine from Art

Bar and appetizers by Wesley & Barbara Jean Miller.

3-7PM: Neighborhood Potluck at Beginning Dreams; bring a

dish to pass. Refreshments provided by Lakefront Brewery.

7PM: Closing Ceremony.

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MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, 9PM

Greater Milwaukee Green Party pre-convention party. Come

and support grassroots politics for only $5. Performers

include Sandy Weisto, and Mud River Lee and the Bluegrass Three.

SATURDAY, JUNE 12

WARNING:

No parking on Beer Run route streets from 7AM-NOON, Sunday morning, June 13 (more info to follow with specific streets).

SUNDAY, JUNE 13

LOCUST ST. BEER RUN & FESTIVAL 11AM-8PM.

Street closes at 7AM. Cars will be ticketed & towed out of

the Beer Run area starting at 7AM! (more info to follow

with specific streets).

FRIDAY, JUNE 25

GREEN PARTY CONVENTION

Welcome party at Brew City BBQ on Water St. in downtown Milwaukee with great live music, including One Drum. Open to the public.

URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER, Riverside Park, 7-9PM

Friday Fire complete with popcorn, s’mores, and sing-a-long

fun for all ages. Singer/Songwriter/Storyteller/Actor and all-around gifted performer, Celia Farran, joins us for an evening of cozy music and stories around the fire. See more about her at www.cedarburgculturalcenter.org. $5 per person, or $10 per family (UEC members free).

SATURDAY, JUNE 26

GREEN PARTY CONVENTION (June 24-27)

On Saturday, June 26: Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention and later the big rally. There will be several speakers including: Jason West, the young Green Mayor of New Paltz, New York who is facing felony charges for marrying gay couples; Dr. Agha Saeed, the National Chairman of the American Muslim Alliance; and Medea Benjamin from Code Pink and Global Exchange. There will also be great music by Diverse, the hottest hip hop outfit out of Chicago.All events are open to the public with the exception of the Saturday night rally, for which tickets will be sold for $10. For more information on the rally, please call the local Green Party office at 414-964-VOTE (8683).

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 ***

MON 05 – 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.

YES, IT ALL HAPPENS ON MONDAY, JULY 5!

*** 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.