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This Weekend in Riverwest

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. . 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, 6:30PM. Later on: YourTribe.com party w/White Hot Tizzies, Rock Hudson, XOLOTL. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Dr. Chow’s Love Medicine, 8PM, $3. “Rockin’ A Friday” w/Schlmiel & Schlmazel, 10PM. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 9PM-1AM Resident DJ: Progressive/Acid Jazz. MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, 9PM Greater Milwaukee Green Party pre-convention party. Performers include Sandy Weisto, Mud River Lee & the Bluegrass Three, Iberian Spanish Dancers (flamenco), and Fred & Ethel. Come and support grassroots politics for only $5. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM Brian Sofer. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM American Death w/Dos Proberos. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth Retro Dance Party, 21+, secure parking. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney Bumpy Jonas w/Hybrid. ======================= 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. MONDO BROTHHERS, 2730 N. Humboldt (& Center) Organic & natural foods, Brunch on Saturday & Sunday starting at 10AM. Outdoor patio & parking. Hours: 7AM-8PM Monday-Friday, 10AM-5PM Saturday & Sunday. KELLNER’S GREENHOUSE, 3258 N. Humboldt Open for the season for all your flower & vegetable plant needs for your garden, porch, or patio. Hours are 9:30AM-7PM daily, 414/264-6605. 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. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil Alive at 8 w/, 8PM. Psychephonic Psaturday w/Shock & Awe!, 10PM. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 9PM-1AM Guest DJ Nite: Kick it up! BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM Al Kammen, $5. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM The Andrew Gelles Band. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 10PM SLMNOP, Fuzee, The DL, 21+. Secure parking. ONOPA, Center & Fratney, 10PM Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, one-F, The Shingleshaker. UPTOWNER, Center & Humboldt Brian Damage & The Accelerators. ====================== 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 Batuque Street Roda at Locust & Fratney. . ROOTS RESTARUANT, 1818 N. Hubbard, 10AM-2PM Sunday brunch, every Sunday. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 6-11PM Open Canvas Night w/Gene Evans. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Dan Flynn & Eric Blowtorch, 8PM. Dan & Eric take their long-standing basketball rivalry into the musical arena. The two-hour, sudden-def two-guitar duel takes place center stage at, and costs $2,plus $1 service charge. It’s game time! RootSunday w/Dollar Bill, 10PM. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM Adam Stewart, $5. ONOPA, Center & Fratney, 10PM Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Super Noble Bros. 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, 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. UPROC BLOCK PARTY, NOON-8PM 2600 block of Bremen (& Center). Open turn tables, skate obstacles, bring your own food & drink – we got the rest. After party at the Uptowner, 10PM-close. Rain Date: June 26. More info: 264-5009 or www.uproc.org. More Block Parties are tentatively planned for: July 17, August 21 & September 18. URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER – EXTREME BUS PULL, 1PM In front of Laacke & Joys, 1433 N. Water St. Watch teams pull a Milwaukee County bus to support the Urban Ecology Center! Co-ed teams of six participants will compete to see who can pull a 25,000 lb. bus 15 feet. JUNETEENTH DAY, MLK Drive More info: Northcott Neighborhood House, 372-3770. ======================== SUNDAY, JUNE 20 ======================== GARDENERS MARKET, Locust & Bremen, 11AM-4PM Opening day of the season! Live folk music with COVENTRY JONES (www.coventryjones.com) in Garden Park from Noon-3PM. Plenty of homegrown 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). LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Riverwest Accordion Club w/Dr. Chow’s Love Medicine, $5. ======================== 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 homegrown 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.