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This Weekend in Riverwest, 06-03-04

FRIDAY, JUNE 4 RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE BENEFIT, Newhall & Capitol For Havalah Kolb’s liver transplant. More info: www.brokebox.com/baby. 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 w/, 6:30PM. Later on: Telectro, Vatican Unit, Dana Pasko. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/The Black Hats, 8PM, $3. “Rockin’ A Friday” w/Chuk Le Fuk, 10PM. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 8PM-MIDNITE Riverwest Accordion Club, no cover. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM Patrick Fennelly. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Women’s acoustic showcase w/melaniejane, Desparate Measures String BAnd, Sarah Pace. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth Retro Dance Party, 21+, secure parking. ======================= SATURDAY, JUNE 5 ======================= MONDO BROTHHERS, 2730 N. Humboldt (& Center) Weekend Brunch, Saturday & Sunday. HUGE BLOCK RUMMAGE, 9AM-3PM 3400 blocks of Weil & Humboldt and 1000 blocks of Townsend & Keefe. Come and shop, there’s something for everyone! 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! HUGE RUMMAGE, 2831 N. Humboldt Blvd, 10AM-3PM In garage and backyard….enter from alley. Cleaning out years of accumulation. Multiple Families. Everything’s got to go. NO EARLY SALES. RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE BENEFIT, Newhall & Capitol For Havalah Kolb’s liver transplant. More info: www.brokebox.com/baby. PRIDE FEST, SummerFest Grounds, 11AM-MIDNITE Wisconsin’s largest gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender cultural event. More info at: www.pridefest.com or 272-3378. PEACE ACTION RALLY, Water & Wisconsin, NOON Rally Against the Israeli Apartheid Wall to coincide with an International Day of Protest. From Water & Wisconsin, march to the Federal Courthouse on Wisconsin & Jefferson. Sponsored by Peace Action Wisconsin Middle East Committee, ADC, Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition, Islamic Society of Milwaukee, Muslim Student Association, Greater Milwaukee Green Party, and Jews for Peace. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth Since by Man, The Response, Bosio, Shoot Bang Dead. All ages, 5PM. Since by Man, The Response, Bosio, 10PM, 21+. Secure parking. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil Alive at 8 w/, 8PM. Psychephonic Psaturday w/Krautzeit, 10PM. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 9PM-1AM Guest DJ Nite: Kick it up! BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM Eric Blowtorch & The Infammables will destroy the dancefloor with special guest KT-G. Witness the destruction and ensuing creation, $5. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Wise Fools. ONOPA, Center & Fratney, 10PM Glass Candy with Master Zaster Blaster. Master Zaster Blaster is on fire and this is the show to witness our rock power. Come to the show and you will see something truly, truly exceptional. Glass Candy are also very powerful and will bring pleasure to your evening, $5. ====================== SUNDAY, JUNE 6 ====================== RUMMAGE, 3302 N. Humboldt, 9AM-NOON Sierra Club Great Waters Group annual rummage sale. HUGE RUMMAGE, 2831 N. Humboldt Blvd, 10AM-3PM In garage and backyard….enter from alley. Cleaning out years of accumulation. Multiple Families. Everything’s got to go. NO EARLY SALES. ROOTS RESTARUANT, 1818 N. Hubbard, 10AM-2PM Sunday brunch, every Sunday. PRIDE FEST, SummerFest Grounds, 11AM-10PM Wisconsin’s largest gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender cultural event. More info at: www.pridefest.com or 272-3378. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 6-11PM Open Canvas Night w/Mark Whitman. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/The Riverwest Aces, 8PM. 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 ====================================================== ======================== 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. . MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, 9PM Greater Milwaukee Green Party pre-convention party. Performers include Sandy Weisto, and Mud River Lee & the Bluegrass Three.Come and support grassroots politics for only $5. ======================== SATURDAY, JUNE 12 ======================== WARNING: No parking on Beer Run route streets from 7AM-NOON, Sunday morning, June 13 (Locust St. Festival). STREETS: West side of 2500-2900 Weil, East side of 2500-2900 Fratney, South side of 800-900 Chambers, and North side of 800-900 Wright St. Folks who live around Pierce School may use their parking lot overnight on Saturday, June 12. JODY MONROE GALLERY, 631 E. Center, 2nd fl., 8PM Jody Monroe Gallery $ Traverse Journal present: A NIGHT AT SEA! with STACY SZYMASZEK (Some Mariners chapbook release party) & BRENDA IIJIMA (Around Sea, O Books). Iijima is a Brooklyn based poet, artist and publisher of YoYo Labs/Portable Press books. $3 suggested donation, free to people with 5 or more tattoos, or who can tie a “Flemish Eight” knot. ======================== SUNDAY, JUNE 13 ======================== LOCUST ST. FESTIVAL & BEER RUN, 11AM-8PM 7:00AM – Locust Street closes. DPW will ticket & tow cars out of the Beer Run area starting at 7AM! (see specific streets above). 10:30-11:15 – Register for Beer Run at Booth & Locust. 11:30 – Beer Run starts (finishes at The Tracks). NOON-8PM – 6 stages of live music, arts & crafts, kids activities, food, drink, and more. NOON-4PM – Authors Tom Tolan (Riverwest A Community History) and Greg Borowski (First & Long) at Woodland Pattern. 1:00-2:30 – Drum Circle at Locust & Bremen 1:00 & 2:00 – Capoeria Batueque Street Roda at Locust & Fratney. ======================== SATURDAY, JUNE 19 ======================== SUMMER SOULSTICE, E. North Ave., 10AM-Midnite Includes East Side Open Market w/plants & fresh produce from 10AM-2PM. Also 3 stages of live music, skateboard demos by Phase 2, climbing wall, arts & crafts, canoe rides on the river, food, drink, and more! On North Ave. between Oakland & Prospect. BRADY ST. SIDEWALK SALE, 11AM-6PM Summer Sidewalk Sale at most of the shops on Brady St. Sidewalk sales are also planned for July 17, August 21, and September 18. JUNETEENTH DAY, MLK Drive More info: Northcott Neighborhood House, 372-3770. ======================== SUNDAY, JUNE 20 ======================== GARDENERS MARKET, Locust & Bremen, 11AM-4PM Live music in Garden Park from Noon-3PM. Plenty of fresh flowers, produce (some organic), arts & crafts, and more. Make the Market a Sunday tradition thru October 31. ======================== 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 ======================== RIVERWEST CO-OP RUMMAGE, Clarke & Fratney, 10AM-4PM Proceeds will help complete the Co-op Cafe. GREEN PARTY CONVENTION (June 24-27) On Saturday, June 26: Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention with Super Ralley at 7:30PM. 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, and Kenneth Burns.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). ======================== SUNDAY, JUNE 27 ======================== RIVERWEST CO-OP RUMMAGE, Clarke & Fratney, 10AM-4PM Proceeds will help complete the Co-op Cafe. GARDENERS MARKET, Locust & Bremen, 11AM-4PM Live music with Sigmund Snopek III in Garden Park from Noon-3PM. Plenty of fresh flowers, produce (some organic), arts & crafts, and more. Make the Market a Sunday tradition thru October 31. ================================================== 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.