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This Weekend in Riverwest

SPLASH PAD at GORDON PARK, NOW OPEN Hours: 11AM-5PM, daily, weather permitting. FRIDAY, JUNE 25 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: Cougars, Those Royals, The Autumn View. PEACE ACTION: FAHRENHEIT 9/11 Volunteers needed for Michael Moore’s new movie Fahrenheit 9/11 that begins showing Friday, June 25. Peace Action WI needs your help in handing out flyers to people as they leave the theaters. This is an important opportunity for you to help us promote a new program called “Public Meeting on 9/11.” Please contact Peace Action at 414-964-5158 or to volunteer and pick up flyers for the showing you will be attending or additional times. GREEN PARTY CONVENTION Green Party welcome party on 4th St. between Wells & Wisconsin 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). CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Wanda Chrome & The Leather Pharoahs, 8PM. “Rockin’ A Friday” w/Let’s Rock w/DJ Harmony, 10PM. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 9PM-1AM Resident DJ: Progressive/Acid Jazz. MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, 9PM . BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM Rick Walters & Friends (Anti-Death Penalty Benefit). LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM 40 A Piece. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth Retro Dance Party, 21+, secure parking. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney Night Terrors w/The Catholic Boy, Blowtops & Detonations. ======================= SATURDAY, JUNE 26 ======================= RIVERWEST CO-OP RUMMAGE, Clarke & Fratney, 10AM-4PM Proceeds will help complete the Co-op Cafe. COA 3D RHYTHM PROJECT, Kilbourn Park, 11AM-2PM “A Village Celebration” every Saturday w/FREE Workshops! African Drumming w/Master Drummer Steve “Negasi” Willis, Open Studio Dance w/Charlyn Austin, Drama w/Muhammadi Davis, Capoeira w/Steve Antonson, Arts & Crafts, Community Drum Circle, Snacks, Potluck Meal. All Ages Welcome! Family oriented. Parents must attend with children under 8 years old. All participants MUST register. More info: Tanya Cromartie-Twaddle, 263-8383, x147. 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 info on the rally, please call the local Green Party office at 414-964-VOTE (8683). MONDO BROTHERS MARKET & DELI, 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. CAFe BRUCKE, 2101 N. Prospect Ave., 8:30-10:30PM Dreamland Faces duo of accordion & instrumental saw playing the music of Kurt Weill & cabaret-styled songs. Grand Opening week w/draught beer & wine specials. Cafe Brucke is a new venture started by Riverwesters Christine Lorch & Jerry Patzwald. Check it out! Hours: TU-TH 4-11P, FR & SAT 4P-MIDNITE. 414-287-2053, CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil Psychephonic Psaturday w/Lemonie Fresh Au Go-Go, 10PM. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 9PM-1AM Guest DJ Nite: Kick it up! BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM John Sieger & Keith Pulvermacher w/Guy Fiorentini, $5. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Riverwest Accordion Club w/Dr. Chow’s Love Medicine, $5. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 10PM Atomic Records presents Pleasure Club w/41 Twin, 21+. Secure parking. ONOPA, Center & Fratney, 10PM Heaven Tonight w/Death in Taxes, Bangcock Taxi Pimps. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney Realm of Glass w/Damz Suift & Callisto. ====================== SUNDAY, JUNE 27 ====================== ROOTS RESTARUANT, 1818 N. Hubbard, 10AM-2PM Sunday brunch, every Sunday. RIVERWEST CO-OP RUMMAGE, Clarke & Fratney, 10AM-4PM Proceeds will help complete the Co-op Cafe. GARDENERS MARKET, Locust & Bremen, 11AM-4PM Check out the unique yard art by JEFF’S GARDEN ACCENTS. 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. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 6-11PM Open Canvas Night w/Frank Korb. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 7:30PM !!! (Chk, Chk, Chk), 21+. Secure parking. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/The Inevitable End & Celementine, 8PM. RootSunday w/Cousin Carl, 10PM. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM Richmond Fontaine w/Moonshine Sway, $5. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Royce Hall, no cover. 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, JULY 10 ===================== DINO’S BIRTHDAY BASH, Chambers & Fratney, NOON-close 4th Annual Block Party w/outdoor music & cookout. 1-3PM Riverwest Accordion Club 3-5PM Premier Duo (R&B) 5-10PM Boney Fingers (Rock & R&B) ================== SUNDAY, JULY 11 ================== FUNDRAISER, ROOTS CELLAR, 1818 N. Hubbard, 7-10PM To raise education funds for at least 5 children in Karatu, Tanzania, East Africa. $5 (100% goes to fund). Live music by ONE DRUM, drink specials (Lakefront Brewery is a sponsor), Swahili lessons, a silent auction and more. Available for purchase: Mt. Meru Select Tanzanian Coffee, roasted by Alterra, another sponsor, and made available though TEDI, a Milwaukee based organization supporting Tanzania through business initiatives. More info: 414/354-5721. ================================================== RIVERWEST SUMMER EVENT SCHEDULE, 2004: ================================================== *** JUNE *** 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! THU 22 – Summer of Peace, Kilbourn Park *** 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.